A Poem on Coffee-by Shaikh Zaid bin Muhammad bin Haadi al-Madkhali

Coffee -Bunn-is refreshing for the bodies
Its taste is enjoyable like dough and honey

The companion of life, in travel it is friendly
Like the whiff of musk when it spreads without a doubt

And [it is] the aspiration of the soul in a delightful morning
It pleases a companion when it is brought out at the time of leisure

O if one could have a cup [of coffee] made by an expert
To honor [with it] the guest who arrives and the one is traveling

In every house it (coffee) has a mention and an excellence
It causes a companion to laugh with friendliness without any foolishness

It says ‘welcome’ and smiles for a long time
It repeats the welcome; of high value and example

There is no blame in it and from intoxication it is free
So drink it purely and do not fear any sicknesses

[al-Mandhoomaat ul-Hisaan (pg. 343)]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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