Monday, 29 February 2016

Protest against Mumtaz Qadri's death-penalty

Protest against Mumtaz Qadri's death-penalty

Those who are destroying public and private property in Pakistan to protest against the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri are only earning sins. At the moment, I will only say that both Salman Taseer and Mumtaz Qadri have now left for the next world. Let Almighty ALLAH (swt) decide now about what is right and wrong for He is the One and Only Ultimate Judge. More thoughts on this issue will be shared later on for this is a delicate issue. The Imam of our mosque asked us to offer fateha for deceased Mumtaz Qadri after Asr prayer. That Imam has been a very sober and wise cleric with impressive grasp over Islam. Five years back when Salman Taseer was killed, I neither rejoiced over nor mourned his death. More later...

جو لوگ ممتاز قادری کی موت کے احتجاج میں گورنمنٹ یا پرائیوٹ پراپرٹی کو نقصان پہنچا رہے ہیں وہ گناہ کما رہے ہیں- اس موقع پر صرف یہ بات کہنا چاہوں گا کہ سلمان تاثیر اور ممتاز قادری دونوں اس جہاں سے رُخصت ہو چکے ہیں۔ اب اللہ تعالٰی کو صحیح اور غلط کا فیصلہ کرنے دیں کیونکہ خالقِ کائنات ہی سب سے بڑا جج ہے۔ اس موضوع پر دیگر خیالات کچھ عرصے بعد شیئر کروں گا۔ آج شام عصر کی نماز کے بعد ہماری مسجد کے امام نے ممتاز قادری کیلئے فاتحہ پڑھنے کو کہا- ان امام صاحب نے ہمیشہ سے نہایت سنجیدہ مزاج اور سمجھدار ہونے کا مظاہرہ کرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ اسلام پر ایک اچھا عبور بھی دیکھایا ہے۔ پانچ سال پہلے سلمان تاثیر کے قتل پر مجھے نہ کوئی خوشی ہوئی اور نہ کوئی افسوس۔ باقی آئندہ۔۔۔

- S Roman Ahsan.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Home in hereafter


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

• "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)

• "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)

Saturday, 27 February 2016

اللہ تعالٰی ہم سے کیا چاہتے ہیں؟

اللہ تعالٰی ہم سے کیا چاہتے ہیں؟

ایک وقت میں آدمی ڈاکڑ بھی ہو سکتا ہے اور دینی بھی۔ مسلمان کیلئے دین کا کم از کم اتنا علم ہونا ضروری ہے کہ وہ یہ جان سکے کہ اللہ تعالٰی ہم سے کیا چاہتے ہیں؟ اور ہم اپنی زندگی کس طرح اسلام کے مطابق گزارنے کی کوشش کریں؟ ہر کسی کو دینی عالم بننے کی ضرورت نہیں ہے- جب ہم دین کے بنیادی تقاضوں اور اسلام کی روح سے واقف ہو جایئں تو کس نے آپ کو روکا ہے کہ آپ ہسٹری، فلسفہ یا معاشرتی علوم کو حاصل کریں یا جدید ٹیکنالوجی سے فائدہ اُٹھائیں جو اسلام کے خلاف نہ ہوں؟

افسوس اس بات کا ہے آج کل زیادہ تر مسلمان دنیا کے پیچھے تو بہت بھاگتے ہیں لیکن وہ اپنی آخرت کی فکر نہیں کرتے- صرف دنیا کی کامیابی کا کچھ بھی فائدہ نہیں اگر آخرت میں دردناک عذاب ملنا ہے (استغفراللہ)۔ حدیث ہے کہ (جس کا مطلب ہے) آخرت کی زندگی سمندر کی طرح ہے اور دنیا کی زندگی ان چند پانی کے قطروں کی طرح ہے جو اس انگلی کے ساتھ لوٹیں جب اسے سمندر میں ڈبویا جائے۔

- سید رُومان اِحسان

Friday, 19 February 2016

LECTURE - Beautifying this world

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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


دنیا کو جنت بنانے کی دوڑ ، اللہ کا ڈیزائن کیا ہے؟

Should we try to turn this world into paradise or are we required to carry a different mission? Wants / needs VERSUS luxuries? An inspirational and thought-provoking lecture from Maulana Tariq Jameel. 


