‘You cannot continue to victimise someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit.’ ~ The Late Edward Said
‘Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions.’ ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
The last published piece by my late Dad ♡ رحمه الله
‘Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.’ ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
‘I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.’ ~ Malcolm X رحمه الله
As winter leaves
Autumn wanders in
Arise from within.
Kalimat Ash-Shahâdah, ‘the word of testimony’, is easy to utter with its pleasing flow of Arabic words, and easy to fall in love with.
The former British diplomat, the late Hasan le Gai Eaton (Allâh Yirĥamu) said, ‘that while Muslims will sagely nod in agreement when you state that ignorance, hypocrisy and fanaticism do exist in the Muslim world, they usually assume that they themselves are not guilty.’
A paradigm shift in priorities.