Sunday, 18 November 2007

Brutus! U 2?

The chameleon is a master of disguise. It can change color to blend in with its surroundings.The chameleon’s ability to change color is its primary defense against predators.By changing colors a chameleon survives.A chameleon is expected to disguise.It's in its nature, and it does exactly that.We humans are more complicated.
All religions and any code of life teaches us to be loyal and trustworthy to each other. In our circle of trust we are expected to be faithful to each other.But sadly, some of us humans are able to bear a heart,mind and nerves to change loyalties and betray. Some of us plan and deceive others by choice, some of us blame the circumstances, we don't intend to betray or break another's trust, but we end up doing so.Instead of giving a helping hand when expected of us we turn our cold backs and disappear. Sometimes due to insensitivity, some times due to lack of courage to help, sometimes due to selfishness or what ever the reason
And we justify our behavior or blame it on fate! But at the end of the day there is no justification for betraying, no excuse for deceiving another, and no good reason to break somebody's trust. It's a grave sin and an inexcusable act.
During happy and smooth days everybody will seem to be our well wisher and friend.They will claim of their bond ship and extend their hand of friendship. But it is only during the hard times in life that we get to see the true color of our well wishers.Everybody is wearing a mask and the mask is unveiled during difficult times. History is full of examples of humans who have camouflaged and changed skins from friends to foe to gain power, out of greed or to gain love.
In my eyes the saying "A friend in need, is a friend indeed" carries huge weight age.So readers chose your friends wisely and be careful of whom you let into your circle of trust.It's a cruel world,God forbid, the true face of somebody very close to you may turn out to be very ugly.

7 comments:

khany said...

great timing with the article.
just as we witness one of the worst examples of political betrayal in pakistani history. as humans, we are all prone to making mistakes in our moments of weakness. what elevates some over the others is how they react after they realize their mistake.

MONAY said...

well...this post is so damn accurate......dat i have to say....HATS OFF TO YEW SYRA...:P

hadi said...

yes its really hard to find "REAL GOOD FRNDS" ............ we must recite Sura Alaq n Sura Naas.....because its only Allah who knows what people hide inside their hearts........He only knows what others intent for us......

So always seek for Protection from ur Lord, against all evils.....evil thts hidden inside a man too......

But each time somebody would betray u....it teaches u to be carefull 4 the next time.....

At least i have always learned from my own mistakes :)

Saira said...

sometimes it comes directly from god, u take all the right measures, u recite all the ayahs and prayers ... but god weaves it in such a way that it makes another human stands responsible ... but its just decreed by the LORD Himself ... its ought to happen sometimes ...

Syra said...

"but god weaves it in such a way that it makes another human stands responsible"

That's hard to believe.Why would God enforce one to deceive another and make the other go through the pain of betrayal? Hmmm, May be to test their characters. Does the deceiving person repent and seek forgiveness, does the one who was deceived forgive.
Hard to believe, but believable =)
We,humans like to blame fate for our bad actions and failures.


The Holy Prophet [s] said: "He who sleeps bearing deceit against his Muslim brother in his heart, has slept in the wrath of Allah and remains in that case until he repents."

Safinat-ul-Bihar, vol. 2, p. 318

The Holy Prophet [s] said: " ...And he who deceives his Muslim brother, Allah takes away the abundancy of his sustenance and spoils his livelihood and leaves him to his ownself."

Hafsah said...

fiendship comes first in every relationship i think...if your a mom and ur not a good freind to ur children..then u cant get to know what exactly they think...what imaginations they are having in their minds...
If not a good freind to ur husband then u cant be a good girlfreind to him :)) there has to be a freindship in their relationship...
you can be a good freind to ur sisters and brothers....without that u wont be able to feel the beauty of the relationship that u have with them...

In short, freindship is the necessity of every relationship...
What 'i' feel abt the freindship is that the freindships that i talked abt are the stronger freindships among other kinds...I say so coz u can leave any girl by any time( of course there has to be a strong reason for that) but u cant leave sisters brothers or parents or children.....even if u do...u cant go away for long ..u come back ultimatly....this is coz u cant cut away from ur roots.....

So..........freindship is a beautiful thing...and can be more beautiful by making it in ur own ppl.....

cheers//// :))

Syra said...

Hafsa Apa, I like your thought "Friendship is the necessity of every relationship"
I would add a bit more to the topic:
Being loyal to your family and friends comes from within. It cannot be enforced by contracts or blood ties.If you have any humanity & sincerity in yourself, you will not betray a fellow human, or shun them when they look for your help.No matter what one always has a choice.
May Allah guide us all. Ameen.