If you are prejudice to ‘old-fashioned ideas’ then this will sound moronic and retro, however if you do have the true sense of an ‘open mind’ then this will probably make sense, keeping in mind that this is definitely not about red roses or chocolate and is extremely cynical and sarcastic [Valentine spirit] . Or the fact that suddenly everything has magically turned red just because people need an excuse to humiliate the idea of true love on this ‘special’ day.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Contains my personal opinion of the book Aleph by Paulo Coelho
How easy is it for us to believe in something that doesn’t exist for the sake of giving us sense of purpose… as you go through life you learn not to judge anything based on the way it seems; not to reject any idea just because it goes against your beliefs, say for example, reincarnation, parallel universes, vampires, mystical beings which we cannot see, et cetera. The marvels of human mind and its creativity are endless and limitless. Whether these creations of the mind exist or not, merely depends on your own perception of the word ‘existence’. Let’s say for instance that right now at this precise moment you choose to believe the existence of something which is not really there, look to the nearest table you can see and imagine a vase with beautiful gardenias in them, now say with me, ‘‘those are some beautiful gardenias’’, and voila! Gardenias in a vase it is, if you believe it long enough and keep saying it to yourself, as long as you’re concerned they do exist and they are as real as it can be. Many psychological illnesses involve what we call hallucinations, as in hearing or seeing things which are not really there. This concept stretches beyond sight or hearing; it stretches out to beliefs as well. The only constant fact that does not depend on what we believe to exist is the existence of the creator; Allah. And even that clear logical fact seems to have some rejecters.
If you’re a Paulo Coelho fan and got the chance to read his latest novel/autobiography Aleph you’ll be certain of the following facts.
- · No person, no matter how wise he may be, has the absolute truth about life.
- · He believes in reincarnation as a result of personal experience.
- · Either everything you ever believed in is wrong or he seriously has major issues regarding reality.
Reincarnation, as defined in the free online dictionary, is the belief that on the death of the body the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body.
Crazy, right? Well to him, not so much. In the book he believes to have lived many previous lives, one specifically in which he has done an unforgivable mistake and he’s thus haunted by the past which he did not really live, in search of redemption he knows he might never get. The Aleph, is as most of you know, the first letter in the Arabic alphabet. It’s as Paulo describes, as far as my memory helps me, a place in the universe that transcends space and time. It has the future, present and past, in this place time simply does not exist. And once you enter the Aleph you are able to transcend time and space. I’ve given this much thought through reading this book. What if such thing truly exists? As mentioned earlier, through life you learn not to abide by any rules, and everything is possible. So let’s say I lived a past life, and after I die, my soul will move along to the next life. Okay, what’s next? I will absolutely have no memory of any other life except the present one unless I do believe in the idea of reincarnation and the Aleph. Moving on… so this means that in the afterlife I will be judged for let’s say a minimum of 500 lives. No it’s not like that, maybe I’m being too sarcastic. This could mean that my great great great great grandmother might end up to be my sister, by soul at least. Just too messed up to believe; at least with current explanations provided of that theory or belief. But this is not about whether reincarnation is or isn’t. This is about the power of mind. If it did not exist and you choose to believe it does, will it… the answer is simply yes. If you believe anything to be true one hundred percent, it will exist; for you. I believe Paulo to be a great writer with a great imagination. I do not however believe a single word in that book. Not that he’s lying; I do believe that he believes in every word he said. It is true for him as God is. He mentions to have experienced certain incidents that the average human mind would never comprehend; magic, and what you can call time travelling or experiencing incidents in past lives by doing certain rituals. Is it possible, who knows, I don’t believe it to be. But if I chose to believe it, for me it will, and if I believe it enough I will experience whatever it is that he has in search of redemption of past lives.
We tend to complicate life as if it weren’t complicated enough. We make up stories in our heads of every possible thing that could happen or could have happened and we forget to exist in the present. We wish life had a certain twist to it, magic, flying horses and unicorns. We keep wishing so hard that we forgot the true mystics of life. We keep on haunting myths in search of a different truth, running from what we know to be true.
