Friday, 20 June 2008

Two categories of fighter

There is one
who wants to prove to others
he is a fighter.

Thinking himself great,
liking himself this way
he talks much,
overlooking his weaknesses
he turns to hot-headed aggression.

And then there is another,
who want to prove to himself
he is a fighter.

Knowing himself weak,
hating himself this way
he listens much,
overcoming his weaknesses
he turns to cool-headed skill.

I would like to consider myself the latter
but it is so easy to slip to rage
and so difficult to ignore the observing eyes.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Give it to the busy guy

So I am having a discussion with a brother and he wants me to take on some work. I tell him I am extremely busy at the present time. He responds by laying down this convincing principle:

"If you want something done, give it to someone who is busy."

Quite logical. The busy restless guy is busy precisely because he takes on work - he gets things done. The not so busy guy is comfortably asleep because work is not his forte.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Music and Me

For some reason, whenever I pass the sound of music, even the most mellowest of slow tunes, an urge to fight overcomes me. Strange. An urge to fight, of course, in an artistic sense.

You experience something similar? Feel a change in thinking when in the company of music?

Thursday, 5 June 2008


Alhamdulillah, my sister-in-law (brother's wife) gave birth today. The kid (yet to be named) is real well-behaved maa sha Allah. May Allah keep him so. I held him for around twenty minutes reciting Qur'an to him. The whole time he was looking attentively straight up at me. Funny, I thought babies don't see and hear until later on. I could be wrong?


So I am sparring and I get hit straight in the mouth with a nicely timed straight kick. The strike doesn't hurt but it is enough to knock my gum shield loose and provoke a thought: a litte harder, a little higher, a little faster, and it would be enough to knock a(nother) tooth out. God forbid. And so I vow, this winning smile I will show due gratefulness for and distribute unsparingly. And with that I pray: O Allah, make good my character just as you have made good my appearance.

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