Monday, 30 March 2015

Awaken Her! Saga continues...

‘’Thus awakens the slumbering lioness, thy greatness leaves me spellbound. Mountains to scale, seas to cross, skies to fly and waters to surf. Here I am again; being the lioness I always wanted to be’’.
Being a woman is an honor. Being born as a girl is the best thing in itself that could happen to her. She may not get to wear those ripped jeans, that pricking spiked up hairstyle, those sticky gels, may not get to hangout until 4 in the morning, etc etc… But, she is the most honored one in all the ways. You know why? Because she knows to live her life even if her wings are clipped off. She knows to find her way out of the darkness even without a kindling fire on the torch. And you know what, dear patriarchal society? Thank you for giving us this privilege.
I write this for all the women out there being one among you all billions. I wouldn't say we are oppressed or suppressed; we are merely ignited, because we are the flame that doesn't explode but yet do not extinguish the determination burning within ourselves. Firstly, thank Allah for who you are. Proceed.
Sticks and stones may not hurt but words do, said a little voice long ago when the world chanted that sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.  Being a woman, neither the sticks and stones nor the words should hurt you because that’s how strong you are meant to be. People passing by laugh at us and think of our ideas as a joke. They may think the illuminated lamp we have enlightened in our mind once upon a time will flicker and fade sooner or later because the reason is simple, we are women, someone who is born to listen when the world transmits ideas, someone who is allowed to dream in her sleep but yet when she wakes finds nobody by her side to convert those negatives into an actual picture. Despite all this, she steps forward and reaches the firmament to live her dream and that’s when the world has to gaze at her with admiration and say, ‘indeed you have lived for your name’.
I do not say that we as women are naturally allowed to do all that the men do. I honestly do not go with the idea because if Allah has created us to be in a certain way; then it is obviously for good as who knows us better than the Creator?
 Real women realize their boundaries, they know their rights and they know what to do. But in the middle comes this whole set of opinions which pulls her down the scale of excitement from 10 to 0, because at times, all she could think of are the ways the things went wrong rather than how righteous she has been under every other obstacle she has undergone. I agree that it’s the human nature to be inclined towards negativity, but dear women out there, nothing should bother you if you think what you are doing is right and is within the limits of what God has ordained each one of you. He hasn't placed any burden on us but simply asked us to be the filament that holds this humanity together because we are compassionate, gentle, loving and exceedingly caring. Men can do that as well, but they haven’t been blessed with the motherly qualities which only we can possess and the love which we can shower upon the deserving ones will change the world.
 Our words may be typed behind a veil, but it holds a value like no other. Our deeds may be hidden under thick garments and screens and the world around you may think that you are growing terribly insane with your work, but Allah knows your intention. You know what is the best thing about being a woman? It is that little emotional element within our hearts that would bind the world together. Every work a woman does, it has a little piece of her heart poured into it. She may be a teacher and there she shows the love of a mother. She may be a doctor or counselor, there she also becomes a sister to you, she may be an entrepreneur; there she would be the Ms. Wise like a grandmother filled with wisdom and loyalty. That is who we are women!
People may consider our tendency to be emotional as the weakest quality of ours, but what is better than befriending the biggest enemy when it comes to a battle? Here, the battle is between your dreams and the conventionalized opinions of the world. The weakness and enemy according to people is your emotional self, but now I think they have to think twice before uttering anything because you have just befriended the biggest enemy! When you do good deeds for the sake of Allah and have that inner peace, world begins to revolve in your favour. Petty issues do bother us and yes, we do have boxes in our brains that gets mixed up with one another, but in the end of the day only a woman can respond rightly to the millions of gathered up questions a man has in his mind despite the flood of thoughts overwhelming within her tender heart. 
Each one has a story of her own and I am not here to degrade or disrespect men for they are great and without them, world would turn berserk. I respect and honour them beyond the limits. Being a feminist means different things to different people and I am not a feminist, (if you abide by the definition of any standardized dictionary) but I am just the one who tries to be humane. Being humane means to consider the entire race of humanity and I wish everyone I met and will meet in life was and will be humane as that is the quality which defines you and your humanly physique. 
Now you may throw your words on me and yes it hurts inside but only a little as for now I have shielded myself with the words of the Lord who gave me the privilege to be the blessed one. Alhamdulilah for everything.  
‘’You may clip my wings and ask me to stay, but my Healer would come to aid me, you may shut me in the darkness and ask me to never emerge again, but my Light would come to show me the way. You may hide the stars away from me, but He is there above to open up the roofs of the world to let me admire them in awe, for if He wills, anything can happen. Just like those stars that twinkle high above, like those clouds fluffed up with joy, like the wide opened arms of the sky, like the waves that wash away the sorrows imprinted on the sands where men of past and now walk upon; we wish to be…we hope our dreams are noble, gentle and rationalized, aren't they my dear mate? ’’.  – a woman.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Tangled Life-Wire Problem!

