"Running is flying*"
*When you walk, one foot is always on the ground. When you run, most of the time you are actually airborne. For example: a 6-foot-tall runner with feet about 1 foot long was found to take 1,250 steps while running 8-minute miles. Thus, while covering 1 mile—5,280 feet—he was in touch with the ground for 1,250 feet and airborne for 4,030 feet.
Put another way, he was in the air for 76% of the time. So don’t think of it as a 10-mile run. Think of it as 7 miles of flying.
"Running is Flying"
By: Paul E. Richardson(via wakeupbreathe)
Protest calling for an end to Israeli aggression against Palestinians in London today
11th July, 2014.
The price of silence
There are 4 kinds of Muslims from a geopolitical point of view:
There are ones with immense financial power but are too illiterate to lobby.
Then there are ones with immense military might but are too busy killing each other.
And then there are ones with immense strategic importance but are too in debt to do anything.
Lastly, there are ones with limited financial powers but somehow still manage to lobby in the parliaments, have no military might (but then who needs military might to make a change?) but end up brining about positive changes politically, are dispersed around the world and the world is in debt to them for their positive influence. And I’m not in a moral position to criticise them (who in their right mind would?) but I have every right to criticise the above three categories. Above all, Islamic jurisprudence gives me the right to judge, yes judge, and opine on their actions (inactions to be more precise). And here’s my wee rant:
Do they really think God would forgive their silence just because they happen to be caretakers of holy sites? Do they really think they’d be forgiven for the immoral ruthlessness with which they kill each other? Do they really think their fasting is worth it when they’re heavily feasting on Riba?
God will forgive our duties to Him (His mercy overshadows His anger after all) but He will never forgive our duties to fellow human beings. And they know that! Because they preach it all the time but never practice it. Practicing is one thing, they do the complete opposite. Gaza burns and they’re busy partying. Immigrant workers die building their stadiums and they’re sleeping. And then they have the moral courage to criticise the west. At least western countries treat immigrant workers like humans. At least they do what they can about atrocities committed worldwide. Their governments? And what are your governments up to?! No, that Palestinian child would never forgive you! His mother would never forgive you! And beware of the wrath of mothers! You will never find peace, you rich and filthy morons! Your silence will haunt you till eternity! And even if we completely remove the religion factor, world will remember your silence! It will never forgive it! It will never forget it! And when the arc of moral universe will ultimately bend towards justice, you will be brought to question! Till then, may my hate be your companion and may the cries of my innocent brothers and sisters follow you like a curse till you’s meet your destiny. And we’re all destined to die. And death makes everyone equal. And the best judgments can only be passed once all humans are equal. And the best judgments will be passed. By the best Judge. And you’d have to pay the price of silence.