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By Dalia Barakat
If I asked myself one question,
What would it be?
What does Islam mean to me?
To me, Islam is peace and tranquillity,
A lesson to be learnt for all humanity.
It teaches us justice and how to be fair.
And how for the hereafter we must prepare.
A religion full of affection and love.
A constant blessing from up above.
Islam to me represents equality,
Where men and women,
Rich or poor,
Arab or English
And many more,
Are all treated the same,
In front of God, no matter the name.
Islam brings freedom in every respect,
And our prophet's teachings I wish to reflect.
To keep my promise I was taught to do,
And not to say anything that wasn't true.
I should care for the sick and help the needy.
And in this life I should not be greedy.
To not be a hypocrite I should practice what I preach,
And if I have wisdom I should share it and teach.
Islam guides me to the path that is right.
And brings me from darkness in to light.
It teaches me all of the good morals.
And how we should refrain from quarrels.
I should treat others how I'd like to be treated.
And keep a level head and not be conceited.
If I am kind to others, I will be rewarded.
And all my good intentions are recorded.
Islam gives me purpose in life.
For paradise, I will always strive.
I must not give into material desires.
As I can take nothing with me when my time expires.
Except of the good and bad I have done.
And when my time comes there is nowhere to run.
So I must try to do my best,
In this life, as it is a test.
Islam is my liberation.
A gift for all of creation.
Passed down from every generation.
Perfect, from the moment of revelation.
There are no faults, so do your observation.
Islam is my religion,
And it brings me salvation.
Islam is unity.
With my brothers and sisters here with me.
Supporting each other in university.
And I am sure that you would agree,
It is like a big, close family.
Helping each other to be the best we can be.
We're proud to be Muslims and represent our society.
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