Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Goodness I Seek


Why obey laws? asked the crook, and live like a fool, Your life is not forever.... Why earn a pittance, when a little con job may pay you many times over... You may fool some, said the good man, but not make all people fools forever... Truth will be out, and the curses of your victims will give you the coldest shiver. God sees the truth, but waits, said a listener... Patience is a virtue that’s unique, good brings good and bad brings bad, truth and goodness is all one should seek...


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~Bent But Not Broken~


Here today gone tomorrow, things do change in an instant
Life here is full of surprises, change remains the only constant.

As the rising sun sets at the end of the day, so does dark night pass by
One may be young, powerful and mighty, one who’s born must die.

Shed your tears for your dear departed, cry out if the heart does grieve
But never let the tears and your grief stop you from the will to live.

Why me?”  you ask and want to protest when you feel down and shaken
Just see unfortunate ones around you whom life has bent but not broken.

"Bent But Not Broken" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

~Life Problems~



There are countless life problems or issues occurring everyday in the life of humans. These problems vary from physical to physiological problems.  For example, not having enough money, engaged in the wrong relationship, not finding the suitable partner or maybe not knowing what’s missing; mostly, they fall under not being content with our current life. Most of us hate such issues and problems, however, in our day to day lives; those problems actually are demanding attention and they are trying to say: “Please have a look, there is something wrong, help me, do something about it?” These issues are like warning messages which are trying to say that there is something wrong in what we are doing. They say what goes around comes around; which is true, honestly our attitude toward these life’s issues determines somehow these issues’ attitude toward us.



Those day-to-day-life-problems will not go away until they are solved.  It is like when you are starving or thirsty, the feeling will not go away until you drink water or eat food.  The similar goes for life problems, they will be there if you don’t take what shuts down or at least decrease such feelings. However some issues that are considered a total mess, requires lots of thoughts and efforts but in the end they can be solved. Luckily our day-to-day life issues can simply be solved by giving them some attention. For example, if you are in a car and you didn’t wear the seat belt; the car will release sounds of warning so that you wear the belt, it doesn’t need much effort to turn off the sound, all you have to do is to wear the belt and the warning sound will stop; the same thing goes for such problems, only few thoughts and the problems will go away. However, imagine yourself in a car and you refused to fasten your seat belt, what happens is that the alarm will start, for the first minute you might feel like you can ignore it but as the time passes and the alarm sounds is repeated; you will find it annoying, overwhelming and it might drive you insane. Similarly, if those simple life issues are not given the attention they need, they can be annoying and might grow to a bigger life issue causing us much more pain and suffering.



It’s important to know that these kinds of simple problems have many possible solutions; it’s not a must that there is [one] real clear solution. If someone is having a problem of always thinking negative thoughts; a solution might be talking to a friend, for another person this could be an even bigger problem than the original problem which is negative thought maybe because their friends are poor in listening. Another possible solution for this problem might be reading, but I know some who get furious by just holding a book, a third possible solution might be take a walk, shower, mediate, pray…etc  every person should know which solution is the most suitable for him/her. You can benefit from problem solving books but don’t consider they were written to solve specifically your issue.



Let me take you back to the car and the seat belt, the alarm sound can be turned off in many ways, one by fastening the seat belt, another is switching off the sound via a button or option in the car, or go to a car’s garage and ask them to remove the whole system from your car. As you can see there are different solutions, however some solutions are easy while the last is time consuming. Suppose two solutions require same effort, we should then look at the outcomes, switching off the alarm by button is a solution but it’s consequence in case if accident occurred might be fatal. While using the solution of wearing the seat belt it’s easy, effective and safe. If you are facing problems don’t try to solve it with any given way you read on net or a book, examine the given solution and after you found it the most suitable for you, the most effective try to use it. Be aware of the existence of the issue then try to approach that issue with clarity and try to understand it. Once you understood the issues then try to plan strategy and execute the strategy that you have selected then evaluate your results. From my personal experience, I can tell you that things usually turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.



Most people don’t solve their problems not because they can’t, but because they are not even trying to solve them. If by any chance you are in a situation you feel like you can't do anything about as most great advisers says: “Stop thinking about what you can’t do and start thinking about what you can do”. Imagine you entered your bedroom, your stuff are thrown around the bed room and not allocated in one place, you will hardly find a place to sleep, what we usually do when we want to have at least comfortable sleep is to at least remove the big stuffs so we can create space to sleep, even if we sleep while surrounded by clothes, shoes…etc at least we have created space to at least rest so the next day we can pack the others stuff. The same thing happens in our life and mind, we may have many different issues what we have to do is to find a place in our mind and life, to create space where we can actually see the problems we are having, yet we are having enough space where we can rest and think on how to solve the problems. However, resting alone wouldn’t remove your problems like sleeping wouldn’t pack your stuff. 

