Minor Jihad Overseas But Major Jihad To See

It is not the job of the Sheikh to do everyone’s duty,
Brother and sister tell me, ‘we are obeying Allah’,
Attend 5 obligatory prayers, give zakat, read Quran,
Learn articles of faith from hadith,
Sad to say the same brother and sister talking about Jihad,
Wanting to go fight overseas while kids die on their streets,
Egypt, Syrian and Palestine women resort to Prostitution,
Every city in America we got a father and his child,
Single mother afraid to lose her babies,
Families sleeping in Subway bathrooms, rec center stalls,
New York heat vents, card board boxes,

In authentic narration, ‘Allah (s.w.t) sent an angel to a city,
Meant on destruction, the Angel spotted a pious believer,
Angel came back to Allah (s.w.t),
I found a believer who has not went against you,
Even a blink of an eye,
Allah (s.w.t) commanded the Angel,
‘Start with him’,

Muslims trying to go overseas,
Never realizing duty to where they live,
Sisters going to tattoo parlors,
Kafir touching her precious body with a dirty needle,
Receiving boyfriend’s name on her chest,
Symbol of a pussy cat paw on her thigh,
Brothers standing on street corners,
Can’t read any Surah, don’t know a single iyat,
After work hits the club, leaves with a minor,
In the morning not realizing committed a major,

As you talk Jihad and obligation,
I use words of Allah (s.w.t) in spite of allegation,
‘By the soul and (by) Him who made it perfect,
And then inspired it to understand,
What is wrong and what is right for it.
Truly is successful the one who purifies (his soul).’
(Qur’an, 91: 7-9)

I have Muslims dying on my streets,
Children going to sleep starving of hunger,
Sisters attending AA meetings without support,
Brother and sisters diagnosed with STD’s,
Dying of disease,

I can’t ignore purifying my soul,
I gotta’ help purify others,

I can’t ignore purifying my soul,
I gotta’ help purify others,

For those brothers and a few sisters who fight,
Striving for the sake of Allah (s.w.t),
Following minor Jihad,
Imam Jafar al‑Sadiq (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) dispatched a contingent of the army (to the battlefront),
Upon their (successful) return, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
Blessed are those who have performed the minor jihad,
And have yet to perform the major jihad,
When asked, What is the major jihad?
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) replied:
Jihad of the self (struggle against self),
[Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 19, p. 182, hadith no. 31]

I ain’t saying you’re doing wrong,
According to Quran and hadith it is allowed,
Then again, you’re ignoring and misinterpreting what bleeds,

London Muslims attending Masjids, women lead in Salah,
Indonesia Muslims converting to Christianity,
Were ignoring those around us, skip overseas,
Leave those who need us,
Allah (s.w.t) will send the Angel to destroy us,

Imam Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
One who struggles against himself so as to obey God,
In the eyes of God, his station is that of a pious martyr,
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul Hikam wa Durar ul Kalim, hadith #3546]
Those brothers who sell dope, killing each other with guns,
Not realizing they are killing off branches from the same tree,
Sisters wearing Hijab when father sees, losing it when mother doesn’t see,
High rate of divorce, father-less children,
Women asking for more than what the Prophet’s (pbuh) daughters (ra) received,
Sisters selling bodies to perceive,
We don’t need to go to the Middle East to become combatants of war,

All those who ignore streets,
I ain’t ready to give up on streets,
Brothers find the right direction,
Attending masjid prayers,
Who receives his deeds?
One that Allah (s.w.t) used to help guide him to see,
Sister stays off the streets,
Keeps her Hijab on, marries for the deen,
Who receives her deeds?
One that Allah (s.w.t) used to help guide her to see,
Blame ourselves for how bad communities seem,
Not a Kafir’s fault, we stopped ignoring each other’s plea,
Living in the aftermath of ignorance to see,
How about those pleas? Do you hear them?


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