Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Same roles for men and women?

 
SAME ROLES FOR MEN AND WOMEN?

Does nature intend for men and women to carry same roles in life? Oh, but then why is there any difference in their physical forms, can we ignore all that? The fact is that women are not any inferior to men but there are areas where the roles of men and women are not interchangeable. Women should get good education and aspire to be independent as a bread-earner but not at the cost of their primary role as a homemaker. We need to save the world from the collapse of family-structure.

- S Roman Ahsan.
 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Deeds, "Karma" and Islam


Deeds, "Karma" and Islam:

'Karma' is a Hindu philosophy. It means "as you sow, so shall you reap" or in other words "What goes around, comes around."

Many modern educated Muslims (or so-called) go around talking about 'Karma' as if it is one of the truths of life. It is ironic that they like to cling to such concepts because of their use in today's world instead of really bothering to pay attention to their 'own roots' as Muslims.

Islam proposes something different than 'Karma'. It advocates that it is not necessary that our good deeds (including worship acts towards God and noble acts towards people around us) should be rewarded in this life. Similarly it is not necessary that bad deeds should bring us bad times in this life.

The finality of reward and punishment is for the life hereafter or the afterlife. A person leading a luxurious life in this world hence 'may not be' enjoying favour of Almighty Allah while a person going through bad times 'may not be' experiencing God's disapproval. Therefore, if a man has met a car accident for example, then our focus should be on providing immediate medical care to him rather than saying something like "Oh look, he is being punished by Allah for his sins."



MAKAFAT-E-AMAL is also interpreted by most Muslims like Karma. It is actually a loose philosophy playing in the hands of Muslims of today. MAKAFAT-E-AMAL is applicable for two situations:

1- Mistreatment of one's parents,
2- Cruelty OR Zulm

BUT IT IS NOT FOR OTHER SITUATIONS AND ALLAH KNOWS BEST


It is only for God (ALLAH Almighty) to decide what act should be rewarded and what punished in this life as well as in the hereafter. Hence we should focus more on acts which will bring us salvation in the hereafter and not run after temporary passions and gains in this temporary life. It is fine to concentrate on improving the quality of life in this world but only within the limits set by God thus avoiding extravagance and those acts which are displeasing to Him.

As mentioned in Holy Qur'an: - (Translation: Abdullah Yusuf Ali)

"But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness He (Allah) will give their (due) rewards and more out of His bounty: but those who are disdainful and arrogant He will punish with a grievous penalty; nor will they find besides Allah any to protect or help them." - (Surah An-Nisa, Verse: 173)

- by S Roman Ahsan (The content of this topic may further 
be elaborated and rectified in the light of Qur'an and Hadith)

Saturday, 23 April 2016

VIDEO - Afterlife - Maulana Tariq Jameel's Bayaan

 
 
 
Maulana Tariq Jameel's Bayaan on afterlife
 



 

Visit to Data Darbar - Thursday, April 21, 2016



VISIT TO DATA DARBAR - THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
Yesterday, a sinner like me decided to go to the shrine of Hadhat Syed Ali Hajveri (ra) as it was Thursday. I went to darbar first time in 2012. A buzurg guided me that we should not go there with the intention of asking something from the saint who is resting there but we can go there, pray directly to ALLAH, read Surah-e-Yasin and afterwards pray to ALLAH for the higher ranks of the saint and also any general dua about ourselves or anything we want to seek from ALLAH.

I got late yesterday, so reached there just before Maghrib Salah. I was on motor-bike as it is easier to commute there and had performed ablution (wuzzoo) before leaving home. Once I reached there, I joined in time for Maghrib Salah. The floors there are always clean and shining. After Maghrib Salah, I went near the shrine and picked a copy of Surah-e-Yasin. There were many other people already reciting the same Surah near the "netted section" (jaali). Many others were sitting and standing around doing Zikr. I stood near the "jaali" and recited the Surah. Afterwards offered supplication to ALLAH for the higher ranks of Hadhrat Syed Ali Hajveri (ra) and other duas for myself, country and Muslim world.

Then I sat down and recited durood for some time. When I came back, I was pleasantly surprised to know that it was Rajab 13 last evening when I went there. Rajab 13 is the date of birth of Hadhrat Ali (ra). Yesterday it was also 21st April, the death anniversary of Allama Iqbal (ra).

