May 11, 2013
I am so excited for tomorrow. I cannot sleep and I feel how I feel right before exam results are supposed to come out. This is better and bigger than all of that! Do not forget to pray Salat-al-Haajat. Pray to Allah for change in Pakistan And bring change in yourselves as well!
Even Indians and Bangladeshis are supporting Imran Khan in Pakistan! Vote for PTI, Vote for Change, Vote for stability and prosperity not just in Pakistan but for the whole subcontinent region and beyond!
I can't be in Pakistan to vote, but you are there and you must use your head and vote IMRAN KHAN and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf!
LA ILAHA ILL-ALLAH MUHAMMAD-UR-RASOOL ALLAH!
April 2, 2012
I received this in an email just now. I couldn't find it on the Internet so I decided to reproduce it here so that others can benefit from it. JUST AMAZING!
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Elaihe Raaji'oon
Yeah, sure we say this statement when someone dies.Also some of us may say this sentence when they lose something, suffer a setback or harm. But do you know what it means?
Sure, everyone knows that it means 'To Allaah we belong and to Him is our return.'
But that's not what I am talking about.
I mean do you REALLY, TRULY understand these words and their implications in a Muslim's life?
It means whatever we have is not really ours. It belongs to Allaah.
Take a look around you; everything you see, all that you have and all that there is in you, on you, around you belongs to Allaah, alone.
It is Allah Who has given you all the property and goods you possess, and that He is the true Owner of them all.
So the cars that you own, the houses that you live in, the businesses you possess all truly belong to Allaah.
The kids that He blessed you with, the health that He gave you, the time that He has allowed you are all Allah's property.
Even the bodies we live in and the life that we have belongs to Allaah alone.
"And to Allah belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth…." (Surah Aal-Imraan:180)
"The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in them belongs to Allah. He has power over all things." ( Surah al-Ma'ida: 120)
'Say: 'To Allah belongs the East and the West…' (Surah al-Baqarah:142)
Now, since everything belongs to Allah, then we have to include even our souls in that list
The very souls that we think of as our "self "; our "nafs"; our "being" -- whatever you want to call it -- that very thing that distinguishes you from the rest of the world, belongs to Allaah. It's not YOURS.
In fact, YOU are not YOURS.
You belong to Allah.
And this is the essence of the concept of slavery to Allah in Islam.
And since He is the true Possessor of everything, and everything is His property, He allots what He wills to whomever He wills… and then He takes it away. After all, it was Allah's to begin with.
So He may give you some thing and then take it back after a while.
He will bless you with a precious child that you love dearly…and then He may take it away.
He will grant you money, honour and status…..and then He may take it away.
He will give you youth, vitality and health and then surely He will take it away.
In fact everything you have will only be with you for a very short while.
And then the Owner will claim His Right. So when Allah does reclaim what was rightfully His, WHY MOURN OUR LOSSES?
Just like a friend who lends you his book. And then after a few days, he wants it back and you give it back to him…no regrets…..no sorrow…. no questions asked.
Similarly, if Allah takes back some of His blessings upon you for some reason…. so be it.
Don't grieve. Be patient.
Submit to the will of Allaah, being pleased with His decision for you. For surely He will only do what is best for you.
Just think…..The Owner came and took it back.
Remember…. that you're not the real owner…..you were NEVER the real owner to begin with. You only had everything because it was Allah who gave it to you in the first place. If He didn't give it to you, you wouldn't have had it in any way…in fact, you couldn't have had it.
Remember…. man enters into this world empty handed…and leaves it empty handed.
Remember…. that everything we have, all the blessings we enjoy, are gifts from Almighty Allah....gifts that we enjoy for a limited period until He takes them away whenever He deems fit.
They are a trust from Allah…a loan to you…to see how you respond to these gifts from Allah and how you use them….in the obedience of The Almighty, thanking Him and worshipping Him…or by disobedience to the One Who blessed you with His grace in the first place.
Take note of the words of the Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) on the occasion of the death of his son, Ibrahim:
'Our eyes are filled with tears, our hearts with grief, but we say nothing with our lips except that which pleases Allah. Verily, to Allah we belong, and to Him we return.' (Bukhaari)
And we all know the famous incidence about the companion Abu Talha and his wife when one of the sons died and Abu Talha was not at home. She washed and shrouded him and when Abu Talha came home and asked about his son, she said,
'The child is quiet and I hope he is in peace….' (Bukhaari)
Subhaan Allah….such patience!
And such Emaan in the statement "Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji'oon"!
She truly understood its meaning and the affect it should have on her life as a Muslimah, submitting to him and being pleased with whatever He has decreed for her.
She knew that whatever she has, is not truly hers. Rather, it is Allah's….and He took back whatever He owns at its appointed time.
And it is because of this Emaan so strong, this understanding, that the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) made dua for them and Allaah blessed them immensely.
"They (i.e. Abu Talha and his wife) had nine sons and all of them became reciters of the Quran (by heart)." (Bukhaari)
"Be sure we will test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, but give glad tidings to those who are steadfast, who say when afflicted with calamity: 'To Allah we belong and to him is our return.' They are those on whom descend blessings from Allah and mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance." (al-Baqarah: 155-157)
The Prophet (PBUH) said 'Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse'.
February 15, 2012
This was the first time I was published in a proper print magazine.
Here's a scan from the Contributor's section:
One of the published poems is reproduced below:
I want to cry till my eyes wear out,
Till the moment I'm completely souled-out,
I thought the seeds of our love had sprout,
I had already prepared our life's layout,
I couldn't have imagined our falling out,
All my dreams are slowly fading out,
My dried soul since long has been burntout,
I pray to God that my love you never did doubt,
For if you did, it would be one helluva freakout,
The lights are out, I stay in my hideout,
Hoping that you will gradually phaseout,
Still like a ray of shine your memories standout,
I wish to decorate my home with your photos' printout,
Bowing, kneeling down before you, your being devout,
I long for a disease that kills me to breakout,
I pray that the candle of my life will blowout!
January 28, 2012
I hate to admit it: I figured I was a deadman.
The security conditions there were not too good,
Thank God everything went just like a smooth wood.
There was no limit to my happiness when my plane landed,
To rejoice and shout out with joy I was sorely tempted.
I was in PAKISTAN, the land of the Muslim Nuclear Bomb,
A place with history; whose enemies want to spray it with napalm.
I set my foot, took a deep breath and kissed the ground,
What I felt at that time is undescribable, I was spellbound.
Ignoring the growing neckache, I looked on the roads left & right,
I just could not help grinning ear to ear with delight!
It is hard to believe that love could be so blind,
Even the polluted atmosphere smelled most divine.
The fields were filled with flowers so very bright,
They seemed to set the atmosphere with fire alight.
My country celebrates Earth Day each and everyday,
Electricity is shed for hours and hours without delay :D
I can't be more thankful to this land, for it's my identity,
Mark my words; one day it will be a place of complete chastity.
Because I've had many memories of this place since childhood,
I feel I'll always crave for it like a priest for sainthood!
Published at: Pakistan Zindabad Youth Magazine
January 23, 2012
March 19, 2010
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