I feel my blogs get too long sometimes, I get told I talk too much! Maybe, I just have a long breath?
Tonight, I plan to write something short which hopefully everyone will have time to read In Sha Allah.
Random thought: does activism really benefit? I mean all those people out there trying to promote and advocate something, help someone. Do their bit for the world. Signing petitions and protesting. I have done it myself to be honest. But after all these years, I think activism in itself is a failure. Simply because I think it is hypocritical. The people who shout most about human rights and equality are sometimes the one doing all the oppressing. Not in Syria and Palestine! Perhaps, in their own homes. Beating their wives up? Depriving their children? Not of gadgets, but of love and affection. Usurping someone’s wealth?
You see if we focused upon ourselves more, you would change one person. And if everyone acted upon this rule, we would change the world? Pretty deep for a short blog.
I feel it could be more effective than my longer blogs!
I am all up for supporting people in Syria and Gaza and third world countries. But there is something more important than that, yes I repeat MORE important. To save ‘ourselves’ from committing oppression; oppression against Allah or fellow human beings.
The people in Gaza and Syria will get Jannah for their patience In Sha Allah, and die as martyrs. But what about us? The rights we deprive people from, those who we treat unfairly, those who we hurt, and those who we speak to harshly.
Will Allah forgive us?
Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia (One who is in dire need of Allah’s Forgiveness, Mercy and Pleasure).
1 Jamadul Ula 1437