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March 10, 2005
Tonight

by Justoju

Tonight I wed a thousand men
And live a thousand faces
Tonight I make a thousand excuses
And sleep within the spaces

Tonight I am a thousand colors
And do not know the hue of any
Tonight I smile wide and say
I sold my ‘self’ to the many

Tonight I drink a thousand tongues
And cannot find my own
Tonight I gave my soul to the beast
That lives in me alone


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Ibby said

Congratulations!

on March 10, 2005 8:39 AM
sis said

'Congratulations'

Assalaamu 'alaikum

Sr Justjou's day of joy isn't quite yet...

I think the message she was trying to convey is somewhat ominous in nature.

Wassalaam.

on March 10, 2005 11:25 AM
Justoju said

AssalamuAlaikum,

Uhhh sis is right, the poem is of a melancholy nature. Nothing to be congratulated on.

btw, in case there are any unwarranted assumptions, I wrote this poem around a few months ago so it has nothing to do with current events :)

on March 10, 2005 1:01 PM
gillette said

the title seems vaguely familiar:

"Tonight"
by Gillette

http://www.hidayaonline.com/archives/000025.html

on March 10, 2005 2:56 PM
Justoju said

I also hear that 'Tonight' is a word of the english language and is used by billions of people around the world...damn those thieves...

on March 10, 2005 3:32 PM
Ibby said

yeah, i was gonna add something later after I realized this had nothing to do with wedding and marriage but my post on the piece was so insanely funny because of my mistake...
yeah br. Gillette's title is Tonight, also. Imean we gotta avoid plageriasm. LOL!

When are you getting married and are you moving away from NJ?

on March 10, 2005 5:50 PM
Drama Queen said

Justoju, are you not answering your emails?

on March 11, 2005 9:35 AM
asif said

Assalaamu Alaikum Ya Muslimeen wa Muslimaat:

!!! J U M M A H --- M U B A R I K !!!

May Allah bring Glad tidings and Bless you with HIS Mercy today and for the rest of the coming week...Ameen


(Quote: In this finite universe, everything is replacable!)

on March 11, 2005 10:23 AM
Faisal Akhtar said

"(Quote: In this finite universe, everything is replacable!)"

YIKES!!!

Who said that? That is very debatable.

on March 11, 2005 12:44 PM
gillette (CALLING ALL HIDAYANS/HIDAYAHOLICS) said

Nasihah, ISRU's newsletter, needs people to write articles for their da'wah issue. This issue is going to be distributed at our four-day long Islam Awareness Week, taking place on-campus. We need good articles.

Write about anything that you think a non-Muslim needs to hear about. Here's a list of suggestions:

· What is Islam?
· The Prophet sallalaahu alayhi wasallam as a mercy to the world
· Tawhid, The oneness of Allah
· Loyalty to one's deen
· Hayaa, the perfect mix of modesty and humility
· Expressing shukr, gratefulness to Allah
· The many forms of shirk
· Aiming for Jannah
· Saving oneself from the Hellfire
· Victory now, Victory later
· The Purest Jurisprudence
· To be an Honored Guest
· Growing up in an Islaamic household
· The Islaamic concept of holidays
· A book review of Maurice Bucaille's "Qur'an and modern scence"
· A book review of Maurice Bucalle's "The Bible, the Qur'aan, and science"
· A book review of Maurice Bucalle's "Origin of Man, Creation or Evolution."
· Muslims in the Media
· Dealing with Muslim Stereotypes
· Muslims: striving to be accepted
· Women in Islam
· Mixing of genders in Islaam
· What is Halaal Entertainment
· Sadaqah, investing in giving rather than taking

the deadline is

March 18th, 6 PM California
March 18th, 9 PM New York
March 19th, 2 AM Johannesburg
March 19th, 4 AM Cairo, London

(sorry, i'm trying to cover all the possibilities of locations that people might be in)

I'm asking Hidaya-folk because you can bring a UNIQUE insight to all of the topics that I've listed. HidayaOnline.com brings a modern perspective on what has been taught to us by the pious scholars of the past. Nasihah needs the same thing.

You'll need a word limit: 800 words.

Please e-mail me (hk2020@aol.com) and tell me if you'll be writing.

on March 11, 2005 4:14 PM
asif said

Salaam Akhi:

What is so debatable about the quote?

and Brother Hassan:

Who is the head of the selection commitee that decides what article is posted and what is not for this Dawah Issue of ISRU?


on March 11, 2005 9:11 PM
asif said

By the way, where are the deep blue sea articles that I used to read on this joint....there seems to be a drought nowadays...or should I say mental constipation!

on March 11, 2005 9:13 PM
Justoju said

Drama Queen,

I have access to my yahoo and hotmail accounts but not my aol...dont ask, long story...If anyone needs to contact me their best bet is to try Writing4Hidaya@yahoo.com.

Thank you come again.
WasalaamuAlaikum

on March 11, 2005 11:53 PM
Justoju said

btw, before Hidaya gets accused (once again) of writing too many marriage pieces, I wanted to state that this poem had nothing to do with marriage.

on March 12, 2005 12:11 AM
gillette said

"Brother Hassan:

Who is the head of the selection commitee that decides what article is posted and what is not for this Dawah Issue of ISRU?"

selection committee...good idea.

on March 12, 2005 1:56 AM
Justoju said

I figured someone would have announced this on Hidaya already since its so big, but I guess it was overlooked. I really hope it was announced at ISRU...it could benefit a LOT of people inshaAllah...

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Starting March 14, 2005 insha'allah

Qur'anic Recitation Classes (Tajweed) with Qari Abdul Basit!

Monday & Wednesday evenings (3/14-5/4)

6:45-8:00 pm

New Brunswick Islamic Center
167 Remsen Avenue, New Brunswick

*Students should already know how to read from the mushaf

*Classes are open to both brothers and sisters

*Each class will consist of mixed-gender session for the general
lesson and will split into single gender groups for practice.

Course fee: $75

Pre-registration is not necessary.

Course fees help us to continue to provide programming, however, no
one will be turned away due to lack of funds.


on March 17, 2005 12:19 PM
Saleem Safdar said

salam

for some reason this poem makes me think of julia roberts' character from that old movie "pretty woman" ..

wallahu alim... but i get the picture...

excellent poem...

on March 20, 2005 3:16 AM
saleem said

... i think.

on March 20, 2005 3:19 AM
Justoju said

wow...reactions to my poetry are going from 'this sucks' to 'maybe its good, I cant tell'...I am moving on up!

alhamdulillah

on March 20, 2005 5:18 AM
Justoju said

and this poem was not inspired by julia robert's character...it is about a kind of spiritual prostitution...

on March 20, 2005 5:20 AM
saleem said

woops - the "i think" was meant to refer to the "i get the picture" part

def an exc. poem.

on March 20, 2005 7:16 PM
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