When you cry and tears come out,they clean the eyes.
When will my heart let out tears to be purified?
When you cry and tears come out,they clean the eyes.
Million years ago when dinosaurs used to live and die,
Some were huge and some could fly,
Just like my hope that soars or cries.
My hope is immense yet it burns,
Burns out when the tables turn,
And in my life emotions churn.
Racing with the wind like the stallions by the shore,
Catching butterflies in the garden as they soar,
Daydreaming about life and so much more,
Baking sweetness like cupcakes galore,
Escaping reality like a princess taking a Kingdom tour.
The following post was written by a very good friend of mine.I thought I should share it here and well anywhere I can.The purpose of this post is to educate.
Okay so I’ve been trying to not go off on this rant for a couple days now but given a lot of posts I’ve seen on here and on other social media, I find the need to correct and educate the lot of folk who have been misusing the word ‘jihad’ and considering all the terrorism happening a form of jihad.
The meaning of the word ‘jihad’ means ‘struggle’ but it is important to note that it doesn’t refer to just any struggle, rather it refers to the ‘struggle for the cause of Allah (God)’. Now, mass killings, suicide bombings, and terrorism are NOT a ‘struggle for the cause of Allah’.
Let me just quote this verse from the Quran real quick to backup my point:
“For that cause we decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter(murder) or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old(beliefs) with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth.” (5:32).
In case anyone didn’t get that, killing is forbidden, unless it’s as a punishment for murder, etc.
And also, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“A believer continues to guard his Faith so long as he does not shed blood unjustly.” (Source: Bukhari/ Riyad-us-Saliheen)
Terrorism, in fact, is completely the opposite of Jihad. Any act of violence that instills fear in the minds of innocent people is an act of terror, particularly because this fear is not a fear against anything wrong, like corruption or theft. Instead, it is a fear of the powerful who wish to become more so.
Those who terrorize people claiming that they are the followers of Islam have forgotten that “Islam” means “peace,” and that the Holy Quran teaches tolerance towards other faiths and guides (or also lack there of such as with atheists):
“To you be your religion, to me be mine.”
As described by the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), “jihad” has many meanings. It can refer to internal as well as external efforts to be a good Muslim or believer, as the Prophet (pbuh) said:
“The greatest Jihad is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself.”
If military jihad is required to protect the faith against others, it can be performed using anything from legal, diplomatic and economic to political means. If there is no peaceful alternative, Islam also allows the use of force, but there are strict rules of engagement.
In those rules, the killing of women, children, the old and the weak is expressly forbidden. Even destruction of a standing crop or a tree is not allowed, as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, the first Caliph, told Islamic armies:
“I instruct you in ten matters: Do not kill women, children, the old, or the infirm; do not cut down fruit-bearing trees; do not destroy any town . . . ”
(Source: Imam Malik’s compilation of the Hadith “Kitab al-Jihad.”)
My point is, ISIS does not represent Islam and terrorism, all this death, is not a form of jihad.
Long time, no post.Right? *sigh*
Life’s been teasing me a bit these days.Anyway I’m here with a new post,finally.
So this post will have two things.1-A poetic-ish rant plus 2-someone I want to introduce and encourage for the beautiful talent she possess. 🙂 Stay tuned!
It’s funny how we do things that we thought we’d never do.Things we never expect happen.And our reaction to all this is undoubtedly an intriguing mystery.
We think about ideas beyond the limits.
We pen down thoughts that lack sanity.
We dig out talents from the ruins of ourselves.
We sail into the depth of our emotions.
We let ourselves be strangled,
by the very thoughts we assumed could never hurt us.
We get lost in paths we never created.
Paths where when you step forward,
everything behind you is erased.
We dwell in the memory lanes of the past,
when we should live the moment.
And when we do breathe in the present,
we wonder and worry about the future.
We’re like the shaking needle on a move-on meter,
we can’t go back nor can we move to the future.
Thus we keep shuddering in the present.
Amidst the faded memories of the past,
and the foggy glimpse of future.
Now for introducing an ahmazing person with an awesome talent.PHOTOGRAPHY!
She is very jolly and talented person, Rawan Ismail aka Alex Hartin.Oh and before I show you her stuff.She wants you all to indulge this yummy cake! 😛
Here’s the link to her insta: alex_hartin.Check it out and give her a follow if you like. 😀 I’m sure you’ll love it! Oh and let me just tell you that her page doesn’t has pictures about food only.It has things like…….wait why should I tell you? 😛 You see for yourself what all it has.I’ll give you a hint though.It is AWESOME!
There’s alot of variety since she’s always willing to experiment new things.And MashaAllah they always turn out to be fantabulous! 😎
To everyone who has a talent or is on the road of finding it.Just don’t ever give up.Talents are hidden like gold in the dark mines treasure them.
Your talent is your property.
Let yourself never be robbed.
Don’t let people’s ignorant comments pull you down or rip away your passion.And don’t let their assumptions steal your zeal.
An urge of quality time.
Under the starry nights.
The comfort of darkness calling to pour the heart out.
After a while she gazed at an art, accidentally inked.
Written by a lovely friend: Aisha Mohsin ❤
Thank you so much everyone!THIS IS SUCH A BIG THING FOR ME! 😮
Though,it is true that 200 or 202 is just a number. 🙂
What matter most is that the ones who take the time to read my little childish pieces,the ones who take a look at my amateur photography make my day with their sweet and supportive comments. 😀
Plus,I’m glad to have met all of you great human beings with such awesome blogs!