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God Save Us From Ourselves

I was listening to a renowned scholar talking about the aim of marriage, and couldn’t stop myself from trying to find out if everyone or majority of folks share his same views on the purpose of marriage, so:

Do you think that the most important aims of marriage are just ‘Companionship and breeding’?!

If your answer is yes, I think you are depriving and denying yourself from experiencing one of the most beautiful and noble emotions that has ever existed ‘Love’, and you are not doing yourself justice because you have a right to seek love, be loved and give love to your loved one.

I always loved that part of the ‘Christian/Western’ wedding vows when couples say to one another ‘To Love and Cherish!’

Just as my love to God makes me bear whatever tests he puts me through and maintain my faith, loving your other half enables you to stand solid throughout your relationship with them and face everything with them happily and firmly be it (Illness, poverty, challenge, hardship and obstacle.)

A book, cat, dog, gardening, your friends, TV, work or even yourself if you enjoy solitude can provide you with company, it is not a very wise step to marry someone because you are looking for company!

We are not machines or robots to let go of our emotions; the great ones like love, and just to your knowledge they are making now robots that can express emotions and give back love to their owner!

In Islam when describing the relationship between spouses the lord says ‘و جعلنا بينكم مودة و رحمة, meaning (and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts)), I think all religions place so much great emphasis upon love.

I have heard a number of folks especially accomplished men who place a great emphasis when talking about marriage on the ‘Companionship and breeding’ side, and from my perspective I regard this as unfair for those in favour of such notions and their partners.

Lack of love will make us commit many inhumane and uncivilized actions against our partners; can you imagine what unloving spouse can do to their partner if the relationship fails?!

Some who lack the courage and love to inform their partner face to face that the relationship isn’t working anymore can choose to send that via a TWEET!

Let us mend our relationships and perspectives and choose love over anything else every time!

Finally, I don’t know where we are heading to when we subtract love from the equation of life and marriage, may God save us from ourselves!

Will take some ‘time off’ away from ‘Social Media’!

Dear friends,

Pray that all of you’re doing well, amen.

WordPress has given me a platform where I can share my writing with my loved ones, hone this craft, & to also give a glimpse of the life & the horrors that the author of those  words & creative work have been through, & I swear many times I didn’t like myself for sharing those horrors & pains with others, but certain days this seems like the only option that is out there.

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading both my creative work, & also about my pain/misfortune, it’s highly appreciated.

 

Sadly my life ain’t perfect & lovely at the moment,  hadn’t been for quite a long time, & just some days ago was MY BIRTHDAY during the holy month of RAMADAN, lots of things happened, & each time & during every incident one thing kept coming: ‘IS THIS THE LIFE OF MY DREAMS?’

 

I THINK MOST OF US WERE HANDED DOWN DREAMS THAT AREN’T OURS, & then comes the villains who manipulate us into walking down paths that are not meant for us, villains who bully us, commit atrocities against us, who want to see us SHRINK, BE CRIPPLED, villains who’d rather SEE US DEAD to the point that they have no shame saying into your face ‘BEING DEAD FOR YOU IS BETTER THAN BEING ALIVE!’

From time to time we need to make an assessment to see if we’re walking down the paths that will take us TO OUR DREAMS! This is very tough & your enemies will place tons of obstacles in your path & execute evil plots to distract you, but you’ve to CARRY ON!

 

So long my amigos, & you all mean the world to me.

 

“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” 
 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which life & soul would you save?!

Dennis Prager says 2/3 of American’s when asked this question their answer is quite horrifying!

The question is as following:

If your dog and a person you don’t know are drowning whom would you save?!

2/3 of Americans say they would save their dog, because the person is unknown to them!

If this is the criteria people use or apply when helping and assisting others, indeed then a dark future is awaiting HUMANITY!

Maybe it’s not just an American answer but it’s a universal one, & everyone will go for saving the dog!

Why can’t we just save everything that needs saving without picking & preferring one soul & life over the other?!

WHY SHOULD MY OWN SURVIVAL AS A HUMAN BE AT THE EXPENSE OF ANOTHER SOUL’S LOSS & TRAGEDY?!

 

Why can’t all lives be saved?!

