Sunday, March 29, 2009

DEAF Poetry

Poetry-so many elements are contained within this art.  Subhan'Allah, I just discovered deaf poetry recently--Not DEF poetry, but DEAF poetry.  Check this out, it has a depth of it's own:


Saturday, March 28, 2009

In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani

http://www.atlastours.net/holyland/sea_of_galilee.jpg

In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
And think of you
Had I told the sea
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me.
INSPIRATIONAL OPEN MIC POETRY 

TONIGHT!!  SATURDAY 3/28 
7-9 PM

DAILY GRIND CAFE
LORTON STATION BLVD., LORTON, VA

Hosted by Maryam Noori
    

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. 
-unknown

Sunday, March 22, 2009

laziness...

“So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt






Saturday, March 21, 2009

dreams

You speak to my soul with poetry that comes from the heart,
my twin...
our personalities are connected from deep within...
my perfect match...
the bitter to my sweet...the taste is so complete...
my urbanite souljah...

lemme take you to the outskirts
and introduce you to new depths,
i'll teach you meditation,
forget the past,
we'll take deeper breaths
as we clear our minds together...

spiritual companion,
uplift my heart with daily motivation...
take me to new heights with your words,
our bond will be set forth with a mystical dedication...
teach me about the Prophet (pbuh), 
thats my heart's medication...

i'm a caged bird that has been longing to be set free,
come let me out, let me fly,
you possesses the key...

intensity as hard as mine,
i see a thousand tales in your eyes,
so perceptive..
you know my moods, my thoughts, 
even the meanings to my sighs...

life ain't a joke...no time for goofy games...
on a mission,
we're here to feed each other peace
and remove our psychological stains...

my mind's, heart's, soul's, match...
don't know when things will be this way,
my spirit is waiting to attach...
still waiting for the day....(c)
MN

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Love this...mash'Allah...



Ahmad, my beloved, peace be on you
You’re the praised, you’re the honoured,
Peace be on you.

Ji’ta bi’l Quran, salam alayk
Ji’ta bi-tauhidi, salam alayk
Amnun was-salamun, salam alayk
Min ‘indir-Rahman, salam alayk

You taught us the Quran
The love of Allah you taught, salam alayk
Peacefulness is your goal
Mercy to the worlds

Ya Awn al-gharib, Ahmad ya Habibi
Salam alayk.
Helper of the stranger, Kind and forgiver,
Peace be on you.

Helper of the stranger, helper of the stranger



*i found this translation online..it's not all-together accurate probably but it gives you an idea...

May we All increase in Love for Allah swt and His beloved Rasool (saaws)...Ameen!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

“Remaining silent is salvation, and that is a fundamental principle. And staying quiet at the proper time is a characteristic of manhood, just as speaking when it is proper to speak is from the most honorable of matters .”
Shaitan’s knockin,
Heart’s in shock and
My soul’s become a rock and
I don’t want to walk in
The devil’s shoes…

My feet are heavy,
But my heart is heavier…

Don’t care about material,
Want my soul to be wealthier…

Evil’s tryin to tear the door down,
But I aint gona open it…
He’s wanting to find a way around
But my Creator’s givin me hope and it
Keeps shayateen from enterin…

Outside it’s like summer but my inside’s
Like winter and
At times it feels like my heart’s made of wood
And I’ve got a splinter
In my mind…

Thoughts that squeezes my nafs and
Makes my brain ache..
How the dunya throws out advantages to take,
Sleep-walking on earth,
It’s time that I wake,
Realize the Divine’s signs
And learn from mistakes…
It’s too real to be fake…

Got my key in the lock,
The iman destroyer is holdin on to the knob,
Won’t let him get in,
Cuz I know all my efforts will be robbed…©

M.N.

(to be continued later)..
Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.-Imam Al-Ghazali



In the intricate paths of life,when difficulties and hardships confront a man,and the darkness of difficulty and suffering becomes long,it is patience only that acts like a light for a Muslim,that keeps him safe from wandering here and there,and saves him from the muddy marsh of disappointment, desperation and frustration.
- abu Hamid al-Ghazali

We all need to ponder on this...

`The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.' (Imam al-Ghazali)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Imam ibn al-Jawzi رحمه الله was once asked:

"Is it better for me to make Tasbeeh (praise Allah) or to make Istighfaar (seek forgiveness)?"

He replied:

"The dirty robe is more in need of soap than perfume"

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo


Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.
~Author Unknown
Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.
~Augustine
No God, no peace. Know God, know peace. ~Author Unknown
This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.
Anais Nin:
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

Bertrand Russell:
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Buddha:
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.


