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OBSERVATION. ..... by ayinba1(f): 9:51pm On Jun 07, 2015
As Salam alaykum warahmatullah wa barakat. In shaa Allah, this thread is going to be a potpourri of observations, events, reflections, poems etc.




My Mountain

Cadillac and then a Lamborghini
A husband and a body for bikini
And Children, smart and sweet
All without a sweat

I love beautiful friends
And respect from all fiends
Walk tall and proud
Without being run aground

Let no harm do my family
More digits added to my salary
The best health anyone can have
Brains and brawns of the brave

Yes, yes, more and more
But when the breath is no more
Six feet under, no room to think
Or fit my mountain of things.

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by ayinba1(f): 12:33am On Jun 08, 2015
Why not me?


I look at her, she’s so smart. Close to her sixties in fact. Head of a multinational leading firm
Notable for outstanding decisions

Her hair is cropped short, a bob, she wears no make up, her suit has elbow patches. I had only seen that in men.

She is compassionate about charity and tolerance. Her subordinates loved her so.

I wondered about a husband, and kids and all that.. I learned about her story. She was an only child born to well learned parents.

No, she has neither husband, nor kids.
And then one day, a press release. “This is her “wife”” She is not straight and has never hidden it.
She is proud of who she is and wears her identity as a badge of honor.

But all for whose pleasure. To what end?

Then why not me?

I have been commanded to cover my modesty, to lower my gaze as well as modulate my voice.

To not be alone in the company of men who are not my relatives.
To not engage in acts of lewdness. To be kind to my parents, children, relatives, Muslims and mankind.

But all for whose pleasure?

Allah’s

I have been offered a better deal. I should wear my identity as a badge of honor. I should be proud of who I am.
Will I become the head of an intercontinental firm? If Allah wills? Do I want to be? Another thought to ponder .
So, Why not me?

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 7:02pm On Jun 08, 2015
Following......

Meanwhile there is a similar thread created by sino. Trying to spot the difference.
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 2:55am On Jun 09, 2015
My heart yearns to show it’s bleeding scars

And to teach everyone on earth the laws

Which might make blessed life’s u

This is my yearning and this is my aim

This is my intention and this is my claim

With this I yearn to scan the globe

And deliver to humanity the message of Hope

(An extract from a poem by Mawlana Shah Abdul Aleem Siddiqui written in his college years)

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by ayinba1(f): 12:19am On Jun 10, 2015
How on earth

Two women walked in front of me. I couldn't help but over hear their conversation.
"I applied for a loan and they are offering it at 13%, imagine I actually have a saving's account with them; and I've had it for so many years"

"hmmrmmph, they loan your own money out to you at a ridiculous rate" retorted her companion. "So how much percent is your savings account" she asked.

"It's actually less than 1 percent" she responded .

They both grumble some more and turned to the left hallway while I took the right.

I also knew that the first woman will take the loan. Then I started to think about the system and how easy it is to get into the rat race. And I asked myself how was the idea of interest finance packaged, marketed and sold to us?

How?

I ask because it makes no mathematical sense.

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 12:54am On Jun 10, 2015
The song of Isa ibn Mariyam (AS)

My meal is fasting,

My standard is awe of Allah.

My clothing is of simple wool,

My prayer in winter is at suns rise.

My lamp is moonlight,

My steed is my legs.

My meal is whatever the earth gives me.

I lay down to sleep at night and have nothing,

I awake in the morning and have nothing, yet there is no one richer than I.

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by LAfricana(m): 10:54am On Jun 12, 2015
ayinba, you don turn Iya adini o grin
salam salam tongue





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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by almustaphaa(m): 10:54am On Jun 12, 2015
smiley

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by dynamic006(m): 12:03pm On Jun 12, 2015
Jazaki llahu khairan, jumat mubaraq
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by ayinba1(f): 2:17am On Jun 16, 2015
Code Status I

If you had a choice, a say
All technology at your disposal
A choice to get the best
In the event of ill health

To keep you alive
Or to get you revived
What’s your Code status?
If your artery ruptures

Your heart may stop
And your lungs flop
But Ma'am we can restart your heart
And get your lungs to inflate

The fear in her eyes is real
Everyone gets the same deal
Reassured, she takes a deep breath
She is but four score and eight

Again, she sighed
"Well if I will be okay, then don’t let me die”
Who knows if she’ll be okay
Full code it is for today

