I saw an illustration this morning that showed a man walking with a heavy shadow weighing him down. From one tile to the next the shadow grew bigger and more daunting until eventually it got inside him turning the inside of his body into a dark cave, with a little figure of him sitting helplessly … Continue reading Depression is not…
Choice is that horrible thing we despise when something doesn’t work out in our favour, but it’s a right we jealously defend when things go our way. Right there is the crux of balance, but balance will remain elusive if we don't recognise the choices that we made. That is not as basic as it … Continue reading The Burden of Choice
It's no secret that I have contentious views about the human psyche and what makes us behave the way that we do. That there are tons of differing opinions on the subject is also obviously clear, probably the majority of which either conflicts with, or directly contradicts my views. Many of those contradictory views are … Continue reading Opportunistic Abdication
Meditation or prayer is what gives us retrospective pause to realise where on that treadmill of life we find ourselves. Mindfulness is what reduces our need for such deliberate reflection. And sometimes, without realising it, we become distracted in our efforts to be mindful, while allowing moments of excitement, joy, or exasperation to escape us because we are too busy observing the individual components that make up that wholesome experience.
mutaalim-dawud: Wa alaykum Assalaam Wa iyyak Ahlus Sunnah rectifies themselves. We do not go around blaming the rulers for every thing wrong when we ourselves are just as guilty. I ask you, BarakAllahu feek, to think about why Allah would help us when the Ummah of Muhammad is upon shirk, innovation, and the like? Why … Continue reading Cynicallyjade asked: Aslm. Jzk for your response to my question. In your opinion, what then would be the appropriate response to the oppression and fitnah of the Saudi govt, given that the govt has indicated (through its actions) that negotiations on its policies and its flagrant abuse of resources and wealth that belongs to the Ummah is not open for debate?
In my efforts to discover the true meaning of life, I keep thinking about the differences between the principles of atheists and theists. The former professes that there is nothing beyond this and therefore whatever we do we either get punished or rewarded for it in this life but entirely within our control with no … Continue reading The Purpose of Life?