Saturday, December 26, 2009

OPEC


The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is a cartel of twelve countries made up of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. OPEC has maintained its headquarters in Vienna since 1965, and hosts regular meetings among the oil ministers of its Member Countries. Indonesia withdrew its membership in OPEC in 2008 after it became a net importer of oil, but stated it would likely return if it became a net exporter in the world again.

Objective:

According to its statutes, one of the principal goals is the determination of the best means for safeguarding the cartel's interests, individually and collectively. It also pursues ways and means of ensuring the stabilization of prices in international oil markets with a view to eliminating harmful and unnecessary fluctuations; giving due regard at all times to the interests of the producing nations and to the necessity of securing a steady income to the producing countries; an efficient and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations, and a fair return on their capital to those investing in the petroleum industry.

OPEC and Oil Price

OPEC's influence on the market has been widely criticized, since it became effective in determining production and prices. Arab members of OPEC alarmed the developed world when they used the “oil weapon” during the Yom Kippur War by implementing oil embargoes and initiating the 1973 oil crisis. Although largely political explanations for the timing and extent of the OPEC price increases are also valid, from OPEC’s point of view, these changes were triggered largely by previous unilateral changes in the world financial system and the ensuing period of high inflation in both the developed and developing world. This explanation encompasses OPEC actions both before and after the outbreak of hostilities in October 1973, and concludes that “OPEC countries were only “staying even” by dramatically raising the dollar price of oil.”

OPEC's ability to control the price of oil has diminished somewhat since then, due to the subsequent discovery and development of large oil reserves in Alaska, the North Sea, Canada, the Gulf of Mexico, the opening up of Russia, and market modernization. OPEC nations still account for two-thirds of the world's oil reserves, and, as of April 2009, 33.3% of the world's oil production, affording them considerable control over the global market. The next largest group of producers, members of the OECD and the Post-Soviet states produced only 23.8% and 14.8%, respectively, of the world's total oil production.

Secretary General : Abdallah Salem el-Badri
(since January 1, 2007)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Road Not Taken


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

She



Every night she dreams the same,
Haunted by a Shadow again and again,
Captured and lost in a giant mace,
There is no way to flee...
She begs not to fall asleep,
And she prays to God to set her free,
She is so afraid to see,
The shadow she fears is "SHE".......

Friday, November 6, 2009

Death


Death is but a temporary fading
We shall go on after taking a breath.

(Meer Taqi Meer)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Restlessness


"Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lost Soul



Mera Dard Naghma-e-bay nisha.n
Meri zaat zura-e-bay nisha.n
Mairy dard ko jo zuba.n milay
Mujhy aap apna nisha.n milay

Friday, September 25, 2009

International Monetary Fund


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rates and the balance of payments. It is an organization formed to stabilize international exchange rates and facilitate development. It also offers highly leveraged loans mainly to poorer countries. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., United States.

Managing Director: Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Friday, September 18, 2009

Time Long Past


Like the ghost of a dear friend dead
Is Time long past.
A tone which is now forever fled,
A hope which is now forever past,
A love so sweet it could not last,
Was Time long past.

There were sweet dreams in the night
Of Time long past:
And, was it sadness or delight,
Each day a shadow onward cast
Which made us wish it yet might last,
That Time long past.

There is regret, almost remorse,
For Time long past.
'Tis like a child's belovèd corse
A father watches, till at last
Beauty is like remembrance, cast
From Time long past.


(Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love??


In terms of mature relationships and love, most of the times, people fail to distinguish between the true meaning of love and lust...

Every Cinderella longs to find her Prince Charming and live happily ever after. We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Our emotions get magnified, senses get heightened, and we are flying in seventh heaven. It may only last a moment, an hour, a day, but that doesn't diminish its value....

But are you sure it’s love that we are talking about?

Why do independent, smart women become emotional wrecks after a romantic break-up? Why do older men gravitate towards younger women? Could it be estrogen and testosterone hormones that addict us to our lovers? In terms of mature relationships and love, most of the times, people fail to distinguish between the true meaning of love and lust.

Have you ever been swept off your feet by a man/woman standing next to you in a queue? Is it merely infatuation, a strong shot of chemistry, or budding love - the real thing? Is Cupid playing a prank or bringing you true love forever?

Love at first sight is not believable. Love takes time. Lust at first sight sounds much more accurate. A study done by testing the blood samples of twenty couples, who claimed to be madly in love for less than six months, revealed that serotonin levels of new lovers were equivalent to the low serotonin levels of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder patients.

It's hard to tell if you are in love because there’re no set defining characteristics of love. The dictionary says it's "a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection" or "a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person." What exactly is this feeling or attraction?

The question evoked the thought process of Paramita Roy, a fashion designer; she was surprised that she had never thought of this aspect of her relationship before. After much silence she concluded, "Emotions are not sufficient to suggest whether a relationship is that of love, no matter how strong the attraction may be." Sadly, there is not much awareness to distinguish between lust and love and that is why we have so many emotional and social problems.

Since time immemorial we are hearing that love is blind. But that’s a mistake; real love is not blind. Quite the opposite, it is a relationship in full awareness. Over time, through good communication and wisdom, you can start knowing your partner. Gradually, you become aware of his/her flaws and try to work your differences in a healthy way.

Lust, on the other hand, could be perceived as being "blind" as it usually distorts reality, especially when you're so involved that you don’t care to find out the real persona of your partner. According to Shruti Bhatia, a psychologist, we often idolize our partners, magnify their virtues and find a way to explain their flaws. This basically happens because many movies, books and songs paint an unrealistic portrait of love, which further builds a false perception of love in our minds.

When Sameer Nagpal, a commercial pilot by profession, was asked whether his six-year-old relationship was based on love or lust, he was quick to reply, "Love is full of sacrifices, trust and respect whereas lust is built on physical attraction, fun and thrills. Real love is commitment. I cannot categorize my relationship as a short sensational affair of love is in the air."

Do some real soul searching today and identify your relationship. If you're in a relationship which does not have fondness, respect, affection, devotion along with passion, it would be wise to back off. Or else, one day those wonderful romantic feelings will be gone and you will wonder what happened to your perfect romance. Accept the fact that you or your partner is not ready for commitment. After all, commitment is a choice which is backed up with actions and maturity.

Source: The Times of India

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Accepted Repentance



We have all had the experience of failing time after time in changing old habits. Then suddenly these old habits lose their hold on us. What was so attractive suddenly becomes unattractive. This is a sign that God has accepted our repentance.
At this point, my sheikh used to say that we are no longer responsible for those old sins. We have truly changed and we are now someone who is not even tempted to commit them.


(Robert Frager, Heart, Self & Soul, The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance and Harmony p. 71)

Love Of God


When you seek love, by grace of God
Your spirit turn into wine and your body into a jar.
When He increases the wine of His grace, the jar falls into pieces
Every knowledgeable knows without thinking,
That where there is disturbance, there is a Disturber....


(Rumi)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

World Bank


The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides leveraged loans to poorer countries for capital programs with a goal of reducing poverty.

Formation : 27 December 1945
Type : International organization
Legal status: Treaty
Membership :186 countries
President :Robert B. Zoellick

Five key factors

The Bank’s mission is to aid developing countries and their inhabitants to achieve development and the reduction of poverty, including achievement of the MDGs, by helping countries develop an environment for investment, jobs and sustainable growth, thus promoting economic growth through investment and enabling the poor to share the fruits of economic growth. The World Bank sees the five key factors necessary for economic growth and the creation of an enabling business environment as:

1. Build capacity: Strengthening governments and educating government officials.
2. Infrastructure creation: implementation of legal and judicial systems for the encouragement of business, the protection of individual and property rights and the honoring of contracts.
3. Development of Financial Systems: the establishment of strong systems capable of supporting endeavors from micro credit to the financing of larger corporate ventures.
4. Combating corruption: Support for countries' efforts at eradicating corruption.
5. Research, Consultancy and Training: the World Bank provides platform for research on development issues, consultancy and conduct training programs (web based, on line, tele-/ video conferencing and class room based) open for those who are interested from academia, students, government and non-governmental organization (NGO) officers etc.

