Where are you from?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

indiaI am not Surti nor Bharuchi,

I am not Indian nor Pakistani,
I am just a simple Muslim trying to live fairly,
Trying to promote justice, love and equality.
They call us backwards and say our children are low class,
Because I am not from their gOm and proud not to be part of their snobby upper class.
It hurts when they say ‘we are better than you,’
I’ve smelt their narcissism their pride and the way they cuss too.
Wasn’t that also said by Shaytan?
Remember, it doesn’t matter if you are a Patel or if you are a Khan!
You hold your noses high, nearly reaching the sky,
Through your pride, you can lie, but you can also wave Jannah goodbye.
You claim that our kids are chavs and like riff-raff,
Don’t forget we are all slaves made from clay, maybe you find that a bit naff?
You hold your children like trophies 🏆,
At the same time indoctrinating in them racist stories.
“Surtis are stingy” and “Pakistanis are ignorant?”
There’s no point arguing when you people are soo defiant.
You live your life spreading all this hate,
Even though you know it’s wrong and it’s not up for debate!
My eyes are open wide,
The truth is bitter, it’s something you can’t hide.
Truly educated men can never be racist,
Education is to drive what is within,
Are we not all the same under the skin?
I have a heart ❤ and yes, I do care,
But the world is just soo racist and soo unfair.
It is rare to find people who are true and modest,
I’ll pay you if you find me someone who is clean hearted and honest.
Soften your hearts before your children marry,
You never know how your son in law could be from “the enemy.”
You claim you are better because your schools are “outstanding”,
You think too much of yourselves with your labelling and branding.
We can’t criticise you because you just think we’re all jealous,
I sometimes think maybe you’re all a bit overzealous?
These schools are not god and won’t guarantee you paradise,
Take heed and listen to my precious advice.
Else due to your arrogance in Hell, you will pay the heavy price,
Even you know that won’t be very nice.
This poem was written to highlight and illustrate how some of us look down on others, because of their background. How some people think highly of themselves because of the schools their children attend. How some people cannot accept criticism against their own people or own villagers. How arrogant and racist certain Gujaratis are.
Ismail ibn Nazir Satia (one who is in dire need of Allah’s forgiveness, mercy and pleasure)

Learn to let go…!

I begin in the Name of Allah,

“And We place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all. And if there is [even] the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountant.” (21:47)

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If someone is earning Haram or committing fraud, leave them to Allah.

If someone is arrogant and narcissistic, leave them to Allah.

If someone is doing the work of Deen for name and fame, leave them to Allah.

If someone is always arguing, overconfident and conceited, leave them to Allah.

If someone is spreading lies about you, backbiting and slandering, leave them to Allah.

If someone is cheating on you, having an affair and lying to you, leave them to Allah.

If someone is oppressing you, bullying you or harassing you, leave them to Allah.

If someone does not pray and fast, don’t think you are better, just leave them to Allah.

If someone violated your rights and took even a shilling from you, leave them to Allah.

If someone disagrees with you, whether in religious or worldy matters, end the conversation, leave them to Allah.

If someone treats you unfairly, is biased and prejudiced, or shows favouritism, also leave them to Allah.

“So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it,  and whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.” (99:7 & 8)

This article was written after being inspired by a poem of the Late Mother Theresa:

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

~Mother Teresa”

Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia (One who is in dire need of Allah’s Forgiveness, Mercy and Pleasure)

1 Rajab 1437

Sunday Morning Thoughts!

In the name of Allah, the entirely Merciful, the especially Merciful.

Time Bomb

Dear Mankind,

For how much longer will you blame the world?

For how much longer will you see the faults in others, but not in yourself?

For how much longer you will continue in your Arrogance and Denial?

For how much longer will you think yourself better than others and ignore your Narcissism?

For much how longer will you continue with your uncontrolled Anger and Impatience? Have you forgotten Allah’s Wrath and Anger are far, far, FAR worse!

For how much longer will you be ungrateful and show ingratitude to your Lord, your parents, your spouse?

For how much longer will you show heedlessness and forgetfulness towards the One who created you from an impure clot?

For how much longer will you be oblivious to the right of others, the injustices and the lies told?

For how much longer will your hypocrisy continue to grow and expand as far as the eye can see? The two faces you show, the promises you break and the endless red lies.

For how much longer will men continue to not act like (true) men?

Because… I cannot wait any longer.

Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia (One who is in dire need of Allah’s Forgiveness, Mercy and Pleasure)

23 Jamadul Akhar 1436

 

 

Hey Mr?! Don’t step the line…

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There is a fine line between being nosy and trying to help out,

There is a fine line between being arrogant and being confident.

There is a fine line between being obnoxious and being bold or brave,

There is a fine line between being argumentative and speaking up (haqq).

There is a fine line between being immature and cracking a joke,

There is a fine line between being passive or apathetic and being merciful.

There is a fine line between flirting and being polite,

There is a fine line between being two-faced and trying to compromise between two parties.

There is a fine line between treating your religion as a buffet (pick and choose) and having true spirituality and religiosity,

There is a fine line between acting hypocritical by being sweet with someone (on their face) and offering Salam and a handshake.

There is a fine line between being racist and having banter (racist jokes are just as wrong),

There is a fine line between simply being a coward (afraid to say the truth) and using Hikmah (to avoid a worse situation).

There is a fine line between bribing someone and being generous,

There is a fine line between complaining, moaning or whinging and constructively criticising.

There is a fine line between being negative and being a realist (perhaps the reality is negative),

There is a fine line between free speech and free hate; one encourages debate whilst the other incites hatred and violence.

There is a fine line between showing off (Riyaa) and showing your deeds to encourage or motivate others.

And finally, (lol) …There is a fine line between putting make-up on and looking as though you had a fight with Crayola!

Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia

(One who is in dire need of Allah’s forgiveness, mercy and pleasure).

8 Rabiul Thani 1437