2 A.M. and M and I are still awake. Blame it on our sleep-awake clock going haywire post nights. We were so sleepy during the day and now wide, wide awake!
Surfing through wordpress blogs (isn’t wordpress just amazing, connecting you with other wordpress blogs out there) and came across this website that posted the article:
Now I’m not the most insightful, knowledgeable person in politics, history or geography… I know vaguely about Egypt and the whole protest etc. From the little reading I gathered, it seems that the people all around feel inequality in all sorts of ways and generally not being treated right.
I feel a bit sad actually.
I once talked to this Algerian man when I was in British library (bored, no money after finals, therefore headed to places where I dont need money to have a good time). I was sitting alone in the cafeteria, reading my book, and he sat on the opposite chair – it was crowded, so I let him sit there. We got talking and somehow we talked about muslims around the world and how sad it was that Muslims all over are disuniting (is there such a word?) and having their own cliques and sects. He said – there are billions of muslims all over the world, can you imagine if we all unite?
It feels nice when you see another muslim and they give salaam in the streets, or little acts of kindness for ‘fellow sister’. Imagine that all the time, all over the world. Instead of – why is he praying so weird? Or he’s a shiite, must avoid! (I only felt this shiite vs sunni tension in uni)
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves. – Prophet Muhammad’s last sermon.
I could not have said it better myself. And this goes for muslims, non muslims, yellow skin, white skin, brown skin, any skin, any religion!
Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.