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Friday, December 09, 2005
A Msg From God?
I haven't been to Friday prayer for a while now so today I took the initiative and went especially since my dad is not in town so I went instead of him! When the Imam started talking I felt like the whole sermon/speech was pointed at me directly! I felt like writing my previous post and the sermon/speech were related in some wired spiritual aspect!

The topic of the day was patience! The Imam kept of going on about how things happen cause God wants it to happen and that the best thing to do it have patience and wait till something happens! He mentioned that things happen in specific times and that being patient and waiting for those things to occur is a virtue! He used the example of marriage and how patience is required to instill harmony within the relationship!

I don't want to sound too religious but as much as I believe that things happen cause it's already written for us by God but I just don't understand the whole "wait for things to take their course!" Shouldn't a person work and try to achieve the things that he/she wants? Wouldn't something pass you by if you don't try to obtain it?

Should I take this msg into consideration or should I keep looking and at the same time hope something comes my way?

Posted by The Stallion @ 12:47 PM  
  • At December 09, 2005 4:00 PM, Blogger Caffeinated said…

    Sermons are general. We may take them as good advice overall, or as personal advice. It is interpreted by you in whatever situational place / mental space you find yourself at, at that moment.

    I am an impatient person. But I do not think it is all bad. We cannot wait for things to happen. We must go out there and get what we want.

    Look at it this way: If we go out there and try to achieve our goals (whatever they may be), then that search in itself is what "God wants to happen", as "God knows all". It might be "our fate" to widen the possibilities. If that search is inherent in our character and "written in our fate", who are we to turn it away?

    What patience refers to is WHEN we receive / achieve those goals in our journey. Patience does not mean sitting back and waiting for life to come to you. We are placed here as those of different groups "to get to know one another". That requires a bit of active engagement.

    To use your example of marriage (or the Imam's example, rather), we may say that it is one thing to sit back and wait for a marriage to come to you. It is, however, important to search for what you want yourself in that you ALLOW more possibilities of marriage and more choices. You have widened your choices, as well as allowing, as the Imam mentioned, "fate to take it's course."

    Therefore, it is a negotiation.

  • At December 09, 2005 4:24 PM, Blogger Tata Botata said…

    "... especially since my dad is not in town so I went instead of him! "


    BTW dude, you're still linking to my old blog. :p

  • At December 09, 2005 5:24 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Caff: I see what you're saying but you kinda went astray on the whole marriage example thing! The Imam was taking about 2 people who are already married not someone waiting to get married! He talked about how when conflict arises within a marriage that the couple should give it time and let the issue take it's course! You should have seen it since the Imam would NOT be talking about pre-merital relationships!

    Tata: Yeah I do things instead of my dad when he's not here! I.E when my dad is not in town I go to the weddings that he's invited to and when he isn't here I go to the graveyard on Friday's like he does!

    As for the links, I've been too lazy to update them! Your link is old and so is Unknown Entity's, and Wild Mare's!

  • At December 09, 2005 6:01 PM, Blogger Judy Abbott said…

    ok so you have hope you believe..but you have to work .

    maybe the imam forgot to say the you have to work part but im sure he wanted to say it or explained it in a way..because you have to work with your faith and hope :)

  • At December 09, 2005 6:01 PM, Blogger Caffeinated said…

    Lool.. I did understand What the Imam was saying, but the subject of "marriage" came into my head and I wanted to credit the Imam for doing that - for putting the subject in my head.

  • At December 09, 2005 6:10 PM, Blogger Caffeinated said…

    I did the same in your post "For the Love of God, save us Single People". You had brought the idea of love in my head, and I wanted (as always) to try to give credit where it was due, even if it is in an indirect manner. Training from school.. its a die-hard habit.

  • At December 09, 2005 6:23 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    "Judy Abbott: I'll take that into consideration and I'll put it into effect!

    Caff: Yes you have done it again! You have managed to confuse me! :oP

  • At December 09, 2005 6:51 PM, Blogger Ms. Milk said…

    Of course u have to work and look for stuff u want..u cant just stay put and say whatever happens happens coz Allah katba. Sure Allah kateblina the big things in life, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't go after our dreams and ambitions. Hope u find someone by New Years! ;)

  • At December 09, 2005 10:43 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Ms. Milk: That's my exact notion that I want to put forth! Seems like anyone with a beard can put out a Fatwa regarding anything he wants!
    I too hope to find someone by New Years! Thanks for the great comment!

  • At December 10, 2005 9:44 AM, Blogger Kthekuwaiti said…

    1. Do nothing and nothing will happen.
    2. Caff has also confused me..

    I wish there was like a trial marriage, like a 24 hour test drive. you try out the whole marriage thing for a couple months, if it works out its cool .. if not, thanks, goodbye, have a nice life.

  • At December 10, 2005 11:38 AM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    K: You mean zawaj mut3a? I frown upon those who marry for that reason, mut3a! There are those you you could learn from though! ;o)

  • At December 10, 2005 12:24 PM, Blogger Kthekuwaiti said…

    Not mut3a ... I personally think the whole mut3a thing is for people to do stuff they want to do and pretend they are not breaking any rules. Like sleeping from 7am to 4pm during ramadan and considering it fasting.

    I want something where you have some sort of time-machine device. You try out the marriage, doesnt work out .. you go back 6 months and start again. The luggage that comes with an early divorce is something I can do without.

  • At December 10, 2005 12:46 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    K: OK, I get it now! Why didn't you just say "time machine" and that would have cleared everything up! :oP

  • At December 10, 2005 9:45 PM, Anonymous Black Widow said…

    Hey, about the 'message from God' I believe that. It happens to me and I love it when it happens, it just makes me feel more confident about what is going on... BTW I'm guessing you know who I am?

  • At December 10, 2005 10:10 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Black Widow: I have to agree with you about when the thing you want comes to you the feeling is good but it's also good if you work for it! As for who you are, well I definitly know you! ;o)

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