The greatest struggle of growing up a muslim
Is simply being a muslim
In a world where your constantly under scrutiny
Escaped injustice but I found misery
In the land of the free
Where practicing islam you have to plea
Beg, steal, and borrow a moment of time
Pressures of the earth weighing down like im inside of a mine
Longing for the break of sunlight
I continue to stand firm in my belief despite
This nation giving me the cold shoulder
Cause wisdom doesn’t necessarily come from getting older
But rather gaining knowledge makes you wise
When will they come to realize
That I am no different then they are
In the core of the night you cant distinguish the stars
Only the ones that shine brighter because of the content of there character
Hatred is the motivator but ignorance is the determining factor
Of why I can not be a Muslim in this melting pot
How dare you put a beloved peaceful religion on the spot.
Keep calling me a fundamentalist because you are not wrong
without knowing the fundamentals of Islam I wouldn’t be as strong
in wonderful religion to practice peace, love, and remain on the righteous path
because in order to be a good scientist or mathematician you have to know the fundamentals of science and math.
I ask of you to stop instilling fear in the hearts of the people
A nation formed by killing the natives and now you tell me who’s evil
Please don’t misunderstand my words as hate for this revered country
Just a lot of frustration because they contradict lady liberty
Liberty for all it is said unless your muslim and from the middle east
But if I sat at your table and had a feast
We would appreciate our differences and enhance the love for all we have in common
Because by god a muslim, jew, and Christian to like the same thing is not uncommon
At the end of the day we all call this planet home
But if the capability arose I would be kicked out on my own
Left wandering like wind across the valley
Vast roads of freedom but im stuck in an alley
An outcast, a rebel without a cause
Who In the hell gave you the remote and put my life on pause.?
Now use that controller and rewind to the past
Observe and fast-forward to the present the same hatred still lasts.
History repeats itself unless we learn from their wrongs
life can be peaceful music, we just have to play the melody of love in our songs
stop allowing these corrupt politicians and media folk to sway our views on humanity
Working out our mentality
the perception of one another now that’s insanity.
Muslims being painted with the brush of racism
America the land of freedom, im suddenly suffering from the disease of skepticism.
Because how is it that a nun can where a scarf and said she is righteously dressed.
But when a muslim sister covers up and wears one she is oppressed?
any other man can grow a beard and he falls into the realm of expressionism
But when a muslim brother grows a beard he falls into the realm of terrorism?
Tell me why a jewish person can wear a yamaka and its his religious right
But a muslim with a cofi on is ready to fight?
Man blows up a federal building with kids inside killing 168 and his name is timothy mcviegh.
Man kills 2 people and happens to be from the middle east and his name is the terrorist
Why is he heavily weighed?
So please forgive me if at times I question this so called Land of freedom and equality for all.
No opportunity for you if your name is Muhammad but many for you if your name is Paul.
Nevertheless we must continue to stand tall
Until there is equal representation for ALL
Muslims brothers and sisters combat evil with good, insults with compliments, and HATE WITH LOVE.
Have sincerity in the intentions of all righteous deeds so that the mercy of ALLAH showers down from above.
Prove to the wrong that Islam is a religion of mercy and peace
That was sent to put humanity at ease.
As the prophet (pbuh) said I have been sent only as mercy for all mankind
let us follow his footsteps so happiness the world can finally find.