Allah Wont Ask……

Allah Wont Ask……

Allah won’t ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you
drove who didn’t have transportation.

Allah won’t ask what your highest salary was, but will ask if you compromised
your character or morals to obtain that salary.

Allah won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many
people you welcomed into your home.

Allah won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet, but will ask
how many of those clothes helped the needy.

Allah won’t ask about your social status, but will ask what kind of class you
displayed.

Allah won’t ask how many material possessions you had, but will ask if they
dictated your life.

Allah won’t ask how much overtime you worked, but will ask if you worked
overtime for your family and loved ones.

Allah won’t ask how many promotions you received, but will ask how you
promoted others.

Allah won’t ask what your job title was, but will ask if you performed your
job to the best of your ability.

Allah won’t ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what you did to
help others.

Allah won’t ask how many friends you had, but will ask how many people to
whom you were a true friend.

Allah won’t ask what you did to protect your rights, but will ask what you
did to protect the rights of others.

Allah won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, but will ask how you treated
your neighbors.

Allah won’t ask about the color of your skin, but will ask about the content
of your character.

Allah won’t ask how many times your deeds matched your words, but will ask
how many times they didn’t.

Mortal Angels

Mortal Angels
Though my life this far hasn’t seen much grief, it has sorrow.
As I look at myself thru others eyes,
In the mirror I see the sights.
Life wearing on my soul as much as on the fine lines of my face.
It’s been said we all have angels.
If ever a mortal heard an angel’s voice
It would be in a garden in the cool of sunset.
It’s presence is clear like the mirrors, our lives have
Visions in them. Some have angels
Watching over their shoulders while
Taking a glimpse into the glare.
While others are left to stand alone
Taking in the view. Swallowing down the deep sigh of life.
Letting it go as if they are mortal angels.

For a long time

For a long time
I thought you had
To be already down to
Get up again
But I just realized it’s
Totally possible to
Get even higher on life
When life isn’t as bad
As you expected
So maybe it’s good to not expect
But it’s even better when you
Expect something
And you’re pleasantly surprised
Despite you’re initial optimism
To see that things really are
Going as you had hoped

ABC poem

ABC Poems

A is for Allah
Lord of the Universe, who is One,
He made the earth, stars, and sun
He made angels to worship and pray,
He made man from a dab of clay

B is for Bilal
Bilal is that tall, brave African man,
Islam freed him and gave him iman
Calling the Muslims to come and pray,
Was his duty each night and day

C is for Children
Black, white, red, yellow, and brown,
Better than the jewels in a crown
Laughing or crying, short or tall,
Allah loves children, one and all

D is for Du’a
Remembering Allah all nights and days,
By giving Him our thanks and praise
Thank Allah with “Al Hamdulillah”
And praise Him with “Subhanallah

E is for Earth
With its mountains, rivers, and seas,
Animals, birds, fruits, and trees
They all declare Allah’s Might,
Following His laws, wills, and light

F is for Faith
That which the Muslims call Iman,
Is in the heart of the believing man
Will come from his lip and hand,
Love for Allah pouring out like sand

G is for Gabriel
An angel created by Allah from light,
His duty is to serve Allah all day and night
To Prophet Muhammad (S) he did appear,
To bring mankind the Holy Qur’an so dear

H is for Heaven
God’s garden of joy, peace, and love,
The home for Muslim’s souls above
The path to this heavenly place
Is faith in Allah’s guidance and grace

I is for Islam
A way of life for all of who,
Give to Allah the praise that is due
We worship and pray five times a day,
Because we know it is the best way

J is for Jesus
Peace be upon him, ‘Isa, the son of Maryam,
To his people Allah’s word did he carry
By Allah’s help he made the sick well,
So people would believe what he had to tell

K is for Ka’bah
First house of Allah in Makkah was made,
By Ibrahim and Isma’il the stones were laid
Millions of believers from every race,
Come for Hajj tot his extra special place

L is for Life
A precious gift from Allah to you,
Don’t waste it, he knows what you do
Don’t chase pleasure or forget Allah,
No matter how little, say “Al-Hamdulillah

M is for Muhammad
Peace be upon him, Abdullah’s son,
From Allah’s enemies he did not run
Of all the Prophets he was the last,
Islam his message which we hold fast

N is for Nuh
Peace be upon him, a Prophet who was very good,
Allah told him to build an ark, fast as he could
Take pairs of animals and the believers-all,
The flood was coming and the waves would be tall!

