Prophet Muhammad

A poem I wrote about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).


“Prophet Muhammad”


“Read,” the first word revealed,

onto an unlettered man.

Later on he preached,

of human rights they breached,

he tasted persecution.


They buried girls alive,

even babies died,

simply for being females.


They called him a sorcerer,

they called him insane,

they hated his message,

they hated his aims.


He cared for the poor,

the women and slaves,

he worshiped God, not the ones they named.


He is not the first,

he is the last,

to receive scripture,

which mentions the past.


His mercy and love,

were what won hearts,

not the sword,

as claimed by some.


‘Peace be upon you’,

the way others were greeted,

“Let there be no compulsion in religion.” (Quran 2:256)


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