Kill At Will

A child wanted to be a soldier.
Needed to prove that he was brave.
Knew not of life's purpose,
Nor did he fear the grave.

By age 16
He considered himself
Too smart for school.

Undaunted by danger,
And void of fear, by age 17,
He had become an army volunteer.

His military teachers taught him
To dismiss the "Golden Rule."
In service to the great shaitan
He had become the ultimate tool.

Disregarding moral values,
That his parents did instill,
He became an expert with the rifle,
And trained to kill at will.

He had a love affair with the M-16 rifle.
He loved to shoot.
He utilized it to fulfill his oath
To establish Taughoot.

He courted war,
Needed war's drama and thrill,
Addicted to the adrenaline rush,
The manhunt and the kill.

He had no more goals in life.
He had fulfilled his life long dream.
He had become a Sergeant
By age eighteen.

Blood stained hands,
Blood splattered face,
Despicable standing before his Lord
In a state of disgrace.

On his blood mosquitoes...
And leeches did feast.
Plagued by snakes, rats,
Ants, fleas and disease,
He trudged through rice paddy water
Up to his knees.

He wanted it to end.
He needed it to cease.
Misguided child no longer
Desired to play his role as
The "World's Police."

Alcohol addicted, drug addicted,
Pimp, pillager, arsonist,
Ambusher, murderer of man,
Woman, animal and child.

His mis-spent youth
Had greatly aged him,
His face wore no smile.

By age nineteen, without
Knowledge of Allah's Deen,
Nor of "The World of The Unseen."
He felt doomed to consume
From the Tree of Zaqoom.

Because of his misdeeds
By age nineteen
He felt himself worthy
Of The Fire of Jaheem.

Blood stained hands,
Blood splattered face,
Blood of the innocent,
That no water can erase.

The battle field
Was his alma mater.
At twenty-one,
His only hope became Islam,
And acceptance of shahadah.

Most appreciative to his Lord,
The All Seeing,
The All Hearing,
The Acceptor of Repentance,
The Forgiver, The Most High,
The Eternal One,
The Ever Living who never dies.

To Him only is due Praise!
Grateful to his Lord
For having been raised,

From the depths of this dunya
To the Light of Islam.

He has become humble
Before his Lord,
Thankful to still be alive
At age fifty-five!

He bows down with those who bow down,
And has never missed his five.

For Allah he is still a soldier
Without fear.And in the Army
of Allah, the Mujahideen proclaim,

Takbir!

By,
Habib Abu Lateef



Glossery...

1. Shaitan: The devil.
2. Taughoot: Anything that one pledges an oath to other than Allah. Such as a flag, patriotism to tyrants or idols etc.
3.Zaqoom: A tree found in Hell with fruit that is poisoness and resembles the heads of serpents from which the inhabitants of Hell will be forced to eat.
4.Deen: Way of life, sometimes translated as religion.
5.Jaheem: One of the names of Hell.
6.Shahadah: Giving testimony and/or bearing withness in Islamic Monotheism.
7.Dunya: This earthly materialistic existence.
8.salaat: The Five daily prayers required to be performed by each Muslim.
9.Mujahideen: Those who struggle and strive in the Ways of Allah by every available lawful method.
10.Takbir: Allah is Gret

2004






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