“Practice What You Preach”

“Practice What You Preach”

You can know all the scriptures,
Have all the Quraan you can reach,
But when push comes to shove
Do you practice what you preach?

Anyone can go to Masjid
And collapse on the floor,
But when Judgment Day comes
Will you be at Heaven’s door?

You can have the biggest of fits
And say the Holy Imam passed through,
But is that really reflected
In the things you do?

You can lecture others
About the wrong things they do,
But before you look at others
You need to look at you.

You can damn all the sinners
Tell them they’re headed south,
But what have you done lately
Besides run your mouth?

You can call yourself a Muslim
Spend all your days at Masjid,
But while you are praising His name,
Have you been doing the Allah’s work?

You can boast of good deeds
To show us the spirit is within
But why show it to us?
You should show it to Him!

You can memorize the Qraan
Know it from front to back,
But you don’t use it to regulate others
Regulate how you act!

Take a good look at yourself
Not at what others do,
Because when the Prophet comes to get his children …
Will He be coming for you too?

–Author Unknown