Friday, 14 September 2012

I think I might be a whale.

My problem is that I'm like a whale, surfacing every 35 minutes or so, when I absolutely need to inhale ( or vent out my fury, or share an excrutiatingly exciting idea). If I were a manatee, hypothetically speaking, I would surface every minute for a breath of fresh air.

I dont. I wait until I desperately need to share a thought. Then I blog. I'm a whale

Anyway, today I need to vent out my frustration and fury. An American man produced a film that attacked Islam. I'm not terribly angry about that. The whole Islamic world is going mental, killing each other, burning down cities - losing all control of themselves! That's what I'm angry about.

Here are the reasons why:

1. If the muslims had not reacted the way they have - the film would have come and gone. Some people in America might have watched it - maybe. But I doubt the film would have any international audiences. Thanks to the muslims around the world this film will now be watched by milllions all over the world - with compliments of the 'Muslim Ummah'.

2. Islam does not need protection from us humans! Allah has said that he will protect his religion. Do you really think he needs our help!!! Really? If you read the tafseer of Surah al Feel, and the history of the Year of the Elephant' you will discover that Allah has in the past protected what is his and his true believers have always known that.

The story goes that the King of Yemen was camped outside Mecca, seeking to destroy the Kabah as revenge for some Arabs having disrespected his church. He sent his army into Mecca and captured a numbers of camels belonging to the Meccans.  He then warned the Meccans that he would enter Mecca the following day to destroy the Kabah.

Abdul Muttalib then went with some of his sons to see Abraha. Abraha welcomed him with respect. He expected Abdul Muttalib to ask him not to destroy the Holy Ka'ba but instead Abdul Muttalib asked for the return of his camels. Abraha was surprised that Abdul Muttalib was talking about camels when the Holy Ka'ba itself was going to be destroyed.

And so Abdul Mutallib said the following: I am the owner of the camels. The House too has a Master who looks after it."

The point I am trying to make is who are we to say that we are out to protect Islam?! Allah is protecting is. Out job is to protect our souls, become better people, better muslims, better mothers, better fathers, better students, better teachers, better human beings.

The Imams and the prophets were appointed with greater responsibilities than us. We cannot just decide one day that we are here to defend Islam and should therefore act (without thinking).

I just think that if all people focused on their own soul and being better muslims and human beings we would be doing justice to our religion.

Everyone is welcome to have their own opinions. The above was mine.

And this is the end of my rant.

love love


Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Chinese puzzle

As a blogger, I have in the past, on many occasions, clarified 2 things
Thing 1 - I have nothing against chinese people, and would not consider myself racist.
Thing 2 - On the contrary I have a particular interest in their evolution.

Therefore, I make this blog entry. Its nothing more than the wonderings of the mind that -
Sees. Stops. Sees again. Furrows the brow. Hmms to herself. And walks on.
Then I log on to google/wikipedia - the answer to all things that make the brow furrow. This particular furrow was brought on by something I've noticed, at work, at uni, on the streets. Infact, I'd be surprised if you haven't noticed it too!

Anyone notice how chinese people suddenly seem taller?? Than they ever did before?

See, i've been wondering about this for sometime now. I'm convinced that their average height has increased. SO, in order to confirm my belief I googled the following:

"How are chinese people getting taller" and voila, I discovered I was not the only one thyat noticed!

As much as I'd like to believe that there is a multitude of Chinese scientists in space using satellites to spy on the Netherlands to see what their secret is behind being the nation with the tallest people in the world, the truth must be told.

In the last 20 years the average height of chinese youth has increased by 6.5cm. The world's average increase is 1cm.

So how does one explain this dramatic increase?

China's one child policy was introduced in 1979 as a solution to social, economic and environmental problems in China. Yes, it did decrease the population but made each person taller.

Fewer people meant that there was more money to feel the fewer children. Better nutrition resulted in people being healthier, and therefore taller.

Now the Chinese are worrying about a problem they had never ever had before. I wonder what their solution will be for this one. To see the problem click here.

While we are on the topic of the Chinese, heres the top list of questions the world has asked Google about mystery that are the chinese:

1. Why are Chinese people so smart?
2. Why are Chiense peoples eyes like that?
3. Why are Chinese takeaways closed on Tuesday?
4. Why are Chinese people skinny?
5. Why are Chinese people so good at table Tennis?
6. Why are Chinese people so good at Math?

The best one was:

Where do chinese people come from?

Lol. Where indeed. There's so many of them, yet people have so many questions about them!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Lost and found

I've refound my blog.
After a whole year.
I feel like I've re-found a friend.

It made me smile.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Of Donkeys and Men...and Qwerty

Some times life leaves us stumped. But in the end a thinking mind always unstumps herself - with some help from wikipedia and some pondering you can always get the answer!

If you have spent all you life wondering: "what ever in the world did happen to that island near the Carribean coast, which was made up enitrely of thousands of floating plastic bottles?", click here.

If however, you worry yourself sick over why the querty keyboard was arranged as a qwerty key board, then let me tell you, that there was a time, long long ago, when they keyboard was alphabetically arranged. It went from A to Z.

Then along came a Mr Sholes, in the 1800s. While we are on the topic of the 1800s may I just add what a cruel century that was? If it weren't for a thousand dead donkeys and suicidal dead people to vouch for that,we, my friends, would have still been ignorant. You see, in the 1800s, one dug a plot of land, buried a donkey, covered it up, and grew grape vines on that plot.

Land with grape vines, with out a dead donkey underneath? Unheard of! Now,why that was done I cannot tell you - you may have forgotten, but this blog is all about the man who made the modern day keyboard.

While we are on the topic of men, I might as well tell you that back in the 1800s, if you committed suicide but were unsuccessful, you were punished by death penalty. I say people should have the freedom to choose between death, death. I think.

Anyway...the qwerty keyboard, this poor chap was a type-writer maker and his type writer kept jamming up because the type bars became tangled. If, unlike me, you are a post-type-writer age person, see what it looks like here. If you've never seen a dead donkey before, click here

See, "the first typewriter had its letters on the end of rods called "typebars." The typebars hung in a circle. The roller which held the paper sat over this circle, and when a key was pressed, a typebar would swing up like this to hit the paper from underneath. If two typebars were near each other in the circle, they would tend to clash into each other when typed in succession."

So, Sholes figured he had to take the most common letter pairs such as "TH" and make sure their typebars hung at safe distances. Simple. He did this massive study and decided that the qwerty keyboard had all the keys at the perfect distance - for the type writer of course.

Now, why was this keyboard format adopted for computers? Man, is a creature of habit...we don't mind the qwerty any more, infact if it were changed to alphabetical-I'd be the first to complain.

Finally, while we are on the topic of firsts - here's an impressive fact about the word type-writer. All of it can be typed solely from the first row of the keyboard! That's Mr Sholes little joke.


Monday, 4 January 2010


I can shout out that I believe. I can whisper to myself that I believe, a thousand times, till the sounds fill my mind and soul. I could try to convince you to believe in what I believe. I could write a thesis on my beliefs.

To what benefit?

None of these can mean anything until I believe in my belief. No amount of thinking, speaking or writing about my belief can make me a better believer.

People who are cured of diseases by eating placebos just get cured. They just believe. How can their subconscious belief manifest itself so easily, when my conscious desicion to believe is fruitless?

How do I train myself to believe?

I believe that anything I want can be acheived by belief. I really do. But do I really belive it? If I did, I would have got everything I wanted. So then what is the point of having the belief...