Monday, May 23, 2005

Life's Blessings

Life's blessings are many, only if we want to notice them Posted by Hello

Sometimes we just don't feel right... We wake up feeling all gloomy and unenergetic. That is alright, it happens to all of us. However, it is not a good sing when someone always wakes up like this. There are so many things that should bring joy to a person, or so I believe.

We must all sit with ourselves and think straight. Try it; it will bring you happiness and satisfaction if properly applied.

Think of the blessings that you have and others don't. For instance there are some things we tend to take for granted even though they are very valuable and of great importance. Here are some, think of it:

If you are a healthy person, think of the people that are not, rejoice and pray that they get better
If you have good eyesight, think of the blind who are deprived of even being able to walk alone or see the colors of life!
If you can walk, think of those who are trapped in a wheel chair or even in a bed!
If you can talk and hear, think of the deaf and thank the lord for being able to express yourself
If you have hands, think of the people born without ones or have lost theirs
If you have a sound mind, think of the insane who are living yet not living because they are unaware of anything around them (and do not say they are lucky because they are not!).
If you are someone who is sweet and caring, think of the ones that are complex and hateful, although I feel they needn't be that way for any reason.
If you are blessed with a kind, understanding, loving husband, thank God because not many are (and vise versa)
If you have been blessed with a healthy child, thank God for being blessed with one because some go through so much to have one of their own and sometimes can't
If you have little money, thank God because some have lots but are too distracted with it rather than more important things (like family) and want more and more and are still never satisfied.
If you have lots of money, are thankful and help those who don't, thank God you didn't become a slave to your wealth and are able to share it with the less fortunate.
If you have a friend who will tell you, you are wrong when you really are, be thankful because some friends play along and make you a worse person than you already are. If you have a friend who shares with you your sad moments and wipes your tears, be thankful. If you have a friend who will do just about anything to make you happy be thankful. If you have a friend that will always encourage you to be a better person, be thankful.
If you have parents who embedded religion, ethics, love, kindness, forgiveness, respect for yourself and others, be thankful because some parents are really lousy. Some parents are not caring enough, do not set a good example for their young ones, and turn their kids into spoilt brats who couldn't care less for anything or anyone around them!

There are so many blessings in this life! So many aspects to make you wake up and rejoice that you are still breathing. Every one has many blessings... If you know the story of Prophet Ayoub and think of it and try to apply at least 10% of it, life will be much more worthwhile. Practice makes perfect, remember that. We just need to start practicing...

Monday, May 16, 2005

Silence can mean a lot!

The calm sea and the sun rise to brighten up a new day....In silence Posted by Hello

Have you ever thought of the meaning of the word "SILENCE"?
Silence literally means quietness, stillness, peacefulness, calmness, etc…… Yet silence can say so much.

Silence can mean I love you especially at times when the other is angry.
Silence can mean No!
Silence can mean Yes.
Silence can mean Enough!
Silence can be the calmness before a terrible storm!
Silence can mean a wild animal waiting to attack its prey.
Silence can mean a moment of surprise of a pounding heart before a young lady accepts a wedding proposal and also the pounding heart of her man waiting for her approval!!!
Silence can mean a worried father waiting for the arrival of his unborn child and his wife's safety
Silence can mean the moments before sunrise.
Silence can mean two lovers expressing their love only with silence!
Silence can mean a whole lot of things!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Poem tiltled "A Cloud"

Photo by Ian Britton (c)
Wandering clouds in the blue skies... Posted by Hello

Lay back on a white soft cloud
Forget what problems were all about

Up there where there's nothing
No worries and no struggling

Amongst the white clouds
There are no crowds

Unlike the ones we experience every day
Where there is endless dismay

Up there is the real tranquility
Where a true meaning you'll find for stability

Peace of mind
Only one of a kind

Clear your mind
Enjoy the ride

It's miraculous
It's just scrumptious

Think of a blue bird singing
Or a white Unicorn galloping

In a boundless place
Out in that vast space

Oh listen..
There is goes..

Is it a magical harp?
Can u hear the tunes?

The tunes touch your heart and soul
So there you go, you achieved a goal

The enchanting tunes comfort you
They relax you

Watch the rain drops as they fall beneath
On the earth's heath

You see a green meadow below
It is beautiful and there is a glow

Look, it's a rainbow
Stretching beyond what your sight can follow

Isn't it magnificent?
Isn't it just so splendid?

Forget your worries and concerns..
Live this dream to its fullest

Do this every now and then
It'll suffice for your needs within..