To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."
-Maya Angelou
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. ~Percy Shelley
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray
“Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.”-Peter Engle

Monday, March 9, 2009

"The worldly life is nothing but substance of deception." -Muhammad(saaws)
What is the secret? "God is One."
The sunlight splits when entering the windows of the house.
This multiplicity exists in the cluster of grapes;
It is not in the juice made from the grapes.
For he who is living in the Light of God,
The death of the carnal soul is a blessing.
Regarding him, say neither bad nor good,
For he is gone beyond the good and the bad.
Fix your eyes on God and do not talk about what is invisible,
So that he may place another look in your eyes.
It is in the vision of the physical eyes
That no invisible or secret thing exists.
But when the eye is turned toward the Light of God
What thing could remain hidden under such a Light?
Although all lights emanate from the Divine Light
Don't call all these lights "the Light of God";
It is the eternal light which is the Light of God,
The ephemeral light is an attribute of the body and the flesh. ...
Oh God who gives the grace of vision!
The bird of vision is flying towards
You with the wings of desire.
-Rumi-

Sunday, March 8, 2009

twinkle, twinkle..

Laying under the stars tonight,
I thanked them for always being there.
Though the clouds would sometimes hide the sparkling glimmers of life,
I knew they were still present.
They have always been with me.
I have always received their company--their reassurance...
When I needed them most they showed their presence.
On lonely night such as this,
I am reminded that I have them atleast,
For they will be here with me until I take my last breath.
They are the Creator's gift, subhan'Allah...
Constant reminders, stunning sparkles of peace,
The only diamonds I truly need,
for these diamonds are this girl's best friend.
My shimmer of Illumination,
my channel to the Most High...
word...(c)
-MN-

Friday, March 6, 2009

Keep it divine..

My friend,
when the world pushes you to your knees,
know that your Creator loves you...
When life seems cold,
He is the only one that can give you warmth...
When your heart feels broken,
the Healer can mend it...
When you're speechless,
it's His gift,
so you can utter His name...
When you can't sleep at night,
it's so He can keep you company,
so stay awake and converse with your Lord.
When your eyes search for something,
it's actually for Him, you just don't realize it..
He is the one that gives you everything,
even when you think it's people giving it to you...
When you're lonely,
open your soul and you will see that
He is with you all along..
no company could be better...
When you're happy and elated,
it's a test and gift to see if you'll come running to Him first...
so remember Him...
When you're hungry,
you are reminded that only He provides
and feeds you,
even if you think its yourself...
When you're in love,
remember the only unchanging love is His...
all other love is conditional to an extent...
Keep it divine..
Remember...remember...
Remember that I, you and everyone else
can fade today,
stay with the One who has been with you all along,
can you feel it?
Keep it divine...(c)
[MN]
my attempt in flicking a shot of my rose..
3.6.09
I like your approach,
let's see your departure.
-- Unknown.
The degree of one's emotion varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you get.-- Bertrand Russell.



Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.-- Walter Savage Landor.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.-- Unknown.
A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.-- Eleanor Roosevelt.
Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter.-- Unknown.
Anger [is a wind which] blows out the lamp of the mind.-- Robert G. Ingersoll.
Those who are at war with others are seldom at peace with themselves.-- Unknown.
Life is short...
Tomorrow may never come,
let alone the next hour...

I reflect on my life and the trials, events and milestones that have occured and passed.
2008 and the mere few months of 2009 seemed to be a testing time for me. In many aspects.
I learned more about myself in the past year than I have in a long, long time. My intentions were not ill towards anything or anyone, but regardless, as life goes, some may beg to differ. Only Allah swt can lift all veils and reveal all truths. He will bring understanding in people's hearts when the need may be. While some may think negatively of me or think the worst in me, I pray that insh'Allah the curtains are removed from their eyes and their hearts. IF only my sincerity could be seen....yet..the main factor is that Allah knows, hears and sees everything in my heart and mind. I don't need to prove anything to anyone. All I can do is try my best.
My love, compassion and mercy is something I give with an open hand. I haven't faked anything or pretended anything. We all have our hypocrisies and we have to make every day a conscious effort to keep it from happening again.

Every time I make a mistake or fall down, (as I have mentioned before in other posts) my faith, my practice and my intentions are brought up or questioned. When did I become the sole representative? Who said that I don't make mistakes? I'm nothing. Just another clot of blood that was created by Allah swt. I strive every day to be a better person but again, I don't need to prove that to anyone but the Supreme Witness Himself, (swt).

I love and I love hard. I love with all my might and with every ounce of strength. I give mercy to people as much as I can, without losing my mind. There are times where I have probably lost my mind too, but still continued to have mercy.

I pray that Allah swt purifies our hearts and increases us in iman and taqwa.

May we live in the reflection of the beloved Prophet, pbuh.

Ameen.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reason, season or lifetime...

When you know which one it is,
you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty,
to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part
or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met,
our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered
and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real.
But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
things you must build upon in order
to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
love the person
and put what you have learned to use
in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.
"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person."--Margaret Anderson