Monthly Archives: March 2011

Meaningless Hajj

Go ahead and circle the cube under the shadow of tyranny, circle it 7 times, stay at lux hotels with all you can shove in your fat face buffets, then go to Arafat and pray like a blind sheep, spend $6000 or even $10,000 to run between Safa and Marwa like a lost cat while your orphans can’t even afford drinking water.

Go ahead and buy yourself some Sajjadah made in Taiwan by some factory kid who doesn’t see daylight but is happy with a salary equal to the price of your shoes. Then bring back that Sajjadah and tell us how it is from Mecca and somehow holy!

You go ahead with that Hajj, as for my Hajj is that of Prophet’s beloved grandson who knew Hajj better than anyone, who cut short his Hajj to oppose tyranny. That is my Hajj:Karbala, Bahrain, Tripoli, Ryadh, Jerusalem, Gaza are my Hajj.

You go ahead and circle the cube so many times until you get dizzy and drop dead. I will stay here to spend my breath, my money, and my effort to fight tyrants and dictators.

Judging others

I fear not the devil

I fear not faith,

nor do I fear disbelief,

No fear of hell

no fear of loneliness

Nor do I fear tomorrow,

not even death

I know God, God better than you

God does not want to be

your play & politics, He does not want to be

such scary portray, He does not want to be

I fear Him not

I fear not these thoughts

My God! Only thing that I fear

is if I hurt a person passing by – unknown (but attributed to Rumi)

Orphans are special

As I was raised by two orphans I always wondered:

Prophet Adam had no father. Neither did Prophet Isa. Prophet Ibrahim had an evil step-father, who is mentioned in the Qur’an, other than that, his biological father was not there. There is a mention of Prophet Musa’s mother but no mention of his father. Prophet Yusuf had a father, but he grew up apart from his father. Prophet Muhammad’s father died before he was born.

Peace upon them all.

Orphans are special people.

There is so much blessings in helping them, not because we should feel sorry for them, but because they are very special to God.

Sponsor an orphan today with one of the most transparent NGO’s in the world: Islamic Relief.

http://www.islamicreliefusa.org/orphans/national-orphan-drive

 

Libya, Bahrain, Oman, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Did I leave anyone out?

As Muslims, why were we silent for so long

in front of so much atrocities and injustice

will the new governments bring justice

or will they bring a wrath of vengeance and more

bloodshed?

will the new rulers be any better or

will they have a kind look but old policies

like

Obama?