Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Triumph of Truth

“Truth is come, and falsehood is vanished, and shall not return any more.” Sura 34, ‘Saba’, Koran

Abdullah
The thrones of time shall pass away,
As Egypt, Babylon, and Tyre;
Earth’s mighty cities all decay,
And kings and conquerors expire;
But Truth shall, in eternal bloom,
Survive, though unbelievers rage,
Shall see foul error meet its doom,
And flourish through eternal age.

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The Sun may cease to pour forth light,
And lost may be moon’s silv’ry ray,
The stars expire in endless night,
Vanish the planets all away,
But Truth shall raise her peerless head
Above the ruins of them all;
And smile, when time and tide are fled,
Before the Truth falsehood shall fall.

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Exultant then shall be the cry
O’er errors throne, prostrate in dust,
And Muslims see that Good, Most High,
In whom they always put their trust,
Bid Truth commence its endless reign,
Falsehood vanquish’d and triumph’d o’er,
The “True direction” made most plain,
And error to return no more.

by Abdullah Quilliam

Other written works can be found here.
Originally published in The Islamic World, January 1895

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Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus

This is the Muslim, spoken-word version.

This was originally posted by talkislam. I have inserted the initial blurb from their ‘About’ section:

“A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. This is not an attack upon Christians, so please don’t take this as offensive, it’s just a means of education and let people know what Jesus was truly sent with. Jesus is a Prophet of Islam, yet a God of Christianity. In Islam God is all Powerful, But in Christianity God was overpowered and crucified on the cross, how can the Almighty God be overpowered, these are just examples for people to think about, we are not forcing you to believe, just ponder and question. The Quran is the final testament, Muhammad is the final Messenger. Islam is the final religion, so no I dont Hate Islam. One God, One God only, He does not beget nor was he begotten, He is the GREATEST. And has no partners. (Holy Quran Ch 112)

Facebook: talkislam

Twitter: #spokenwordmuslim

The following is a video response to bball1989’s video ‘Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus – Spoken Word’.”

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Dawkins on Religion

This was a very interesting discussion.

In brief, Mehdi Hasan explains that “in trying to disparage faith, Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse evidence with proof; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence.” (Emphasis added – mine.)

This is an important point. The Qur’an constantly asks us to ‘reflect’, to use our ‘reason’, to look at nature, for instance, and see or recognise the clear ‘signs’ or ‘evidences’ for God. Why the sense of mystery? Or the sense of ‘seeking God’? Well that’s precisely because of a certain conception of life that this religion, Islam, takes – as opposed to an Atheist’s conception. Islam sees life as a sojourn, journey and a test, whereas Atheism doesn’t, necessarily. This conception will undoubtedly steer one’s perspective prior to any ‘debate’ to very different directions. That’s the first thing to mention.

Dawkins on Religion

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From Hate to Hope

This comes from The Prophetic Timeline website.

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The Voyage of a Scholar

On the day that paper clips and files

And memos snowed upon a city

I opened an unfamiliar book

To see what had brought that storm

Each night I brushed back dreams

By turning pages of profundity

To learn what had placed death

In the eyes of passport photos

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Signs… Amazing Poem by Boonaa Mohammed

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