You were not on a pedestal but
A whole 'nother level and our words
Have fallen short it seems
I have verbalized dreams wrongly. I am sorry.
You have the right to speak but please
I want to hear the heart because
No matter what the simplicity of that beat
Will always rise above the music we
have made for ears who listen unwillingly
So I hate the pompous shell but wait
That perhaps the tide shall reveal
The hidden pearl beneath
Malik related to me from al-Walid ibn Abdullah ibn Sayyad that al-Muttalib ibn Abdullah ibn Hantab al-Makhzumi informed him that a man asked the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "What is backbiting?" The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "It is to mention about a man what he does not want to hear." He said, "Messenger of Allah! Even if it is true?" The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "If you utter something false, then it is slander."