Lyrics: Deen You Know

Deen You Know

  1. Alhamdullilah (Intro)
  2. Deen You Know
  3. Dedication
  4. Intentions ’05
  5. Small DeedsWATCH VIDEO!
  6. Looking Glass
  7. For The Prophets
  8. Paradise
  9. Test
  10. Drug Free ’05
  11. Sakina

Allhamdulilah

All praise is due to God.

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The Deen You Know

I am the Deen you know
I am the Deen you need
I am the Deen you love
Please come back to me

He (satan) wants to bring you down, he whispers everyday
You started on the path and he led you astray
I know you will come back, you never feel at peace
You’re searching for the truth to put your mind at ease
You know you’re missing me, I know what you’ve been through
When we meet again, we have a lot of work to do

I am the Deen you know
I am the Deen you need
I am the Deen you love
Please come back to me

Your life had just begun, I helped to raise you up
You thought it’d be easy but your life turned out to be rough
You thought I let you down, I never let you go
I’m worried ‘cause you left me and you didn’t even know
You know you’re gonna die, who knows when that will be
Before you meet Allah you should come back to me

I am the Deen you know
I am the Deen you need
I am the Deen you love
Please come back to me

People coming back, People coming back To Islam, people are coming to this Deen
To Islam, you are invited to this Deen

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Dedication

Ummi and Abi (Mother and Father)
This one is for you
I know I’m speakin’ kinda different
But the message shines through
Just like that after fajr sun
Felt commanded by the One
Shine a light on those who raised righteous daughters and sons
Who, accept their purpose
Immersed in Allah’s worship
Bartering this time in life
For an after life purchase
Started early in the season
Way back when we was teethin’
Sealed Islam in our hearts
So later on we be strictly DEENIN
I beg for their protection and forgiveness
And bestow on them Your mercy Allah
Which is endless
And on these words I stand true
As long as I’m alive I’ll be praying for you
Come on!

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This goes out to my Ummi’s and Abi’s
Raising up these young Muslims to be Jannahtees (people of heaven)
This goes out to my young Uhktees (sisters) rocking hijab in the midst of the hot summers heat
This goes out to my young Akis (brothers) hold it down
for now
Cause one day we’ll take the lead ya’ll
This goes out to the Muslim family
It’s a special dedication to you from me
To all my sisters we see ya’ll out there
And don’t fret because the people like to gawk and stare
It seems unfair
But some times it’s with sincerity
Shocking to their system to see so much purity
Demonstrated in your adab (good manners) and your hijab (hair cover)
Eyes staring but their souls there wishing that they had
Your place in time
being righteously inclined
Purity of heart and mind
Guidance from the One, who swore by the time
that patience and adherence bring sustenance
Provisions from Allah SWT which is heaven sent
But TV, magazines, how fair they make it seem for you to leave the Deen
be his lifelong dream
And don’t be confused, Shaitan (satan) pulls double duty
He’s doing all he can to have you display your beauty
You’re soldiers at war so prepare for the attack
And call on Allah cause He’s got your back
This goes out to my Ummi’s and Abi’s
Raising up these young Muslims to be Jannahtees
This goes out to my young Uhktees rocking hijab in the midst of the hot summer’s heat
This goes out to my young Akis hold it down for now
Cause one day we’ll take the lead ya’ll
This goes out to the Muslim family
It’s a special dedication to you from me
Ya ahkhi, shibabul Muslimeen
Future leaders and receivers of this blessed Deen
To me it seems, Shaitan got us caught up in a scheme
Making our mission in life, to cop that cream
don’t make me out, to be one who like, misunderstands
Cause I know one of these days, you’ll support the fam
But whose gonna be left there to support Islam?
It’s like the sister’s heard the call
But what happen to my mans and them
Catch these gems, cause the pickin’s is slim
The outlook for the men, right now is looking pretty grim
Accept for ya’ll who be in it, since the beginning
Even in the 9th inning when the other team is winning
You were STILL in it
Volunteering and God fearing, adhearing to the call of Allah
Orienteering the Deen to the status where it’s suppose to be,
And that’s why I’m rocking this here Akhi.
Come on!
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Intentions

Waking up in the morning, gotta make my prayer
Am I really gonna’ make it, when there is no one there?
Taking trips to the masjid (mosque), even when it’s tough
Am I going for the sake of Allah? Am I showing off?
Gonna’ get me the knowledge, gonna study Islam
Am I going just to build my ego? so they call me “the Man”?
Does it matter if the people respect me, when its not for Allah?
When I know anytime He can take me, without one real du’a (prayer)
Does it matter if they say I’m a big shot?
when I get no reward for my deeds
And I’m dragged on the Day of Resurrection
Cause of the folks that I wanted to please
Plus I know that Allah has the power
To raise me up in their eyes if it need be
I should always make my intentions, for my Lord, Allah completely

Chorus: Are my Intentions alright? am I doing for Allah?
When I’m looking deep, deep down inside, do I have the right niyyah?

