A Note from “Corporate Slavery” by M B A Khan.
When I was living in the UK I used to see people whine about “Mondays“. Now something similar has started to pop up in the Minds, Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts of Corporate Workers here in Pakistan too, in fact almost everyone except for the “Self-Employed“. We understand that we have to follow “the Goras/the west” because we have their systems employed in our social, economical and political mix of both our individual lives and as a country, but that too, to an extent where we even have to be upset and/or be happy about life according to their perception of it?
Self-Employed people on the other hand like Mondays way too much, and for many reasons. So, are we headed in the wrong direction or totally in the opposite direction?
By the way, just a little info at the end of my stance, being Self-Employed is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW.
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Alhumdulillah for everything Allah Mian! Everything that I have and everything that I don’t have! Allah knows best, what’s good and what’s bad for us, no doubt about it!
I’m glad 🙂
M B A Khan
Yeah, no matter what you’re going through when Eid comes it cheers you up in so many ways… 😀 This is not one of the best Eids that I have celebrated but it definitely is a cheerful one. I am not with all my family but I’ve got my brother and 2 of my cousins with me here in Bradford, which I think is good enough for now. My family is back in Pakistan and this is my 5th or 6th Eid without them, so I can say I’ve gotten used to it now, but I think soon things are going to change as I’m planning to go back to Pakistan.
Anyway, back to Eid yeah we had some good time chilling with my house mates, Kaleji (liver) was served as Breakfast with some Sheer Khorma (Sweet Dish) to go after it. Everyone was nicely dressed up and everyone was looking good. I, like always, spent most of the time with the camera. Photographing these moments that I know I will inshAllah cherish in the years to come.
So yeah, this was it, and one more thing, EID MUBARAK everyone!
I’ll write some more about Eid soon…
Do you still get that feeling when you wake up and start to panic thinking that you’ll be late to work/school, because for some reason you got your timing wrong? Well, It stopped happening with me long time ago. I still remember how I used to dread it. But on the other hand life was a “piece of cake” back then…
Why does it happen? Why do we always miss the past? I, after every 2-3 years of my life, want to go back and live in the past again and may be tweak a few things. But I sometimes think that’s just me, it doesn’t happen with everyone else. Even if it does happen with most of us, my question still stands that why does it happen? Why can’t we “really” live in present?
One more thing, when we, in our minds, stop being nostalgic and all, we’re always worried about our future. So much so that we don’t even realise what we are ignoring now/today is going to become “past” soon and then we’ll be moaning about it as well along with the rest of our past lives.
I realised it soon enough in my life that “real beauty lies in the real details”, but I think I’ve still missed so much that I could’ve cherished, as an individual and with other people in my life.
I’m not a very knowledgeable Muslim, but I think “missing the past” has definitely got something to do with “the love of this world”. I don’t remember it exactly, Allah Mian forgive me if I make a mistake, but there is a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad SAW, the message behind it is clearly that one cannot become a good Muslim without loving Allah SWT and His beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW more than any worldly articles. So yeah, this is it. Love for any particular time of your life will prevent you from becoming a good Muslim.
Anyways, I’ve got to go now! These are some random thoughts that came up.
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