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Yesterday while having my evening meal, I watched TLC. I’m amazed at the hooking up of women with younger men who are years younger than themselves. Both of them should have their heads examined. There must be some catch of which I’m not aware, because I see more, and more women doing it.

Another thing which I saw was fighting over issues which could easily be resolved. I kept wondering what they saw in each other. A woman who have some grey matter should think how much longer a young man would stick by her side once he gets his residence status. He would be forever sneaking glances at younger ones Marriage is a state of give, and take between a couple.

I personally feel women being a weaker sex should be preferably younger than men. Women after menopause age quickly, and besides she is the one who bears children, take care, and looks after her home.

Seeing the endless fighting soured my mood, and I switched to Hallmark, but that didn’t do anything to uplift, because it was showing murders. I left watching to say my Isha prayers, and prepare for bed.

God is One

Daily Prompt: Reason to Believe
In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, At the end of every hard-earned day/people find some reason to believe.
What’s your reason to believe?

My mother died, when I was very young. My elder brother, (eight years elder than me) and I lived with father, after her death. My three younger siblings were looked after by the grandmothers.

Father was away most of the time. My older brother would be out playing with his friends. My life was school and home. At home, I would be found, swinging in the garden.

My education from class1 to class 3, was at a Convent School. My earlier religious education was conflicting. The Mother Superior at the Convent would drill the children, that Jesus was the son of God. The Maulvi Sahib, (religious teacher) at home, who used to teach me reading of the Quran, would say, “God is One, there is no god but He.”

I was, but a child. I thought that probably two gods existed in a parallel Universe.

At the same time, I would watch our cook saying his five times prayers. Sometimes I would stand beside him, emulating the way he used to pray, without understanding one bit. At night time, when he was saying the Isha Prayers, I would stand beside him. During prostration, I would fall asleep on the prayer mat.

Growing up, I started reading the translation of the Quran by myself. I loved reading it, and discovered the One, True God.

I understood that God is One. He sent his Messengers on earth, and Jesus was one of the Messengers. God has no need to beget a son. It’s but a lie.

In Surah Ikhlas (The Purity of Faith) Chapter 112, God Says:
Say: He is Allah
The One and Only
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute
He begetteth not
Nor is He begotten
And there is none
Like unto Him

Without my belief in God, I would have had a miserable life. I am thankful to God, for everything in my life.

God is One