Poems

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published in Patheos Bismillah wa alhamdulillah wa salawat ‘ala Rasulillah. I, Dr. John Andrew Morrow, known as Ilyas ‘Abd al-‘Alim Islam, am honored to address the 69th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. I am one of the few Muslim leaders who leads Friday prayers for Sunnis, who performs majlis for

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally Posted on The Hartford FAVS We live in search of truth Yet distract ourselves with lies We blindly shop every bazaar in vain And never hearken to our inner cry What ugliness you haply invite What beauty you let slip away You give up immortality tomorrow Foolishly to satisfy your

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the bombarding trenches of a lawless society Dodging bullets of obscenity and vulgarity Everyday of my attenuate life With much struggle and strife Fighting in a war against greed and banal lust The smoke and lure of seduction so thick Enough to make you lose focus, with the hell