Going to shrines is fine but one should not become obsessed with it. Our main focus should remain on fulfillling the obligatory acts in Islam (including regular Salah in masjid) and caring for people around us. There should not be any compromise on that. However, it is always a peaceful experience to visit the shrine of Hadhrat Syed Ali Hajveri (ra).


- by S Roman Ahsan.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

VIDEO - Exposing Financial System

 

Ken O'Keefe exposes the Financial System - Logical and Best Explained.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/747419318721729/videos/772859846177676/

 

VIDEO: Junaid Jamshed's mother's death - inspiring



جنید جمشید اپنی والدہ کی موت کا وقت بیان کرتے ہوئے

جنید جمشید اپنی والدہ کی موت کا وقت بیان کرتے ہوئے جب ان کی والدہ کو ایک حسین عورت نظر آئی اور انھوں نے کہا کہ وہ اُنھیں لینے آئی ہے اور ان کا موت کا وقت آگیا ہے

VIDEO LINK:  https://www.facebook.com/maulanatariqjameelbiyaan/videos/1180803988599021/

Omar Mukhtar - Emir of the Mujahideen of Libya



OMAR MUKHTAR - EMIR OF
THE MUJAHIDEEN OF LIBYA

Omar Mukhtar, Emir of the Mujahideen of Libya, headed Jihad against Italian invaders in the 1920-1930s. He was 70 years old, when he received a severe wound, and was taken prisoner by the invaders.

A dialogue in an infidels' court in 1931, between the
"judge" and Omar Mukhtar:

- Did you fight against the Italian state?

Omar: Yes

- Did you encourage people to fight against Italy?

Omar: Yes

- Are you aware of penalty for what you did?

Omar: Yes

- For how many years did you fight against Italy?

Omar: For 20 years already

- Do you regret of what you have done?

Omar: No

- Do you realize that you will be executed?

Omar: Yes

The judge remarked:

- It's a dismal end for a man like you.

Hearing these words, Omar Mukhtar replied:

- On the contrary, it is the best way to end my life!

The judge then wanted to acquit him and deport him from the country if he appealed to Mujahideen in a statement to stop the Jihad. Then Omar Mukhtar said his famous words:

- "My forefinger that admits in every prayer that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah cannot write a word of falsehood, we do not surrender, we win or die!"

' The last moment of martyr Omar Mukhtar ' :

Mukhtar was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be executed by hanging [by Italians] in a public place. The fairness of his trial has been disputed by historians and scholars.


When asked if he wished to say any last words, he replied with the Qur'anic clause: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.” "From Allah we have come, and to Allah we will return."

Monday, 18 April 2016

[MUST READ] - Indian Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers


[MUST READ] - Indian Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

The exercise by Indian Army is being conducted in Thar desert, the same which on Pakistani side of the border is a living paradise of good governance

DETAILED ARTICLE: https://voemag.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/exercise-shatrujeet-kulbhushan-yadav-and-panama-papers/

Dirty Politics at workplace

 
 


DIRTY POLITICS AT WORKPLACE

Sometimes there can be very negative sort of environment at the workplace. The kind of colleagues who are always doing dirty politics against you because they know their work is not as good as yours. Hence their focus remains more on what you are doing than their own work. It is a very difficult situation for an honest and dedicated person, who only wants to give his best to the organization.
 
- S Roman Ahsan.

Trials for believers from ALLAH

 
 
 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of ALLAH, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

TRIALS FOR BELIEVERS FROM ALLAH

QUR'AN: Do you think that you will enter Paradise without any trials while you have known the examples of those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with suffering and adversity and were so violently shaken up that even the Rasool and the believers with him cried out: "When will Allah's help come?" Then they were comforted with the words, Be aware! Allah's help is ever close. SURAH AL-BAQARAH, VERSE: 219

Saturday, 16 April 2016

The life of death - Short animated film



THE LIFE OF DEATH – A SHORT ANIMATED FILM (BASED ON FICTION, NOT ISLAM OR ANY RELIGION)


Absolutely beautiful and powerful storytelling, everything in this short film focuses on making it easier for people to accept death as a natural, almost beautiful and dignified fact. Deeply touching and immersive thought provoking, this animated short movie by Marsha Onderstijn is an absolutely must see!

Prof. Ahmad Rafiq Akhtar on Mumtaz Qadri Issue


 
Prof. Ahmad Rafiq Akhtar on Mumtaz Qadri Issue

Kissi ko kahna kay Allah nahi bakshay ga



 Kissi ko kahna kay Allah nahi bakshay ga
 

Friday, 15 April 2016

What Islam Says About Rape?


