We claim to be the chosen and the best
and support it from the scriptures with all zest
Do we conform to what the Creator has said?
Or, are we doing much of what the Society has fed?
We are the best from birth till death in feasting
as we enjoy to cook and eat the best with a boasting
Some are proud to make the best biryani, haleem or fish
the rest are glad to feast on these delicacies as much as they wish
We have made ourselves a name and fame for a variety of dishes
beyond this hobby we have nothing much to enhance our wishes
Our ancestors were great thinkers, inventors, scientists and the like
but we have stopped feeding our mind pretty much to the dislike
We have been asked to increase in knowledge and become wise
Alas! We have only been feeding and increasing our stomach size
The first word that Allah said to our Prophet (saw) was to READ
we have forgotten it today and we are more indulgent to FEED
Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) says “
Seeking knowledge for the sake of Allah is Worship
Searching for Islamic knowledge is Jihad
Teaching to those who do not know is Charity
Reviewing and learning is like Tasbeeh
The angels will lower their wings and even fish in the deep seas will pray
and the reward will be the highest on the Judgment Day
So, we need to reduce feeding the stomach and increase in feeding the mind
And become the best of Ummah for in knowledge we are lacking behind.
About the Author (Author Profile)
I’m Fayaz Pasha from Bangalore, the Silicon Valley and Garden City of India. I’m a Certified Life Coach and an NLP Practitioner. I love reading, writing and convey my thoughts through Poetry. Being passionate about people I would like to make my humble contribution to the Society through this blog towards detoxification of social evils particularly the dowry system and Feticide.