I hope everyone is doing great. I have posted a couple new writings, both fun and serious. Take a look and see what you like. The summer is going great so far. I am relaxing, writing, and enjoying my time. Hope the same is happening on everyone else’s side. Send me a message just to say hi if you would like.
This is to all the women out their who feel under-appreciated,
We need you as Men, you make us better,
So this video goes out to the woman of my dreams,
I am thankful 2 Allah (swc) I got you in my life.
Love you 2 death
To Fam’ and Friends
I added a couple new poetry pieces. Read when you get a chance.
Salam Alaikum….and welcome all my fam.
A woman: whether she is labeled by society as a hoe, @it@h, @hore, naked, half-naked, or sells herself (for reasons you are not aware of and will never understand); these women need your respect, someday they will change and become mothers.
Those who throw the first stone, must look in their own eyes and take out the meter long sticks before critiquing others. For if we are un-able to give dawah to those who need it most, we ourselves have mis-understood Islam.
It is said in hadith by; Abu Shurayh Khuwaylid ibn ‘Amr al-Khuza’i (RA), “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘O Allah! I consider it a wrong action that the rights of two weak ones be violated: orphans and women.” [an-Nasa'i]
Women, muslim or non-muslim are one of the greatest creations of Allah (swt). There are treasures of this world in which have to be given the utmost respect, kindness, and sincerity. If we do not follow hadith, nor the teachings of the prophet (pbuh) we are committing a wrong action against both the prophet’s (pbuh) own teaching and Allah’s (swt).
Further more, Abu’d-Darda’ ‘Umaymir (RA) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘Help me in seeking out the weak. They are supported. You are provided for on account of the weak among you.” [Abu Dawud]
We as Muslims are given the obligation to give dawah and seek out the poor and homeless. This does not mean only money, poor can be portrayed as emptyness are both the heart and the outer appearance. We as Muslims were given the gift of knowing the correct way, which is why it is our job to use our knowledge with sincerity.
If we are un-able to fulfill the obligation of seeking out the homeless, the poor, the women who are the other half of creation in regards to males. Then we are failing. If we are un-able to spread this knowledge not only with words, but our hearts and sincerity. Then our knowledge is misplaced. We must be able to use our hearts as Muslims, to help others out of the darkness.
For we as Muslims may have the gift of knowledge. But we are not better than another because of it. That means we have more of a responsibility. With great power comes great responsiblity. My brothers and sisters of Islam, when you look out of your windows. Not the house windows. But the window from your soul, from your heart valves. I ask, not speak, but feel, reach out with the sincerity that is inside of the knowledge.
Give hope to those that may be in a different place then you. When this is happening, we may finally understand what this deen and what we call as Islam is about. We must not only call ourselves Muslim but we must show sincerity as the hadith of the prophet (pbuh) and Allah (swt) asks us to do.
Hey Everyone – 4/29/2013
I hope your weeks have been good to ya’. I posted a couple new poetry pieces. The newest one is my favorite of recent. So please read and respond back.
Peace and Love
Hey Y’all – 4/23/13
Been having tough couple weeks. I didn’t know how far down a person can go until now. Being honest, I worked all my life for everything I have received. I came from nothing, worked through hardships, and the end result is where I came from but a different setting.
I got a lot of skills, whether it’s a poet or writer, spoken word or writing lyrics. I know I could be something big if I got a chance. Still, everything that will go wrong happens to always go wrong.
I am just not sure, how much more I can take. Because I look out in the world, see people like Lil Wayne and all those rappers, corrupting young people’s minds. When we could be writing meaningful songs that the youth can rise up 2.
I just wish I could change the world.
I hope all of my dedicated followers are doing fine, I have uploaded some new poetry pieces to the blog. Please check them out if you have time. Also, I attached a video by Kirk Franklin. I usually don’t listen to this genre, but I wanted to upload this for my viewers and fans who do listen. It has a good message, I personally didn’t pay attention to the different religious aspects. Rather, it’s meaning and what the core message was, that is very important. Never give up my people, never give up.
