Another gem of a find is in the music of Islamic singer AHMED BUKHATIR. The first song I hear was an English nasheed* called “Forgive Me.” Even though the English isn’t very well put together the essence and the emotion is felt. The video for the song shows Ahmed coming in contact with various children, one with no leg, another with no sight, and one with no hearing. When he realizes these things his words, “Oh God, forgive me when I whine” A subtle and strong song about how we complain about things in life and when we come to the realization of other people’s suffering, we must humble our selfs about trivial things. Continue reading “Quick Find: Ahmed Bukhatir – Islamic Nasheed Singer”
The day of Judgement has passed. All that believed are either questioning why it didn’t happened or are accepting it and moving forward. Some will believe that it is a testament of their faith in a higher power while other will feel cheated by something that they pray for and want. For the unbelievers, the majority shrugged it off as a mad-mans crazed prediction that came to pass with no hint of calamity, just as he did years prior. Others made them think and brought them closer to thinking deeper then they have though in a long time. Others, brushed it off as nothing, and went along with life as yet another day on planet earth. And I bet there were others, those that may be hearing about the end of the world scenario for the first time, questioning the hype, the fears, the silliness as well as the seriousness of it all.
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