Thursday, 5 November 2015

POEM: Three Groups Of Muslimahs On Social Media | Which Team Do You Fit In?

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Three groups of Muslimahs I've noticed these days,
When it comes to social media and its likes:
The first consists of young ones who love the Net,
Posting pics and updates, almost day and night -

Spoiling their timelines with photos of self-love,
Flaunting their selfies often with their hair shown,
Competing with others who likewise show off,
Begging for users' likes to prove they're not lone -

Some of them sin through spreading lies and gossip,
Insults about someone - said indirectly,
Some neglect Salah, some forget their duties,
Some are ashamed to befriend their family.

They waste their time when what they do don't make sense -
In collecting sins while Allah watches them.
May Allah bless them with Islamic knowledge,
And guide them to what leads to Him and Heaven.

The second group is of sisters who log on
To learn Islam and share God's Message with all.
Even when online they maintain good manners.
When prayer time comes, they answer Allah's Call.

Their updates are of meaningful messages,
Free of falsehood and that which would invite hate -
Useful tips and reminders they love to share,
They encourage good deeds, almost night and day.

Backbiting and hurting others they avoid.
With world news some of them would keep up to date,
Not to join in debates, but to supplicate
For all Muslims worldwide, every night and day.

The third team is of sisters whose numbers may
Be few - they're careful of what they say and do.
They're a mix of introverts and extroverts,
Who believe social media has no value.

They protect themselves from lies and showing off,
Boasting and interfering with others' lives.
A few of them may own some passive accounts,
For Allah just to maintain family ties.

Their time is mostly spent reading on Islam,
Fasting Sunnah fasts, or reading the Qur'an,
Attending Islamic classes, assisting
Others in what is right whenever they can,

Praying more Sunnah and Nawafil prayers,
Thanking Allah for the guidance He gave them,
And for not taking part in people's drama -
They love Allah's Love, not His slaves' attention.

This is not a message to not go online -
This is but reminders to myself and you:
This is our purpose: to worship Allah and
Be with him in Heaven for being Muslims true.

Love what and whom Allah loves. Hate what He hates.
Take care of your acts both online and offline.
Stay quiet when silence is best - speak when right.
And know that Allah watches all - all the time.

Mariam M.

Include all Muslims worldwide in your good du'as :)

Some links to my beloved Mom's Islamic books
and link to an Islamic Bookstore online Dar-us-Salam

May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
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