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by ankybaby2001(f): 3:23pm On Jun 17, 2015
[left][/left]RAMADHAN :Take Off Message
For indeed every act,
Our intentions must precede,
But for this sacred month,
Which comes once in a year,
To abstain from fay wining and dining
From slander and backbiting,
To recite more of HIS words,
And stay awake at night,
Toseek HIS pleasure and forgiveness,
Our intentions must be backed by acts,
Sincerey directed to earn his love,
How then do we pay our dues?
To family,ftiends and neighbours,
As we set our foot on track,
We need to bare our hearts,
To forgive those that wronged us,
And seek from the ones we wronged,
For indeed we never know,
Which act is most worthy,
In the sight of ALLAH our LORD
No effort should we ignore,
To gain the pleasure of Allah,
In this exalted month,
And till eternity enjoy HIS GRACE.
RAMADHAN MUBARAQ!!!!.
RAMADHAN :Take Off Message
For indeed every act,
Our intentions must precede,
But for this sacred month,
Which comes once in a year,
To abstain from fay wining and dining
From slander and backbiting,
To recite more of HIS words,
And stay awake at night,
Toseek HIS pleasure and forgiveness,
Our intentions must be backed by acts,
Sincerey directed to earn his love,
How then do we pay our dues?
To family,ftiends and neighbours,
As we set our foot on track,
We need to bare our hearts,
To forgive those that wronged us,
And seek from the ones we wronged,
For indeed we never know,
Which act is most worthy,
In the sight of ALLAH our LORD
No effort should we ignore,
To gain the pleasure of Allah,
In this exalted month,
And till eternity enjoy HIS GRACE.
RAMADHAN MUBARAQ!!!!.
RAMADHAN :Take Off Message
For indeed every act,
Our intentions must precede,
But for this sacred month,
Which comes once in a year,
To abstain from day wining and dining,
From slander and backbiting,
To recite more of HIS words,
And stay awake at night,
To seek His pleasure and forgiveness
Our intentions must be backed by acts,
Sincerely directed to earn His love,
How then do we pay our dues?
To family,friends and neighbours,
As we set ou foot on track,
We need to bare our hearts,
To forgive those that wronged us,
And seek for theirs as well,
For indeed we never know,
Which act is most worthy,
In the sight of ALLAH our LORD
No effort should we ignore,
To gain the pleasure of Allah,
In this exalted month,
And till eternity enjoy HIS GRACE.
RAMADHAN MUBARAQ!!!!.

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by sino(m): 6:36pm On Jun 20, 2015
Let Me Cry

I want to cry like a baby without stop
I want to cry till my collars become wet
I want to cry till my beards get soaked in tears
I want to cry ‘cos my eyes been dry for too long

So let me cry…

I want to cry for the wrong I have doneagainst my own self
I want to cry for the injustice of man to his fellow man
I want to cry for the innocent child that sleeps every night on an empty stomach
I want to cry ‘cos I seem not grateful for what I have been given

So let me cry…

I want to cry till morning comes with light
I want to cry till I can cry no more
I want to cry like never before
I want to cry throughout this lonely night

So let me cry…

I want to cry reciting Allah’s Words…
“Do you then wonder at this recital (The Qur’an)
And you laugh (at it) and you cry not…”

Nay!

I want to cry for the sake of Allah
I want to cry so my soul can receive His light
The light in His words (Qur’an), to man, revealed

So let me cry...

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 3:43am On Jul 23, 2015
OBSERVATION!

Masjid In Ramadan...................[size=20pt]Fully Loaded[/size]

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 3:46am On Jul 23, 2015
Masjid After Ramadan undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided



[size=15pt]
Lament of the Masjid
[/size]


A few days after Ramadan, many masjids were seen to cry.
Someone asked, why?



You ask me why I am so grieved?
It’s because I have been deceived.

I ask, Oh Muslim, where have you gone, where are you?
Was the past month a dream? It doesn’t seem real or true.

Oh my beloved, was it all a dream, was it all a show?
That is why my tears do flow.

Why don’t you visit me, why have you not returned?
From the past month is this what you learned?

My soul is empty without you and also my heart
How can you feel at ease being so far apart?

You are the one, whom the Lord chose for his own remembrance,
So why should I not lament at your absence?

Why do I no longer hold any charm?
From where else will you attain inner peace or calm?

