Monday, 31 July 2017

(Literature) - 199th birth-anniversary of Emily Bronte

199th birth-anniversary of Emily Bronte

Today is the 199th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte. I am sharing this post because compared to most of today's novels, the classics like written by Emily Bronte carried a certain purity even though they revolved around themes of love and romance.

Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England on this day in 1818.

“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”


Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, WUTHERING HEIGHTS is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnsha Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte’s death at the age of thirty, WUTHERING HEIGHTS has proved to be one of the nineteenth century’s most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor’s daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine’s betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths. Incorporating elements of many genres—from gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegory—and transcending them all, WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a mystifying and powerful tour de force. READ an excerpt here:

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sighting the Messenger ﷺ in dream

Sighting the Messenger ﷺ in dream

My friend went to Madinah and cried all night asking Allah to show him the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. He said, 'I'm not deserved of seeing him but I love him...' he repeated this until he fell asleep and on that night, he saw him in his dreams. ﷺ

Shaykh Mohammed Aslam

(Urdu) - Tabdeeli Aa Gayee Hai

تبدیلی آگئی ہے

آج صبح جب میں اٹھا تو ہر چیز بدلی ہوئی نظر آرھی تھی.ایچی سن اور اسلامیہ ھائی سکول کا سلیبس ایک ھو گیا تھا. مسجدیں نمازیوں سے کچھا کھچ بھری ہوئی تھیں. بازار گیا دودھ چار روپے کلو, چینی دو روپے کلو, گھی ڈیڑھ روپے کلو آٹا دس روپے من.

میں نے دوکانداروں سے مہنگائی ختم ھونے کی وجہ پوچھی کہنے لگے ھم سب صادق اور امین ھوگئے ہیں. کیونکہ گاڈ فادر اور سیلین مافیہ گھر جا چکا ھے.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Tough Road Still Ahead


Supreme Court's disqualification of PM Nawaz should be accepted by all Pakistanis in good stride. However, there is no room for celebrations as we still have a tough road ahead of us and need to work on our own selves also.


عمران خان نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلَِہ وسلم کی باتیں تو کرتے ہیں لیکن افسوس کہ دھرنوں جلسوں میں خواتین کی رات گئے تک شمولیت اسلام کی رُو سے ناجائز ہے


نواز نا اہل ہوا ہے - تمھارے اندر کا شیطان ابھی زندہ ہے - میرا مقابلہ اس شیطان سے ہے

REPEAT - "Banning GEO" (2014) by Roman Ahsan

My article against GEO from 2014 - Zaid Hamid has also at least done much struggle against GEO many years back

"Banning GEO" - by Roman Ahsan


PM Nawaz Disqualified but - - -

PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified. However, Imran Khan's way of fighting has been very secular and not according to Islam.


اللہ تعالٰی پاکستان کیلئے سب سے بہتر چیز عطا کرے - مدینہ ثانی کو ترقی و کامرانی اور اسلام کا قلعہ بنائے - آمین

Friday, 21 July 2017

Question - What makes you more excited?


What makes you more excited? Is it the high chance of removal of a corrupt Pakistani ruler and his mafia OR the chance of your favourite politician and his party being elected as rulers of Pakistan thus ushering in a new era of progress, prosperity and peace? We all dream of progress, prosperity and peace.

If the second reason makes you more excited, then are you sure things will turn out the way you expect? Whole Pakistan campaigned against Musharraff too in 2007 but then we were gifted with Asif Zardari in 2008 as the new ruler? So is there something we are lacking as a nation and which we need to pay attention to on foremost basis?

Looking forward to your precious views.

Syed Roman Ahsan.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

(Oldie Goldie) - "Freedom With Meditation"

(Oldie Goldie) - "Freedom With Meditation" - by Syed Roman Ahsan


Against True Islam


Fazl-ur-Rehman is not an Aalim or religious scholar. His father Mufti Mehmud was a religious scholar but since he joined politics he lost his credibility. His son also has no credibility as a religious scholar. True religious scholars are never eager to gain power or enter politics (though it cannot be said that they should be barred from entering politics). They just act as spiritual guides or mentors for other people.
At least, we are clear that we can easily do without people like Fazl-ur-Rehman who are destroying the image of Islam in Pakistan with their games in political arena.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

(Film) - The Colour of Money


For these shameless Pakistani actors, the COLOUR OF MONEY is most important and they don't really care about the atrocities committed against Kashmiris by Indians when we are raising slogans to boycott Bollywood...!!!!

