Tuesday, June 16, 2015

THE IMAAM

THE IMAAM  
© Farouk Asvat  

Allah the Highest said in the Qur'an
You must keep your mouths shut,
The Imaam preaches in the shebeen;
Hook-me-Allah
He chants at the harlot's
Who only eats halaal food.

So the community excommunicated him.
But Allah knows much better
Because the man had remembered him
An' spread the word in-between the people.
An' so Allah sent him straight to heaven
With a bottle o' booze.


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid].
# english translation by farouk asvat: 2007 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

The Imaam # / Die Imaam * was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p58, 1982); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p15, 2007); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p14, 2007); *
     Straight Talk From Bra Frooks: the legend of farouk asvat by Mphutlane wa Bofelo:
          www . kaganof . com / kagablog (08.11.2007) * #
          Botsotso on line (2007) * #
          Islamic Focus #14 (CIP, p5, December 2007) * #
          Al Qalam (2007) * #
     But Is It Halal? : Khadija Patel
          (blog: Worldly Fragments, 20.09. 2010);
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (18.12.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (16.09.2015); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p17, 2014); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014); #
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p15, 2014). #

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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:  

DIE IMAAM  
© Farouk Asvat  

Allah-hu-ta-alla het gesê innie Koeraan
Djulle moet djulle bekke hou
Preek die Imaam innie smokkelhuis;
Hoek me Allah
Djikr hy by die jintoe
Wat net halaal kos iet.

Toe excommunicate die jamma' hom.
Maa' Allah ken mos betere
Wan' die man het hom mos geremember
Ennie woord gespread tussen innie mense.
En toe stuur Allah hom straight heaven toe
Met 'n borrel dop.


© farouk asvat

Bra Frooks is ...
                    []  nes 'n skollie
                    []  'n egte skollie
                    []  'n tsotsi
                    []  a real scamp
                    []  streetwise
                    []  the jokerman

Bra Frooks ...
                    []  praat soos 'n skollie
                    []  wietie soos 'n joster
                    []  wietie what-what
                    []  tunes like a durbanite
                    []  speaks like an englishman

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