Friday, January 16, 2009

.: Absolute bleakness :.

Strewn over the skies of Gaza.

When I look at my sins I find them plenty,
But when I recount Allah's favor upon me I find it infinite.
I have no hope in my good deeds,
I only hope in Allah's mercy.
He is my Guardian, He is my Creator,
And I have entrusted myself unto Him as one who is weak and frail.
If I am forgiven it is because of His Mercy,
And if I am not forgiven, what can I do, what will be my fate?

Abu Nuwas, Al-Munabbihat

I suppose I'm still awfully upset with the perpetual onslaught in Palestine, trying to divert myself, in vain. Home greets me with agonizing reports starting with the 8pm national news followed by added updates from Al Jazeera. Retreating to the room, in the effort to isolate oneself from the harsh reality, leaves little hope when one is unable to barricade the mind from it. Torn apart with the devastating state, the few things that's been keeping the spirits away from the dumps are the du'as and prayers, along with the notion that Insya'Allah, things will work out. Eventually.

Nevertheless, many a time, I hear people claiming that casualties are mostly brought upon themselves. That it's Allah S.W.T way to admonish the nonbelievers; sinners. Under what basis do they substantiate the soundness? Who are we to condemn the outcomes of people? For us that are blessed with vast fortuity, granted freedom from strife, are we really free from transgressions? Or could it be that time is ticking at our side ... subliminal to our line up ...

The emergence of the ugly side of people.
9.02pm Malaysian Time


Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Holy Qur'an:
YUSUFALI: Then there are among men such as say, "We believe in Allah"; but when they suffer affliction in (the cause of) Allah, they treat men's oppression as if it were the Wrath of Allah! And if help comes (to thee) from thy Lord, they are sure to say, "We have (always) been with you!" Does not Allah know best all that is in the hearts of all creation?
PICKTHAL: Of mankind is he who saith: We believe in Allah, but, if he be made to suffer for the sake of Allah, he mistaketh the persecution of mankind for Allah's punishment; and then, if victory cometh from thy Lord, will say: Lo! we were with you (all the while). Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the bosoms of (His) creatures?
SHAKIR: And among men is he who says: We believe in Allah; but when he is persecuted in (the way of) Allah he thinks the persecution of men to be as the chastisement of Allah; and if there come assistance from your Lord, they would most certainly say: Surely we were with you. What! is not Allah the best knower of what is in the breasts of mankind.

Hajar Alwi said...

Hajar :: I was reading on that. Finding it exasperating when judgments are passed. Being critical is one thing, having a holier-than-thou attitude is another.


Empress Anisa said...

Sick minds will say sick things...

Ms.Unique said...

Nice poem I can relate to it ...

Anonymous said...

Salam, Hajar!

How have you been? It's been so looong...I'm guilty as I've been very lazy to blog nowadays *tsk tsk*

Yes, it's very depressing and sad when we see and read the news on the onslaught in Gaza. I feel very helpless and the most we can do is to do'a. May all the oppressed be granted Jannah. And we pray that a truce will appear very soon. Enough is enough! This is a very unfair and uncivilised war...

Hajar Alwi said...

Empress Anisa :: Exactly. :(

Ms. Unique :: :)

Globetrekkerdiaries :: W'salam sis! good, I suppose. :) Aih~ we get that from time to time, don't we? ^

Back to back with more news. I zoned myself out of it yesterday. Well, not really. I'm with you on the du'a.