go CAIR – spoken. word. – poetry fatwa

normal. everyday. muslims.

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i’m trying so hard to write more poetry but it’s not working. need. to. get. passion.

here’s some random uncompleted stuff.

brain is arrested
mind is congested
plate is full
and food’s left undigested
my state of rest is restless
steps are guarded and tested
left empty nest with eggs in midwest
alert and protesting
whining but blessing
naked but dressing
invested

arrested minds
congested lines
empty plates
digested swine
protesting divine

outlast the passion
outmatch the hate
inspiration by doing
invest in your take

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POETRY FATWA – taken from AskImam

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself used to enjoy listening to verses of poetry containing wisdom. It is reported in a Hadith from ‘Amr ibn al-Sharid who reported from his father who said, “One day I was riding with the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and he asked, “Do you remember any poems from Umayyah ibn Abi’l-Salt?” I said yes. He said, “Go ahead.” So I recited one verse. Then he asked for more and I recited another one. Then he asked for more. (This continued) until I had recited to him one hundred verses.” (Sahih Muslim)

In conclusion, poetry is permissible according to Shari’ah when its contents are permissible and it does not cause one to neglect their obligations towards Allah Ta’ala. It is prohibited when it contains lies or obscenities and causes one to neglect their duties towards Allah Ta’ala.

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