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    ABC Poems

    A is for Allah
    Lord of the Universe, who is One,
    He made the earth, stars, and sun
    He made angels to worship and pray,
    He made man from a dab of clay

    B is for Bilal
    Bilal is that tall, brave African man,
    Islam freed him and gave him iman
    Calling the Muslims to come and pray,
    Was his duty each night and day

    C is for Children
    Black, white, red, yellow, and brown,
    Better than the jewels in a crown
    Laughing or crying, short or tall,
    Allah loves children, one and all

    D is for Du'a
    Remembering Allah all nights and days,
    By giving Him our thanks and praise
    Thank Allah with "Al Hamdulillah"
    And praise Him with "Subhanallah

    E is for Earth
    With its mountains, rivers, and seas,
    Animals, birds, fruits, and trees
    They all declare Allah's Might,
    Following His laws, wills, and light

    F is for Faith
    That which the Muslims call Iman,
    Is in the heart of the believing man
    Will come from his lip and hand,
    Love for Allah pouring out like sand

    G is for Gabriel
    An angel created by Allah from light,
    His duty is to serve Allah all day and night
    To Prophet Muhammad (S) he did appear,
    To bring mankind the Holy Qur'an so dear

    H is for Heaven
    God's garden of joy, peace, and love,
    The home for Muslim's souls above
    The path to this heavenly place
    Is faith in Allah's guidance and grace

    I is for Islam
    A way of life for all of who,
    Give to Allah the praise that is due
    We worship and pray five times a day,
    Because we know it is the best way

    J is for Jesus
    Peace be upon him, 'Isa, the son of Maryam,
    To his people Allah's word did he carry
    By Allah's help he made the sick well,
    So people would believe what he had to tell

    K is for Ka'bah
    First house of Allah in Makkah was made,
    By Ibrahim and Isma'il the stones were laid
    Millions of believers from every race,
    Come for Hajj tot his extra special place

    L is for Life
    A precious gift from Allah to you,
    Don't waste it, he knows what you do
    Don't chase pleasure or forget Allah,
    No matter how little, say "Al-Hamdulillah

    M is for Muhammad
    Peace be upon him, Abdullah's son,
    From Allah's enemies he did not run
    Of all the Prophets he was the last,
    Islam his message which we hold fast

    N is for Nuh
    Peace be upon him, a Prophet who was very good,
    Allah told him to build an ark, fast as he could
    Take pairs of animals and the believers-all,
    The flood was coming and the waves would be tall!

    O is for Obedience
    It is the duty of each Muslim to obey,
    The Qur'an and the Sunnah all the way
    Go for Hajj, give Zakah, fast, and pray,
    And to your parents do not say, "Nay!"

    P is for Prayer
    It is the cornerstone of Muslim life,
    And the devil it cuts like a knife
    Prayer five times a day is a must,
    In Allah you should put your trust

    Q is for Qur'an
    A blessing and guide for all of mankind,
    In it Allah's message you will find
    Of all His messages it is the last,
    Perfect for present, future, and past

    R is for Ramadan
    For Muslims this blessed month of fasting,
    Is to celebrate Allah's love everlasting
    All day, no food, nor drink, nor evil deeds,
    Pray and read Qur'an, to heaven this leads

    S is for Surah
    One hundred and fourteen in the Qur'an,
    Read them and trust in Al-Rahman,
    Do you know ten of them that you can say?
    Knowing them will help you pray

    T is for Tawheed
    La ilaaha illallah, Allah is the only one,
    There is no partner with Him, nor son
    Alla is the answer to all that we need,
    Watch your heart and tongue, He knows every deed

    U is for Ummah
    The Muslim community which Muhammad (S) found,
    The brotherhood of Islam made it sound
    Allah's laws in the Qur'an and Sunnah,
    Are to help everyone in the Ummah

    V is for Victory
    It is the help from Allah to you,
    His guidance in everything you do
    Work and prayer a Muslim does need,
    To celebrate Allah's victory, indeed!

    W is for Wudu'
    We must keep our minds and bodies clean,
    Because by Allah we are always seen
    Whenever you hear the call of athan,
    Prepare and come pray as soon as you can

    X is for "Seen" *
    X is not easy for us to rhyme,
    So we'll not waste much of your time
    In higher math X is hard to find,
    But Allah's path is clear even to the blind

    (* the Arabic letter "seen" stands for the unknown)

    Y is for Yunus
    Peace be upon him, a good man in a wicked town,
    He ran to the sea and a whale gobbled him down
    By the mercy of Allah he was saved to tell,
    His people to become good and obey Allah well

    Z is for Zero-sin
    It is the way we each begin,
    Free from wordly sin
    So, don't let yourself forget,
    Keep out of the devil's threat!