Are Muslims terrorists?

Assalamwa’alaikum

Been a long time since I’ve posted a poem on here but in sha Allah wanted to share a poem that I just wrote after feeling very angry at the double standards that exist within our society and have become the generally accepted norm.

I may be only 16 but Allah SWT has granted me eyes and I can see the injustices committed against us Muslims and I am not afraid to speak out. Why should we be treated like this? Enough is enough

They don’t even know who the real terror is yet they call us terrorists..

They accuse us of violence

They wish to hear only our silence

But we’re speaking out

We’re clearing every doubt

For them it is morally justified to destroy our lands

And then feign kindness by lending our governments a few helping hands

One can simply look to the corruption in Pakistan

Or take a glance at the destruction in Afghanistan

To kill thousands of innocent people seems to be fine

As long as it is Muslims on the other end of the line

But for a Muslim to do the same?

Well here begins the war on terror game

Before you think I am justifying anything think again

For any loss of innocent human life is wrong and brings only pain

But why does the entire Muslim community have to be ostracized?

The clear truth has to be realised

A few individuals do not constitute for a whole community

We get attacked but the Western governments holds such immunity

When they kill so many innocent people everywhere

Yet for them to be held accountable seems to be so rare

The media paint us as tyrants that blow up places

Please peel back the false image the media has painted and see our true faces

The newspapers are playing with your mind

The truth they don’t wish for you to find

Have you ever opened up the Qur’an?

And seen the true Islam?

One Muslim commits a crime and it makes front page news

But the same doesn’t happen when US soldiers rape and sexually abuse

Women in Iraq and Afghanistan; such crimes are inhumane

And what about all those innocent children and women Israel has slain?

Such terrorists they are that have bombed thousands of homes

And what about all of America’s drones?

Operating in Yemen and Somalia and so many other countries

Yes America the land of the ‘brave, the free’

They wish for us to have ‘liberty’

But we find freedom in Islam; don’t you see?

The biggest war we waged was on removing oppression

On eradicating sadness and depression

By submitting to our Lord with no discretion

Yet our religion and our Prophet SAW get abused in the name of ‘freedom of expression’?!

Ethnic cleaning in Burma and the Central African Republic

But all you want to do is brainwash the public

Not to mention the terrorists in Sri Lanka terrorising

The Muslims but of course they aren’t labelled as terrorists which sadly isn’t surprising

The word ‘terrorist’ seems to be a word so exclusive

To Muslims; sadly it isn’t all inclusive

Do all Irish people have to condemn or pay

For the shameful acts of the IRA?

I don’t have to publicly say that 9/11 was a horrific crime

Nor publicly condemn those involved at the time

For I am not responsible for their actions

I don’t agree with them but then why I am treated as though I am part of their faction?

I could continue on speaking of the injustices that exist

But I’ll stop here however I must insist

That you share this so we can all open our eyes

And stop believing in the media’s and our government’s lies…

As I mentioned before: I may be young but that does not mean I am incapable of recognising injustice and discrimination against Muslims. I just pray that one day the world too will recognise it…..

Please share this…jazakAllah khair

Wa’alaikum Salaam

Journey4Jannah

Assalamwa’alaikum

We are on a journey. I don’t even need to elaborate or explain. Simply: we are on a journey. But where to? Isn’t that the burning question? What is our destination and is dunya just a stop in the journey?

I’m in love with it because that’s just it: dunya is just a stop. We are journeying, we are traveling and in sha Allah we are travelling right back home. Back to eternal happiness and pleasure where there lies delights and wonders that will only last forever.

Dunya is the stop just as you stop when you are travelling by plane. Sometimes you take a stop in a different country and you are forced to wander around in the airport and await the time when you can reboard the plane and finally reach your destination. Well that is dunya: a stop. We wander around, we buy some, we rest some and then we leave. But…

So ask yourself: do you want Jannah? You will most definately reply yes because that’s what we all want but now really ask yourself after looking at your actions. After thinking about what you do on a daily basis, then ask yourself: do I want Jannah? We utter yes with our tongues but do our actions tell otherwise?

We all want to go back home but we have to work for it and we have to ask for it so let’s do both. Let’s work for it and ask for it and never lose hope.

 This stop will cause us pain. It will hurt. It will make us cry and sometimes things will get so hard we’ll just feel like giving up. But we cannot give up. We can never give up or lose sight of our goal our aim.

There’s our way, this is our journey and we’re nearly home in sha Allah.This verse soothes my heart when in troubled waters subhanAllah :’)

My dear sisters I ask you from the bottom of my heart:

 And finally and I pray for this every day:

 Ameen thumma ameen!

Keep going sisters because we’re nearly home.

