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


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".

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


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


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


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)


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)".


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


Member States
: 53

Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Western Sahara (SADR)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Sierra Leone
South Africa


Chairman : Muammar al-Gaddafi (Lybia)
Commission Chairperson: Jean Ping
President of the Pan-African Parliament: Idriss Ndele Moussa

as the OAU 25 May 1963
as the African Union 9 July 2002

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


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.