Literature

The Moon

I asked the moon in an oasis
O’ my lovely friend
You always smile
He looked at me with a deep smile and whispered
I ‘m sun of night
Friend of right
Remove the darkness
Spread the light….

To be continued

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Literature

New World

Let’s go to the world of  Stars
Bright and glittering
No clouds of gloomy there
Golden sparrow hop there
Let’s go to the land of golden dreams
Where happiness smiles
Love’s flag waving
A cascade of affection falls
Flowers of desires blossom
Love volition and peace there
Where eyes whispers and smiles
Songs of love hum
Rain of love showers
Where greenness of love and trust in the fields
Let’s go to this dream land
Note:-
It will be great honour for me if anybody change or amendment to this and published it again in better position thanks Wasim Ahmed

 

Literature

The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth

Behold her, single in the field,

Yon solitary Highland lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass!

Alone she cuts, and binds the grain,

And sings a melancholy strain:

O listen! for the vale profound

Is overflowing with the sound.

No nightingale did ever chant More welcome notes to weary bands

Of Travellers in some shady haunt. Among Arabian Sands

A voice so thrilling ne’ er was heard

In spring-time from the cuckoo-bird.

Breaking the silence of the seas Among the farthest Hebrides.

Will no one tell me what she sings? Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow

For old, unhappy, far-off things, And battles long ago:

Or is it some more humble lay, Familiar matter of to-day ?

Same natural sorrow, loss, or pain, that has been, and may be again ? Whate’er the theme, the maiden sang

As if her song could have no ending;

I saw her singing at her work,

And o’er the sickle bending;

I listen’d, motionless and still

And, as I mounted up the hill,

The Music in my heart I bore,

Long after it was heard no more

Literature

Shikwa & Jawabe shikwa (English Translation) A conversion Man With God

Shikwa

Before us your world had become an anomaly, Stones were worshiped, the trees Godly. Understanding was a reflection of only the senses, Then how could man believe in an Almighty beyond mortal lenses? Name us those who took your name…? Had it not been for us who would have spread your flame?

We fought to save your name when they we could have sat at ease, Sometimes in barren lands, sometimes in raging seas. We raised your name in the cathedrals of Cordoba, And in the infinite expanse of the desert Sahara. The ostentation of the royals would not attract us, For we had pledged allegiance to you, and were inured to living in the shadow of swords

“We” closed the chapter of paganism in the turning pages of time, From the onerous shackles of slavery “we” freed your mankind. Our foreheads marked by prostration, lent the Ka’aba pious inhabitation And “we” committed to heart your Holy Revelation. Yet, you complain that “we” are disloyal, Even if we are, where is “your” love for us?

Jawabwe Shikwa

I am poised to give, but there is no willing recipient, I am eager to guide, but there is none seeking guidance. Your bane is your inability and not a lack of instruction, Yours is not the clay that could make the crown of creation. Upon the deserving, I bestow the glory of the Chosroes, For the navigator, I even unveil new continents.

Tell me who closed the chapter of paganism in the turning pages of time? Tell me who discarded the onerous shackles of slavery and freed mankind? Tell me who has their foreheads marked by prostration and lent the Ka’aba pious inhabitation? And committed to heart the Holy Revelation? Pride in the actions of your forefathers does not lend you commendation, Because all you do is fold your hands just waiting for salvation.

Each one of you is drenched in the wine of lethargy, So you are a Muslim? But just what is “Muslim” about you? Neither have you the contentment of Ali, nor the wealth of Uthman, What spiritual connection can you boast with your ascendants? They, as staunch believers earned themselves their place, You, gave up the book and earned yourselves disgrace.

Shikwa

We admit, our love for you is not as strong as it was, We walk a different path from submission unto you. Our hearts no longer quiver like a trembling compass-needle, Nor are we steadfast in our loyalty unto you. But does “your” favour not, swing from us to our foes? Let me dare to say that your commitment also wavers.

We are not alone in error, other peoples have sinned as well. Some amongst them modest and shy, some self obsessed. Others lazy, callous, cunning, And scores disdain your name. Why must always your good grace seek out these other nations? And why must lightning always strike upon our feeble stations?

 

The world no longer wants us now, new actors hold the stage, Our world reduced to an illusion and within it we are caged. We have retired to seclusion, others command authority, Now sit and watch Your Oneness shatter, ‘O’ all knowing Deity. We live to ensure your name will endure, Would wine remain when the Saaqi is no more?

