The man who committed 99 Murders

The man who committed 99 Murders

On his 99th Murder
he heard someone say
"you'll be punished tomorrow
for the crimes you did today."
So he went to a man
who was respected and good
Told him what he'd done
would he be forgiven if he could?
The man shoook his head
and quickly he said
"Hell is made for people like you
God'll punish for the people you slew"
So the man said "oh well
if my final resting cell
is that fiery pit of hell
I might kill you as well"
But he still felt blue
With the fact that he knew
He was not worthy of Allah
And the tears fell down his face
As he felt out of place
In the house for Salah
Someone heard his weeping
"What painful secrets are you keeping?
Why are those your tears that are seeping
through your clothes?"
So the man told him
of the killing of his kin
knowing this guy would give no salam
when he found the blood of hundreds on his palm
"Does God have mercy for people like me?
Will I get paradise's key?"
The old man smiled
said "Oh my child
His mercy outweighs his wrath
And to my words take heed
Stop your bad deeds
that make others bleed
move away from this land.
Make a fresh start
With those of pure heart
and from your crimes you will surely part."
So armed with hope
With burdens he could cope
he set out to reach his goal.

But the Angel of Death claimed his soul.

This caused a rift
for two angels wanted to lift
when time came for his soulshift
One for punishment for the crimes he gained
One for mercy for the sins he wanted drained
So Allah in his wisdom made a decree
Measure the distance between the sins and piety
The land his body was found to be
If he was nearer to the land of sinners
He will surely not be classed a winner.

The angels of punishment were sure they'd win
for the man had stepped and his soul was snatched from him
But Allah in his mercy made it appear so
the land his body lay was those who bow low
the ones with pure heart and offered charity
so the angels of mercy could take him with clarity.

They told him "peace, Allah has done a favour on you
He loved the effort you made, He saw your heart was true."


I wrote this poem today. I hope you know Allah's (swt) mercy outweighs his wrath. n_n
It is a well-known story/hadith, but I wanted it told in a poem. n_n