Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Socrates Pt.1

Many Athenians had mistaken Socrates for a Sophist. The fact is that Socrates was one of the Sophists' keenest critics. That Socrates should have been identified with them was due to his relentless analysis of any and every subject, a technique employed also by the Sophists. But between the Sophists and Socrates there was a fundamental difference. The Sophists split hairs to show that equally good arguments could be advanced on either side of any issue. They were skeptics who doubted that there could be any certain or reliable knowledge. Moreover, they concluded that since all knowledge is relative, moral ideas and ideals are also relative. Socrates, on the other hand, had a different motivation for his constant argumentation. He was committed to the pursuit of truth and considered it his mission to seek out the basis for stable and certain knowledge. He was also attempting to discover the foundation for the good life. As he pursued his mission, Socrates devised a method for arriving at truth, linking knowing and doing to each other in such a way as to argue that to know the good is to do good, that "knowledge is virtue". Unlike the Sophists, then, Socrates engaged in argumentation, in "dialectic," not for ends destructive of truth or to develop pragmatic skills among lawyers and politicians, but to achieve creative concepts of truth and goodness.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Insha Allah, I'll find the way.

As Salam 'Alaikum
Good day

It has been a while since my last post. My life has been quite hectic recently. There are so much things to do. The tension is high, I am a little lost. Thus I'm welcoming any pieces of advice from you guys to keep me moving forward.

At this time and day, I am really hoping and praying for the intervention from Allah because 'That is the way of a Muslim'.

Right now I'm listening to Maher Zain's Insha Allah. The lyric is becoming more and more meaningful to me now. So today, I will like to share the song with you guys. Hope you'll find something good from it. For me, Insha Allah, I'll find the way, my way...

Insha Allah Lyrics

Everytime you feel like you cannot go on
You feel so lost
That your so alone
All you is see is night
And darkness all around
You feel so helpless
You can’t see which way to go
Don’t despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side

Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah you’ll find your way

Everytime you can make one more mistake
You feel you can’t repent
And that its way too late
Your’re so confused, wrong decisions you have made
Haunt your mind and your heart is full of shame

Don’t despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side
Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah you’ll find your way
Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah you’ll find your way

Turn to Allah
He’s never far away
Put your trust in Him
Raise your hands and pray
OOO Ya Allah
Guide my steps don’t let me go astray
You’re the only one that showed me the way,
Showed me the way x2
Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah we’ll find the way
Video & Lyrics Information

Artist: Maher Zain
Album: Thank You Allah
Lyrics: Maher Zain & Bara Kherigi
Melody: Maher Zain
Arrangement: Maher Zain & Hamza Namira
Copyright: Awakening Records 2009