Sunday, November 26, 2006

Follow the Prophet, Qur'anic Edition

Ibrahim1 the prophet had descendants as the sand,
Christians, Jews, and Muslims now share his Promised Land.
They say it was left to his treasured old-age son;
The problem is the sources disagree which one2.

Chorus:
Follow the nabi3, follow the nabi, follow the nabi
Don't go astray
Follow the nabi, follow the nabi, follow the nabi
He knows the way.


'Isa4 was a prophet, born of virgin womb5,
He was God's beloved who never saw the tomb6.
At the crucifiction, the whole earth did shake,
'Isa watched from heav'n as the Jews just killed a fake7.

Chorus

Mohammed was a prophet, the last one Muslims know
In the barren desert, he helped Islam grow.
While Mohammed prayed, Allah told him to READ8:
1.3 billion9 now follow where he leads.

Chorus



1Abraham
2According to the Qur'an, Ismail (Ishmael) was the beloved son whom Abraham tried to sacrifice.
3Arabic for "prophet"
4Jesus
5Maryam, his mother, wasn't even engaged
6According to the Qur'an, Jesus was taken up to heaven without dying
7It wasn't Jesus who was crucified, but a lookalike.
8The literal meaning of "Qur'an" is "the reading" or "the recitation"
9CIA World Factbook, 2006

4 comments:

Master Fob said...

2a The Hebrew and Christian Bibles also say that Ishmael was the oldest. The question is whether he counts.

Master Fob said...

So this is what they actually sing in Sunday School in Indonesia, right?

Petra said...

No, this is what I do during Sunday School.

And oops--that's quite the mistake on my part. I chalk it up to the fact that I was trying to listen to a foreign language with one ear and write rhymes with the other. (My ears are very talented.) In any case, it's been corrected.

Anonymous said...

This is great. Awesome. Amazing. I would suggest that you submit it to the Muslim governing board, were such an entity in existence.