Jawabe shikwa

Muslims today are impotent with inaction, Blemishing the Prophet’s example with wonton sanction. Ascendants demolished idols, descendants worship them with abandon, Role reversal with Abraham the father and A’zar the son. The wine-seekers have changed, the wine has changed, the goblet has changed, The Sanctuary (Ka’ba) has changed, the idols have changed and you have changed.

Abraham the father and A’zar the son. The wine-seekers have changed, the wine has changed, the goblet has changed, The Sanctuary (Ka’ba) has change

How hard you find upon yourselves waking for the morning prayer, Who says you have any love for me? Your sleep it is, you endear. The burden of fasting in Ramadhan bears heavily upon your carefreeness, You be the honest judge yourselves: Is this a sign of faithfulness? Nations are defined by their religions; in religion lies their sanctuary, Take your cue from what binds the stars, No gravity, no galaxy!

You the nation of Islam are together as one, One Prophet, one religion, one belief. One Book, one God, “one” for all, What a tragedy then that divided you stand and united you fall. A nation rife with classes and sects that amply show, In such conditions can any nation ever grow?

Shikwa

O Lord! The aimlessly wandering nation of Islam faces the Ka’ba once again, After all, the wingless nightingale cannot resist its innate urge to fly. The scent of love simmers in each and every bud in the garden, The instrument awaits the pluck of the plectrum; so Lord! Please pluck its’ strings! The waves of music are anxious to escape the stringed prison, The mount of Sinai longs to burn in the same effulgence that had incinerated it once.

O Lord! Let the voice of this solitary nightingale pierce hearts, Let hearts awaken to the music of the marching bell, Let hearts be revived by a new pledge of loyalty, And let these hearts crave for the same timeless sip of wine. Pay no attention to whether the cup I drink from is Indian or Arabic. What matters is the wine it contains, Pay no attention to whether I render my poetry in Hindi or Arabic. What matters is the spirit that lies behind it.

Jawabe shikwa

The loss of Iran does not signal your end, Wine does not lend its intoxication to the goblet in which it is served, The invasion of the Mongols reveals clearly the lesson, That sometimes the Ka’ba may derive its protectors even from the temple. In this time of tempest, the fate of the floundering sail of Truth rests with you, The new world is like the darkest hour of night, and you its lone, albeit, dimly-lit star

Intellect is your armour, love, your sword, My pious friend, your vice-regency could embrace the whole world, Your call for prayer can set minds aflame, If you are a true Muslim, then your intent will become your Lord’s Intent. If you remain loyal to Muhammad, then I belong to none but you. What to speak of this universe, what lies beyond would also be at your feet.

 

 

Ethics, Uncategorized

YOUR DUTY TOWARDS YOUR PARENTS BY ABDUL WAHEED KHAN KARACHI

(In the name of ALLAH, Ever Gracious, Ever Merciful.) 1. Your parents are a great asset to you. Your very self, your genes, your blood, and your bones are a part of them. Therefore you have a duty towards your parents. If you desire success in this life and in the Hereafter, then act according to the following advice:- 2. Address your parents with respect. Do not speak words of anger or disrespect to them. Do not scold or reproach them, but speak to them with kindness. 3. Always be obedient to your parents. (So long as they do not order you to act in disobedience to ALLAH and His Messenger.) 4. Be kind to them and do not frown at them or look at them with anger. 5. Answer immediately when they call you, with a smiling face, saying: “Yes mother,” or “Yes,  father.” 6. Protect their reputation, honour and property and take nothing from them without their permission. Do not lie to them. 7. Do that which pleases them, even without their requesting for it, such as serving them, purchasing their daily needs and trying to anticipate them. Be accommodating when dealing with them. 8. Consult them in all matters pertaining to your home. If you are compelled to ignore their advice, then ask for their forgiveness and pardon.

9. Be respectful to their friends and their near relatives, both living and deceased. Never criticise or talk against your parents. Always use words of praise for them. 10. Discuss matters with them with respect and politeness. Try to explain to them politely what is correct. Do not tease them. Do not be overbearing to them. 11. Do not oppose them or raise your voice at them. Listen to their words and be polite to them. 12. Whenever your parents enter your room get up as a mark of respect and honour. 13. Help your mother and father in the daily house-hold works. 14. Do not travel or stay out without their knowing about it. If you have no choice, then apologize to them and keep in contact with them. 15. Do not enter their room without permission, especially when it is time for them to sleep or take rest. 16. If you are addicted to smoking, then do not smoke in their presence. 17. Whenever you eat or take refreshments in their presence, do invite them to join you. 18. Give preference to your parents over all others. Seek their approval in everything. 19. ALLAH’s pleasure and approval lie in the pleasure and approval of your father; and ALLAH’s displeasure and disapproval lie in father’s displeasure and disapproval. 20. Do not sit at a higher place than theirs and do not arrogantly extend your legs towards them.

