Monday, July 30, 2012

A Shooting Star

Sitting by the window pane
I stare right up
Into the bleak ceiling of gloom
Gleaming in which are pearls large and small,
I wonder if their life is just as mine
That if they have to glisten all the time,
Without any expectation of taking back
Giving all the empowerment silently no clack,
There right in the middle that star is dim
Hey, why do you look so sad & grim,
Did someone betray you without any sin
Took away your liveliness in a round prelim
Oh you! We seem just akin,
But Hey! Don't you lose your heart dear
Once this sheer darkness shatters it will be all clear,
Stop thinking about those who don't care
Those at you who taunt and sneer,
Get up and glaze now in full power
Because this world will put you down every hour,
Stand upright without any quivering
Shine upon the darkness and continue delivering,
On those who actually do have a concern
Their cheer and happiness you gotta earn,
Suddenly in the night sky there was a sharp fizz
I saw a streak of light and heard a whiz,
I smiled and kept staring at the bloom
Knowing someone has realized its worth & now there will be no gloom.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Of Rain And Hope

Goodbye to the bad days
Days of affliction and dismay,
Here comes a brand new day
Enlightening my life all the way,
The sky is all stained in grey
Darting in which there is a band of jays,
 The chirping birds singing the song of praise
And the cool breeze adding to its grace,
The gentle wind blowing her fringe away
As she whispers farewell to the gloomy days,
The cottony balls drenched in black
Flowing past the head in undulating gait,
She jumps in joy and cries out all gay
Hello clouds of bliss stay here and don't you sway,
Spreading her arms like a carefree bird
She soars high in the joyous moment her prayers heard,
As the first drop touches her skin
The smile on her lips turns to a grin,
She flutters in the showers like there's no tomorrow
No more spells of grief no sorrow,
As the flowers sprout on a dwindling bough
There is accomplishment of the unfulfilled vows .


Monday, July 23, 2012

Beggary - an evil or a Compulsion .

Few days back I was entering my college and I saw an old man sitting near the college gate and was begging for alms. He was looking totally wretched and distressed. I glanced at him and entered the college and as I took one step a thought clicked my mind , what if he is really needy and has no money to get even a single meal, what if he is not faking and is poverty-stricken, what if he has no money to make his both ends meet. And then I reversed my steps and gave some money to the aged man.
          We all come across such situations daily and not once but many times during the day. As being the third world country we are adversely poverty-stricken and have a bad economy and as a result the number of jobless and poor individuals are numerous. The poor are really poor and the rich are filthy rich. There is no circulation of wealth from rich community to the poor as it used to be in Islamic Era. Let us take the Caliphate of Hazrat Umar Farooq R.A. During his time he ensured that not a single individual was left hungry and starved. Islamic history abounds in such examples but now the rich monopolize the wealth and hoard which is utterly an act of sin. Constant giving out in Charity whether openly or secretly is commanded by Islam :
            " Those who spend of their goods at night and by day, in secret and in public,
             have their reward with their Lord : on them shall be no fear, nor shall they
             grieve."  2:274

  Today only a few God-fearing people are out there who have assets and they spend them on the necessitous.
            On the roads, on traffic lights, at mosques, outside schools ,colleges and almost everywhere we see men,women and even children begging. We see them and just ignore them , when they come near our car's window we raise the glass of window, when we see them on our way we just change our way . We just don't care and ponder upon the fact that they are not out from their homes ( or no homes for those who are homeless ) on their own. But they are forced to do so and the factor which has brought them out is poverty. No one gets out on road in this unfair world on his will and happiness but the circumstances make them to. No one wants his self-respect and dignity scarred and affected. Who knows that the man who is apparently looking healthy man is actually afflicted by some disease for which he needs money, a woman who is crying on your window is not pretending but has famished infants at home, a child who is lamenting for alms has had nothing to eat for days.
           No doubt there are many of these who are out on roads on daily basis and now it's  kind of their hobby or as people call it their business to beg and then relish on the money earned . But there are a few if not many of them who are really in need and are deprived of . Those who are not getting food- the basic necessity of life - even to fill their tummies. Those who are in real disastrous condition. Those who are yearning for a single morsel. And these individuals when pushed to extreme , we call them thieves .
           We need to devise a system for the welfare of poor community in our society so that there is no more poverty and crime in the country. No more beggary and privation. Our Government needs to work out such infrastructure which would provide the penniless beggars and poor people with at least basic necessities of life. This is why the system of 'Bay-Tul-Maal' was established in Islamic period i.e to guarantee the circulation of wealth from the affluent to the impoverished so that a harmony is maintained . Though there is a Bay-Tul-Maal in our country but unfortunately not working properly. Had there been a just and proper function of existing Bay-Tul-Maal the beggary would not be rampant.
          Because the society who doesn't care for the poor is the  most despicable one.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ramadan and its Significance

Ramadan is here with its blessings and bounties. The month of sole righteousness and purity.

         This sacred month enlightens the heart and soul of every Muslim across the globe whether he belongs to The Africa or Asia. Each one of us tries his best to take full advantage of the month as this is the time when we can have forgiveness of almost all our past sins. We pray, recite and control our conscience from the foul thoughts.
        As it is commonly said , " Ramadan means : Hear no evil , see no evil and speak no evil."
Which means block our ears to the sinful words, blind our eyes to the vulgar sights and tie our tongue from swearing and dirty talks.
Is Ramadan just that ? Just these are the requirements of this month ? No, Ramadan is a lot more than this. It also tells us to  'think no evil ' and 'do no evil' . Thinking evil like plotting treacherous & harmful schemes against someone in jealousy and hatred & doing evil like acting upon these hideous schemes.
          In this month the rewards of our ibadah are multiplied so we try our level best doing all the nice deeds like giving more time to prayers, recitation, worshiping Allah and refrain ourselves from eating ,drinking & meaningless talks . Ibadah also include the control of bad thoughts, restraint from venomous acts and most of all control over our speech. That is controlling the voluntary organ we have that hurts people around us involuntarily. We should use it in worshiping the Creator rather than using it to harm His creatures. We need to observe all the rituals of Ramadan with full devotion but we must also learn to control our temper and the hurtful words coming out of our mouth because this is what the month teaches us - Self Control . And most importantly we should not forget the needy and deserving people & should open our pockets to them in form of Zakat .
          What is required of us in this Holy month is to take our hands off all the evil doings and divert ourselves towards the reverent deeds. These deeds that ensure the purity of heart and mind and hence cleanse our soul of all the impurities. If this is achieved then our steps will automatically lead us on to the path of virtue and piety  . May Allah help us in observing this venerable month with complete continence and shower His blessings onto us in this month and all over the year. Ameen


Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Sunshine Mr. Cuddles

Hello Mr. Cuddles my cuddly guy
Look here, look right into my eye,

Did you miss me all day?
All this time I was away

Aw my poor baby I know you did
But now I am here my little kid,

Oh your  face look at it
Why so sad smile a bit,

Yeah my snowball just like this
Here on your cheek comes the kiss,

Come in my arms,come and snuggle
And that is why I call you my Mr.Cuddles,

Now we will share stories of all day long
And will sleep in each others' warmth.

 © Emmy.