Chaplain Habeeb- what do you do?
People ask me what do I do?
What’s a Chaplain and am I working for the beast?
Some of my friends say I’m the Imam for the criminals
They usually say con lover and yeah we embrace and Salam each other!
Others think I’m on the govt underground payroll
Stinking of selling out to the Intel yo
But you don’t know
Yet when I pass through the iron gates
I feel I get the stares
Who is this guy walking through with maddening stares?
But this is what I do six years and hours out of TO
I make my brothers stop seeing bars
And my sisters to ride inside the heart
I learn to navigate dangerous snow storms
While offering Quran and Sunnah on the blocked up dorms
With every lockdown
Or drug overdose I feel a piece of my soul
Gets crushed esp when my people gets judged
Because I ain’t only serving Muslims, Ismailis and Shias and Sunnis
But Rastas, Christians, Jews, Atheists, Hindus, Sikhs, LGBTs, have all walked through
And yes what do I really do?
I peddle hope
I hustle love
I shoot faith in the lives of those innocent and those guilty alike
Because doing time is not about counting your days
Is not about getting parole or getting on the halal or hijab list only
It’s about making your time count
By seeking forgiveness and seeking a skill
By seeing yourself as one ready for dignity and not play victimology
So when people say what I do?
I say a chaplain is a Christian word for Prophets and Messengers
It’s a word used in the World war that would mean heirs of Ambiya, modern day Imams
And the Apostles’, alaihim salam, posts would have had countless likes, reposts and reshares were they alive
Because we serve for God sake when the light go out
Those who deserve second chances in life
Cuz We Breathe His Love!
You breathe His Love!