Quranist Music


I was so excited and moved to hear this song today from our brother, Taylor Stevenson who shared this in the QD group:

“Peace!

If you are interested in hearing my ‘first take’ recording of one of my slower Qur’an-only songs, click the link!

It’s not at all ‘up to par yet’ needs quite a bit of re-recording and such..but the message is there and….it might be fun to share my progress 🙂

PLEASE BE KIND

lol 🙂 ”

http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3433404

There’s a message for everyone who’s here
knowledge eternal, complete and clear
a book of guidance, indeed a light
serves as a warning, defines wrong and right

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete

So tell me
What do you follow?
Where does it lead to?
What makes one honor words they don’t need to?
What do you follow?
Where does it lead you?
What makes you honor words you don’t need to?

A book of reason, a faultless work of God
it is a Mercy, a guide for us
Global reminder of what is right
each word is guarded by the Most High

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete

So tell me
What do you follow?
Where does it lead to?
What makes one honor words they don’t need to?
What do you follow?
Where does it lead you?
What makes you honor words you don’t need to?
We can tell your shape, cast by your shadow
is that what you follow?

No contradictions
no man can touch
the book of which there is no doubt
is a faultless work of God

The Golden Formula


Ever since Secondary School, the teachers, students, and sadly the books, would continuously force us into thinking Islam is the Golden Formula for a wonderful Utopia. Despite the fact that we were miserable children, with miserable lives in a miserable country, we were brainwashed into believing Islam is the only solution. Islam is the true answer. Islam will set you free!

They also got us thinking that Islam isn’t working because of us: artists, dreamers, lovers of life!

You’d see us dying every day. This friend gives up break dance lessons because it’s “revealing her shame (aka, body!)” and that other friend abandoning his God-given (and god-given) painting talents for God.

I wondered why people grew so close-minded.
I wondered why they ignored their dreams in pain and followed a path free of self-expression.
Why they agreed on a world so dull and empty.
Why they hated Jews.
Why they blindly followed their sexist Sheikhs.
Why they nod their heads when a TV-image of an Islamic Scholar tells them to beat their wives.
Why everyone secretly ridiculed Religious Studies teachers.
Why it was called “Religious Studies”, not “Philosophical and Religious studies”.
Why we were made to hate our friends if they eat with left hands.
Why any religious subjects that would cause us great disgust required prolonged lectures and excuses to be justified.
Why the over-religious ones were usually mad or faking happiness because they Prophet used to be a “smiling man”.
Why religious university majors were only done by people with low scores?
Why those Religious Scholars dared category ALL of the world’s science into “Religious” and “non-Religious”?!
Why you cannot attend a university Religion class without wearing hijab!
Why Muslims think the world is theirs and, 
Why the world is not theirs and never will be, despite their Islam, the “golden” formula that can conquer the world and make it a beautiful place.

So, we were Muslims. We were melophobic. We were hateful. We denounced art and passion. We had absolutely no religious tolerance. We were hurt and never confessed it. We supported honor killing. We killed our children because they fell in love. We worshiped the patriarchy system. We were willing to kill black puppies! We didn’t believe in freedom.

So what went wrong? Who told us there’s such a thing as “punishable blasphemy”? Who told us the male has the right to dominate, and who told us to stone our people (after spying on them to see who they’re having sex with!)? Who trapped us in daily routines and who worried us TO DEATH about trivial issues such as the correct way to do a salaat position or what foot to use at various occasions?

And WHY is drawing a cartoon of Muhammad punishable and haraam (even if the person who did the drawing doesn’t abide by Islamic law!), but killing apostate (people with spouses and children) is an obligation?

A GOLDEN FORMULA that never worked, and we’re still trying.

Oops!

And now that we mention it.