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Thursday, December 15, 2005

ABC Islam

A is for Allah

Lord of the Universe, who is One,

He made the earth, stars, and sun

He made angels to worship and pray,

He made man from a dab of clay

B is for Bilal

Bilal is that tall, brave African man,

Islam freed him and gave him iman

Calling the Muslims to come and pray,

Was his duty each night and day

C is for Children

Black, white, red, yellow, and brown,

Better than the jewels in a crown

Laughing or crying, short or tall,

Allah loves children, one and all

D is for Du'a

Remembering Allah all nights and days,

By giving Him our thanks and praise

Thank Allah with "Al Hamdulillah"

And praise Him with "Subhanallah

E is for Earth

With its mountains, rivers, and seas,

Animals, birds, fruits, and trees

They all declare Allah's Might,

Following His laws, wills, and light

F is for Faith

That which the Muslims call Iman,

Is in the heart of the believing man

Will come from his lip and hand,

Love for Allah pouring out like sand

G is for Gabriel

An angel created by Allah from light,

His duty is to serve Allah all day and night

To Prophet Muhammad (S) he did appear,

To bring mankind the Holy Qur'an so dear

H is for Heaven

God's garden of joy, peace, and love,

The home for Muslim's souls above

The path to this heavenly place

Is faith in Allah's guidance and grace

I is for Islam

A way of life for all of who,

Give to Allah the praise that is due

We worship and pray five times a day,

Because we know it is the best way

J is for Jesus

Peace be upon him, 'Isa, the son of Maryam,

To his people Allah's word did he carry

By Allah's help he made the sick well,

So people would believe what he had to tell

K is for Ka'bah

First house of Allah in Makkah was made,

By Ibrahim and Isma'il the stones were laid

Millions of believers from every race,

Come for Hajj tot his extra special place

L is for Life

A precious gift from Allah to you,

Don't waste it, he knows what you do

Don't chase pleasure or forget Allah,

No matter how little, say "Al-Hamdulillah

M is for Muhammad

Peace be upon him, Abdullah's son,

From Allah's enemies he did not run

Of all the Prophets he was the last,

Islam his message which we hold fast

N is for Nuh

Peace be upon him, a Prophet who was very good,

Allah told him to build an ark, fast as he could

Take pairs of animals and the believers-all,

The flood was coming and the waves would be tall!

O is for Obedience

It is the duty of each Muslim to obey,

The Qur'an and the Sunnah all the way

Go for Hajj, give Zakah, fast, and pray,

And to your parents do not say, "Nay!"

P is for Prayer

It is the cornerstone of Muslim life,

And the devil it cuts like a knife

Prayer five times a day is a must,

In Allah you should put your trust

Q is for Qur'an

A blessing and guide for all of mankind,

In it Allah's message you will find

Of all His messages it is the last,

Perfect for present, future, and past

R is for Ramadan

For Muslims this blessed month of fasting,

Is to celebrate Allah's love everlasting

All day, no food, nor drink, nor evil deeds,

Pray and read Qur'an, to heaven this leads

S is for Surah

One hundred and fourteen in the Qur'an,

Read them and trust in Al-Rahman,

Do you know ten of them that you can say?

Knowing them will help you pray

T is for Tawheed

La ilaaha illallah, Allah is the only one,

There is no partner with Him, nor son

Alla is the answer to all that we need,

Watch your heart and tongue, He knows every deed

U is for Ummah

The Muslim community which Muhammad (S) found,

The brotherhood of Islam made it sound

Allah's laws in the Qur'an and Sunnah,

Are to help everyone in the Ummah

V is for Victory

It is the help from Allah to you,

His guidance in everything you do

Work and prayer a Muslim does need,

To celebrate Allah's victory, indeed!

W is for Wudu'

We must keep our minds and bodies clean,

Because by Allah we are always seen

Whenever you hear the call of athan,

Prepare and come pray as soon as you can

X is for "Seen" *

X is not easy for us to rhyme,

So we'll not waste much of your time

In higher math X is hard to find,

But Allah's path is clear even to the blind

(* the Arabic letter "seen" stands for the unknown)

Y is for Yunus

Peace be upon him, a good man in a wicked town,

He ran to the sea and a whale gobbled him down

By the mercy of Allah he was saved to tell,

His people to become good and obey Allah well

Z is for Zero-sin

It is the way we each begin,

Free from wordly sin

So, don't let yourself forget,

Keep out of the devil's threat!

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