The Bank obtains funding for its operations primarily through the IBRD’s sale of AAA-rated bonds in the world’s financial markets. The IBRD’s income is generated from its lending activities, with its borrowings leveraging its own paid-in capital, plus the investment of its "float". The IDA obtains the majority of its funds from forty donor countries who replenish the bank’s funds every three years, and from loan repayments, which then become available for re-lending.

The World Bank is active in the following areas:

* Agriculture and Rural Development
* Conflict and Development
* Development Operations and Activities
* Economic Policy
* Education
* Energy
* Environment
* Financial Sector
* Gender
* Governance
* Health, Nutrition and Population
* Industry
* Information and Communication Technologies
* Information, Computing and Telecommunications
* International Economics and Trade
* Labor and Social Protections
* Law and Justice
* Macroeconomic and Economic Growth
* Mining
* Poverty Reduction
* Poverty
* Private Sector
* Public Sector Governance
* Rural Development
* Social Development
* Social Protection
* Trade
* Transport
* Urban Development
* Water Resources
* Water Supply and Sanitation

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha


Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha
Kahin zahir kahin chupa dekha
Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha

Kahin momkin hoa kahin wajib
Kahin fani kahin baqa dekha

Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha
Kahin zahir kahin chupa dekha
Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha

Kahin wo baadshaah-e-takht nasheen
Kahin kaasa liye ghada dekha

Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha
Kahin zahir kahin chupa dekha
Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha

Kahin wo der leebaas-e-mashoka
Ber-ser-ray naaz aur aada dekha

Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha
Kahin zahir kahin chupa dekha
Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha

Kahin aashiq niyaz ki soorat
Seena phir yon dil jala dekha

Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha
Kahin zahir kahin chupa dekha
Yaar ko humne ja-ba-ja dekha....

Friday, August 21, 2009

River of Love

The river of love has a reverse flow, he who enters will drown, he who drowns will get across.

(Amir Khusrau)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Steadfastness

In Al Quran:

Verily, those who say: `Our Rubb is Allah (Alone),' and then they stand firm, on them the angels will descend (at the time of their death) (saying): 'Fear not, nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Jannah which you have been promised! We have been your friends in the life of this world and are (so) in the Hereafter. Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask. An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.''' (41:30-32)

In Hadith:

Sufyan bin `Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I said, "O Messenger of Allah, tell me something of Islam which I will not ask anyone else about it.'' He (PBUH) said, "Say, `I believe in Allah' and then be steadfast".
[Muslim].


Steadfastness means adhering firmly to the injunctions of Islam, to act upon what is ordained and avoid what is prohibited, to perform dutifully orders in respect of obligations and what is regarded desirable and avoid what is unlawful. Faith is not a mere expression of Shahadah. The real Faith is one which is coupled with its actual practice because practice of religion is in fact the fruit of Faith. A tree which does not bear any fruit, has no value, similarly; faith becomes meaningless without practice. Steadfastness is the mark of perfect Faith.

O Restless Heart Calm Down!


This darkness, it just keeps on enveloping
As if blood seeps from every pore of the night
Life throbs at such a delicate pulse
As if heavens sober up after drunken delight
Let the night's warm blood ooze some more
This darkness will blush the cheek of dawn
Morning comes, O restless heart calm down

Fetters still ring in the background of music
Chaotic, as yet, the order of cause and effect
Tears pour too in the wine filled goblets
In the wobbling of feet a regard for etiquette

At least wait for your lovers to become madly obsessed
At least wait for your taverns to resound with zest
Soon this need for a cause will evaporate as well
This respect for etiquette will evaporate as well
Even if the fetters continue, continue to ring.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Damn-e-dil


Ham k dasht-e-juhan ko aabad kiey baithy hain
Arzu-e-yaar ko abb haaq kiey baithy hain
Khwab k taar se khuwaiesh ko rafu karty
Damn-e-dil ko abb chaak kiey baithy hain

Maturity


Dunya mai larkiou se ehmaq aur koi ho bhi nai sakta. khus fehmi ka aaghaz aur ehtutam hum per hi hota hai.. Sari umar ham muhabat ki baisakhiou ka intuzaar karti rehti hain ta k zindagi ki race shuru kar sakain.n ...hamain har mard k bary mai khush fehmia.n rehti hain, k wo aiey ga humain dhaiky ga aur humara ho jaiey ga.. koi ham se hamdardi kary tou hamin khush fehmi hoany lagti hai- koi hami surahy tou wo hamain apni muthi mai qaid nazar aany lagta hai, koi hamary sath waqt guzary tou hamary hosh-o-huwas apny thukany per nhin rehty.. Kabhi larkia.n bhi mature ho sakti hain? ham mai Maturity sirf tub aati hai jub hamain iss tarha reject kia jata hai, jaisy abb mai mature ho gai hun....

(in "Amar Bail" by Umara Ahmed)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Compromise


Zindagi main aik cheez hoti hay jisay Compromise kehtay hain.... pur-sakoon zindagi guzarnay k liay is ki bohat zaroorat parti hay... jis cheez ko tum badal na sako is k saath compromise ker lia kro, mager apni kisi bhi khuahish ko kabhi bhi janoon mat bnana, keon k zindagi main kuch cheezain aisi hoti hain jo hmain kabhi nahi mil sakteen...chahay hum roain, chillain,,,ya bchon ki tarah airian rgrain...wo kisi dosray k liay hoti hain... magar is ka yeh matlab nahi k zindagi main hamaray liay kuch hota hi nahi... kuch na kuch hmaray liay bhi hota hai...


(In "Amar Bail" by Umaira Ahmed)

Khawahishoon Ki Diwar


Mummy, aapko pata hai Mujhe ALLAH kiun nahi mil sakta.... merey aur ALLAH ke darmiyan Khawahishoon ki diwar hai..
Aasaiyshoon ki diwar hai... main ne apne irdgird duniya ki itni cheezein ikathi ker lii hai ke ALLAH tu mere pass aaa hi nahi sakta...
Jisse Woh apni Mohabbat de deta hai isse phir aur kisi cheez ki khawahish hi nahi hoti
aur jisse duniya deta hai usski khawahish bhook ban jati hai kabhi khatam hi nahi hoti...


(In "Shehar-e-Zaat" by Umaira Ahmed)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dont ask me for the same love




Don't ask me for the same love, my sweetheart
I thought that life was radiant because of you
Why complain of worldly woes, once in your love-affliction
Your countenance brings eternity to the youth of spring
What else is there in the world but for the beauty your eyes
If you were mine, my destiny would surrender to me

This was not so, only my wish for it to be
There are sufferings in the world other than the suffering of love
There are pleasures other than the delight of our union

Dark, heinous spells of uncountable centuries.
Woven into rich silk and precious brocades
being sold in every corner, bodies,
covered in dirt, drenched in blood.
Bodies, burning in hot ovens of disease
Puss seeping from open, lacerating wounds.

My sight returns to this as well, I am helpless
Your beauty is heart warming still, but I am helpless

There are sufferings in the world other than the suffering of love
There are pleasures other than the delight our union
Don't ask me for the same love, my sweetheart!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Perfect Reliance on Allah

In Quran Allah states:

"And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him". (65:3)

Hadith:

Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said:

When (Prophet) Ibrahim (Abraham) was thrown into the fire, he said: "Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and, He is the Best Disposer of affairs.'' So did Messenger of Allah Muhammad (PBUH) when he was told: "A great army of the pagans had gathered against him, so fear them". But this (warning) only increased him and the Muslims in Faith and they said: "Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)".

[Al-Bukhari].

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I will die soon


Every Night I tell myself
I will die soon...
no flowers will grow
it will end so
the sky will be dark
with no star, no moon
I will die soon...