A passionate self so precious, a head to hold so dignified, a moment to cease to the utmost, a decision to be made so wisely and a life to live so happily. Multiplicity of tasks assigned to one soul that a man holds onto to so dearly.
 Shutting my eyes tight I try to let out a sigh of a relief midst the crazy ride I am on to remember to be thankful that I am still breathing well and my pulses are in a perfect mountainous harmony. I assure myself once again that this is all temporary and one day long after now I will not have to worry if I am still running or if I have fallen aback by a second.
So many people to care and love, so many decisions to be made and only one opportunity is given for all, every second matters and all we want at times is an escape to the snow mountains where we need not care about the world and make snowmen all day and night. How nice would it be to run away from what life throws at us? I know some of us folks love challenges and love to live an extremely busy life, but each one of us have felt once in the middle of our tasks to break out of this darkness we are trapped in and finally feel the chilly breeze and the hotness of the bright sun’s rays.
Frustration lives within a corner of our hearts and most of the times it is given a position which it does not deserve in any way. We let it out and scream our hearts out. It is okay they would say and I say too but at the same time it’s harmful, hateful and extremely regretful. Controlling the anger is probably one of the biggest challenges give to human beings and of course a strong man is not the one who can break and bend irons but the one who fights his anger. Smiling like the baby in Teletubbies (in the end of the episodes, a joyous baby in the form of sun) all the time isn't really possible for us to do because at times it is just not right for everything to be right!
No human being is granted an all happy, joyous, wonderful and a complete harmonious life because it is simply life and it’s not meant to be any of that, yet we all wish for that right now. None of us actually like problems though some of us are adventurous we do not like the ‘actual problems’ and disentangling all the tangled wires of your problems is the challenge given to you all and doing that with patience only makes sense and there is no other way to get those wires straightened.
 When we take the tangled wire problem literally and I am sure that my readers would have tried to at least disentangle the wires of their headphones once in their lives. So, when you try to pull out the wire and put all your frustration in it, it further gets knotted and now you have got a double knot and your pressure is in the peak and then you go like ‘alright, its okay… it happens to everyone, now let me try patiently’, then you let out a sigh and cautiously pull out the knots and make sure that you don’t lose your calm, you put your fingers in the middle of the knot and try to pull the wire with the tip of your fingers; then you see it coming out slowly like the egg that’s hatching and…Voila! You did it mate!
Just like those wires, our life throws in a lot of problems and they aren’t small ones like that but way bigger. But do you know what the beauty of life is? No matter what, the philosophy of the human existence is the same. Each and every human being may be different from head to toe, but the fundamental rules and ways to live his/her life is the same and has been the same for generations. The consequences, problems and solutions may be different but the way one has to respond to the consequences of ones life is fundamentally and basically the same. Faith in Allah, patience and critical thinking are the three most basic things one has to consider. Lives are different, problems and people so diverse but the humanity is bound together by a common language and that language is not spoken or necessarily understood but it’s just there and you can feel it at times and when life gives you the opportunity, you can even experience it and get a taste of life as the good old men call it.
No matter what happens, you may feel your blood boiling up and your life throwing jack-fruits at you and it hits you hard on the forehead but there is someone out there who is way downtrodden than you. Your life may seem hard, imperfect and pointless but there are people who aren’t even aware of their existence. I haven’t been a part of all your lives, but I can say that when you think about the way things are in your life and hear out the weeping ones out there, the stories of their lives might sound horrifying than yours. At that point all you will want to do is thank God for making it all easier for you. Always remember, you are NOT the only one. 
 We are humans and we are imperfect, sometimes breaking the ice that’s frozen within us just seems right and I do not call it wrong but make sure when you break the frozen part of yours the sharp edged pieces don’t prick into other’s hearts as that would be the moment when a miserable saga would begin.
Do not compare yourself with others who appear to be happy all the time as each one has their own problems and their smile may be just a mask to conceal their sorrows. Most of the anger issues can be resolved if one stops doing that. Some issues may go to a deeper level, but the point is, nothing is permanent. Change is bound to happen and whatever may be the solution to the problem you are facing, it awaits somewhere down the lane and you would see it sooner if you prevent the wires from getting tangled further, instead be patient and try pulling it all out with utmost calmness.  Smile (THE BEST THING A HUMAN COULD DO).
    Note: HELLO! So, this is my 10th post in this blog and am extremely thankful to all the readers! I hope this post serves as a special one to you all and reaches you at the right time! 

