Tuesday, 29 April 2014

* ~ Final Revelations ~ *





In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

* ~ Final Revelations ~ *
 
·         "What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will you not then understand?” - (Qur’an - Surat Al-Anam: 32)

·         "That which is on earth We have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them - as to which of them are best in conduct." - (Qur’an - Surat Al-Kahf: 7)

  • "When the dwellers of Paradise enter Paradise, an announcer will call: (you have a promise from Allah that) you will live therein and you will never die; you will stay healthy therein and you will never fall ill; you will stay young and you will never become old; you will be under a constant bliss and you will never feel miserable." – Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w.) - (Muslim)

  • "When the inhabitants of the Garden (heaven) have gone to the Garden and the inmates of the Fire (hell) have gone to the Fire, death will be called and placed between the Garden and the Fire. Afterward the following announcement will be made: "Inhabitants of the Garden! There is no more death! Inmates of the Fire! There is no more death!" This will increase the delight of the inhabitants of the Garden and the grief of the inmates of the Fire." – Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w.) - (Muslim)


Sunday, 27 April 2014

"Eldorado" - by Edgar Allan Poe




"Eldorado" by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849)

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

Criticism, Pakistan, Religiosity, Human Imperfections & Arrogance


CRITICISM, PAKISTAN, RELIGIOSITY, HUMAN IMPERFECTIONS & ARROGANCE:

Criticism is a two-way process. When we criticize others, we can expect criticism also in return, even if we are just in our approach. The sad thing is that in Pakistan, some people like to criticize the spirit of religiosity in people while they themselves don't bother to understand the true spirit of Islam. We are only human beings and no one is perfect. And ultimately only ALLAH Almighty will judge us on the day of Resurrection. But those people while criticizing the spirit of religiosity, make little efforts in acquiring the knowledge of 'deen'. They think that offering 'Nawaafil' on Shab-e-Baraat and Shab-e-Qadr will bring Allah's support in their lives throughout the year, but they don't try to offer Salah (Namaaz) five times a day on regular basis which has been deemed as a compulsory or obligatory act in Islam for every Muslim from the age of 10 years. Just because their lives proceed smoothly, they say Allah is happy with them and they forget that God tests His close ones more than others though all human beings go through ups and downs in life. We should all make efforts to acquire true knowledge of 'deen' which won't happen if we are not keen to invest time in it. - Roman Ahsan.

The attached link leads to a 'concern about afterlife' without which we would fail to do justice to our existence in this temporary world:
"How big is your light?" http://together-we-rise.blogspot.com/2013/12/how-big-is-your-light.html

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Should GEO be banned?

SHOULD GEO BE BANNED?

To be very honest and neutral, no Pakistan media channel has the right to show ISI chief as responsible on its media reports for attack on a journalist for EIGHT HOURS continuously without any concrete evidence. This is not called committing excess but gross irresponsibility and crime since ISI is still our own institution which is defending the country from external threats of our enemies. GEO needs to submit an apology to ISI and Pakistan government for committing this crime. The second option is that it should be shut down since we cannot afford this kind of blame-game against our defense institutions in future! - Roman Ahsan.

Monday, 21 April 2014

“Facebook fanatics & Hamid Mir” – by Roman Ahsan



 


“Facebook fanatics & Hamid Mir” – by Roman Ahsan

-      April 22, 2014


Closed minds can never prosper which is what happens when people tend to ‘totally’ follow the views of any particular media house or any political party or any institution. In Hamid Mir’s case, we are seeing extremes on both sides. There is no doubt that GEO TV (from Jang Group) needs to be careful with its undue criticism of Pakistan Army and ISI. However, Pakistan Army and ISI are also not above the law, and accountable to the nation for any wrong decisions and moves though we do acknowledge the services and sacrifices of our soldiers and officers.

And then there are the Facebook fanatics with little education and grooming running Facebook pages who sometimes cross all limits in defending the image of Pakistan Army and ISI with their below the belt and filthy abusive language / posts which is opposed to what Islam teaches. There should be ethics involved in publishing content which is seen by thousands of followers of Facebook pages also. A continuous wrong trend can give rise to hate culture which can affect the psyche of some of the innocent youth looking for adventure. Who can control them and what if they get charged up actually trying to kill the person who is continuously being targeted by the runners of FB pages? We are not hinting at anything here but this happens all over the world and we have cases where the youth have shown violent behaviour after being exposed to some stimuli (videos, movies etc.)

