I am Muhammad Ali.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth,
and I don't have to be
what you want me to be.
I'm free to be what I want.
The day I met Islam, I found a power within myself
that no man could destroy
or take away from me.
I am America.
I am the part you won't recognize.
But get used to me.
Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours;
my religion, not yours;
my goals, my own; get used to me.
We have one life; it soon will be past;
what we do for God is all that will last.
Today is the last day of the year.
It soon will be past.
May we all live AS gifted,
with IMAN heightening in our hearts.
Muharrem Nureddin Cosan
A Birthday Song For Nations