A poem by a 17 year old sister!

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Taken from MuslimMatters (direct link):

What is happening to Muslims today?
Why are we imitating the western way?
Are we forgetting a crucial part of Islam,
Following the Prophet (alayhi  salaatu wassalaam)?

Although entertainment may bring about pleasure,
The Quran and Sunnah is what we should treasure.
What we commit to memory instead of ayaat and ahadith,
Are lyrics of songs that only weaken our belief.

When asked about Sahabah who struggled for this deen,
The response will be a shrug from many of the teens.
Biographies of singers and athletes fill their minds,
While daily adhkaar are sadly left behind.

Instead of preparing for our inevitable end,
We find ourselves spending endless hours with our friends.
Gossiping about celebrities and fellow kids at school,
Only so that we can be among the ‘cool’.

We find ourselves submitting to fashion and fame,
Instead of praising Allah with His glorious names.
Is it just me, or is the hijaab getting smaller?
Diets to get slimmer and high heels to look taller?

This ummah is in danger, and something must be done,
But first we must remember that as an ummah, we are one.
Like a single body undergoing trials and tests,
When one part feels the pain, it is felt throughout the rest.

Let’s go back in time to the seventh century,
And take examples from a people full of faith and purity.
The first Muslim generation knew divided they would fall,
So they stood together, may Allah be pleased with them all.

Abu Bakr al-Siddiq was the Prophet’s closest friend,
Supportive of his mission till the very end.

Umar bin Khattab was a companion strong and fierce,
But due to taqwa of Allah, he could not hold back his tears.

And Uthmaan bin Affaan would always give more than take,
So he was known to spend  in masses, solely for  Allah’s sake.

And there’s another who submitted when he was just a lad,
Unshakable faith was what Ali bin Abi Taalib had.

And let’s not forget Musab bin Umayr, Abu Dharr al Ghifari,
Abdullah bin Masood, Bilal and Abu Ayyub al Ansari.

Enemies of islam did what they could to stop the call,
But the Sahabah stood together like a firmly fixed brick wall.
The same can be said for Islam in modern days,
Being attacked from many angles, and in many different ways.

The media tries its best to make this way of life distorted,
Pointing fingers at those who try hard to support it.
So let us all unite and show the whole world that we’re bold,
And spread Islam and its teachings to people young and old.

Btw, my intention is to pay tribute to the sister by reposting it, so that more people should go through it inshallah =)


“Is he turning out to be a mulla?!”


I knew that.

Sooner or later, the question becomes inevitable if you are determined to take “the u-turn“.

Things are happening around me at a much faster pace than I expected. Unfortunately, attitudes are turning out to be more hostile and questions becoming more critical. Observations are constant and judgments are biased. Some of them realized, and appreciated; but, perhaps the bigger chunk denounced and saddened me.

But, was I not prepared? No, I was prepared. Although, I am still not “complete” but I feel like I have what it takes to be patient with all the criticism around. Two things are worth mentioning here:

“Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, “We believe” and that they will not be tested?” [Quran 29-2]

“A person who is sitting on the ground does not fall, and people do not kick a dead dog.” [Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni]

I wouldn’t be able to complete this for now … academics – always there to haunt me and halt my learning :>


I am back!

For a long time now, I have been trying to compose my thoughts in regard to this bombardment of questions. And overtime, I realized that my gradual self-cleansing is one of the facets of a trade off. A trade off where, if I stick to my plans, I would loose a lot of “my” people. My people who were always there to laugh and promote my jokes with even the slightest indecency; and, my people who always appreciated my ignorance pertaining to certain religious obligations.

But now, I am there. I am there to pray for them, and ask for them exactly what I ask for myself from Allah SWT because I know that the Prophet Mohammed (peace be up him) said, “Ask for others what you Ask for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.” [Ahmad].

Anyways, what do I expect in return!? .. as of now, just silence!