This beating of heart...
will stop, will halt...
this Relation of Body
with soul will part
I will dress in white
like a bride with no groom...
I will die soon...

when the tears in my eyes,,
long for you !!
I live in a hope..
these days are few !!!
Do Make me a Favour,,
that if u can come
come for my dreams.....
if u can make them true
before all is gone
before all is doomed
I will die Soon...

Monday, August 10, 2009

True Devotion

True devotion is for itself, not to desire Heaven nor to fear Hell.

(Hazrat Rabyia basri)

Koi La De


Koi mujh ko mera barpoor sarapa la de...
Mery bazun, meri ankhain, mera chehara la de...
Aisa darya jo kisi aur samndar mai giray...
Ess se behtar mujh ko mera sehra la de...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Why Does ALLAH Afflict Us?

iAllah Almighty is All-Knowing and All-Wise. He is also the Most Compassionate, and Most Merciful, without doubt. Yet, in His Ultimate Wisdom, Allaah Subhanahu wa Taala afflicts His slaves from time to time with disasters and calamities, the reasons for which cannot, fully, be comprehended. And it is not befitting any of his creatures to question His Doings.
"He cannot be questioned for His acts, but they will be questioned (for theirs)".
However, some of the reasons may be as follows. And Allaah knows best.

1) Through calamities, Allah tests the Believers:

a)Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: We believe, and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. [al-Ankaboot:2]

b)Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, When (will come) the Help of Allah? Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near! [al-Baqarah:214]


2) Through calamities, Allah forgives sins and raises our status:


The Prophet (pbuh) said: There is nothing that befalls a believer, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allah will record one good deed for him and will remove one bad deed from him. (Muslim).
Also, he (pbuh)said: Trials will continue to befall the believing man and woman, with regard to themselves, their children and their wealth, until they meet Allah with no sin on them. (Tirmidhi- Saheeh)


3) Through calamities, Allah distinguishes between people:


By testing us, Allah filters the pure from the evil, the good from the bad, the true from the false, the believer from the hypocrite.
a)Allah will not leave the believers in the state in which you are now, until He distinguishes the wicked from the good [Aal Imraan:179]
b)And Allaah will certainly make known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allaah knows all that before putting them to test) [al-Ankaboot:3]


4) Through disasters, Allah warns us reminds us so we may return to Him:


This is one of the greatest reasons behind calamities and trials, that Allah warns us to correct our mistakes and mend our ways. If we do so, it is good only for us. If we don’t pay heed, surely, only WE are the losers.
a)Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad). And We seized them with extreme poverty and loss in health (with calamities) so that they might humble themselves (believe with humility).[Anaam :42]
b)See they not that they are put in trial once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease, famine)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it) [al-Tawbah:126]


5)Calamities and disasters strike because of our sins:


And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much [al-Shoora:30]


6) Disasters and calamities are a means of punishment:


And indeed, We destroyed generations before you when they did wrong, while their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, but they were not such as to believe! Thus do We requite the people who are Mujrimoon (criminals) [Yoonus:13]


7) If one is patient, they are also a means of great reward in the Hereafter:


The Prophet (pbuh)said: On the Day of Resurrection, when people who had suffered affliction are given their reward, those who were healthy will wish their skins had been cut to pieces with scissors when they were in the world (when they see the great REWARD for suffering) (Tirmidhi- Saheeh)


8) Disasters and calamities are reminders that the world is only temporary:


If the world were free of calamities, man would love it more and feel content with it, and would forget about the Hereafter. But calamities wake him up from his negligence and make him strive for the place (al-Jannah) in which there are NO calamities or trials.

9) Calamities and trials remind us that we are SO weak:

Problems and disasters are a sign of man's weakness and his need for his Lord. Man cannot succeed unless he realizes his need for his Lord and starts beseeching Him.

10) Worship during hard times has a special favor and a special reward.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: Worshipping at times of tribulation and confusion is like migrating to join me. (Muslim)

11) Calamities make a person appreciate the blessings he has from Allah:

Blessings that come after pain, hardship and calamity are more precious to people. So then they appreciate the blessings as they should be appreciated, and thank Allah.
If things are always easy, a person may forget all the blessing given to him By Allah and not be grateful for it, so Allaah tests him by taking some of them away , as a reminder to him to be grateful for it. And, only the one whose heart is open will feel this. Those who have no heart do not give thanks for the blessings of Allah, rather they are arrogant towards Allah and His creation.


12) When Muslims help those Muslims who have been afflicted by calamity, they will be rewarded for that.


The Prophet (pbuh) said: The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, mercy and compassion is that of the body; when one part of it suffers, the rest of the body joins it in staying awake and suffering fever. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Life and its Three Faces



I am three and my life has three faces
Friendship, love and livelihood
My life and its three faces
Among my friends are those
With whom throbs my soul
And some others who night and day share my plates and my bites
But still are my mortal enemies!
Friendship with enemies, enmity with friends
My friendship and its faces

Love with one beloved and many others
Among them are those
With whom throbs my soul
And some others who are the fragrance in my air, the light by my side
But still are my mortal enemies!
Some among them caterers of my food, of monetary beneficence
Love has some fire, some amusement, some "vengeance"
My love and its three faces!

Livelihood is the drudgery for morsels of bread
Sometimes this drudgery becomes the code of my life
And at times, forgetting the ties of the heart and soul
Becomes the very goal of my life
The desire for bread and its faces
I am three and my life has three faces...

You are afraid of life?


You are afraid of life?
But life is who you are, and life is who I am!
You are afraid of mankind?
But man is who you are, and man is who I am!
Man is language, man is expression,
but you are not afraid of that!
With the iron-bond of Word and Understanding, man is inextricably tied
With humanity's loins, life is inseparably tied
But you are not afraid of that!
Truth is you are afraid of the "unsaid"
The time that has yet to come are you afraid of it
Are you afraid to acknowledge the imminence of it!

---- Many periods of history have passed by before:
of freedom's remoteness, of godhood that is "self-less".
Even then you believe that it's useless to aspire,
that this night of suffocation is to Providence submission!
But what would you know,
that when lips fail to move, hands arise to life.
Hands arise to life to show to the way that is right,
as the expressions of light.
Hands cry out, yelling the end of the night.

You are afraid of light?
But light is who you are, and light is who I am,
You are afraid of light!
----The walls of the city
have been cleansed of the shadows of evil monsters.
The gown of night
has shredded to pieces, crumbled to dust.
From the mass of Humanity, the voice of Individual rises.
A cry of the soul rises.
On the paths of love, as if, some lover's passion leaps,
a new obsession leaps!
Humanity brims with life
Behold humanity laugh, see cities alive
Are you frightened now?
Yes now is who you are, yes now is who I am,
You are frightened now!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

African Union


The African Union is an intergovernmental organisation consisting of 53 African states. Established on July 9, 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During the February 2009 Union meeting headed by Libyan leader Gaddafi, it was resolved that the African Union Commission would become the African Union Authority.

Administrative Centres

Addis Ababa, Ethiopi
Midrand, South Africa

Official Languages : 6

Arabic
French
English
Spanish
Portuguese
Swahili

Member States
: 53

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
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Du'a - Al Baqara verse 286


“Rabbana la tu’akhidhna in nasina aw akhta’na. Rabbana wa la tahmil alayna isran kama hamaltahu alal-ladhina min qablina. Rabbana wa la tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bih, wa’fu anna wagh-fir lana war-hamna. Anta mawlana fan-surna alal qawmil kafirin”

Translation: Our Lord, do not take us to task if we forget or make a mistake. Our Lord, do not place such a burden on us as You had placed on those before us. Our Lord, burden us not with that which we have not the strength to bear. Pardon us, grant us forgiveness, and have mercy on us. You’re our Protector so help us to victory over the disbelieving people.


There are several hadiths in Musnad Ahmad, Sunan Ad Darimi and Mustadrak Hakim that inform us about the extraordinary importance of the last two verses of this Surah, which contain this dua. They were given to Rasullullah (PBUH) out of His grace during Miraj out of the special treasure underneath the Arsh (Divine Throne) and they were not given to any previous Prophet.

