Thought for the Day… …………// Sunshiny SA Site

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (30 Sep 1928-2016)

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Breathe By #TheLonelyAuthor

she knits her verses
into my heart
with melancholy thread
forever words
entwined in every chamber
which no palpitation can unstringinhaling her poems
I exhale the metaphors she weaves
she is the falsetto of my sigh
the muse who resuscitates
for she writes the poetry
that I breathe

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Blessed And Happy Easter! Blagoslovljen I Sretan Uskrs!


Ina Vukic. Matthew 24:42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”Matej 24:42 – “Bdijte dakle jer ne znate u koji dan Gospodin vaš dolazi.”

Easter Sunday Prayer
Lord God, You loved this world so much, that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, everyday. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world. All for your glory do we pray, Lord, Amen.

Molitva za Uskrs

Gospodine Bože, Ti si toliko volio ovaj svijet, da si dao svog jedinog Sina, da i mi možemo biti Tvoja djeca. Gospodine, pomozi nam da živimo u radosti i milosti na uskrsnu nedjelju, svakodnevno. Dopusti da imamo srca zahvalnosti za Tvoju žrtvu. Dopusti da imamo oči koje gledaju na Tvoju milost i da se radujmo u našem spasenju. Pomozi nam da hodamo u toj moćnoj milosti i svijetu objavimo Tvoje dobre vijesti. Svi za tvoju slavu molimo, Gospodine, Amen.

Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Easter, everyone! Your presence here, your support, your visits, your sharing of my articles is a blessing that champions my efforts! Thank you! Ina Vukic

Želim vam svima blagoslovljen i sretan Uskrs! Vaša prisutnost ovdje, vaša podrška, vaši posjeti, dijeljenje mojih članaka je blagoslov koji potiče moje napore! Hvala vam! Ina Vukić

King Tomislav Square, Zagreb Croatia

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Rules of hospitality in Islam…

In this article we are going to look at the Islamic way to treat guests. Prophet Muhammad reminded us of the high status of one who treats his guest well when he said, “…Let the believer in God and the Day of Judgment honor his guest.”[1]Honoring, or treating a guest well is coupled with two of the most important beliefs in Islam, belief in God and belief in the Day of Judgment. In Islam, the hospitality relationship is triangular; it consists of host, guest, and God. Hospitality is a right rather than a gift, and the duty to supply it is a duty to God.

