Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Holy Spirit 33

 

Humanity appeals to its people but they listen not. Were one to listen, and console a mother by wiping her tears, other would say He is weak, affected by sentiment.

Thou art my brother because you are human, and we both are sons of one Holy Spirit; we are equal and made of the same earth.

You are here as my companion along the path of life, and my aid in understanding the meaning of hidden Truth. You are a human, and, that fact sufficing, I love you as a brother. You may choose, for Tomorrow shall take you away and will use your talk as evidence for his judgment, and shall receive justice.

 

Beautiful words of Peace and understanding. If only more Humans would listen.

In other words….

Why can’t we be friends, Why can’t we be friends… ūüôā

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Character Of The Imam Ali (a.s)

This week Shias celebrated the birth of the Imam Ali (a.s).I recently found this great blog Nahjul Balagha¬†¬†that is documenting Nahjul Balagha (Peak of¬†Eloquence) page by page in English. Check it out! Related articles Upon the miraculous birth of Imam Ali (a.s.) (zahrasummayah.wordpress.com) Imam Ali’s (as) birthplace was the Kabah (mateenjc.wordpress.com) In the Name of […]

I Bring Not Thy Peace But Thy Sword

 

 

I bring not thy peace but thy sword;

for God’s will is his way.

The devil may reap his rewards

but in the end will join them.

There will be shadows in light

but wills of darkness condemns

them in  barrows  where they

will stay,

to rot and fade away

until the end of days,

When legends are forgot

and lore becomes a myth

Good lives on

in the heart of pure warriors

who fought Evil in its highest

True light shall prevail

in face of battle

100 can overcome 1,000

If courageous and fearless stand

facing the same Shadows

that once in darkness dwelled

let them not cross the light

that hides their true form

for if they hide they will

never be found

fading into other forms

poseurs of Peace and Love

with faces hateful and grim

no one will want to judge them

and “hurt” their little whims.

But instead we feed them

and we let them grow

and in the end we’re left

with hard fists and no risks

So in closing destroy Evil in its wake

and let say what they will…

Because Evil knows no compromise

and like dreams of devils in paradise

they are not here to stay.

 

 

*History note*: The image I chose is of Imam Ali’s Sword Zhul-Fekar (its name). This sword has never come down on an innocent men and has never been used in anger, It has only been used to fight in Gods name and nothing else, For a tool of war it is the purest weapon in history. The last battle that Zhul-fekar was seen in ¬†is the Battle of Karbala, it was used by the Imam Hussien( a.s),passed down to him from his brother Imam Hassan (a.s) ¬†from their Father Imam Ali (a.s) after their murders. Zhul-Fekar¬†disappeared¬†after Karbala and no one claims to have looted it,(they would have loved to boast about claiming it as a booty of war) It is believed that ¬†it will resurface with our 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi (a.a.f).

 

Perseverance

The shards of Narsil in Peter Jackson's The Lo...
The shards of Narsil in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Note that in the book, it is broken into only two pieces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All that is gold does not

Glitter,

Not all those who

Wander are lost;

The old that is strong

Does not wither,

Deep roots are not

Reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire

Shall be woken,

A light from the

Shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade

That was broken,

The crownless again

Shall be king.

-J. R. R. Tolkien,(The Fellowship of the Ring)

I love this poem from the book. It has so many different meanings, I think to everyone it means something different, but the theme is perseverance. It is written about Aragon and his fallen Kingdom, but to me it is about hope that one day

The Crownless Shall Be King.

Now I know everyone is¬† going to think I’m such a loser but I get teary eyed¬†every time¬†I read the Lord of the Rings books. I just love the¬†philosophy¬†in them and I find their “footprints” in almost¬†everything¬†I read. And the fact that I’m an Elf-lover might be another reason.( I heart Legolas) ūüôā ¬†I’ll probably end up writing a poem to go with this, that I will post later…

Your Mother

Daisies And Drops
Daisies And Drops (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I’m sorry I havent been on in a while been kinda sick but I am almost better. I missed the Mothers Day Post but I have only a few word that are their weight in gold ……….

 

 

 

One day a man came to the Prophet ¬†Mohammed ¬†(pbuh) and asked for guidance….

 

Guide me O’ Prophet of God!

 

Your mother, the Prophet answered..

 

The man asked again

 

Guide me O Prophet….

 

Your Mother  the Prophet answered again

 

The man again asked

 

Guide me O prophet!

 

Your Mother replied the Prophet again

 

The man asked again

 

Guide me O Prophet!

 

Your Father the Prophet answered.

 

The meaning of this narrative is Think of your mother three times before your father. In Islam the mothers place is sacred. There is also another narrative from the Holy Family (a.s) that goes like this

 

Heaven is under the feet of mothers”

 

It is not a disrespect to heaven but it is there to show how much a mother is worth in Islam. We are very protective of our mothers to a point that it is unhealthy in some cultures but still they are our past, present, and future.

 

So in closing I want to wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day!

 

and I’m going to bake her a cake!

 

And to all Mother’s out there Thank you for being Mothers! If it weren’t for you we would not exist!