Honestly, today I am not great but not bad either, Al-Ham-di-illah. Could always be worse, I understand that. I guess its more in the mind than anything. Mentally, I have been jumping all over. The one thing that I have recently been contemplating is an individual’s ability to sustain him or herself. We all go through obstacles, trials, tribulations, etc. When do they stop? Or do they stop? Are these trials tests from God? Me personally, I think when an individual goes through tough life events, it’s a test.
I am thinking about you, my boo I miss you already
In-sha-allah everyone is having a happy Jummah. So Jummah Mabarak. I am doing good. I got 3 out of the 5 classes back. Other than that, things could always be worse. So we got to be thankful.
Good evening to all my people…I am back in MN. Due to some bad luck oversea’s. In-sha-allah I will be coming out with some new poems.
The Journey Has Started, here I come LONDON!
Today will be my last day in the U.S for awhile. I am heading to London for some time off as an Author/Poet/Writer. I need a new environment, along with inspiration. Also, this is the next step in my journey. So hopefully I will be able to post pictures and so forth. So you can be up to date with my journey. For now peace out,
Just a good video!
So I have been thinking lately, not a bad thing more a creative, imaginative, the purpose of life kind of questions. As you, guys tend to switch girls quickly, meaning who they like. But as a poet, an artist, someone who uses words to make others knowledge-able, I realized that love hits us in un-familiar, ways we least expect it.
Their have been many girls that I liked over the years. Some not serious, others kinda’ serious. But there has been one that I saw and continue to see who would fit my ideal wife expectations. I’m not picky, rather I like a woman who can be at my level both with poetry, words, and art.
Their has been this particular girl, I can’t say where she lives because that would spoil the surprise. But she is a very unique individual. The first thing that I like is that we both are poets, we love words, writing, making others think about what they read. And this girl has talent, she is extremely gifted. For a writer like myself it is a true turn on, a poet who finds a woman who can play with words its kinda’ like the best sex ever.
I found this woman. The way she used words, writes poetry, it makes me melt inside of myself. I am able to see myself get old with this sister. So in-sha-allah whatever happens now. All I ask is Allah grants us with endless possibilities.
Peace and Love
How Y’all Doing??
I hope everyone is doing great…
Me personally I am doing wonderful, I am at peace, I feel like I am in the same state of mind as I was while in South and East Africa u feel me? Nothing could make right now go wrong, nothing…Allah, God, Jah, whatever word u want to use. He has blessed me with vision, wisdom, a sort of knowledge about future journey.
I have in a way been to the “promise land” of my own future, not deja vu, this is more of I know what to look for in terms of signs and what Allah has decreed for me. But overall, in-sha-allah I will be doing what I expected. After several nights of Salat (prayer) through the night, waiting to see the signs.
I know it is the right thing to do. So London is my next step. Hopefully, I get to settle down with someone. Only Allah knows for sure. So look out for more updates…and like always peace and love….
I hope everyone had a great break, hope it was wonderful. I have added a couple more poetry pieces. I have been honored to be in the Saint Cloud literary Magazine. One of my poems were put in this years issue. Just in case some of the followers don’t know, I have published a poetry book so check that out on Amazon, “Words 4rom Shakespeare 2.0″.
School is alright but I am thinking about taking a break, a lot of famous writers, poets, and artists have got inspiration from the U.K (London). Be on the look out for updates about that. Only Allah (God) knows what will occur, to all my brothers and sisters (regardless of religion). I have found out that we need to follow what are hearts says. Listen to the road and just listen. School is fun no doubt, but I need to get some space. Explore my writing more, you know? Within a couple of weeks, insha-allah hopefully things work out.
Besides for those 2 thoughts not much else. I did add a video to this blog post. It’s a very heart-felt emotional song. About something real, so please open your eyes and take what is given as knowledge and know that sincerity is needed (everyone deserves some).
Peace & Love
Wanted to upload this song, its amazing and can give hope.
Peace and Love
I hope your week and spring break is going great. Mine was alright. I got some hw to do when I get back to school. I upload a couple new poems up. Also, a reminder if you like my blog please buy my book its on amazon and the link is lower down this page. Here is a video just to chill and listen to,
Just wanted to say hey, see how all of you are doing? I upload some new work so check those out. I am currently on spring break. I will try to upload some work but if I don’t just know I am thinking of you. Lastly, I might try to get up on you tube soon. Start a channel see how that goes you know. Will see if it can work out or not. But check in with you all later,
Just a fun video today, hope you like it and gets you to smile today. We all deserve to smile.
