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Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm a happy Muslim, Godammit!!

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I know your intension is good. But next time, please consider the timing.

::IFTAR BATCH 2007, BSM::

You know, I always thought that iftar gathering whould be something fun! Enjoyable! But after last night, it had really got me to REthink.

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F.Y.I: I heard about the war that’d happen in GAZA. I’m aware of the injustice happening towards Islam in Iraq. I know many Muslim in Pakistan are in agony, dismay, sadness, PAIN!

I know!

In fact, the whole Goddam world is well aware of it!! But it doesn’t mean that just because my brother in Palestine is in hunger, I have to starve myself WITH him!


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Last night, for the media presentation, they had us all watch upon the ‘misery of the muslims’ around the world. Videos of kids being shot, war videos, crying mothers videos; all the sad sad clips---WHILE WE WERE HAVING IFTAR(fast breaking)!!

Can you imagine? Looking at bloody pictures of innocent kids while having dinner?

Disgusting! And disrespectful!

What do you expect us to do? Cry while eating? Or make ourselves feel guilty of eating the delicious food being served? “There! I don’t want my meal anymore!” Wont that be wasteful??


Breaking fasts together should be something delightful. Play some music. Get one or two comedy clips. Crack a joke! Put a HA-HA on ones face. Make someone smile!

"You just won a great battle of 12-hours starvation, for God’s sake!"

I don’t know about you but that’s what always happens in my family. We CELEBRATE every time we break our fasts. And we joke all around, but still it doesn’t mean that we neglect our religious views. As much as I know, none any other family inserts as much religion related topics in their everyday conversation as much as my family (and our acquaintances) do. But there’s also timing!

I dont mind if you want to put in religious review during iftar but choose your topic WISELY! You don’t show ugly pictures of eyes bulging out of the skull during dinner! That’s just: YUCK!!

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If you want to do something, do it bil hikmah!
-my dad's advice are alwiz superb!

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If you want to tell us that we should pray to our fellow brothers and sisters of Islam, we will! But not by the way you portrayed us, last evening.


ISLAM is beautiful! You should remember that. Why don’t you promote the beauty of it rather than showing us the glimpse of misery? We’ve had enough of that! Stop being SAD for Islam and about Islam. It’s time to rejuvenate!! How long do you want to stay depressed? “OKAY, unfairness is there”. I see it! Its everywhere, God dammit! MOVE ON!

Next time, try showing pictures of people giving out charity to the orphans, or show us the beauty of Hajj process, or share us the parables in the Quran. Now that’s INSPIRING!!

Wallahua3lam..


.I’m just saying.sorry if it bites.

.Ameera.


4 comments:

kyo_9 said...

同感 (Same Opinion)
--> Weird when some people thinks it is appropriate to mix things as long as it still in the name of the religion -_-"

recommend that you read "In search for beauty in Islam" by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl..

ameera alzawawy said...

will try and search for it :-)
Thanx

micfreak said...

if only u left "goddamit" behind, it would have sounded nicer...coz u're clearly not authorized to speak on behalf of "GOD"..

ameera alzawawy said...

hehe.. there's actually an inside joke about the word Godammit. cloooooosely related to this post... :))))