We say this dua out of deep gratitude for this ummah was relieved of the stringent burdens placed on the Israelites, as is obvious to anyone who compares the Islamic Sharia with the Jewish Talmud.

man is responsible for what he does. If we make mistakes, by breaking laws of Allah, we must admit our mistakes and humbly and sincerely seek forgiveness of our merciful Lord, who not only forgives faults but helps us to overcome our enemies and the enemies of Allah; and in this way, keeps away from us hardships and sorrows that they (enemies) might bring if Allah does not stop them, in answer to our supplications.

Through this prayer we pray for the triumph of truth over falsehood and the suppression of satanic tendencies by godliness, and ask Allah not to inflict on us situations under which we may not be able to avoid wrongdoing. After acknowledging our limitations we undertake to work at our maximum capacity, hoping that through His mercy HE will wipe clean all traces of errors and mistakes.

Khalifah Umar and Ali, (peace be upon them) said a Muslim who had any sense would never go to bed without having recited these verses.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Al Baqarah verse 250



“Rabbana afrigh alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wan-surna alal-qawmil-kafirin”

Translation: Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold firm and give us victory over the disbelieving people.


This was the du’a of the Children of Israel fighting under the leadership of King Talut against the Philistines who were fighting under Jalut. The Children of Israel were Muslims at the time. Allah accepted this dua and gave them victory over Jalut as Prophet Dawud, (peace be upon him), slew him.

The trials and tribulations of this life constantly require sabr (patience). It entails patience in the face of hardship, steadfastness to refrain from evil in the face of temptations, and determination in overcoming obstacles to doing good. Thus overcoming laziness in offering salah (prayer) is part of sabr, as is remaining firm in the face of peer pressure. Of course perseverance in the face of oppression is a big part of it.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "O people! Do not hope to face the enemy (in battle) and ask Allah to save you (from calamities), but if you should face the enemy, then be patient and let it be known to you that Paradise is under the shades of swords.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (2819) and Sahîh Muslim (1742)]

So, when affliction befalls a Muslim, he must be patient and reconciled to Allah’s decree. He must not regret or become anxious.

This dua reminds us that patience is the key to victory. Patience that emanates from a strong heart and trust in Allah leads to firmness of the feet which in turn leads to victory. But for every step on this path to victory, we need Allah’s help, hence the dua.

Al Baqarah verse 201




Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil-akhirati hasanatan wa qina adhaban-nar.

Translation: Our Lord, give unto us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and protect us from the punishment of the Fire).


Its a unique feature of Islam that it strikes a perfect balance everywhere, including between this world and the Hereafter. This world is important as is the Hereafter; we will reap there what we sow here! We pray for both, and mention them in their natural chronological order. But what we are seeking – and here is a crucial difference – are not the goods of this world, but the good. Here and the Hereafter. ‘Hasanah’ denotes every conceivable form of good: health, livelihood, fulfillment of genuine needs (not wants), good morals, virtuous deeds, beneficial knowledge, honour and prestige, strength of faith, and sincerity in worship. Actually, everything in this world is good that will lead, directly or indirectly, to the good of the Hereafter. A Muslim informed by this dua will neither focus entirely on this world, seeking exclusively the comforts here, nor will he declare that he has nothing to do with it.

Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) once visited a man who had been debilitated by sickness and asked him whether he had been making supplication. He had. It was, “Oh Allah, whatever punishment you are going to give me in the Hereafter, give it to me here.” Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) asked him to make this du’a instead. He did and was cured.

Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) used to make this dua very often. (Imam Al Bukhari).

Imam Nawawi recommends this dua at the time of great difficulties or when facing major issues. It is also recommended after praying Salat Ul Hajah (prayer at the time of need).

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Motive

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

Molana Rumi

What to Do?

If Allah brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.
In Happy moments, praise Allah.
In Difficult moments, seek Allah.
In Quiet moments, worship Allah.
In Painful moments, trust Allah.
In Every moment, thank Allah.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meray dushmano say kaho

Meray dushmano say kaho koi
Kisi gehri chaal kay ehtamaan ka silsila hi fazool hai
Ke shikast yun bhi qabool hai
Kabhi hoslay jo missal thay, wo nahin rahay

Meray harf harf kay jism per
Jo maani kay par-o-baal thay, wo nahin rahay
Kabhi titliyon, kabhi jugnu’on say sajaye phirtay khayal thay
Wo nahin rahay

Meray dushmanon say kaho koi
Woh jo shaam sher-e-wisaal main
Koi roshni si liye huay kisi lub peh jitney sawal thay
Wo nahin rahay

Jo wafa kay baab main wehshaton kay kamal thay, wo nahin rahay
Meray dushmanon say kaho koi
Woh kabhi jo ehd-e-nishat main
Mujhay khud peh itna ghuroor tha, kaheen kho gia
Woh jo fatehana khumar main
Meray saray khwab nihaal thay
Woh nahin rahay

Kisi dasht-e-lashkar-e-sham main
Meray sur-khuroo mah-o-saal thay, wo nahin rahay
Ke bus ab to dil ki zuban per
Faqat aik qissa-e-haal hai ………
Jo Nidhaal hai
Jo gaye dinon ka malaal hai
Meray dushmanon say kaho koi

Ye jo wakt hay

Ye jo wakt hay Meray Sheher par...
Kayeee Moasmon say Roka hoa...

Issey izn de ke Ye Chal Parey...
Meray Asmaan sai Door ho..

Koye Chand Chehra,
Kushaa karay...
Koye Aftaab Zahoor ho...

Keh Nawah-e-Chashm-e-Khiyaal main..
Woh-jo Khuwaab they, woh Dhuan hoayee..

Wo jo Aag thi wo nahii Rahee
Jo yakeen they,
Wo Guma.n hoay..

Koye Dhund hey ,Jisey daikhtey
Meri Aankh Barf si hoo gayee..
Wo ibarat sar-e-Loh-e-dil...

Kisi Rabt sey nahe Aashna..
Ke Jo Roshni the kitab main..
Wohi harf harf si ho gayee..

Koye GardBaad Uthey kaheen,
Kisi Zalzalay ki Namood ho...

Ye jo "Hast" hey Meray Char su..
Koye Mojizaa ke Ye "Boud" hoo...

Meri Aankh main ye jo Raat hey..
Meri Umr si, issey taal dey..

Meray Dasht Raig-e-Malaal ko..
Kisi Khush khabar ka Ghizal dey...

Ye Falak pe jitney Nojoum hain..
Teray Hukm ke hain ye Muntazir...

Wo jo Subh-e-Nou ka Nakeeb ho..
Meri Samt usko Uchaal Dey,..!

Divya

Divya

By Yashpal Translated by Anand


A novel about a woman determined to lead life her way in a male-dominated society. The story is set against the backdrop of a struggle for supremacy between Hindu and Buddhist ideologies in 1st century BC India

Divya is the story of a woman’s struggle to lead her own life. The story is set against the background of the conflict for supremacy between Hindu and Buddhist ideologies in India in the 1st century BC. Ancient India comes alive in all its glory and vigour in this novel by Yashpal translated into English by Anand. It has been hailed as one of the great historical novels in Indian literature. When it was first published in Hindi in 1945, it caused widespread furor because of the author’s portrayal of Divya as a woman who refuses to live by the rules of a male society.

Divya, the granddaughter of the Brahmin chief justice of the Madra republic, is the most talented dancer of the state. Prithusen, Divya’s lover, is an ambitious youth, whose father the merchant prince of Madra was once a slave. Prithusen is declared as the champion of martial arts, but the Brahmin aristocracy refuses to accept him as their equal in spite of his talent and wealth.

Divya, pregnant with Prithusen’s child leaves her grandfather’s house. She is refused shelter in a Buddhist monastery because, as a woman dependent on her family, she does not have the permission of her father or her husband. In desperation, she throws herself and her child into a river. The child is drowned but she is rescued and begins a new life as Anshumala, the chief courtesan and artist of Shursen.