15$ for Kindle
25$ for Paperback (if this is not seen on amazon, should be fixed within 2 – 3 business days)
Update, it’s on amazon so save your orders (pre-order),
Good news…..my book is finally published. So if you like this blog, my first 150 poetry pieces are in book format. So please buy the first edition book. It is for a good cause and the second edition shall be printed within the next couple years. I have provided the link to my book “Words 4rom Shakespeare 2.0″. I used the numbers 4 and 2 because of Jacki Robinson being number 42 and breaking the color barrier. He is a very influential man and I give him credit for a lot of my inspirations. Check out the site and hopefully you buy my book,
I added another poetry piece today. Also, I put another category labeled Hip Hop Inspired. This section I would like to add “beware”, this is to all the people who are not used to hip hop nor like language that is expressive, some call it explicit. Either way, if you don’t want to read it, then don’t. It’s your choice. Lastly, the 25th the exterior of my book should be finished and I get a hard copy for myself. Takes about a week after that to be placed on Amazon. So look out for that 2.
Sorry about the extended period of silence. I have been busy with school, work, and I am working on my book 2. So I have been running around non-stop. But the good thing is I uploaded a lot of new poetry pieces. Also I wanted to discuss something important. I have been getting several inquiries about why I write about so many different topics. I write religious pieces for the religious folks. I write fun pieces for those who just want to read something interesting. And for those who want to read about serious issues I write about poverty and so on. So this means all of you have a choice what to read. So if you don’t like what I write, then you do not have to read any of my blog.
This shows you I really don’t care about the haters. Myself I grew up around Hip Hop and Rap. I have been influenced by it all my life. Which means I also write about the topics that we see in Hip Hop before during the Golden Era and now. The language I use in each poem is for a specific reason, the poetry itself is different with different styles for each person or reader. There is something for everyone in other terms. I saw all this because I have of recently got some people telling me it’s inappropriate. Well my answer is don’t read my blog and I will answer for it when I die thanks. So yeah, hopefully you like what has been of recent. Also I uploaded the cover to my book coming out soon. So In-sha-allah it is soon. See you all later.
Hey y’all. I feel a little better today. Not a lot more but some. I can’t wait till I go back to school though. It will take some of the edge off. But I also worry because I don’t know how much longer I can stand and stay strong. I have been fighting some health issues of late. I added a couple new poetry pieces today.
I do want to talk about one thing today. It’s the fact that people talk about those who live in Ghetto area’s or projects like they know about them. And that s retarded because they don’t know crap about them. I always hear mostly white people, religious people, or rich people say “why don’t they just leave. It’s easy.” Sure for a white person anything is easier. But in the ghetto you can just move up like that. Sometimes theirs consequences. Let’s say their was one brother whose dad was part of a gang and when he got older the young brother wanted to move. He more than likely can’t because he is affiliated with and probably does errands or runs something for the gang in his hood.
Theirs things like this that people never realize. Worst is when religious people, I find other Muslims talk about how they can just stop dealing drugs and do the right thing. Sure, if you mean the older brother stop running errands, stop making the only income that feeds the family sure, Because their death wont be important. Specifically if the younger brother stops going to school, sure that’s cool.
Things like this happen and are never thought about. I just hope that people open their eyes to the world. My last piece explains this fact a little bit, hopefully you all get something from today,
My question today is, is it possible that we are living in Jenna/Paradise/Heaven but we just don’t know it? My latest poetry piece asks this question along with a little twist at the end. Hopefully all of you enjoy that post. But seriously, what do all of you think? Comment and tell me what you position is on this. For me I do think that we are partly living in paradise we just don’t notice it. We can see both the good and the bad where we live. I would think that even though we are in paradise it’s not that are free will just disappears. That is a bit unfair I would think? That’s just my opinion. This is just a short little conversation I wanted to start.