Wearing thoubs with a kufi, kufi
Miswaks leather socks like the old days
Am I trying to follow the Prophet? or am I seeking praise?
Giving talks on Islam to people
I’d be quoting Hadith and Qur’an
Am I speaking so they like how I’m speaking? and they say I’m “the Bomb”
Donating to Islamic centers, giving money so the Deen can grow
Am I giving for the sake of Allah? or is it for show?
Many times I have found my intentions
Are not what I want them to be
I know I start on the right direction
But Shaitan starts talking to me
And I forget that without my niyyah, I’m just wasting my time
My intentions cannot bring the reward, when they’re out of line
So I pray to Allah to help me, to do everything for Him only
Doesn’t matter if the people despise me
Cause with Allah I can never be lonely Yah Allah, accept this niyyah
Coming from young Muslims striving to be believers
So on the day, our deeds You’ll measure. Know we only did this strictly for Your pleasure, Your pleasure
Your mercy, Your ajur (reward), Your Jannah (heaven), forever and ever and ever
And reward us for those who listen
Heeded to the message, changing their condition
And know that everything up until this point I’ve ever written
I submit as my repentance
And if its blessings You’re sending my way
I beg You hold them to the judgement day
so maybe in Jannah you can look back and say…it was a lovely day, a lovely, a lovely day, yes a lovely day
Are my intentions, alright, am I doing for Allah
When I am looking deep deep down inside, do I have the right niyyah (intention)?

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Small Deeds

Ever been on a drive? Inside in your ride
And your looking through the glass, see a car on the side
The engine’s broken and the car is smoking
And the dude is shaking cause the heat is baking
Or this cat’s (guy) gotta flat, and the spare’s all whack
No jack in the back, and no clue where he’s at
There ain’t no real rush, but you roll right by
Not even asking the guy if he needs a supply
He might be alright, and to pass ain’t a sin
But within you feel bad the state that he’s in
How hard would it been, just to ask “you ok”?
That might be the deed that you need to succeed
That might be the deed that will so please Allah
That your forgiven the sinning you did when you was living
It’s a small little thing, that can cling and just ring
And will bring the blessing from Allah Who’s the King
We pass on the deeds cause they seem all small
But it might be the deed that’s the best of them all
Mad when see all the passes I took
On these small little deeds I just overlook

Chorus: I just can’t believe
Small little deeds that I overlook, can you see?
Little deeds that I overlook, and you read
I read about it in my holy book, it says
Small deeds never overlook

Picking up trash on the path in a flash
Taking glass from the grass, as you pass to your class
A smile goes a mile and is sure worthwhile
When a brother’s hostile, and has been for awhile
Put a dollar every day in the sadaqah (charity)
It may be small but you do it for the baraka (blessing)
I know you’re saving for the Polo and the Nautica
A poor student but you do it just to please Allah
Things like praying for an ailing brother, under the weather
Obeying yo your lovely mother, it’s for the better
Stay and help your baby brother, put on a sweater
Even saying good to one another when you’re together
Advice to another sister about a mister
Your wife always go and kiss her, tell her you miss her
At night do quiet dikhr (mentioning God), and pray the witr
Invite a guy who wants to bicker, to share a snicker
Grand plans expand in our small little hands
But we overlook demands that just seem like strands
We get jammed on exams, cause we skip the small things
Small baby deeds come, bring the blessings!

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Looking Glass

I saw a friend just the other day
We took a walk around the way
The sky was blue and his face was grey
I asked him what could cause such dismay?
He tallied his life and he noticed the score
He felt his pain he never felt before
He said it feels like He (Allah) can’t no more
He said it feels like He (Allah) can’t love me no more
No No No No

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He can’t love me anymore
It’s a fact I know for sure
We started out this life so pure
But He can’t love me anymore
He can’t love me anymore
It’s a fact that I know for sure
I started out this life so pure
But He can’t love me anymore
He went on about the past
To listen with patience was my only task
No need to pry and no need to ask
His words to me were my looking glass
And with much pain his heart did pour
With this feeling never felt before
He said it feels like, He (Allah) can’t love me no more
He said it feels like, He (Allah) can’t love me no more
No No No, No!

