Islam means PEACE. "Verily, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression"

"We have made you into tribes and sub-tribes that you may recognize one another.....
Be always just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is aware of what you do.”

A man came to a Holy place, a look of wonder on his face

he felt his Holy power draw near and knelt down filled with love and fear

“Dear Prophet, he began at last, I've been a sinner but that's all past

I've cleared my slate, I died for you, I fought the Holy fight

I moved among the infidels and wrought your Holy might

All the things your priests have asked I did for you and more

I made the ultimate sacrifice in this, our Holy war”


The sage was moved, the man could tell. 

He felt his deeds had served him well

“I gave my all as I was asked and seeking nothing in return

but I was promised eternal life and virgins who would yearn

to satisfy my every wish and fill me with delight -

an everlasting after-life of luxury by right”


The priest still seemed to hesitate; the man's frustration grew

“My Prophet, Holy One, you know all that I did for you

forsaking every human tie and posing as a tourist I

wore a suit’s explosive mix and mixing with the hue and cry

of those hated by our faithful throng, and at the chosen time,

I struck a blow on your behalf, swift judgement for their crimes

I've left behind my wife and child, though many died with me

"innocents" they may be called but their guilt was plain to see”


At last the Prophet was moved to speak, and at his words the man grew weak

with dread, and awe, immortal fear and with each word the man shed tears

“My son He said you're such a fool.  You've been used just like a tool

by evil men with evil schemes they sell to fools like you with dreams

of mortal pay for dreadful deeds this wasn't done for love, but greed”


“You think you struck a blow for me with what you did but can't you see

you've betrayed my every word. A war indeed!  Well how absurd

when all I taught was love and duty, respect for life in all its beauty,

the virtues of a peaceful life of a family and a faithful wife.

you come to me and talk of wars expecting pay and virgin whores...!”


“Your wife will love a better man; your child will call him “Father”

your soul will live eternally but soon you'll find you'd rather

have saved your precious suit of fire and lived in peace, not endless life

in a slow replay of that fatal blast that you hardly felt but now it'll last

you'll feel your flesh be torn away each agonising atom with every passing day.”





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