You shouldn’t judge an idea based on our beliefs, but keep in mind that every single person has different beliefs no matter what religion or culture he belongs to. The mind is like a unique kingdom where everything is possible, and nothing, absolutely nothing, is out of reach. I believe that if you truly think you can fly and seek the idea that you will fly, you certainly will. Not the easy Peter Pan way, ‘think happy thoughts, and it will lift you off the ground’ but it will happen, doesn’t mean it is supposed to happen though. Magic does exist, but that doesn’t mean we should practice it. There is certain beings that we cannot see, but we cannot see them for a reason, we’re simply not supposed to. The only one we should be so eager to learn about and to try to get closer to each day is Allah. We keep on running away and deviating from that fact every single second but that doesn’t make it any less painful; life. The only relief any of us will truly get is by being closer to him and accepting him in every way to lead your way, as then you will never lose your way. But as humans we tend to seek misguidance more than light itself. We have this circle of light, an endless source once you enter; you feel beauty and peace you never thought was possible in this life. But after a while we choose to simply let go of this marvelous feeling for chasing a distant candle in the middle of darkness; a candle that once you reach will either burn you or by the time you have actually reached it, it would be simply be burnt out as a dead star millions of light years away. But by then you will neither have the candle or will you be in the circle of light.
Chasing an illusion only feels good during the chase but afterwards there is only emptiness and regret.
If you feel confused about such beliefs, if you don’t know what to believe, believe that the only truth is Allah and he says,
"And when there came to them a Messenger from Allah confirming what was with them, a party of those who were given the scripture threw away the book of Allah behind their backs as if they did not know. And they followed what the devils gave out falsely of magic of the reign of Solomon; for Solomon did not disbelieve but the devils disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels Harut and Marut, but neither of these two (angles) taught anyone (such things) until they had said: we are only for trial, so don't disbelieve. And from them (magicians) people learn that through which they would cause separation between a person and his spouse, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's leave; and they learn that which harms them rather than profits them. And indeed they knew that its practitioner would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their own selves if they but knew" (2:101-2).
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
وَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ مُصَدِّقٌ لِّمَا مَعَهُمْ نَبَذَ فَرِيقٌ مِّنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ كِتَابَ اللَّهِ وَرَاء ظُهُورِهِمْ كَأَنَّهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ. وَاتَّبَعُواْ مَا تَتْلُواْ الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَى مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّى يَقُولاَ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلاَ تَكْفُرْ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِ وَمَا هُم بِضَارِّينَ بِهِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلاَ يَنفَعُهُمْ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُواْ لَمَنِ اشْتَرَاهُ مَا لَهُ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلاقٍ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا بِهِ أَنفُسَهُمْ لَوْ كَانُواْ يَعْلَمُونَ
صدق الله العظيم
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I seriously doubt that anyone who falls under the category classified above will bother to read this but just in case you can never know now, can you.
Dear tyrant, this is a simple reminder of the truth that we are living. No matter how long you have lived in your tyranny you will eventually pay the price. Know deeply in your heart if you have a heart and it’s in my better nature to believe that every human being does that the only verdict is vengeance. Excuse me if I sound too vague for you to understand, for I have simply meant what goes around comes around, or as we like to say here in Egypt ليك يوم يا ظالم and كما تدين تدان.
Unfortunately for you, time has change; people will no longer be silenced to injustice and indignity. Unfortunately for you this is time for vengeance by the people if you’re lucky. And by lucky I surely mean that if you were to be punished for your tyranny during your lifetime then God must love you because I assure you hell is much worse than anything you would go through on this earth.
Now excuse me one more time I probably have not made myself clear from the beginning for I forgot to enlighten you with the meaning of the word tyrant, since I’m sure you have understood every word in this article except that one, and if God forbid you did understand it you will be certainly aware that you are not one yourself. A tyrant is not necessarily one who kills people or steals their money, although that would actually provide a very good example.
A tyrant is a word that originally comes from the Greek word tyrannos which means someone who illegally seizes and controls a governmental power in a polis. Yea correct that’s you, good job. A one who uses his power to murder innocents because they dare to dream or dare to defend their simple God given rights, is someone who will use all the power given to him to humiliate everyone who falls under his reign, is someone who uses his chair to lie steal and take advantage of the people, the one who would also gladly give orders to run people over with their vehicles. Hope you’re getting the picture because frankly I’m getting too tired here for you have certainly made numerous tyranny examples clear.