(With the success of his Bolly debut, Siddiqui speaks about cross cultural ties between the two countries.)

Truth of July 05, 1977

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

(Urdu) - General Zia, an exemplary diplomat

جنرل ضیاء بے مثل سفارت کار ۔۔۔۔۔ !

جنرل ضیاء کو پاکستان کی تاریخ کا بہترین سفارت کار کہا جائے تو غلط نہ ہوگا۔ اسکی سفارتی صلاحیتوں کے حوالے سے چند دلچسپ واقعات پیش خدمت ہیں!

" جنرل ضیاء امریکہ کے دورے پر تھے جہاں انہوں نے پورے ملت اسلامیہ کے نمائندے کے طور پر اقوام متحدہ سے خطاب کرنا تھا ۔ امریکہ میں دو ماہ بعد الیکشن ہونے والے تھے ۔ جنرل ضیاءالحق اور امریکی صدر جمی کارٹر کی ملاقات ہوئی جس میں جمی کارٹر نے شکائتاً کہا کہ ۔۔۔
" جناب صدر آپ نے ہماری 400 ملین ڈالر کی امداد سرسری انداز میں اور فی الفور مسترد کردی " ۔۔ جواباً جنرل ضیاء نے کہا کہ " جناب صدر ان معاملات پر بات اب 4 نومبر کے بعد ہی مناسب ہوگی "۔۔۔

آغا شاہی کے بقول صدر ضیاء کا یہ جملہ سن کر ہمارے پاؤں تلے زمین نکل گئی ۔ اور جمی کارٹر کے چہرے پر خجالت نظر آنے لگی ۔ پاکستان کا غیر منتخب صدر ریاست ہائے متحدہ امریکہ کے منتخب صدر سے کہہ رہا تھا کہ " تم الیکشن جیت کر آؤ پھر بات کرنا۔ " ۔۔

جنرل کے اس جملے پر سفارتی حلقوں میں زبردست تبصرے ہوئے اور لوگوں نے کہا کہ " جنرل امریکہ کے مقابلے میں کسی احساس کمتری کا شکار نہیں۔۔۔"


82ء میں جنرل ضیاء ایک کانفرنس میں شرکت کرنے انڈیا پہنچے ۔ اس کانفرس میں دنیا کے 80 ممالک کے سربراہان شریک تھے ۔ صدارت اندرا گاندھی کر رہی تھیں ۔ جنرل ضیاء نے اندرا گاندھی کی ناراضگی کی پرواہ کیے بغیر اپنی تقریر میں کہا کہ " مسئلہ کشمیر کو اقوام متحدہ کی قراردادوں اور شملہ معاہدے کے مطابق حل کرنا چاہئے ۔" ۔۔ جنرل کی یہ بات سن کر اندرا گاندھی اپنی صدارت کی نشست سے اٹھ کر چلی گئیں اور اپنی جگہ یاسر عرفات کو بیٹھا دیا۔

دوسرے دن پورے انڈین پریس کی 8 کالمی سرخی تھی کہ " صدر ضیاء نے کانفرنس میں مسئلہ کشمیر اٹھا دیا " ۔۔ کچھ نے لکھا کہ " دھماکہ کر دیا " کسی نے لکھا " بہت زیادتی کی " ۔۔ تین دن تک انڈین اخبارات ضیاء کے خلاف اور کشمیر کے حوالے سے سرخیوں اور اداریوں سے بھرے رہے ۔

تیسرے روز کانفرنس کے تشہیر کے شعبہ کے انچارج ایڈیشنل سیکٹری خارجہ مانی شنکر آئر نے بھارتی اخبارات کے اڈیٹروں کو بلایا اور کہا کہ " پلیز آپ لوگ جنرل ضیاء کا تذکرہ کرنا بند کر دیں ۔ آپ سارے جنرل صاحب کی مرضی کے مطابق ردعمل دے رہے ہیں جو وہ چاہتے ہیں اور دنیا کے 80 ممالک کے سربراہان کے سامنے مسئلہ کشمیر اور پاکستانی موقف کی تشہیر ہو رہی ہے ۔ آپکی اس تشہیر کے نتیجے میں انڈیا اور کانفرنس کی سربراہ اندرا گاندھی کہیں پیچھے رہ گئیں ہیں۔"


