Allah made us all a different shade and colour. Nations and tribes recognize one another! ’Cause every single person is your sister and brother.
"Colours of Islam"
For the record: Though our professional circles did cross-over slightly... I never had the honour or pleasure of meeting Michael Jackson personally, nor did we ever correspond on matters of our professions, personal lives or faiths . … My approach to faith does not include concepts of "conversion/reversion" or "propagation", so the very idea that I would have even tried to "convert" Mr. Jackson (or anyone else for that matter) to my spiritual perspective, is silly.Dawud Wharnsby
No more starry eyes from behind these dusty spectacles. I’ll wipe them and follow my own shadow for a change.Dawud Wharnsby
You could call me antisocial, I’ve called myself that sometimes too, but I just prefer to be alone, and that’s nothing against you.Dawud Wharnsby
Truth is buried, deep inside of men, sweep away each day.Dawud Wharnsby
Hope as rich and green as the trees of an oasis.Dawud Wharnsby
Put all our pride away, always find a gentle word to say, you know we shouldn’t be full of ourselves when we should be full of humility .Dawud Wharnsby
We’ve digitized the revelations does our rehearsed recitation go any deeper than our throats? Our calls to prayer they seem to rise up to the skies, conferences and lectures, seminars for you and I. The words that blow away with the nasheed that make us cry, yet why are the drums so silent?Dawud Wharnsby
I included songs which were aimed at making listeners think a little more deeply about faith in general. People of The Boxes for example, is not just a fable with implied reference to Jews and Christians , but it also points out that we who call ourselves " Muslims " are also living in a box sometimes. I wanted:;to help myself and the listeners realise our own faults too to stop being so judgmental of others and to get ourselves out of the dogmatic boxes we have trapped ourselves in.Dawud Wharnsby
All the girls and boys seen preening through school halls, fighting to fit in, games they just can’t win, higher education dumbing down a nation, around the square unsure of where we fit in.Dawud Wharnsby
It has nothing to do with age, it's not our languages, religion, gender, coulour of our skin; It’s a soul within a well, that echoes deep beneath the ego’s shell. True life can’t ever start, until we offer up our heart .Dawud Wharnsby
Pictures of politicians preen across our TV screens, pretensions plaques and posters fill our minds and magazines. Promises a burning match, igniting dreams of straw…Dawud Wharnsby
Teachers and pop icons, empty drums beat loudest noise. We swap their quotes and CDs like children trading toys. Follow along, bite the barbed hook deep in our jaw...Dawud Wharnsby
I glance reflections of my face everyplace I go, in my mirror and in shop windows, like the lead in my own show. Do I dare look closely? See each wrinkle, scar and flaw?Dawud Wharnsby
Only when I smell the earth upon my face, will I ever be free, to fly from this place.Dawud Wharnsby
Your bombs and pens like swords, held high, up to my throat. You have made the cost of blood, as cheap as ink and all I think.Dawud Wharnsby
There’s always work that must be done... Life ’s so simple when we simply work to make it fun.Dawud Wharnsby
We love to live a simple life...we simply love the life we live though some would say its hard.Dawud Wharnsby
Fences and forts with walls and flags, caw caw they’re so funny.Dawud Wharnsby
The foolish big boys who fight with their toys are so sadly silly.Dawud Wharnsby
Allah gave the Qur’an to a very special man, who passed it on to us, for the rest of all our days.Dawud Wharnsby
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