What Binds Us is Stronger


How can our hearts not cry, to a point where the tears run dry?
For they all witnessed, the worst of all crimes….
Muslim genocide in Burma, in Palestine.
Or take the Peshawar Massacre in Pakistan…
Uniform clad little flowers, trampled before they could blossom.
My ears can still hear them scream
Heart, grieving over our broken dream.
That’s the kind of nation I am a part of!
That’s the kind of nation…….
So often I asked myself, why?
Why only Muslims on the suffering side?
Here, lemme quote whats written in the Qur’an
The answer is in Surah Aal e Imran
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا
“And hold firmly onto the rope of Allah and do not be divided….”
the Irony…..
We forgot our legacy, our enemies remember.
We fell apart, they came close together.
My dear listeners, my brothers and sisters
Can we agree on one thing today?
That divided we’ll fall, so united we’ll always stay…
For there is hurt, here,
That cannot be fixed with painkillers or poetry
And no matter how wide we stretch our hands,
alone, we can’t hold all the pain we want to heal.
And in the end, we’ll harvest whatever we sow.
So united we must stand and united we must bow.
For what binds us is stronger than what divides us.
Show me you agree; show me you’re proud to be one Islamic family.
Hold each other’s hand, raise ‘em in the air
Show me you understand, lemme see that you care.
So you see, together is where we all belong
For what binds us together is stronger than strong.

P.S: My Spoken word poem for SIST2015 that won me 3rd prize 🙂 Alhamdulillah!
editing courtesy:Max Risky
Inspiration: Sarah Kay

how can I be like them?


I silently cried and found myself in a reassuring embrace.

I looked into your eyes and saw concern.

You didn’t ask what bothered me,

I was never the one to tell.

For sometimes its beyond words

if you are living in an earthly hell.

You stayed with me till I calmed down.

Eyes questioning and a silent tongue.

I need to know what made you cry,

who?how and why?

A silent tear escaped again,

Won’t say a word ’till,control,I gain.

I’m nestling a broken heart.

I can’t help but think,

how could I ever be like them?

those who die in Allah’s path.

Who sacrifice their lives everyday.

When my days are filled with joys,

They suffer the pain,lose their families;

Ask for help and are rejected.

How can I ever be compared with them?

When I sleep sound at night

and they live in fear of dying every moment.

When i feel down,someone’s there to cheer me up.

while their children die-burnt and butchered,

the least I can do is pray.

Oh my Muslim brothers and sisters,

I feel your pain like my own.

I wish I could do more for you-

wish I could end this all!

P.S:Couldn’t sleep all night due to flashbacks of images of Muslims of Burma and due to Surah Burooj playing again and again in my mind.May the souls of the dead rest in peace and may the unjust have the retribution of their deeds soon.Allah,you are our only hope!

history repeats itself. . . . .


While reciting surah Al-Burooj today,my mind analyzing its translation,i tried to picture it and what came into my mind was the slaughter of burmese Muslims.isn’t that whats happening to them?and why-only because they they believe in Allah???!!!
وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,
وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ
And by the Promised Day.
وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ
By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness
قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
(Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch
النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
Of the fuel-fed fire,
إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
When they sat by it,
وَهُمْ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.
وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise
الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.

(Al-Burooj:1-9)

How we see history repeat itself today-to me its horrible to see those pictures and not being able to anything.And the thought that in their place it could’ve been me and my family haunts me.But I’m hopeful that the next part of this surah comes true too.That not only it comes true but soon-In Sha Allah!
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ

Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ

Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the great achievement.

إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ

Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord.

(Al-Burooj:10-12)

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