Beautiful, truly beautiful

She shaved her head for a wig,

You had said her hair was too frizzy.

She cut off her fingers and toes,

Because you didn’t find them too womanly.

She cried herself blind,

Her eyes weren’t pretty enough,

The eyelashes fell one by one,

In her attempt to bat them pretty.

She is more scared of fat than death,

Life? You burned that ages ago.

From the time she is taught to hide her scars,

To when she looks “perfect” but conscious,

You have destroyed her.

You have wrecked her soul.

Beauty has no definition,

And I do not allow you to force yours,

For everything and everybody without you,

Is truly, heavenly beautiful.

Beyond

Out beyond right and wrong? 

You told me to meet you there

I’m afraid I’ve become lost

I can’t seem to find my way.

I thought it easy and fairly straight

But what i did not anticipate

Was who I’d meet and what I’d see

I was not prepared, oh soul.

I gasp, i breathe, i try to break free

I am not who I should be, i am who I’m not

Is it true there is a world out there?

Beyond, you said, out beyond.

I crave your beauty, i dream of you 

I picture the stream that flows from you 

I have broken free, i am not chained

I have found Him in me.

Very open minded, aren’t we?

Salam! I hope everyone is doing great, I know I haven’t posted in ages and I should catch up with what the blogosphere is up to, but that is just how it is.

There’s something that deeply confuses me, something that I thought would not have been a problem with my generation considering we are always about “open mindedness” and “freedom of thought” and all of those hypocritical slogans. It seems to me that as we try and break barriers and destroy stereotypes, we are perhaps becoming as narrow minded as ever. Opinions and beliefs clash and kill, and we think we are a world where we are giving everyone an opportunity to speak out?

The only thing that people should be stopped from doing is deliberately insulting, degrading, ridiculing, assuming or ignoring other people’s opinions and beliefs. That being said, I think we have enough material and resources to dig out and study everything for ourselves before forming a set opinion ourselves. An opinion should be allowed to change – if it is proved wrong through pleasant argument or if it is no longer valid.

The problem with us lot is that we are too eager to propagate our own opinions without considering that someone with another opinion might have done as much research, if not more, than we have before coming to a conclusion. Forming opinions is art – absolutely subjective to each individual. In a world with over 7 billion inhabitants, I doubt we could all ever come to a perfect agreement. I can’t agree on everything with my best friend!

What my point is, we need to stop thinking of ourselves as the higher or only authority, remind yourself that the person who does not agree with you has a background, and instead of dismissing his points of argument, maybe it could be a chance to learn a bit more about what goes on the world. Maybe someone hates chocolate because they’re allergic to it, and because you don’t know of the allergy you immediately judge him because he refused it.

If we want to think of ourselves as an open minded society, maybe it’s time to actually act like one – be open to what and how other people think, how they perceive. Who knows, maybe their idea could work better than yours. Maybe they could be on the path to world peace and you haven’t even found that ladder yet.

Be humble, be open.

Salaams!

Spare that which beats for you

​Release yourself from the bondage of living,

From the curses of your mind,

Your heart bears too much now, is weaker now,

Spare that which beats for you.

Let not the things dictate,

Take in the outside air,

For when there were no concrete roofs,

The sky blanketed over you.

Time is non existent, it is but perception,

You can flow along the current,

Or be the boulder that stubbornly sits,

What is time but a clock?

Be still, let the energy of love engulf,

Rise above to feeling what matters,

Stop holding onto misery,

Let your tongue taste satisfaction.

The Heirarchy

All emotions dont fit our dimension,
There are worlds beyond normal interaction,
There are dreams, desires and ideas,
Not everyone fits the average criteria,
Equality is misunderstood, and ignored,
We’re individuals in a massive horde,
Turning towards someone for inspiration,
The destitute will crack of desperation,
This isn’t one plane, it’s something deeper,
Dissolve this now, don’t wait for the reaper,
We’re not here to dance accordingly,
Theres a bigger game, a wider opportunity,
Break the heirarchy, it won’t get you anywhere,
Shrug it off, it’s not like it will care,
Stop for once, question yourself,
You’re not just another piece on the shelf.

Questioning the Education System

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Fancy a feminist?

Salaam! I hope you’re all doing great, I know I’m not doing great with WordPress, I’m not reading here properly and I’m missing out on all of your gorgeous stuff but I couldn’t seem to fit my blog into my schedule, so whenever in sha Allah I am able to do that, I will definitely be more active.

Feminism, a topic which never fails to be brought up time and again. What is feminism though? Who brought it into the open? How do you have to think to be a feminist? Is one sort of feminism opposing to an another? Does feminism really even exist?

So many questions, yet not really any actual answers.

