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Friday, June 09, 2006
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Qasida is a difficult form to render into English. I tried. Yes, the piece is a long one, and political in nature. Find hope in it, if you can.

Named for a great prophet, versed in holy Qur’an

Muhammad Ibn’Abd Al-Wahab

Held high in esteem, three hundred years ago

Fundamental in prayer as he sought qibla

With relentless zeal, set out to purify a people

Muhammad Rasulu Allah


He traveled dry sands, taught all he could reach

Muhammad Ibn’Abd Al-Wahab

From Najd to Basra, through villages unseen

Journeys to Medina, then Mecca to see al Ka’bah

Preached fervent, monotheistic message

Muhammad Rasulu Allah


He exercised cunning, critical verbal skill

Muhammad Ibn’Abd Al-Wahab

Vilified those who’d left righteous path

Exhorted repentant to reject secular law   

Stone sinners to death for moral mistakes

Muhammad Rasulu Allah


A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim


Muwahhidun who follow his voice today

Condone comfortable morality of taqiyah

As a means, after all, to keep the faith chaste

Allahu Akbar


Glory to God in the highest,

 On earth peace,

 Good will toward men


It‘s of no matter believers of any Book

Wish spiritual unity; allow all to exist in peace

Such Satanic beliefs are a perfect call to jihad

Subhan Allah


Khanti ca sovacassata,

Samanananca dassanam;

Kalena dhammasakaccha,

Etam mangalamuttamam


Masked cowards build mountains of bones

Used as sacrificial ladders to Paradise

Why cry for their victims; they are non-believers

Al-Hamdu Lillah


Shema Yisrael,

 Adonai Eloheinu,

Adonai Echad


Choose to point out murderous duplicity

Invite charges of racism, maybe an imam’s fatwah

 Bomb-laden vests sent to exterminate true lies

La ilaha illa-llah


A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim


Told to keep infidel noses outside sacred fold

Muhammad Rasulu Allah

Free speech can’t contain Semitic complexities

Westerners, all we do is steal Islamic black gold

(Ignore princely hands deep in our pockets)

Muhammad Ibn’Abd Al-Wahab


Shall we hunt one another until time’s end

Muhammad Rasulu Allah

Carry semantic differences to fiery extremes

Leave carrion for vultures, dogs, jackals to bless

Before they desecrate both sheikh and fellaheen

Muhammad Ibn’Abd Al-Wahab


Self-proclaimed martyrs quote the holy Qur’an

Muhammad Rasulu Allah

Yet, different languages sing the same psalms

Good conduct, respect life, show charity

Comprehended by children thousands years gone

Muhammad Ibn’Abd Al-Wahab


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Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/9/2006
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