O is for Obedience
It is the duty of each Muslim to obey,
The Qur’an and the Sunnah all the way
Go for Hajj, give Zakah, fast, and pray,
And to your parents do not say, “Nay!”

P is for Prayer
It is the cornerstone of Muslim life,
And the devil it cuts like a knife
Prayer five times a day is a must,
In Allah you should put your trust

Q is for Qur’an
A blessing and guide for all of mankind,
In it Allah’s message you will find
Of all His messages it is the last,
Perfect for present, future, and past

R is for Ramadan
For Muslims this blessed month of fasting,
Is to celebrate Allah’s love everlasting
All day, no food, nor drink, nor evil deeds,
Pray and read Qur’an, to heaven this leads

S is for Surah
One hundred and fourteen in the Qur’an,
Read them and trust in Al-Rahman,
Do you know ten of them that you can say?
Knowing them will help you pray

T is for Tawheed
La ilaaha illallah, Allah is the only one,
There is no partner with Him, nor son
Allah is the answer to all that we need,
Watch your heart and tongue, He knows every deed

U is for Ummah
The Muslim community which Muhammad (S) found,
The brotherhood of Islam made it sound
Allah’s laws in the Qur’an and Sunnah,
Are to help everyone in the Ummah

V is for Victory
It is the help from Allah to you,
His guidance in everything you do
Work and prayer a Muslim does need,
To celebrate Allah’s victory, indeed!

W is for Wudu’
We must keep our minds and bodies clean,
Because by Allah we are always seen
Whenever you hear the call of athan,
Prepare and come pray as soon as you can

X is for “Seen” *
X is not easy for us to rhyme,
So we’ll not waste much of your time
In higher math X is hard to find,
But Allah’s path is clear even to the blind
(* the Arabic letter “seen” stands for the unknown)

Y is for Yunus
Peace be upon him, a good man in a wicked town,
He ran to the sea and a whale gobbled him down
By the mercy of Allah he was saved to tell,
His people to become good and obey Allah well

Z is for Zero-sin
It is the way we each begin,
Free from wordly sin
So, don’t let yourself forget,
Keep out of the devil’s threat

The Artist

 

The artist paints his world of love,
He prays he makes it from the world above.
Sometimes he sits in thoughts of grace,
He never had a pretty face,
His heart was special, his soul unreal,
He always thought and he can always feel.
He takes the evil with the blessed ,
He puts no judgement on the rest,
He feels nature is his friend,
He says he will be there till the end.
His voice so timid , his life so full .
He is a special artist ,
He paints the world of love.

 

Signs

The dog at my side
Howls at the moon.
I hear it.
It says,
The time has come.
The time has come.
The moon shines
In the night sky.
I see it.
It says,
The time has come.
The time has come.
The church on the street
Locks its doors.
A man lay dead
On the step.
I feel it.
It says,
The time has come.
The time has come.

Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams, Come a along way with you
Until you are sweet no more . . .on your own
Mornings never wakes up if you don’t
Sun never goes down if you don’t
It’s all happens just the way you want
So go on. . ..escape. . ..to your dreams
Go along the way like a lover
Dream like you were 8 year old
Roses don’t blossom, if they are no more
Oceans won’t wave, if they weren’t there
So, you move on without a halt
You stop only if you weren’t there
Dance to the rhythm of the life
Fall in love over and over
Dream sweet dreams, feel them
Dreams, they wouldn’t be there with out you
It’s all about you…it`s all yours
Sweet dreams. . ..they are you

Gazing

I gaze out a window
Into a forest, blanketed with snow
The peaceful quiet creates a longing
And a dream
Deep within the forest
And me
Calls to me
I want to go into it
Though it would be beautiful enough to just stand here
And watch it
The glass frames it so well
And only then do I know
I’ve always been in this room
Always looking out
Separated by glass
Never realizing I could do anything about it
Until now.
Climax drives the quickening snow
As though someone shook the globe
As I take my coat and open the door

Of Paper Cups And Dreams

Talk to me
Of paper cups and dreams
Of brooks, rivers, clouds or chalkboards
Electrical sockets or grass
Mountain lakes and books
Tell me about
Baskets and blankets
Trees and old trunks
Clothes, jewelry,
And the stories of stars
Speak lightly
Of quilts and carpets
Rocks and brass buttons
Smoke and spirits, or
Kisses and vines
Teach me
To love living.