Tuesday, December 29, 2009

محرم Muharram

The Holy Quran : At-Tawba Verse 36
The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)- so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the straight usage. So wrong not yourselves therein, and fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together. But know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.


The day when Allah helped Musa (as) lead
His people whom the Pharaoh reluctantly freed
From bondage and tyranny, slavery and injustice
Towards a new life of freedom and peace

               It is unfortunately today remembered for the wrong reason
              When to treachery fell our Prophet’s grandson
              When a brother fought another and denied him even water
              The ground turned red as one brother hacked another

Let us take a lesson from that great blunder
And remember that the Devil split asunder
The brotherhood of Islam and created a schism
On one stood the Sunni and other supporters of ‘Shiaism’

              All based on an empty idea, a conjecture
              Without a basis in the Quran, the divine literature
              So remember that we too can loose sight
              Due to indulgence in dogma and get into a fight

Let us live as one Ummah as Allah has decreed
Without breaking up into many a creed
To peace and harmony lack of knowledge is the fetter
So let us understand the Quraan and Sunnah better

               Let us pledge now to stand firm under any stress
               Let us be open to ideas and cultivate deliberateness
               Remember that we are one as the Almighty is One
               That with forgiveness and tolerance everything is won

Mohamed Azam
18 December 2009

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