Thank God, it’s Friday!

For many parts of the world, Friday is the last day of the week when you get to meet friends, spend a little, laugh a little, breath a little, throw aside the shackles of routine and lose yourself in the little freedoms and vices one can afford. In the eighties I liked letting it all loose dancing to Saturday Night Fever … Staying Alive, Staying Alive …
Now as I rush through the narrative of my Sunday to Thursday life, I eagerly look forward to spending a different sort of Friday, one where the dawn is greeted with the sublime serenity of contemplation and prayer; of expressions of gratefulness and gratitude; of hope and forgiveness; of re-establishing emotional ties with God, man, children, relatives and the world. I pray: Thank God, it’s Friday.

Welcoming 2012

Peace be with you!

As the year 2012 approaches, for most of the newly elected and soon to be elected Islamic parties in the middle east and north Africa it will be a year of hope and anxiety. Faced with a legacy of corruption and mismanagement and the distrust of mixing “religion” with politics as well as a global recession, Islamic parties will have a short time to prove that they can transform the people’s insecurities to security and poverty to prosperity. A word of comfort is God’s promise:

“…those who believe and engage in reforming actions, He will grant them legitimacy in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and He will establish for them their way of life, which He has chosen for them … Continue reading Welcoming 2012