Beam Of light

Don't you think it is about time we all change!! We need to inspire one another to be stronger and to be more optimistic. This world is becoming a very difficult place to live in. It is growing more and more chaotic every day. There is too much apathy, too much competition (not clean as we all know!!), too much rivalry and many other negative words i can use, but I don't want to bother. I'd rather concentrate on the positive stuff!

We should stimulate the feeling of love amongst us. Then maybe life will be a bit less complicated.

Please think of the following Phrase "Want for others what you want for yourself". Will you please try to apply that to yourself and to others?

Light always finds its way Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005

Relax and enjoy a laugh or two!

- Divorce: Future tense of marriage.

- Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool on the other.

- Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either"

- Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

- Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

- Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water power
- Dictionary : A place where success comes before work.

-Conference Room:A place where everybody talks,nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.

- Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

- Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

- Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

- Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.

- Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

- Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

- Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

- Atom Bomb : An invention to end all inventions.

- Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

- Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

- Opportunist : A person who starts taking a bath if he accidentally falls into a river.

- Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel tower says in midway "See, I am not injured yet."

- Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

- Father : A banker provided by nature.

-Criminal : A guy no different from the rest.... except that he got caught.

- Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

- Politician : One who shakes your hand before after.

- Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.

Forgiveness is a great trait!

The human heart and mind work in strange ways. Some people only allow their hearts to make their decisions, yet others only their minds, and a third category both mind and heart.

I personally prefer the latter. I cannot judge any of the above though. I cannot say I never judged anyone before, because I definitely have in some incidents at some point of my life. As I grew up and went through certain situations, especially ones similar to ones I had judged before, I learned something very important. DO NOT EVER JUDGE SOMEONE TILL YOU HAVE BEEN IN THEIR SHOES.

Honestly, it is fair, and believe it or not, in Islam, that is exactly what we are advised us to do both in the Holy Qura'an and in the Hadeeth, we are advised in the Quraan not to speak of others since they may be better than us, and even if not, maybe some day will be.

In short we should all mind our own business and only try to be of support when we can if we can. We should also want for others what we would like for our own selves, as Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H) advised in one of his hadeeths.

In this world a lot of people lack a very important quality.. "Forgiveness".
It is alright to be upset at some wrong doings people do to one another, but what is important is not to hold a grudge. Try to always clear the air.. Speak up.. Tell the one who hurt you they did, and how they did, and that you want to sort things out.

Trust me, nothing is worth holding grudges against one another. It is a quality of strength to be able to forgive. You will not forget easily, but that doesn't necessarily mean you cannot forgive. Allah the almighty granted humans one level of mercy and kept ninety nine for himself knowing that we will need his mercy since "Bano Adam" are continuous wrong doers and will need all the forgiveness ever! If Allah says he will forgive us for anything if we sincerely repent, why and how can we not forgive one another??
Try to be understanding and always be the ones who make the approach towards forgiveness and understanding.

I personally do not and did not and can't forget the wrong doings I have encountered from so many people.. But I do know I forgive anyone and every one that has done me wrong and felt sorry for it. For those who did not feel sorry, I do not hold a grudge.. It is between them and He who has created them!

I am not an angel though; what I wrote above does not mean I or you should accept bad treatment. All I am trying to say is, we should all make an effort towards trying to understand why people do the things they do sometimes, even if it is bad. Some times they have reasons or sometimes they don't mean to be hurtful, or whatever! Understanding many a times leads to forgiveness. However, bear in mind that we don't always have to understand. Being told that they do agree to the concept of sorting things out is enough, but to begin with, someone has to initiate the sorting out of the issue itself. What is more and more a point of strength is to just want to be forgiving in as many cases as possible.

Please read the following story, it really has touched my heart. Try to start being forgiving. Rest assure, one day you will need to be forgiven

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand: Today my best friend slapped me on the face.

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: Today my best friend saved my life.

The friend, who had slapped and saved his best friend, asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied:" When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it away, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your blessings in stone. A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand: Today my best friend slapped me on the face.

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: Today my best friend saved my life.

The friend, who had slapped and saved his best friend, asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied:"When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it away, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it. Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your blessings in stone.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Opinions matter

What is your opinion of marriage?
In your opinion, what can make a marriage work?
When should a person decide they should get married?
After marriage, people change somehow, actually sometimes drastically. In your opinion, how can negative changes be overcomed?

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

A poem titled "Tell Yourself You Can Do It"

Think Positive Posted by Hello

Tell yourself I can do it!

