As the men sleep in their cradles
They awake by the call of the cockerel
“Oh let harm be upon that cockerel!”
Their tongues utter
For why should harm be upon that poor cockerel?
It is only practising Allah’s bidding
To stop men from sinning
It awakes them for Salaah
So that they may attain Allah’s sawaab
And enter beautiful Jannah
They should bellow “Alhamdulillah!”
May that blessed cockerel keep on calling
For what other creature helps us rise, before sunrise?
© Adnan Tariq 07/01/2007