Is It True


Is It True Lyrics

Is it true that the grass grows again after rain?
Is it true that the flowers will rise up again in the Spring?
Is it true that birds will migrate home again?
Is it true that the salmon swim back up their streams?
It is true. This is true. These are all miracles.

But is it true that one day we’ll leave Guantanamo Bay?
Is it true that one day we’ll go back to our homes?
I sail in my dreams. I am dreaming of home.
To be with my children, each one part of me;
To be with my wife and the ones that I love;
To be with my parents, my world’s tenderest hearts.

I dream to be home, to be free from this cage.
But do you hear me, oh Judge, do you hear me at all?
We are innocent, here, we’ve committed no crime.
Set me free, set us free, if anywhere still
Justice and compassion remain in this world!

** Written by Usama Abu Kadir (Prisoner number 651 in Guantanamo)
Shortly after 11 September, Usama travelled to Pakistan to perform charity work in Afghanistan with the Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamat. The US claims Tablighi was providing fighters for jihad in Afghanistan and arrested Mr Kadir near Jalalabad in November 2001. In his native Jordan, he was known as a dedicated family man who worked as a truck driver. In Guantanamo, he is known as prisoner number 651. In November 2007 Usama was released, for more information visit click here.

(“Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak” Copyright © University of Iowa Press.)

More Islamic Lyrics

  1. Beloved
  2. Ameer Bhi Hai Ghareeb Bhi
  3. Hear Your Call
  4. Allah Made Everything
  5. I Love You So
  6. Look Into My Eyes
  7. Bismillah
  8. Without You
  9. Apni Nisbat Se Mein Kuch Nahi Hu
  10. Ya Rabbi bil Mustafa
  11. Aa Gaye Muzdah Shafa’at Ka Sunaanay Waalay
  12. The Chosen One
  13. Bahar e Jaan Fiza Tum Ho [Part 1-2]
  14. Bismillah
  15. Ehlam Ma’aya
  16. An Nabi Sallu Alai [Part 1-2]
  17. Kyun Kar Na Mere Dil Mein Ho
  18. Naimatain Banta Jis Simt Woh Zeeshan Gaya
  19. Karam Karte Ho Rehte Ho
  20. My People
  21. Asmaa Al-Husna
  22. Merey Mola Mujhey Do Sahara
  23. Ammu Jannam
  24. Ask Him
  25. Zara Chehre Se

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