IF RELIGION IMBIBES PATIENCE

There is no baby born with a mark of religion
There is no baby born in religious colours
Man made religion
So sought and still seeks routes to God
Many paths can lead to a farm
Where they meet, there is no ownership
Why do we seek superiority in the face of tolerance?

II
What will go wrong if a Christian acknowledges the existence of Islam and vice versa?
What will go wrong if Muslims left
Blasphemy for Allah to battle
Working to help him by explaining and teaching the directions in the Qur’an?
What will happen if the idol worshipper is given his due of respect
As he bows to nature which feeds, nurtures and shelters all?

III
We need the obedience of donkeys to serve our hearts
And need the hard work of ants to propagate our beliefs
We need the ears of elephants
To listen and discern
We need the togetherness of bees to protect our lives like they do their honey
Making smoke to weaken our bond
Forcing us to fall prey to our enemies
Is just becoming Frankenstein Monsters
Who but the spider
Fixes its web torn into by intruders?
Wise words marry good ears
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) Nov. 26, 2016

FASTISLAM

Ya Allah
In hunger they pray
All in a prayer say
Hoping you will hear
Wipe all tears
Quench all fears
And still stay near
And I for them a prayer say

II
Root out all evil
Terrify all terrors
With every ablution
And every congregation
Every bow of a forehead
Give them peace
With every say of a prayer
Grant more understanding
For before their coming
There was an is
And after their coming
There still will be a will
No need for forced dress of religion
Oh ya Allah
Protect what you create
No life beats another
Destroying your creation
Is no paradise ticket
Grant their hearts humane sense
More understanding
More understanding

III
For there is no difference
In blood underlinings
Like the humble servant I am
Ya Allah
I know you as only God
All seeing
All powerful
All great
So answer
Answer this prayer
This prayer which comes from “a friend of your children”
As they will say
But I know we are one before you
And I am also your skilled handicraft
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

FOR TRUE MUSLIMS

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You heeded the call
To fast and pray
To feel the pain
Of the hungry and frail
And like good lambs
You have crossed the sea
Happy Eid
Barka de Salah

II
You are a warrior
For battling hunger
And reigning supreme
For battling thirst
And sailing its sails
For working for honour
And bridging the bridge
Like a fire fighter
You are the conquerors
Happy Eid
Barka de Salah

III
Barka de Salah
Happy Eid
You show you’re worthy
You need a cheer
Trust your instincts
To have all fair
Allah is the blessing
Which we all hold dear
So barka de Salah
Happy Eid
May time vehicle us to another year
In piety until we embrace another very tight
And mark the crossings of the Holy Month
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

A PUZZLE MISINTERPRETATED

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I

Get as many as four

If your heart can measure

And give equal love

II

Get as many as four

If your cash can pleasure

And give equal wealth

III

And people get as many as four

Knowing not even how to love themselves

Loving none having nothing

IV

If even God chose His beloved

And confessed his love to the world,

Who are you to love four equally?

V

Please think through the puzzle

Before thinking yourselves pious

In the Holy presence of Allah

VI

I suspect a misinterpretation from the start

Impossibilities are impossible

Just get the wise puzzle of He who is the greatest

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014