I call you every day but you do not respond
Day by day weakens our bond!

I call you in the day and I call you at night.
What’s happened? For sure something’s not right

Don’t you recognize me anymore? Don’t you hear my voice?
Is it deliberate or do you really have no choice?

When will you light me up again? Will I have to wait another year?
Going by past experience, that is what I fear.

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 2:42pm On Aug 19, 2015
Observation!

Allah Made Everything Twin But He Is One

What a LIFE we LIVE

Have you taken Note of the CO-INCIDENCE OF LIFE:

1. CHURCH has 6 letters so does MOSQUE.
2. BIBLE has 5 letters so does QURAN.
3. LIFE has 4 letters so does DEAD.
4. HATE has 4 letters, so does LOVE....
5. ENEMIES has 7, so does FRIENDS.


6. LYING has 5, so does TRUTH.
7. HURT has 4, so does HEAL.
8. NEGATIVE has 8, so does POSITIVE.
9. FAILURE has 7, so does SUCCESS.
10. BELOW has 5, but so does ABOVE.


11. CRY has 3 letters so does JOY.
12. ANGER has 5 so does HAPPY.
13. RIGHT has 5 so does WRONG.
14. RICH has 4 so does POOR.
15. FAIL has 4 so does PASS
16. KNOWLEDGE has 9 so does IGNORANCE.


Are they all by Co-incidence? We should Choose wisely, this
means LIFE is like a Double-Edged Sword.


If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Nobody: 9:09am On Aug 22, 2015
Nice ones, but they sound more like haibuns than poems.
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 11:34am On Aug 22, 2015
qbd2:
Nice ones, but they sound more like haibuns than poems.
You mean my last post up there?
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Nobody: 4:48pm On Aug 22, 2015
Empiree:
You mean my last post up there?
Not just d last post, most of the posts.
They r like mixtures of prose and poetry cos some sentences are long enought to b called prose and some are short like poem. U use a mixture of both
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 5:21pm On Aug 22, 2015
qbd2:

Not just d last post, most of the posts.
They r like mixtures of prose and poetry cos some sentences are long enought to b called prose and some are short like poem. U use a mixture of both
true.....as u can see it is "observation" not necessarily poem contrary to sino's thread.
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Nobody: 5:36pm On Aug 22, 2015
Empiree:
true.....as u can see it is "observation" not necessarily poem contrary to sino's thread.
Yes, was also just making an observation.
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 6:46pm On Aug 22, 2015
qbd2:

Yes, was also just making an observation.
lol grin
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 3:57pm On Aug 24, 2015
This Is A Just A Short Soulful Poem/Poetry (rhythm style). I wish I can Play Voice Clip If Available At This Time. Very Interesting.

I Guess You Brothers & Sisters Would Have To Form A Rhythm In Your Heart While Reading This For Now.

It Was Officially Composed By Sheik Daud Alfa Nla It's Composed In A Local Dialect. ......So I Tried My Best To Translate At The Bottom Subsequently. I Am Not A Good Interpreter Though undecided


Chorus

"Olohun J'aaa Le Maa Sin oo.....Amin
[size=5pt]O Allah! Give Us Strength To Be Able To Serve You (Worship) Amen![/size]

Olohun J'aaa Le Maa Be oo ....Amin
[size=5pt]O Allah! Give Us Strength To Be Able To Repent (From Our Misdeeds) Amen![/size]

Olohun J'aaa Le Ma Teeee Le Ti E
[size=5pt]O Allah! Give Us Strength To Be Able To Follow Your Path[/size]

Kaa tun tele T'ojise Re
(Ninu Ike Pelu Idera Taya Tomo) (2x)
[size=5pt]To Be Able To Follow Path Of Your Messanger(SAW) with Ease and Tranquility[/size]



Awon Eda Kan Won n Se Ti E....(2x)
[size=5pt]Some People Descry Your Way (O Allah!)[/size]

Awon Omiran Won o Se Ti E...(2x)
[size=5pt]Some People Abhor Your Way (O Allah!)[/size]

Awon Eda Kan Won n Fe Ti E o ...(2x)
[size=5pt]Some People Incline To Your Way (O Allah)[/size]

Awon Omiran Won o Fe Ti E ....(2x)
[size=5pt]Some People Detest Your Way (O Allah)[/size]

Olohun Daakun Awa n Fe Ti E....(2x)
[size=5pt]O Allah! We Want Your Way (Path)[/size]