Divya’s repute as the dancer reaches her former teacher Mallika, the chief courtesan of Madra. Mallika, in her old age, is looking for a worthy successor, and travels to Shursen to meet Anshumala. She is surprised and overjoyed when she recognises Divya, and takes her back to Madra.

The Brahmin aristocracies of Madra are now the rulers. The Brahmin chief, Rudradhir, refuses to allow a Brahmin girl to be the chief courtesan. He asks her to become his wife and the first lady of the state. Divya turns him down because she does not want to lose her independence. By losing herself she cannot remain alive, she says. Prithusen, her former lover now a Buddhist monk, offers her the shelter of his religion. Divya again rejects the offer saying “A woman’s religion is not Nirvana, but creation.” Marish, a philosopher who has no worldly possessions and who is an old acquaintance and admirer of Divya, offers his companionship as a male to an independent female. Divya accepts.

When the book first came out, the assertions by Divya such as “the mistress of a noble family is not a free woman, she is not independent like a disreputable courtesan,” outraged many of Yashpal’s contemporaries. But over the years, a core of younger critics and scholars continued to stand by Yashpal’s revolutionary ideas.

As Kamleshwar, the well-known Hindi writer and television personality said in a television interview, “Divya proves that Yashpal’s first and foremost concern is the tragedy of unequal status of women ... Yashpal was not just a revolutionary who fought for India’s independence; his ideas and his contribution to Indian literature were equally revolutionary.”

Bernard Queenan, a three-time winner of the prestigious Nemo literary contest run from Oxford University, was closely associated with the translation of Divya. Queenan said that, “Yashpal’s literary persona is reminiscent of George Orwell, with whom he has some obvious affinities. Here again is the gritty realism of life at the level of the street, in all its dust and grime. Here too is the biting satire of the society of his time as seen through the savage eye of the uncompromising non-conformist. And here are the consuming passion for social justice, the conviction of the ultimate worth of the individual, and the creeping shadow of disillusionment with the dictates of any doctrinaire orthodoxy ... Divya is an Orwellian fable or morality, in which the tribulations of a central figure underline the pernicious forces — religious, social and political — that attempt, but fail, to stifle the aspirations of the human spirit.” In many ways, Yashpal was ahead of his time. Discourse on women’s rights and their status in society are hot topics in India and elsewhere today. But Yashpal came out in support of women’s right over their bodies from his very first writings. He supported birth control and family planning in his novel Dada Comrade, published in 1939, when such things were barely talked about. Similarly, he also raised the issue of social ostracism and discrimination against backward/scheduled classes and untouchables in Divya over 60 years ago

As the most outstanding writer of post-Premchand period, “Yashpal’s work has historical importance … He successfully combines politics and psychology with social realism, the two distinct trends of post-Premchand era,” said Asaghar Wajahat, Hindi writer and Head of Hindi Department at Jamia Millia in New Delhi

While Divya received critical acclaim, criticisms were levelled at it on various fronts. Despite the author’s assertion that “The basis for Divya is history, but history coloured by imagination,” many contemporaries of Yashpal could not stomach his not so-glorified portrayal of the classical period of India’s history. Many scholars found in it historical anomalies relating to political and social systems prevailing at the time. Some questioned the mixing of Greek and Indian cultures to the extent and in the regions as depicted in the novel. Others were critical of the description of clothes and festival rites as described in the novel.

Unlike most historical novels, the main character in Divya is not any famous historical figure or event. It is an example of the author’s commitment to social realism, and of his perspective on history that analyses the circumstances and issues in the context of the situation prevailing at the time. Yashpal in Divya rejects both the inequalities of the Hindu caste-system, its inherent contradictions about the position and role of a woman in the society as well as the deterministic nature of Buddhism for the realities and needs of the palpable world. He said, “History is not a matter of belief, but of analysis. History is the self-examination by man of his past.”

Pakistani readers will find it interesting that Sagal, the city where most of the action takes place in the novel and where Divya was born and lived, is the modern city of Sialkot now.


Some clicking lines from the book, these lines show Divy's responce over the offers of her 3 suiters...

In a voice devoid of any emotion, Divya asked the Acharya, “What further orders await this unfortunate creature?”

Sitting down on the mat spread by the guard, the Acharya said, “Devi, your place is not that of a dancercourtesan. You are of high birth. Your place is that of the mistress of a noble family. I am here to offer you the place of the First Lady in the house of the Acharyas. Devi, oblige me by accepting the offer.”

Her eyes fixed steadily the face of the Acharya, Divya replied, “Acharya, the place of the mistress and of the first lady of a noble family, is a rare honour. This destitute woman bows her head before the offer of such a high place. But Acharya, the mistress of a noble family is not a free woman; she is not independent like a disreputable courtesan. Learned Acharya, the honour given to the noble bride, the respect given to the noble matron, and the authority given to the First Lady are there because of the man who gives her protection. It is not an honour due to the woman; it is an honour due to the powerful man who owns her. Arya, this honour and respect can be obtained by a woman only by willingly surrendering her inner self.” After a few moment’s silence, she continued, “Learned sir, what is left of the woman who has given up her self? The Acharya must forgive this humble servant. Even though destitute, she wishes to live independently. By losing her self she cannot remain alive.”

Just then, the bhikshu approached the seat of the Acharya, and said,

“Devi, I, Bhikshu Prithusen, a devotee of the Buddha, am here to receive into the bosom of the Buddha the woman oppressed by society.”

Divya’s eyes opened wide as she heard and recognised the voice of the russetbhikshu standing in front of her. A shudder ran through her body. She heaved a deep sigh and sat motionless, looking at the face of the bhikshu.

Bhikshu Prithusen raised his hand in benediction and said, “Devi, by the mercy of the Buddha, it has been possible for you to realise that attachment and infatuation are only illusions. Devi, peace does not lie in riches, nor in prowess, or in the gratification of the senses. Everlasting peace lies only in Nirvana. Devi, no sorrow of the world can mar the beatitude that lies in Nirvana. The unhappy ones of the world, oppressed by society, find peace in the shelter of the Buddha, in the shelter of the True Faith, in the shelter of the Monastic Order. Come into the sanctuary of the Infinite Mercy.” …

Her eyes lit up again. In a voice trembling with emotion, she said, “Honoured sir, what is the position of a woman in the religion of the bhikshu?”

In a calm voice the bhikshu replied, “Devi, the bhikshu’s purpose is Nirvana. The woman represents temptation. As such, she is a hindrance in the path to Nirvana and, therefore, has to be given up.”

“Honoured sir, then follow your religion of Nirvana,” Divya replied in a slow but firm voice. “A woman’s religion is not Nirvana but creation. Let the bhikshu permit her to follow her own path.”

When his chance came to speak, the traveler from the East drew near and addressing Divya, said, ,

“I am Marish. I have come all the way from Mathurapuri to be near you, Devi.”

Once again Divya’s eyes opened wide and lit up with wonder and curiosity. The traveller, covered with dust from head to foot, said, “Devi, I cannot offer you the place of the First Lady in a royal palace; I cannot give you the assurance of the eternal joys of Nirvana. I live in the midst of the joys and sorrows of this world. Experience and reflection are my only assets. I can only offer to share those feelings and experiences with you. I am a traveler along the world’s rough and dusty roads. On that journey, impelled by the desire for your womanhood, I offer my manhood to you. I want an exchange of support. In this fleeting life I can only offer a feeling of fulfillment.”

He paused for breath, and added, “By reproducing my kind, I can try to add another link to the chain of human continuity.”

Divya sat quietly for a few moments, lost in thought. Then no longer needing the support of the wall, she stretched out both her hands towards Marish. In a tremulous voice, she said, “Grant me the abiding shelter of your arms, Arya.”