A careful observation reveals that youth spend more time on social media compared to adults and due to lack of overall experience in life they have greater chances of falling for absurd philosophies that have little relevance with truth or reality. If the shooting of Hamid Mir is a drama by GEO to defame ISI as opined by a journalist, then it should also be admitted that we have no proof of that right now. We should neither let any media house defame Pakistan Army and ISI by levying false charges, nor the “blind lovers” of Pakistan Army and ISI should get carried away at this moment. It is alarming though that GEO TV blamed the ISI chief for the attack on Hamid Mir without any concrete evidence. Thus all of us need to mellow down and assess our personal attitudes and behaviours!

- Above, A Concern Has Been Addressed About Some Facebook Pages Run By Very Raw & Fanatic Elements In Pakistan Who Have Been Constantly Using Abusive Language/Posts Against GEO And Its Journalists (Even Attacking Ansar Abbasi Who Tries To Give Neutral Insights)

- Below We Have A Post Floated By A Defence Analyst On The Hamid Mir Issue On His Facebook Page - The Rest Of What He Says Is True But Two Of His Lines Are Very 'Wrong' (lines given below followed by full post) –

1- "When a journalist commits treason, why he should not be punished ??" [ So Mr. X wants that people should take law in their own hands and start shooting down others - Such stupid and irresponsible statement ]

2- "Geo claims that it has the right to criticize anyone. Who has given them this right ????"
[The defence analyst himself criticizes everyone including the Hindu Bunya, the liberals, Deobandis etc., and has even called both Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan as traitors for initiating peace talks with tribal people in North even though majority of Pakistan is in favour of them]

COMPLETE POST FLOATED BY THE DEFENCE ANALYST (Mr. X):

Geo claims that it has the right to criticize anyone. Who has given them this right ???? who has give the right to the media to destroy everything that is sacred ?? when they claim full freedom for themselves, why do they ally with criminals to silence their opponents ?? when a journalist commits treason, why he should not be punished ?? Geo has owned its crimes. Now the time for accountability begins..... Time to shut down this haramkhor channel. Our program on Waqt news today.


Iqbal's Death Anniversary - 21st April


21st April - Death Anniversary of Allama Mohammad Iqbal (RA)
- Poet, Philosopher and Visionary of the East

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Shams-ud-Din Altamash Aur Faqeer Dosti




حضرت خواجہ معین الدین چشتی اپنےخلیفہ اکبر حضرت قطب الدین بختیار کاکی اور دوسرےفقرا کےہمراہ دھلی کےساتھ جنگل کی سیر کر رہےتھےکہ اچانک ایک نوجوان شہسوار سامنےسےآتا دکھائی دیا۔ لیکن جیسےہی وہ سوار آپ کےقریب پہنچا تو ادب سےگھوڑےسےنیچےاتر آیا اور جب وہ نوجوان آپ کےقریب پہنچا تو بڑےادب سےسلام کرنےکےبعد دور تک بڑےادب سےپیدل چلتا رہا۔ پھر دوبارہ گھوڑےپر سوار ہو گیا۔ اور آندھی کی طرح جنگل میں روپوش ہو گیا۔ حضرت خواجہ معین الدین چشتی یکایک ٹھہر گئےاور بہت دیر تک راستےکو دیکھتےرہےجدھر سےنوجوان گزرا تھا۔حضرت بختیار کاکی نےمرشد کی بدلی ہوئی کیفیت کو محسوس کر لیا۔

حضرت خواجہ نےفرمایا یہ فقیر دوست نوجوان ہےنوجوان کا چہرہ بتا رہا تھا کہ وہ درویشوں کی صحبت پسند کرتا ہےاس کا یہ عمل دونوں جہانوں میں سعادت کا سبب بنےگا۔ وہ بزرگانِ دین کےحلقہ اثر میں ہےاللہ تعالیٰ اسےاس وقت تک نہیں اٹھائےگا جب تک وہ تاج شاہی پہن نہیں لیتا۔ اقبال اس پر سایہ فگن ہےتخت ہندوستان اس کا انتظار کررہا ہےوہ آئےاور عدل وانصاف کےساتھ لوگوں پر حکومت کری۔
پھر سلطان قطب الدین ایبک کی رحلت کےبعد وہی نوجوان ہندوستان کا بادشاہ بنا اور اس نےشمس الدین التمش کےنام سےشہرت پائی۔

گلدستہءاولیاء

Attack on Mr. Hamid Mir - April 19, 2014


Attack on Mr. Hamid Mir - April 19, 2014:

Attack on Journalist and TV anchor Mr. Hamid Mir should be condemned indeed. Whatever his stance about Pakistan Army nobody has the right to shoot him and we hope this is not the work of some "blind patriots" or "blind lovers" of Pak Army. Pak Army does not comprise of angels and has both good and bad individuals in it. The Army has made mistakes also basically on the order of Pak government slave to US imperialistic elements even though we love our Army since they are the defenders of our country. On the other hand, some enemies of Pakistan might want to create rift between different groups in Pakistan and so the attack on Hamid Mir  might be the work of external hands. Only with time, the truth will come out! We hope Hamid Mir recovers soon - aameen! - Roman Ahsan.