Olohun Dakun J'aaa Se Ti E....(2x)
[size=5pt]O Allah! Guide Us To Your Way (Path)[/size]

Nile Aye Pelu Orun Wa Dawa Lola (2x)
[size=5pt]In This Word And Hereafter, And Elevate Our Status[/size]



Chorus

Olohun J'aaa Le Maa Sin oo.....Amin
[size=5pt]O Allah! Give Us Strength To Be Able To Serve You (Worship) Amen![/size]


Olohun J'aaa Le Maa Be oo ....Amin
[size=5pt]O Allah! Give Us Strength To Be Able To Repent (From Our Misdeeds) Amen![/size]

Olohun J'aaa Le Ma Teeee Le Ti E
[size=5pt]O Allah! Give Us Strength To Be Able To Follow Your Path[/size]

Kaa tun tele T'ojise Re (Ninu Ike Pelu Idera Taya Tomo) (2x)
[size=5pt]To Be Able To Follow Path Of Your Messanger(SAW) with Ease and Tranquility[/size]


Having Hard Time Uploading The Clip At This Moment. Hopefully It Works Later

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by ayinba1(f): 1:14am On Aug 28, 2015
As salam alaykum warahmatullah wabarkatuhu; thanks for keeping the thoughts flowing. smiley

Hey brother, hey sister, where's your salam?
Your hijab flows to the hem, your head is worthy of a madam
Your clothes have cool not hot colors
And no on catches a whiff of perfume outdoors

Do you rejoice in the promise of a good hereafter?
Should you rejoice at the loss of the unbeliever?
But your face dear sister, dear brother
Is quite lacking in peace ever

But a strand of her hair is showing
And his pants and the floor are touching
Pffttt! He's not good enough
She's one of the misguided and rough

Externally, you reach way too far
Yet salam is so easy to mar
Peace with yourself is what you need to find
With Allah, with jinns and mankind.

Salaam

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 9:57pm On Oct 11, 2015
^ Walaikum Salam waramotul lahi wabarakatu


~Isa ibn Mariyam (AS)


Seek what you do not Know only after you
have put into practice what you do Know.

The disciples of Isa ibn Mariyam (AS) came to him and asked;
“O spirit of Allah, is there anyone else like you alive in our time?”
He replied: “Yes indeed, Whoever has the dhikr of Allah in his heart,
and is silent in thought, and who learns from what is given,
surely that one is like me.”

Isa ibn Mariyam (AS), asked his people:
“Where do you find a plant growing?”
They replied: “In the dust of the earth.”
He said: “By Al Haqq, I will tell you,
Marifat (Gnosis) does not grow except in a heart
that is like the dust of the earth.”

Isa ibn Mariyam (AS) met a man and asked him what his profession was.
The man replied: “I worship Allah.”
Isa (AS) then asked: ‘Who feeds and clothes you while you worship?”
“My brother,” The man replied.
Isa (AS) said: “Your brother’s worship is better than your own.”

Isa ibn Mariyam (AS) met three people while traveling,
They were pale and thin with fasting.
He asked them: “What has caused this state in you?”
They said: “Fear of the punishment of Allah”
Isa (AS) replied: “Allah has taken it upon Himself to lessen your fear.”
He continued on a way and came across three more
who were pale and thin with fasting, even more than the last.
He asked them: “What has caused this state in you?”
They answered: “Desire for Allah’s rewards”
Isa (AS) said: “Allah has taken it upon Himself to give you what you long for.”


Once again in his travels Isa ibn Mariyam (AS) came across yet another three who were pale and thin with fasting.
Their faces shone as if they were lit from within.
So he asked them: “What is the cause of your state?”
They answered: “We love Allah, the Mighty, the Glorious.”
Whereupon he replied: “You are the nearest, and nearer still!”

The companions of Isa ibn Mariyam (AS) said to him:
“Look at this temple, is it not beautiful?”
Isa (AS) replied: “My people,
by al Haqq I tell you, Allah does not leave this temple standing
except to destroy it by the sins of it’s inhabitants.
Surely, Allah does not care about gold and silver,
He does not care about this building that you admire so.
What Allah, the Most High loves are good hearts.
Allah inhabits the heart that remembers Him and He desolates
the heart that does not.”

