I have a suggestion for adult men:
Many of us have a wife. Now… it is very natural to tell your wife that you love her. But love isn’t just for your wife, is it? The love that you convey to your wife is romantic love. However, there are other types of love which are not romantic.
For example, love for your brother, love for your sister, love for your mother, love for your father, love for your grandparents, love for your immediate cousins, love for your aunties, love for your uncles, etc, etc…
There is also love for your friends, love for your work colleagues, love for your spiritual guides, love for your mentors, love for your fans, love for your critics, etc, etc…
Now. I want you to put aside the love for your wife; and I want you to think about the love you have for the other people I have mentioned above.
Here’s the suggestion: I suggest that you say “I love you” to the people I have mentioned in Clause 2 and Clause 3, and wait to see what type of response you will get. Okay… go ahead and try to do as I have suggested. Go!
Two Hominidae (or two or more pairs of Hominidae) birthed one or more Homo Sapiens [each] due to a mutation during conception.
If more than two Homo Sapiens were birthed, only two survived; one male and one female. The male was Adam and the female was Hawaa. This happened somewhere in East Africa.
Fast forward thousands of years later…
There’s a community living on the banks of what we currently call Lake Victoria. For whatever reason, a section of this community migrates, over a duration of thousands of years northwards, down the River Nile all the way to modern day Egypt. I call this migrant community ‘the original Jews (I have no idea what they called themselves)’.
Remember, by the time this community existed on the banks of Lake Victoria, Homo Sapiens had already dispersed across the African continent, so when they moved along the Nile, they met other communities.
When they got to Misri, they were enslaved until Nabi Musa (who is one of them) led a revolution and made an Exodus with his community across the Red Sea into the Arabian peninsula, in search of a habitable settlement they referred to as the [“Promised Land”] – which some of us refer to as “Jerusalem”.
The Original Jews, over thousands of years intermarried with many communities and so – right now – you will see that they are of different races. There are black, white, brown, yellow, red and every other colour Jews dispersed across the world.
And that is why all humans originate from Africa.
Intoxicants are detrimental to your health. They are haraam.
Teach me how to stroll
along the street like a stranger
who’s only compass is
landscape and stars.
Teach me the whats,
and the whys.
for a fool taught
is a fool wise.
Teach me the letters,
and the signs.
Teach me all your magic
and I’ll memorise the lines.
Teach me the ways of the old
so it may benefit the new.
for I hear
you only teach a few.
Teach me to be like the air,
yet to think of it, rare.
Teach me to sit on the ground
when all are offered chairs.
Teach me how to walk when I’m running
and how to run when I walk;
how to talk when I’m silent
and hush when I talk.
Teach me my insignificance
when I see me
wherever I look.
Teach me how to make
out of dust-collecting books.
Teach me till I nod off,
and switch off.
Teach me how to navigate
inside your thoughts.
Teacher, teach me;
for I do not like to be taught.
Brighten up the sky.
May the earth spring with life.
Bright – is the future, we seek.