The thing is, feminism is something that does tend to steer out of control, but at the same time it is an important factor. It helped women to finally do what they can do today, and now we have a large group of men who are feminists, too. Women have always remained a sensitive issue in our history, I’m not sure why that’s been the case, I’m quite sure Adam and Eve didn’t have the issues that women faced later on. That’s a point I don’t often understand, but the point is, feminism is still a thing.

I’m not against feminism, not at all, I’ve always been inclined to it, but I think today lots of women are forgetting the actual problems that women suffer from and instead introduce a certain “freedom” that really only belongs to the elite, who have no cares and worries like the common woman does.

Why won’t a die hard feminist let her maid have a holiday on women’s day? Rather ironic, yes? Is showing off and dancing in public really what we want to do? Don’t you think women have REAL problems? And yes, I do not believe that the society that we live in will change just because you bring a dance routine into a crowded bazaar, men in the subcontinent do not have the mental capability to absorb that a woman could do that and get away with it. They will laugh at you, they will ridicule you, but darling they will not join your flashmob and then become your best friends. It does not work that way.

Point of my post is, let’s address real things here. Women who suffer from abuse, women who are denied an education and a job, women who want to do something more with their lives and talents. Let’s help them out for a change instead of moaning on and on about what a ‘narrow minded’ society we live in. I agree that a lot of things here are narrow minded and rather unislamically conservative, but let’s look at the broader perspective and join to make feminism the right cause.

But again, is my feminism the same as yours?

Let me be

Salaam! So let me warn you beforehand that this is not one of my usual positive kind of sides.

Today I’m going to ask a question. Why is it so hard for people to be good? Why can’t folks just be nice to you, if they want to talk about something serious, why not just be civilised and have a normal discussion about it? Why do they have to be so rude and impatient about it?

I’m a calm person, usually I don’t flare up or anything. But lately it’s just been too much and I feel this intense anger inside me that is absolutely burning and I can’t seem to let go of it. I feel angry at almost everyone and everything.

I’ve lost trust in humanity. I’m trying not to lose hope, we do have good people here. I’m just going to focus on the good ones in my life. So what if a lot of the people I know don’t give a care about how I might feel. So what if I try hard to please and it just ain’t happening. I have my select group of people and I cannot be bothered leaving this bubble anymore. I feel like dealing with these people is pointless and sometimes with the most absurd reactions.

I don’t know. Maybe I should try harder. But it’s come too far. I don’t want to anymore. If those people don’t bother, then should I really waste my time when I could be using that for people who care about me?

That’s the hard part though. You can’t break off relations. You have to maintain ties. It might seem impossible, it certainly does at the moment,  but hopefully it’ll work out. Hopefully.

May you not see such horrid days and people, take care of yourselves folks. It’s an unbelievably hypocritical world a live in.

The saying on my wall

Salaam!

Hope you’re all doing fine, are doing something positive in your lives and trying to make something better happen, because for sure there are SO many people who are definitely being a little too negative for me.

I have a saying on my wall, it says,

 

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller.

Ibn Battuta”

 

Now, I know I don’t know how my whole travelling dream will come to pass, sure I’ve made plans and read up a lot, but I don’t even know what’s going to happen tomorrow so I doubt I’ll know about what’s going to happen in the next few years. Yes, I don’t have the complete freedom to just pack my bags and leave home to go wherever I want to, but then, who does anyway? We’ve all got our paths, our storylines, to follow, right?

So when someone comes over and they sit talking to me in my room and read that quote, most of them go, “Oh, you’re going to travel the world? Maybe dream something that’s slightly possible now?” And so much more, where I’ve been made fun off to plain just thought stupid for dreaming it. I’ve thought of hiding the quote so people don’t see it, I don’t talk of my dreams anymore.

But I have still got something to say. I want to tell all those people out there to stop. If someone is strong enough to dream about something, then let her or him do it. If you cannot, then that does not mean you go about trying to destroy and ridicule those who want to think and dream.

It’s because of negative people like these that dreams are shattered and hearts broken. I just want to say, stop. Don’t be so horrid. You don’t know what I’ve been through or where life is going to take me, so I’d rather you stop being all high and mighty and stop right there. I’m glad to actually have a dream, I read about different places, in my books  I’ve been to half the world already, and it sparks my curiosity about the other half. I do not spend all my time thinking how many likes and comments I’ve had, I do not bother myself with how many times I’ve worn a kameez, petty things like that are what bring us down. They make us forget what we can actually achieve, our true potential.

So I’ve just got to say this, all you out there who think I’m a naive little person who doesn’t know what she rambles on about or what she dreams of, please go and sort yourself out first. You’ll never believe what dreams hide within you!