Tuesday, August 16, 2011


For heaven's sake, my heart, keep secret your love,
and hide the secret from those you see
and you will have better fortune.

He who reveals secrets is considered fool;
silence and secrecy are much better for him
who falls in love.

For heaven's sake, my heart, if someone asks,
"What has happened?" do not answer.
If you are asked, 'Who is she?"
Say she is in love with another.
And pretend that it is of no consequence.

For heaven's sake, my love, conceal your passion;
your sickness is also your medicine because love
to the soul is as wine in a glass- what you
see is liquid, what is hidden is its spirit.

For heaven's sake, my heart, conceal your troubles;
then, should the seas roar and the skies fall,
you will be safe.
~ Khalil Gibran

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramadan Is Here! Ramadan Kareem...

Ramadan is Here!

Yo they sighted the moon, its Ramadan! Now I gotta plan, before it's come and gone
Getting close to Allah, spend a lot of time. Check the condition of my heart, like a sonogram
Uh… Everybody knows that we gotta fast. But does everybody know how the time is passed?
Is it sleeping all day and the night's a blast? And forgetting the reward of the month is vast?
I know you gonna wake-up, right. Drinking water maybe bean-pie, praying at sunrise....
Fast in the day, keeping that deen tight. Breaking fast with some dates, taraweeh at night
Alright... it’s a blessed month. It doesn’t mean at iftar, that you can’t have fun,
But strive in your heart, for your Lord the one… And be blessed by Allah, when the month is done.

Four minutes left, Mom busts in the door, like… Get yourself up, you about to miss Suhur
Turkey bacon on the plate but I’m beefing. I'm up here sleeping, when they’re down here eating.
Scenes like this, it makes me reminisce what it meant growing up with Ramadan as a kid.
My homie's buying up the corner store. Now or later, quarter waters,
We break at eight but its quarter to four.

They got jokes, like oh yeah he’s fasting. Something about blessings, heaven everlasting
Asking like the Feds up on me, “But dude, let me ask you for real, is you hungry?”
A hunger for the day when the sins on my slate be as empty as the food on my plate.
And if you got jokes, man here is a taste. Take a little fasters breath to the face.

Ramadan vibrations, more donations. Dinner invitations, many supplications
Good behavior means better reputations. Don’t start nothing, no provocations
No fighting no argumentation. From the fitna and the drama, take a vacation
Mosque is packed with a huge congregation. Some just come as an annual visitation
Some just come for the hum of the recitation. Memorization of revelation,
Less temptation, with more contemplation. Getting ready for the Eid celebration
Shake a lot of hands giving salutations, Salaam Alaykums, peace upon the nation

The world is one, forget the segregation. Another Ramadan congratulations!!