Monday, 7 November 2011

The football team that can never win

A football team manager, having just lost his umpteenth match slumped down on the field to ponder his teams track record – straight losses, zero wins, zero draws. What was it that the team lacked? The training was perfect, the strategy was flawless, and the facilities were all that money can buy. A child, seeing the mans distress came up to him and the manager, having no other outlet to voice his grievances, complained to the young boy. It so happened that the boy had been following the games progress, and after the manager was tired with complaining, the boy shared his opinion:

“Sir, you have everything save for one, and because of this one thing, you can never win no matter how good of everything else you have”

“And what would that be?” the manager asked.

“A team”, the boy answered simply. “How can you win a team-play game when you play alone against whole teams?”

The managers football ‘team’ consisted of him alone.

  1. In a team-play game, you can never win if you play alone when the other side sends a whole team.  Has football ever been played one man VS a whole team? 
  2. The enemies of Islam work in teams against us. We will NEVER achieve anything if we work alone.
  3. To those who insist on ‘fighting for Islam’ on a solo basis, and question the authencity of and the need for Jamaa’ah (groups): play a football match solo against a team.
  4. Islam can only be upheld in a Jamaa’ah (group). Certainly there are limited things we can achieve alone, but the real battle can only be fought in a united front.
  5. There are many Islamic Jamaa’ah striving for Islam (causing confusion to some). The truth is: Each of us is a part of the Islamic Empire, different parts of a single body. There is no division. Working together as one for a single purpose – to conquer the world into the Mercy of Islamic Rule. 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Medical student art student

An arts student sat under a tree overlooking a beautiful scenery, happily sketching on his drawing board and appreciating the perfection of Allah’s creation.

A medical student, walking back to the hostel after a hard day of practical lessons at the hospital saw the art student and went up to him.

“What kind of work do you think you will be able to get with your degree?” he asked with derision.

“Work?”, the art student looked up calmly from his drawing pad. “Why should I be worrying about work?”

The medical student was surprised by the art students answer. “Why…that’s the purpose of going to university – to get a job when you graduate”

“Why would I want a job?”

“So that you can make money obviously”

“What do I need that money for?”

The medical student was starting to feel irritated.

“To make yourself happy of course, allow you to sit around comfortably, do what you want at your own leisure and not have to worry about anything”

“Isn’t that what I’m doing right now?” the art student said. “What about you?”

  1. I am not saying that becoming a doctor is a bad thing. It is a noble profession undoubtedly.
  2. I AM saying that choosing a course based on the job prospect, glamour and guarantee of a scholarship is a foolish thing. Our lives have more meaning than those things.
  3. Our fortune is Determined by Allah, not by our jobs. So don’t fret so much about making a living. Only an insignificant, electron-microscopically tiny proportion of people become doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects etc – the so called ‘guaranteed work’ occupations. But you don’t see people dying from starvation left and right do you?
  4. Do what you love, not what you must. It’s your life, your happiness. Don’t let some half-assed education system determine your life. And certainly don’t let society’s misperceptions force your choices. You are the one who is going to live your life, YOU determine what you want.
  5. Your happiness is in your own hands. Don’t screw it.
  6. For those who are taking medicine, and plan to take medicine: ask yourself honestly, why is it that you chose this field?
  7. Job, money, glamour – these things cannot buy happiness. And you don’t NEED them to be happy.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The hare and the eagle

A hare, seeing a bald eagle soaring in the air bemoaned his fate that he could not fly.

“But why would you want to fly when you can already run so fast on the ground?” said his friend the tortoise. “Why not try to be thankful for what you are Given?”

“Bah what do you know when all you can do is hide in your little shell!” said the rabbit, and he continued to lament his fate.

The bald eagle heard the hares lamenting and offered to teach her to fly.

“Come my friend, I will teach you to fly. If you would come into my clutches, I will show you the wonders of soaring in the heavens” offered the bald eagle.

Despite the tortoises advise, the hare accepted the bald eagles offer.

Off the bald eagle took the hare into the air. It was a feeling such as the hare had never felt. “Exhilarating!” the hare exclaimed in elation.

So lost was the hare with euphoria that he did not feel the bald eagles talons digging into his neck until the life was snuffed out of him.

1. Be thankful for what Allah has given you. Do not look at what you do not have, but look at what you do have. 
2. Do not give your trust to the enemies of Allah. Their words will seem fair to you, but they wish for naught but our destruction. 
3. It has been proven over again in history, that should we place ourselves in the mercy of the enemies of Islam, then they will lead us to ruin. 
4. It was desire that led our predecessors to give their necks (and the necks of the ummah) to the enemies sword. Do not give in to desire for this transient world, because it can end at any moment. 
5. NEVER trust an enemy of Allah (and thus our enemy) over the believers. You will be the first to be ruined, and you will NEVER gain anything from it but utter ruin.