When a guest arrives at your home, whether he or she is expected or not, if you remember a few simple things it is easy to provide your guest with a pleasurable experience and to reap the rewards attained by pleasing God. Greet the guests warmly, welcome them to your home and show them into a comfortable and appropriate room. Hasten to provide them with food and drink so that they do not have to ask for these things. Prophet Muhammad showed respect to his guests by offering them the choicest food and delivering it in a timely manner.
The guest also has responsibilities. One of them is to announce his or her visit in advance whenever possible. Another is to hasten to taste the refreshments and to pray for and ask blessings upon the host. After seeing to the initial needs of his guest the Muslim should take interest in his or her conversation. However, if the guest should speak about or engage in unlawful activity, the Muslim has every right to ask him to refrain from doing so.
It is the host’s duty to make the guest feel comfortable. One way of doing this is by identifying his or her possible needs in advance. It is better to offer a guest something before he or she has the chance to ask for it because a courteous guest may hesitate to mention any need. Out of his or her thoughtfulness, such a guest would even try to prevent the host from offering anything. The Quran offers the example of Prophet Abraham anticipating the guest’s needs and hastening to fulfill them.
Has the story reached you of the honored guests of Abraham? Behold, they entered his presence and said: “Peace!” He said: “Peace!” (and thought: “They seem) unusual people.” Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a roasted fattened calf, and placed it before them. He said: “Will you not eat?” (Quran 51: 24-27)
In another tradition Prophet Muhammad said, “Whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him honor his neighbor; whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him honor his guest as he is entitled.” It was said, “What is his entitlement, O Messenger of God?” He said, “[The best treatment] for one day and one night; and hospitality is for three days, and anything after that is charity bestowed upon him. And whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him, speak good words or else remain silent.”[2]
Prophet Muhammad also said, “…And it is not lawful for a guest to stay with his host for such a long period as to put him in a critical position.”[3]Again the responsibility of the guest is to bear in mind the conditions of his host and not burden him with what he cannot afford. Everybody has various duties and obligations that must be attended to, many of which may not be obvious or visible to the guest. By prolonging one’s stay one might inadvertently put his or her host under unbearable pressure.
One of the great Islamic scholars of Islam, Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali (1058–1111 CE) wrote a beautiful paragraph in one of his books about the generosity of Prophet Muhammad to his guests. “(He) used to honor his guests; he even spread his garment for a non-relative guest to sit on it. He used to offer his guest his own cushion and insist on him to accept it until the latter accepts [sic] it from him. No one came to him as a guest but thought that he was the most generous of people. He gave each one of his companions sitting with him his due portion of his attention, so he directed his listening, talking, looks and attention to all his companions. His meeting [sic] were characterized by modesty, humbleness and honesty. He used to call his companions by their favorite nickname to honor them…”[4]
The companions were eager to emulate the ways of Prophet Muhammad. A verse in the Quran was revealed highlighting the hospitality shown to a guest by the companions Abu Talha and his wife Umm Sulaim. Abu Talha welcomed a hungry traveler into his home even though they had very little to eat. Thus he asked his wife to bring whatever provisions they had and give it to the guest. As the guest ate his fill, they pretended to eat in the dim candlelight. The following day Prophet Muhammad gave them the great news that God had revealed a verse about them and their generosity.
“…but give them preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his covetousness such are they who will be successful.” (Quran 59: 9)
A guest enjoys a special place in Islam. Honoring the guest is tied to the faith of a true believer. Our righteous predecessors understood that and toiled hard to implement it, even the poorest of them, sometimes causing their own personal deprivation. Across the world you will find Muslims doing their best to offer hospitality to the guest in their home or their community. Entertaining a guest is important – it signifies the respect and concern of a host towards his guest and towards God. Hospitality in Islam is a triangle that links God, the guest and the host.

Best wishes !!!

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Espionage Blues by swo8 Blues Jazz

I hear that Julian Assange was arrested in London. The WikiLeaks founder was arrested on Thursday and will face a charge in the United States of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer network in 2010. To avoid capture he spent the last a seven-years holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in Britain. Mr. Assange’s arrest brought to a head long-simmering tensions that have raised profound First Amendment press freedom issues. The indictment unsealed Thursday, however, revealed that prosecutors in Northern Virginia had not charged Mr. Assange under the Espionage Act for publishing government secrets. Instead, they charged him with conspiring to commit unlawful computer intrusion based on his alleged agreement to try to help Ms. Manning break an encoded portion of passcode that would have permitted her to log on to a classified military network under another user’s identity. Traditional journalistic activity does not extend to helping a source break a code to gain illicit access to a classified network, the charge appeared to be an attempt by prosecutors to sidestep the potential First Amendment minefield of treating the act of publishing information as a crime. Nevertheless, journalists should still be worried, said Barry Pollack, a lawyer for Mr. Assange. “While the indictment against Julian Assange disclosed today charges a conspiracy to commit computer crimes, the factual allegations against Mr. Assange boil down to encouraging a source to provide him information and taking efforts to protect the identity of that source,” Mr. Pollack said. “Journalists around the world should be deeply troubled by these unprecedented criminal charges.” Meanwhile, Edward Snowden, the other American whistle-blower, collected top-secret documents regarding NSA domestic surveillance practices that he found disturbing and leaked them. He’s been languishing in Russia for the last 6 years. This turned the tables and let us know that we are being listened to as well. Whether you consider these men heroes or traitors at least least we are listening to each other….chuckle…

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Irish Cream by swo8 Blues Jazz//swo8

