Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Spyglass, The Sinner and The Most Merciful

Some people use the spyglass to help navigate their way through life.
Others use it to spy on people and their secrets. Spying on and prying out
the follies of people is a terrible thing that they do. But they are often
deluded into thinking that it is God's work that they are undertaking.
Nothing can be further from the truth.
56. Spyglass (Omar Hana)
The only contemptible sin
To be found through the spyglass
Is the spyglass
And the spy himself...

If there is nothing good to be seen,
Do not look!

If there is nothing good to be heard,
Do not eavesdrop!

If there is nothing good to be said,
Then, say nothing!

Even the recording angel (who hovers near your left shoulder) is reluctant to record our misdeeds. Already these heavenly heralds do not even take into account our bad thoughts. But where the angels are reluctant, some people appear to love playing the role of the moral police or theocratic cops. In fact they appear to have no other hobby than to muck rack and to throw stones of accusations at us poor sinners...

11. Dam
If some people had their way
We would be on our hands and knees
Looking for stones to throw.
They would divert Allah’s Mercy
So that to the Ocean
No river shall forevermore flow.

And if we argue with them that God is Most Merciful, they will say "God's Mercy is only for good people (like us) and not bad people (like you)." But it doesn't make sense, does it? If you are good already, why do you need God's Mercy at all? Because according to you, you are already wonderful and promised salvation on your own merits.

I have nothing written for such individuals. Because after all, this is the sinners' almanac. But my abiding happiness is that I have you, sunshine. You who can accept me despite my questionable antecedents.

So thank you.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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