29 August 2006

Forgive your enemies but remember their names.

That guy was a South African! Ok, maybe not a true ‘South African’ but the dog was born and brought up right here. He is from a land, that just recently experienced suffering and oppression but he goes somewhere else to serve as an instrument of pain and suffering! Sorry, seem to be rambling- the guy I speak about is partly the cause of the evil Israeli forces killing innocent Lebanese & Palestinian men, women and children. He was one of the captured soldiers…

But its not just bastards like that who go and become Israeli soldiers- those who go and serve in the Israeli army, oppressing and killing innocent people, and then expect to come back here to lead a ‘good life’ and enjoy the benefits of freedom and struggle that is somewhat accessible here! There are laws against that. There are laws against citizens of this country becoming mercenaries somewhere else. We need to do something about them! We need to find out who they are, expose them and make sure they are prosecuted to the maximum degree

MSA in Cape Town hosted a seminar entitled, Reviving the Islamic Spirit. Host of yesteryear superstar presenters like Jamal Badawi and Mahmood Rashdan who really educated, informed and impressed. Others were also good but I guess the organisers desire to be inclusive found many deadbeats droning on for ages as well! Nonetheless, an amazing, informative and fun trip to Cape Town with my coastal crew… The mountain proved more of a challenge than usual- effect of all those takeouts!- but the overwhelming beauty of the city, its people and its sights never seize to amaze…

Had the good fortune of getting upgraded to business class on my flight there! Alas, good fortune, as is Gods plan, eventually runs out and sometimes with a bang- in a matter of mere minutes I was unfortunate enough to have my uninsured car stolen! Yes, it sucks big time. A major loss, the magnitude of which will take many a laborious months to recuperate. But what can you do? Just forget about it and move on. Life has its ups and downs and you learn invaluable lessons along the way. If you ever happen to see a green golf with LSD gp registration- call the cops!

8 comments:

queen_Lestat said...

Rough hewn stone, in all likelihood, that was carved outta one solid piece of stone. Beautiful. 12th Century...Europe was eating meat once a yr in the autumn and bathing in Mid May and wearing furs that weren't tanned properly.(it rotted on you basically).And they still have a nerve to call Africa the "Dark Continent"?

Nice one Bilal

Ruby :) said...

stunning picture.. the arches are perfect with the lighting in all the appropriate places...

Saaleha said...

The pic is stunning. You lucky guy, to have seen it. No more pictures please. i just turn green.

Bilal said...

@queen: the picture does not do justice to the true beauty of the place! & if i remember correctly, it was built from coral stone~ stone taken from the ocean...

@ruby: tanx! while i am a talented amatuer photographer, i struggled to capture the beauty of the structure perfectly:)

@saaleha: tanx! this is just one of many that i have:) & congrats on the wonderful writings...

saaleha said...

aw what'll i say that hasnt been said already?

strangely evocative picture.
how are you getting around sans car?

- the other saaleha.

Bilal said...

@ the other saaleha:
really miss my wheels:( But in Dbn this week so only really need to worry about it next week!

Muhammad said...

Wow. Slms Bro... i wanna walk through the arches of ancient mosques in East Africa!

oh, and you're right... the car thing really sucks... but EVERYTHING happens for a reason, Allah tests the best of us.
Maybe something greater awaits you.
Wasalaam :)

Muhammad.

Bilal said...

@muhammad:

Slmz Bro. Thanks for those kind words.. Cant wait for the greater thing to show up:)
Next trip this Dec- apply for a visa now:-P