It is not routine. It is not punctuality. It is not physical. It is not verbal. It is not both.

It is a duty. It is punctuality. It is physical. It is verbal. It is both.

You shouldn't do it because you have to. You shouldn't do it because you were taught so. You definitely shouldn't do it not knowing why.

You should do it because you have to. You should do it because you were taught so. You definitely need to know why.

It is mercy in its simplest, yet greatest form. A constant reminder all through one's liftetime. It tells you that it is NEVER too late. You always have a chance. It keeps you awake. Alert. It keeps you sharp. It keeps you focused. It reminds you of who and what you are. It teaches you about who and what you are.

It teaches you only by you teaching yourself.

It is a chance for you to let go, and give yourself a chance to reflect. Beauty of it is that it is constant.
It is eternal.
But it is based on time.
It is there for a purpose. Many purposes, actually, but you are just as well with one.

It is for you alone. But everybody has a say in it. It is not shared. It is yours.
It isn't yours. It is everyone's. But really, it is yours. Then again, it isn't.
But unlike most things, it grows stronger when everyone has a piece. It does not lose value when everybody does it.

It gains value.

If you are selfish, you would do it. If you are selfless, you would too.
If you are worth millions of dollars; hundreds of thousands of square kilometres; and have the best from life: you do it.
If you are financially broke, you do it too.
It strips you from whoever you are. It makes you a king. It makes you a queen. It gives you respect.

It enslaves you. It reminds you that you are a slave. It tells you that you are worth nothing.

It brings people from all around the world. It is a celebration. It is pure astrophysics. It is pure mathematics. It is genius. It is worth your life, in the sense that without it you might as well be lifeless. It is the essence.

But if you choose you are too good for it, then you are missing out on all the better things. The lasting things.

It unites. It bonds. It eases pain and sufferings. It evokes hope. It is dreaming a reality. It seperates. It breaks. It indivualizes groups.

It makes you proud. But it enslaves you. It sets you free. But it cages you. It saves you from yourself. But you do it for yourself. It makes you wonder, when there is nothing to wonder about.

It is happening. Right now. Now. Now. And now. And, yes. Now. It is still happening. Still. Still. And still. Yes, still. And now, too. It does not stop. It never will. It needs you to need it for yourself. It gives and gives everything. But it takes and takes everything too. It is genius. It is a reminder.

It is not Haj, as it is not once. It is not twice, as it is not binary. It not thrice. It is not quad.

It is. It is your chance.

Yes. You are nothing with or without it. You're not doing anyone any favors. Just yourself. But then again, you are doing the whole world a favor.

"You wanna be a winner, or you wanna go to hell?"


  • enlighten me.. shisalfa

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • think

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.12.05  

  • no no thats not what i wanted to say.. what i wanted to say is that.. even though i dont attempt to understand you, coz most of the time im totally perplexed by what you have to say (i guess thats not the reason why you write these 'abstract' posts anyway; you dont intend to be understood 9a7?) i gotta admit that i love your writing. gives my head something to chew on

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • i dont intend to be understood?

    anyway it should be obvious, ull know it when u think

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.12.05  

  • hmm the title is 'win'.. and the punch line is about winning.. but somehow i feel its gotta have a meaning deeper than that (what the hell have i gotten myself into.. i must sound really ignorant.. LOL)

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • Five is a magical number.
    You've elevated blogging to a whole new level Tem. Temetwirsim is the new standard :-)

    By Blogger BitterSweet, at 21.12.05  

  • extinct-dodo ur right it does have a much deeper meaning, o ma7shoma malah da3i tegoleen 3ala ro7ech ignorant .. read what bittersweet said

    bittersweet 3ala raasi mn foog ya shaikh, teslamly wet3eesh :)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.12.05  

  • Temetwirsim=Temetwirism, but I think you got it. Baarak Allah feek insha'allah.

    By Blogger BitterSweet, at 21.12.05  

  • i LOVED this post

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21.12.05  

  • *pssssssssst* bittersweet.. pass the birshama pleeeeease :">

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • bittersweet heh got ya :))

    anonymous thank you.. btw do i know u from previous posts wela ur a newcomer?

    extinct-dodo u still dont know??