Irish Cream by swo8 Blues Jazz// swo8

This is something new I was working on and I found that the Irish lyrics really went well with it, hence the video of Ireland. In the spring of 2005 we scored a good deal to spend a week in Ireland. It came with a car rental an all accommodation in B & B’s. After many years of violence, Ireland had come to some resolution, so we were less worried about getting caught in the cross fire of a revolution. We landed in Belfast and drove to Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Kinsale and back to Belfast: The Murals of Belfast depict the region’s past and present political and religious divisions. In 2005 George W. Bush was President of the United States of America and the US was still engaged with the war in Iraq. I was taken aback by his presence in one of the murals seen near the end of the video. The photos were taken by be me. 5:36 min.

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The Tax Man Blues by swo8 Blues Jazz

The Tax Man Blues by swo8 Blues Jazz// swo8

I spent most of last week doing our taxes and of course this popped into my head. This video is called The Tax Man Blues by swo8 Blues Jazz. Taxes are an integral part of living in a civil society. To achieve compliance you need to have fairness. The ordinary citizen should be able to do their own taxes. Filing shouldn’t require you to buy a special program to do them, nor should you find them so complicated that you require a “Tax Preparer” or have to pay someone else to do them for you. By doing my taxes I learn what the government is up to. 4:21 min.

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A Book by the Brook – Cricket in the Thicket | Friendly Fairy Tales

A Book by the Brook – Cricket in the Thicket

Brenda Davis Harsham

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

If you like poetry about creepy-crawlies, then Cricket in the Thicket is for you! I picked it up because you know I love critter poetry, and it didn’t disappoint. Written by Carol Murray and illustrated by the divine Melissa Sweet, it was full of wonderful art not to mention words, like this about dragonflies: “A lovely wisp, awash in blue, with light and lacy wings, a mini-glider….”

How can I resist a poem entitled “Dragons Fly the Sky”? This book refers to dung beetles as sacred and even finds love for cockroaches! The writer is a kindred spirit.

Click here for my Dragonfly Ode.

Notes: This is the first post in new series: a Book by the Brook. I plan to devour books like a ravenous grasshopper and share a few delicious bits with you.

If you like my bug plug, check out Cricket in the Thicket (Christy Ottaviano Books by Henry Holt & Co 2017).

Also, Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks to Jone Rush MacCulloch at Check it Out for hosting.

If you haven’t left a link to a found poem at Poetry Is… A Sunrise there is still time. The events in Florida made me too sad and angry to write a poem in Laura Shovan’s poem a day, but I will be back. After my head stops aching, and my heart is calm again.

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“A police officer is all there is in society to keep any concept of order.”

“A police officer is all there is in society to keep any concept of order.”
// Samina’s Forum for police support

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Dear blogger friends I am blessed to hear direct stories from real people in real life situations. I am so proud of the fact that great human beings come to my blog and share their inspiring life stories with me. I am posting one such real life story of a New York Police Officer who has been kind enough to share his story with us. I thank him from the bottom of my heart and pray that I keep receiving such inspirational real life stories in future as well. We all need to understand and comprehend what the job of a Police Officer is all about. It is no ordinary job and Police Officers are no ordinary people. We live a secure life and enjoy our freedoms because of some great human beings who serve and protect us. There is no higher calling than that of a Police Officer’s job. Lets hear the heart warming true feelings of a Police Officer, first hand. This is what he wrote to me,

