Poor

God is the best friend of poor people,
God loves them so much that,
God guides them to faith in himself,
God’s believers go to heaven after the here and now,
they don’t just live in here and now in their mind but also in hereafter,
that is why they are happy and at peace all the time,
God’s believers go straight to heaven,
only good people in the sight of God are his believers,

Questions for heaven

Have you done your 5 daily prayers?
Have you fasted from something evil today?
Have you given charity that you can give?
Have you repented for your mistakes?
Have you learned to be a better person today?
Have you gained Islamic knowledge today?
Have you thought how you can worship God today?
Have you worshipped God today?

A Conversation

When asked what are you doing in life?
A holy person answered I am looking for God,
Hopefully, I will find him merciful,
I am also hearing, feeling and thinking for God,
I am working, sleeping and eating for God,
I am enjoying worshipping God,

When asked how he is these days?
He answered I am feeling holy these days,
How is your health, I mean?
I have temporary illnesses, so I am waiting for heaven,
So how do you feel about the weather?
I like the weather as it is a creation of God he said,

So, when will you be going to heaven, the first asked?
When I come to life from this death,
The first got scared and ran away from the prayer room,
The holy man said to himself may god guide him,
He asked questions and then runs away,
Should I have given secular answers on this holy day,

Perhaps I should have said the weather is nice,
I am doing this and that to survive,
And am feeling well today,
I guess even in the prayer room one has to say secular answers,
To the deep questions of life,
Then why would he or I be here trying to worship God?

Everyone keeps asking these questions,
And they all want the same answers,
That I am seeking wealth have it good and loving life,
I think that sounds like heaven,
No Muslim takes the world as his heaven,
Yet everyone has become a secular robot.

Like an Angel

Why are you modest and shy,
There is no shame in your form and desires,
In your body, there is no fault,
Why do you oppress yourself so?

Well, I answer, but you might not like,
For if you are like an angel you would want to hide,
All the animalistic possessions that you do have,
And oppress all your bad behaviour and desires within.

But if I was not an angel
I would perhaps see no shame in these,
And they would be my prized possessions and what I would seek,
So if I had them, I would flaunt for I would know nothing better,
But I am like an angel, and I know better.

PEACE BE UPON HIM – by Leudrita Mustafa

Ya Allah, Ar Rahman, Ar Rahim
Make him appear in my dream
Let him talk to me for hours,
The dearly beloved Prophet of ours.

Muhammad is an example for all mankind,
The beauty of his soul, could be seen even by the blind.
Allah made him caring,
He made him loving,
He made him honest,
He made him modest.
He gave him the most beautiful of manners.

He never gave up
Even at the hardest times
He faced a lot of challenges
But Allah was always in his heart and mind.

Peace be upon him
Ya Allah Rabbil alamin
He taught us Your way
May we InshaAllah meet in Jannah one day.

Rationalism and Faith in God

Rationalism is needed for faith, but,
Perhaps God loves non-rationalists more,
As rationalists are over-reliant on their intellect,
More likely to make the error of thinking,
That they are always right,
God is the only all-knowing,
Rationalists but have limited knowledge and experience,
Not everything rationalistic knowable,
Some are less rationalistic than others,
Does not mean they are less as a person,
Rationalists sometimes don’t belong in any group,
As they think they are better,
As they think they know better,
God is incomprehensible,
Non-rationalists are closer in understanding God,
Non-rationalists know that they know not,
While rationalists think they know,
And could be wrong,
Thus, non-rationalists have more insight that they know not,
Perhaps they repent more to God therefore,
As they understand that they are deficient in knowing,
And God is perfect,
Thus, non-rationalism towards God,
Benefits faith in God.

Suffering or no suffering?

Some think to suffer is good,
But suffering is no good,
What is good is heaven,
Where there is no suffering,

Suffering brings trauma and misery,
is unavoidable and unnecessary,
But sometimes it is necessary,
So is it good to suffer for God?

Suffering brings happiness sometimes,
When one gains reward from hard work,
Or when one is patient and increases in faith,
So is suffering for God good?

As God forgives one’s mistakes,
And rewards with mercy,
And grants one heaven instead,
Thus suffering for God is good,

Perhaps it is necessary to suffer,
Maybe that is why there is suffering in the world,
As God wants to give compensation,
And heaven is not without effort and suffering,

Would one like to live and suffer?
Or live in luxury and not suffer?
I know what I prefer,
Perhaps you do as well,

To do worship and to believe,
And take what suffering comes my way,
As with suffering, there is always relief,
As God says in the Quran,

Perhaps there will always be suffering,
As God is the infinitely high,
And there is always a long way to go,
In Becoming better and wealthier in heaven,

I just hope God is not suffering,
And all do their utmost to be good,
But what can we do if God is suffering,
But to worship and believe in God,

Is the solution to life just to avoid suffering,
And get more mercy of God,
Or to suffer and get the mercy of God,
I guess it could be both as life is suffering and relief,

Which one is better,
It depends on the situation,
Sometimes seeking suffering sometimes relief,
As good comes from suffering a lot of times,

It always feels good to worship God,
Perhaps that is the solution to life’s questions,
To always pursue the ethical,
And always worship God.

What is Normal? What is Success?

God is normal and absolutely good,
Everyone else is abnormal,

Don’t pursue the normal,
But God the good,

God is the highest, the good,
Worship him and you will be good,

No need to compare yourself to others,
As there is no ideal normal in others,

The ideal is God,
And to worship him is the highest success.

True Islam

There are many versions and understanding of Islam,
Let’s believe the Qur’anic Islam,
Where all prophets follow Islam,
God should be the centre of Islam,
Not just the cultural practices of Arabs of time of Prophet Muhammad’s Islam,
Comparative religious studies are higher than just learning what many call Islam,
God has sent many messengers and religions to all that we should call Islam,
God wants worship faith and monotheism that is Islam,
But monotheism is a concept with many meanings each one a form of Islam,
Some religions believe in pantheism and other concepts, it is still Islam,
As non knows the nature of God and the meaning of Islam better than God,
Let God be the judge of all and treat all with mercy and love,
As God knows best and all are his creations, and he is the true judge.

Islam and Love – by Waseem Alkelani

Islam is the religion of love
Islam is the religion of tolerance

In Islam, we are all brothers and sisters
We are equal in the eyes of Allah

No difference between you and me
No difference between black and white

There is no place for hatred
There is always a place for love

If you want to be a true Muslim
Always love and put hatred aside

Love starts at home
and spreads everywhere

Love should be the basis
of your actions anywhere

Love is the power source
with which people should live

when you love your surroundings
Definitely, you are on the right course