Thursday, 18 February 2016

(Urdu) - ALLAH key bayhtri

تو اتنا عقل مند نہیں

ایک بادشاہ تھا اور بادشاہ کا وزیر تو ضرور ھوتا ھے بادشاہ جو بھی بات کرتا تو وزیر کہتا اسی میں کوی بہتری ھو گی۔
ایک دفعہ بادشاہ کی انگلی کٹ گئی وزیر نے کہا اس میں اللہ کی کوی بہتری ھوگی بادشاہ کو بہت غصہ آیا کہ میری انگلی کٹ گئی ھے اور تم کہہ رھے ھو کہ اسمیں بھی اللہ کی کوی بہتری ھوگی۔

بادشاہ نے وزیر کو جیل میں ڈال دیا تو پھر بھی وزیر نے کہا کہ اس میں بھی اللہ کی کوی بہتری ھوگی بادشاہ کو بڑا غصہ آیا۔
بحرحال بادشاہ شکار کے لئیے گیا جنگل میں ایسی جگہ چلا گیاجہاں پر ایسے لوگ رھتے تھے کہ وہ لوگ سال میں ایک آدمی کو زبح کرتے تھے انہوں نے باشاہ کو پکڑلیا جب اس کو زبح کرنے لگے تو انہوں نے دیکھا بادشاہ کی انگلی کٹی ھوی ھے انہوں نے بادشاہ کو چھوڑ دیا کہ ھم ایسے شخص کو زبح نہیں کرتے جس کے جسم سے کوی بھی چیز کٹی ھو یا خراب ھو انہوں نے /بادشاہ کو چھوڑ دیا۔

بادشاہ واپس آتا ھے وزیر سے بہت خوش ھوتا ھے اس کو بلاتا ھے اور کہتا ھے واقعی اللہ کے ھرکام اللہ کی کوی بہتری ھوتی ھے میری انگلی کٹی تھی میری جان بچ گئی جب میں نے تمہیں جیل میں ڈالا اس وقت بھی تم نے یہی کہا ۔
تمہارے جیل جانے میں کیا بہتری تھی؟

وزیر کہتا ھے اگر میں جیل میں نہ ھوتا آپ نے مجھے شکار پر لے کر جانا تھا آپ کی انگلی کٹی تھی آپ کو انہوں نے چھوڑ دینا تھا اور آپ کی جگہ انہوں نے مجھے زبح کر دینا تھا اب سمجھ آی کہ اللہ کے ھر کام میں بہتری ھوتی ھے

اے انسان!! تقدیر کے لکھے پر کبھی شکوہ نہ کیا کر،
تو اتنا عقل مند نہیں جو "رب" کے ارادے کو سمجھ سکے !

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The "New Me"


Islamic ideals may not appeal to a young mind. The young person is more attracted to LIVELY and BEAUTIFUL things or activities. Islamic ideals basically teach about shaping our temporary lives for an afterlife that is forever. It means we have to turn on the "conservative mode" to be applied in all spheres of life. It is indeed a challenge and requires efforts to harness ourselves in accordance with the Islamic ideals. But we need to ask ourselves the question whether we want to live in pleasure on this earth yet in great misery in afterlife that will never end? We just need to proceed step by step in pursuit of finding the truth. 

- S Roman Ahsan.

Similarities between Linkedin and Facebook


An Internet user cannot live without Facebook in these times. Likewise, professionals worldwide have to make their profiles on Linkedin to survive the challenges of the modern competitive world. Let's check what is common between and

1. Both serve the ideals of a global village
2. You can add contacts on both
3. You can post thoughts/articles/images/videos on both
4. All posts on both have "LIKE", "COMMENT" and "SHARE" options
5. Both offer notifications to the user
6. You can BLOCK a person on both
7. Both can be used to promote your business
8. Both are used for networking

So why do some people say on Linkedin "This is not Facebook"? :) Yes, but still we need to observe some limits on Linkedin if our aim is to succeed in life. Just like our personal and professional lives should not mix, we need to try to keep Linkedin strictly professional, career-oriented and motivational.

- S Roman Ahsan,

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Offering 'Fajar' Prayer


Monday, 8 February 2016

Life After Death

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

Life After Death - (Anonymous):

In Islam, an individual’s life after death or their Hereafter is very closely shaped by their present life. Life after death begins with the resurrection of man, after which there will come a moment when every human will be shaken as they are confronted with their intentions and deeds, good and bad, and even by their failure to do good in this life. On the Day of Judgment the entire record of people from the age of puberty will be presented before God. God will weigh everyone's good and bad deeds according to His Mercy and His Justice, forgiving many sins and multiplying many good deeds. One who excels in goodness will be rewarded generously, whereas one whose evils and wrongs overweigh his good deeds will be punished. Those who emerge successful in this judgment will go to paradise and the doors of eternal bliss will be opened to them. Those who are condemned and deserve punishment will be sent to Hell - the abode of fire and torture.

Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us. Say: Nay, by my Lord, it is coming unto you surely. (He is) the knower of the unseen. Not an atoms weight, or less than that or greater, escapes Him in the heavens or in the earth, but it is in a clear Record. That He may reward those who believe and do good works. For them are pardon and a rich provision. But those who strive against our revelations, challenging (Us), theirs will be a painful doom of wrath.
[Al-Quran: 34: 3-5]

The Need to Believe In Life After Death

Belief in life after death has always been part of the teachings of the Prophets (peace be upon them all) and is an essential condition of being a Muslim. Whenever we are asked to do something, it is our very nature to think about its benefits and its costs. We regard a useless action as unnecessary and are not prepared to waste our time doing it. Similarly, we are not very eager to avoid a thing that is harmless. The deeper our conviction about the usefulness of something, the firmer our response to it will be. The more doubtful we are about its usefulness, the more wavering and shaky would be our attitude. After all, why does a child put his hand in fire? Because he is not sure that fire burns. Why does he evade studying? Because he does not fully grasp the importance and benefits of education.