Another thing I do hate is when people say, “it was meant to be or it was God’s will”. I hate that phrase partly because it’s just stupid. There is a hadith of a traveler who went to see the prophet (pbuh) and the man forgot to tie up his camel to a tree before going to the lecture. When the man returned his camel was gone, ran off. He asked the prophet, how can this be? I came to listen to you speak. The prophet (pbuh) spoke words similar to, our actions here on earth, cause consequences. We can’t just rely on Allah to do everything. We must commit action as well. This means what we do is out of free will and the negative consequences are our fault. So when people say it’s god’s will, that’s wrong. What they are trying to say but are too stupid to realize is, they are just using an excuse not to put the blame on themselves. Because of course that would mean its their fault, and it can’t be their fault. Sorry I’m just going on now. Signing off fam, have a good evening.
So I had a pretty good Christmas, it was alright for the mood and the state of mind I am in. I did have one bright moment I got a picture sent to me by my sister. My niece is so pretty, she is this young little one. She is an Angel. She is one of the few reasons why I decide to keep fighting for breath and air. If I didn’t have her I don’t know what would happen or what I would do?
Only thing I need is my niece though. She is going to be turning 7 or 8. One of those. Her name is Sophia. Beautiful name
I know she will make me proud.
Going to be coming out with a three-piece project (rough drafts and project) called “the hood ain’t ghetto”. Centered around the truths of kids in those area’s and what happens in everyday lives. It’s about what is perceived which is different from what is actually occurring. Understanding that the circumstance sometimes chooses the individual and they don’t have a choice. It is a dedication piece to the young men and women who go through and live in the hood. Hopefully people enjoy the collection. Also beware that it does talk about socially relevant, important issues, that some people may not be used to. Just saying do not be surprised or if you are a light-hearted person it’s not for you. Like I said it’s a dedication piece so it’s only for those kids and making sure they stay strong.
Today is a very sad day. Their was another school shooting in which at least 20 school children died. My they be in Jenna. It got be thinking a lot about whether the world is going crazy. I came to the conclusion that the world isn’t going crazy just some of the people in it. I think a lot of people mis-use the phrase, “in the name of God”. I know on the news this wasn’t the case, the shooters did not do this any the name of anyone. And I thank god for this because it was have been that much more sad.
I also realized that I want my kids to live in another country. The U.S for the positives it has, which are many,
* good education (meaning college)
* great place to start a business
* you can start a new life here
* not sure about any others
The cons on the other hand,
* not safe
* random school shootings
* economy sucks
* FBI phone taps all Muslims
* kidnapping of suspected terrorists (meaning innocent men and women)
* finally we have a president that’s black but he turned half white half way through his term
* no help for the black communities from the government
Should I go on?
But like I said I want my kids to be raised in an Islamic state, or at least where there are muslims. Somewhere I don’t have to worry about my kids being shot at nor killed just because of who they are or what they believe in. That is why I am graduating inshallah next year and then I will be gone. But today made me think about my future a lot.
Hopefully next week which is finals week goes by fast. And for all the Christians who read my blog, have a merry Christmas. My adopted mom is catholic so I celebrate christmas because I love her and I get to see family. But I hope everyone’s finals week goes well.
So finals is coming up fast, which usually isn’t stressful. I’m looking forward to our break, get to see my niece, I haven’t seen her for a long time. Today I want to discuss something that I noticed. The tendency is that people from the U.S have no idea what is happening in our own country.
For example you can put as many Facebook status’ as you want for Syria or Palestine. And yes they deserve our help but the question comes. Why are you purposely ignoring the people who are in our own community who need help? To be honest what people are doing is not helping. Facebook status they don’t help, is your Facebook status saving lives. Did your Facebook status save the Pakistan sister who was shot to death while riding a bus, no it didn’t. Yet these Facebook status are only good for the person posting them because it makes you think you are doing something for the cause, yet you aren’t.
Or people send money, this does very little. Look at the money for relief that has been sent to Africa. So much of that money is lost, whether the dictators or presidents of countries take the relief money for themselves and hide it, maybe the money does make it but when the relief comes and is dropped into the country. The military takes the relief, or an opposing army, it never gets to the people.
These things do not help the cause. What will help a struggle is the people “in” the struggle, if they stand up for what they are fighting for. A revolution, a struggle cannot win from people “outside” of the struggle standing up, it only comes from within. That is why so many times governments or the people in power get scared when the revolution comes from “inside” of the struggle. Examples would be like the Black Panthers who got assassinated by the FBI, look at South Africa with Steve Biko being murdered in prison, which sparked a whole black conscience movement. Success of a movement is only defined by the win of the struggle coming from the inside.
