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Shaikh Ali Abu Talib

Is what we want just what we want? What God wants we don’t want? Is how we pray a prideful taunt to goad God’s will to flaunt? The blessed souls pray for Allah’s aid to save them from the Fire that springs from feelings Satan made, while worshiping desire.

Shaikh Ali Abu TalibAre we unworthy souls at prayer
Demanding what we want; 
Self-righteous fools numb to the scare
That should each spirit haunt?

We’re given life, and intellect,
And faces prone to smile.
We weather storms and recollect
What’s worthless and worthwhile.

So do we trash God’s given gifts,
The ones God knows we need
To do His will in high gear shifts,
God-Serving With God’s Speed?

Or do we whine and beg and moan
“God give us what they’ve got…”
Oblivious that man is prone
To want what God does not?

So when the gift that God intends
Comes knocking at our door,
A good mind bends then comprehends
That what God gives is more.

A much better fitting fetter,
To bind us to His will.
More outpour for a poor debtor,
To pay the final bill.

But do our hearts pray to a God,
We think will serve our whim…
The idol “Ego” a façade,
That hides a devil grim?

Is what we want just what we want?
What God wants we don’t want?
Is how we pray a prideful taunt 
To goad God’s will to flaunt?

The blessed souls pray for Allah’s aid
To save them from the Fire
That springs from feelings Satan made,
While worshiping desire.

The destiny God makes is just
What is, is Allah’s will.
But in God’s will there’s choice for us
And then there’s the last bill.

So let it go. Bow real and low,
Then flow within God’s speed.
And know that God will often show,
That whims aren’t what we need.

There in the moment, with a gift
That’s more than we deserve.
God and His gift, in high gear shift
To move one’s soul to serve.

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  • Karen

    Mash Allah brother what talent you have for poetry.!Truly beautiful made me think about things I need to change about myself.