"The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory."
I don't care about the hullabaloo that these power couple caused and their diva-ish demands (it is expected of these celebrities anyway....nothing new) when the wife gave birth to their baby girl a few days ago. It is a rap verse by Jay-Z rapping about his newborn daughter that caught my attention...my greatest creation was you! Wow....if you can create a human being guessed you can create the universe!
And this brings back a memory when one of the singers from the popular group Manhattans dropped by my office if I'm not mistaken in the mid 1980's. I cannot recall his name and he was on a dakwah tour after converting to Islam and was giving talks on how he discovered the beauty of Islam. A real big black man he was, in a flowing jubah and kopiah on his head .... he talked about his life before discovering the 'nur', how he nearly killed a man and was often on the bad side of the law. Upon converting he had decided not to be an entertainer anymore because singing won't help him in the afterworld (akhirat). But then the office staff won't let someone of an international fame leave us without singing the famous "Let's Just Kiss and Say Goodbye'.....he gave in at the last moment and sang just one line ... let's just kiss and say goooodbyeeee...such meaningful words for him, kiss and goodbye to the life before him for he has discovered who is the Greatest Creator!
For old time's sake ...