The Fresh Blossom Regarding Tawheed
Below is a poem or qaseeda that I composed for my beloved daughter Fatuuma Mo’inna bint Muhammad Shareef in order to teach her the science of tawheed. The science of Tawheed is the first of the science which it is obligatory for parents to transmit to their children, as well as fundamental science to be transmitted to new Muslims. It is for this reason I felt it important to also share with the readers, that perhaps some of you can also learn this essential science in a way that is both easy and enjoyable, and that is through poetic metre.
I made the number of its verses as emblematic in order to convey the basic fundamentals of the science of Tawheed, also called Usuul ad-Deen (the Foundation of the Religion). I also used the poem as a means of making supplication for my daughter, because the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace said that the supplication of the parents for their children is an accepted supplication (da`awa mustajaaba).