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.


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:


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!

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