Monday, 6 August 2012

Halfway House

He is clean shaven woken
5 minutes after Iftaari
Privately educated, degree-
Less than what his mother hoped
Car costs the price of a house
He never bothered to buy
Interest rates high
Swapping cards like
Fake guises, on the run
To pray Jummah
On Fridays
It is all he ever knew.

She is veiled yet
Open necked with a
Face painted prettily
She is abayas with
Rolled up sleeves
She dreams to be Prom queen
Glitz and Glam is all she’s seen
All her friends talk about is t.v
Life is dull and predictable 
So to trained eyes she is susceptible
She fogs her brain with shisha smoke  
Good grades bought
Parents happiness cheaply
So it easy to stay
Up late texting him
Then praying Fajr when
Her battery dies
For it is all she ever knew

We were the Ummah of
 Muhammad upon him be peace
Now this is an Ummah filled with Mo’s
Replacements are quick to come by
In the court of God lies
Questions to be asked
Didn’t we know ?

There are seven whom Allah ill shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah's sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: 'I fear Allah', a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.' 
Narrated by Abu Hurairah
Sahih al-Bukhari & Sahih Muslim 

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