In the recent past, subscriptions to this humble blog have spiked quite a bit. I don’t know if the same has happened to the views. We will not check for we don’t like disappointments. To welcome all the new subscribers and to remind all the old subscribers that you all are cherished, I will share a poem by Abu al-Ala al-Maarri (this is where you search who he was :-)]
Lo! There are many ways and many traps
And many guides, and which of them is Lord?
For verily Mahomet has the sword
And he may have the truth-perhaps! Perhaps!
Now this religion happens to prevail
Until by that religion overthrown, –
Because men dare not live with men alone
But always with another fairy tale
Religion is a charming girl, I say
But over this poor threshold will not pass
For I may not unveil her, and alas!
The bridal gift I can’t afford to pay.
Happy weekend everyone.