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The First Person to Be Called Muslim

Shaikh Ali Abu Talib

When they left, Allah moved His Prophet to stand up and act.

He attacked, hacked, and whacked,

their statues knowing that they’d think he was a maniac

for using such a radically destructive tact.

But in fact he was trying to dramatically impact

on their common sense and reason.

But instead they reacted like he’d committed high treason.

 

Shaikh Ali Abu TalibThe first human to be called Muslim was The Prophet Ibraheem.

 

Muslim means one who submits to Allah’s Infallible scheme.

Prophet Ibraheem submitted to the extreme,

so Allah made Ibraheem His confidant… The Divinely Guided Leader Of Allah’s Faithful, Submitted, God-Conscious Team.

 

Prophet Ibraheem, Abraham as he’s called here in The West,

Was the one human being Almighty God loved the best

after The Great Flood, which was sent by God at Prophet Noah’s request.

 

Prophet Noah’s totally corrupt generation’s immoral excess

were cosmically arrested

by a cataclysmic flood that cleansed the earth of those diseased carrying pests

that spiritually, socially, economically, and politically infested

the planet like a plague that God Himself obviously detested.

 

The necessity of reform, Prophet Noah assessed and addressed at God’s behest

days and nights without rest.

But his people refused to confess…

failed each test… remained stiff necked and unblessed…

rebelled against right and kept sinning with zest

until God did invest the best Unseen Principalities of The East And The West

with celestial access to cause rain to fall with such destructive excess

that The Almighty King’s Unstoppable Wrath was made ecologically manifest.

That deluge nearly exterminated man except the God’s Beloved Servants, The Most Righteous And Blessed, The Ones Who Followed Prophet Noah the best.

 

Eventually human society again began to rebel and with God Sent authority socially, politically, and militarily contest.

From God’s rules they morally digressed,

and God’s Messengers and Prophets, they killed and oppressed,

professing faith in things man made, tyrants, statues, and less.

 

Then God sent Prophet on a quest Ibraheem for The Divine.

His Prophetic with had him searching the heavens for a celestial sign.

After scrutinizing and evaluating the celestial design,

the fact God made manifest to his prophetic mind

was that the sun, moon, and stars were prone to decline.

 

Those things were high and did shine

but they were prone to decline.

So that which rises and sets could not be The Divine.18

 

Ibraheem’s uncle, and patriarch made idols of stone, wood, and clay.

That priestly caste caused the whole nation to stay under their sway.

But The Prophet Ibraheem was shown better and would not obey.

He would not bend a knee to pray to a thing doomed to decay.

 

The Prophetic Bearer Of Good News was moved by faith to reason and choose

that there is Only One Who Deserved Praise In Well Deserved Dues

and whoever would be so arrogant to choose others, would most certainly lose.

 

So Ibraheem faced his uncle, who was also the nations patriarchal head.

To the one he called father, the young prophet bravely but humbly said:

 

“Oh my father! Why do you worship that which can give you no aid?

“They can’t hear you, or see you. They’re just dolls that you made.

“Oh my patriarch! Surely a knowledge has come to me that you didn’t learn.

“So let me lead you to a straight path with no wicked turn.

 

“Oh my patriarch! Don’t worship The Satan, The Damnable Jinn.

“Surely disobedience to God was his ruinous sin.

“Oh my patriarch! I fear you’ll be punished by God in the end.

“Fore if you side with The Devil you’ll be judged as his friend.”

 

The old man’s rage filled him with vicious false pride.

A youth of that age be his teacher and guide?

His face flushed with anger. His eyes flashed blood red.

He stuttered, then sneering he viciously said:

 

“Oh Ibraheem!

“You were raised in my house, and my gods you reject?

“You’d better stop all this nonsense and show some respect,

“I clothed you and fed you since you were a child.

“Get out of my sight and stay gone for awhile,

“Or I will stone you for sure

“To pay for this insult you’ve made me endure.”

Though The Prophetic Youth

was The Champion Of Truth,

he was not angered in the least.

He knew that The Old Man had let the beast within feast

on his morals, manners, and love of family ties.

So he showed no surprise for the old man’s love of traditional lies.

When he answered his “father” he did not criticize.

His voice showed no anger. It didn’t even rise.

 

He said:

 

“The peace be unto thee,

“I’ll beg my Lord to forgive thee.

“Certainly He Is Ever Gracious With Me

“For now, I’ll do as you ask and withdraw from you

“And that which you pray to besides That Which Is True.