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fear of Public Speaking


It is said that public speaking is the thing people fear the most, yet sooner or later most people will have to speak in front of a group at work. Whether training new employees, giving a presentation to management or even conducting an interview, being an effective speaker can help you get ahead at work.

Consider this:

At any public speaking event, each participent gives a speech and is evaluated by audience. Some speakers do a lot of research for their speeches, while others focus less on the research and more on their delivery. Over the years the audiences have been consistent in their evaluations.

So, who do you think rates higher?
A. A speaker with fabulous information and so-so delivery
B. A speaker with fabulous delivery and so-so information

The answer is "B." Of course, the ideal situation is to have both fabulous information and fabulous delivery but, for many audiences, delivery is the most critical factor. Poor delivery can make the most interesting topic sound boring, while excellent delivery can make even a dull topic come alive.

Here are four traits of successful speakers, followed by a number of ways you can develop these traits.

Confidence:

Good speakers may sometimes feel nervous, but they try not to let it show. Speakers look and sound more confident when they make eye contact with the audience, move naturally, use audiovisual equipment effectively and speak fluidly (avoiding too many "uhs" and "ums").

Credibility:

This is an audience's perception of how believable a speaker is. To be credible, a speaker must be seen as someone who is knowledgeable about the topic. However, this does not mean someone who is a "know-it-all."

Enthusiasm:

Magnetic speakers are enthusiastic about their topic, and they share that fervor with their audience through variety and energy in their voice, gestures, and body movements. Other terms that can be applied to these speakers are "high energy" and "passionate."

Ease:

Natural speakers don't lecture, they are at ease. Even when speaking in front of an audience of hundreds, they speak as if they were having a conversation with a group of friends. Other terms that may be applied to these speakers are "real" or "down-to-earth."


Ways to Improve Your Skills


• As with any skill, one of the best ways to improve is by just doing it. With speaking, this means getting yourself in front of as many audiences as possible.
• When there are opportunities for informal speaking at work -- such as introducing a new employee, volunteer for the job.
• If you're presenting a training program at work, make sure you ask audience members to give you feedback by filling out an evaluation form.
• When possible, consider taping yourself practicing or giving presentations.
• You can then see or hear for yourself the areas where you may need to improve.

Seek Not My Heart


Oh gentle winds beneath moonlit skies,
Do not you hear my heartfelt cries?

Below the branches, here about,
Do not you sense my fear and doubt?
Side glistening rivers, sparkling streams,
Do not you hear my woeful screams?

Upon the meadows, touched with dew,
Do not you see my hearts askew?
Beneath the thousand twinkling stars,
Do not you feel my jagged scars?

Seek not my mournful heart kind breeze,
For you'll not find it 'amongst these trees.

It's scattered 'cross the moonlit skies,
Accompanied by heartfelt sighs.
It's drifting o'er the gentle rain,
A symbol of my silent pain.

It's buried 'neath the meadow fair,
Conjoined with all the sorrow there.
It's lost among the stars this night,
Too far to ease my quiet fright.

No gentle winds, seek not my heart,
For simply ... it has torn apart.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Love


"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it does not keep record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices when truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever"

(The Holy Bible; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, NLT Version)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Zoam


Ye zoam tha k koan-o-muka.n dustras mai hain...
Ankh khuli tou zaat kii manzil bhi dour thi...

Mamool


Aik mudat se ye mamool huwa hai abb tou...
Aap hii roothna aur aap munaty rehna...

Koi Aisa Ho


Dyar-e-noor mai taira shaboun ka sathi ho...
Koi tou ho jo meri weshatoun ka sathi ho....
Mai uss se jhoot bhi boalun tou mujh se sach boaly...
Mery mizaaj kai sab mosamou.n ka sathi ho...
Mai uss k hath na aun tou wo mera ho kar ruhay...
Mai girr paroun tou meri pastioun ka sathi ho...
Wo mery naam kii nisbat moatbur thehary....
Gali gali meri ruswaioun ka sathi ho...
Kary kalaam tou mujh se mery lehjay mai...
Mai chup rahoun tou mery taiwaroun ka sathi ho...
Mai apny aap ko dhaikoun wo mujhay dhaikhy jaiey...
Wo mery nafus kii gumrahioun ka sathi ho...
Wo khwab dhaikhay tou mery hawaly se...
Mery khyal k sab manzaroun ka sathi ho...

Dairr Luga Dii


Kitnay moasam sar gurda.n thay mujh se hath milany mai..
Mai ne shaied dairr luga dii khud se bahir aany mai..
Aik nigah ka sunata hai, aik aawaz ka banjar-punn..
Mai kitna tanha baitha hun, qurbat k weerany mai..

Ek Lamha


Jo meri yaad k sehra mai goonjhta hai abhi
Wo ek lamha-e-khamosh tha, jo beet gia...

Charcha na Karo


Dhaiko khwab magar khwab ka charcha na karo..
Loag jal jaien gai sooraj kii tamnah na karo..
Moam k rishtay hain garmi mai pigal jaien gai..
Dhoop k shehar mai tamasha na karo...!

koi nahi aaiey ga


Apnay be khwab kawarou.n ko maqfal kar lo...
Ab yuhan koi nahi koi nahi aaiey ga...!

Furaar


Furaar aasaan nahi hoata, na zindagi se, na qismat se, na unn harkatoon se jo hum khud ko aqal-e-kul samjh kar kartay hain... Har shakhs ko girnay k liye thokar khanay ki zaroorat nahi hoti... Baaz thokar lagay baghair hi gir jatay hain... Phir unhain utha’nay k liye koi hath bari mushkil se hi aagay barhta hai....

(In "Buss Ek Dagh-e-Nadamat" by Umaira Ahmed)

Allah


Zindagi main baaz dafa hamain pata nahi chalta k hum tareeki say bahir aaye hain ya tareeki main dakhil howay hain... Andheray main simt ka pata nahi chalta magar aasmaan aur zameen ka pata zaroor chal jata hai balkay har haal main chalta hai... Sar uthanay par aasmaan hi hoata hai... Nazar aaye na aaye... Sar jhukanay par zameen hi hoti hai, dikhai dai na dai magar zindagi main safar karnay k liye sirf chaar simt’oon hi ki zaroorat parti hai... Daa’ain, baa’ain, aagay, peechay. Panch’ween simt pair’oon k neechay hoti hai. Wahan zameen na ho tu paa’taal aa jata hai.Paa’taal main pohanchnay k baad kisi simt ki zaroorat nahi rehti....
Chatti simt sir say opper hoti hai. Wahan jaya nahi ja sakta. Wahan ALLAH hota hai. Ankhoon say nazar na anay wala magar dil ki har darkhan, khoon ki har gardish, har anay janay walay saans, halq say utarnay walay har niwala k sath mehsoos honay wala……..


(In "Peer-e-Kamil" by Umaira Ahmed)

Ecstasy


"Wo andaza nahi kar pa raha tha keh uss raat usey kiss cheez sey zyada khoaf aaya tha.. Maut sey, Qabar sey, ya pher Dozaq sey..
Imama ney kaha tha ECSTASY keh baad PAIN hoti hai.. Maut PAIN thi..
Uss ney kaha tha PAIN keh baad NOTHINGNESS hogi.. Qabar NOTHINGNESS thi..
Imama ney kaha tha NOTHINGNESS keh baad HELL aa jae ga..
Wo wuhan tak pohonchna nahi chahta tha... Wo ess ECSTASY sey bachna chahta tha , jo usey PAIN sey HELL ka safar karney per majboor kar deti..."


(In Peer-e-Kamil by Umaira Ahmed)

Ajheeb Humsafar


"Zindagi mey humarey sath chalney wala har shaks es leye nahi hota keh hum thokar kha kar girey aor woh humey sambhaal ley hath thaam kar girney sey pehley ya bazoo khench kar girney keh baad... baaz loag zindagi keh ess safar mai humarey sath sirf yeh dekhney k lea hotey hain keh hum kab kahan or kesey girtey hain.. lagney wali thokar humarey guthnoo ko zakhmi karti hai ya hathoo ko khak humarey chehrey ko ganda karti hai ya kaproo ko..."

