Critical Thinking

This post is for my new readers, who are visiting my website for the first time.

If you can see the difference between the two pics then yes, you should read my other blogs to check your own understanding of reading the ‘Voice of my Mind’.

You will not regret the time spent on reading the ‘Voice of my Mind’.

as EYE see

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On face, both the pictures are same, one big, the other one, small. My intent of showing you these two pics is to let you see them in a different context. That’s what I have and I will be writing in my blogs to give you a different perspective of life.

The title of my blog is ‘Life as EYE see it’, so writing something I need to have a pen which is being portrayed in the big picture through a pen and if you look at the smaller pic, it appears to resemble like an EYE. So whatever I am seeing through my EYEs, I process that information in my mind to give it a different meaning to explore the hidden meaning of life,

The word EYE (I) has two connotations one is the physical eye, the other one is my vision as ‘I’.

Sajjad Hussain

Truth Lies


Read between the lines is one of the phrases, which is often been said by the intellectuals to understand the hidden meaning, especially while reading a newspaper. Because the real story behind a news is usually between the lines, it is a diplomatic way of hiding the truth and conveying the message to the right quarters between the lines.

A lined paper is usually white in color with black lines and whatsoever is written on the lines is also usually of black color but the white space in between remains white.

If we look at the symbolic meaning of black and white then, the black color is depicted as ignorance, whereas white reflects knowledge. So the true knowledge is somewhere between black written lines.

Usually, it is our perception that whatever we see, we believe, without giving a second thought to what we are seeing, is not the truth. The real truth is hidden somewhere in between those black written lines.

The ‘lie’ which is portrayed as ‘truth’ actually lies, so from now on, learn how to read between the lines, to seek the real Truth.

Watch out for the Truth that lies!

Sajjad Hussain


Soul Searching


Sajjad Hussain

Tunnel Vision


You must have had a chance to go through a tunnel while travelling to country side or even within the city through an underpass. A tunnel is a closed capsule type path open on both the ends, but at times it is closed at one end as well.

While entering a tunnel you might have noticed that it was open all around before entering the tunnel but the moment you entered in, it all turned out to be closed and it’s mostly dark inside, unless lit by the government to facilitate the commuters.

Let me make an analogy, when you are not thinking, you are bombarded by a lot of data and information scattered all around, but the moment you start thinking, all your diversions are focused on to single thought you are thinking, to convert that data and information into knowledge through continuous experimentation. It’s like roaming in a dark tunnel in search of light.

The moment you are out of tunnel, you are free to move around, wherever you want to, but the moment you get into the tunnel, you are left with no choice but to move in the direction of the tunnel, even if you don’t know if there is light at the end of the tunnel. Your intent then is, to get out of it, as soon as possible, or we can say, you feel suffocation being in there.

Same analogy goes with your thought process, when you are not thinking, you are free to think, whatever you want to, but the moment you are focused on to a single point agenda to think, it is like you are entering into a tunnel. You try to diversify yourself in that thought process, which is like you are trying to get out of it, which actually leads you to the many facets linked with that thought, and that’s how you come up with new ideas, yet all these ideas are very much associated with that thought process you are already in.


Being outside the tunnel is like art, whereas, science is all about getting into a tunnel and then trying to find the way out of it, and during this entire process, it comes across new ideas and new solutions for the same issue or problem at hand. It keeps getting into a new problem and then tries to find the way out of it (this tunnel vision is basically our own thought process) which leads us to new vistas scattered all around.

Art is an open thought process, whereas science is a closed loop, where your thought process is more focused then scattered.

Sajjad Hussain


“No offence to my readers in US or else where in the world”


The drama unfolded shortly after Mr. Bush appeared at a news conference in Baghdad with Prime Minister Nuri Kamal Al-Maliki to highlight the newly adopted security agreement between the United States and Iraq. The agreement includes a commitment to withdraw all American forces by the end of 2011.

