February 12, 2009

When I say Im muslim....

When I say. . .I am a Muslim


I'm not shouting " down with Christians and Jews."


I am whispering "I seek peace," and Islam is the path that I choose.


When I say. . .I am a Muslim


I speak of this with pride.


And confess that sometimes I stumble, and need Allah to be my guide.


When I say. . .I am a Muslim


I know this makes me strong.


And in those times when I am weak, I pray to Allah for strength to carry on.


When I say. . .I am a Muslim


I'm not boasting of success.


I'm acknowledging that Allah has rescued me, and I cannot ever repay the debt.


When I say. . .I am a Muslim


I'm not claiming to be perfect.


My flaws are indeed visible, but Allah forgives because his followers are worth it.


When I say. . .I am a Muslim


it does not mean I will never feel pain.


I still have my share of heartaches, which is why I invoke Allah's name.


When I say. . .I am a Muslim


I do not wish to judge.


I have no such authority. My duty is to submit to Allah's all-encompassing love.

9 comments:

Aalya said...

Lovely poem... with such a true meaning!

Shawna said...

Salaam Ammena! This is wonderful! Could be please post it on Islam on My Side with (a) link(s) to wherever you choose? We're switching to a site dedicated to living life Muslim, day by day, and we're going international. Just let me know via email (you have my address) or submissions@islamonmyside.com

Adventurous Ammena said...

Shawna.. I dont know where its from.. I never did it :|

Muslimah said...

Salam sis..

Such a beautiful poem :)

I love your blog!

Ms.Unique said...

Masha Allah nice poem and so true ... Jazak Allah Khairan for sharing ...

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Dear:

I expect to see one of your poems or short stories entered in Islamic Writers Alliance Poetry and Short Story contests.

See here for details:

http://shaalom2salaam.blogspot.com/2009/03/islamic-writers-alliance-poetry-and.html

There are cash prizes!

Jasmin Hassan said...

i love this!!!

Jasmin Hassan said...

this is beautiful.

colourful_years said...

Aa, I just came across your blog by accident today. I have to say it's really nice to read a blog dedicated to fiction writing-I'm a creative writing student and I was thinking of starting a creative writing blog myself.

I really like this poem, it's beautiful MA, I'd love to read some more!

Please give my blog a visit:
http://www.thecolourfulyears.blogspot.com/

Wsalaam
Anisa