1. Do not show pride in comparing your position with that of your father, even if you have a very important job. Parents have run their race. Do not hurt them directly or indirectly even by a single word. 22. For your build up, for your education and for your well being and comfort they had denied many things to themselves. They had denied and sacrificed many of their urges and desires, comforts and pleasures only to build your future at the cost of their own sacrifices. You can never repay them for their sacrifices. You can not count the parental favours towards you. 23. Do not be miserly in providing for them, causing them to complain to you, for this would be very shameful for you; and you will see it reflected in future in the behaviour of your children. You will reap what you will sow. 24. Visit your parents frequently and bring them gifts. Thank and praise them for caring for you, and for bringing you up with love, care and ambition–fighting many odds in their lives. Their favours upon you can not be counted. Never try to enumerate your obligations towards them. The balance will always tilt in their favour. You owe a huge debt of gratitude to them. Is there any return for good other than good. 25. Try to seek their blessings by all possible means and show deep gratitude to ALLAH and to them. Do good deeds both financially and physically to please them. 26. Mother is more deserving of your love, respect and care than your father. Remember, Paradise lies under the feet of your mother. She fought for your welfare and well being the bravest battles, in suffering and in pain, that were ever fought in the world. And remember in any language there are no sweeter words than “mother, my loving mother !”. 27. Your parents are the best amongst all the finest peoples of the world. When you fell down it was they who ran to pick you up, hugged you and caressed you all over your tearful face. You were and you are their pride. Their wish for your well being is eternal. 28. Their old age has now brought suffering, pain and frailty in their body and limbs. So be ever helpful and a source of strength to them physically in every possible way. 29. Kiss those golden hands which have gone wrinkled and tired and which have done so much for your welfare over the years, and years and years. 30. Kiss the dear silver that now glitters in the sparsely hair of their heads. 31. Admire, revere and honour their furrowed horeheads which must have bowed down in prayer for you a thousand, nay a million times. 32. Honour and revere their wrinkled and furrowed faces which have gone aged, old and withered with time. 33. Parents are always the parents. Their love will follow you wherever you are in the world. They are the holiest people in the world. 34. You owe to them a thousand sincere thanks with a deep sense of gratitude. Always look after them and always pray for them. 35. And remember what you are or what you hope to be, you owe it all to the prayers of your loving parents.

36. Now let us see what Qur’an says in this respect:- (a) Surah Bani Israeel 17:23- “Allah has decreed that you worship none but HIM. And that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your lifetime. Say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them. But address them in terms of honour.” (b) Surah Ankaboot 29:8- “ALLAH has enjoined on man to do good to his parents. But if they force you to associate with ALLAH another (deity) whom you do not know, then, you should not obey them. For you all have to return to ALLAH and then ALLAH will tell you what you had been doing.” (c) Surah Luqmaan 31:14- “And ALLAH has enjoined on man to recognize the rights of his parents. His mother bore him in her womb with weakness upon weakness. And his weaning took two years. Show gratitude to ALLAH and to your parents. (Know that) You have to return to ALLAH. (d) Surah Al-Ahqaaf 46:15- “ALLAH has enjoined on man to treat his parents with kindness. His mother bore him with pain and she gave him birth with trouble. His bearing and his weaning took thirty months until when he attained his full strength and became forty years old. He says- O my Rabb! Grant me the grace that I may thank YOU for the favours that YOU have bestowed upon me and upon both my parents. And that I should work such good deeds as may please YOU. And my children should also do good deeds to comfort me. Truly, I have turned to YOU in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to YOUR will).”