Monday, 2 March 2015

The true light! (Addiction, emotion or devotion?)

Hours of wide opened eyes,
Years long separation mending ties.
Discussions all around,
Justifications too; but I see that people have been drowned.
Nobody cares to say,
To stay away.
You need to know there is a life out there
Have you not got a moment to spare?
Look at those pretty eyes that has been inviting,
For you to sit beside her and forget everything
That wrinkled and talcum-like soft hands
Which has been yearning for the warmth of your own hands.
Those cheeks have been wrinkled,
Yours have become rough with stubble that pricks,
She smiled, you frowned.
She held her hands out so that your fingers may entwine,
Supposing that even today you would say ‘you are only mine’.
Her hopes crashed and tears soaked her wrinkled skin
Where have you forgotten your kin?
My dear mate, don’t you see the firmament wide
The soul by your side
The trees that sway to the song of the breeze.
Remember the cold days when you feared she might freeze?
Those days when the bonfire was lit,
And you smiling at how perfect your hands fit
 into her small ones?
Things have come a long way
Is there anything else left to say?
The clock is ticking
Her eyes stare at you intently without even blinking
You bow your head
Glued to the light illuminated
You laugh at the lame joke
Have you recalled the last time when you and her spoke?
Waiting…waiting…patience…patient…Her heart says
 As hope burns and so does love… both in their own ways.
Renew it all, take off your eyes from the device
There she is waiting for you! So let it begin anew.
Let past be forgotten, sins be forgiven, for now what matters is your action
Which means the world to her and her heart would now call for a celebration
Finally, I got it all back she would declare
And you could do nothing but stare
At those glassy eyes glowing with pride and happiness
Then you know, my mate what in the world meant bliss
It is not in crossing levels of candycrush, not in obtaining hundreds of close calls,
It is not in breaking the swords and you virtually being a knight…it was all false.
This is the truth, the love, the bond and now you get back to righteous path
For time and tide waits for none they say.
 She calls for goodness and not wrath.
You choose the right one,
As your life is in your hands and in the hands of none.
God destined and created you with a heart and brain,
For you to guard yourself and never let your dignity stain. 
Why don’t you learn from the signs and forget the science?
He repeats that He is the Most Merciful, 
Clear are the proofs when we locate ourselves every time we get lost and are reduced to a lone soul.
Feel too tired of sins and ashamed to turn back?
Don't let the sin wrong you once again as He is Oft-forgiving. 
Run back to Him and to her whom you left all alone,
As both are waiting to shower their immeasurable love.
And He is there to make everything right,
 As His love for you is beyond your comprehension to understand or to contemplate with all your might.