Today I was at a international conference about Gaza.

I wrote a poem in Modern-Arabic and English so I presented it today.

Here’s the poem, Arabic is translated:

I wish

I wish The Peace will bring if He wills peace and remove hate and suffering.

I wish that one day the people of Gaza will bow their heads down, not for bombs but to pray.

I wish compassion will blossom in the heart of people, I wish goodness will bring (compassion) together with the most beautiful feelings.

I pray for peace and happiness, for love and kindness but above all for mercy, compassion and steadfastness.

I pray to The Healer to heal the heart, the soul and the body that suffer and I wish for them love and faith until forever.

They say that the pain of words are worse than pain caused by the sword, they don’t see the world behind those letters.

Letters that people use to write in papers and online, inventing lies and accepting terror as if it is normal and all fine.

Night and day, they cry out of fear. Morning and evening they keep thinking of death that’s probably very near.

They wrote happiness in their heart for Allah did not write it in their fate. But they do not despair nor cry because paradise was written for them the day they were born.

Innocent people but martyrs that’s what they are, instead of turning hope into despair, they firmly believe that God wouldn’t give them all this if they couldn’t bear.

All of them suffer differently, one cries with the eyes, the other in pain he dies and others… with stones they stand up for their rights and arise.

I met this sir called Yehuda Shaul, he spoke about his time as a soldier; how he threatened innocent people and how his heart only got colder.

I cried when he answered a question about children and elderly, who cares about them he said; they’re all in the same box and being Arab is what they shared.

From dust to dust and so they know that what they call a tear, for Allah it’s a prayer therefore nothing they should fear.
May The Merciful grant them patience, acceptance for what happens to them and faith.

With a voice unheard they scream, with eyes that don’t sleep they often dream and with a memory that doesn’t forget they fight for self-esteem.

(Below isn’t recorded but part of what I read)

Alif, laam, mim (letters that are undiscovered in the qur’an), that’s exactly how they feel; undiscovered and unexplained.

Therefore I just hope that one day every oppressor will end up in the same place as Fir’awn (Pharaoh) and Haman (his mate) for that’s exactly what they deserve, so let’s end this poem together and say, pray and wish: ‘’Amen’’

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Morning thoughts. We really need to put more time in dhikr and reading books of the people of knowledge for that’s what will benefit us in this world and in the next one. Instagram ain’t going to filter jahannam in such a way that it will look like jannah. #reminder #islam

Morning thoughts. We really need to put more time in dhikr and reading books of the people of knowledge for that’s what will benefit us in this world and in the next one. Instagram ain’t going to filter jahannam in such a way that it will look like jannah. #reminder #islam

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People are often so evil that they forget how they actually were created; from dust. Religion is a way of life that softens the heart, loving Allah means simplified loving His 3ibād. But people also deny all the good that one has done for them once he or she makes a mistake. How could you forget all the good they did for you because of one mistake they often regret so bad already? Be merciful yā beni Adam for that’s what makes us human but that’s also what makes us internally happy!

People are often so evil that they forget how they actually were created; from dust. Religion is a way of life that softens the heart, loving Allah means simplified loving His 3ibād. But people also deny all the good that one has done for them once he or she makes a mistake. How could you forget all the good they did for you because of one mistake they often regret so bad already? Be merciful yā beni Adam for that’s what makes us human but that’s also what makes us internally happy!

God is something more than love, He is Al-Wadūd. He proofs His love for you through different kind of stages. He loves you as His servant, He is your guardian and therefore He fixes what is broken and removes what broke you because He is Al-Jabbar. He guides you when you seem to get lost, He gets you right back on track for He is Al-Hadi. Everything that happens to you is perfectly planned by Him, even the not so comfortable things in your life. Why does despair exist? It’s because He uses it to bring you closer to Him. We tend to forget Him whenever we’re doing right, whenever happiness is around but He kind of misses you and the happiness He gave to you was actually meant to bring you closer.  When that doesn’t work, despair comes along. He never ever leaves for He is everywhere. It’s you… Not realizing that He doesn’t need you, but you need Him. If Allah, Ar-Ra7mān, Ar-Ra7īm, Al-Quddūs, As-Salām is all you have, you have all you need your entire life. Draw closer to Allah sub7annahu wa ta3āla for that’s what happiness truly is.

God is something more than love, He is Al-Wadūd. He proofs His love for you through different kind of stages. He loves you as His servant, He is your guardian and therefore He fixes what is broken and removes what broke you because He is Al-Jabbar. He guides you when you seem to get lost, He gets you right back on track for He is Al-Hadi. Everything that happens to you is perfectly planned by Him, even the not so comfortable things in your life. Why does despair exist? It’s because He uses it to bring you closer to Him. We tend to forget Him whenever we’re doing right, whenever happiness is around but He kind of misses you and the happiness He gave to you was actually meant to bring you closer. When that doesn’t work, despair comes along. He never ever leaves for He is everywhere. It’s you… Not realizing that He doesn’t need you, but you need Him. If Allah, Ar-Ra7mān, Ar-Ra7īm, Al-Quddūs, As-Salām is all you have, you have all you need your entire life. Draw closer to Allah sub7annahu wa ta3āla for that’s what happiness truly is.

