“You know I could never really count all the things You’ve given me,

“And when You take You’re really giving. But that is not what I always see!

“So I carry on taking and living my life, and I send You all my bills. You know it feels good in the Morning, but yet at Night times it kills..”

Written and performed by the Egyptian Muslim preacher Moez Masoud, “Coffee for the Heart” is a poem and song touching on deep and sensitive connotations pertaining to the well-needed revival of soul that we hugely lack in our modern times, simply because we’ve lost the divine connection with Allah Almighty.

The music is also composed by Moez Masoud .

Here I include excerpts from the song…

“There are nights when I couldn’t sleep, and I’m not sure why..

“The doctors are telling me; you should lead a healthy life..

“But there is a voice inside telling me that I’m supposed to cry,

“And I’m still trying to figure out why I like living lies..”

“You know I could never really count all the things You’ve given me,

“And when You take You’re really giving. But that is not what I always see!

“So I carry on taking and living my life, and I send You all my bills..”You know it feels good in the Morning, but yet at Night times it kills..

“Still, I cant sleep and the doctors are telling me that I need to lead a healthy life..

“What amazes me the most is how much You love to give,

“Even though I take and don’t give thanks

“But You still give..”

It goes without saying that keeping an alert conscience, one that’s watchful of your acts and flaws and attentive to God-given bounties and blessings is one way of preserving an all-pure soul as originally created, in its original form, a soul that’s ever connected to its Creator, Almighty Allah.

This is what Islam refers to as Nafs Motma’ena, or a serene and peaceful soul that is sure of God’s satisfaction and hopeful for His Mercy, fearing nobody but Him, and trusting no power but His.

The song lyrics, even though I don’t very much appreciate Moez’s attempt at singing, are well chosen and quite touching, carrying an invitation to keep our daily bond with our Creator enact, and employing our watchful “nafs” or soul, to detect any element of disturbance that distracts our relation with Allah and thus with our own selves, resulting in the symptoms of worry, agony, and depression.

View Coffee for the Hearts on YouTube Here

Wassalaam,

Maha Youssuf

maha@muslimtribune.org

Posted on: June 23, 2011