The de­bauched and Na­jat Al-Sagheera

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Saad Al-Motesh

Since I have no trade or busi­ness to keep me busy or use to pass my time, I ab­so­lutely have noth­ing to do. So, I started ex­plor­ing so­cial me­dia net­works to kill time in­stead of gos­sip­ing about oth­ers. How­ever, I found out that that th­ese sites in­cluded much more bad things than I ex­pected. Well, I am not the first one to be so dis­ap­pointed, be­cause long be­fore me and be­fore Twit­ter, the vet­eran singer Na­jat Al-Sagheera sang: “Does he think he can toy with me?”

I thought Twit­ter was a place to pass time use­fully, but even­tu­ally found it was a place for rob­beries and lies and a place full of de­bauched peo­ple who fol­low po­ets with­out think­ing, as de­scribed in the Holy Qu­ran. The only dif­fer­ence now is that they fol­low blog­gers, though they both say things they do not do!

Many po­ets wrote po­ems about chivalry, gal­lantry and good man­ners with­out hav­ing any of th­ese virtues them­selves. They do not even think about what they write, but still write it be­cause they found some au­di­ence that en­joys read­ing their words and wishes to be­come as fa­mous. Some peo­ple found Twit­ter as the per­fect plat­form to get fa­mous with­out show­ing any re­spect to rules and reg­u­la­tions. While some users only tend to spread­ing lies, fraud, black­mail and say­ing what they do not ac­tu­ally do, oth­ers are so hon­est that one would ask to use their old ghutras as blessed prayer mats.

The Holy Qu­ran de­scribed po­ets as peo­ple tread­ing all paths. Almighty Al­lah meant that they talk about ev­ery­thing, which ab­so­lutely ap­plies to some blog­gers who talk about all top­ics and con­cerns. There­fore, I only fol­low those I know to avoid join­ing the de­bauched. I only fol­low ac­counts with real names to avoid be­ing toyed with. After all, Na­jat AlSagheera might be pret­tier than me and has a nice voice, but I am taller and hand­somer than the ugly blog­gers you fol­low!

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