“When your heart’s bound to the carved out figures,
It’s bound to get laden with the weight;
A weight that can be moved with a finger
But is immovable as you negate
The conspicuous Truth filled with vigour
And lucid as your mind and mine conflate.
Deny not the words of the Harbinger
Who spake of One with the strength to create,
A world, a universe as a singer
Of the ambrosial greatness of the Great.”
13th December 2012.
Note: Kindly read this poem with an open mind. You may judge it, but, kindly, not on basis of beliefs. (I do not want any arguments/debates here. There are forums for them. I simply wanted to share a piece of poetry that I wrote recently. I know that I need not to explain such things.)
I’m a Muslim. I’ve a right to write hymns to the God/Allah. This poem is not written with an intention to hurt anyone, neither am I trying to impose my thoughts on anyone.
By “carved out figures”, one might take to mean idols. But the context in which I wrote it is slightly different. It is from “Sanam” (صنم) which in Islamic mystical poetry has usually been used for any diversion from Oneness. Anything that makes a person divert his/her love from God to any other thing becomes “Sanam” (صنم). Thus by “carved out figures”, I meant anything that makes one stray from the paths of God or in simple terms “Shirk” (شرک).
“A weight which can be moved with a finger.” – Here, I’ve sketched in words the concept of “Shahadah” (شہادہ). For one raises the index finger to give Shahadah and thus lifts off the weight that emburdens the heart.
“Harbinger” – Messenger. I meant Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) by this. But one might take it to mean the prophet they believe in.
“the Great.” – God/Allah, or by whichever sweet name you call Him. He is One and Only.
P.S: You have a right to disagree and I have a right to express what my beliefs are.
“Say: O disbelievers! I worship not that which ye worship; Nor worship ye that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which ye worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.” (Al Qur’an, Chapter 109).
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