Converses of Wisdom

A poem by Abdullah Al Andalusi titled “Converses of Wisdom”.  What I like about this poem is actually the very last line… The attempt to stir up the insides of most average Muslims on the street. To do a bit more.
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Converses of Wisdom
by Abdullah Al Andalusi

The Skeptic said “What if you are wrong?”
I said “What if I am right?”

The Atheist said “How is there a Creator?”
I said “How is there a Creation?”

The Christian said “Love God and worship Jesus”
I said “Love Jesus and worship God”-

The Jew said “God will always be true to his covenant with us”
I said “Have you been always true to your covenant with God?”

The Buddhist said “The purpose of life is to discover Enlightenment”
I said “Enlightenment IS to discover the purpose of life”

The Polytheist said “I worship gods that hear me and intercede with the almighty God”
I said “I worship the one God, who is mighty enough to hear me without intercessors”

The Secularist said “Politics, Wars and killing for religion is bad”
I said “Politics, Wars and killing for materialism is evil”

The Evolutionist said “The universe created life by itself, without need for God”
I said “Did the universe create itself without need for God?”

The Democrat said “The majority must rule”I said “
But what will rule the majority?”

The Nationalist said “The Nation comes first, before God”
I said “God was first, before the Nation”

The Conservative said “Why don’t Muslims assimilate into our culture?”
I said “Because your culture demands assimilation”

The Patriot said “I support my country, right or wrong”
I said “A country has no right to be supported in wrong”

The Liberal said “Humans should be only individuals, free from oppression, and equal”
I said “You ‘free’ Individuals only from their humanity, to oppress each other equally”

The Communist said “The world is only matter, and society is the highest good”
I said “A society that is only worldly, has no higher good that matters”

The Zionist said “Palestinians desire the end of Israel’s existence”
I said “Desire for the existence of Israel, has ended Palestine”

The Neo-Conservative said “I believe WE are the superior Civilization”
I said “Your belief makes you the inferior Civilisation”

The American politician said “We resist only terrorism and those who use violence”
I said “You only use violence to terrorise those who resist”

The French Politician said “We have banned wearing the Niqab to free women”
I said “You have banned womens’ freedom to wear the Niqab”

The Islamophobe said “I hate Islam, and fear for my safety from Muslims”
I said “I fear for the safety of Muslims, from those who hate Islam”

The Feminist said “Women require to be treated identically to men, because they are equal”
I said “Are men and women identical, to require equality of treatment?”

The Radical Feminist said “We do not want Women to be told what to do by sexist men”
I said “You want women to be told what to do by sexist women”-

The Pacifist said “The just way is to be peaceful”
I said “To be peaceful to the unjust, is injustice to the peaceful”

The Utilitarian said “Always choose the lesser of two evils”
I said “Then your choices will always be evil”

The Ascetic said “Leave worldly affairs, and seek God”
I said “Seek God in your worldly affairs”

The Conspiracy Theorist said “I believe ‘They’ control the World”
I said “That belief controls your world”

The Defeatist said “Do nothing, for the evil is too strong”
I said “Evil is strong because you do nothing”

The Millennialist said “Wait for a sincere leader, who will be able to help us”
I said “How can he help us, if we are not able to be led sincerely?”

The Fatalist said “Fight not against our backward state, it is God’s will!”
I said “If we fight the state of backwardness, this too is God’s will”

The Apocalyptist said “Do not ignore the signs, we are living in the end times”
I said “These are signs only that you are living in ignorant times”

The Pragmatist said “Ideally, you should embrace compromise”
I said “You should embrace an uncompromisable Ideal”

The Extremist said “Extreme times, calls for extreme measures”
I said “Extreme times comes from extreme measures”

The Modernist said “We should reform revelation to fit the times”
I said “We should reform the times to fit revelation”

The ‘Moderate Muslim’ said “The truth is, only following Islam moderately makes you a good person”
I said “Then you are only moderately truthful, and moderately a good person”

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