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Islam and Interfaith Relations

A hot topic invites many questions
Filled all the headlines in this nation
“The interfaith marriage legalizing”
“The Ministry and Islamic Rules”
The keywords,
Takes over all the attention.
Voices of dissatisfaction,
Cheers of complementation.
The war of minds
is about to begin.

This is;
The country with the biggest Muslim population.
The country with Islam as the first foundation.… Continue Reading

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Broken Experiences

“Why have you come to school like this?”
“Haven’t you heard a Hijabi was recently dismissed?”
“School authorities don’t allow religious symbols!”
Seemed as if the rule was only against a particular religion!
Rituals and prayers in assembly halls were done unopposed,
Under the label of culture, the majoritarian concept was imposed!

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Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!
Look what just happened!
Something’s been hampered
In a few seconds!

Nothing’s unusual in this,
It’s the norm currently
To sever ties of kinship
For issues so worldly!

None can be free of blame, I admit,
But petty issues can surely be dismissed;
Instead, a tumult is created,
Ties, all the more, are weakened!

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The Return

In the dark of the night,
The young girl sat down
Alone, lonely, and secluded.
She was kneeling, bowing her head.
Strings of words spoken, softly,
“Allah, I am tired,
I am desperate,
I am stuck,
Feeling despicable, and sinful.”
She cried, sobbing.
Her gaze was diverted to the thing in front of her.
A book.
Clean and well maintained.… Continue Reading