Friday, 18 April 2014

20 Questions To Know If It's Love

 

20 Questions That Will Tell You If It's Love


If psychologists could define love, they’d be far ahead of every poet, playwright, and songwriter who’s ever tried to put this elusive feeling into words. Love mostly provides pleasure, but as many of us know, that pleasure can come with a heavy price.

[KNOWING YOURSELF - A HELPFUL ARTICLE]

FROM: Psychology Today


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Self defense for girls / females


Self defense for girls / females

    
Self defense classes for girls should be mandatory from the primary level in school. Or the grown-ups can learn self defense from experts with good reputation. But the girls should also try to take precautionary measures not to step out of house on odd hours, avoiding desolate locations & wearing modest clothing ... [But Girls beware: Don't try these tactics on your husbands, brothers & cousins :)]

Muslims & Islam - Where is terrorism?


Muslims & Islam - Where is terrorism?








Monday, 14 April 2014

Islam Aur Musalman - Urdu Post







اسلام ،عمل اور امن کا نام ہے -
اسلام اور مسلمان کا رشتہ بڑ ا نازک ہے - بلا شبہ مسلمان وہ ہے جو اسلام کو قبول کرے، اپنی زندگی الله کی بندگی میں دے دے- وہ اپنی زندگی ان مقا صد کے لیے صرف کر دے - جو الله اور اس کے رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے انسانی زندگی کے مقا صد مقرر کیے ہیں - یہی وجہ ہے کہ مسلمان ، اسلام کے تابع ہے اسلام مسلمانوں کے تابع نہیں -


مسلمانوں کو اسلام کا نمونہ ہونا چاہیے اور معیا ری اور مطلوبہ مسلمان وہی ہے جس کی زندگی اسلام کی عکاس اور آئینہ دار ہو- اسلام تو ایک معیار اور کسوٹی ہے- یہ الله کی ہدایت کا نام ہے - یہ وہ دین ہے جو تمام انسانوں کی ہدایت کے لیے اللہ تعالی نے اپنے انبیاء علیھم السلام کے ذریعے ، اور اپنی مکمل شکل میں اپنے نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے ذریعے بھیجا ، جو اپنی اصل شکل میں قرآن و سنت میں محفوظ ہے- مسلمان وہ ہیں جن کو یہ امانت سونپی گئی ہے- انہیں ہدایت دی گئی ہے کہ وہ خود بھی اس دین پر چلیں اور انفرادی اور اجتماعی زندگی کے ہر شعبے میں اس کے اصولوں پرعمل کریں ، اسے پوری انسانیت تک پہنچا ئیں اور شہادت حق کا فریضہ انجام دیں- اسلام کوئی نسلی مذھب نہیں ہے اور نہ ہی اس پر مسلمانون کی اجارہ داری ہے -


اللہ رب المشرقیں و رب المغربین ہے، وہ رب العالمین بھی ہے اور ہمارے قائد و رہنما رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم تمام انسانوں کے لیے ( للناس اجمعین ) مبعوت کے گئے اور تمام عالموں کے لیے رحمت ہیں-

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Van Gogh & Mental Illness



Van Gogh & Mental Illness

Does anyone know that Van Gogh, the painter had "mental illness"? In fact, some famous musicians, painters, poets, philosophers, writers and actors have had mental illness. Mental illness is the most misunderstood form of illness in the world, especially Pakistan. Mental or psychological illness does not mean that the person is "mentally deficient". It only means that the patients face some disturbance in the minds during phases but are normal apart from that. They are more sensitive and emotional than an average person also. And gifted with tremendous talents. But not all patients are able to achieve greatness in this world since the lives of many are simply wasted due to lack of proper treatment.

The Painting Above: Van Gogh, Irises, Spring 1890. Oil on canvas, 71 x 93 cm. The Getty Museum, Los Angeles.


Painting Above: Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Vincent van Gogh painted a number of flower still lifes during his last weeks at Saint-Rémy hospital in May 1890. He used the subject to experiment with colour and contrast. In ‘Irises’ he has placed the purple-blue flowers against a yellow background. Van Gogh spoke of 'an effect of terribly disparate complementaries that reinforce each other by their opposition.' 

See full letter: http://bit.ly/let870


Friday, 11 April 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014

RESCUE AAFIA PLEASE







POST BY YVONNE RIDLEY ON THE CASE OF AAFIA SIDDIQUI: Dr Aafia Siddiqui is the most wronged woman in the world - kidnapped, renditioned & tortured, thrown into Bagram in 2003; released and then shot by US soldiers 2008 & then flown to America to stand trial for a crime allegedly committed in Afghanistan 2010 ... let's hope 2014 is the year justice is finally delivered.