“And I will pray to The One, The Almighty Lord.

“Perhaps I’ll be blessed from His limitless hoard.”

 

After that, the young prophet approached the elite of his nation,

With The Truth’s Proclamation…. a bold demonstration,

He shouted:

 

“How can you cling to these mythological superstitions?

“How can you cling to such ridiculous traditions?”

 

They replied angrily:

“Our fathers, and mothers, and those who went on before

“worshipped these statues, and these myths we adore.”

 

He said:

 

“Can’t you see that our ancestors erred without guidance?

“How can you place religious reliance on a human contrivance?

“This is something worthy of defiance, not blind faith compliance.”

 

They said:

 

“Is it the truth that you say,

“or are you making fun of our way?

“Our religion is ancient, we think you’re astray.”

He said:

“Nay! But your Lord is The Lord of the earth and the sky.

“He made all of the stars, and He made you and I…

“On Him I rely, and on this I do testify.

“You serve only idols. You’ve sculpted a lie.

“You’ve shunned the One God, and to deaf ears you cry.

 

“They can’t aid you, or harm you. They cannot protect.

“But Allah Takes Life And Restores It. So do not neglect

“To serve Him, and thank Him, and deeply reflect.

“But if you deny, and hold fast to this cultural lie.

“Nations long before you waxed proud and then vied.

“The messenger’s job is to speak truth plain… clarified.”

 

They turned their backs on him with disdain,

saying, “This traitorous youth is surely insane.”

 

When they left, Allah moved His Prophet to stand up and act.

He attacked, hacked, and whacked,

their statues knowing that they’d think he was a maniac

for using such a radically destructive tact.

But in fact he was trying to dramatically impact

on their common sense and reason.

But instead they reacted like he’d committed high treason.

 

They said:

 

“Oh Ibraheem! Who has done such a vile deed…

“Defiled our great temple and insulted our creed?”

 

Ibraheem pointed to the big statue, which he left intact.

“He did it. Just ask him why he launched this attack.”

 

Too confused to refute… too surprised to reply

they felt baffled and silly, but too proud to think why.

 

They said:

 

“You know good and well that these things can not speak.”

 

“Then why worship something so obviously weak?

“It can’t help you or harm you. It can’t even speak.”

They screamed:

 

“Blasphemy! Blasphemy! Burn him in fire.

“Ignite a huge wood pile; a punitive pyre.

“Avenge you the gods of your ancestors nation.

“Destroy this blasphemer without hesitation.”

 

His voice boomed over the crowd

Which was raucous, rowdy, and loud:

 

“LOOK AT YOU. THINK!

HOW INSANE! HOW INTENSE!

DON’T YOU HAVE ANY “SENSE?

ARE YOU THAT DENSE?

HUMAN LIFE FOR A STATUE?

WHAT A PERVERSION OF JUSTICE YOU PEOPLE DISPENSE.

 

READY TO TAKE A WARM HUMAN LIFE

TO AVENGE A THING MADE FROM WOOD.

AND YOU THINK THIS IS GOOD?

FORGET EVERY ONE OF YOU.

KEEP YOUR CULTURE AND YOUR PRETENSE OF AFFLUENCE,

AND ALL THAT YOU SERVE IN PREFERENCE

BESIDES ALMIGHTY DIVINE PROVIDENCE.

GOD KNOWS MY INNOCENCE.

I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIS BENEFICENCE.

SO I FEAR NOT THE INSANITY OF YOUR VIOLENCE.

 

They did their worse, uttering every kind of curse,

while Ibraheem recited a most holy verse…

They intended to immerse him in flame.

Though he was blamed he was not ashamed

for defaming falsehood’s vile perverse claim.

 

They catapulted him into a gigantic bond fire, helplessly caged.

The oil soaked wood ignited. The inferno engaged. The bonfire raged.

The outraged mob cheered at what their cruel fanaticism staged.

Until…………………. Ibraheem walked from the flames that Allah had assuaged.

The ruler, the elite, the common man in the street,

were stunned and amazed at this miraculous feat.

The heat; why didn’t it treat him like wheat?

Was his God really God? Was their fathers’ ways obsolete?

 

But Nay. Most were too filled with conceit

to retreat from error’s heat, admit defeat,

and entreat Abraham’s God, to complete

His favor on them from their head to their feet.

 

So in time they forgot. They valued The Prophet like snot.

So Ibraheem took his wife Sarah, his first cousin Lott,

and those of the people who heard and believed,

and left those fool people whom Satan deceived.

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