Meeting of The Mind! By Majid Al Suleimany
Between Us Only!
Meeting of The Minds!
- Before thee We sent (Messengers) to many nations, and We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility – Sura 6.42 – The Holy Quraan
- When the suffering reached them from us, why then did they not learn humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened, and Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them– Sura 6.43 – The Holy Quraan
- So the people that committed wrong were eliminated. And praise to Allah , Lord of the worlds – Sura 6.45 – The Holy Quraan
- If you see someone near you having his head shaved;put water on your own head! – A Famous East African Saying.
- We can’t all do good, but at least do no harm! – Dr. Halsey
There is this Arab Lady News Reporter who is lamenting loudly for the whole world to hear why these problems in Syria still remaining fixed and unsolvable – and she laments loudly that each side of the equation are holding strong and steadfast to their positions – and nobody wants to budge an inch – even though they know well that they are bringing their own country to utter destruction and waste! She sadly adds – the fabric of the society has been torn apart!
She laments – There is simply no meeting of the minds! I guess ‘she feels and is touched to see all the wanton destruction around her – and the miseries and pains of crying children, women and the old ones! One part that really tore my heart was one of the young girls saying loud – while running for cover – ‘Why are those Jewish planes attacking us now? So sad, pathetic and tragic – really!
For a long time I have been ignoring my good new found friend and supporter whom I had nicknamed as Mr. Angry – those of my avowed friends would remember him? So last few last days I decided to drop on him at his house. Poor man – he is a very sick person – and though I am older than him – he could be confused to be my elder instead. But his mind is still sharp – thank God!
So he was saying to me – about The South African striking miners – that ‘there would be meeting of the minds there eventually – because these people really care and love their country – even if they come at each other from different directions. He sadly added – They are not like us people that never put our country and nation first – but are instead driven by selfish personal subjective interests before anything else. That is why we are all in this mess and disasters now – starting from Students Graffiti far minor – to destruction of a Great Nation!
He went on – True there was great injustice there with the same people who shot others at point blank – and then charging them of causing their own deaths. Came from the Apartheid Police State laws and hardly used after Independence for so many years – but when evil minds meet – they can concoct up anything ‘to show them as good, appropriate, right and legitimate’! However, at the last minute and belatedly – they pulled up from the brink – and the precipice!
People will use any means to justify their evil and devious intentions and plans – and there are no borders or red lines not to be crossed in doing so!
He continued – Yet still – despite everything, the South Africans can teach us all a lesson in life – when it becomes most necessary for minds to really meet to save a Nation. Some of us see that others are being destroyed – but we still do not even try to change – or try to mend our ways!
If it was us this situation would blow beyond expectations – as we see live on the TV screen news now!
He then told me why he liked a lot on my story of ‘putting water on your head when you see someone around you being having his head shaved dry!
Mr. Angry is quieter now – more calmer and collected – but he still speaks his mind – freely, openly and candidly!
May The Good Lord Direct us all to The Right Path Always – Amin Amen
By Majid Al Suleimany