I walk not knowing where I am headed,
What lies in front of me, what path I’ve treaded.
Lost in the midst of a jungle, blinded by lush trees,
The thorns prick my feet, causing them to bleed.
Shall I detour from the trees to see what lies ahe…
My sister, know that only
a prayer keeps us afloat
pulling down, pushing
through the boarded window.
I pack three suitcases
for part two of the world:
sleeping in, cheap wine,
tax forms, sorority girls.
I will miss…
Freedom. That elusive state of mind,
Cherished much, different in kind,
Sought after by the soul of man,
Seeking, foolishly, in far off lands,
Freedom; are you on the wings of the birds,
Traversing the sky in organized herds?
Or perhaps you …
Beyond a forest whence wind whispers,
Amidst harmony and her sisters,
Among vast land and alluring shadows,
Stood a lake house in a deserted meadow.
It cried a hymn, a cunning calling,
To the one who found it deceiving; appalling,
It was for years, everyday, in the land of the sand
With their fears, the voice of the people banned
No speaking, no freedom; bending to their command
For reasons, we believed it, and sit as they stand
But look back to the story, once a king…
Do you get sins based on your thoughts?
Two years ago, I witnessed this question being posed to Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in an AlMaghrib seminar. Fortunately, the answer was in the negative and that one does not get sinned based on their thoughts exc…