"Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception." (Al Imran Chapter 3 verse 185)

Friday, March 24, 2006

Late night random rumblings!!

Thursday night..........actually i think friday morning would be more acurate (since its after midnight). I have been suffering from the worst flu ever since monday. I have been bed ridden for three days now and its gettin pretty boring an painful. I thought i was finally going to get away with it this year.............but this neverending winter(i guess a year without me suffering from the the flu was a lilttle too ambitious). This flu couldn't have come at worst timed moment, i missed my friendly game on wednesday because of it and i also missed some much needed revision only consolation is that it might be an expiation of my sins (inshaAllah that would be the case).
Since I have been reduced to spending my days in bed and the television have become re-aquainted. Channel surfing has become my favourite past-time.......who would have thought i would find respite in daytime television! Wierdly as soon as my doorbel rings i forget daytime tv(now theres a suprise)..........i get this feeling of excitement (maybe its someone coming to save me from my boredom......before it kills me) and i open the door with a big smile on my face but as soon as the person on the otherside side sees the state am in, they soon make some lame excuse about how they gotta be somewhere! Hey its only the flu......not some life threatening disease(not when you are healthy young person who isn't suffering from a longterm chronic disease anyway). But I cant blame them.....i'll probably run in the other direction if I saw me in this state too!
Since channel surfing is my new past-time.....I have been introduced to lot of stuff (main one is daytime tv is boring.......its geared towards housewives, pensioners and kids too young to go to school.....and i dont fit into any of those categories). But i gotta say tonight after watching my fav medical program, House (its just so real.....and fun!) I decided to do a spot of channel surfing (armed with the remote in my hand, a cup of orange juice next to me, my cell phone on vibrate......I was ready to do some serious surfing!) so i flicked back from channel 5 to channel 4.......and that was the end of my so called serious surfing. There was a compelling documentary on some racist political party in South Africa (kinda like the BNP only more active, open and in Africa). The members had some long Dutch surnames which I am not even going to attempt to write.......however the leaders first name was Eugene...hhhmmm. Anyway......this has made me wonder, how can someone have the nerve of going to another man's homeland and treat them as the inferior. I mean its's like someone visiting my home and then telling me that they are better than me and that my home now belongs to them and from now on i gotta bow to them and call them master, be at their beck and call or else I will be facing dire conequences.....and all because of the colour of my skin. Am sorry but i find it difficult to understand how someone has the audacity to do such a thing.....especially to a fellow human being. I don' t know......maybe it was how i was brought up.......but I have always believed no human being is superior to another....whether it be through intellect or aesthetics. After all we are all equal in the sight of Allah as He says in surah Al Hujraat chapter 49 verse 13 of the Holy Qur'an: "O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)."
I think its time we took some time out and contemplated on the meaning of this ayah (verse)......wether you are a muslim or non-muslim. And with this final thought I think am gonna say good night........and try to count some sheep so that i can fall asleep.........till next time.....
peace out!



Blogger NM said...

Salam sweety!

I feel terrible, please forgive me it wasn't long ago that i was reading MD's blog to learn that she has been ill and i didn't visit or call!!


lOVED the last part.. i think we should say Alhamdulilah that we don't understand how ppl can mistreate each other like that

in native female style

peace out my home girl ( or is it homie?)

Monday, April 03, 2006 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger NATIVE FEMALE said...

Alhamdulillah 4 that sista.....coz that is somethin i would not want to understand.
On a much lighter note.....i see u learning......home gurl or homie....its all the same! Am proud of u

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 1:42:00 AM  
Blogger NM said...

yay am down with the lingo :)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:19:00 AM  

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