Questions come up in a single class
Girls not happy with this meaningful path
They don’t get it, no one has helped them understand
And now to the Sunday school their parents drag them by hand
Help my daughter she is driving me insane
But what have you done to ensure their name
To ensure they stay Muslim for years to come
Have you completely tied the rope of your camel or only some?
You push to convince them about the scarves on their head
But really, this isn’t the knowledge they, currently, need to be fed
Their foundations, in truth, have hardly been placed
The true problem here, hasn’t been faced
They were raised for years, with hardly a drop
And now you bring them here and knowledge is sought
I teach one thing in the classroom, but it’s really not enough
They must see it in action at home, or it will remain simply “stuff”
When their parents allow them to hang out with boys
Then they come to me and it seems that I “kill” all of their joys
Then when the girls go astray and do the wrong things
Their parents come to me and songs of sorrow they sing
Why aren’t you doing the job we paid you for?
They speak to the principle for, at me, they are sore
But what they don’t understand…that I wish they would see
Is that raising their children—is not a job for me
Parents in this day and age—wake up already
Put your feet on the ground and stand up—strong and steady
Take hold of your children, for whom you will be questioned about
The work you did with them—concerning the amount.
Realize that on that Day you will be asked
Could you have done more to help your children pass
The test of not, math, science, or arts
The test of life – which is driven by the hearts.
Now go to your children and take an active role
Don’t leave the job to a single Sunday school teacher’s soul
They are your kids and you will get what you reap
So don’t wait until it’s too late—and then start to weep.
I say this now—not out of anger or pride
But because for you, I have fear inside!
Having kids is such a big test by our Lord
And failing at that test we really can’t afford
On behalf of all Sunday school teachers today I speak
We will definitely help you and do our best to attain this feat
But raising kids is a job of the community
And you can’t expect this job to depend just on people like me.