Come Pick Me Up & Hug Me

Some days after following tiny glimpses of the horrors, tragedies, & catastrophes occurring every where,

I think of EARTH as a very patriot, loyal & loving soldier who have fought on behalf of all of  us,

& in the process has been wounded & is heavily bleeding,

Earth yells at all of us in total disbelieve & dismay:

Can’t you see my wounds?!

Will you just stand there & watch me die?!

Come SAVE ME,

Come pick me up & give me a hug,

Then whisper in my ears tenderly:

‘Hold on there, take it easy, it’s gonna be alright.’

Respect

​(Submitted as an assignment and will be added to a novel am working on)

 

Before you spend, earn.

Before you demand from others respect, make sure you aren’t treating them as a doormat or a low life,

How you treat others comes around,

For every evil you do to others KARMA is at your tails.

If you do all of such evil/horror/harm/abuse plus putting me through hell,  I don’t OWE YOU ANY SORT OF RESPECT.

 

‘My son has broken his shoulder.’ The ugliest and most evil voice on planet said!

When your oppressor and the evil creature who does all sorts of ill towards you shares such tales with you, you can’t GLOAT,  we all pray karma makes all those who had done evil to us pay for their atrocities against us, but wish no ill on those who have not wronged you,  for even enmity has got ETHICS,  differentiate between the OGRE and an innocent powerless child who have not harmed you.

She made sincere prayers for the kid and went on doing her tasks, everything is tough and this was another test from the lord.

Sometimes she wonders why had life chosen to deal her the tough, wrong, evil and hard cards?!

Then she remembers ‘God never places upon your shoulder a burden he knows you’ll unable to carry.’ Every one of us gets a test from God equivalent to their ability and strength, and he tests the chosen ones, the ones whom he loves the most among us with the mightiest tests like he did with our beloved prophets and messengers. We try with our very little and limited strength and patience to score an ‘A+’ in the lord’s quizzes.

In spite of what others think of you, what you think of yourself is what matters the most. The boss sees her as ‘A Femme Fatale ‘ , who comes to the working place to seduce the average looking unsexy male colleagues, but truth is; she arrives every morning to earn her bread and make a living. Let them think what they think, KARMA is at the corner!

She feels that she is an officer in the military and a religious clergy woman; she is so assertive and keeps her eyes focused on moving things as per the plan and strategy, she has no surprises in store for anyone and she hates being taken by a surprise! She loves everything in and at their place, she adores order and hates CHAOS!

*****

She told her closest friend of what the boss thinks of her, she just laughed so hard and said ‘Wish he knows that most of your friends have turned their backs on you because you aren’t entertaining!’

‘That’s not what he thinks, he thinks am Rita Hayworth or Marilyn Monroe!’ She said in great fury.

‘I don’t know when was the last time I used an eyeliner or applied a lipstick?! She was almost yelling then added ‘And now he wants me to tailor special big gowns for work, if he is that religious why doesn’t he act in a humane civilized manner?!’

‘Resign!’ Said Mary.

‘I need the work and the money.’ She told her.

‘This is the job number what where the boss puts you through all kinds of horrors and atrocities?!’ She asked her then added ‘I think he’s having a mid life crisis and is probably in a boring marriage and he’s praying for his own ‘Sharon Stone’ somewhat!’

She then asked her which movie of hers does she think he had watched and in one voice the two of them said in unison ‘Basic Instinct’ and then they giggled for a long time so hard that their eyes were filled with tears!​

May You Be Rich & Blessed

 

(​Submitted as an assignment for a course on writing.)

 

‘Being poor is something that I would have never wished upon anyone, not even my worst enemies!’

One room with humble furniture, but very neat and clean, poorly aired due to the fact that it only had one window, seated amid tall buildings from all sides; it’s more of a garage, thus depriving its occupiers from proper ventilation! It was a hell on earth room, but it was all what they got at the moment! Yet there’s something emitting from it; lots of love, warmth, kindness and serenity.

Four days of severe illness and the best the boys and the little girl could do was to sit by her bedside and weep. They know no one, and got no money to bring her a doctor, if it was the other way round and it was one of the kids ill, she would had gone up and down to see them get all the medical attention they needed until they were well again.

‘Take it easy on yourselves angels, am a fighter and I will make it.’ She managed to say between the episodes of painful coughs she was undergoing.

She closed her eyes as she took another painful breathe; even the act of breathing has become torture for her!

