MELAYU itu maknanya bijaksana,
Jika menipu pun bersopan,
Kurang ajarnya tetap santun,
Dajalnya cukup selamba,
Budi bahasa jangan di kira,
Beraninya cukup benar,
Tunduk bila bersalah,
Lembutnya cukup jantan.
Setia sampai ke kubur,
Biar mati adat jangan mati sahabat.
Berkelahilah cara MELAYU,
Menikam dengan pantun,
Menyanggah dalam senyum,
Marahnya dalam tertawa,
Merendah bukan menyembah,
Meninggi bukan melonjak.
– petikan bait-bait sajak Melayu, Usman Awang (via hubbunastuff)
– Usman Awang (via besibisu)
Sometimes I’m not sure
If you’re afraid I’m an ass,
or worried I’m not.
'Don't beg for sympathy from a cruel world, rise and resist'
Soa’afat, Jerusalem. شعفاط، القدسCredit: unknown.
Newspaper headlines over the past month, chronicling Israel’s blood-soaked deception.
Recap: Hamas didn’t kidnap the 3 Israelis. Hamas abided by an 18-month ceasefire. Israel broke the ceasefire repeatedly, bombed Gaza, pummeled the West Bank, and murdered more than 1000 Palestinians.
Israeli army spokesman:
"HAMAS WAS HIDING IN ALL THESE PLACES SO WE HAD TO BOMB THEM TO DEFEND OURSELVES":
They hid at the El-Wafa hospital.
They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital.
They hid at the beach, where children played football.
They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad.
They hid among the residential quarters of Shujaya.
They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.
They hid in Rafah and Khan Younis.
They hid in the home of the Qassan family.
They hid in the home of the poet, Othman Hussein.
They hid in the village of Khuzaa.
They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.
They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities.
They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup.
They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured.
They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble.
They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing.
They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa.
They hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag.
They hid themselves in the “incomparable chaos of bodies” arriving at Gaza hospitals.
They hid themselves in an elderly woman, lying in a pool of blood on a stone floor.
They hid themselves in a UN school where civilians were sheltering from our shells and bombs.
They also hid themselves In designated ‘safe’ spots, we waited and then we bombed the safe spots and still after all this hiding they’ve been managing to KILL our soldiers!!!
What are we to do, even the worlds getting harder to convince now……?"
– Dr Norman Finkelstein (via momo33me)
What is Eid & its significance?
Eid is a term for going back and return. It is given this name to mark returning from grief to happiness.
A day has been marked as Eid to signify that on this day man arrives at Allah’s promise.
Along similar lines Prophet Muhammad has said,
“Upon the dawn of Eid al-Fitr Allah descends his angels to all grounds. They descend upon the earth and stand at the gateways of the streets and paths, and with a voice that all creatures except man and Jinn can hear & say:
‘O nation of Muhammad! Go towards your Merciful Lord in order to perform Salaat (prayer), as your Merciful Lord will forgive huge sins and bestow great blessings.’
And as people gather in the place where the Eid Prayer will be performed, Allah tells his angels,
‘My Angels! How shall one pay his worker who has done work?’
They reply, ‘O Lord, it must be paid in full.’
Allah says: ‘I have you as witnesses that I will reward my servant’s fasting and praying in the Month of Ramadan with My satisfaction and forgiveness upon them.”
And Allah addresses His servants: ‘My servants! Request from Me anything you wish, for I swear by My Greatness and Glory that in this gathering of yours, I will grant anything you want in this world and the Hereafter. And I swear by My Glory and Majesty that as long as you are careful, I will hide your secrets, protect you, and will not reveal you. Return to Me as you have been forgiven.
You have made Me content, and I am content with you.’
Eid Mubarak & forgive me for any transgression on my end. Please lets remember the oppressed in our duas!
TakabaAllah wa minkum.