lørdag 20. september 2008

Dikt skrevet av 26 år gammel saudi-arabisk martyr

Som tidligere omtalt på Martyrkirkens venner, drepte en saudi-arabisk geistlig sin 26 år gamle søster, Fatima Mutairi, etter at han oppdaget at hun var blitt en kristen. Som en del av hennes vitnesbyrd skrev hun et dikt som viser hennes kjærlighet til sin egen familie. Det var gjengitt på hennes egen nettside, og vi bringer det i engelsk oversettelse:
May the Lord Jesus guide you, Oh Muslims. And enlighten your hearts that you might love others. The forum does not revile the Master of the prophets. It is for the display of truth, and for you it was revealed. This is the truth which you do not know. What we profess are the words of the Master of the prophets. We do not worship the cross, and we are not possessed. We worship the Lord Jesus, the Light of the worlds.

We left Mohammed, and we do not follow in his path. We followed Jesus Christ, the Clear Truth Truly, we love our homeland, and we are not traitors. We take pride that we are Saudi citizens. How could we betray our homeland, our dear people? How could we, when for death - for Saudi Arabia - we stand ready? The homeland of my grandfathers, their glories, and odes - for it I am writing. And we say, "We are proud, proud, proud to be Saudis". We chose our way, the way of the rightly guided. And every man is free to choose any religion. Be content to leave us to ourselves to be believers in Jesus. Let us live in grace before our time comes. There are tears on my cheek, and Oh! the heart is sad. To those who become Christians, how you are so cruel! And the Messiah says, "Blessed are the Persecuted". And we for the sake of Christ all things bear. What is it to you that we are infidels? You do not enter our graves, as if with us buried. Enough - your swords do not concern me, not evil nor disgrace. Your threats do not trouble me, and we are not afraid. And by God, I am unto death a Christian - Verily I cry for what passed by, of a sad life.

I was far from the Lord Jesus for many years. Oh History record! and bear witness, Oh Witnesses! We are Christians - in the path of Christ we tread. Take from me this word, and note it well. You see, Jesus is my Lord, and He is the Best of protectors. I advise you to pity yourself, to clap your hands in mourning. See your look of ugly hatred. Man is brother to man, Oh learned ones. Where is the humanity, the love, and where are you? As to my last words, I pray to the Lord of the worlds Jesus the Messiah, the Light of Clear Guidance. That He change notions, and set the scales of justice aright. And that He spread Love among you, Oh Muslims.

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