Writing 101,Day 7: Hook ’em with a quote

You can write anything for today’s post _ the only requirement is that you begin with a blockquote.

The type of quote you choose is up to you Maybe the passage is something you’d like to comment on, or is one of your favorite quotes.The following is a quote of Allama Iqbal, the poet and philosopher of India. He was born in Sialkot which is now Pakistan.

So what if your prostrations have left a mark on your forehead. Try the kind that can leave a mark on the soil. This is a quote by Allama Iqbal.

Yes I’d like to comment on this quote. Here Iqbal is pointing out about prayer. It is believed in Islam, that those who pray regularly, which includes prostration, they get a mark on their forehead as evidence of their submission to the creator.

I’m not sure if I’m right or this is what the poet implied. To me he is pointing out that the mark on the forehead is no guarantee that this person is pious. One can be considered pious even if he doesn’t have that mark on the forehead.

Prayer is only one of the requirements of a good person. The other factors that should be taken into consideration,are his behavior towards his fellow beings. One needs to be compassionate, generous and humble. If these attributes are missing, the mark alone on his/her forehead will not give him the status of a truly God-fearing human being.

I wasn’t able to post this yesterday as I had problems with the  internet. I hope my friends and bloggers would take this into consideration and give their feedback. Thank you in advance.

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Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure

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Write a story or post with an open ending and let your readers invent the conclusion.

She was in a hurry to go home to tell her mother about getting the job she applied for. She had so much to tell she started running, she did not see the person coming from the opposite direction, they collided, she fell down on the pavement, he stood there stunned unable to figure out what he must do.

She tried to stand up, he helped her. The man noticed she was bleeding from the cut on her forehead. “I’d have to take you to the medical center,” he said.

“Medical center”, she repeated , “I want to go home my mother is waiting for me?”

None of them realized they were perfect strangers to each other, she looked and said, “I’m sorry I was in such a rush to tell my Mom the news ,by the way I am Sonya, I got a job as a programmer at IBM.”

“WOW! You are lucky, I’ve been looking for a job for the past month, but luck did not favor me, oh I am Stuart.”

Sonya and Stuart decided to go to Sonya’s home. She did not want her Mom to worry.

Mrs. Gordon was anxious about Sonya, she called her friends to find out if Sonya was visiting them. Reply from everyone was, “No we did not.”

Mrs. Gordon started pacing back and forth and murmured  “where is that girl”.

Suddenly she heard,”Mom I’m home!

She ran to open the door, there was Sonya, she noticed the cut on her forehead immediately, “What’s wrong Sonya and who is this man?”…………

What happens next READERS feel free to give your conclusion to this story!”