They lie on the table side by side
The Holy Qur’an and the TV Guide
One is well worn and cherished with pride
Not the Qur’an, but the TV Guide
One is used daily to help folks decide
Not the Qur’an, but the TV Guide
As the pages are turned, what shall they see?
Oh what does it matter – turn on the TV
So they open the book in which they confide
No, not the Qur’an, but the TV Guide
The Word of Allah is seldom read
Maybe a verse before they fall into bed
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be
Not from reading the Qur’an – from watching TV
So then back to the table side-by-side
Lie the Holy Qur’an and the TV Guide
No time for prayer, no time for the Word
The plan of worship is rarely heard
But forgiveness of sin, so full and free
Is found in the Qur’an – not on TV!

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