Why oh why? An ode to our young brothers in Islam

By Shamema Sultana ||

Bismilllah…
We love you all dearly for the sake of Allah…

So, listen up…
It’s time we stop covering up…

We need to get real and take charge of life…
With all that’s sadly become rife…

We need to put a stop to this knife crime
Before Allah (swt) calls it full time.

It’s not too late to repent…
Regardless of how many who may dissent…

You don’t have to lose your way, just come back on track as I plead you to say…
Astagfirullah as of today!

We’re sat here torn and broken with our heart shattered into pieces…

Our youths are being knifed and killed and the number just increases!

With all this unnecessary bloodshed…
My worries never leave or cease for the sad reality of what lies ahead…

Tell me…
Why oh why my brothers
Are we delivering the news to our mothers…
That their beloved son, our brother in Islam… is…no more…
Because knife crime has…yes you’ve got it… once again… struck our core??

When will all this hatred end?
When will peace and harmony come and make amends?

Do you have no value for this blessing we call life…

That you feel no shame taking it away with a stab of a knife??

You’re all so young with a bright future ahead..
Let’s stop this madness
Before all we see is red.

How many more brothers’ lives need to be claimed, before we make a stand and say no more?
Before there is an actual uproar??

I beg you brothers
Let’s think about our mothers…

They didn’t go through 9 months of ordeal
To watch their sons in pain and agony that is just unreal…

Their child’s life gone with a blink of an eye..
Where no remorse is felt… they’re just left asking why?

It’s a loss that time just can’t heal.
As their hearts are not one of steel.

Enough is enough
Don’t make life any more tough…

Let’s get back on the Deen and let’s all unite so a change can be seen.

Parents raise your hands up to Allah… turn to him in humility and beg for his guidance for our children are an ammanah regardless of their defiance.

Our brothers raise your hands up to Allah and seek his forgivenss and his guidance as he is oft forgiving and compassionate. May he guide you to the straight path and make you amongst the fortunate.

Ameen.

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