Sultan Murat IV: Uyan Ey Gözlerim Gafletten Uyan

March 20, 2008 § 3 Comments


Uyan ey gözlerim gafletten uyan
Awake, mine eyes, from heedlessness!
Uyan uykusu çok gözlerim uyan
From your drowsiness, awake!
Azrail’in kasdı canadır inan…
Know that the Angel of Death seeks your soul…
Seherde uyanırlar cumle kuslar 
At sunrise the birds waken with a tumult
Dillü dillerince tesbihe başlar
Touching the heart with their tongues, they begin to pray
Tevhid eyler dağlar taşlar ağaçlar
Mountains, stones, trees—all proclaim the Oneness of God
Uyan ey gözlerim… 
Awake, my eyes…

It is said that Sultan Murat IV wrote this poem/song after one day experiencing extreme grief for waking late for the Morning Prayer (fajr namaz).

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§ 3 Responses to Sultan Murat IV: Uyan Ey Gözlerim Gafletten Uyan

  • Aaminah says:

    Bismillahir Rahmaanir Rahiim

    Asalaamu alaikum dear brother,

    Shukran for sharing this. It is beautiful. May we all experience such a strong grief for our errors and shortcomings that we strive more for improvement!

  • Saifuddin says:


    wa ‘alaikum as-salaam. Alhamdulillah, stay tuned there will be much more like this coming, inshaAllah.


  • AlifMim says:

    Asselamu aleykum wa rahmatullah

    So beautiful. I really like that. You can inshaAllah hear “Uyan ey gözlerim gafletten uyan” here:

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