Saturday, November 08, 2008

One Day i Will Come Back

Though the language of this blog is English but this poem written by my favorite poet ever 'Nageeb Sorour' just screams out all the feelings I have now, I don’t want to translate it because the meaning will be lost with the insufficient English words and expressions
قبلا- أتذكر؟!- قلت: "لن أشتاق يوما أن أعود!"
ها أنت يأكلك الحنين،
تلوعك الأشواق،
ليتك كنت تدري مالعذاب،
ما البعد،
ما المنفى
اذن لاخذت في يوم الرحيل- زادا لغربتك المريرة
حفنتين من التراب!
يا مصر... يا وطني الحبيب!
يا عش عصفور رمته الريح في عش غريب
يا مرفأي...آت..
أنا آت ولو في جسمي الهزيل آلاف الجراح.
وكما ذهبت مع الرياح... يوما أعود مع الرياح!
مع الرياح؟؟؟!
ومتى تهب الريح؟
ولو هبت... فهل تأتي بما يهوى الشراع؟
ها أنت تصبح في الضياع..
في اليأس...
شاة عاجزة،
ماذا لها ان سلت السكين...
غير المعجزة؟!
Silly Ellie

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Don't Talk to me about Muhammad.

There is a hadith about the following incident when an old lady was helped with her load by a young man...read what happened between the old lady and the young man, this story brings tears to my eyes. It would be such a pleasure to have you come along with me I accept your gracious offer Kindness and company But as we walk along young man And as you help me with my load I've only one request as we travel down this road Don't talk to me about Muhammad Because of him there is no peace And I have trouble in my mind So don't talk to me about Muhammad And as we walk along together We will get along just fine As we walk along together We will get along That man upsets me so So much more than you could know I hear of his name and reputation everywhere I go Though his family and his clan once knew him as an honest man He's dividing everyone With his claim that God is One So don't talk to me about Muhammad Because of him there is no peace And I have trouble in my mind So don't talk to me about Muhammad And as we walk along together We will get along just fineAs we walk along together We will get along He's misled all the weak ones And the poor ones and the slaves They think they've all found wealth and freedom Following his ways He's corrupted all the youth With his twisted brand of truth Convinced them that they all are strong Giving them somewhere to belong So don't talk to me about Muhammad Because of him there is no peace And I have trouble in my mind So don't talk to me about Muhammad And as we walk along together We will get along just fine As we walk along together We will get along Thank you now young man You've really have been so kind Your genorosity and smile are very rare to find Let me give you some advice Since you've been so very nice From Muhammad stay away Don't heed his words or emulate his way And don't talk about Muhammad You will never have true peace And trouble is all you will find So don't talk about Muhammad And as you travel down life's road You will get along just fine Now before we part and go If its alright just the same May I ask my dear young man Who are you, what's your name Forgive me what was that? Your words weren't very clear My ears are getting old Sometimes its difficult to hear It's truly rather funny though I'm sure I must be wrong But I thought I heard you say Your name is Muhammad Muhammad Ashaadu anlah ilaha illallaWa ashadu ana muhammadur rasululla O talk to me, Muhammad Upon you I pray for peace For you have eased my troubled mind O talk to me, Muhammad And as we walk along together We will get along just fine As I travel down life's road I will get along Just fine Dawud Wharnsby Ali - Silly Ellie