Sunday, 15 July 2012

My Brother

Everything is frown worthy with him
The glare of the sun on the tv screen
Your inane attempt to understand  cricket teams.
A seemingly normal question , will be branded
Small talk and abandoned
Not lest before he frowns.
It is a superb frown at that
It channels the annoyance
Of angry Uncles everywhere
And presents itself boldly.
The bitter spirit of an old man
On the head of a twenty something.
It is in my own admission
Incredibly amusing.

That wedding last week
Spurred him on it seems.
Though I felt for him
The constant music and free mixing
Was not a nice scene.
Yet the entrance of the bride and groom
Was unbelievably entertaining.
He did not look up at first
But when he did it seems
The bride was far too desi
So he frowned a frown , so profound
That I chuckled and he saw me.
He smiled.

I have come to realize
That this world is frown worthy.
That the sin seeps through every corner
Manifesting itself in disapproval stamped
Across his forehead.

On the authority of Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:I heard the Messenger of Allah( peace be upon him) say,
“Whoever of you sees an evil must then change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then [he must change it ] with his tongue. And if he is not able to do so, then [he must change it] with his heart. And that is the slightest [effect of] faith.”

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