"Happy New Year!" and I shook his hand,
by refusing I feared his feelings i will offend.
Knowing it is not allowed in Islam,
I yet went ahead and did what is haraam!
I feared what he would think of me,
how bad for my job the consequences would be.
I would possibly lose a profitable deal
today the contract we had to sign and seal.
I remembered not my Lord, what He would think of me
how much I love this temporary world, He can always see.
He has repeatedly assured to all of us
He provides, why do we worry and fuss?
Why do we fear that so much we will lose
when to obey His command we do choose.
At the end of the meeting I lost the deal
realising my mistake, the pain I now feel.
I will never displease my Lord to please others
In the end it is my own soul that then suffers.
A handshake with a non - mahram is not permitted
Let us abstain from it so that Shaitan gets defeated!