RAPISTS - ARE YOU READY FOR HELL?

Whether a Muslim commits rape or a person of any faith, it is a heinous crime and we need to study what Islam says about it...

What Does Islam Say About Rape?

Thursday, 14 April 2016

پیشگی معذرت کے ساتھ




پیشگی معذرت کے ساتھ

================
لاہور کی بیکن ہاؤس نیشنل یونیورسٹی میں بے حیائی کا ایک اور سنگ میل اسوقت عبور کیا گیا جب کچھ لڑکیوں نے یونیورسٹی کی دیوار پہ بہت سارے زنانہ استعمال کے پیڈز لگا ڈالے۔!!!

یہ فحش احتجاج اس بات پہ کیا جا رہا تھا کہ حیض کے عمل کو عورتوں کیلیئے شرمندگی کا باعث نہیں ہونا چاہیئے اور یہ کہ ایسا کیوں ہے کہ خواتین کو سٹورز پہ مخصوص پیڈز خاکی لفافوں میں چھپا کر لینے پڑتے ہیں اور ان ایام کا ذکر کرتے ہوئے شرم محسوس کرنی پڑتی ہے؟ ان ایام کو مخفی کیوں رکھا جاتا ہے اور یہ کہ اسکے ساتھ جڑا گندگی اور ناپاکی کا تصور تو بالکل بے بنیاد ہے کیونکہ یہ ایک فطری نظام ہے۔!!!

اور شرم و حیا کی ساری حدیں اسوقت پار کر دی گئیں جب ان لڑکیوں نے اپنی سفید قمیضوں پر سرخ دھبے لگا کر "نارمل انداز" میں دیگر لڑکوں کے ساتھ ایسے دن گزارا "جیسے کچھ ہوا ہی نہ ہو‌۔"!!!

لبرل ازم کے ثمرات آہستہ آہستہ سامنے آنا شروع ہو گئے ہیں جس پہ یقیناً ہمارے لبرل وزیراعظم بہت خوش ہونگے۔ انہیں اور اس قسم کی قبیح حرکات کو سپورٹ کرنے والے تمام لبرلز کو چاہیئے خود بھی اس کیمپین میں بڑھ چڑھ کر حصہ لیں۔ مہم کو مذید مؤثر بنانے کیلیئے کچھ مشورے ہماری طرف سے مفت میں حاضر ہیں:
۔۔ استعمال شدہ پیڈز کو پھینکنے کی بجائے اپنے اپنے گھروں کی سامنے والی دیواروں پہ آویزاں کیا کریں تاکہ ہر گزرنے والے کو پتہ چلے کہ یہ کوئی گندگی کی علامت نہیں ہے۔
/ ۔۔ بلکہ ایک قدم آگے بڑھ کر اسے بطور ٹشو پیپر استعمال کریں۔!!!

۔۔ انکی خواتین کو چاہیئے کہ سٹور میں داخل ہوتے ہی دور سے ہی آواز لگائیں، "او چھوٹے، دو آلویز تو پیک کر دے۔"
۔۔ رمضان میں یہ عورتیں سرعام کھائیں پئیں اور اور کوئی گھورے تو تڑ سے بولیں، "گھورتا کیا ہے بے، تیری ماں بہن کو نہیں آتے کیا‌؟!!***

Reciting Durood after Asar Prayer on Jumm'ah

بسمِ اللہِ الرحمٰنِ الرَحیم
 
 
Qur'an - (Surah Al-e-Imran, Verse: 200)
"O ye who believe! Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be ready,
and have fear of Allah, in order that ye may succeed."
 
جمعہ کو عصر کی نماز کے بعد اَسی بار یہ درود
 اَسی سال کے گناہ معاف



 

جو شخص جمعہ کے دن عصر کی نماز کے بعد، اپنی جگہ سے اُٹھے بغیر اَسی مرتبہ یہ درود پڑھے گا تو اس کے اَسی سال کے گناہ معاف ہو جایئں گے۔ لیکن اس کے علاوہ پانچ وقت کی نماز اور اسلام کے دوسرے احکام کو پورا کرنے کی کوشش بھی کریں جیسے حقوق العباد وغیرہ - حقوق العباد میں کوتاہی اور گناہ اس سے معاف نہیں ہوتے- جمعہ کے دن درود شریف پڑھنے کی ویسے بھی فضیلت ہے۔

نوٹ: جمعہ کے دن مغرب سے پہلے سورت الکھف، نمبر 18 کی بھی تلاوت کرنے کی فضیلت ہے۔
 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Hindu hospital worker rapes 22- year old female patient in Islamabad



HINDU HOSPITAL WORKER RAPES
22-YR OLD FEMALE PATIENT IN ISLAMABAD

A Hindu hospital worker, Krishan Kumar raped a 22-year old female patient who was admitted in ICU (intensive care unit) of PIMS hospital in Islamabad on Monday, April 11. This is one of the most heinous crimes of its nature under the category of rape.

