If the Prophet Muhammad visited you just for a day or two;
If he came unexpectedly I wonder what you’d do.
Oh! I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored guest;
And all the food you’d serve to him would be the very best;
And you would keep assuring him, you’re glad to have him there;
Is beyond compare.
But… when you saw him coming,
would you meet him at the door with arms outstretched in welcome to your visitor?
Or… would you have to change your clothes before you let him in? Or hide some magazines and put the Quran where they had been?
Would you still watch X-rated movies on your TV set?
Or would you rush to switch off before he gets upset?
Would you turn off the radio and hope he hadn’t heard?
and wish you hadn’t uttered that last loud nasty word?
Would you hide you worldly music and instead take Hadith books out?
Could you let him walk right in, Or would you rush about?
And, I wonder… if the Prophet spent a day or two with you
, Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep its usual pace And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you keep up each and every prayer, without putting a frown?
And would you always jump up early for prayer at dawn?
Would you sing the songs you always do and read the books you read?
And let him know things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take the Prophet with you Everywhere you plan to go?
Or would you , maybe, change your plan just for a day or so?
Would you be glad to have him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away until his visit ends?
Would you be glad to have him stay for ever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when he at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things you would do
if the Prophet Muhammad, in person, came to spend some time with you.