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I asked my friend how can this be?
Not the One Who created me
Cause if our sins outweighed the sea
Forgiveness comes so easily
Just repent and stay to the task
To make an effort is all He asks
And don’t get bogged down by the past
His mercy outweighs His wrath
And He can love you once more
It’s a fact that I know for sure
We started out this life so pure
But He can love you once more
And He can love you once more
It’s a fact that I know for sure
We started out this life so pure
But He can love you once more.

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For the Prophets

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Prayers To Allah be on Nabi
The messenger may peace be on thee
And all the prophets sent to mankind
We pray for each and everyone

Before he was born the Pharaoh wanted him dead
Nobody killed him he floated up the river instead
Not a scratch on his body and no blood did he shed
Ended up at the house of the man that wanted his head
They didn’t know, they raised him as a child of their own
He was treated like a king up until he was grown
He protected a slave with one hit to one man with one hand
Killed him by mistake so that’s when he ran
Drawn to a burning bush and spoke with the Greatest
Who told him go right back to Pharaoh and make sure that you say this:
You tell ‘em that you are a Messenger a Prophet of Mine
That I am the Divine and I am sending you with My signs
Pharaoh did decline, he rejected all 9 of the signs
Musa (Moses) said it’s time, his people had to run to the sea
Split it in half with his staff, Pharaoh drowned in the wrath
Musa’s people started worshipping a golden calf
Threw the tablets down because he was mad
It’s sad that his people made him miss the Promised Land
But he’s still one of the 5 greatest Prophets in Islam

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From average beginnings
Come above average endings
A simple du’a to have righteous descendants
From a mother, to a daughter who would soon give birth to a son
And right there
Miracle number 1
No father did he have to help conceive his birth
No other child would have this status here
on this planet Earth
And what’s that phrase
From out of the mouths of babes
Schooling cats at a very young age
The sweetest of his breath bring life to birds of clay
Curing the blind so they could see a brighter day
Where Islam reigned supreme and the dunya gave way
Evil will be vanquished if strong the Muslims stay
Amongst his crew he asked the true to proclaim who they are
NAHNU ANSARULLAH (We are the helpers of God)
So Native Deen lets tell the people right now who we are
NAHNU ANSARULLAH
Healed those with leprosy raised the dead so we could see
No limit to the will of Allah and Allah’s mercy
But the heedless they scammed
Plot and they planned
You may have gotten the body
But you did not get the man
He was raised to Allah to soon return again
Easy comes His mercy to the righteous Mu’min & Mu’minah
So Prophet Isa (Jesus), I hope that they see
Why we sing this for thee

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570 was a time like no other
A baby was born to a poor widowed mother
Was raised by his uncle in the sands of Arabia
Known it the town by his upright behavior
Always doing favors for the poor and the neighbors
A true life saver when their problems were major
Khadijah his boss he would soon marry later
Check the love that she gave him and the love that he gave her
At 40 years old, according to the Seerah in a cave called Hira
On a spiritual retreat, he would meet Jibraeel (Gabriel)
Angel Gabriel on the real
Holy Book of the Quran he had come to reveal: “Read in the Name of your Lord Who created”
And thus began a message from Allah dictated
at 622 the Prophet made the Hijrah
Migrated to a place where the people got the picture
He could teach about Allah without his people being beaten
His folks back in Mecca couldn’t stand all the preaching
So they planned an attack, the Muslims fought back
‘cos they ain’t the type of people who sit back and get sacked
But the Prophet wanted peace, they agreed upon a truce
For years there was peace, to teach about the truth
but the Meccans broke the treaty so the Prophet conquered Mecca
The Prophet brought peace, was not even a speck of bloodshed when he came and met his old foes
It’s the mercy and the wisdom that the Prophet always shows
A man of justice, equality and love
On him we pray for peace and the blessings from above.