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.12.05  

  • i think its coz my brains lagging.. way past bed story time

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • i wanna be a winner :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21.12.05  

  • extinct-dodo its not a tease.. u shouldve got it if u just sacred it in the 1st place,, no judgement

    laialy rnt u one already ?? :)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.12.05  

  • PPSSST: here comes the birshama E.D:
    ......Alf esslaat wssalaam 3alaik ya habiba Allah Mo7ammed......

    By Blogger BitterSweet, at 21.12.05  

  • oooooooh loooooooool that simple haaaa.. wallah i was thinking it would be more down the line of something like.. uh..
    ...never mind

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • i am? i am i am :D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21.12.05  

  • bittersweet heh 7elwa.. allahuma ssaly 3ala mo7amad w aaly mo7amad

    extinct-dodo ma baghaitay sa7?

    laialy in reply to ur question "i am?" my answer is that i think so, yes

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.12.05  

  • mashallah 3laik, ow barak Allah feek, I agree with BitterSweet, You are the standard brother, indeed you are.

    By Blogger 3teej, at 21.12.05  

  • Tem its just that hal sha'3la kilish not on my agenda.. it wouldnt have ever crossed my mind that your post was about it even if i was gob smacked with the answer :P

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 21.12.05  

  • Thank God we always have that to keep our sanity...al-7amdulla..Glad to see this other side of you is still around...

    By Blogger MissCosmoKuwait, at 21.12.05  

  • speechless..

    By Blogger MSB, at 21.12.05  

  • About the meaning/sense of it. I think I understood... But you know,
    who wants, he can turn the meaning to another one... If he has a big wish, ambiguity can let him do it.

    I like your style of contrapositions. I always like such a style...

    And also I like this:
    "It is happening. Right now. Now. Now. And now. And, yes. Now. It is still happening. Still. Still. And still. Yes, still. And now, too". Sorry, but it reminds me the style of my letters-diary, also some good books, so I can`t not like it.

    Good, Temetwir :)

    By Blogger Sever, at 22.12.05  

  • 3ateej, teslam wallah .. ent o bittersweet 3ala rasi mn fog :)) o tara 3ala fekra it was your post which reminded me that i want to write this

    extinct-dodo why is it not on ur agenda, or better yet "how come it isnt?" is the question

    misscosmo el7amdelaah 3ala kel 7aal.. but what do u mean "this other side of u is still around" ? elaborate plz :)

    MSB i hope thats because u like it :/

    TNC its about the muslim 5 prayers a day .. but ur right it can definitely be turned around and understood as something else..
    and im glad u like the style of the writing too! :)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 22.12.05  

  • It’s about faith and religion, right?
    Your writing has over whelmed me. It was so purified.
    I thank you.

    By Blogger Hussa-G, at 22.12.05  

  • I think this is one of my favorite posts of yours. Amazing period. Jama3t bain kol shay which made it sound divine as it should be :)

    By Blogger Noor, at 22.12.05  

  • I could tell what this post was about from the first few sentences: salat. I think it's clear as the sun Temi and I'm pretty surprised others didn't see it right away. It's kind of cool though how some people thought it's about marriage, marriage being nu99 il deen and all.

    At any rate, this was by far the best thing I have ever read for you. Althought it is structured as abstract writing it comes off very very poetic and is a very moving peice. I really admire your mind for having come up with something like this. Mashalla 3aini 3alaik barda :-)
    Good job Temi...damn good job

    By Blogger ZinZinQ8, at 22.12.05  

  • is it a bird? is it a plane? hehe..
    man u should so be in advertisment.. u have good ideas (this post sounded like a long ad )

    i kinda got it by the end.. but it took me a while 2 understand.. ow barak allah feek temetwir..

    anyways i tagged u somethin new..

    By Blogger Dr.Lost, at 22.12.05  

  • hussa its about prayer :) so yes it is religion .. just 3an el salaat .. and ur most welcome

    noor thanks too, and i like the fact that u say it sounds divine !

    zinzin yeah, i would have thought it was soooo clear too!
    hmm who thought it was marriage? i missed that .. and, i dont see how it can be marriage :/

    and thanks again, fahmatni :)

    dr lost tsadeg 3ad, ur not the first one to tell me u should be in advertising .. sounds like an idea, might look into it see if they need linguists heheh

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 22.12.05  

  • mashallah mashallah mashallah!!!! 7adi got entranced by ur writing ..the kind that makes you zone everything out.
    ever thought about writing poetry? abee ashoof what you'd come up for that?