I forget, often regret and end up sad and upset. Forgetting is nothing but His mercy and choice, never a disaster but there’s always that creepy voice. That voice inside you that keeps telling you to pretend that you’ve forgotten, but it’s not easy as one push on the button. It’s way harder than it seems, to let go of future perceptions and dreams. You just miss everything that went missing without you even noticing. Sometimes the heart starts crying without the eyes getting wet, it’s like dying but you’re already dead. How to keep on going without the one you’ve thought had it all, not only kept his head high but also protected you from every single fall. A soul mate who was brought to you by fate. Every single one in your life walked in your life for a reason and nothing more, to show and teach you what love really is and what it has got for you in store. Just let it go, if it’s true love it will return and bring your beloved one back though…

I forget, often regret and end up sad and upset. Forgetting is nothing but His mercy and choice, never a disaster but there’s always that creepy voice. That voice inside you that keeps telling you to pretend that you’ve forgotten, but it’s not easy as one push on the button. It’s way harder than it seems, to let go of future perceptions and dreams. You just miss everything that went missing without you even noticing. Sometimes the heart starts crying without the eyes getting wet, it’s like dying but you’re already dead. How to keep on going without the one you’ve thought had it all, not only kept his head high but also protected you from every single fall. A soul mate who was brought to you by fate. Every single one in your life walked in your life for a reason and nothing more, to show and teach you what love really is and what it has got for you in store. Just let it go, if it’s true love it will return and bring your beloved one back though…

Out of love one blinds himself with the same arrow cupid shot him with. God blesses us with love whom He chooses to bless. We tend to think that we fall in love, the truth is… No one forces us to fall, yet we walk with our eyes wide open into that trap we call nowadays love. I always wonder if love is beautiful, how beautiful is He? The Creator of love? We force ourselves to open up and give our all to someone while forgetting that everyone on earth loves in a different and special way. God created us unique therefore our heart has its own way of showing حب. But what is more important is actually the choice you make when loving. Whatever decision you make, once you made a decision do not consult your heart about it. I guarantuee you, you’ll suffer a year or ten because of the decision you made with your mind but regret and suffer your entire life for the decision that you made with your heart. The heart seduces us all the time and eventually the mind is the one that disciplines us. I don’t believe love exists. I believe in mercy, respect, appreciation and warmth. I believe in everything you can proof and show in deeds, love is redefined into something that’s unreachable and only reachable if one looses his or her self worth, shame and modesty.

Out of love one blinds himself with the same arrow cupid shot him with. God blesses us with love whom He chooses to bless. We tend to think that we fall in love, the truth is… No one forces us to fall, yet we walk with our eyes wide open into that trap we call nowadays love. I always wonder if love is beautiful, how beautiful is He? The Creator of love? We force ourselves to open up and give our all to someone while forgetting that everyone on earth loves in a different and special way. God created us unique therefore our heart has its own way of showing حب. But what is more important is actually the choice you make when loving. Whatever decision you make, once you made a decision do not consult your heart about it. I guarantuee you, you’ll suffer a year or ten because of the decision you made with your mind but regret and suffer your entire life for the decision that you made with your heart. The heart seduces us all the time and eventually the mind is the one that disciplines us. I don’t believe love exists. I believe in mercy, respect, appreciation and warmth. I believe in everything you can proof and show in deeds, love is redefined into something that’s unreachable and only reachable if one looses his or her self worth, shame and modesty.

Yes guys. Today I met Yehuda Shaul, ex-Israeli soldier from “Breaking the silence.” This was a part of his answer on a question about childeren. #palestine #israel

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Anoniem heeft gevraagd:

As-salamou 'alaykoum, je berichten zijn echt mooi, Barāk'Allahu feeki! Je blog is zeker het volgen waard ! Ik had een vraagje.. Mischien dat jij me zou kunnen helpen in sha Allah.. De laatste nachten van ramadhaan zijn gekomen, laylatul qadr. alhamdoulilah. En zoals je weet kunnen wij hier veel profijt uit nemen.. Alleen ik vertrek vandaag richting marokko, en dit duurt best lang, naast dua doen.. Wat blijft er over om te doen? Zou jij me kunnen helpen ;$Jazāki Allāhou khayran

Self-written pieces Antwoord:

Dank je wel! Heel lief van je!

Ik heb exact hetzelfde, ik vertrek namelijk morgen in sha’a Allah. Ik neem sowieso erg veel boeken mee voor onderweg, en natuurlijk lezingen die ik in de auto kan beluisteren. 

Daarnaast is het altijd mogelijk om sadaqa uit te geven, wellicht mensen onderweg van jullie lekkernijen laten proeven/anderen helpen et cetera.

Een goed woordje is een vorm van sadaqah, jegens de hele mensheid en niet alleen jegens moslims.

Moge Allah jullie goed aan laten komen!

Keep your ish private, people do not care, people do only care when it’s in their favor. Want things to stay blessed? Do not share them with eyes, for you do not know in which eye the evil is hiding.

Keep your ish private, people do not care, people do only care when it’s in their favor. Want things to stay blessed? Do not share them with eyes, for you do not know in which eye the evil is hiding.