Friday, February 09, 2007

Pensées de le Esprit

لَا الشَّمْسُ يَنبَغِي لَهَا أَن تُدْرِكَ الْقَمَرَ وَلَا اللَّيْلُ سَابِقُ النَّهَارِ وَكُلٌّ فِي
فَلَكٍ يَسْبَحُونَ

"It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit."
Holy Qur'aan Surah Yaseen, Ayah 40 (Chapter 41, Verse 40)

Now I'm no great Islamic Scholar or Tafseer expert, but this particular verse always reminds me that there is a time and place for all things in life. Everything happens within it's own cycles as is meant to be. The world is a vast and complex space, despite the chaos humans create, there is a natural order and a logic which we will never understand.

The world and life as we know it is a miracle and a beauty. And I think that as human beings we tend to be so caught up in our own pettiness that we ignore the little things and our own insignificance in terms of the larger whole. Sometimes we might think we're on the wrong road or we've taken the longer route and wonder what if we'd turned right at the intersection instead of left. But that is because we're human and I doubt we ever truely know why we are where we are and for what reason.

I'm not too much of a fatalist, because I do believe that although there are some things which are destined to be, we do have a large hand in giving our destiny a kick start. You know, every time I hear the word ''destiny'' I see that pained, mock serious look on Brandon Flowers's face. That's beside the point, anyways, I really do feel that we are nothings merely part of the machinery of the universe, cogs in the wheel of life if you will. And we should appreciate where we are now and what we have because we are lucky enough to have a God out there who is Most Merciful.

Just a random thought which I had, thought I'd put it out to the jury since I'm not much of an autocrat.


PS I know I'm probably going to get another lot of emails from various self righteous and parasitic imbeciles commenting on the nature of my previous post and now on this one, so I put the disclaimer out now and say please get a life. Some of us are real human beings (though judging by the species we'd much rather be elves or vampires).

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Anonymous "comment whore" cobain ;) said...

Interesting, my queen mst gloriuos. very very :) Evryting happenz 4 a reson.

brandon flowers ur majesty? whoz dat? im 2 lazee 2 google ;)

February 09, 2007 11:20 pm  
Blogger M Junaid said...

Most inspirational piece i've read in a while - which could mean one of two things . a - MJ hardly reads inspirational pieces, or b - Mj's heart is slowly melting - yikes - i think i'm turning human - hope its just a phase i'm going through.

my favourite ayats are - 94:05 and 2:153

Just Chill

February 10, 2007 12:31 am  
Blogger afroguji said...

Yes .. what sweet, romantic, sentimental, bullshit. You're posting on Quraan. By your other posts .. you can do ALOT better.


February 10, 2007 8:43 am  
Blogger queen_Lestat said...

comment whore cobain: glad you've realised it :). Brandon Flowers is that borderline (if not totally) hawwwt, sexually ambiguous front man from The Killers. -_- at you Mr I-own-proper-cds-but-don't

MJ: it wasn't meant to be inspirational really, it was a thought I had about how everything does slot into place somehow. But if it inspires you then yayness I guess :)

afroguji: -_- lol I new I'd get a comment like that from you. However it's not so much the Quraan that's the issue, it's the thoughts surrounding it which were merely coughed up in relation to that idea there.bleeeeeh. If you said Romantic with a capital R instead of a small r, I'd be less inclined to slap you right now :)

February 10, 2007 1:03 pm  
Blogger The K-man said...

Thanks and you know why :) Very cool post and inspirational.


February 10, 2007 1:09 pm  
Blogger Priya said...

You don't know how much I needed something like this right now. Another cog in the universe... Thank you.

February 12, 2007 11:16 am  
Blogger Bilal said...

really interesting i must say- quite a lot going on in your mind i see...

February 13, 2007 9:31 am  
Blogger j said...

i've been trying to tell people the same thing (except the brandon flowers thing-eew) for years...but you do it better. I don;t talk so good. managed a reference to the Quran AND The Killers in one post. *we're not worthee*;*we're not worthee*

February 13, 2007 3:10 pm  
Blogger bibi-aisha said...

We kno it,but yet mankind is determind to fight it.ther'd b alot less,if any,depressd souls if they just accept we r part of sumthin greater,n while we hav choices in our lives,certain things r beyond our control. The roulette wheel can spin in any directn-learn to live with where it lands.n indeed,the quran can answer so much for us.subhanallah!

February 13, 2007 3:14 pm  
Blogger queen_Lestat said...

priya: you're welcome :)

bilal: lol... I'm not totally dead :)

j: yes deary, that's why I am the queen of the coven, the plebs *insert paris hilton accent here must "like so totally" bow :)

bibi-aisha:): too true

k-man: yeah I do, you're welcome too

February 14, 2007 9:37 am  
Anonymous Optimistic pessimist said...

...Everybody is caught up in meanigless things to add to our meaningless lives! How can life be so complicated you wonder, how did we ever subscribe to eternal materialism ... that said, believing there is something bigger out there, does that not add to the complication? How do we go about our lives now.... while in essence living for the future (the bigger thing out there)? If we all could understand that we are the same .... and no one person is special ...... alas, an inch closer to world peace! or at least peace of mind!

February 16, 2007 9:48 am  
Blogger Dew said...

Really beautiful ayaat.

February 17, 2007 2:12 pm  
Blogger Skull Crusher said...

Thank you

February 19, 2007 7:35 am  
Blogger taqdeer said...

Very nice write :)

"It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit."
Holy Qur'aan Surah Yaseen, Ayah 40 (Chapter 41, Verse 40)

A beautiful reminder :)

February 22, 2007 2:54 pm  

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