Guest writer Sara Ahmed pens down the inspiring story of John Fontain, as heard from him at the WOC 2014 event:’Story Night with the Stars’.
John Fontain was born in a working-class Christian family in Manchester. As a young boy, he would always make an intention in Church that he was praying to God alone, proving the fact that children are born on the fitrah (sound nature). At seven, he was sure that there was something amiss in Christianity when the priest changed the chorus lyrics he had written from ‘Jesus and God’ to ‘Jesus is God’. At the age of fourteen, with a growing passion for music, he became a professional jazz singer, travelling to places and performing in sports stadiums, hotels etc. With a good income and the drive to become the most famous jazz singer in the country, he naturally did not feel the need to attend university!
By: Mohammed Zeyara
Humans are greedy. We always want more. We always want what we do not have. We do not appreciate what we have. We do not appreciate our blessings.
If we have rivers of gold, we will beg for seas of gold. And if we have seas of gold, we will beg for oceans of gold. And if we have oceans of gold, we will beg for oceans of diamonds.
Do not miss a precious opportunity thinking you will find better. Do not ignore that good girl because you want prettier. Do not ignore that good man because you want a stronger man. These cases lead to regret.