“Thank you very much for this page. I was a New York City Cop and Sergeant, retired after 20 years.The emotional toll, the stress on the family, the stress you put away, never pay attention to. How your adrenaline and heart start beating when the radio crackles of a man with a gun. You respond as always, running to the danger, never thinking about how it is against every human emotion to head that way, to the trouble, but it’s what you do, who you are. I can honestly say, in the last year’s of my career, I was going to back up every other cop that was going, and they were backing me. It has taken a tremendous toll on my body, but especially my mind, there are things I can never unseen. 20 years later, they still come to mind, the place, the smell, who was next to me. A police officer is all there is in society to keep any concept of order. We go to every job you can possibly imagine. Before the ambulance, before social services, we go to child abuse calls, and have to make a decision that will save a child, or destroy a family, mess up, if something happens to the child, you have to answer to the man. And you eternally answer to yourself. Have the child removed, and thrown into a maze of courts, foster care, another broken system with regular people just trying to make the best decisions they can. Finding the elderly abandoned by children or any family, only noticed when the smell coming out of there apartment creeps into the hall and is too much for the neighbors to stand, so they call 911 and we come. We always come. It is a sworn duty I took years ago, when really only a boy, not yet a man. I raised my right hand and swore to my God I would do this. I felt blessed to be a part of this, the front lines of the streets. To stand with men I could never, in my wildest dreams, be as brave or as tough, or as the street counselors these men were. Could take care of any and all possible situations without handcuffs, a degree, or use of a night stick. Handle family disputes where everyone thinks they won, and No one got locked up. Convince a half drunk lunatic that it’s his best interest to go to his brother’s house tonight. Let things at home go until tomorrow, when clearer heads would prevail. And he never called a Sergeant to the scene. It is his job. He handles it where it goes. Smooth, or a full out brawl with the neighborhood. He knows as does everyone else involved, that if he calls for help, there will be cops coming from every direction to his aid. And they would. Not be in a talking mood when they show up. So anyone with any sense got lost. And the fools who wanted to fight the cop or 2 had a world of hurt coming upon them. It was not a job for the meek. They would quickly find positions inside to avoid the street. They had weekends off, and most holidays. The guys on patrol carried the burden, they still do.They always have. I met some of the kindest people I would ever have the wonderful opportunity to know. I saw a cop give a runaway his last 5 bucks to get a sandwich at the bus station waiting for the bus home. He didn’t have money for lunch the next day. Just wasn’t in the budget.We went to work, getting in the next day, he said he wasn’t hungry. I accused him of giving today’s meal money to the runaway the night before. He didn’t say anything, just looked at me, as to say “shut up, it’s none of your business.” I said ,”You did, you gave that girl,who is probably already run away again your meal money.” He just stared at me. I said, “you know, you’re an asshole, so let me buy you dinner tonight.” He began to refuse so I said” hey, kev, I’m buying you dinner tonight, what do you want?.I don’t give a shit if you eat it,but I’m going to buy you dinner. He said,”ok, how about Chinese?” great…It was a crazy job. Nothing else like it in the world. It was points of laughter with the crew, then shear insanity, the next thing you would never believe. Having kitchen appliances thrown off roof tops to crush your skull. Punks spit on the floor as they cross the street in front of your police car, all the while looking right at you. Some of those guys were taught a lesson. Had to keep them from stepping over that line. I think I had to have a talk with a few of them so they could see the folly of their ways. No, it wasn’t pretty, not nice. But it was clear and understood No video in everyone hand then. Just two men setting some preunderstood bounderies that we had both respected. Next time, it didn’t happen,to any cop. Not so politically correct nowadays. The world was different. If I had to do it all over, with the heart ache of a friend dying in the street responding to a robbery to help someone he didn’t know leaving a widow, a 1 and 2 year old children without a father. The hate and vile that people I had sworn to protect would spew at you every chance. Working weekends, holidays, birthdays. It became such a routine that even now, retired for many years, holidays have no meaning, weekend, birthdays, just the same as every other day. My wife asking me to just pretend it’s important, for me. As a damaged ex cop, haunted, suspicious, over-protective. Maybe just a little bit crazy, just a little bit. I would do it again in a heart beat. It, to me, is truly the greatest job in the world. There is nothing else I could have done. I have stood with awesome men and women who showed me the way, how to stay alive, bravery that I could only wish I had. They had done it all. Being part of that, a member of these increadable people, was a gift from God. I still thank Him for the job. There is, I believe, no higher calling. I believe every real street cop has ended up in uniform by divine Intervention. Thank you for letting me be a part of the chosen few, thank you for blessing me with the position of police officer. There is no higher calling.”

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©Samina Iqbal. 2016

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