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Paradise

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Paradise is only for the people who are righteous
So accept Islam you might just get the mercy when you pray to Allah (God)
You know that we want to go to Heaven
When you pray to Allah, When you pray to Allah, When you pray to Allah
Anything you want you gonna have when you think of it
There ‘ain’t nothing you would like you gonna love it when you pray to Allah
You know that we want to go to Heaven
When you pray to Allah, When you pray to Allah, When you pray to Allah

Brothers acting like they’re Rock
Sisters acting like they’re hot
Muslims smoking pot
It happens a lot
And I hope my people stop and think about the clock
It goes tick + tock, life is over then you drop
Six feet deep under the earth waiting for your second birth
Allah will raise you up to see what your life was worth
What did your ears hear, what did your eyes see
What did your mouth say to those in your family
‘Cos children cussing out their dads, moms is getting mad
Parents getting frustrated ‘cos kids are getting bad
They’re physically involved
and some are getting drunk
And others acting like Paradise is not what they want
And the mothers and father crying, “What happened to our baby?
Tried to raise ‘em right and now this child has grown up crazy.”
Maybe it’s because their self esteem is really low
Or maybe it’s because the children didn’t know THAT

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Let me speak with my Ikhwan, my brothers in Islam
I said you’re looking like the Rock now what was on my mind
Sport the newest clothing line so the sisters think we’re fine
Imitate JZ, LL Cool J, Eminem and Genuine
But can’t nobody see Islamic identity
‘Cos we dress just like the people on TV
This life of glitter and commotion and amusement ain’t for me
Life after death is the true reality
So brothers where yall at, let’s represent this deen
If you wearing Shukr gear you know exactly what I mean
Tell the club you gotta go, leave them drugs and thugs in jail
Living ghetto fabulous will lead you straight to hell
Time to step up to the plate, it’s never too late
You’re a member of this Ummah so you don’t assimilate
Disseminate this knowledge, go tell it to your bro
‘Cos I’m sure there’s other people in this world who do not know THAT

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Sisters don’t you go to sleep, its gonna get deep
You’re the mothers of this Ummah paradise is at your feet
But your phone is going beep from some boy that thinks you’re sweet
But he ‘ain’t the type of guy that you want your parents to meet
You’re dressing to expose like those music videos
It’s so tight, it’d be better if you loosen up your clothes
Be careful with these bros ‘cos Native Deen has seen a lot of sisters having babies with no Nikah (marriage) or walimah
So lower your gaze, fast a couple of days
Ask the scholars how does it feel when you give Allah praise
You think this life is a game but Shaitan is playing us
Go back to MYNA Raps and get Jihad of the Nafs
But you’re wearing your hijab, I know that makes you strong
I know it’s kind of tough when you feel that you don’t belong
Being young it ‘ain’t easy but don’t ever feel alone
We were there, it was rough so we want it to be known THAT

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Test

Lately things have been so stressed for you
It seems like life is trying to mess with you and pester you
You thought you knew exactly what to best pursue
You working hard on those things that you set to do
But you confess it’s true that your success is few
And your folks are only helping in depressing you
You try to do the Deen but they be stressing you
And it gets to you but you suppress that too
An exam, you go and study day and night
You pray and write, hope for a grade you like
But when you get the test you’re in dismay and fright
There’s no A in sight and only 8 were right, wow!
And what about the sister you enquired about
She’s so pious, devout that it required a scout
But then you get the news her Wali fired you out
They were wired, no doubt, to someone higher in clout
Lately its seems that your calling in life
Is just you falling in strife
The word appalling is right
And you notice you’ve been feeling sick, why who knows
So you call upon the doctor she can eye it close
She tells you I suppose, that you wont be very happy when I diagnose
Although you try your hardest not to cry it shows
It’s a monster load, and your strength is sinking
You start wondering and thinking

What’s going on? it seems all wrong, why am I the one struggling along?
I don’t know why I’m hurting, I never hurt nobody
My life I’m living right, but it’s crumbling around me
How strong is my faith this time? (got to pass the test)
Will my solution include Haram? (got to pass the test)
I gotta be strong during times like these, (got to pass the test)
I know after hardship there goes ease! (got to pass the test)

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It’s a test, (from Allah), a test (from your Lord), it’s a test (what you gonna do?), gotta realize it’s a test (4x)

Folks used to say you were smarty kid
Others made mistakes but you hardly did
Since then man, life has just been marvelous
You stand tall like an obelisk
It’s obvious
Your high paying job is never arduous
Your living in your crib and you got marble this and marble that
Others dream to rival that
And your blessed to never draw major debt
because success is your motto nothing keeps you down
Passing peeps in town, yo by leaps and bounds
People clapping when you talk because of deep renown
You drive Hummers and top model jeeps around
You know its bad and haram to be a miser and boast
But your healthier and wealthier and wiser than most
You gotta an adviser to those, who try to propose
Cause there’s so many potentials that they line up in rows
You got it all, the power the money the wealth
Your thinking God’s gotta love you more than anyone else
But wait Whoa wait a second, this isn’t what your thinking
You gotta stop and think why you getting all the blessings
Don’t want to let it shake ya, or let the devil make ya
Forget to praise Allah and then fail the test your taken
No doubt you’re gonna try your best
Gotta be thankful and pray no less
Already gotta head up above the rest
Cause you realize this is just a test

