Bilal of Abyssinia

By Afra Abdus Samad, Grade II-C 

As the star of your destiny ascended to shine,
It lifted and brought you from Abyssinia to Hijaz
This alone made inhabited your desolate house
Better than a thousand freedoms is your slavery
Madinah was the light for your eyes
So to say
For you this widerness was the Nur
So to say
Since eternity the Adhan was the anthem of your love
Prayer was the subtle pretext for the sight
Happy was the age when Yathrib was his abode
How happy was the time when common was his sight.