Isa ibn Mariyam (AS),
passed by a group of men who shouted evil things at him.
In return Isa (AS) spoke to them with kindness.
His companions asked:
“Why did you reply to these men with kindness when they spoke evil to you?”
Isa (AS) replied: “Everyone spends from the coin he has.”
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 7:52pm On Oct 17, 2015
A wise old man was sitting at the river bank when he saw a cat that had fallen into the water,
flailing around, trying to save itself from drowning.
The man decided to save the cat.


He stretched his hand out but was scratched by the cat.
He pulled his hand back in pain.
However, a minute later he stretched his hand out again to save the cat,
but it scratched him again, and again he pulled his hand back in pain.



Another minute later he was yet again trying for the third time!!
A man, who was nearby watching what was happening, yelled out:
"O wise man, you have not learned your lesson the first time,
nor the second time, and now you are trying to save the cat a third time?"



The wise man paid no heed to that man's scolding,
and kept on trying until he managed to save the cat.
He then walked over to the man, and patted his shoulder saying:
"My son.. it is in the cat's nature to scratch,
and it is in my nature to love and have sympathy.
Why do you want me to let the cat's nature overcome mine !?!!



My son: Treat people according to your nature, not according to theirs,
no matter what they are like and no matter how numerous
are their actions that harm you and cause you hurt sometimes.
And do not pay heed to all the voices that loudly call out to you
to leave behind your good qualities merely because the other party is not deserving of your noble actions.



When you live to give happiness to others,
The Almighty will send you those who will live to give happiness to you.
"Is the reward for good anything but good?" Quran: 55:60
Be beautiful in character and hearts will love you.



So never regret the moments you gave happiness to someone,
even if that person did not deserve it.
And suffice in the fact that you have a Lord Who will reward you for good with good.

____________
“The entire Deen is (about) good character,
so whoever exceeds you in good character,
has exceeded you in the Deen.”

- Ibn al Qayyum (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by ayinba1(f): 1:28am On Dec 28, 2015
Ponderworthy?


Woman 1 "It’s egungun season, oh my dear friend, Let’s go quickly, quick and buy our own materials
Red fabrics, blue green and yellow, We can get some dried grass on our way back


Chaaiiiii,,eeewwwoooohhh, Blood of jesus, chai, God forbid that I join you
In dressing for masquerade season"

"Gini maka sister, It doesn’t mean a thing now
We are just dressing up, We are not really masquerade worshipers"


" Hian, I say I no do, Do you know the kind of evil spirits that dance with them?
And you want us to just copy and follow them. After I have said I am not an idol worshiper"

" But just the other day you bought costumes, For Halloween,
And you dressed up, with the children and hubby, You attended the Halloween party"


"Ha ha, that one is different now, It is an American celebration
And the costumes are different , And it is cleaner too, and ….."

" And… oyinbo people masquerade?Do you know the history of the date?
Or the rituals involved? Do you know the significance of participating? Or do none of these matter" Or are you simply inferior? choosing the paganism of the white man over the black man's?"


"Fi mi sile, u too sabi. After now you will tell me Xmas day used to be a pagan celebration and Santa Claus was a Germanic pagan midwinter god, Odin," But it is the intention that matters jare. You are becoming one of those fanatics joor"

"Ok o! Your own fanaticism has inferiority attached to it. Because me too, when I dance behind Eyo and Ekpe, it is my intention that matters! Abi nor be so. Polished and renamed paganism versus crude and raw paganism, paganism naa ni"
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 2:58am On Dec 28, 2015
^Lol
Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 4:22am On Sep 07, 2016
[size=20pt]Eid Adha[/size]


The smiles go around
No-one's here to frown
Stand up before in numbers
Before our Lord who never slumbers

After our prayer is done
We go out and have some fun
Slaughter the sheep for the sake of Allah
But dont forget to say Bismillah

The rituals of hajj have jus been done
My brothers and sisters who were there for this one
May Allah except your prayers and make your deen strong

And the rest of this ummah
We fasted on the day of Arafah
Got our sins for this year and the next forgiven
May Allah give us a stronger imaan

Ameen


~ Hussein

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Re: OBSERVATION. ..... by Empiree: 2:40am On Nov 06, 2016
[size=20pt]Winter Proof[/size]


So fast it came
three bitter nights
no other proof
but weightless slice


of moon slides down
rymmed branches
brittle white
to trembling test


then skate clear
across river's
dark surface
on first ices.

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