Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cry For Help

There is an old African proverb that goes something like "When you walk out of your house this morning, there is no guarantee you will return tonight."

"Why can't we ever break down and cry?"

There are things that happen, accidents and incidents. "Life happens," they say. We try to live our lives the best we can, but often overlook the fact that every single one of our neighbors, and every person we encounter throughout the day, no matter how old or young they are, how they dress, act or look--- every person has his or her own angels holding them up and / or demons chipping away at sanity. Early Islam often referred to these entities as "jinns" and that is said to be where the origin of the notion of "genies" ...

If you are down and troubled, find someone to talk to. Look around - find some real "analog" folks! For every loser trolling the web for less than honorable purposes, there are a hundred wonderful people who would love to be, maybe even need to be, your friend. Just take your time and be careful. (Like human beings, a Jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent.- More on Jinns after the jump!)

"Wish I could rewind time I would change SO much" ~ Grace Maney

Via WikiPedia ::: In Islamic theology jinn are said to be creatures with free will, made from smokeless fire by Allah as humans were made of clay, among other things. According to the Qur'an, jinn have free will, and ʾIblīs abused this freedom in front of Allah by refusing to bow to Adam when Allah ordered angels and jinn to do so. For disobeying Allah, he was expelled from Paradise and called "Šayṭān" (Satan). Jinn are frequently mentioned in the Qur'an: Surah 72 (named Sūrat al-Jinn) is named after the jinn, and has a passage about them. Another surah (Sūrat al-Nās) mentions jinn in the last verse. The Qur'an also mentions that Muhammad was sent as a prophet to both "humanity and the jinn," and that prophets and messengers were sent to both communities.

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  1. The video keeps buffering - so I moused over and clicked on the "watch on you tube" on the bottom right of the blck box. What a great song!

  2. Thanks for checking in! I had the same problem, so I removed the box and replaced it with a text link to youtube - click on "Why can't we ever break down and cry?"


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