State of thought

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Just sharing my thought.

 

State of thought

As many artists commonly stare at blank canvas, pondering what creation will, there ten fingers will create. How this creation would be looked at the general public those that understand what his magnificent creation is suppose to express. It’s funny how little things that one doesn’t consider that worthy might convey to other inner conscious. That changes the actual intended message that the artist was trying to depict. Giving it a whole new meaning which lets you to wonder why all of a sudden this so called artist is agreeing with the general masses or those whole might give him the credit that he so dearly searches for. In all reality we are all seeking acceptance from those that we might feel can benefit our image or our financial well being.  So I guess I’m that artist in a way, my inner conscious is trying to convey a message that isn’t really clear to me at the moment, but for unknown reason to me my heart tells me otherwise. To explore by writing these sentence and hopefully at the end get an understanding of the message that I would like to express to the general masses. Yes I too would like my name mentioned in those it circles I would like to be seen as one that knows more than he actually does. Well some might consider that to be a sign of selfishness, arrogance, and vane.  I beg to differ one is always attracted to the glamorous side of life; where others listen to every word that comes out of your mouth to the point that you might feel that you are too important for yourself.  But in all honesty I seek an acceptance that truly does not require the masses acceptance or having my contemporary ideas admired.

 

I only seek an understanding of my inner self one that even I don’t understand.For many years I struggled to understand this boy.  A boy whose life has taken many turns exposed too many different facets of life in a number of different continents. Who at times thought he didn’t know much but he was too ignorant to see his intelligence. Other times he was and still remains to be stubborn young boy that is lost in a world he never felt belong to.  Some might say what harsh feeling of one’s inner self; but the question still remains that I myself have hard time figuring out what is my place in the two societies I belong to expect. One that really doesn’t understand my origins and the other assumes I was easily assimilated.

 

Has our belief in religion become one that’s only read or believed like a news headlines. One that doesn’t seem to look at the information the headlines conveys, when one examines it deeply. We are being consumed by hatred, brought by the lack of understanding of what we truly believe. Guided by what others; tell us; trusting them with our dearly held believe. Stopping one to question what motives those individual truly have? What political influences lay in the back ground and what agendas are they trying to poster?  That’s unfortunately is a question that’s rarely asked by the masses that follow or think they are doing what is expected of them by their maker. 

 

How can power seeker be our spiritual leaders?It appears that our religious leaders are torn between the cultural beliefs of the old days backing the progress and growth needed to prosper and gain growth in the coming century. The fundamental foundation of Islam is one that can be followed by any God fearing man on this earth. If it’s administered correctly, one that’s not influenced by our old fathers days. When ignorance of the world was rampant, when old customs and traditions where so dearly held on to. We were sent a guidance a messenger in Mohamed (May peace be up him) a book to follow the Qur’an.  I believe and if I’m wrong may Allah have mercy on my soul when these words I write are asked of me. Today our Muslim communities around the world are filled with hatred and rage. Brought upon the lack of voice the lack of expressing ones feelings freely. Since many of the Muslim communities around the world are under the rule of the oppressive regimes, supported by few that are they deem the spiritual guiders of the country. 

 

Those leaders in the process bread hatred, misguidance, and misinformation, in turn pointing the blame on the unforeseen forces (U.S.A, Israel, EU nations, UK the power seekers of the world that are none Muslims).  I will try to ask my fellow Muslim brother’s and sister’s didn’t our creator tell us he loves those that are patient, just and merciful to other. Have we failed to realize the emphasis those words convey to the Muslim nation. We fail to do what is truly expected from us in my ours rules of governs by fear or cultural influence only leading to oppression of one group or another. In the end breading hatred, of those that don’t have voices. Those we can easily be stepped over which in the Muslim nation in my eyes are becoming the people. People fearful of having open thought, people thought not to question the authority, people in steeped in cultural and religious beliefs that turn takes away the individuality.  Hatred of one can only foster negativity that only leads us away from the path of our maker. Yes we have to adapt to change, because time doesn’t stand still. For rejecting that is natural process which comes with time can only mean rejecting the orders of your maker. Concentrating the whole nation’s energy on withholding advancement of a certain group or segment of society is nothing but ignorance; old cultural believes that women are inferior. To denounce that statement one only needs to look closely at the great book the Qur’an yes women were created of man but he created them as our equal. We might be physically stronger than them but when it comes to endurance one has to wonder what man in this world can endure the pain of child bearing. At that one statement one needs to only think about his thinking and question them deeply. Are they cultural believed or are they what your maker made them. Equal to you? 

