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Within that split second.

Posted by annkays on June 23, 2009

The electricity went off for a couple of minutes.
And life stopped.

I can’t cook – the stove wont function without electricity.
I can’t do my work (on the net)  – the modem refuse to work without electricity.
I can’t bathe – the bathroom is too dark.

And what worse is – I am afraid of the dark!

It makes me wonder – how dependent have we gotten ourselves into living with electricity and how helpless we can get without it. Too dependent…

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[Week 2] Know Your Potential

Posted by annkays on May 8, 2009

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and hi everyone.

What is PIES and human potential?

Let’s take a moment and contemplate on Surah Ibrahim, verse 37.

“O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka’bah at Makkah); in order, O our Lord, that they may perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.

Notice the narrator of the verse is Prophet Ibrahim instead of Allah himself. Analyzing the verse led me to my notes from my Quran class I had last summer by Dr Eltigani.

(One of) The terms you should know as you read and analyze the stories.

5. The Narrator

A story can be told by

  1. An outside observer, the omniscient point of view, where the narrator is not a character in the play but he knows everything that happens and why; especially feelings and ideas of the characters.
  2. A first person narrator – a character in the story referring to himself as ‘I’ or ‘me’ (here , the reader knows only what this narrator knows and chooses to reveal. )
  3. Several characters within the story

It’s always important to know who’s telling the story.

Further analyzing the verse ( im now compelled to analyze the surah as a whole… but i know I should stick to the post and it’s context…).

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