30 May 2006
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The association for the advancement for black accountants celebrates the achievements of all recently qualified ‘black’ accountants at an annual bourgeois dinner. Interesting to note that, a significant number of the fresh CA’s are Muslim- what an unbelievable base of talent- talent that could be harnessed to achieve great things. Money makes the world go round and the world is currently in a tortuous cycle due to the iniquitous economic practices being perpetrated. What if someone could harness all this untapped potential and empower them with the tools to change the world? Where can one find such a person? How could this be done? Any volunteers?
It cannot be proved, inconclusively, that Jesus A.S did not get married. Neither can it be proved that he did. This I concluded following a discussion with The Beards- but that is really not important. What is important is how we use this opportunity; yes it’s a brilliant opportunity, to discuss with friends and colleagues what the Quran has to say. We don’t discuss whether he had a child or not- we discuss whatever the Quran says and only what the Quran says. The simplicity and brilliance of the story of Mary (Mariam) will be enough to convince an uneasy mind. A mind made uneasy by the movie which breaks down the basis for which many base their faith; which raises questions that probably crossed the minds of many! What I also really enjoyed from the movie was the themes that came out- control over faith is ultimately power; so those who can control a faith and yield colossal power will in some cases do so at any cost. And people, in general, the world over, need to be aware of this danger…
No matter how important a lecture is, the mind can just switch off once the speaker starts and more often than not, the constant drone of academic blabber keeps it floating pleasurably through dreamland! It may actually be a medical condition- sounds familiar to any medics out there? There must be a cure for this ‘sleepy lecture’ phenomenon. Just hope it’s discovered soon- board II is not something to be taken lightly…
Our good mate, FK, is one of the stars in Jump for Joy- a production currently playing at the UJ theatre. A good show for the whole family- nice, light entertainment. Seems like a bright future for some of the superb talent on show. And + one feels so cultured attending the theatre- the path to becoming a thespian is a fun one;p
Islamically, a marriage is performed when two, sane, responsible individuals, commit to each other in front of at least two witnesses- right? Then why such a hoo haa all the time. Even knowledgeable, virtuous individuals are forced to engage in such engagements, in the sole interest of not causing undue dissension in society. People can sometimes be so dumb- the stories you hear are sometimes shocking! Sad to say, the end of stupidity in the Indian communities still seems to be light years away…
On a happier note- Black Eyed Peas, up close and personal, in the skin, in your face; they so ROCK:)
"Where Is The Love?"
What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the K.K.K
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all
People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
And would you turn the other cheek?