“Be”: An Islamic-Qur’anic-Poetic Tribute To Jesus Christ (A.S.), Prophet, Messiah and Palestinian Revolutionary

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

For Sayyed Mohamad Jawad Chirri (R.A.): Your inquires inspired fire. ALLAH yerhamou.
For ‘Isa al-Masih (A.S.): I look forward to meeting you one day iza ALLAH rad.
For my wife: Like many of my poems, this one was birthed by your inner beauty. I LoVe you so much habibty <3
And for The Bird: I pray you know how beautiful you are… Subhan’ALLAH.

“… He said, ‘So it is that Allah creates whatever He wishes. When He decides on a matter He just says to it ‘’‘Be’‘’ and it is.’” (The Holy Qur’an, Surah Al-Imran, Ayah 47)

“… ‘I have certainly brought you a sign from your Lord. I will create for you out of clay the form of a bird, then I will breathe into it, and it will become a bird by Allah’s leave.’” (The Holy Qur’an, Surah Al-Imran, Ayah 49)

How did I get here…
So high in the sky, cruising through this astonishing fresh air…
Coughing, because in my throat there is the residue of clay…
Masha’ALLAH, the sun is so incredible today…
How do I know these words, I don’t want an idle explanation…
Why are my wings flapping, what is my final destination…
Why do I feel so homey in clouds…
Why is my flight so fast and why isn’t the wind slowing me down…
I bring my heavenly wing to my face, and wipe my eyes…
And bask in the light of the bright and delightful sky…
I fly in place for a moment to just observe…
And stare at the sun to see how much it burns…
It didn’t affect me at all, Glorious is God!…
In fact, I see deeper now, beyond the skies into the stories of the stars…
How old they were, Who (SWT) made them and how…
The Heavens and Earth were joined before He (SWT) disjoined them (21:30), creating a big bang of a sound…
In that moment, I testified there was no God but He (SWT)…
And my heart was filled with perfect harmony…
My eyes were then drawn to the Earth…
Where I was spawned from the dirt…
I was staring at a man that I felt so connected with…
Such blessedness…
I knew there was breath in my lungs, and by his spirit I knew the breath was his…
I watched him heal a man with bad skin, a man with no sight, and a man whose speech was dumb…
And then he looked up at me in friendship, and I smiled until my beak was numb…
I wanted to speak to him but clouds covered my tongue…
And a powerful presence hovered above…
He said his name was Gabriel (A.S.) and he had revelations for me…
He said I was gifted without meditation to see…
He said the flap of my wings would bring others to prayer…
And my squawk would send away the corruptors in fear…
And cure the ills of my people like their lusts and despair…
He said I would need a wife, and my seeds would fight, the evil plight, and lead our flock in this measly life after I’m gone…
And he told me I would meet Al-Khaliq (SWT) in the time of The Last (S.A.W.W.) of us all…
And he told me I would be given a Tree in the Seventh Heaven…
He said I could bring forth one thought from my mind, but I had 111 questions!…
He said to think cautiously and the answer would be summoned clearly..
So I asked who my breath was, and Gabriel (A.S.) said Prophet ‘Isa The Messiah (A.S.), son of Mary (A.S.)…
My first task was to find a spiritual wife…
Who would complete my Deen in this miserable life…
It was a long journey to find her, but when I did, her wings were spread, the color of bright green…
Her plumage was as beautiful as her Soul, and she knew Al-Khaliq (SWT) just like me…
We gathered our brothers and sisters, and led them to Allah, Our Hope (SWT), and Our Majesty (SWT)…
Led them to prayer to free them of the ways that had broken their cavalry…
Our flock became strong, we flew in His (SWT) name, soldiers so free…
And on the night my wife and I were supposed to conceive…
The moment was ruined by the most ferocious of screams…
My master had been crucified by the vulturous Pharisees…
And when a lance drew blood from ‘Isa’s (A.S.) abdomen, I cried ya ALLAH (SWT)! Stop this atrocious and hopeless barbarity…
Ya ALLAH (SWT)! I beg of You to make them pay for this…
I beg of You (SWT) to curse them so! Starting with that murderous soul, that disgraceful Caiaphas…
‘Isa (A.S.) came with the Nour of ALLAH (SWT), he came to end the rabbinical era…
He came to end Jewish hatred and crush rabbinical terror…
‘Isa (A.S.) taught us to struggle even against the most ruthless of enemies…
‘Isa (A.S.) taught us that the most dangerous force known to creation was Jewish supremacy…
‘Isa (A.S.) was no Yahoudi! This is the most repugnant fallacy…
He was not of Judea but a Palestinian son of Galilee…
Not “King of the Jews” but the Savior of Falasteen who exposed the Synagogue of Satan…
Who flipped over tables in the Temple and told the money changers that the scimitars are waiting!…
And as the blood touched the ground…
My heart jumped up and down…
How could these monsters put the Messiah (A.S.) on the cross and strike his side…
We prayed, and my wife and I…
Felt it was right to cry…
And then, faster than the blinking of an eye…
It was not ‘Isa (A.S.) on the cross we blinked and then realized!…
Then I saw a twinkling in the sky…
I praised Almighty ALLAH (SWT) and as my tears went away…
I knew it was the Angels who saved him, replacing him on that cross with a traitor who had steered from the Way…
For I remembered that Gabriel (A.S.) said that his brethren could travel 50,000 years in a day (70:4)…
And though I could no longer feel my master sigh in my breath…
A part of his beauty was deep in my heart, so he still lived inside of my chest…
Many years after, my wife died in the winter…
And though I would have other righteous wives, I can’t help the longing though I try not to miss her…
I had many seeds and they loved me so…
They loved ALLAH (SWT) more, and their flight paths had a lovely flow…
But my feathers were gray and loose, and flying for me became an ugly show…
And then one day, in a Cave in Hira…
Everything Gabriel (A.S.) told me so many years ago became much clearer…
My eyes felt heavy as I gazed upon his face…
Subhan’ALLAH, The Last Of Us All (S.A.W.W.), he walked with so much calm and grace…
Gabriel (A.S.) appeared to me once more and told me my time was near…
I felt the twilight with ease, not any pride or fear…
He told me this man was Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), The Last and Best Of The Prophets…
A perfect human with a beneficent conscience…
He and his Pure Progeny (A.S.) will place birds and all animals under their pious protection…
Never again will they be undermined or subjected…
To Al-Shaytan’s violent oppression…
I wanted to chirp a song for beautiful Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), but my voice was beyond weak…
And Gabriel (A.S.) said that my seeds would sing to him and his Family (A.S.) the most wonderful songs with their strong beaks…
I smiled and then Ahmad (S.A.W.W.) looked in my eyes…
I saw the purity of The Beginning, then my body shook and it died…
I heard my wives weep…
And my flock cried deep…
But my sons knew…
The prophecy had come true…
And they praised Allah (SWT), inna lilah wa inna ilayhi raji’oun…
It felt like I slept for an eternity, and I awoke in a place so beautiful I can’t describe with words…
I was in a garden with running streams (3:198), my Tree, fruit that was alive and ferns…
Angels helped me perch myself on a branch and I stayed there a while…
When a man walked over and I gave him a smile…
And then my heart started beating crazily…
Messiah ‘Isa (A.S.) came to me…
And he said “Subhan’ALLAH wa Shukr’ALLAH my Breath has returned! Benevolent bird! Will you please come pray with me?”
I flapped my wings so happily and told the Messiah, “I would love to join you!”…
Then I cried in happiness when I heard my wife chirp, “I have missed you so my LoVe, I’ll join too.”

-The End-

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