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So face it, in life, you’ll be tested at times
The devil, he’s bright, don’t let him mess with your mind
Yo, we’re blessed, the Divine, which is the best for mankind
So He (God) gives us exams so don’t get stressed out and whine
Even the best of all humanity was tested Himself
Allah can test us with calamity or test us with wealth
Can you hold back from profanity and focus yourself
Or maybe keep away from vanity and function in stealth
It’s tough, trust me I know that it’s rough
But after pain comes ease and you’ll be blessed from above
I hope when the time for my test comes along I will cope and I’ll find I’ll be blessed when I’m strong
So my people, when life is a mess
You gotta focus and realize, this could be your test.

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Drug free ’05

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I don’t need to get high, some people do and some people die
The life that I live may not be that long
But while I’m alive I’ll be healthy and strong

I think it’s cruel and inconsiderate
When people huffin’ and they puffin’ on a cigarette
Then blow the smoke in the area that I breathe
Sometimes they blow it in my face when they talk to me
I’m not trying to tell you that you need to quit
But you need to show respect for the one you’re with
And if that’s an individual who doesn’t smoke
You need to put the cigarette out before they choke
You started smoking ’cause you thought that it was cool
Now you addicted and you don’t know what to do
Yeah you addicted to a drug baby that ain’t smart
Because it collapses your veins damages your heart
And your lungs are getting blacker than you’ve ever seem
That’s the effect of tobacco and nicotine
See what I mean

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Ain’t no wisdom in that alcohol
They say, “Do you want it?” and I say, “Not at all”
They tell me that I need to take a drink to be cool
I tell ’em, “Man, I’m already cool. What’s up with you?”
Now is you crazy or is it that you didn’t know
That every time you drink the alcohol you loose control
Become abusive to all the people that you love
After your buzz, can’t remember what you thinking of
Oh yeah that drug ruins people and their families
They want it to happen to me but that’s a fantasy
How can this be? I’m feeling pressure from the left and right
I’m watching TV and they tell me to drink Bud Light
Wasn’t subliminal I got the message loud and clear
They want me spending all my money on a can of beer
They must be crazy trying to trick me like some kind of fool
They get me laughing at those frogs and iguanas too
Now is it true that if I drink I’ll be the man?
No, that’s a lie, so me I got a different plan
So understand that my mind sees reality
Like Mortal Combat can you say “Fatality”
Them tactics work on other people they don’t work on me
Being drug free is the way that I want to be
Say it with me

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I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t need
To get high, I don’t mess with the weed
And my heart bleeds when I see my people on their knees
Beggin’ like they got an incurable disease
Addictions start with a sip of a drink, one puff of a smoke
So the people need to think
And I do, so do you and your crew
When they push drugs on you what you gonna do? SAY

I don’t need to get high, some people do and some people die
The life that I live may not be that long, but while I ‘m alive I’ll be healthy and strong

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Sakina

Coming home in the evening, each day much on my mind
Fast pace of living in the West, with such little time
Cars and folks yell at me, everybody making me spin
We know we gotta’ have patience, so we hold it within
Stress, doctors say it makes a brother sick and I know this is true
So I call out to my Lord each day to please help me through
Then when I come and I see my daughter’s face so bright
With smiles there to great me at the door, like a beautiful light
I can only thank Allah for this blessing on me
For giving me Sakina, this tranquility!

When Allah sends His Sakina on me, how do I feel?
It’s like peace inside my heart and I know that it’s real
When Allah sends His Sakina on me, how do I feel?
It’s like peace inside my heart and I know that it’s real

Allah knows that people in the past had it harder than me
Allah saw the evil hearted men with no mercy
Allah felt the hearts of the Muslims as they came near
Allah sent His tranquility and they lost all their fear
Cause Allah says if you trust Him and you truly have faith
Allah sends His Sakina and He showers His grace
How? Maybe as a peaceful rest, a long needed sleep
How? Maybe as a cloud up high with shade from the heat
How? Maybe as a loving wife that gives you her light
How? Maybe as your daughter with her smile so bright

When Allah sends His Sakina on me, how do I feel?
It’s like peace inside my heart and I know that it’s real
When Allah sends His Sakina on me, how do I feel?
It’s like peace inside my heart and I know that it’s real.

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