When Death Knocks Upon Your Door – The Poem


It was early in the morning at four,
When death knocked upon a bedroom door.

Who is there? The sleeping one cried.
I’m Malkul Maut (Angel Of Death), let me inside.

At once, the man began to shiver,
As one sweating in deadly fever,

He shouted to his sleeping wife,
Don’t let him take away my life.

Please go away, O Angel of Death!
Leave me alone; I’m not ready yet.

My parents and family on me depends,
Give me a chance, O please prepense!

The angel knocked again and again,
Friend! I’ll take your life without a pain,

Its your soul God requires,
I come not with my own desires..

Bewildered, the man began to cry,
O Angel I’m so afraid to die,

I’ll give you gold and be your slave,
Don’t send me to the unlit grave.

Let me in, O Friend! The Angel said,
Open the door; get up from your bed,

If you do not allow me in,
I will walk through it, like a Jinn.

The man held a gun in his hand,
Ready to defy the Angel’s stand..

I’ll point my gun, towards your head,
You dare come in; I’ll shoot you dead.

By now the Angel was in the room,
Saying, O Friend! Prepare for you doom.

Foolish man, Angels never die,
(except when God will give death to everyone on day of Qayamat)
Put down your gun and do not sigh.

Why are you afraid! Tell me O man,
To die according to God’s plan?

Come smile at me, do not be grim,
Be Happy, to return to Him.

O Angel! I bow my head in shame;
I had no time to take God’s Name.

From morning till dusk, I made my wealth,
Not even caring for my own health.

God’s command I never obeyed,
Nor five times a day I ever prayed.

Ramadan came and a Ramadan went,
But I had no time to repent.

The Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah) was already FARD (obligatory) on me,
But I would not part with my money.

All charities I did ignore,
Taking usury more and more.

Sometimes I sipped my favorite wine,
With flirting women I sat to dine…

O Angel! I appeal to you,
Spare my life for a year or two.

The Laws of Qur’an I will obey,
I’ll begin my SALAT (Obligatory prayers) this very day.

My Fast and Hajj, I will complete,
And keep away from self-conceit.

I will refrain from usury,
And give all my wealth to charity,

Wine and wenches I will detest,
God’s oneness I will attest.

We Angels do what God demands,
We cannot go against His commands..

Death is ordained for everyone,
Father, mother, daughter or son.

I’m afraid this moment is your last,
Now be reminded, of your past,

do understand your dreadful fears,
But it is now too late for your tears.

You lived in this world, two score and more,
Never did to you, your people adore.

Your parents, you did not obey,
Hungry beggars, you turned away.

Your two ill-gotten, female offspring,
In nightclubs, for livelihood they sing.

Instead of making many more Muslims,
You made your children non-Muslims?

You did ignore the Mua’dhin Adhaan (Call to prayer),
Nor did you read the Holy Qur’an.

Breaking promises all your life,
Backbiting friends, and causing strife

From hoarded goods, great profits you made,
And for your poor workers, you underpaid.

Horses and cars were your leisure,
Moneymaking was your pleasure.

You ate vitamins and grew more fat,
With the very sick, you never sat.

A pint of blood you never gave,
Which could a little baby save?

O Human, you have done enough wrong,
You bought good properties for a song.

When the farmers appealed to you,
You did not have mercy, it’s true.

Paradise for you? I cannot tell,
Undoubtedly you will dwell in hell.

There is no time for you to repent,
I’ll take your soul for which I am sent.

The ending however, is very sad,
Eventually the man became mad

With a cry, he jumped out of bed,
And suddenly, he fell down dead.

O Reader! Take moral from here,
You never know, your end may be near

Change your living and make amends
For heaven, on your deeds depends.

if this poem inspires you,
It can help someone too.

At least take some time, and do not ban
And send it to as many people as you can.

This poem may change many lives,
And God may have for you a great surprise…

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19 Responses to When Death Knocks Upon Your Door – The Poem

  1. Sadique Saleem April 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM #

    Mashaa Allah, great writing.

  2. MOHAMED SULAIMAN February 22, 2015 at 12:33 PM #

    It is a heart touching poem. Everyone has to taste the death. I pray to Almighty Allah to bless everyone to prepare for the final journey by following Sunnah and by doing good deeds as commanded by Allah the Almighty. Ameen

  3. Alhassan Yusuf September 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM #

    This is quite inspirational. Jazakumullahu Khairan Kathiran.

  4. Dibyendu September 23, 2014 at 9:51 PM #

    So inspiring & motivates towards our day to day misdoings which we commit forgetting realities of life, if we read this poem daily in the morning, I m confident we will not do any work which is not permitted by ALLAHTALAH.

  5. kvkarunakaran September 22, 2014 at 4:11 PM #


  6. Yunus August 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM #

    I hope the Israelis are reading this to know that wanton killing of others will not guarantee you perpetual abode in this world but rather everlasting torment in hell fire.

  7. naz July 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM #

    A heart trembling poem ….Ya Allah I pray to keep us all from going astray… put in our hearts the love for Allah and the last and final messsanger muhammad pbuh ..Ameen

  8. Yunus July 21, 2014 at 11:07 PM #

    Thanks for the reminder. It is must for every one and every family as we are to save our self and family from the calamity of the doom’s day.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ July 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM #

      It’s truly a great reminder. Do share it with all your contacts

  9. ABDUL MATIN SHEIKH July 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM #




  10. Sardar Ahmed S. Jan July 20, 2014 at 11:52 PM #

    A good warning which is already there in the Quran: take heed man, before its too late!

  11. sharif123 July 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM #

    A gentle reminder about our final journey.

  12. Aliu July 20, 2014 at 6:22 PM #

    Very impressive peom, for those who can reason. Jazakumullah .

  13. Hussin July 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM #

    A very comperhenseve road map 4 ever single humman to seek good life. Thanx ndeed

    • Sana - Editor FFJ July 26, 2014 at 12:50 PM #

      You are welcome. May Allah keep us on the right path Aameen

  14. azeem July 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM #

    It is a great poem every child must recite it