Tell yourself I can do it
Do not give up on your inner power
Hang in there
Think positive

There are times when it seems so dark
Nothing left
Only void
Only distress
Only pain

It's alright to fall
But do not give up your goal
You want to be happy
You want to be merry

Stand up again
Continue to struggle
For the light will shine
The warmth will come

How hard we try is the question
There is no discussion
We do have inert power
Waiting to be discovered

As long as we live
We must keep on digging
For that inner determination
To find an inspiration

Sometimes we cannot
But it will be found
If we want it hard enough
Life isn't easy, it is quite tough
Sometimes it can be very rough
It is a great challenge

After a sky full of clouds comes rain
After night comes day
After sadness, sometimes there are tears
But they sure are a relief

Anguish cannot last
We must not let it
We must fight it
Resist it and with all our heart and REFUSE IT

It should not ruin our days
For the days are not guaranteed
Our lives are short indeed
No matter how long we live
We must try our best to survive
Against the difficulties we encounter
It is that inert power we must conjure

Do not give in
To the troubles deep within
We must reach somewhere
A place we can call shore

Don't stand there
Feeling sorry for yourself
No one will feel your troubles deep within
No matter how much you explain

It's only you
That feels you
Very much
So do not lose touch
With your inert power
For only that
Will get you out
Of this distress

Hang in there
Be strong and dare
To keep digging
For the savior

In God don't ever lose trust
For only He helps those who dare
To ask for help
To ask for a new step
To climb on
To reach to the top

Even if that "top" is not so high enough
But it is still better than to die
Of feelings of anguish and misery
Rather than at least enjoying minimal happiness

WE must all try to find our true strong selves
For each of us is one of a kind
We all have good and strength within
But we must really dig in

Tell yourself I CAN DO IT
Do not waste a moment
Of this valuable life
Wasting it being in strife
Give it all you've got

There are times when we all go through moments of weakness
But we must put and effort to overcome it
Determination and persistence
Must always be awakened

I wish we can all bear our pain
I wish we can all win this game
The game of life
For life is a mystery
A big query

I pray in my words you find comfort
For some day, I know I myself will be unconfident
Maybe I can come back and read my guidelines
And they might become my army behind some enemy lines!

الصدقة الجارية كالنهرالفياض.. ينعش الحياة وهذا حال المتصدق.. تنعش الصدقة حياته

افعل هذا وأضمن لك حياة أفضل " مضمون و مجرب" هناك عمل بسيط إذا قمت به أضمن لك حياة أفضل وبركة في دنياك وفوز في آخرتك. الضمان على أن الصدقة تغير حياتك إلى الأفضل برهان على صحة الإيمان.
" قال صلى الله عليه وسلم ... "والصدقة برهان
سبب في شفاء الأمراض قال صلى الله عليه وسلم " داووا مرضاكم بالصدقة " تظل صاحبها يوم القيامة
قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: كل امرئ في ظل صدقته حتى يُفصل بين الناس

تطفىء غضب الرب قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: صدقة السر تطفىء غضب الرب

محبة الله عز وجل وقال عليه الصلاة والسلام: أحب الأعمال إلى الله عز و جل سرور تدخله على مسلم, أو تكشف عنه كربة, أو تقضي عنه دينا, أو تطرد عنه جوعا, ولان أمشي مع أخي في حاجه أحب إلي من أن اعتكف في هذا المسجد شهر