So now that you know who you are. What do I want? I want you to wake up for crying out loud. Don’t worry that doesn’t mean the vengeance will not be the verdict, because it certainly will be. But this is just a thought going in my head, what were you thinking, and more importantly what are you thinking? Did you really think you would get away with it? From whom God. So where were you going to hide all your money and all the blood on your hands? What you have a secret hiding place between the stairs leading to hell. No living or dead person can persume whose going where but since we were kids we know that the consequences of those actions are well, no actual way to sugar coat this Hell… Are you trying to gather enough money to escape death or find the fountain of youth. We’re all going to die dude. Just face it. As immortal as you think you are. You’re going to meet him someday. And when you do, what will you tell him? I just loved the power of controlling lives? Well I know you’ll be sorry to hear that but that power belongs to only one and he’s God. If you kill people know that you didn’t murder them. بل تحسبهم أمواتاً Oh I got it!! You’re doing your people a favor. You want them all to die martyrs and go to heaven. Oh my God how sweet of you to be so selfless. Wake up because the end is near. And it’s never too late as long as you’re breathing.
To everyone else, to every human being, please think of your actions. To every Egyptian please think of the consequences. We’re all awake or most of us are (If you’re not yet then I strongly suggest therapy or coffee or it’ll be too late then because this country doesn’t need comatose anymore). We all have been living like zombies since I can remember. It’s time to change. Everything that we thought would never change has, everything that we used to shoulder the blame on has changed. It’s time you start acting like a human being not sheep. Think of something that you can do to benefit this country. Doing something for your country can simply mean being the best that you can be. But there’s no reason for you to be a cheat or a liar or a stealer or anything anymore because the most used reason has gone!! Why me, everybody else is doing it!! No you’re the only one now. So wake up and smell the wind of change blowing outside your window. What a shame would it be to miss it.
Doesn't look really good now, does it?
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hello, this is my first post. This is something I've written a week ago or so. It's about cheating! This is not only for people who have exams or are in school or college. It's a way of life.
تعاونوا على البر و التقوي
The exams are
near already here… So I would like to give a shout out to everyone just so it’s clear.
I would like to clarify that I’m not in any way related to doctors in my university so this is not an attempt to spoil your minds!
I would also like to clarify that this article is NOT PRO CHEATING, so if you have a guilty conscience don't read ahead, who needs sleepless nights, the exams are soon. Thus I'm not responsible for any guilty consciences.
This article contains many phrases of sarcasm, If you're not a fan of sarcasm I recommend you go back to whatever you were doing, before taking the time wasting decision to read this probably time wasting article (depends on how long my hands get tired of writing)
ايه التخلف و الهبل ده !! أنت من القرن الكام بالضبط!! عادي يعنى فيها إيه ما كل الناس بتغش و *الحمد لله ربنا بيوفئها* مش شايفه إنك غريبه شويه
(Well I know they want to say معقدة but find it might be too upsetting, so I strongly respect all of you for being considerate - Not sarcasm-)
I hear this sentence A LOT, and to tell you the truth I’m not surprised at all. People choose to be misguided… we choose who we are… We choose our actions. I just hope everyone knows that we choose the consequences as well. Let’s be logic about this and totally unbiased. So here it is.
- I study my ass off all year; other people cheat and still get better grades than me; that is not fair. So as long as they’re cheating I am too.
- Everyone is doing it, so what, it’s not like I’m hurting anyone!
- It’s just a stupid exam, my life doesn’t depend on it
- Who said cheating is Haram?
- Everyone does their share of wrong doings; I’ll just cheat and do the rest perfectly! And Allah will forgive me!
|Sorry guys, probably a good time to get a manicure!|
Who are you to decide what is fair and what is not? The only thing that is fair in this world we’re living in right now is God’s judgment and as far as I can recall cheating IS and will always be a big taboo in all religions. In other words: God is not a fan of cheating.
Other people cheat but just face the reality here and stop running away. Cheating is not just passing that particular exam. It’s much, much bigger than that! So what if you study your ass of all year and other people who cheat get better grades. You think that justifies for cheating…
Okay well if it does then by the beginning of the New Year I call upon everyone who doesn’t earn enough money to start stealing all they can get… I mean really, it’s not fair! Some people don’t do anything and they are millionaires. It is my right to steal! If this makes any sense to you then just stop reading, you have much bigger issues to be discussed by myself as I haven’t got any degrees in Psychology.
