Wednesday, September 17, 2008

One Late Evening

May be I would not be completely correct, but one of the trend setting things along our Indian roads are beggars which are in haste of collecting money. I know you will say that today which person is not in haste to earn money? Leaving this question apart, as it self this question is a big topic to discuss, let’s discuss one of the trend settlers-the beggars. I don’t want to point out their way of doing business and all those things. Rather I would be discussing with you about my recent experience with beggars.
It was about six in evening and I was in the nearby market to buy some eatables for breaking my fast. The market at that time was really packed with people-some selling and many buying as it was the time for Iftar. Apart from these people, there were number of beggars asking for alms. I was on the shops buying some fruits. There came a beggar woman and I gave her 2 coins. Later I rushed to the next shop across the road to buy some date palms. As the time for Iftar was approaching, I hurried towards the shop. In between an old beggar came and started asking for money. I said him to wait and first let me buy some dates. But that beggar was neither in the mood to wait nor to listen. He again asked for the money. He came in my way and was not allowing me to head up either. Somehow I overlooked him and reached the shop. I thought that after buying the dates, I will give him some coins as usual. When I was buying the dates that beggar came to me and said with a laugh, “Now day’s only young women get alms and money”. At the instant, I just thought to give one hard slap on his face. But I stopped my self because first he was an old man and second it was a time of fasting. But I never expected such a shrewd and cunning statement from him. I realized that he was noticing me from the time I was on the fruit’s shop.
I don’t deny in giving alms and money to the beggars. But there number has grown in such a large number that they often tend to create nuisance at public places. They come and stand up when any one is busy in buying anything, busy in eating anything or busy on the bike waiting for the green signal. I just want to say that they should also understand that like them, others could be also facing problem. I know that they understand but then also they make their habit to do so.
Giving alms to poor is considered as big deed in Islam. So, one should try giving as much as he can. I just wanted to share my experiences with you all. Despite of the above incident, I continue to give alms and coins to the beggars.
After that incident, I returned to my room with all those eatables and ended my fast. After some time my hunger as well as anger cooled down and I went for the evening prayer.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Relations Forever.......

Relation basically comes from the word-relate, which means a connection. Thus there can be a relation between a living thing & a non living thing, between two non living things and between two living things.
Here I want to discuss the third one, i.e. a relation between two living things, specifically humans. The relation between two humans or persons comes into existence when they interact with each other. Again this interaction may be of different types.
The building or developing of such relations is based on the characters, the habit, liking or disliking of the two persons. There may be many points on which the two differ and there may be many points where the two agree. Despite of these things the relation between them continues to develop.
Many people think that after a span of time the relation between them becomes more and more strong. Well, it’s true that the bonding gets stronger but simultaneously it gets brittle also. That is, at any point of time it may rupture due to smallest of the misunderstanding between the two or misbehavior of any one. The reason behind this is that, when the relations become deep, the expectations become high. And when the other person doesn’t meet that expectation, the relations tend to break.
The simplest way to maintain a relation is that, one should maintain his constant behavior towards the other person, from the time the relation between them started to build. It is necessary because the behaviors of the two, towards other, formed the base of their new relation. Thus one should not compel anyone much or take his/ her undue advantages. He or she should also see his/ her constraints with time.
According to me, a relation is like a thread. The opposite parts of the thread are held by the two persons forming the relation ships. If either of the people gives a tension in this thread, it breaks. Once it breaks, it can be only joined by putting a knot between the two broken parts. And this knot always exists throughout the life of the two fellows.
But in the above case one should also see, that in order to avoid the breaking of the thread due to tension, it should not get slack. Thus to maintain a good relation, one should be very careful in every aspect, because, may times people don’t agree to either tie a knot between the broken parts, which leads to a broken relation forever.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Blood Stains ask for a solution..........

It was a rowdy atmosphere and the market was full of crowd. I just completed my shopping and headed towards the lonely street which eventually led to my house. It was just 2 minutes that I left the market and my ears were puffed up with a loud noise, hitting my eardrum so hard that for seconds, I lost my consciousness. Behind that sound, came a huge dust mixed with heat and smoke, which carried me away for some time and then ruthlessly threw me on the uneven ground. The dust covered my bare white part of the eyes and my nose was bleeding profusely. The dust traveled in my mouth and its fine granules were rolling on my tongue, so as to explain their bitter taste to me.
I somehow managed to put together myself on my legs and was terrified to look at the scene. The market which I left some time before had converted into a big disaster. It was difficult to differentiate between water melons and the heads of people. The blood was flowing like water flowing in a river. Some, people were dead and some were waiting to die. I headed some steps back and the blood in my veins stopped to flow, when I saw that river of blood flowing towards me. I covered my brazen face with my hands and started crying for help.
From all that happened, it was clear to me that it was a terrorist attack. I stood still there, helplessly seeing the medical aid which came for the rescue. Several questions were arising and hitting in my mind. The impact of those questions was much more than the blast which happened sometime before.
The main motive of that attack may be some what else, but before the general public it gets a name-destruction. This destruction is a blend of human destruction as well as property destruction. These terrorists play a game of seesaw with innocent people. The unfortunate thing associated with this game is that on both sides of the seesaw the death rules.
Apart from all those questions, one question always lay hidden in my mind. It asks me why these attacks and blast are associated with Islam and no other religion. Is it the religion which is responsible for all that or there’s something else.
Islam somehow, gets into picture because there’s a well defined rule that during the rain the water gets collected on the road at the place where there’s a ditch. It will never collect on the slant and smooth part of the road. Therefore, the people think that Islam is like a ditch, in which during rains this water gets collected. This is the point, where people misunderstand Islam. Well, Islam is not a ditch but a road or a path which leads a man to success without harming anyone. But there are some people who try to make ditches in this sacred path and say that they follow the path. And absolutely, for those people, who travel like this doesn’t know that God has made a seat reserved for them in the fire train of hell, which is burning from infinity and will burn till infinity.
I got my answer and the dead body parts were taken away by the vans. Still, the blood stains remained on the ground. They were asking me the solutions to avoid all this misfortune. It was bothering me very much, so I assured them to give the solution, and walked away from the site.