Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Days of Ignorance (Jahiliyya) By Lillian Maaita

"Jahiliyya" refers to Pre-Islamic Arabia, also known as
"Days of Ignorance," before the Prophet Muhammad's 
divine revelation.
We live in Jahiliyya.
Although we still can't see.
The sand sweeps over our vision
and nothing is as is seems.

We live in Jahiliyya,
where some girls are still denied
a right to education,
we're still burying them alive.

We live in Jahiliyya.
We worship ourselves as gods,
following every desire
as if we can beat the odds.

We live in Jahiliyya.
We feed our devils by the day.
We nourish them and praise them
and obey every word they say.

We live in Jahiliyya
and one day may reside in Hell,
where we'll point at the devil
and he'll say "You can only blame yourselves."

We live in Jahiliyya.
I'm sorry to say it's true,
And soon will come a time
We'll regret everything we do.

We live in Jahiliyya.
Everything's the same.
We live in Jahiliyya,
yet we tell ourselves "We've changed."

We tell ourselves we're better
that we obey and we believe
but when it comes to the word of God,
not one word do we heed.

We live in Jahiliyya,
for ignorance still prevails
If only we had followed the path
of our Prophet's perfectly laid out trail.

We live in Jahiliyya.
But because we've advanced with time,
we think we are superior,
but our hearts are just as blind.

We live in Jahiliyya
And the reckoning comes soon
so repent and turn to Allah now,
lest you meet your doom.

"Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away." (Quran. 21:1)
اقْتَرَبَ لِلنَّاسِ حِسَابُهُمْ وَهُمْ فِي غَفْلَةٍ مَّعْرِضُونَ

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