Are We Really In Love?
Ameen Misran - Are We in Love?
Poem - Are we in love?
Words and performed by Ameen Misran
*Inspired by Hilal Asyraf's "Awak, kita ini bercintakah?"
I have never held your hands so far,
or looked into your eyes to say how beautiful you are,
We have never gone out together
we rarely exchange love letters together.
The only means of communication between us are,
through text messages, social media and a couple of phone calls,
when I tweet, you retweet,
when I post a status on facebook, you like,
but should it be just like that?
Love and affection should be more than that.
We are in a relationship
but why do I feel like everything between us is restricted?
It feels like I'm losing you.
I can't see you unless there's company from a third party,
I can't have dinner with you unless there's intervention from our families.
Exist such distance between our hearts,
and barriers since the very start.
Our separation sometimes makes me scared,
Are we in love?
Are we really, really in love?
Yes I know I'm wrong,
I was just carried away,
seeing all the couples out there,
at the park, at the restaurant, at the movie theater,
caressing each other,
hugging and kissing like no other,
man! That is romantic!
This is love!
Seeing all at that,
makes me deprived of my love story,
I've always wanted an ideal love story like in the movies,
but I need to stop and let it go,
Because after every rainfall must come a rainbow.
I got to be patient,
the sweetness of happiness is always best tasted after we are tested,
this is not what Allah wants,
this not what the prophet wants,
this is not what we want.
Allah says that:
قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ
Say, [O Muhammad], "If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful" (Ali-Imran: 31).
Following the prophet is what we should do,
never ever give in to the feelings that aren't true.
This is not our time to go beyond the boundaries,
but it's time for us to be equipped with all the needed "expertise",
we got to master a wide range of skills,
financial management, anger management,
Children's education, automotive skills,
Cooking skills, house-keeping skills,
without these we are killed.
In time, we will be united finally,
and we aspire to build an extraordinary family,
with amazing children who will become leaders of the community,
the awesome leaders of the Ummah.
That destiny starts before we are married.
"Love is everything that brings us closer to Allah,
and whatever brings us further from Allah is not love."