A RANDOM POST ON AAFIA (THE ACCOUNT NARRATED BELOW IS AUTHENTIC):


قرآن پر چلو تو تمہیں کپڑے ملیں گے
مجهے عافیہ کہتے ہیں - پچهلے 11 سال سے دشمن کے رحم و کرم پر ہوں - روز جیتی ہوں روز مرتی ہوں - میری یہ تصویر 2010 کی ہے - 2014 میں میری کیا حالت ہوگی؟ میری عزت بار بار تار تار ہوئ - میرے بچے مجه سے چهین لیے گئے - بوڑهی والدہ اور بہن سے ملے 11برس ہو گئے - میں حافظ قرآن ہوں - مجهے برہنہ کیا جاتا ہے اور کہا جاتا ہے قرآن پر چلو تو تمہیں کپڑے ملیں گے - میں انکار کرتی ہوں تو بےپناه تشدد کیا جاتا ہے -میرے سارے دانت توڑ دیے گئے - میرے بال نوچ لیے گئے - میرے ہم وطنوں قیامت کے دن آپ کی خاموشی کہیں آپ کے لیے مہنگی نہ ثابت ہو - فقط آپ کی ..... کیا لکهوں؟ ماں؟ بہن؟ بیٹی؟ بس رہنے دیں ان باتوں میں کیا رکها ہے -

WHEN POSTED ON FACEBOOK, SOMEONE COMMENTED:

"The sentence given to her may be wrong but it is the price you pay for double standards, on the one hand she & her family blames USA for her wrong detention but on the other hand she herself desired & accepted immigrant status of USA, once you become a citizen of USA everyone has to adhere to the given norms of that Country & she was found guilty of indulging herself against the norms. She also married a US citizen who was later found to be a member of Al Qaeeda group, if you want to live in peace you should distance yourself from such people/activities otherwise the outcome is obvious. Since she is a citizen of USA by choice we individually or collectively cannot influence their judicial system, the best could have been that she should had surrendered her US citizenship & revoked her Pakistani nationality then Pakistan government could have requested with USA to transfer her & complete her sentence over here. Today many Pakistani's are living in USA w/o any fear as they observe the code of conduct."

MY RESPONSE TO THE COMMENT ABOVE ON FACEBOOK:

"At least you agree Imran sb that the sentence given to her is wrong. I would add that not just the sentence but the continuous abuse, torture and sexual assaults which by no means are justified - and we are talking about the case of a convict or prisoner here who should be treated properly under the clauses of Amnesty International.

Secondly, we need to understand the bigger picture of the game being played by USA. According to my limited knowledge, Al-Qaeda simply does not exist. Either there are resistance forces from the Muslim world in response to continued oppression and hegemonic policies of the US government OR there are militants themselves funded by the imperial powers to create chaos in the Muslim countries. It is ironic that those invading other lands are trying to associate Muslims and Islam with terrorism while they present themselves as PEACEKEEPERS of the world. We are being fooled that Jihad is not part of Islam, even when we know that the Muslims have the right to defend themselves in the face of continued oppression. But we have been divided and we are fighting each other since our enemies are too smart, hiding behind their military-industrial complex. If you share your email with me, I can send you a case-history or full story of Aafia, even though I understand there are different versions being floated via media to confuse the world."

Monday, 7 April 2014

"Silent Prey" - Poem by Roman Ahsan






“THE SILENT PREY

[A simple innocent love-poem by Roman Ahsan written in 5 minutes - Jan 2010]
 
He sits there quietly,
With eyes focused on the screen,
His lips are sealed,
His fingers tapping away!

She enters the room,
A pretty little thing,
He grabs her every attention,
For he is a gentleman!

She thinks, “I must talk to him!
He looks a nice man,
I am beautiful,
And he cannot ignore me!”

Thus she paces ahead,
Offers him a chocolate,
He says, “No ma’am, thank you!”
She turns away disappointed!

It’s a new morning,
And he wears a fine tie,
He feels confident,
And his fingers move fast today!

She enters the room again,
Her hair done in a nice braid,
She wears a red dress,
All boys look up at her!

He keeps on working,
Experience has made him rich,
The girl does not exist,
She is too young!

The girl stops and stares,
She thinks, “Why is he so quiet?
Why does he not notice me?
Am I not good?”

From the corner of his left eye,
He notices her sharp presence,
He fails to ignore her this time,
And his face turns towards her…

THE END [ OR WAS IT THE BEGINNING? ] - (All Copyrights Reserved)