(e) Surah Al-Ahqaaf 46:17- Do not say to your parents- “Fie upon you both! ——–.” 37. My advice to you is that you should thank and love your parents, respect them, look after them and pray for them. If you have done wrong, then repent, and seek ALLAH’s forgiveness for ALLAH is Ever Gracious, Ever Merciful. “Wa maa ‘alainaaa il lal balaa ghul mubeen”

 

 

Health

PORK EATING IS DANGEROUS TO HEALTH BY ABDUL WAHEED KHAN KARACHI

People do not like to be called fat. Why? Because pigs are fat and unclean also. Fatness may be due to continuous pork eating. Pork contains 60% fat, ham 51%, lean mutton 14% and lean beef only 6% fat. If three pieces each of pork, mutton and beef are put in the sun, the pork will rot first, mutton the next and the beef the last. Mutton and beef require 3 hours to be digested, whereas pork takes 4 hours. Pork eating causes bacteria, ulcers, toxins, stomach ache; pimples on the face and “wen” meaning tumor. Pig parasites have heads at both ends and live in veins. They poison the human blood. They reach the eyes and cause blindness. If they reach the ears and they cause deafness. They cause eczema and weakening of memory and loss of hair leading to baldness. Pork eating encourages revival of old ailments like rheumatism, joint pairs and asthma. Parasites are found in pig’s tongue, intestines, lungs and flesh and worms are found in its intestines, colon, stomach, mucous membrane, bowels and skin. Roasting does not kill them. Pig is the greatest carrier of diseases to mankind. It is for this reason that its flesh is not suitable for human consumption. Pork eating causes work loss of labour force. Pork fat tends to concentrate in the buttocks of Pork Eaters. Pork eating promotes cholesterol, clotting and hardening of the blood vessels and thrombosis. They become sexually lethargic, sexually indifferent and even impotent.

Christians 23 24 LETTER TO A BISHOP (a) (b) (c) Acts 10:14 says– “Surely not, Lord! “Peter replied,” I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” Acts 11:8 says– “Peter replied. Surely not Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” Seventh Day Adventists do not eat pork. Muslims (a) (b) Holy Qur’aan at Surah Baqara at 2:173 says– “ALLAH has forbidden you only the dead animal and the blood and the flesh of swine.” Holy Qur’aan at Surah Nahl at 16:115 says “ALLAH has forbidden you only the meat of dead animal and the flesh of swine.” Also see 5:3, 6:145, 16:115 Hindu religion prohibits pork eating. High caste Hindus consider it shameful to eat pork. Only the low caste Harijans and untouchables eat pork. Zoroastrians shun eating pork. Buddhists never touch pork. A Chinese Book of Rites says– “A gentleman does not eat flesh of pig or dog.”

Commands of Holy Qur’aan. (Also read Matthew 21:42-44, Mark 1:2-3, 1:7-8, Luke 3:16 and 24:29) 7. 8. Prophet Jesus (P.B.U.H) never ate pig / swine. So, I also do not eat its flesh. Prophet Jesus (P.B.U.H) was not a wine gobbler. So, I do not drink. My friend! I am not a hypocrite. I follow Prophet Jesus in all these things. I suggest you also follow him. Please do not straight away misunderstand me. I mean no disrespect to any body. We all are sailing in the same boat of space and time. Our destinations are the same –either Heaven or Hell. Any one who associates Prophet Jesus with ONE TRUE GOD is disloyal to the Sovereignty of ONE TRUE GOD and hence would end up in Hell. Therefore my honest and humble attempt is to help my Christian friends so that they also follow the right way practiced by all Prophets including Prophet Jesus (P.B.U.H) so that they end up in Paradise.

Islamic history

Difference between Islam & Christianity

God (in Christianity)

God is three gods merged into one God.  This one God is called Trinity. However, to say that God is three  is a blasphemy of the highest order.   All three parts of the trinity are ” coequal” “coeternal ” and the same substance.  For this reason this  Doctrine is described as a “mystery ”

God (in Islam)

God is one God in the most and basic simple and elementary meanings of the word. He has no children, no parents, nor any equal.  In Islam God is known by the name of “Allah”and  more than 99 other venerated names, such as “the merciful”  “the gracious” and “the powerful” etc.

Jesus (in Christianity)

The second member of triune God, the son of the first part of triune God and at the same time fully God in every respect.

Jesus (in Islam)

A very elect and highly esteemed messenger of God.  No Muslim is a Muslim if he does not believe this.

Holy spirit (in Christianity)

The third member of triune God, but also “fully” God in every respect.

 

Holy Spirit (in Islam)

He is the Angel Gabriel. The angel of Gabriel is highly esteemed as the “Trustworthy”spirit.

To be continued……