The Elected President “Morsi”

Its a pity actually that some people still act as if Morsi still has Revolutionary Legitimacy after all what have happened. I see that his legitimacy has no value from the moment he chose to honor the SCAF with the so called “Collar of the Nile”. The SCAF was in fact responsible for serious catastrophic events, but the MB did not think of anything but what could possibly bring them closer to Power, by any means necessary. Even if that could mean sacrificing the Egyptians’ dignity and rights.

Today on the 2nd memorial of the 18 days the Egyptians witnessed, the death toll still rises, casualties continue to fall in hundreds, and the exact same arguments that we used to hear from the Mubarak Regime are heard from the current one. Except that the MB think they have a motive to say whatever they want because Morsi is considered an elected president. Well even elected presidents do not have immunity from falling if they do not respect their people.

Remember the famous Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ that says: Every one of you is a shepherd and every one of you is responsible for his flock. A ruler is shepherd over his people and he is accountable for their welfare. (Bukhari, Muslim.)

May Allah be with us all..

Peace

The Influence of Friends

There are some factors that may alter our perception without ourselves willing to do so. One of those factors is the people we sit and talk with on a daily basis, friends. If we do not pay attention to the value that each friend has and adds to us, we may end up victims of unintentional influence.

It is very healthy for us to have friends with whom we constantly share our interests, feelings, and activities we encounter. As a matter of fact, what’s the point of buying a new pair of shoes if you do not have someone to tell you “Congratulations to the floor!” Life has no meaning either if you do not have someone to tell you “Damn! I envy you! you piece of shit!” kinda things when you fall in love, move to a better place or to a better position, and so on.

As much important as it is to have friends, it is even more crucial to have friends who inspire us to become who we wish to be. Because, believe it or not, once a person becomes your “friend”, it’s only a matter of time before you become the beta version of that friend. You are a copycat of your BFFs in everything either good or bad, their vocabulary, self-esteem, confidence, attitude, you name it!

While I was in college, I changed the gangs I used to hang out with several times. That gave me the perfect example of how friends can have a significant effect on oneself immediately; Hanging out with a group of people whose vocabulary was clean of curses clearly affected my choice of words generally with anyone, and vice versa. Hanging out with a group of people whose attitude was always positive clearly affected my performance, grades, and so on.

Friendships should point out your flaws, enrich your experiences, bring you joy, and encourage you to be who you want to be. So if you, by anyway, find out that’s not the case, you may be a victim of a negative influence of friendship.

Two friends were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When the Bear was quite gone, the other friend descended from the tree, and jokingly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear. “He gave me this advice,” his companion replied. “Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.”

Sometimes we are bound to leave behind those who are not willing to climb the mountain with us. Those who sometimes discourage us in order to stay where they are, and do not leave their comfort zones.

Practice makes perfect! The more friendships you’ll have the more you’ll easily distinct genuine from fake, good from bad, and so on. So on your travel towards a greater you, only take counsels from those who have already been there. Instead of wasting your time with people giving you ill-fitted advices, spend your time with the people who have been there, done that, and came out of it successfully.

May Allah be with us all, and guides us towards the right choices in life always..

Peace

Contemplation – Positive

He who takes a glimpse at other people’s troubles, sees the fact that he has no troubles at all.. No matter how hard your life may seem to be, there’s always someone out there wishing he was in your shoes.. So, cut the crap, put that genuine smile of yours on your face, and see the world in the eyes of a new born child. Try to catch the beauty around you in every small thing you see, hear or do. Be sure of what Allah holds for you in a parallel universe, not because you deserve it, but because he’s most generous.

My Two Extremes

Do we realize that its not about what we do to please people? That its all about feeling satisfied about what we’re doing?

I’ve been striving to find an explanation for my life, an explanation for what I’ve been doing for the past 10 years. If I would list the things that I’ve done till now, they would appear contradicting or maybe symptoms of multiple personality disorder.

Some of us may be familiar with the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. As a matter of fact, my life is pretty much similar to this novel. I’ve been trying to fit myself into two different personalities. The first is the religious Mohamed who memorizes parts of the Holy Quran and uses all what he knows for the benefit of human kind. The second is the rebellious Mohamed who knows by heart every single way towards the destruction of human kind.

Its very tough to live this lifestyle, because you feel like your mind is being driven by two different people. There’s an Arabic proverb that says: “The ship that has two captains must drown”. Similarly, the mind that has two personalities cannot withstand the huge pressure of being part of two different personalities. It’s like someone is pulling it towards east, and another is pulling it towards west, eventually it will split apart.

It is important to acknowledge that no matter how hard I try to stay being the religious Mohamed, the other Mohamed fights back for his freedom. While the rebellious Mohamed is in control, the religious fights back for his, and the sequence goes on and on..

But I have a huge faith that one of the two personalities will defeat the other. Which one exactly, I’m not sure. I just hope and pray for the first one to win..

May Allah be with us all..

Peace

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind’s way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying ‘time heals all wounds’ is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness. There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Moments of Clarity

If only I can start up from a different origin.. If only I can rewind and watch it all begin..

Sometimes sorry isn’t good enough to cover your tracks.. Sometimes sorry isn’t good enough to twist the facts..

If you’re really sorry about what you’ve done in your past.. Start by changing something, something that might last..

Do you think we exist here just to fill some place? Do you think we’re that difficult to be erased?

All I care about right now is to ace this test.. Ace it for I will finally forever rest..

Life moves by like the clouds above me.. If I am held by chains today, tomorrow I’ll be free..

I only wish to go to sleep with nothing to regret.. Nothing to over think, nothing to expect..