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Excerpts from: Paradise Lost: Robert Fisk's Elegy for Beirut

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The blood is fresh...the tears find their old grooves within the faces of a people destined to live life in constant turmoil and wonder at what their futures might bring...May Allah protect you our Brothers and Sisters in the middle of this war and all wars...the once chained are now the ones to chain...disturbing how history repeats itself.

~Amaana03

Excerpt from: Paradise Lost: Robert Fisk's Elegy for Beirut

"Far away, across the Mediterranean, two American helicopters from the USS Iwo Jima could be seen, heading through the mist and smoke towards the US embassy bunker complex at Awkar to evacuate more citizens of the American Empire. There was not a word from that same empire to help the people lying in the park, to offer them food or medical aid.

And across them all has spread a dark grey smoke that works its way through the entire city, the fires of oil terminals and burning buildings turning into a cocktail of sulphurous air that moves below our doors and through our window…

Reply from: A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale said... Jazakallah khair for your good advice. As a muslim, I do believe in destiny, but I also believe that we make our own choices. Needless to say, I'm unhappy with some of the choices I have made. Sometimes, as people, we are blind to what is good for us and instead we turn away from it. I pray to Allah swt. to forgive me for this. But like you said, all we can do is put our faith in Him and try to do better. Please make duaa for me. we salam 7:04 AM

Amaana03 replied:Only Allah knows where the best lies...we just have to do our best with what we have in front of us. I ask Allah (SWT) to make you patient and perservere through your hard times. Remember that this world is a test. All the hardships that face us are just a way for us to get closer to Allah (SWT). Don't forget about du'aa in the last 1/3 of the night (around 3 am)...it is one of the best times to make du'aa...everyone is asleep and the world is a quiet place..…

Question from: A Knight's Tale

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A Knight's Tale said... Salam

How does a muslim deal with unhappiness in this life that was self-inflicted by bad decisions? For example, if one fails to marry the person that made him/her happy and strong. 10:53 AM

Amaana03 replied:As Muslims we believe in destiny...one of the 99 attributes of Allah (SWT) is that He is the Best of Planners. Basically, no matter what you might have tried to do to marry this person...and it wasn't written to happen...it wasn't going to happen. Remember that you make your own happiness...so no matter what life situation you are in...you are the one that can set the record straight...and be happy. The closer you are to Allah (SWT) the happier you will be inshaAllah. I hope this helped...sorry for the delayed reply. Take care...keep making du'aa and praying...and cheer up! You never know where the good is for you!