The moment you created a space and got little bit rest, I advise you to take your next and pack your problems in one place, then select one after the other and solve them but don’t try to solve all of your problems at once. Well anyway, there are some people who don’t mind sleeping on garbage or on their clothes and shoes; they are lazy to do anything about it so they got used to it like a pig snoozing in the mud, if you ask me this is considered one of the hardest punishment a human may receive.



I believe when we are going to welcome our life problems as teachers, warning messages…etc every life problem brings good news even the ones that are painful. It’s important to realize that our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life or the possessions of materials but having the right perspective about life, we look for happiness in many places, but where is the actual happiness? I think happiness resides in the human heart but we need to discover it and fuel it with conditions, actions that works like the key to open a treasure box filled with gold and once we open the box, treasures’ light shine brightly. I also would like to let you know that not everything that seems as problems or issues are actually your issues. For your issues and problems are those that can be solved by you as a human being. 

If you came across a problem where it requires beyond human’s abilities and powers it’s not your problem so don’t be sad for they are trials and lesson, don’t fail to learn from opportunity. In such cases and actually all cases always ask the aid of the one having abilities and powers above all humans. It’s true a door is closed in front of you to solve the problem with your abilities; however, a door is opened for you to ask for help to solve the problem that’s beyond your abilities. When you come across such trials don’t say it’s not fair for true great human characters cannot be developed in ease and quiet life, if we are living an easy life like animals, the amount we use of what differs us from animals (Thinking) is little bit so the difference is not much, it’s because of experiencing suffering and trial it’s where we actually desire to find solutions, for seeking pleasure and pushing suffering is nature of humans. Be thankful, for these trials are making you more human and finally remember the greater the problem or suffering is there the more pleasure we get by in overcoming it…





~What Makes You Grieve?~


What makes you grieve...
Is it the loss of your all
Or the loss of yourself
Or  just the loss and loss
Is it that makes you sad
What about the other loss
That you know not
Look around to notice
Look up from your mourn
Wipe all your tears
There is more that you know
You know how to grieve
The one near to you
May not even have
Eyes to weep, or the
Heart to feel the loss...

"What Makes You Grief" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

~So Today & Not So Then~

It is so today, but

it was not so then

as it was yesterday

cannot get to know

what it is to do

and what not to

you cherish the present

want more of it

but just let me know

why not yesterday

cause I was still here

the way I am today.

Has it got to do

With your lenses

Or is it just the "Bling"

No, that cannot be

I know it is you

For sure you are not you

And you are different

"So Today & Not So Then" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

~Don’t Fritter Away the Gem~


Don't squander the pearl that you found
From the depths of the sea of life.
Don't fritter away that priceless gem
Its triumph you must tirelessly strive.

If you wish to offer, that invaluable gift
Offer it at the altar of your dream
That dream to make this world a better place,
And to make your life sublime.

Wasting your life, in a meaningless way
Will guarantee you endless shame and misery
If you live like a hero and die for a cause,
Your soul will bask in eternal glory....

"Don't Fritter Away The Gem" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

~Pebbles In A Stream~


You go your way, I go mine

Knowing that our paths shall not cross

On this earth, till our last breaths are drawn.

We are both bound by a pledge

That we shall meet again, only in Heaven

We shall walk hand in hand in our new abode

Inseparable, till eternity.

But for now, we are like pebbles

Tossed around by a surging stream

This way and that.

Our hearts bleed, not so much by the

Churning of the torrent,

As by the thought that

We shall never be together again

On this earth....


"Pebbles In A Stream" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Faith

I marvel at how fake life would be if we all live without  a belief in something or in someone be it a realm of fulness or  an abysmal abyss. It's honorable to have faith and belief, more honorable if its a right belief. To have a belief is very crucial because on it ,a man's behavior depends. Faith keeps the world alive and kicking, a believe in something that is yet unseen, a hope for something yet unborn, that's the perception that makes life worthwhile...

Monday, June 13, 2011

~Evil Human Nature~



Lust is never outnumbered

greed is found in a plenty

the intent to hurt one

is it a human nature’s identity?

a glance on the miseries abound

is bound to weaken you

the wrath of violence

the shout of crimes

when loving all got no time

how hate creeps in

all calls for the demons

no thought to the living

of any life that of a sibling

leads to destroy us of all kinds

in flesh as well as mind...