The Iraqi journalist, Muntader al-Zaidi, 28, a correspondent for Al Baghdadia, an independent Iraqi television station, stood up about 12 feet from Mr. Bush and shouted in Arabic: “This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!” He then threw a shoe at Mr. Bush, who ducked and narrowly avoided it.

As stunned security agents and guards, officials and journalists watched, Mr. Zaidi then threw his other shoe, shouting in Arabic, “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!” That shoe also narrowly missed Mr. Bush as Prime Minister Maliki stuck a hand in front of the president’s face to help shield him.

Mr. Maliki’s security agents jumped on the man, wrestled him to the floor and hustled him out of the room. They kicked him and beat him until “he was crying like a woman,” said Mohammed Taher, a reporter for Afaq, a television station owned by the Dawa Party, which is led by Mr. Maliki. Mr. Zaidi was then detained on unspecified charges.

When I read this story first time, it flashed before my eyes, as a usual news item. My curiosity to make analogies made me wondered to observe the striking resemblance of the incident with the ritual of ‘Rami Jamarat’ during Hajj (Muslims’ Pilgrimage).

Watch this video to understand the write up below:

Jamarat is a Hajj ritual that involves stoning the three pillars that represent the devil (shaytan in Arabic). As part of this Hajj ritual, the pilgrims throw small pebbles at those three structures in the city of Mina. Pilgrims collect these pebbles at Muzadlifa. These pebbles can also be collected in the city of Mina, East of Makkah.

The historical significance of Jamarat ritual hails from Prophet Ibraheem when the devil appeared to him three times. At each of the appearances, Angel Jibraeel (Gabriel) told Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham) to pelt the devil. Thus, the basis of the significance of the ritual.

All three Jamarat pillars represent the shaytan and represent the three times that Prophet Ibraheem was seduced by the devil when he was going to sacrifice Ismail. At each of the three times, the Angel asked him to rid of the temptation by throwing pebbles at the devil.

Once the pilgrims are done with stoning the devil, they return to their camps and slay animals as sacrifice, on face it appears as a ritual to complete the pilgrimage, but in essence this ritual has an ethical connotation, as depicted above. “Mr. Maliki’s security agents jumped on the man, wrestled him to the floor and hustled him out of the room. They kicked him and beat him until “he was crying like a woman,” said Mohammed Taher, a reporter for Afaq, a television station owned by the Dawa Party, which is led by Mr. Maliki. Mr. Zaidi was then detained on unspecified charges.”

Whenever you will rise against the oppressor in favor of the oppressed, you will have to give sacrifice in terms of bodily harm or even at times in the form of your life, as was done by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) (progeny of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on 10th Moharram 61 Hijri (Muslim calendar).

So, whenever you will rise for the cause of humanity, you must get ready to face the wrath of the so called ruling elite, who on the face, portray themselves as the champions of democracy and humanity (equally valid across all the nations of the world).

Sajjad Hussain


Almost all the motivational speakers, always motivate youngsters, by inciting them to read the word ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ as “I’M Possible”. I also got amazed, when I learnt it for the first time.

We are always motivated to take life as a challenge, and face the acrid realities of life head on. It is but a daunting task to be taken on face value, as life is not a drama or a film story, where at the end of the day, everything ends up as, ‘happy go lucky’.

I started looking at it (I’M Possible) differently, why, because I think we should not be blind followers. Everyone of us, has the right to live and lead his/her life, the way s/he wants to live, and should in no case, be following the dictates of others. If s/he does so, is bound to be exploited.

Life is, but a reality, and has to be taken, as a reality show, where you get one chance to perform and you are expected to perform to the best of your abilities. If, for some reason or the other, you are unable to come up to the expectations of the audience, you loose your competition and never get, a second chance to prove, that you are the best. You are only left with tears in your eyes, and you feel like dying. At times you know, that you are being ‘televised’ live, even then, you are devastated to an extent, that you dare to cry, in front of the people, which is but a humiliation, beyond one’s wildest imagination.

Are you living your life for the audience, or for your own self? What exactly is expected of you, out of your life?

