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Luke Easter

(Cleveland, Ohio)

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Allah-Muslim or God-Christianity / Which One?


Would you ever want to reach the paradise of praise?
Surely from each breath is the great sincerity of ways,
Goodness and Charity, the seeds that are loving sown,
Faith and patience so carefully harvested when grown.

Quran is the primary source of faith and practice fields,
The word of God in written form so His law is revealed,
Sunnah means way of the Prophet Muhammad’s Hadiths,
Guideline doctrines of wisdom, worship & spiritual gifts.

Muslims actually get on their knees and pray 5 times a day,
Christians leave church, eat, shopping, on their merry way,
Some even stand outside the church and light up a smoke,
Buy alcohol, blabber the latest gossip or tell the dirtiest joke.

In the Christian world you drive drunk, kill, maim, go free,
Muslim society it is the equivalent of hanging from a tree,
America you sell drugs, get rich, big car, expensive house,
Islam will do, well have you ever see a two-legged mouse?

Muslims fast in Ramadan as a religious ritual of true sacrifice,
Christians get stuffed with pizza, bar-b-que or beef fried rice,
The mosque is deathly quiet so much so you can hear a pin drop,
Some churches are so noisy no one hears you open a can of pop.

Both worship, believe in peace, love, spreading the good news,
But which one knows latest trash from soap operas on the tube?
They’ll spread that faster than a fire fueled by Santa Ana winds,
As the Muslims are praying from knees to their face once again.

Sure, both agree in the power and sovereign grace of the Holy One,
While Christians are steadfast in salvation through Jesus, His Son,
Muslims turn up the heat in reverence to Muhammad The Prophet,
Fajr, Dhurh, Asr, Maghrib, Isha prayer times, they actually clock it.

Fajr, pre-dawn, remembrance of God it is performed before sunrise,
Dhuhr, noon, after the day's work has begun by asking God to guide,
'Asr, afternoon, late afternoon seeking greater meaning for our lives,
Maghrib, sunset, just after the sun goes down, only Allah is truly wise,
'Isha, evening, night fall, thankful for the day before closing their eyes.

I’m not Muslim so please forgive if a word or two is slightly out of sync,
Combination of the supreme best of both worlds is exactly what I think,
However, there is one thing I do know and for this I do not have to wait,
Starting now 5 times a day I too will pray from the position of prostate.

Every day we should strive for excellence by seeking something brand new,
I just learned the root word of Islam is peace in English, Shalom in Hebrew,
A common goal of a community are people striving toward the same mission,
It’s the core Greek meaning of communion, which is how we get to Christian.

1st Kings 10: 5, the Queen of Sheba was stunned, simply amazed,
With the excellence Solomon’s servants and kingdom displayed,
Never seeing such perfection before, her breath was taken away,
Given the above two examples at which service would you stay?

Why attend a church where the members talk more than their preacher?
Or who will learn when students are so loud you can’t hear the teacher?
Will God bless a congregation repeatedly disobeying rules of His house?
Does it seem like the only living thing with respect is the church mouse?

As our Creator sits in the heavens looking down from His Holy view,
What is most appealing to Him? Which would be pleasing to you?
How do your spiritual advisers conduct themselves, spend their time?
You’ll never get anywhere if the love of the Master stays only in your mind.

w/Glamorous Enigma

Submitted: Monday, September 07, 2009
Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011

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  • Mohammad Muzzammil (12/15/2010 5:40:00 AM)

    Really a nice poem having great controvers and meaning behind its message. I like it very much.
    Read my poem MUSLIM. (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (1/17/2010 2:23:00 PM)

    wowwwwwwww
    an excellent poem
    Ill grade you as A+++ not for its content
    which is highly controversial
    but the style and the research that you have done
    in a lovely manner.
    I luvvvvvvvvvv vit
    -10 anjali
    Here's wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Joyous
    new Year 2010 (Report) Reply

  • John Knight (9/12/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    Hi Luke - this is a well crafted poem on a very controversial topic and as such it deserves to be read and pondered. There is a basic flaw in the poem. It is very condematory of CHRISTIANITY which to some extent you confuse with 'The American Way of Life' - especially in verse four - America is a Secular Democracy not a Christian Country in the way that say Iran is a Muslim Country. There is no such thing as the 'Christian World' the expression should be the 'Western World' this is a common cause for confusion. Born-again Christians do pray and do fast but because we are under Grace and not under Law, spiritually it is a natural devotion and not an obligation (verses 3 & 5) . The problem tht Muslims have to face is the testimony of Christians who have found real PEACE with GOD (JEHOVAH) through Fait in Christ's Redemption. Many were like the people you portray in verse 4 but have now been redeemed and live pure and holy lives, not to attain their Salvation, but because they have already recieved Eternal Life in Heaven (Paradise) through faith in Christ. On the Cross Christ paid the price of their Redemption. I have scored it 10 because it is an excellently written poem on a difficuly subject. Fellowship in Poetry - JOHN. (Report) Reply

  • Beauty Philosophy (9/10/2009 11:20:00 AM)

    A good comparison and an accurate description of Islam's teachings, now the scope is left for the mind and for wisdom to decide which religion holds the TRUTH and which Holy Book is the word of GOD....Voted! (Report) Reply

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