Wasalamwa’alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

A reflection on a reflection

Assalamwa’alaikum sisters

In sha Allah you’re all in the best of health and iman and are doing fantastic.

Oh and Ramadhan Mubarak! In sha Allah you’re taking full advantage of this blessed month.

Oh and in sha Allah don’t worry as my story will continue so I haven’t forgotten or stopped.

So a rather peculiar title to this post: a reflection on a reflection. Well I’ll clarify…oh and final note, my tone is going to be slightly conversational so just a heads up there.

Now I think…a lot. I spend much of my time just thinking; about the past, future, me, my mistakes etc as I’m sure we all do. But there’s a problem with thinking too much. There’s a problem with living inside your head and forcing yourself to go over your past again and again. Now before you jump to the conclusion that I’m advocating the stopping of thinking, I’m not. However what I am trying to get across is this: learn from the past, ponder upon your mistakes to learn how to move on and be a better Muslim but do not allow the past to define you.

It’s an integral part of being Muslim: realising your mistakes and turning back to Allah SWT in sincere repentance. But you do not have to live in the past and in the shadow of your mistakes. Let it go and move on. Cliche right? But so true…

I want to share a story, short one don’t worry. One day on the way to school, it began to rain. A little at first but it soon intensified and as I walked through that rain, a thought came to me…these raindrops were purifying the ground or cleaning it. The rubbish was flowing away and left the ground bare. What does wudhu do? It is a form of purification for as you wash, your minor sins wash away too: http://abdurrahman.org/seerah/riyad/08/chap185.htm

You’re being cleansed.

You’re starting again.

And that is so powerful and amazing subhanAllah! Five times a day you are washing away those minor sins in sha Allah.

But there’s more to come…

We are in the month of Mercy, the month in which the gates of Hell are closed and the gates of Jannah are open so this is the time to repent and turn back. To purify and cleanse and then move on. To let the past go. To be free.

Wasalamwa’alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

 

Mercy of Allah SWT

Assalamwa’alaikum sisters! 😀

SubhanAllah been really busy with my exams and work and so haven’t been able to blog much so apologies, please forgive x

In sha Allah today I wanted to speak about the mercy of Allah SWT

The reason as to why I wanted to post regarding this particular topic is because this is something that I, as well as others, feel like I am constantly despairing about. And subhanALLAH we feel trapped after we sin and suffocated by the enormity of our bad deed or by it’s severity. But ALLAHU AKBAR His mercy far supersedes His wrath.

No sin is greater than His mercy so we should always turn back. The Shaitaan will try his utmost to convince us that we are too bad and that we will never be forgiven but ignore his whispers. As long as we are sincere then in sha Allah Allah SWT will forgive us.

SubhanALLAH never despair over His mercy, always have hope in sha Allah for truly a life without hope is death. This is something that I personally have battled with for a long time and will continue to do so until I finally realise how great Allah SWT’s mercy is.

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The past is something that we can never ever change but alhamdulilah without it we would never be where we are today. Perhaps it was that through one sin in the past that Allah SWT allowed us to come closer to Him when otherwise we would have stayed blind and ignorant of the truth.

Seek His mercy after sin and in sha Allah He will forgive you and then move on. Don’t let the past haunt you, leave it where it’s meant to be but carry the lessons you learn from it in your heart always so you may always remember where you came from and how much you’ve moved on by His Mercy. And to also remind yourself how much you don’t want to slip back into that place where your nightmares reside.

This is not something new I am saying for we have always known this or been taught this but I guess this is a little reminder for all of us who feel the walls closing in after we sin. Who feel that their heart will never be cleansed of these bad deeds and that there is no hope. For as long as we keep faith in Allah SWT there is always hope.

SubhanALLAH before we begin something, anything what do we recite? ‘Bismillah hirrahma nirahim’ which translates as ‘In the name of Allah SWT the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful’ so how can we despair? Wee say this dua, this supplication so many times a day but do we ever reflect upon it? We are constantly saying that Allah SWT is the most merciful but when the calamity hits us, when we commit that bad deed, how many of us run to Him full of regret and more importantly hope begging for His mercy? SubhanALLAH we don’t many a time for we give up before the fight has even properly started.

In sha ALLAH could go on for a long time talking about His mercy but I think that much is sufficient for one post. In sha Allah would love to next time maybe share my personal inspirations and how I try to overcome this barrier that stops me from running back to Him after I sin. I don’t really enjoy speaking about my personal life but in sha Allah khayr if it helps or inspires someone else then I will try to share.

I write this post first and foremost to remind myself and then to remind others in sha ALLAH as this is something that is very much an ongoing struggle for me so keep me in your duas in sha Allah…

Jazakumullah Khairan ukties x

W’salam