80ء میں زمباوے کے جشن آزادی کے موقع جنرل ضیاء اور انڈین وزیراعظم اندرا گاندھی سمیت دنیا کے کئی ممالک کے سربراہ جشن میں شرکت کرنے زمباوے پہنچے ۔

اندراگاندھی اور جنرل ضیاء ایک ہی ہوٹل میں ٹہرائے گئے ۔ اندرگاندھی 13ویں فلور پر تھیں جبکہ جنرل ضیاء 11ویں فلور پر تھے ۔ جنرل ضیاء نے فوری طور پر اندرا گاندھی کو فون کر دیا اور باہمی تعلقات معمول پرلانے کے لیے بات چیت کی خواہش ظاہر کی ۔ اندرا گاندھی کے لیے انکار ممکن نہیں تھا ورنہ کئی ممالک کے سربراہوں کی موجودگی میں انڈیا پر الزام لگتا کہ وہ کشیدگی برقرار رکھنا چاہتا ہے ۔

اندراگاندھی اپنے فلور پر ملاقات کا انتظام کرنے لگیں تو جنرل ضیاء نے دوبارہ فون کیا اور کہا کہ " مادام آپ نیچے آنا پسند کرینگی یا میں آؤں ؟ " ۔۔

تب اندراگاندھی نے بادل نخواستہ نیچے آنے کی حامی بھری اور کہا کہ " اپ صدر ہیں اور پروٹوکول کےلحاظ سے آپکا کا درجہ بڑا ہے اسلئے میں نیچے آجاتی ہوں " ۔۔

بظاہر اس چھوٹی سی سفارتی مات پر ایک انڈین صحافی نے لکھا کہ ۔۔ " مجیب ، یحیی خان اور بھٹو کو اپنی انگلیوں پر نچانے والی اندرا گاندھی کا پالا ضیاء جیسے زیرک ، چالاک اور شاطر شخص سے پڑا ہے ۔ ضیاء کی مثال شارک کا شکار کرنے والے شکاری کی سی ہے ۔ جو شارک کی تمام تر طاقت اور مستی کے باوجود نہایت تحمل اور برباری سے بالاآخر اسکا شکار کر لیتا ہے ۔"۔۔

تحریر شاہدخان

Monday, 10 July 2017

(Politics) - Love and Affection


Just look at the love and affection on the faces of the two. So all that love and affection is lost now only because he is no more alive and no more a President? Of course, it is usual custom to show love and affection for the then President of the country and to not curse him on the face otherwise one would lose some worldly benefits, is that so?

Big shame on those who are always blaming late General Zia for honouring and supporting Nawaz Sharif, and making late General Zia responsible for launching the career of a corrupt leader. General Zia also honoured and supported many other individuals during his era but the wolves of Satan are always quick to highlight certain elements in order to defame a warrior of Islam who endeavored to strengthen the institutions of Islam (though he was not perfect and made some mistakes as well since nobody's perfect - Neither you, nor I).

- S Roman Ahsan.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Shopping for nephew and niece


Last Friday (day before yesterday), I decided to go to Variety Books in Liberty Market, Lahore after a long time. Basically, I wanted to purchase some nice books for my niece and nephew (brother's kids) who were visiting us along with their parents from Dubai. They did Eid with us and my elder sister also came here along with her family from Rawalpindi.

When I reached Variety Books, the shutters were down even though time was just 4 pm. The guard said that the store was closed down due to death in a family. It was a bad stroke of luck as the guests were leaving next day. I had no choice but to go to an other book store Iqbal Book Corner but it did not have the kind of books I was looking for. My niece is an aspiring painter and I wanted to give her a book of landscapes and natural scenery.

