Mehrab had just come into town. He was planning to shoot some vidoe for his Islamic project with a few scholars. I had known Mehrab at an acquaintance level because I had met him in his hometown a year ago while attending a seminar. He came over to work, really to introduce himself to me, and also…
+Fall weather. +Waffles. -Selling my Maxima. +The Senator acknowledged me for a few minutes at a huge conference. -3 big tests coming up (GRE, Midterms, Federal exam). -Overworked. +1 week vacation first week of Nov. +Looking for a bike and motorbike. -Need to get back on a regular workout schedule. -Missing some people. -Need to improve social life. -Getting hit on by homosexuals. +’The Fiqh of Love and Marriage’ class. +Vickie. +Helped a subordinate gain a promotion. +Going to start tutoring in Nov at the same school I helped last year. -Halloween weekend.(Could be a plus) +Baking banana nut muffins and pumpkin pie.
“Looking at the stars, must be a reason
Why our hopes feel lost in the glow for every season.
Looking at the stars, see that they move on.
Because I’m not sure if you miss me,
I move on,
I move on,
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. They eventually touched on the subject of God.
Barber:I don't believe that God exists.
Customer:Why do you say that?
Barber:Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.
The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again.
Customer:You know what? Barbers don't exist.
Barber:How can you say that? I am here. I am a barber, and I just worked on you!
Customer:No! Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.
Barber:Ah, but barbers DO exist! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.
Customer:Exactly! That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help. That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.
I don’t think the business of considering yourself an island is healthy or beneficial to you. It’s hard to find one person you feel closely assembles the way you think, and feel, it’s easy to subscribe to the logic that people will let you down. It’s familiar to get into that loathing mode, but…
“The Prophet said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.”—Reported by Bukhari, Hadeeth. (via mussalman)
It is hard for me to understand why schools don’t have better systems to abolish bullying and inappropriate teasing. After all, if you are paying taxes and your taxes are funding the schools your children attend, shouldn’t we have every right to ensure their safety?
A Muslim boy says four bullies made his life a living hell in the halls of a Staten Island public school, calling him a “terrorist” and beating him every chance they got.
The victim, a 16-year-old high school freshman, told his father and the police of the constant abuse he endured, prompting the arrests Sunday of his teen tormenters on suspicion of hate crimes.
"All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." -Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)