Shahzia Batool

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Faith! - Poem by Shahzia Batool

Do you want to know?

What faith you follow?

Pray do not go for names and labels

Labels do not really matter

As religions do not go by brands

But goodness, substance, quality!

For what good do labels do?

Can anyone say he follows that brand of faith?

Where lies are not told,

In which hearts are not broken,

Where honors are safe from brutal hands,

Cheating is not Neatly done

Brothers do not kill brothers

Where devils do not appear divine

Where sham wars are not waged by killing the innocent?

Are we not taught that killing a human is killing the humanity?

True following of goodness norms

Forms the figure of your faith

Actions will be valued as good

If intentions will be pure

where caste and colour, race and creed

are not really followed

Do you want to know?

What religion you follow?

Well, seek for it in the fairness you think

and the goodness you do

faith is the fusion of pure preaching and fine following

We’ll justify being the human beings

If than all things we place the faith above

By staying good for following

Just goodness, peace and love! ! !

Comments about Faith! by Shahzia Batool

  • (1/1/2014 11:13:00 AM)

    pure thoughts. heart felt. i am very happy to read this poem of wisdom. (Report) Reply

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  • Passionate Reader (8/25/2013 9:03:00 AM)

    A very powerful message! ! ! loved each n every line :)

    Labels do not really matter

    As religions do not go by brands

    But goodness, substance, quality!

    BRILLIANT work! ! ! loved it! ! ! :)
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/18/2013 11:03:00 AM)

    Assalamoalaikum..Back from boredom and before commenting I must say thank for the comment as poet you shown to sickness with this sicky world is almost cured with the slight touch..the poem faith got the light motion to come out or shift then religion as what and how it should be(Duniyaa baraahe deen and deen siratal mustaqeem) faith is what to proof ourselves the chastity love in such a way non can be harmed we have to care of poverty, care of what hidden in the earth and within us, use of water and food and not finally the tongue that let free the words and the eyes and the hand and the foot complete economy and in toto balancing with nature, , , Allah loves balance...In a society let it be any one with whatever faith we must love and help if required, , , , we the best creation of Allah..thats why ISLAM is not a religion it is complete UMMAH..our ehraam is like Pujaaris of a Mathh and rituals are like somewhere JEW and we are the best Christian 'cose we know the Mother Merry and the Christ(PBUT) we are the best human we make our character and egos well balanced ....nice and great write (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/12/2013 10:25:00 PM)

    Strong and direct, relevant write. Religion is not about God nor is God about religion. He is looking for intimate relationship with us - we don't find that by joining a religion, we find Him by seeking Him - and He finds us. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/7/2013 3:17:00 PM)

    It is never wise to put your faith in man. they will disappoint God is the truth. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/7/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    Fantastic write Shahzia. Loved reading each and every line.. Beautiful.. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (8/6/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    I wish that this poem is read by our politicians and other tormentors of our society. Well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (8/5/2013 1:56:00 PM)

    measurement of faith is love
    love for others what u love for yourself/ yes it is not labels it is action and attention/ bravo
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  • Valsa George (8/5/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    Yes, 'do not go for names and labels'! So true! There is no religion or law, stronger than understanding that humanity is one and no greater piety than the goodness of our hearts and fairness of our deeds! ! A wonderful write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/4/2013 9:44:00 PM)

    faith is god. god is love. love is god. god is faith. realises our each action. faith is cosmic universal......
    grand topic grand write. be blessed with divine thought.
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  • Xelam Kan™ (8/4/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    this is what we are preaching but someone takes it wrong.....
    Religions are revealed but for the sake of human and not humans are created for religion...
    nice thoughts......
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/4/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    True following of goodness is all that matters. Beautiful poem with strong faith in humanity. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/4/2013 7:15:00 AM)

    So true as long as we have faith, love and the will to help others. From us all this could unite the world as one. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/4/2013 5:46:00 AM)

    Well said Shahzia - the only true religion is based on love for humanity and its practice. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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