    By Blogger PiNK-y, at 22.12.05  

  • pink-y ahlain, just in arabic .. ako further down in past posts some stuff i wrote

    bas never in english and im not too keen on it sara7a

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 22.12.05  

  • i dont wanna get into a debate about religious mowa'9ee3 coz quite frankly i wouldnt know rasy from kiryasy (thats how they say it i think).. i dont wanna get myself into trouble by saying something oo akeed akhrat-ha byi6la3 wrong :)

    By Blogger Extinct Dodo, at 22.12.05  

  • 3salla yetamem 3laik w yethabtek... its christmas when are u commin back home ?!

    By Blogger Mother Courage, at 22.12.05  

  • excellent post teme. got it from the first line

    By Blogger A3sab, at 22.12.05  

  • Great post my Friend :)
    and I wanna WIN WIN WIN :D
    be a winner of course:P

    By Blogger Rimyoleta, at 22.12.05  

  • Seriously? I was thinking "sex" lol!
    I want it, but I don't. I can get it, but I won't. ...etc.
    Until I saw "Haj" ... that so broke the sequence in my head :p

    btw, when I dropped to your blog I was wanting to leave a demand for a new post, then I saw the new post with 35 replies!!
    So! ... new post? :p

    By Blogger MBH, at 22.12.05  

  • extinct-dodo i dont think theres anything to "get into", its just about praying o ena shlon il salaat wayed mohema o laha ma3ani and all that .. but nevertheless, if u want to know anything i suggest u read first and make up ur mind, and then ull be confident to get into a debate.. lat7ateen y3ni kelshay beedich :)

    mother courage ajmi3een enshala .. and im back in q8 ams wosalt el7amdelah

    om mejrin thank u.. and yeah its pretty obvious isnt it? madri shfehom :/

    rimyoleta hala walla .. thanks to u too :)

    mbh ill read it again and see if it can be the same (i doubt it, just like i doubted marriage o kelesh malah da3i) .. ethaher wayed 3ala balek .. basek ya esbay laa7eg 3al kharabee6 hehe..
    and for the new posts, inshala y3ni its not abt comments or anything .. meta ma sar b telga inshala

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 22.12.05  

  • Yeah I knew what you were talking about straight away too :D I'm glad zinzin and a3sab did as well or else I would have started to suspect that I was a genius or something! lol (Wana moo nag9a shofat 7aaal) ;P
    (kidding folks, that's just what people who don't know me accuse me of)

    But Tem walla you scare me, I was thinking yesterday about a post about Prayer and one of your lines was almost an exact equivalent of one of the points I had in mind.

    But still I must tell you that this post was 92345729036 times better than anything I could have created :)

    Gigi, admiringly

    By Blogger Gigi, at 22.12.05  

  • temetwir: of course speechless in a good way. there were no words worthy enough of a response, so i didnt write anything. thanks for the lovely post!!

    o alf 7mdla 3al salameh.. bet it feels good to be 'home'!! (interesting how the 'flashback/angel/girl' post was written right before u went home..hmmm...) :P

    By Blogger MSB, at 22.12.05  

  • ;p

    By Blogger Baroque, at 22.12.05  

  • Gigi im not at all surprised u knew it 3ala 6ool.. not one bit :)
    o mashalla this is like, what, the 4th time we 'clash' on posts for topics? .. but again, i urge u to DO write abt it

    MSB 7amdelah, and ur most welcome .. + allah ysalmech, o yoozay 3ani ma7ad lah sheghel feeni heh :P

    charisma shfeech :)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 22.12.05  

  • wow tem! shloon towni a6ee7 3ala hal post?! I'm so touched wallah! bas magool ellah rabi ekather men amthalek enshallah o yajzeek alf khair 3ala hal post el akthar men row3a.. kather menhom katherrrr

    By Blogger PIß, at 9.1.06  

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