 

I have to interject that all Muslim nations do not suffer from those syndromes I mentioned above in regards to the women being second class citizens.  Even though some Muslim states women have right that gives them to pursue any venue they so choose they entail subjugated to cultural influences or I way I classify old man’s thinking.  With this old man’s thinking ways I do not mean in the subject of women covering them self’s or any matters relating to clothing or appearance. I mean in the process of what is just to them, the inability to report abuse or complain about the torture inflicted upon her by her frustrated husband.  One can closely look at the situation that are created by those that prevent equality create in this house hold. The unfairness of the devil takes over in the process having it’s was with every other matters we deal in.  If we don’t treat the one that gave birth to us her kind, the one that Allah created to give us comfort to keep us company. What makes you believe when you were truly told that u need to be fare and just that Allah didn’t mean your sister or your mother but only Man an in Male species. Interjecting again that I’m not trying to prophesize but I only ask the questions that I deem hypocritical to the word we so dearly believe misused, and mistreated by mans ego. We but a mare confused being seeking guidance, while guidance is being provided to us by our divine creator with the words of the whole book. Many of us fail to understand the complexity that is entailed in the chapters and verse in this great piece of magnificent marble of work.  We tend to only grasp the headlines or the highlighted portions that only suit our inner perceptions and self gratification. Overlooking the main frame of our religious believes.Brother’s and sister’s for this we can only for see our demise, one we were forth warned of, but we simply fail to relate the past demise of our forefathers being depicted in the Qur’an relating to our present day reality. Some see those warnings as fables of old men and those that are slightly out of touch with reality.

 

May be outward looking it seems the masses follow a genuine teaching, but examining its inner most you begin to find the decay. That’s left behind the wrong doing they continue to part take in.  For me to speak on that as a human being I can only assert my views for I’m unaware of what awaits each man and women after they get acquitted with their maker physically for the first time. I can only perceive what I see wrong and how its afflicting pain, suffering in our communities. We are faced with regimes that were placed in power by those western civilizations that colonized and raped the natural resources for decades.  To ensure there consumption for energy was uninterrupted for the development of its democratic future and prosperity to flourish. At what cost did it flourish, it thrived on the backs on those brother’s and sisters that were denied the basic rights that democracy prompts. Liberty, Justice, Freedom of speech, and all the right democratic system grants an individual. Those rights where denied to many of the Muslim nations around the world by denying what’s inherently a god given right to every human being is going against what we so dearly hold on to and believe. The sadness of the case I see on our hands today is all of our officials are lead by the greed of there stomach. Fascinated by the deceptions of the western civilizations progress, at the same time fearing the general public enthrallment of this new thinking process that invaded the country; They start to strip the core human rights that our religion teaches us in order to keep, the subjects in control of by fear and intimidation.  At times aided by ordained ones that give the rules actions a religious decree that the general public can accept. Injustice can’t be masked by any religious decree for the general public will rise against what it believes to be unfair and inhumane. That’s when fear is interjected to subdue those that stand against the inequalities subjugated by the ruling elite. The struggle of power that’s created by their doings creates unstable situation for fanatic ideas to develop in those communities that face those inequalities for there socioeconomic standing in the world. Unfortunately those entrusted one with the words aren’t preaching the true gospel one that should teach Allah bounty is plentiful and he bestows it on who he so chooses. Merely missing the road the anger should be directed at, the road that blocks reformation, wealth sharing, equality, and truly going back to the ways of the teaching of the profit and the Qur’an. 