This Belief Divides People Into Three Categories

First, there are those who do not believe in the Hereafter and regard life on this earth as the only life and nothing destroys them except time. Naturally, they judge something to be good if it produces desirable results and evil if it brings about undesirable results.

Second, there are those who do not deny the Hereafter, but they depend on the intercession or atonement of someone to absolve them of their sins. Among them are some who regard themselves as God’s chosen people, who will receive only nominal punishment, however grave their sins may be. This deprives them of the moral advantage, which they could have derived from their belief in the Hereafter. As a result their behavior becomes very much like that of those who deny the Hereafter.

Third, are those who believe in the Hereafter and do not delude themselves that they have any special relationship with God (Almighty ALLAH) or that anyone can intercede on their behalf? They hold themselves accountable for their actions and their belief in the Hereafter becomes a great moral force. As a result they find a permanent guard, stationed within them, which cautions and admonishes them whenever they deviate from the right path. There may be no court to summon them, no policemen to apprehend them and no public opinion to pressure them. Instead the guard within them is ever alert and ready to remind them when they transgress. The consciousness of this inner presence makes them fear doing anything that is prohibited. Should they succumb to temptation and violate the law of God, they are ever ready to offer sincere regrets and to enter a firm contract with God not to repeat the same mistake in the future.

A person who is focused on successes or failures in this world alone will be concerned with the benefits and harms that come to him in this life only. He may be reluctant to do good deeds that have no worldly benefit. Similarly, he may not be prepared to stop doing a wrong act that will not harm him in this world.
On the other hand, a person who believes in life after death would look upon all worldly gains and losses as temporary and would not put at stake eternal bliss for a transitory gain. Belief in the next world instills in one the desire to do well and avoid the wrong, however costly it may be in terms of worldly sacrifices.
What! Do those who seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds, - that equal with their life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make. God created the heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul may find the recompense of what it has earned and none of them be wronged.
[Al-Quran 45:21]

There is a big difference in the way of life of the two types of people. For one, the idea of a good act may be limited to its value in this temporary life: for example gains in money, property, public recognition or similar things which give one position, power, reputation or worldly happiness.

Such things become the objectives of life and they may not deter one from pursuing cruel and unjust means in their achievement. In contrast, for a believer, all that pleases God is good and all that invokes His displeasure and wrath is evil. A good act for a believer will remain good even if it brings no personal benefit in this world.
A believer will be confident that God will reward him in the eternal life and that would be the real success. Similarly, they would not fall a prey to evil deeds merely for some worldly gain, for they would know that even if they escape punishment in this short worldly life, they would still have to answer to God.

True justice becomes apparent by believing in Life after Death.

God created people and made them responsible for their actions. In this world, we notice that the virtuous often live in a wretched state while the wicked often seem to have the good things in life.
Innocent people often suffer at the hands of exploiters and criminals, who seem to gain rather than suffer by their crimes in this world. If there were no future life in which the virtuous are rewarded and the vicious are punished, there would be no justice. There would be no point in creating people with a conscience and in sending Prophets to remind them of their responsibility.

We shall set up scales of justice for the day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): And enough are We to take account.
[Al-Quran: 21:47]

God is the Most Just; He will establish justice among all His creatures and no one can escape from God. Islam, therefore, places great emphasis on having absolute assurance of the Hereafter. This assurance should be similar to the certainty we have in death (which can overcome us at any time). Therefore, striving to earn the pleasure of God becomes the objective of life.

TTP are Khawarij

Labelling TTP (Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan) as 'Khawarij' is the right thing to do as 
declared by Zaid Hamid Sahib. Now Dr. Israr's Qur'an Academy has also
declared TTP as 'Khawarij'.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

US leaders - All the same


The reason why I don't care that much about the US elections!! 
They'll all adopt the same foreign policy! 
Support Israel, create terrorist groups, start new wars to fight the groups they've created, destroy countries and steal the natural resources!

France sets some trends


Saturday, 6 February 2016

Maulana Tariq Jamil's Inspirational Lecture on guarding our eyes


نظر کی حفاظت کا ایک سبق آموز واقعہ
مولانا طارق جمیل کا بیان


Friday, 5 February 2016

Kashmir Day 2016


POST FROM 2014 BY TOGETHER WE RISE (Click to enlarge & read)



Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Best Bargain


One who does not believe in God will burn in hell forever. The pain in this world is nothing compared to what the dwellers of hell will experience in afterlife. And for believers, every comfort in this world is nothing what paradise will offer. So why not prepare?