Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The day Osama died

The day Osama died 
by Azly Rahman
The day Obama put that Osama to sleep I saw a rainbow across the Manhattan sky
But why was it black?
with a darker cloud bursting at the end
                      of the rainbow?
The end of jihad and the last man could it be?
I do not know
Meditating upon a Manhattan bagel and a latte to begin my day
Watching bodies flow up and down Fifth Avenue
A man in three-piece suit at a news stand holding a daily
a front page photo
of that man Osama
a large caption reads " ROT IN HELL"
Meandering were my thoughts as those words danced frantically
Does not the Quran curse those who bring terror
          in the name of Thy Lord who created thee and placed thee in an abode called "Love"?
Did not the Quran warned against false prophets and those who bring chaos into this world?
Did not the Quran asketh human beings to see and feel what the Path of Righteousness is about?
Did not the last verse of the Quran speak about holding on fast
          to the brotherhood and sisterhood of humanity?

Is not the greatest jihad lie in the struggle against
          arrogance,
          intoxication of power,
          selfishness,
          gluttony,
          the urge to plunder,
          murder
                        ... in the name of religion too?
Why must those who believe in the Merciful and The Compassionate be apologists
          to those who create terror and make false promises
                            to those who are trained to terrorize?

That Osama died for his own truth
In a world wherein there is none to hold on to
          except that of  one's evolving own
truth that matters lies not in how others have read the Scriptures for you
          but how you have read them
                     and how the Scriptures in turn have read you

From Love Man hath come
Unto Love Man shall return

5 comments:

enta omri said...

For the purpose Osama had set for himself and followers of his purpose, if he the one in the knowing of the knowledge he had learned, and due to that knowledge he has made a bad decision, he will obtain one mark, if by that knowledge he had made good decision, he will obtain two marks. This is my assessment on the situation. There are and will be many facets of argument coming from both sides of the coin nonetheless, to muslims in the know, the blood of another Muslim brother or sister is not halal unless he/she has been charged and convicted of offences/crime before the court of law proper in quorum of his peers n society crimes committeed suited to be paid by his blood.

My humble view on this matter pertaining to humans of the 2nd millennium, Dr Azly. Like I said, there will be many arguments put forth by many different individuals or groups of people on the subject of bin Laden.

UniversalTraveller65 said...

Well writtem POEM sir. Osama choose the path of violence. Killing of civilians was his mistake. If he had taken on the armed forces , then i guess his fight would have justified.

Verone said...

I still fail to understand why killing must be the ultimate punishment for a killer...it is just sad.

Anonymous said...

He who live by the gun will die by the gun......

Wintermute said...

"Mohammed is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another"
Quran 48:29

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