She was raising three kids that weren’t her own, the kids of the relative who committed so much atrocities towards her, who had managed to turn the whole world against her with her fake crocodile tears and tales, and everyone has fallen for them, because of the attractiveness and sexiness of the narrator, hate, envy and jealousy of all those involved, and due to the fact that those around needed the narrator’s tales, so they had to buy whatever fake stories the evil relative was selling!

The person who had shattered her life and dreams made her promise them at the time of their death to take care of her three children. Who would have thought that life would turn suddenly sour after it had been all sweet and prosperous for her, her final words were ‘ I know what I did to you, with the help of my mother and many other people, I was filled with envy, jealousy and hate, my heart and conscience weren’t alive, everyone around me ensured that I made fatal damage to you, I can’t undo my mistakes, can’t compensate you on all the harm we did, but I paid for my sins, you may not know it, but most of those who did hurt and harm you did pay for their sins, even if they pretended to appear victorious all times, but the truth is; they have lost many precious things also; their authenticity, humanity, compassion, sympathy, innocence, themselves and much more, they were all ‘Walking Dead’!

Sometimes she wanted to place the kids at a foster home, she wanted them to have a taste of the tragedy, atrocity, horrors and pain that their mother, grandmother, family, friends, relatives and society had placed upon her and have been committing against her, maybe they thought that’s her plan, but she wanted to prove them wrong, show them even in their graves that she shared nothing with them, and that she was more human and humane than all of them.

She worked everywhere to ensure that the three kids get well educated, clothed, and fed even if the home she managed to give them was within the limits of this small tiny room, she filled their days with laughter, love, learning and made sure that they lived life to its fullest with the very modest means that were available for them, one day when they all become adults and be able to stand on their two feet, they will purchase whatever mansions and Ferrari they would ever desire , she will make sure to take them there, and along the way she too will make her dreams come true!

On tough days she walks them to their nearby schools, and she would carry the little girl on her back, the little girl would then ask her at certain times to run like a horse, they keep walking and if the boys whine and complaint , she would tell them ‘Walking is why we will live longer than the rich.’

Then they would ask in unison if they will always remain poor ‘Study well, be smart, stay out of trouble, chase your dreams, work big, dream big, and you’ll never remain poor.’

They keep chanting ‘Dream big, & work big’ all day long even when they’re doing their homework in the evening.

She came back from her memories, and then slowly opened her eyes to look at the three angels praying at her feet for her. Life has so many lessons, the toughest one is to clarify for us certain facts, one of them is the following: We may think of ourselves as the authors of the ‘Book of Life’, but truth is: The lord executes it all for everyone, he had written the beginning, middle and the end. Who would have thought the woman who had lived on top of the world would die in such painful manner, and would leave her kids to the person she had committed so much atrocities against!

Even within the holy books you will come across those who have been on top of everything and then went into ruin’, and those whom were oppressed then by the lord’s will and word have triumphed.

To be continued…

Alpha Brainwave: Secret To Success

They say that only 3%  of us realize their dreams, same goes for our ‘BRAINS’;  only very few of us know how to fully use it and to fully tap into its hidden unlimited potential.

It’s a shame that we read manuals on how to assembly furniture, use this and that equipment and device, but don’t take time to read, study, understand and learn how to use and deal with this magnificent gift from the lord ‘Our Brains’.

 

The ‘BRAIN’ has five waves each assigned to a different role:

Beta

Alpha

Theta

Delta

Gamma

Each is a doorway to endless possibilities and provide us with unlimited powers.

Some of those who have studied the brain argue that humans have been using their brains in the wrong way all along. Meaning that they have let the parts or brainwaves that shouldn’t have been in control be in the driving seat and take charge and control of everything. I say maybe that’s why we have so much tragedies in this world.

In all the five brainwaves ‘ALPHA’ is the most powerful, and its the one that makes it possible for humans to absorb so much information, learn fast, excel in anything and succeed.

When you are on ‘Alpha’ brain wave your body is relaxed and that makes all the difference, the amazing thing is that the frequency of ‘Alpha’ isn’t that much high and is slower allowing you to excel with excellence in anything.

The ‘Alpha’ brain wave is more concerned with the right side of our brains that deals with imagination, intuition, and creativity.

If you want to succeed, make sure that you’re on ‘Alpha’ brainwave most times.