Islam: A Way of Life | A Poem

Regardless what ID you hold,
Your hijab gives you an identity no one can steal.

Regardless of where you are from,
Your beard grants you an identity no one can thieve.

La ilaha il Allah Muhammadun Rasulullah [1];
A belief keeps you awake.
Wa Ma Ta waffuqi illlah billah [2];
An understanding keeps you alive.
Al Hamdulillah;
An attitude keeps you blessed.

Daily prayers,
The fastest way to connect with your Almighty.
Constant du’as [3],
The best way to tone up your deen [4].
Countless Qur’an readings,
The most effective way to search for knowledge.
Frequent charity,
The selfless way to pile up your good deeds.
Regular fasting,
The easiest way to purify your body and mind.

Honorific hajji—the greatest way
To remember the Almighty,
To submit to Allah’s commands and laws,
To recall the Prophets (peace be upon them),
To clean the heart,
To experience what may happen in the hereafter—and so much more.

Islam, through the most reasonable and natural way, is
To complete your fragile heart,
To comfort your weak soul,
To match your true needs.



[1] La ilaha il Allah Muhammadun Rasulullah – Arabic: الله رسول محمد الله إلا إلھ لا : This is the Shahada, an Islamic phrase that declares belief in the One God and the acceptance of Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon Him) as God’s messenger.

[2] Wa Ma Ta waffuqi illah billah – Arabic: !با الا توفیقي وما : My success is only by Allah!

[3] Dua – Arabic: عاء َد literally meaning invocation, is an act of supplication.

[4] Deen – Arabic: دین The word is sometimes translated as “religion,” but for Muslims it refers to “proclaimed faith” or “adherence to manifest divine decrees as stipulated by the book Qur’ān.”

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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