Xerow Xusuus Mudan

An Apostle Worthy of Memorial

Xuskiisa inkastoo aan lagu soo koobi karin bogag yar, haddana toddobadan cutub ee jiiftada ah, waxaan xusuus uga dhigayaa walaalkeena naga qarsoomay, Axmed Cali Xayle, oo qiime iyo qaaye aad u wayn ku dhex lahaa guud ahaan dadka Soomaalida, gaar ahaanna kaniisadda Ciise Masiix, oo uu wax badan hormuud ka ahaa.

Although one can’t narrate Ahmed Ali Haile’s life and works in several pages of pros or poetry, I composed the following seven chapter Somali poem to remind both his friends and foes the important roles he played, in peace building and preaching the Gospel of Christ, amongst the Somali society and particularly that of the Somali Church of Jesus Christ in which he was one of its leaders for many years.

Xigaalkii nabaddee                 The cherisher of peace

Xiisaddiisa samihiyo               You taught benevolence

Xal u helid masiibada             How to solve conflicts

Xarafkeeda dhigayee              You taught them all

Xarbigaa colaadaha                 In times of wars and enmity

Xaladhaleyda raadshee           You counseled the fighters

Xumahoo la diidiyo                You told them to reject evil

Xurguf ka dhawrsiga              To shun clashes altogether

Xaal in loo mastuuriyo            To strive towards reconciliation

Xaajogal ahaayoow                 You were a peacemaker

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee               You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected amongst us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

Xulafadiisa Eebbahay             You were a patriarch

Xiise kii u badiyee                  You loved your people

Xajinaayay qirashada              You were strong in your faith

Xarafkii Waqiisee                   And the Word of God

Xubbigiis ahaayeen                 You loved with all your heart

Xadhiggiisa gooynee              You did not abandon any of these.

Xarakada Masiixiyo                Among the believers

Xamdigiisa badiyee                You praised the Lord

U xadreeyay dhaaxee             You praised the Lord with hymns

Xubin wayn ka qaatoow         You were the pillar of the community

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee               You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected among us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

Xaasaan miskiiniyo                 Those who are really poor

Xafaare taag daran                  The weak and the needy

Xanfaf nimuu helay                  The unfortunate ones

Xantiire qoys galay                 The poor and the destitute

Isagoon u kala xilan                You were impartial

Xurquunkii daruuriga              You gave away your daily bread

Xagagab wuxuu helo              Even the money you needed

Kii u xaasinaayee                   You gave freely with love

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee              You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected among us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

Xigtada kuwuu baday             His own beloved clan

Xalli yidhi amuurtood             Whom he wanted to help

Xinif iyaguna qabay                They were filled with enmity

Xubintii laxaadkiyo                And though your own leg

Kaa xuubshay xooggii            You lost by them

Lama aad xintaminee             You sought no revenge

Xeerkii Injiilka iyo                  The guidelines of the gospel

Suu Xaakimkeen qiray           The way God taught us

Xabad kii ka saaree               You forgave them

Xugmay caafintoodow           It was unconditional forgiveness

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee               You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected among us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

Xaruntiisa reerkiyo                  Your own home

Hadba xerada uu dego             Or wherever you were

Kii loo xoomi jirayee               People flocked to you

Xirgida cuqaashiyo                 The wise clan elders

Xaajoodka sheekhyada           Sheiks brought cases to you

Xigmadoo la qaybsado           The sagacity you shared

Xifaalaynta guudiyo               The lighthearted discourse

Xogwaranka mooyee              Confiding in each other

Iyadoon xanaaq jirin               Without frustration

Doodda xaalin jirayow           You settled all issues

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee               You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected among us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

Xile Maarta Xayliyo               Martha Haile, your wife

Xayi Afraxii curad                  Brilliant Afrah, your first born

Xubbidaa Safiya iyo               Your beloved Sophia

Xuur Geeddi yarihii                Lad Geeddi, the youngest

Qoyskaad xannaaniyo             The family you loved

Xoojinaysay kaalmada            You supported for life

Rabbigaa xawilayee                The Lord will take care of them

Xuska adiga mooyee               They will keep your memory alive

Xagal daaci maayaan              Nothing bad will happen to them

Ka xijaaban baalluhu               They are protected from evil

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee               You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected among us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

Xaggii loo badnaa iyo             You departed from us

Xudinteeda aakhiro                You went to the hereafter

Xukunkiisa Eebbaha               In the Lord’s judgment

Xalaal baad ahaydoo              You are found to be a saint

Xisbigii Masiix iyo                  You belong to the Messiah

Xaqii aad rumaysaa                 You believed in the Lord

Xisaabtaada qaadayo              The Lord is your advocate

Ku xarootay jannadee             You are at home in Heaven

Xugmadiisa Rabbigaan           And we wait for the Lord

Xallad naawilaynaa                 In faith and prayerfulness

Xayow Axmed Xayloow        Ahmed Haile, eternal life is yours

Xerowgii Eebbihiisee              You are a disciple of God

Xulashada walaalaha              You witnessed to brothers and sisters

Xilbax loo nisbeeyee               You were a true liberator

Xurmo nagu lahaayee             You are respected among us

Xusuusteenna mudanow         We will always remember you

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