Salaam - peace to all !
I have been absent from this blog for some time. It's not that I have abandoned my beloved project, but alas I have been subsumed by the vicissitudes of life (or at least that's one way to put it!)
The month of Ramadan has also descended upon us, when Muslims the globe over empty their digestive cups and attempt fill their spiritual cups to the brim with good deeds and acts of worship to Allah Almighty.
In all honesty, I have not found the spiritual quietude that I so desperately needed in this holy month. No doubt my spirit has been troubled by the events in the Middle East - the merciless bombardment of Gaza, sectarian violence in Iraq, the protracted war in Syria - not to mention the ongoing crises in Central African Republic, The Congo, Nigeria and the list goes on!
It appears that the world has lost its last vestige of sanity. For the past few weeks I have been overwhelmed with grief - I cannot bear to read the international headlines, let alone the local news with the numerous reports of violent crime and gang warfare. I try to stay positive, pray fervently for the release of the oppressed, yet I cannot seem to shake that niggling sense of helplessness and despair.