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seekshidayath
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Topic: A Powerful Poem
    Posted: 09 February 2009 at 6:16pm
As Salamu Alaikum
 
Poet - Anonymous
 
Look into my eyes
And tell me what you see.
You don't see a damn thing,
'cause you can't possibly relate to me.
 
You're blinded by our differences.
My life makes no sense to you.
I'm the persecuted Palestinian.
You're the American red, white and blue.
 
Each day you wake in tranquility,
No fears to cross your eyes.
Each day I wake in gratitude,
Thanking God He let me rise.
 
You worry about your education
And the bills you have to pay.
I worry about my vulnerable life
And if I'll survive another day.
 
Your biggest fear is getting ticketed
As you cruise your Cadillac.
My fear is that the tank that just left
Will turn around and come back.
 
American, do you realize,
That the taxes that you pay
Feed the forces that traumatize
My every living day?
 
The bulldozers and the tanks,
The gases and the guns,
The bombs that fall outside my door,
All due to American funds.
 
Yet do you know the truth
Of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth that no one knows?
 
You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of Zionists.
I'm terrorized in my own land
And I'm the terrorist?
 
You think you know all about terrorism
But you don't know it the way I do,
So let me define the term for you,
And teach you what you thought you knew.
 
I've known terrorism for quite some time,
Fifty-five years and more.
It's the fruitless garden uprooted in my yard.
It's the bulldozer in front of my door.
 
Terrorism breathes the air I breathe.
It's the checkpoint on my way to school.
It's the curfew that jails me in my own home,
And the penalties of breaking that curfew rule.
 
Terrorism is the robbery of my land,
And the torture of my mother,
The imprisonment of my innocent father,
The bullet in my baby brother.
 
So American, don't tell me you know about
The things I feel and see.
I'm terrorized in my own land
And the blame is put on me.
 
But I will not rest, I shall never settle
For the injustice my people endure.
Palestine is our land and there we'll remain
Until the day our homeland is secure.
 
And if that time shall never come,
Then we will never see a day of peace.
I will not be thrown from my own home,
Nor will my fight for justice cease.
 
And if I am killed, it will be in Falasteen.
It's written on my every breath.
So in your own patriotic words,
Give me liberty or give me death.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote Danty Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2009 at 8:35pm
Salaam seekshidayath
These are actually the lyrics from an Outlandish song.They are a very cool nasheed group. One guy is Moroccan,Pakistani, and the other one is Spanish. Check them out on Youtube!
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said "Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it.Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished." (IMAM BUKHARI)
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Quote Chrysalis Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2009 at 1:00pm
Originally posted by Danty

Salaam seekshidayath
These are actually the lyrics from an Outlandish song.They are a very cool nasheed group. One guy is Moroccan,Pakistani, and the other one is Spanish. Check them out on Youtube!


Yup! was just gonna say that. Btw, they use musical instruments. . .

I also like Native Deen .. . they've nice songs, and no musical instruments. . . (for the Muslims who avoid them)
"O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they showed mercy to me when I was young."
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