Toganes Tao Redux: By. Sheikh Mahamud Siad Togane 

Posted Date: 23 Mar 2015   in: news,Somalia     0 Comments

Togane Tao Redux: Sheikh Mahamud Siad Togane:- To be who you are And become what you are capable of is. 

TOGANE’S TAO REDUX

To be who you are
And become what you are capable of
Is
The only goal worth living.
—Alvin Ailey

O marvel!
A garden amidst fires!
My heart has become receptive of every form:
It is pasture for gazelles
It is the monastery for Christian monks
It is the temple for idols
It is the Ka’bah of the pilgrim
It is the tablets of the Torah
It is the book of the Qur’an
I follow the religion of love
Wherever its camel mounts turn
THAT IS MY RELIGION!
THAT IS MY FAITH!
—Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi

We want you
We insist
That
You
Mohamud Siad Togane
Declare yourself!
That you define yourself
Right now
Today
This Very Day
Once for all
We know that you do not want
To imprison yourself
In Clannish Creed
Like Shtunk Shenk!
The Son of the Mish
You do not care for
A label chosen for you
By Shtunk Shenk
By the Son of the Mish
So
Let’s hear you label yourself
With a label
Whose Walls
You have built yourself!
We know
You are Blake-ian!
You don’t care for
Mind-forged Manacles!
We know
That
Rather than be enslaved by Shtunk Shenk’s
Most Narrow Mennonite System of Belief
You would rather fashion your own system of Faith!
But
Are you Moslem?
YES!
I am Moslem
ONLY IN ONE SENSE
IN THIS SENSE ONLY
In the Koranic Sense
That the only true religion
In the sight of God
Is
Self-surrender to Allah!
Are you also Christian?
Yes!
In Spirituality
It is not
Either / Or
BUT BOTH/AND MORE!
I have the wit
I have the Wisdom
To outwit
Shtunk Shenk!
The Son of The Mish
And Draw a Circle of Love
That is Cosmic
That is not Clannish
As the Creed of Shtunk Shenk
The Son of the Mish!
I have the wit
I have the wisdom
To draw
Circle of Love
That is
As Cosmic
As The Cosmic Christ!
I’ve Come!
To clear the way, then, clear the way
Blind creeds and kings have had their day!
I am here
To outwit
Shtunk Shenk
The Son of the Mish
Who just loves to draw circles that shuts me out–
Heretic, a rebel, a Somali Moslem to flout
But Love and I have the wit to win:
We daily draw a circle that takes Shtunk Shenk in!
I am not going
To live forever
To last forever
But
This is the Word
That is going to outlast
Shtunk Shenk!
The Son of the Mish!
The Word
That is going to outlast
Kingdoms!
So Yes
I am Mennonite Christian
As Mennonite as
John Lap!
As Mennonite as
Bertha Beachy!
As Mennonite as Bert Lind
Because
On July 16, 1962
My Canadian Mennonite Missionary Teacher
From Markham Ontario
Merlin Russell Grove
Had laid down his life
For me
For the Somali people
Just like his Lord
Just like Jesus Christ had done!
And on that Evil Somali Moslem Day
Jesus wept with me in Mogadishu
As Jesus had tried to comfort me!
In Mad Moslem Mashugana Mogadishu
Because Merlin was
My friend
My teacher
Merlin had laid down his life
For me
For the Somali people
And
Greater love has no man than this
That a man lay down his life for his friends
Are you also Jewish?
Yes!
I am Falasha Rabbi!
I am Somali Yibir
That is to say
I am Somali Heeb!
I am Black Jew
Because
I believe
What Rabbi Hillel  teaches  me Daily
Which is:
What is hateful to yourself
Do not do to your fellow man
That is the whole Torah
The rest is just commentary.
Go and study it
Bibi is too dumb
To study it!
To dig it!
But
I study it daily
I dig it daily!
There is nothing in this world
More Menacing
More tragic
More Evil
More down right ridiculous
Than that Malevolent Jewish Iago
Than that Dumb Jew
Than that Ewe
Than that Yahoo
Called Bibi Netanyahoo!

The Last Word goes to our Prophet
Muhammad
The Sign & The Seal of the Prophets
The Prophet
For Today
The Prophet
For our Time
Who teaches me Daily
Who motivates me Daily
Who animates me Daily
With His most passionate Love
For Truth
For Justice
For Peace
By revealing to me Daily
THAT ONE HOUR OF JUSTICE
Is better
Than Seventy Years of prayer

That is why
The Cry of Ferguson
The Cry of the Gaza Strip
The Cry of New York
The Cry of Mogadishu
THE CRY OF THE ARAB STREET
Is
No Justice!
No Peace!

—Sheikh Mahamud Siad Togane

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