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Month: July, 2011

Whispers of echoes

Rain drops slowly dissolves into a water mist

I feel it in the wind, dashing across my face,

aware once more

the thunder has awakened me

One storm is over, but fearful of how many more will I be able to survive..

Time goes by and constantly wondering at my faith

If only it was like the sunshine

Giving warmth to others and of itself burning fiercely

Instead it’s like the tides

Rising and falling again,

Yet ever so often touched over by the gentle touch of the angels, a push, a tug and beating wings

whispering echoes into my soul

which direction I should take

So, for now, I will be greatful. Greatful but forever yearning to burn as brightly,

And please God bless the caretakers of me, Glorified you are!

Cliques, status and relationships

wikipedia definition:

“A clique (pronounced /ˈkliːk/, also /ˈklɪk/ (U.S.)) is an inclusive group of people who share common interests, views, purposes, patterns of behavior, or ethnicity.[1] A clique as a reference group can be either normative or comparative. Membership in a clique is typically exclusive, and qualifications for membership may be social or essential to the nature of the clique. The word clique may be used pejoratively.”

Well, I have been recently wondering more about cliques and realized that some of these are quite disturbingly horrifying and the organizations themselves can kick you in the ……

The responses:

– take a strong stand despite pressures

– don’t do anything about the matter.

Responses vary according to the situations. Cliques sometimes exists because of shallow bondings. The purpose many times would be to dominate others for the achievement of their own selfish gains. Cliques don’t always have to be negative, but usually they are. There are a number of rules governing a clique.

In Islam, we are taught to have tawaakul. We are allowed to take a stand when needed but it must be pleasing to Allah and sometimes matters are too complicated to do anything. Hence, the importance of duas and seeking guidance.

If we stick to the common principles that is the underlying  goal “for the sake of Allah” then one  would be able to work fairly well with others for good purposes without becoming demeaning to others, without hurting them or abusing their rights….well anyway, that’s the way it *should* be.