That is why if we all work with the struggle we are near, by, or in. The success of other struggles will be considerably higher because the world will gain strength from one another just by watching each other’s struggle’s succeeding. This is why I think America, the people in America are failing. We have such a population of homeless adults, children, people in prison, lack of education for all these people, weak HIV/AIDS testing, low reading levels, violence in neighborhoods. And what are we doing? We are doing nothing, we are focusing ocean’s when are own children are abusing substances.
I know people will say no my child is not doing that, they are better than that. I would say you are lying to yourself, because your children are doing so. Even in the Quran, when it talks about our ummah. The arabic word being used is equivalent to blood brothers. Which means our children are killing themselves. We need to wake up, because the revolution is in our own backyard. And we are failing our children, we are failing this ummah. How can we say we are succeeding when our Masjid’s are not inviting people. Sure you say the doors are open but no they aren’t. How will someone know the masjid is inviting if you are not trying to help them in the first place?
I’m not talking about deen. The basic’s even before all that, is care. And as religious people, as Muslims we are failing. Yes we may pray 5 times a day, you may memorize Quran, sure you are apart of an MSA, okay fine you are a success on an individual level. But does ummah mean individual, does it mean by yourself. No it’s a group of people, it’s everyone included. Which means you are failing if you say you are succeeding while others are dying. This is why we need to wake up. Yes we have our dua’s to those Muslim countries in hardships. But we cannot do good for them if we can’t show them we are successful with our own people. How does it look if your own sheep die and the Shepard tries to steal another Shepard’s sheep? It looks horrible.
That is why we need to get out in our neighborhoods we need to act. A masjid should contain all things. Not just salat. It should be a place for counseling, a health clinic, giving away needed medication (over the counter). To give grief counseling, a home for homeless youth, a place for people who abuse substances to get clean. These r from the sunnah yet we ignore and ride a high horse. This message is for us, because I tell you if we can succeed with our own nation, country, people. Then the rest of the nations will follow, the other muslim countries and people will not be able to ignore.
So I ask all of my fam, all the Muslims. Please open your eyes, get off your Facebook and go outside. Visit shelters for the homeless, visit prisons, visit hoods with youth gang members. Make yourself notice-able, someone who they can go to just to talk through their struggle. And if you leave the deen out of it, Allah will bring that forward, were just here to listen, to guide through the struggle. Because I promise, once we get on our feet, then we will be in a position to help other countries, but for now we got to lift our fallen brothers in our own communities.
Yes I do think the majority of teachers r stuck up. Take immigrants for example. A number of immigrants who come to the U.S are bi-lingual or tri-lingual. For example Somali kids. They may know arabic, Somali, sometimes even a little of Swahili based on where they lived during the transition. Along with the Somali based on tribe, where their form because red hammer is different from northern tribes for example, of Koden. these kids go to school and are told by their teachers who only know one language which is english, that they are ill-literate. they are treated as if they are dumb or they aren’t smart, or they don’t know language. these kids have the ability to know 3 languages by the time they are 10. and you are telling me that maybe i shouldnt be one. the american education system is one of the most corrupted education systems in the world. we hire teachers who are both not understanding, or just frankly bias and don’t like immigrants. And yes I do have a teachings style.
I taught in south african townships, did work in east african schools, along with dealing with youth gang members in the cities, doing work with juvi kids down south. So yes I have a style. I am not their to learn, I am only going through the process, america says u have to do to become a good teacher which is bull crap. these young kids could teach the teacher a lot of things, they are kids that saw hunger, starvation, tribal wars, america bombing Mogadishu over 200 times the past 4 years over Obama’s time. these kids r smarter than the teachers that teach them. So don’t try to act like u know what these kids feel. I ain’t cocky I just know struggle first hand and that’s the only reason im teaching. You can’t learn from someone who doesn’t or hasn’t been through true struggle.
So these long paragraphs were my answer to someone who decided to tell me on Facebook, i shouldnt be a teacher. But as u can see I have opinions that i am not shy to tell people. Let me know what you think about the education system where you are, or just a random thought u get from reading my response.