(In "THORA SA ASMAAN" by Umaira Ahmed)

Dua


"Ya Allah! insaan kitna majboor hai." (Washma Hadi Hasan to Allah in Wujood-e-Laraib)

"yahan kharay ho ker Tuj say Anbiya dua manga kertay thay.un ki duaoon main or meri duaoon main bohat faraq ha.. main Nabbi hota tu Nabiyon jasi dua kerta, mager main tu amm bashar hoon, gunahgar bashar.meri khawishaat,meri arzooain sab amm hain, yahan kharay ho ker koi kabhi kisi oarat kay liay nahi roya hoga, meri zilat oar pasti ki iss say ziada intaha aur kia hogi kay main yahan khara, haram-e-paak main khara, aik oarat kay liay girgira reha hoon... mager mujko na apnay dil per ikhtiyar ha na apnay ansooun per, yai main nahi tha jis nay iss oarat ko apnay dil main jaga di.. yai Tu nay kia keun meray dil main uss oarat kai liay itni mohabbat dal di ka main Teray samnay khara bhi ussi ko yaad ker reha hoon? main wo bashar hoon jis ko Tu nay inn tamam khamiyon kay sath banaya.. jis ko Teray siwa koi rasta dekhany wala nahi, aor wo osrat meri zindagi kay her rastay per khari ha... mujahay kahin janay nahi day rehi.. ya Tu usski mohabbat ko meray dil say iss tarah nikal day kay mujhay kabhi uss ka khayal tak na aye, ya phir ussay mujhay dai day.. wo nahi milay gi tu main sari zindagi ussi kay liay rotta rahoon ga, wo mil jai gi tu Teray ilawa main kisi kay liay aanso nahi baha sakoon ga, meray ansooun ko khalis honay day... main yahan khara tujsey paak oartoon main sa aik ko mangta hoon"


(In "Wujood-e-Laraib" by Umaira Ahmed)

Zindagi


"Allah Ta'la har insaan ko zameen par bheej deyta hai aor kehta hai... Ye tumhari azmaish hai, aor ye tumhari umer ki had... Tumko itney saal zameen par iss tarha kay halat kay ssath rehna hai... ye ye masail hain jo tumhen zindagi mai pesh aaingey, ab ro kar inka samna karo ya hans kar inka hal sohney ki koshish karo... Ya in par zindagi bhar matam kartey raho, ye sab tumharey haath mai hai... Behirhaal, tumko in sab ka samna karna hi hai... Hum zindagi kay imtahani kamrey mai beth kar, pedaish sey moat tak mukhtalif qisam kay test dayney kay alawa kuch nahi kar rahey hotey... Har test ka doraniya alag hota hai, usski type alag hoti hai, baaz ka sawal nama zara asan hota hai, baaz ka khasa mushkil, baaz ka sawal nama Syllabus pay phela huwa hota hai, baaz ka mukhtasir jawabaat magta hai... Baaz paper khubsoorat writing mai kartey hain, baaz gandi writing mai, Magar aik baat tou tay hai kay hum sab dey paper hi rahey hain aor ye papers kesey bhi hon, inka Checker aik hi hota hai... Wo merit par puri diyanat-daari kay saath hamen marks dey deyta hai, aor vo checker Allah hai !!

Kamra-e-imtehan mai aaney kay baad shor machaney kay bajaey kay falan ko paper asaan diya gaya hai, falan ko naqal karaey jarahi hai, falan ko kam sawal hal karney hain, falan ko ziyada waqt diya gaya hai, falan ko diya janey vala qalam aor sheet mujhsey behtar hai, falan ko paani aor dusri sahuliat di jarahi hain, falan ko calculator istamal karney ki ijazat hai ya falan ney kitaab kholi huey hai.... Kiya ye behtar nahi hai kay hum sirf aor sirf apney question paper par tawwaja den, usko hul karney ki koshish karen, ye dekhen kay iss mai sey kitney sawal hamen aatey hain aor kitney nahi, aor jo sawal hamen atey hain unka jawab hum kitni achi tarha dey saktey hain.... aor jo nahi aatey unko hal karney kay liye hamen kiya karna chaheye... Kiyonkay hamen khaali paper nahi chhorna khali paper dekh kar hamen marks nahi milengey aor na hi hamara koi uzar mana jaeyga..."


(In "Thora Sa Aasman" by Umaira Ahmed)

Khas Chehray

"Kuch chehrion ko pehchany main zara bhi dair nahi lagti chahy un say humra koi rishta ho yaan na ho.chahy unhien hum 8 min baad yaan 8 saal baad dehkien.chahay unhien hum nay muhabat say dehka ho yaan nafrat say magar ik bar dehknay kay baad woh chehray damgh main naqsh ho jatay hain.pir dobara kabhi zehan say ohjal nahi hotay..."

(In 'Abhi To Maat Baaqi Hai' by Umaira Ahmed)

Replacement of Love



"Kaun kahta hai k kisi se ek baar mohabbat ho jane k baad uss se nafrat ho sakti hai? jo kahta hai wo duniya ka sab se bara jhoota hai... cycle of replacement mein mohabbat ki replacement nahi hoti... khud ko dhoka dene k bawajood ham jante hain k hamare wajood mein khoon ki gardish ki tarah daurney wala naam kiss ka hai... hum uss per ek k baad mohabbaton k dher lagae jate hain, kahte jate hain, abb hum iss se mohabbat kartey hain, abb hum uss se mohabbat karte hain.... laken jo zyada door hota jata hai wo zyada pass ata jata hai... aur phir wo hamarey dil aur dimagh k uss kone mein ja puhanchta hai k agar kabhi usey wahan se nikalna par jaey to phir uss k baad hum ek normal zindagi guzarne k qabil nahi rahte...."


(In "Amar Bail" by Umaira Ahmed)

Peer-e-Kamil


“Peer-e-Kamil koan hota hay?


“Peer-e-Kamil main kamliyat hoti hay..kamliyat un tamam cheezon ka majmooa hoti hay jo aap kah rahay thae, Peer-e-Kamil wo shakhs hota hay jo Dil se Allah ki ibadat karta hay, Naik or Parsa hota hay.. uss ki har Dua qubool hoti hay,iss hud tak jis hud tak Allah chahay..uss k alfaz main taseer bhi hoti hay, wo loagon ko hidayat bhi daita hay magar ussay Alham nahi hota,ussay Wajdan hota hay,Wahi utarti hay us par or Wahi kisi Aam Insan par nahi utarti…sirf Paighambar par utarti hay…1 Lakh 24 Hazar Paighambaron main se har Paighambar Kamil tha magar Peer-e-Kamil wo hay jis par Nabuwwat ka silsila khatam kar diya jata hay…
Har Insan ko Zindagi main kabhi na kabhi kisi Peer-e-Kamil ki zaroorat parti hay,kabhi na kabhi Insani zindagi us mor par aa kar zaroor khari ho jati hay jab ya lagta hay k hamaray labon or Dilon se nikalnay wali Duayain be-asar ho gai hain,hamaray sajday or hamaray phailay huay hath rahmaton or naimaton ko apni taraf mor nahi pa rahay…Yun lagta hay jaisay koi talluq tha jo toot gaya hay phir Admi ka dil chahta hay abb uss k liye koi or hath uthaye,kisi or k lab uss ki Dua Allah tak Pohanchayain, koi or Allah k samnay uss k liye gir-giraye, koi aisa shakhs jiss ki Duayain qabool hoti hon, jis k labon se nikalnay wali il-tejayain uss k apnay lafzon ki tarha wapis na moar di jati hon phir Insan Peer-e-Kamil ki talash shuru karta hay, bhagta phirta hay, Dunya main kisi aisay shakhs k liye jo Kamliyat ki kisi na kisi seerhi par khara ho…….

