Saturday, May 31, 2003

Random Things

Someone found my blog through an MSN search for "weird, funny, and exciting stuff." LOL! Whoever you are, I hope you found what you were looking for, yo.

I love making people think I'm weird. Yes, it is indeed an art. :-D

Remember Salam Pax, the blogger in Baghdad? Well, a reporter from the Guardian has managed to track him down and score a long interview. You can read it here.

In other news, remember those three research papers I kept whining about? Well, I should have just shut up and got over it, because now I have six (count 'em, SIX!) papers due at various intervals over the next two weeks. Not to mention a midterm exam this Wednesday and final exams starting the week after next. Blahhhh. And why the heck is it called a "midterm exam" anywayz, when it's being given not during the middle of the quarter but actually at the end?? Funkiness.

Ya Allah, grant me patience and discipline, and the wisdom to realize when I have things good already.

Oh yeah, and Usman bro, sorry for the nagging. Jazak'Allah for the du'as though, everyone. :):) And DeGrouchyOwl: I've never heard that hadith you posted in my tagboard, about the beautiful man from Rasul'Allah's (SAW) time, but I hope someone else can insha'Allah clear it up. Kinda reminds me of the story of Prophet Yusuf (AS). :) And yes, my tagboard definitely deserves an award for "random weirdness"...but be nice, peoples, and leave Kabir Ali alone. And no more talk about Salman Khan and "Hindi wannabe American gangsters." hahaha. Boys are a no-no, says the Yaz. Remember?

Ok, fine, you know what...I give up. Talk about whatever you want. Cuz I'm going to be majorly busy over the next couple weeks, and I might not be able to visit or comment on any blogs on a regular basis, including my own. Then again, lotsa emphasis on the might, because when it comes to me and the internet, you never know. Discipline is not something I've really gotten the hang of yet. :-p

Meanwhile, since my posts have started becoming pretty random and senseless lately, and since I might not be posting much over the next week or so, here's something awesome for y'all to mull over...Qur'anic ayaat that not only emphasize Allah's lordship and power, but also equally underscore His infinite mercy. Subhan'Allah:

And who other than Him created the heavens and the earth and sent down for you water from the sky, whereby We cause to grow lush orchards - for it is not up to you to cause their trees to grow! Is there, then, a god beside God? Yet these are the people who ascribe partners to Him!

And who other than Him made the earth in a firm abode [for you], and set rivers traversing through it, and put firm mountains therein and sealed off one sea from the other? Is there, then, a god beside God? Indeed, most of them do not know!

And who other than Him responds to the distressed one when he calls Him and He relieves him of the distress and Who has made you [mankind] His viceregents on earth? Is there, then, a god beside God? - little do you reflect!

And who other than Him guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea? And who sends forth winds heralding His mercy [rain]? Is there, then, a god beside God? For exalted be He above what they associate with Him!

And who other than Him brings forth His creation and then re-creates it? And who gives you sustenance from the heaven from the heaven and the earth? Is there, then, a god beside God? Say, [O Muhammad!]: Bring your proof if you are right [in associating others with God].

al-Qur'an, 27:60-64