 

Even though we are truly faced with struggles in our daily lives whether we live in a Muslim nation or secular society we face many test.  A test ordained by our maker to see what actions we would take, if we are begotten by worldly temptation. Decisions impact the way we treat our fellow human beings at the same time closely affected by our surroundings. Even if the reactions of our actions are not evident to us right away.  Believing good deeds get rewarded greatly and bad ones punished in this world and the hereafter.  We should strive to do well even in state of adversity. For that state is not but a moment of trail to see what your soul can handle and how affirm is your believe.  For we treated with ill deeds can only prove that we are nothing but weak souls that go against the greater good but only seek self gratification even if it for the well being of other. At what cost could one live off on the suffering of other in order to ensure the self preservation.Not speaking about the suffering that surrounds you only creates decay and emptiness within yourself.  You begin to fear which that is like you instead of fearing the actions you are taking and how you will be judged for them. Hypocrisy run rampant where we care only how other perceive us so we can gain their acceptance; how much have we foregone to gain a measly acknowledgement, of the ones that are so much like us. One that are faced with the trials and tribulations we all deal with daily.  For if we seek that acknowledgement in the greater good instead of the self gratification.  Humanity in itself would have been greatly appreciative of it. Undoubtedly many of us are still concerned with self preservation, and the attainment of what we can consume for today. That we stop to think what we earned today if it would be enough to last for eternity.

 

The dreadfulness of power seekers vanquish the general populous desire to be free with the myth of going back to the old way of thinking will bring forth happiness and joys that were felt years gone by returned.  Regrettably times doesn’t give back old days glory, clearly the ideas of days gone by could not and will not apply in the present day reality we are faced with.Modification to those ideas that brought us success while adhering to the core belief system. Can we arise from our present day demise; a dismal existence that bears its horrible eyes on us every time we turn on the television.  Our children are being raised in a society that filled with animosity towards its fellow man. A believe system that unconsciously promotes the idea of inferiority towards the ones we consider our enemies. Reality speaking the only reason they surpassed our accomplishments is we have stopped to seek the road that allow us to freely explore the realms of our imagination. One that promotes the betterment of our fellow human being, in its place we replace it with greed. Gluttony is nothing but the work of the devil influencing this poor soul that refuses to open its eyes to the greater good. A goodness that can benefit not only himself and kin’s but spread unbiased greatness to uplift his fellow brother rather than distinguishing themselves by their worldly assets. Assets can only breed jealousy and corruption in order to suppress the desires one feels when shown an object that fascinates his/her imagination. One will always certainly seek a way to attain that object of his imagination. If that individual is not given the venue to seek out his objected desires and the goals need it to attain that object. His frustration for not attaining that object leads to ill-behaved actions that are not so greatly thought out of.  Since the one is consumed by the objects and the self gratification he gains from it once attained, beginning to forgo all that he hold dearly. Believing in my eyes he would not be punished by any one as long as he can get away with it. In order to keep that object gratification he will once again certainly promote distortions of the actual fact in order to keep hidden his or her desires.  In the process infecting the whole community given that we all are curious beings, with his actions. Value systems begin to get bend not for the greater good of things, rather the advancement of their ill-demised plots. Favoritism takes the place of geniuses actions. For each begins to focus on what profits he can gain in the process (not referring to commercial trade i.e. legal trade) by bending and promoting the injustice.  That small price that is gained through ill deeds can have far greater consequence on us than we imagined. For the price for promoting injustice might fill an economical void in our life the headaches we begin to face as time goes on out weights it greatly than what any price provides us.  We initiate territorial defenses to protect us from what we feel we wronged.  We talk about programs to uplift or change the present situation of the destitute but behind the scenes grumble over the cost of providing the service. Leaving the masses with quick show for change, but as soon as the light dims from the stage the old curtained is brought forth again.Dismissing the needed it changes with an excuse that cannot be even accepted by a toddler. Those that show a sign of discontent quickly get dealt with, by stripping any credibility they hold on to. Deeming them as one that’s misguided or one that is misinterpreting the facts in order to bluster his/her own none Islamic views; yes at times that’s the case leaders might face in a Muslim society. Those leaders in those instances can only seek that which preserves the greater good for all that is affected by it. Instead of acting upon the insurance of preserving a few desires to preside over the general masses. 

Inherently we are all seeking the betterment of ourselves and our offspring’s. When the opportunity to provide for one’s self is hindered by bureaucracy that is put in place to keep him subjugated to the ruling elite as long he lives.  Creating a cycle where progress is not felt through the present day youth. The limited available opportunities that can be

 

 


Submitted: April 25, 2012

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