Thursday, August 30, 2012

Elastic Morality

Its either black or white,
Rigidness high, while judging other’s matter
Dish things out, but can’t take from platter?

What grade your child’s getting?
Staring the dress, “which sect u adhere”?
There’s much “Haram in your Halal, I swear”.

 Judgments sharp & opinions negative.
Got sentenced, 't was inevitable
Dealing with a moralist, goodness a fable.

But Moralities turn lax & principles elastic
When self was to answer
Grey is important, as line in white & black blur

“My Children are only children
 they will soon learn”..
“what's  haram or halal? …. I earn”..

“Well life is about gives and takes”
and “opinions often misleads”
There’s eventual goodness in all My deeds.

Cold judge for others
For self are lawyers, temperate
are bigoted souls and religion is hate. 
(by Samima)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Bargain

Felt contented with what I got
Found peace, was agony around
Learning was truly inevitable
When days are hard n hell bound.

Life’s test is blessing in disguise
Worst is a sign of approaching Good
Deal with your monsters, learn from them
Felt bad first, but later understood.

Yes! Life isn’t fair, handle the crook
 When dishes out pains and tears
Play right cards, bargain well
By taking its wisdom, & tossing back  fears.
(by Samima)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Discovering Islam- by Akbar S. Ahmed (book review)

This was my first book by the author Akbar S Ahmed, on Islam with an anthropological perspective. I must say author did a fine job of writing such an informative book, depicting the progressive side of Islam  which has a lot of tolerance and forbearance in it. Book tells her readers about the rationality which is inherent in Islam  but somehow lost by Muslims today. Author does indulge in criticism but his is the constructive criticism with minimum confrontation. It’s a worth read for all those who believe that there is a rational and progressive side of Islam still to be rediscovered. At the end I must say that its an interesting read, a very neutral approach towards every fragment of Islam.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Historical Echo!! (by Samima)

Dive into books & permeate Past
It’s  same story, action replayed
Heard of history repeating itself?
Was negligence by us, & time relayed.

One civilization ascents high
Wealth and blessings are at peaks
But morals fall and standard lows
When line in Right & Wrong bleaks.

Society is there but essence lost
Collaboration it was, usurped Greed
Violence and fear dance with glee
Children of era swallow such seeds.

Would snatch whatever they want
No rules applicable or mores logical
What been taught, what been seen
Society contagious & pathological.

Rich living in castles and enclaves
Obsessed with money, buying in tens
Still despondent and hungry
Paranoia high, fear never ends.

Nothing would fill their bellies
As world is cursed with Greed
Lessons discovered by those
Who remember, think and read.

For rest, its repetitions and replays
 History was past, will be their coming
A nightmare bound to recur every night
A plague once broken, or tsunami forth coming.