What is most disappointing is that English newspapers in Pakistan like THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE have not highlighted it openly in their headlines that a Hindu is an oppressor. While, the prestigious newspaper of Pakistan, DAWN, has not even bothered to give this news any coverage in its Facebook page. Given below is the headline used by THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE:
 
 
On the other hand, these English newspapers report almost each and every case of oppression against minorities in Pakistan by clearly mentioning "Hindu", "Christian" and "Ahmedi" etc in their headlines. This gives the impression to the international readers as if minorities are oppressed and on frequent basis in Pakistan, due to online presence of these newspapers.
 
The fact is that anyone in authority in Pakistan can be the oppressor and anyone in weak position in Pakistan can become the oppressed (regardless of faith or gender). Pakistan is a Muslim majority nation, hence a high number of Muslims are themselves oppressed, assaulted or violated regularly by those in power or authority (again regardless of faith).

Where are the so-called HUMAN RIGHTS and WOMEN'S RIGHTS organizations in Pakistan? Let's hear them cry out loud now. But they won't, because they are taking funds from their foreign masters to spread the ideals of Western democracy and 'tolerance' in Pakistan.

WE PAKISTANIS DEMAND AN INQUIRY OF THE INTEGRITY AND BIASED REPORTING OF  PAKISTAN'S ENGLISH MEDIA FOR TAKING SPECIAL INTEREST IN HIGHLIGHTING ALMOST EACH AND EVERY CRIME AGAINST MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN.
 
AND WE DEMAND DEATH PENALTY FOR KRISHAN KUMAR FOR VIOLATING THE SACRED TRUST BESTOWED UPON HIM AS AN HOSPITAL WORKER AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A HELPLESS 22-YEAR OLD FEMALE PATIENT ADMITTED IN ICU OF PIMS, ISLAMABAD.
 
IF YOU HAVE ONE OUNCE OF EMPATHY AND ONE OUNCE OF COURAGE, THEN PLS FORWARD THIS TO YOUR CONTACTS.
 
- By S Roman Ahsan.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Difference between "Burqa" and "Abaya"


 
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "BURQA" AND "ABAYA"

There is a difference between "Burqa" and "Abaya". An "Abaya" is more stylish and generally worn mostly by educated ladies. However, being stylish is not the purpose of wearing Abaya by a Muslim girl or woman. She just wants to adhere to principles of modesty while wearing a dress. An Abaya usually comes in a single colour, mostly black. A multi-colour dress for a woman does not fulfill the conditions of Islam as it can attract the attention of men.

Many people complain that modesty does not lie in dressing but in our attitudes. It is true that a man would still ogle a woman even if she is dressed in a modest dress but the chances of that are minimzed compared to the case where women are provocatively dressed.

In any case, men should control their gaze as per Qur'an and avoid flirting or treating women as if they are some kinds of objects sent to this world to solely please them. They have their identiy and their prestige, and men should respect all that.

To practice Islam is not impossible but still tough. However, if we want some rewards in an everlasting life, then efforts in this brief temporary life amount to very little. May ALLAH guide all of us and save us from hellfire - Aameen.

Written by - S Roman Ahsan.

