(245) – Ramadan Is Over, Happy Eid


Ramadan has ended leaving us with so many different thoughts to think about. From belief, spirituality, society, life and death, but we seem to be busy making a living and leaving all that matters behind.

Ramadan is a temporary period you’re given every year to measure your development, recharge your batteries and adjust your sails. The problem is that we live the holy month of Ramadan as if it was the only month to worship Allah!

I wish everyone a Happy Eid… 🙂 –I’m struggling again with words, looking forward to finish my ideas tomorrow–

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(244) – Coping With Bad Moods


Only two things help me cope with bad moods; listening to music and writing. Well, I’ve decided lately I want to stop listening to music for a while, so I don’t think it’d be a good solution at the moment. As for writing, I have no idea what’s going on with it; i’m struggling with the words, can’t reply to any emails or write any blogs. I don’t know if it’s a real BLOCK but it’s serious!!! 😦

 

(243) – Speaking Of Allah


Belief is a very significant and personal issue in everyone’s life. Religions never imposed belief, it’s optional and only you can decide whether to believe or not.

During the last two years, I’ve decided I don’t want to talk about religion or discuss the existence of Allah with anyone because some people find it interesting to be stubborn when they know they’re wrong. I thought I’d be a mover, a man of a message, to call other non-believers to believe in Allah or at least introduce them to Allah but I was wrong, apparently. People don’t want to hear the truth, or give up their joys/challenges/fears due to belief, they find it easier to avoid the whole matter of it and JUST LIVE. There’s nothing called “just live” we “just live” when we want to motivate our desperate friends and try to give them hope, we tell them to just live so we can help them survive and not go suicidal but things are way deeper than “just live”.

I’m really astonished how some people can clearly “doubt” the existence of Allah! What’s more, they are well-educated and have been through many life experiences that had everything to do with their belief, yet they don’t admit the truth. The excuse is always “they didn’t feel like it or where’s Allah? why doesn’t He interfere and stop this injustice?” Belief takes surrender, surrender takes determination and determination needs you to admit that something’s wrong.

Personally, Allah means generosity, greatness and perfection. I close my eyes to feel His greatness, look around to see His generosity and live with people to discover His perfection.

(241) – What It Means To Be A BOOKWORM


Unless you’re an avid reader or someone who loves reading books day in and day out, you wouldn’t know what it truly means to be a bookworm.

Reading taught me how to have two different lives at the same time; one with your family and friends, the other with the book you’re currently reading. A good book is the one that gets hold of you, catches your eye and let you feel its warmth and beauty. The smell of paper, the stacks of books in my room and the marvelous titles of all good books are what make me love reading.

Reading is addictive. Writing and reading complete each other like a perfect couple. A writer must be a reader at first, so they can be able to radiate the inspiration and let others feel the depth and true value of reading.

There’s only one bad thing I loathe -sarcasm intended- about reading, it’s attachment. Just like most of the readers, I get attached to the characters and consequence of events, it all becomes a part of my life. It’s like living in two different worlds at the same time with completely different characters. Troubles begin when you’re reading the final few chapters; you don’t want the story to come to an end and you cannot stop reading because you’re so excited to know what happens and having so many imaginations on how it ends.

I found this video on the web a couple of weeks ago. I knew I’d need to share it at WordPress and speak to your hearts dear bookworms but I was just waiting for the right moment and since I haven’t read anything in almost 2 weeks, I think I should share this now and let you know that I’m still attached to Pet Semetary

(240) – Why Writers Write


At the beginning of my blogging journey, I was complaining why I have no followers and Likes on my posts. I was reading others’ blogs but they wouldn’t read mine, I couldn’t get that and wrote a few posts asking other bloggers why it was happening this way. I wanted to feel appreciated and encouraged, I thought Comments and Likes would make me more interested in blogging but that’s not true.

Yesterday I was reading I Want To Be WordPress Popular (Don’t You?), the blogger was talking somehow about the same thing. He/she wants to be more popular on WordPress and want their posts to go viral. My only advice was that everyone has their own reasons for why they write; some write for fame, popularity or even money but the truth is that writers write for the sake of it. This is what I was told when I complained about the feedback and lack of Likes. A very respectable blogger once told me that I have to write because I need to, because it’s my life and writing is in my blood. She told me that I should keep writing even if I’m the only one that reads my blogs. The day will sooner or later come and I’ll have my own followers but now -back then- I should keep developing the bait of writing.

Today, I have more than 200 followers and roughly 1400 likes on my blog. I didn’t expect that much, I can’t believe all these people are following me and reading my posts. I am going to keep writing because writing is a life.

Here are a few good reasons why writers write, hope you enjoy. 🙂

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(239) – I’m Too Sleepy To Write


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It’s the 25th of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting in Islam. It’s been interesting so far, we fast the whole day from dawn until sunset in the evening, approximately 16 hours. Weather was extremely hot at the beginning of the month then it cooled off so thirst is somehow bearable.

The problem is with sleeping; since it’s summer and kids are off from school, they stay up the whole night and sleep during the day for at least 12 hours, I mean we became more of bats. This is not healthy for the mind or even the body, sleeping during the day does not give you the same amount of energy the night does. You lose your concentration and balance, bad moods and headaches as well as exhaustion all day. well, that would also affect your religious habits because you’re too tired to bear the hunger or thirst which means you can’t focus on reading the Quran or pray the whole night.

I’ve tried to break the whole routine thing and force my family to adapt a healthier lifestyle but neighbors and everyone else around us just don’t get that, and that’s why gave up and followed the herd! My schedule is very messed up now; I go to sleep at 5.30 a.m. and wake up at 2 p.m. that’s not fair because as I mentioned previously it doesn’t give your body sufficient energy to work up the whole day. my mood is not helping as well, so I do nothing until Iftar -the first meal after fasting- at 8 p.m. when I’m done with food, the headache phase begins because you eat too much because you can’t focus on what you eat because your mind is resting at a time it shouldn’t be resting so it takes me at least 4 hours to digest the food and start feeling better. Now it’s midnight, I want to live my life, write blogs -reading is impossible- check my emails but my friends want to go out for Suhoor -the second meal after Iftar- so I go out with them and come back home at around 4 in the morning then go to sleep again.

This is pretty much my day. We do nothing actually, at times it gets really worse. My biggest problem is that I’ve been going through many deep thoughts and I need to write them all down and publish more posts but I truly can’t make time for writing and thinking of my posts.

Today, I am awake at 8 a.m. because of my brother’s alarm, I’m too sleepy to write a post, I even didn’t know what I’m writing but I think I have to because I’m missing it so much and don’t want to stop this flow of ideas, so please, excuse my English in the upcoming few posts, I’m too sleepy to write.