When I say

When I say

When I say I am a Muslim

I am not shouting “down with Christians and Jews.”

I am whispering, “I seek peace”

And Islam is the path that I choose.

When I say I am a Muslim

I speak this with pride.

And confess that sometimes I stumble,

And I need Allah to be my guide.

When I say I am a Muslim

I know this makes me strong.

And in those times when I am weak,

I pray to Allah for strength to carry on.

When I say I am a Muslim

I am not boasting of success.

I’m acknowledging that Allah has rescued me,

And I cannot ever repay the debt.

When I say I am a Muslim

I am not claiming to be perfect.

My flaws are indeed visible,

But Allah forgives because His followers are worth it.

When I say I am a Muslim

It does not mean I will never feel pain.

I still have my share of heartaches,

Which is why I invoke Allah’s name.

When I say I am a Muslim

I do not wish to judge.

I have no such authority,

My duty is to submit to Allah’s All-Encompassing love.

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