''In'Sha'Allah'' - A poem by John Eric Gulliksen

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"In'Sha'Allah" is best translated as
"It is the will of God,"
bearing in mind that "Allah" is but one of the names
for the God of Abraham-
the God that is shared by Muslims, Christians and Jews.

In my humble opinion, the greatest sin
is when one tries to force his "trip" onto someone else.

Only God has the right to decide which of us holds the "correct" view,
and should we not hold this "correct" view,
He has the absolute right to forgive.

a poem by John Eric Gulliksen

"Walk in light!"
cry prophets
"Follow teachings!"
demands law

"Do not love beyond station"
quote writings
"Words are deafening!"
whisper holy ones

Strengthen thou thy practice, my son!
Dishonor not thine ancestors!

"And if there is no mosque
in Manhattan?