"Evil Human Nature" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2009

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ethics' Reward



A brother of mine asked me about my opinion on the following subject: “Ethics may help us in the afterlife. Some religious traditions believe ethics is the key to something even greater than personal success and social stability: eternal life. No one can be sure about an eternal life, but people of faith from many different religions believe that good behavior in this life leads to rewards in the next life. Do I agree ? if yes then Why?”

As they say piety and moral conduct construct the countries and prolong the ages. The most perfect believers, in the sight of Allah those who had full faith in him and those who are the most well-mannered.

Well if you ask me Ethics’ fruits are always sweet, it always helps because what good deeds we give, we are going to receive. The reward for Good behaviors will always be good but the important thing where we are going to receive the fruits of our ethics is it in this life or the afterlife.

God promised those with great ethics and morals to reward them but God may reward them in this life or afterlife; it depends on the belief of the human and the level of his sincerity. If a human had good ethics and morals, say like Hatem at-Ta'iy a man well known among the Arabs for his extreme generosity which made him an icon to them. He wasn’t a Muslim meaning he wasn’t what God asked him to be but for his act of kindness God gave him what he deserved in this life and made him an icon for the Arabs in generosity. You can hardly find an Arabian who never heard of Hatem and his generosity. Most people are striving to be a good memory because nothing remains in this world, for the good memory is another life for a dead person.

Another example is Mother Teresa, her acts of kindness might be countless; that’s why she is loved by the people of many different religions besides Christianity. She already received her reward for her great behaviors in this world but since she received her reward in this life, is she going to receive another reward in the afterlife!? This leads us to another important topic. People usually wonder how come people like Hatem would not receive rewards in the after-life after all they did for the people. Not only Hatem but even Abu-Taleb who received his reward in this life and the famous uncle of our Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) who was popular for defending Prophet Mohammed and aiding him, how such a person will not receive a reward in the after-life.

Almighty God always reward those acts of kindness those who helped others, were honest, generous…etc most of them got their rewards in this world. The above people passed a part of the exam but not the most important part. They obeyed God’s orders in being kind, honest, brave, generous, patient…etc but they failed the other part of the Exam. The other and the greater part of the exam is believing in one Almighty God and never associate with him any partner.

Since they passed part of the exam and since Allah is All-Just, Allah rewarded them for the first part (This Life). Those who failed in the first part but passed the second part Allah will reward them on the second part based on the level of their faith, it’s only those who passed the whole exam will receive the whole reward in this life and the afterlife. Some might say Allah is the Most Merciful can’t he just reward those who failed the important part of the exam!? Well this would only have happened if Allah wasn’t fair and All-Just.

It’s true that Allah is most merciful but he is The Wise and the all-Just, he wouldn’t equalize between two who are not equal. In school if you answered 100% of the question in a Physics Exam and your friend only answered 50% yet you both received the same grade, you are given the same reward by the teacher. Most likely if you were sane you would say the teacher is unfair and you would complain and in fact this teacher might be kicked off the school. If we can’t accept such thing from a human being who is not All-Just how can we allow our mind to even think that God should give his servants the same reward for their very different efforts.

Don’t be surprised because just working hard, day and night is not a proof of success! It could be a waste of time and efforts. For example if you had an exam in Math but you studied History hard, you wasted 10 days studying day and night and at the day of the exam you realized you studied the wrong subject- how can your efforts help you in the exam! If Gandhi read Quran, knew about Islam knew that God gave us orders and gave us exam, yet he ignored the exam but he did good things. Will that make him pass the exam of God!

For example if I was your king, I gave you anything you needed for your life and decisions. I gave you a task to do and some of my servants gave you a task to do. If I asked you did you finish the tasks I gave you, you answer me: “No! I finished tasks of your servants even though I knew your task was more important and I could do it!!!”

Another example: You have two roads in front of you; one of them takes you to your house the second to a hole. Once you selected the wrong path even if you did everything, it will not help you. That's why the most important thing in every-book-God-revealed was to believe in one Almighty God.

So my answer is yes God will reward those with good behaviors in the afterlife if they passed the exam given to them, However if they failed the important part of the exam the only reward for their good behavior they will receive will be in this Life.

