Friday, 7 February 2014

Struggling to Submit - Poem


Here is an awesome poem written by a young member of the Diamonds of Islam Youth Group at the 2013 Struggle to Submit (Part 2) sisters event. Very wise, deep and inspiring for someone her age tabarakallah!

Struggling to Submit

By Sara (11 years old)

Trouble arises in our community.
There is a struggle.
To submit.
To Allah.

On the day of their birth, a child, is innocent, pure and clean,
Sadly, years later, their goodness, is unseen.
Something’s happening, that’s changing us from good to bad,
There are muslims that aren’t praying,
But it’s not a passing fad,
Their faces are plastered in colours and lines,
Speeding in cars, receiving fines,
They say they’re trying to be Muslim…that they’re just struggling a bit ….this, oh youth is the struggle to submit,

Temptations too close at hand,
Earphones, which once played the Qur’aan,
Now shouts the sound of music, which calls them to haraam,

Our youth is slipping and sliding, our foundations are crumbling away.
What is happening to our youth?
What is distracting them away?
We want them to be believe, not to be guided astray,

Their once faithful hearts are turning to black,
Is it belief that they lack?
Trying to fill,
False promises of happiness

Have they gone too far?
Can we bring them back?
Are they too far away from the righteous track?
Have they let go of the rope of Allah?
Are they too distracted by this life’s hardship?

There are so many challenges that we have to face in this its as if you’re on an Obstacle Course.
The path you’re following is bumpy,
and sometimes there are roads, that lead to the bad side, there’s rocks that you have to jump over,
 and sometimes you’re going to get cut,
 there’s stairs that you’ll have to climb, and sometimes you’re going to fall off.
 Sometimes you’re going to collapse, into millions of pieces-
sometimes you feel like screaming, because it’s hard…to stay on this path, when we’re bombarded with continuous indecency.

What’s going to happen? I don’t know.

Youth is focused on now, and making their hearts full of fleeting happiness, youth wants to find something, youth wants to be the first, the best.

The happiness they’re looking for is in Islam,
The hadith, the prayer, and in the Qur’aan!
They don’t listen. They don’t bother.

I’m scared of the struggles that await me,
I haven’t faced so many challenges yet,
I don’t know what to expect,

I’m worried, anxious, as I nervously wait,
For my challenges to come,
I don’t know if I’m going to pass,
Or if I’m going to get lost too,
But this is why I’m telling you,
All these reminders, this whole poem,
I don’t want you to get lost either,
We never know what’s coming,
We may be excellent muslims now,
But our futures may be different,
And as we journey through the obstacles in life
We will all face trouble and strife,
It is the help of Allah we must remember to seek, not that of a song, or a celebrity’s tweet.

Just remember at the times you struggle and grieve, after the hardship, always comes ease.


  1. Going through these true lines,its for sure that we keep on ignoring the truth while ignoring it won't change the reality though we would suffer a real loss.But a hope is always there :) till the end of life we have hope to overcome these making us feel down and keep on working on being a true muslim.I won't say a poliet muslim,a helping muslim,a good muslim and so on.I would just mention a true Muslim,for truth covers all good and collect all in one.So! keep on working...trying with patience and firm determination for we understand that Courtesy,patience and smiles can cover miles...........

  2. Masha Allah very nice effort to present the truth about small small problem we face regularly but its true the end will be shining - Insha Allah