Peer-e-Kamil ki ya talash Insani Zindagi k irteqa se abb tak jari hay.. yai talash wo khuahish hay jo Allah khud insan k dil main paida karta hay….. Insan k dil main yai khuahish, yai talash na uteri jati to wo Paighambron par kabhi yaqeen na lata… kabhi un ki pairvi or Ata’at karnay ki koshish na karta, Peer-e-Kamil ki yai talash hi insan ko har zamanay main utaray janay walay Paighambaron ki taraf lay jati rahi....

phir Paighambaron ki Ma-boosiyat ka ya silsila Hazrat Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)k sath kahtam kar diya gaya… Aap(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam) ki ummat k liye Aap(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)k baad kisi or Peer-e-Kamil ki gunjaiysh nahi rakhi gai...

Koan hay jissay ab ya aainda anay wallay zamanay main Hazrat Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)se barh kar koi muqam diya jaye???

Koan hay jissay Aaj ya ainda anay walay zamanay main kisi shakhs k liye Hazrat Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam) se barh kar Kamliyat de di jaye????

Koan hay jo Aaj ya ainda anay walay zamanay main kisi Shakhs k liye Hazrat Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)se barh kar Shafa’at ka dawa kar sakay???

Jamid or mutaqil khamoshi k surat main anay wala “Nafi”main ya jawab ham se sirf aik sawal karta hay….

Peer-e-Kamil(Sallal Laho ALahe Walay Hi Wasallam) ko chor kar ham dunya main or kis wajood ko khojnay nikal kharay huay hain?? Peer-e-Kamil(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)k Bay’at Shuda hotay huay hamain doosray kisi Shakhs ki Bay’at ki zaroorat rah gai hay????

Peer-e-Kamil(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)k rastay par chalnay k bajaye hamain doosra koan sa rasta apni taraf khainch raha hay???

Kia Musalmanon k liye Aik Allah, Aik Quran, Aik Rasool(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam) or un ki Sunnat kafi nahi????

Allah us k Rasool Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)or uss ki Kitab k ilawa or koan sa shakhs ,koan sa Kalaam hay jo hamain Dunya or Akhirat ki takleefon se bacha sakay ga????

Jo hamari Duaoon ko qabooliat bakhshay,jo ham par naimatain or rahmatain nazil kar sakay??

Koi Peer-e-Kamil ka firqa(sect) bata sakta hay???Nahin bata sakta”

“Wo sirf Musalman thay, wo musalman jo yai yaqeen rakhtay thay k agar wo Sirat-e-Mustaqeem par chalain gai to wo jannat main jayain gay, sus rastay se hatain gai to Allah k Azab ka nishana banain gai..
or Sirat-e-Mustaqeem wo rasta hay jo Allah apnay Paighambar(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)k zariye Quran Pak main batata hay, saaf, do toak or Wazah Alfaz main… wo kaam karain jis ka hukam Allah apnay Rasool(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam)k zariye daita hay or uss kaam se ruk jayain jis se mana kia jata hay…..

Allah, Hazrat Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahe Walay Hi Wasallam) or Quran kisi baat main koi abham nahi rakhtay..
Quran ko kholiye,agar us main kahin do tok or ghair-mubham alfaz main kisi doosray Peer-e-Kamil ya Paighambar ka zikr milay to us ki talash kartay rahiya or agar aisa kuch nazar nahi ata to phir sirf khof khaiye k aap apnay pairon ko kis daldal main liye ja rahay hain… apni 50,60 Sala zindagi ko kis tarha apni ubdi zindagi ki tabahi k liye istemal kar rahay hain,kis tarha Khassaray ka soda kar rahay hain.. Hidayat ki talsh hay?

Quran kholiye.. kia hay jo wo aap ko naho bata daita.. wo aap ko masoom, anjan or ba-khabar nahi rahnay daita… aap ka asal aap k monh par de marta hay.. Kia Allah Insan ko nahin janta hoga??? uss Makhlooq ko jo uss ki Arbon, Kharbon(Million,Billion) takhleeqat main se aik hay…

Dua qabool nahi hoti to asar or waseelay talash karnay k bajaye sirf hath utha lijye, Allah se khud mangain… de day to shukar karain, na day to Sabar…………..magar hath aap khud hi uthayain..

Zindagi ka qareena or saleeqa nahi araha to Aswa-e-Husna(Sallal LahoAlahe Walay Hi Wasallam)ki taraf chalay jayain,sab kuch mil jaye ga aap ko
Aihtram har aik ka karain…….

har Wali ka, har Momin ka, har Buzurg ka, har Shaheed ka, har Saleh ka, har Parsa ka......
Magar apni zindagiyon main hidayat or rahnumai sirf Hazrat Mohammad(Sallal Laho Alahae Walay Hi Wasallam)se lain q k unhon ne aap tak apnay zaati ahkamat nahi pohanchaye jo kuch bataya hay wo Allah ka nazil karda hay.......

In Peer-e-Kamil by Umaira Ahmed)

Mohabat


Duniya main buhat kam log aisay hotay jin say aap mohabbat kartay hain...unn say bhi kam log aisay hotay hain jo aap say mohabbat kartay hain...

(In "Hasil" by Umaira Ahmed)

Wajood aur Zaat


"Har aik ko bhikari bana kar rastay me bithaya hua hay,
or har aik khud ko malik samjhta hay.jab tak thokar nahi lagti,
jab tak ghutnoon par nahi girta apni aukaat ka pata hi nahi chaltaa.
wojood kay naseeb main hay bhikari hona bus Zaat bhikari nahi ho sakti. Wojood k muqadar me mangana hay Zaat ka wasaf daina hay.
Main to kia BB! sab bhikari hain.Aj nahi to Kal, Kal nahi to parson
kabhi na kabhi bhikari banna hi parta hay.Mangana hi hota hay.
Koi Ishq mangata hay koi Duniya or jo yeh nahi mangta woh
Khuahish Ka Khatam hona mangata hay."


(In "Shehr-e-Zaaat" by Umaira Ahmed)

Realization


Allah humein kissi moqe par yaad aye na aye ,do moqoon par zaroor yaad aata hai aaik jab ko koi cheez chahiye hoo ya phir koi cheez chen jae"
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Zindagi main hum kabhi na kabhi uss muqaam per aajatay hain.. jahan saray
rishtay khatam ho jatay hain.. wahan sirf hum hotay hai aur Allah hota hai.. koi
maan baap, koi behan bhaii, koi dost nahi hota.. phir humain pata chalta hai k
humaray pairon talay koi zameen hai na sar pe koi asmaan.. buss sirf aik Allah
hi hai jo is khala mei bhi humain thamay huay hai.. phir pata chalta hai k hum
zameen per padi miiti k dhair main aik zarray ya darakkht per lagay aik patay se
ziada wuqat nahi rakhtay. phir pata chalta k huamray honay ya na honay se sirf
humain farq perta hai.. sirf humara kirdar khatam hojata hai.. kainaat mein koi
tabdeeli nahi atti .. kisi cheez par kooi asar nahi parta…………….Phir hamari aqal
thikanay aajati hai ..


(In "Peer-e-Kamil" (S.A.W) by Umaira Ahmed)

Ishq


"Ishq insan ko kainat k kisi dosry hissay mein la jata hay. Insan ishq majazi se ishq haqeeqi tak safar tab karta ha jab ishq la-hasil rehta hay ,jab insan jholi bhar bhar kar muhabbat karay or khali dil aor hath lay kar phirray..."

(Umaira Ahmed in "Darbare-e-Dil")

Saturday, July 18, 2009


1. "Purany faisalu.n per nazar sani karny kii mohlat dunya ko nahin, lakin baykura.n zindagi mai har aawaz, har kurb aur waqt ka har akus moajood hai aur zinda hai aur baqi hai..."

World has no power to tamper with the old decisions but in this infinite life every voice, every woe and every reflection of time is present, is animate and is immortal....


("Aakhir Shab kai Ham Safar" by Qurat-ul-ain Haider)