In the early 2000’s I and a group of friends had the blessed opportunity to study with Sh. Ubbah Muhammad Faal. One of the texts we studied with him was a poem in on the Prophetic biography titled: ‘Qurrat Al Absar fi Sirat al-Mushaffa’ al-Mukhtar’ written by Shaikh AbdulAziz ibn AbdulWahid Al Miknasi Al-Lamati. he lived circa 950. His death date is unknown but in his later life he retired to Medinah. Every day after Fajr, we would gather around the shaikh to read from this book; sometimes in the Masjid al-Nabawi and at other times in homes near by. In the afternoon while reviewing, I started experimenting with rendering the Arabic verse into an English poem. While going through some files on my hard drive today, I found this. I believe this was the only bit that I wrote electronically, the rest is somewhere in a notebook somewhere.