If a man who passed both parts of the exam well Allah gives a servant for his moral conduct the same reward that he gives to those sacrificed their life for the sake of Allah. He who has a good nature will have the reward of those who observe fasting in days and keep awake praying at nights. Finally I will leave you with a translation of what God said in the Quran:

((The believers must (eventually) win through,- Those who humble themselves in their prayers; Who avoid vain talk; Who are active in deeds of charity; Who abstain from sex, Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame, But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;- Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants; And who (strictly) guard their prayers;- These will be the heirs, Who will inherit Paradise: they will dwell therein (for ever)…..))
The Holy Quran (23:01-11)

((For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for truthful men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in Charity, for men and women who fast (and deny themselves), for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in God's praise, for them has God prepared forgiveness and great reward.))
The Holy Quran (33:35)
 
 

~As The Lone Wolf~


Lonely as the lone wolf I stand

with not a single soul to howl

I am alone, not because I am weak

I am lonely, not because I am frail

I only yearn for the right companion

And pray , hoping that my pack returns for me

As lonely as the lone wolf I be

when the strength I have, I find in me

Amidst the shadows of my emotions

amidst the dark clouds of life's trials

My heart calls out for one to share

and end this emptiness so deep within....

"As The Lone Wolf" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2009

Friday, June 10, 2011

~Making Good on my Promises~


When all is said and done, more is usually said than done.

If only I could keep my word, then I could be someone.

Promises to myself I made, daily I myself betrayed,

Stains of time wasted on words which never came true.

Thoughts which torture and bind,

Do I turn the tide against using reason and rhyme.

Focusing always on taking right action

To be in the moment, is true satisfaction.

Every day and with it new choices

To do and give more than only our voices.

"Making Good on my Promises" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2009

Thursday, June 9, 2011

~My Vision Of Life~


Is it fame that I crave for
Or wealth, or endless glory?
Is it peace of mind that I seek
Or a life that knows no worry?

Do I want to control others
With powers that none can check?
Do I want to set high records
That none but me can break?

I don’t want these fleeting things
But wish to bring the needy some cheer.
To bring smile to a face of sorrow
Shall remain my life’s vision for ever. 

"My Vision Of Life" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fact Of Nature


From my life`s experience I have observed fact of nature, there are many life forms, but human is the most dangerous creature. Any human can hurt his own kind, claiming him to be just realistic but he fails to understand, that he is becoming so materialistic. It’s also true that there are humans who have respect for relations and they are always fooled, who love and care without limits and expectations. Everyone should understand others and should care for those around because it is rule of nature that what goes around comes back around...

~An Oath of Loyalty~


The land of my forebears And also of my birth
I treat her as my mother, Adore her kind earth.

I breathe her sweet air to live for another day
When I feel thirst and hunger she only shows me the way.

I will hold her banner high and bring her endless glory
I will give my heart and soul and never make her sorry.

I will protect her sacred borders and ward off the evil eye
As a loyal child I say... I will not let my mother cry....

"An Oath Of Loyalty" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

~Lonely Under the Tree~


He sits under the tree, in the shade all alone
Tree birds chirp no more, for they've all gone.

His friends are in the office, busy in their jobs
Or at those places, where life always throbs.

He can't have a good time, nor join their fun
His mind full of worries, which he cannot shun.

He goes over to his past to relive it again
The more he kindles the memory, more he feels the pain.

Pining for memories, clutching onto the bygone
He sits under the tree, in the shade all alone


"Lonely Under The Tree" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011


Monday, June 6, 2011

You are what you are always to me

I call out your name, I thought you could be here. Your dreams took at that time when I was your poem you were my rhyme. I was so happy in my world when you were here with me, for reasons you already know, I can't sleep at nights. Almighty God, please make my days again bright, my heart had been broken, the love I had was taken. You are just used to say "Good-Bye" ignoring my eyes. I miss those precious days, I can't forget those memories.... You are what you are always to me... I will wait for you until the end If I failed to wait I pray to God we meet there...


Sunday, June 5, 2011

~Day Of My Birth~


As the days go by
I am left with more to come.
At times it comes in the form of grief
many a times in a sense of relief
of being the one that I was never meant to be
or at times failing to be
that I was supposed to be.
Further back I can only see
long trails that it seems to me
have to be of my lingering steps;
Yes, they do form a picture
One that I am proud of
It is the colors right now
That I am playing with
to throw back on the trails
For this day of my birth
When it comes knocking again
I do have another shade to marvel


"Day Of My Birth" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

~A Soldier~


They say to be alone is to be lonely
but I know he's not the one and only
solitary man with a treasure at hand.

He knows who he is and where he has come from,
holds his head upright and refuses to run
from the ravaged remains of his homeland.

He's a fighter, you see, strong willed in its finest degree.
A soldier that knows no defeat
Lived by his faith and will die by his freedom.

"A Soldier" Is Copyright To AbdulAziz Mohammed 2011