You have been sent in this world all alone, not by virtue of your own will and you are not going to die out of your own will (except if you commit suicide, which is a coward act in itself, and shows your inability to face the odds of life, and prohibited in most of the religions across the globe). You are supposed to live your life by yourself, even if, you don’t want to.

Almost all of us, while living our lives, go through certain odds. At times, these odds are physical, social, psychological, and traumatic in nature. Few of us even loose quite a few invaluable organs of their bodies making them completely bed ridden or handicapped and dependent on their loved ones. But the life goes on.


I have written this blog for the broken hearts, who have met with an eventuality in their lives and lost hope. The purpose is not to persuade them through false hopes, and following the dictum “I’M Possible”, but with a wish, to help them do, and keep doing whatever they can, in their capacity, because ultimately it is their own life, and they have to live it by themselves. Whatever they have lost, during their journey through life, is/are never ever going to come back to them, and they have to lead their arduous journey through life all alone, like a solitary reaper. 

Live your life in present, whatever is gone, is gone for good. Whatever is there in store for you in the future, no one is certain about it. Living in present, is a statement, easy said then done, but since I have been through the thick and thin of life all through, so it is my suggestion.

Living for the sake of living is living like animals, but knowing the purpose of your life is the essence of your living, as a human. Crux of the blog, you have got only this life to live, and you will not get a second chance to perform. It is, but an impossible project to be accomplished remaining within the timeline of your life, keep aside ifs and buts and start facing the odds.

How are you going to accomplish it? With a smile, or a grim face! choice is yours.

Good luck with your ‘Mission Impossible’.

Sajjad Hussain

Pearl of Life


Sajjad Hussain


Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkle

While writing blogs, I keep thinking, how on earth I am getting these silent vibes now, while it’s been a long time since I am alive on this planet. At times, I feel like, I am lost in the wilderness of my thought process and keep surmising to find the hidden meanings of life. In my search for finding the purpose of my life, I have come across some fascinating ideas, which I like to share with my readers. One such vibe is elaborated here under:

The couplet cited above from Iqbal’s (Poet of the East) verse says that “The world is yet to be completed that is why we see quite a few new happenings every single day”. I like to contradict with the poet on this, when he says the world is yet to be completed. I think it is already complete, it is we who are exploring it and every single day we find some new (from our perspective, because the gravitational pull of the earth, the round shape of the earth and anomalous expansion of water etc. were already there since ages, it is only we, who have explored these realities with the passage of time, as our intellect grew) things and that is why we think it is under construction, so we are surprised at the new findings.

The reason why, I used the couplet is, its second phrase, which focuses on the Quranic scripture ‘Kun Fayakoon’ cited above, which means HE does not have to plan, HE not even thinks, and it happens and the perfection of HIS project can be witnessed in the form of us, humans, HIS super project.

Since we are unable to comprehend quite a few of HIS creations before time, so we have this feeling that it is happening every single day.

We as humans, have to plan ahead of time, before executing any project. It takes a long time for us to conceive a project, plan it and then implement it, with a hope that it would end up as a quality project, even then after having gone through exhaustive brainstorming, we remain skeptical about the outcome, until the end.

What we see around us, appears to be sheer chaos, whereas in reality, its order and not chaos, which surrounds us. You have the right to disagree with me, but let me share with you a TED video, wherein Mr. David Kwong says that we are wired to find order out of chaos.


I used the word ‘see’ in the paragraph above and not ‘look’, why, because when you see something, you are not told for it, you do it inadvertently on a daily basis. But if I want you to see something, I have to ask you, to have a look at this or that. I have been pondering for quite sometimes on these four English language words, see, look, hear and listen, and like to appreciate their meanings here.

We, as HIS super creation, have been asked to look and listen, and what we do is see and hear. All HIS creations are symbolic in nature, and since we are unable to extract meanings, out of these symbols, we see it chaotic, and those who somehow manage to look at these symbols and able to extract some semblance of logic, are able to see the order.

In order to find order, from chaos surrounding us, we have to look at the symbols and listen to the silent vibes of nature to see, what HE wants us to see and why?

Sajjad Hussain

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