Friday, December 22, 2006

THE SABBATH DAY

Muhammad peace be upon him told a legend—not found in the Talmudists—about Jews fishing or working on the Sabbath in a town that tradition says was located on the Red Sea (vv. 163—167). God made fish appear on the surface only on the Sabbath, never on weekdays. This tempted some Jewish fishermen to break their holy day of rest, ignoring their teachers' warnings. The Sabbath—breakers become so arrogant and deep in their violations that God addresses them in the royal 'We':

VERSE7:166
But when even after this they disdainfully persisted in that from which they were forbidden, We said to them, 'Become apes—despised and disgraced!'


VERSE 2:65
And you know well the story of those among you who broke Sabbath. We said to them: 'Be apes—despised and hated by all.'? 66 Thus We made their end a warning to the people of their time and succeeding generation, and an admonition for God—fearing people

THE SABBATH DAY (FROM MY NEW LYRIC)

Today
Is the Sabbath day

Today
Is the Sabbath day
Let's set the noose
Let's bait the trap.

Today
Is the Sabbath day
Today
Is the Sabbath day
Let’s go fishing
Let’s go prey.

Today
Is the Sabbath day
Today
Is the Sabbath day
Let's praise the devil
Before we pray.

____________Nocturnal