Culture vs. Religion Poem

I love my religion,
But mixing it with culture can turn it into a burden.
It is a dangerous combination that is emphasised by the older generation,
This harsh hearted nature can be a core cause for much confusion,
Creating nothing but tension which is puzzling the younger creation,
Especially those wanting to escape a psychological prison,
The ones who are feeling trapped but want to revolt against their empty sensations,
These poor souls are constantly judged and put under victimisation,
Cultural mentality wants to push them to abide by fundamentals only through compulsion,
But fundamentals can be useless if your heart is lacking reason,
This is a perfect explanation for all the lack of direction,

We need to heal these societal wounds slowly using logic and ration,
Because acts from culture even make Non-Muslims question with frustration,
Asking whether this religion is really one of peace or is it one of oppression?

Cultural on-goings such as Forced marriages and honour killings should now be abolished actions,
Because our religion is not one of force and hostility, but it is one of compassion,
Our goal should be to recognise this significant differentiation

As We Muslims are meant to be a peaceful and united One God nation,
So we really need to find solutions to put aside this friction,
Because being a servant of God should be our chief ambition,
And understanding the Quran and Sunnah should be our main passion,
Which can then direct us to complete our true mission,
Of spreading nothing but the truth of the beauty of this wonderful religion.

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3 Responses to “Culture vs. Religion Poem”

  1. Hassan Chuaib April 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm // Reply

    Truly outstanding.. in terms of its literary style it’s cohesive and coherent.. with a wise open minded message.
    Hope the brothers and sisters in the western world be wise enough to listen and reflect positively with such a precious contribution.

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  2. Shamima April 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm // Reply

    This is an issue muslims have to deal with, almost on a daily basis. Cultural rituals are blindly followed and blended with religion. An uneducated person goes on believing these rituals are part of their religion and submits to them. Unfortunately, not only are these cultural rituals NOT part of Islam but some pure shirk, an unforgivable sin. The confusion is bringing a lot animosity to our beautiful religion. Thank you for putting light into this issue. Also, this a very well put- together and beautiful poem. Keep on at it! :)

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  3. HijabiHafs April 4, 2014 at 9:42 am // Reply

    JazakAllah for your input and response guys. Much appreciated. I hope we can all collectively work together to recognise these issues and work towards bettering them. InshaAllah

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