Age of Jahiliyah

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Saintly Places by Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore

We need to stand in saintly places

the way our body needs food to not topple over

We need to go there and find nearness there

even just a rude rock-strewn place where something

saintly took place or is taking place

tombs in giant sepulchers or a rude

rock-strewn place you can feel under your

feet or at the base of the heart the

non-physical saintliness of a real person in whom

God was by that person’s pleasing pleased

and stand there in its crystal waters rushing

past our ears and bathing our limbs the way

careful mothers of all creatures bathe their young

in the same way really we need to

find and stand in saintly places in this world

or stand with saintly ones and

stand with them for a time or for all time

and once found not ever leave their sainted precincts

in time or out of time

but stand with them

in their saintly places or those

who have gone before whose places are still

palpably alive the way even other live places

are not but these places are refuges and

refueling places not known anywhere

else on earth or with any other practitioners

and to stand in the bounty of a saintly place is

indescribable but evident if not then

then now in its great effect and the continuous affect

it has on us to

stand just once or have stood for even a small time

in space

in saintly places


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6 thoughts on “Saintly Places by Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore

  1. Salaam Alaikum brother Moore,

    Wow! This is an honor both to receive this comment from you and to have posted your poem. It is one of my favorite poems from your poetry collection. I will be checking out your blog and website.

    Thanks so much for visiting our blog, and we hope you will continue to visit. May Allah bless you for your poetic efforts and inspiring Muslims and helping them in their faith.

    Barak Allahu Feek


  2. Thank you for posting this poem of mine… it’s nice to see it’s getting some circulation, and resonant replies… Please check out my blog:, where there are many new poems, and archive poetry website: And may Allah grant us all saintly places within and without us…


  3. Thanks for the comments and link Dawood. I will be reading the poem very soon.

    Wa Salaam


  4. Thats beautiful. Try this one out it almost made cry when i read it.



  5. I heartily agree Karin! We need it now more than ever. I think people are searching for something to fulfill them spiritually, but many are searching in the wrong things.

    Thanks for stopping by my friend 🙂


  6. Thant’s beautiful!! You’re SO RIGHT … we desperately need these kind of places in this crazy world – just peole don’t wake up to realize that! We may have changed – but our souls didn’t – and are hurting badly!
    Thanks so much for sharing dear friend!! 🙂


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