الرزق ونزول البركات قال الله تعالى: يمحق الله الربا ويربي الصدقات

البر والتقوى قال الله تعالى: لن تنالوا البر حتى تنفقوا مما تحبون وما تنقوا من شيء فإن الله به علي تفتح لك أبواب الرحمة قال صلى الله عليه وسلم الراحمون يرحمهم الله, ارحموا من في الأرض يرحمكم من في السماء يأتيك الثواب وأنت في قبرك قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: إذا مات الإنسان انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاثة: ـ وذكر منها ـ صدقة جارية
توفيتها نقص الزكاة الواجبة حديث تميم الداري ـ رضي الله عنه ـ مرفوعاً قال: أول ما يحاسـب بـه العبد يـوم القيامـة الصلاة؛ فإن كان أكملها كتبت له كاملة، وإن كان لم يكملها قال الله ـ تبـارك وتعـالى ـ لملائكته: هل تجدون لعبدي تطوعاً تكملوا به ما ضيع من فريضته؟ ثم الزكاة مثل ذلك، ثم سائر الأعمال على حسب ذلك
إطفاء خطاياك وتكفير ذنوبك قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: الصوم جنة, والصدقة تطفىء الخطيئة كما يطفىء الماء النار
تقي مصارع السوء قال صلى الله عليه وسلم "صنائع المعروف تقي مصارع السوء
أنها تطهر النفس وتزكيها ال الله تعالى: خذ من أموالهم صدقة تطهرهم وتزكيهم بها
"ما نقص مال من صدقة"
"اتقوا النار ولو بشق تمرة"
فلو أن للصدقة أحد هذه الفضائل لكان احري بنا أن نتصدق, فما بالك لو كانت هذه الفضائل جميعا تأتينا من الصدقة ولو بالقليل. لا تحقرن من المعروف شيئا فاحصد الأجور وأدفع عن نفسك البلاء
فتصدقوا وحثوا غيركم على الصدقة فهذه الفضائل العظيمة جمعت لنا في الصدقة فلا تفوتكم وتندموا يوم لا ينفع مال ولا بنون.
ملاحظة: - عندما تقنع أحد بتخصيص مبلغ من راتبه فسيأتيك مثل أجره لا ينقص منه شيء, فقد تموت وهناك من يتصدق بسببك. إذا قرر أحد أن يداوم على الصدقة بسببك فلك/لك مثل أجره لا ينقص من أجره/أجرها شيئاً.
سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت أستغفرك اللهم وأتوب إليك

Why I chose the title "Here for you"

Hello all you people out there! I would like to share with you the reason I chose the tiltle "Here for you". I would like to interact with anyone having the "blues" out there. I treasure the following phrases very much:

1) Giving
2) Feeling Appreciated
3) Being understood and felt for
4) Being there for others at hard times
5) Making others smile
6) Soothing
7) Containing

Believe me, I can keep going on and on. But I think you got the main idea (if not ask me!). I had a very difficult time in my life, when I was very young and as an adolescent and even now somehow..

I know what it means to be deprived of certain feelings. As we all grow up there are certain conditions that really make a difference in our approaches to life throughout the years. If these conditions were not properly provided, our lives tend to get really messed up. Some characters get very negatively affected and some are granted with real inert energies to want to be strong and to fight their ways through life. It seems I was one of the latter!

I made so many mistakes in life all draining back to myself.. In other words, I learned the "HARD WAY".

I might dwell into certain aspects I have experienced that lead me to do mistakes, just for any one who is interested to learn from others' mistakes and to take precautions, or for you young parents out there to try to avoid the terrible mistakes one might make in the upbringing of our loved ones, the gifts called children..

I would love to save so any people the trouble of doing mistakes and learning the hard way, but of course I would be silly to think I can do that. However, I do believe I would like to be there for those who do want to have a supportive someone, who will never judge them, since I do believe that no one is in a position to judge anyone (except for criminals, or on second thoughts, and even those do not deserve to be treated with complete disrespect, since they too are victims, of both their own doings and probablly flaws in their upbringing, or a seduction of the evil self and the devil).

We shall all be judged by the Creator. So therefore, we must all try to lend our helping hands and hearts whenever possible. A smile might change someone's life, a kind gesture or some heartfelt words of support. We should all want for others what we would want for ourselves, as Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H) advised us in so many different hadeeths.

I promise, If you ever ask for my help, I will do my best to be of support..

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

إلــــــى متـــــــــى

Palestine: Prayer under Israeli occupation! Posted by Hello
إلى متى الصمود
إلى أي حد نحن تاركين الحدود

إلى أن ياتي دورنا
أم نحن نسعى إلى مذلتنا

أفيقي يا أمة العرب والإسلام
أفيقي قبل فوات الأوان

نرى الظلم و الطغيان
يدمر أمتنا أمة الإيمان


ولكن أي إيمان
وما هذا الهوان

هانت علينا أم ترى ولدها يذل و يقهر
هان علينا الشيخ العجوز

هان علينا أطفال وشباب وشابات
يقهرون وتدمر احلى سنوات اعمارهم

كل منا منغمس في مشكالتة
دون أن يشرك نفسة مع من حولة

وإنها لمأساة
الخلق في معاناة

ليس هناك توازن بين الناس
ليس هناك اى عدل على اساس

إن اصبح المسلم مسلم حق
واحس بمن هم اقل منه حظا و أفاق

لاصبح هناك موازنة عادلة
ولاصبحت أمتنا أمة واحدة

ولكانت كلمة الله الحق سائدة
وما أصبحت امتنا تائهة

أفيقي يا أمة العرب والإسلام
أفيقي قبل فوات الأوان