The Islamic book center was near the Arts section and I couldn't resist going there. A nice book on Data Sahib caught my eye there (with accounts by various writers over centuries on Data Sahib) and I bought it along with 15 pocket-sized books on Supplications by Rasool Allah (s.a.w.w.) "Piyaaray Rusool s.a.w.w. key piyari duain) costing 20 Rs. per copy. I already have this book with me since many years but wanted to buy more to present it to others.

So this was the shopping I did that day when in fact I went out to look for some art books. However, after returning, I did give a copy of duain each to my brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece.

- S Roman Ahsan.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Style of the Prophets - شیوہِ پیغمبری

در جوانی توبہ کردن شیوہِ پیغمبری
وقتِ پیری گرگِ ظالم می شَود پرہیزگار

To be pious in one's youth is the style of the Prophets 
In the old age, even a cruel wolf gives up his cruelty

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Entertainment in Islam?

Entertainment in Islam?

What is allowed for entertainment in Islam? This is an important topic but not really touched by Islamtic scholars. Due to do's and don'ts of Islam as narrated by scholars, many people have the wrong impression that entertainment and fun are not allowed in Islam and hence they are turned away from this beautiful religion. Thus we need to explore this topic in detail. Any suggestions or ideas?

- S Roman Ahsan.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Last Encounter - Prophet Jesus (pbuh) Vs. Dajjal

- The Last Encounter -

Prophet Isa / Jesus (pbuh) Vs. Anti-Christ (Dajjal) 


(Pls check Urdu image below followed by 'dua' for protection - both attached also)

Have you seen Hollywood Movies like "The Terminator", "The Matrix" and "The Lord of the Rings" (based on a epic high-fantasy novel written in stages between 1937 and 1949) etc.? They all carried a special theme. 

A certain level of strength and character was required to terminate the evil. A good guy with earthly qualities pitched against an evil force with powerful and sinister strength. In the end, the good forces triumph over the evil forces but with great difficulties and trials. We never know if the themes of these movies are taken from ancient scriptures including even Hadith literature. Especially, some of the sequences in the movie "The Lord of the rings" are in great contrast with the End times Islamic prophecies including "The Eye" (One-eye of Dajjal), "The Return of the King" (The return or descent of Prophet Jesus pbuh to kill Dajjal and then to rule the world for 40 years) and the struggle in general. 

If you read the Urdu text below, you will understand that the greatest of showdowns has to happen in real life in this world. Don't delude yourself and prepare well. Preparation should not be the way as shown in movies but according to our roots and heritage as a Muslim with a strong concern for afterlife. A word of caution that our desperate pursuits of liberalism and progressiveness might be depriving us of true faith in these times of free electronic-media, Internet and social media. 

We have to learn positive things from the advanced nations but be on guard against that which is contrary to our faith as well. Thus, we have to select the "conservative mode" and apply it to our lives as much as we can while striving to hold firmly onto True Islam in all spheres even if we can never be perfect!

Abundance leads to complacency in most cases. Generally, a Muslim blessed with worldly comforts might have little desire to turn towards Almighty Allah in the true sense. It is because the possessions and luxurious lifestyle would make him/her lazy in terms of devotion to God. He/she would be rather pursuing mainstream lifestyles, interests and hobbies that would make him/her socially acceptable without drawing a line where needed. 

That is why our beautiful religion Islam teaches us to lead a simple lifestyle even if we are blessed in worldly sense. A true Muslim in these times would have to sacrifice a few or many things to gain pleasure of Allah. There is a price for everything in this world so how could one assume to achieve true faith without paying any price? 

Wherever we live or wherever we study or work, we need to keep our hearts alive with the message of Almighty Allah. Only then we can hope for salvation in the hereafter (there are exceptions when big sinners could be forgiven by God on Judgement Day - but that is only for Him to decide and we cannot take chances with afterlife which will last forever and forever)!!

- S Roman Ahsan.


For protection against Anti-Christ (Dajjal) - Recite this dua before "Rabbijalni...." in every prayer (Salah) in Tashshud - Then we should recite Surah Al-Kahf also without fail on every Jumm'ah (after Maghrib Thursday and before Maghrib Friday) and also memorize first 10 Verses of Surah Al-Kahf (at other places it is written about the last 10 verses of same Surah, so some Muslims memorize the first 10 as well as the last 10 verses)