If you think it is unfair that the people who cheat get better grades, and you fix it by cheating then just think this through with me. So you felt unjust. You didn’t know what to do so you decided to go with the flow and commit the same act.
So what we’re saying here is that if one of my parents gets killed in a robbery I should go around killing other people’s parents because it was unfair?! What kind of world do you think you’re living in? That would be totally okay if you didn’t pray to god everyday at least 5 times and supposedly know why you do it. Or go to church and ask God for forgiveness and mercy! But committing a crime because you were subjected to a form of unjust is just you saying I don’t believe in God, so I’ll act on my own to get my own rights!
Life is not passing a certain exam. Actually life is not anything but a journey to your final destination each action that you make will get you to that destination.
I’ll give an example and try to imagine with me here.
A guy named X, when he was in school as a kid he had an exam. Now he didn’t normally cheat but he said why not everyone is doing it. It’s just this time. Next time, he had a very important exam which he didn’t study for because he was sick, so he thought It’s okay, if I weren’t sick I would have studied I promise. So it’s ok to cheat just this one time. Now X is in college and he has made cheating his master hobby. He is a brilliant cheater! Like really he could make a living of it (Imagine how that would be) He gets really good grades and he’s the best student in his major in college. He gets a brilliant job because of his grades and he gets paid a huge salary, he’s living the life of his dreams! He gets married to a woman whom he’s deeply in love with and they live happily ever after. And one day he gets home, finds a letter from his wife telling him I don’t love you anymore, I’m sorry. I fell in love with him. I know I was wrong. We should get a divorce. And X thinks to himself That *****!!! What a cheater!.
Mr. Conscience: Hold on a second Mr. X!! What did you just say?? Didn’t you say it’s okay to cheat?
Mr. X: Well yes I did but that’s a totally different thing did you lose your mind of something I just told you my wife cheated on me!!
Mr. Conscience: Well Mr. X didn’t you know that there’s something called God?
Mr. X: Of course I do, you’re being ridiculous what’s that got to do with anything?!
Mr. Conscience: Well then I guess you believe that God is not fair?
Mr X: I don’t have time for this. You know you should really get some help.
Mr. Conscience: Okay well I will just tell you this, Did you really think you would get away with stealing something that wasn’t yours! That you won’t pay for you actions?
Mr X: Umm, It was in exams!! Just stupid exams doesn’t mean I don’t believe in God or don’t believe he is fair! And it surely doesn’t mean that I should feel grateful that my wife cheated on me! Are you nuts?
Mr. Conscience: Aha I am, because guess what remember when you were in college? Remember when you were first ahead of your class and you got that job you’re still in now?
Mr X: Yes. What are you getting at?
Mr. Conscience: Remember the second in your class, the stupid one who was too smart too cheat? He was supposed to have that same job you have now and he would have killed for it but he didn’t get it. You took what’s supposed to be his by cheating. It was not your right and you took it. Now if you believe in karma, someone came into your house and stole the most person you care about in this world as you once if not a million times steal what wasn’t yours. Now do you still think it’s not fair?
Mr X: Yes, would you go now I have to go to work.
This story is absolutely pointless, right? But the thing is, what goes around comes around. If you take something that’s not yours you will pay for it. In return something that you truly deserve and worked for will be taken away from you. Whether it’s your health, your love, or your peace of mind, you will pay for your actions. But be rational, this doesn’t mean all people who cheat are bad people, and deserve the worst. But it just means think it through. If you weigh it down and you’re still ready for whatever that may come; then be my guest. Cheat all you want. But remember this it never stops at exams.
The exams are just 10 days away. It can be a new start with God. With the new year, change something you are doing wrong so that Allah would bless you in your health and you whole life.
Now I’m pretty sure this doesn’t change one thing, and people who read this will probably think that I’m crazy but my defense is I am and I know it. And if anyone is offended by what I said then I’m deeply sorry, you should have read this whole article if you disagree xD Refer to the (Not pro cheating Bold warning on the top of the page)
Another thing: To all you brilliant cheaters out there, I would like to give a shout out to your brilliantness for I have seen very creative ways in cheating and I gotta say I am proud to know people that smart, just hope they use it differently xD (Brilliant remark = not sarcasm)
One more thing: If you bare along to read this whole thing and whether you cheat or not I strongly suggest you go study if you've got exams, because it has been a long article xD (Refer to the warning again in Bold!)
Thanks for reading!!