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I never bought into the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness scheme (replaced by property). Or well, I did but it always felt fake. It goes back to the
Live each moment like its your last….
Can you imagine how terrible it would be to live like that?? Every second contemplating the inevitable. And not only that. Can you imagine how much pressure is put on each moment to make it live up to being your last. The total amount of pressure would suck out any possible enjoyment one could get by visiting with family or friends because you’ll be so caught up in expectations that anything would fall short. I mean what else would you expect if every time you went out that was our last time driving, last time working, last time with a loved one- your mother, your child, your best friend, your significant other….
Some moments suck. Some are amazing. But if every second was amazing than nothing would ever stand out. What I’m trying to say is we need the bad times so that we can see what the good times really are.
And happiness….there’s some western idea that masks itself as being “spiritual” that our ultimate goal should be a happy life. I think it’s terrible. I’ll have to find an article Frank Warren once posted that is inspiring what I write now. Basically a holocaust survivor talks about how a life of meaning vs a life of happiness is worth living. Happiness is relative and fleeting. It’s great to be happy but we have to acknowledge that we won’t always be. And then what is our life devoted to then?
A life of meaning…whether you’re religious or not, how could you live any other way? When everything has left you and you have absolutely nothing, you will still have meaning- a reason to keep going. And that can never be taken away from you. This is what I wish for myself and for everyone on the Earth.
Find your meaning & live by it. I have a rough idea of my own.
Following the 2013 Hajj (حج) on Instagram
Every year, more than three million Muslims make a pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca. This pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, known as the Hajj (حج), takes place between the 8th and 12th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah (ذو الحجة), falling this year between October 14-18. The Hajj is a mandatory lifetime event for all able-bodied Muslims who are able to afford the journey, and it constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The Hajj itself consists of many rites, the most iconic of which is known as Tawaf (طواف). For Tawaf, pilgrims enter al-Masjid al-Haram Mosque, at the center of which stands the sacred Kaaba: a cubic structure believed to be the first site of worship in the Islam faith. Pilgrims circle the Kaaba seven times counterclockwise in harmony, praying as they go.
One day inshallah…
My name is Samar and right now it’s very late. I just decided to open up a tumblr on a whim even though I’m very averse to social media.
Well, I know there’s a huge muslim following somewhere in here that I’m bound to find and I think I just want to be part of it. Also I think there’s something great about having a personal blog and the freedom that comes with it (as opposed to facebook)
So here’s a photo that I have on my desktop that I really love. I added the text and it may seem cheesy but it’s always a good reminder to have the future in the forefront.
Anyways I’ll explore more tomorrow and try to figure out what’s exactly here.
Salaam & lots of love,