Momina's reward in paradise - ایک مومنہ کا جنت میں اجر



ایک مومنہ کا جنت میں اجر
جنت کا حصول اتنا آسان نہیں ہے۔ لیکن جو مومنہ جنت میں داخل ہو گی اسے جنت کی حوروں سے کئی گنا زیادہ خوبصورتی عطا کی جائے گی ۔ کہیں ستر گنا کا زکر ہے اور کہیں کچھ اور ۔ اس کی وجہ یہ ہے کہ حور کو تو اللہ نے خاص طور پر جنت کے لئے بنایا ہے اور وہ جنت کی مخلوق ہے - لیکن ایک مومنہ اس دنیا میں ثواب کمانے کیلئے اللہ کی رضا سامنے رہتے ہوئے ہر طرح کی مشکل اور ہر طرح کے حالات کا صبر و شکر سے سامنا کرتی ہے۔ اس لئے آخرت میں اس کو بے پناہ اجر کا وعدہ ہے - اس دنیا میں ایک عورت یہ خواہش کرتی ہے کہ کاش وہ کہانیوں کی ملکہ یا شہزادی ہوتی یا فلموں مٰیں نظر آنی والی ہیروین کی طرح ہوتی - اسے اندازہ نہیں کہ اگر وہ اللہ کی مان کر چلے اور اسلام کے چھوٹے بڑے احکام کے مطابق زندگی گزارے تو موت کے بعد کی زندگی، جو اس دنیا کی زندگی کے مقابلے میں ہمیشہ ہمیشہ کی ہے اور نہ ختم ہونے والی ہے، اس میں وہ اس دنیا کی کسی بھی فرضی یا حقیقی شہزادی سے بہت بڑھ کر حسن اور مقام پائے گی ۔
- سید رُومان اِحسان

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Marriage - For Love And Life

MARRIAGE - FOR LOVE AND LIFE

Only a "reasonably" stable marital relationship built on the foundation of "reasonable" levels of respect and understanding between man and woman, can provide a basis for a "reasonably" happy and satisfying life on earth. All other means and pursuits of relationships between a man and a woman (other than blood relations) can only finally lead to a dead-end or further frustration. - S Roman Ahsan.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

America 1956 Vs. America 2016


AMERICA 1956 VS. AMERICA 2016



A nice article shared by Alex Jones today. Any Pakistani who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s or before can relate to it on many of the points mentioned in it even though it's exclusively about America.

What America was and what it is today also reflects about the changing (or deteriorating) global situation. Time-machine won't help. Only major over-hauling would...

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

AAKHRI DARWAISH


AAKHRI DARWAISH

آخری درویش“ مزے سے سو رہا تھا کیونکہ اس کا پیٹ بھرا ہوا تھا۔ رات اس نے میکڈونلڈز سے “میکچکن ود چیز“ کھایا تھا اور اس کے بعد گلوریا کافی سے کولڈ کافی پی تھی۔ اس کے بعد ایک بالی وُڈ کی فلم دیکھ کر اس نے اپنی روح کو بیدار کیا تھا :) سوتے وقت اس نے اپنے آپ کو یہ کہہ کر تسلی دی تھی کہ “میں ایک اچھا انسان اور اچھا مسلمان ہوں کیونکہ میں کم از کم کسی پر ظلم تو نہیں کر رہا۔“

نہ جانے آخری درویش واقعی میں کب بیدار ہوگا اور کہاں سے آئے گا تاکہ ملت کو راہ دکھائے؟ اس وقت تو چاروں طرف اندھیرا ہے۔۔۔۔۔

تحریر: سید رُومان اِحسان

Hafeez Jallandhari, a Pakistani Icon


Hafeez Jallandhari, a Pakistani Icon

Hafeez Jallandhari Sahib, the man who wrote the National Anthem (Qaumi Taraana) of Pakistan. He used to live two houses away on the right of our house in Model Town, Lahore. The land of his house was 6-kanal in size and he did not die in poverty. smile emoticonBut yes, he was a very simple man with simple lifestyle. Once I was riding my bicycle on the road in 1980s and he said something to me in fun and sat behind on my carrier.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Some Urdu Posts - 3rd April, 2016


SOME WORTHY URDU POSTS - 3rd April, 2016

سبحان اَللہ









SHARING WITHOUT ANY POLITICAL AFFILIATION 
WITH IMRAN KHAN OR PTI











Friday, 1 April 2016

Things to do on Jumm'ah


THINGS TO DO ON JUMM'AH
THINGS TO DO ON JUMM'AH - Recite Surah Al-Kahf (No. 18 in Qur'an) before Maghrib. And recite Darood Shareef as much as you can. Sit down in isolation and recite Darood-e-Ibrahimi 33 times at least and there is no upper limit count. Darood Shareef recited on Jumm'ah is presented before Rasool ALLAH (s.a.w.w.) directly. And Surah Al-Kahf when recited on Jumm'ah, a noor from ALLAH is given to the one who recites it which remains with him/her till the next Jumm'ah. However, we should try to recite the Sur'ah with tajweed (correct pronunciation of Qur'an). Reciting Surah Al-kahf on Jumm'ah also protects a Muslim from fitnah-e-Dajjal.