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Sat 5 May 2007

"Read! In the name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). Has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the most Generous, who has taught (the writing) by the pen. Has taught man that which he did not know."

Surat Al-'Alaq, (Allah - Al-Qura'an - Verses 1 to 5).

 

 

“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“He who leaveth home in search of knowledge, walketh in the path of God” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

"Seek knowledge even as far as China." (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“The acquisition of knowledge is obligation on every Muslim, male and female.” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“One learned man is harder on the devil than a thousand ignorant worshippers.” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“Whoever seeketh knowledge and findeth it, will get two rewards; one of them the reward for desiring it, and the other for attaining it; therefore, even if he do not attain it, for him is one reward.” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“The world and all things in it are valuable; but the most valuable thing in the world is a virtuous woman” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

“Verily the best of God's servants are just and learned kings; and verily the worst are bad and ignorant kings.” (Muhammad - sallallaho alaihi wassallam - peace be upon him)

 

 

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Tue 24 Apr 2007

Pakistani woman hoists national flag at North Pole
Written by pub
Saturday, 21 April 2007

ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (APP): Namira Salim, a Pakistani national, won
laurels for the nation when she hoisted Pakistani flag at the North
Pole on Saturday morning at 0530 hours (PST). As she also awaits her
space flight during the next couple of years, Namira Salim becomes the
first Pakistani to reach the top of the world, the Geographic North
Pole.

"It is great honor to represent my country as the first Pakistani
citizen at the Geographic North Pole during the "International Polar
Year' that marks the challenge of climate change our planet faces,"
Namira told APP by satellite phone.

"As I hoist the Pakistan flag at the pinnacle of our planet, I convey
a universal message of peace and to assert to the global community
that Pakistani nation is peace loving and tolerant nation," she added.

Based in Southern France, Namira has deep affiliation with innovative
art and multi-dimensional mixed media, some created around poetry she
writes and some are musical she incorporates into songs in her own
voice.

Her collectibles and decorative art objects also come along her to
support global causes.

Namira created a specialized line of musical art objects with built-in
messages in the voices of renowned altruists, first unveiled at the
United Nations in May 2002.

"As a humanitarian artist and a truly global citizen I have also come
to hoist a flag of universal peace at the Pole," she said, adding that
this peace flag bears the theme of her United Nations exhibition
'Peace-Making with Nation-Souls.'

She sees the war and conflict with pain and hopes that tolerance can
be inspired through the arts and understanding for the peace and
progress of the world.

"The North Pole bears an amazing resemblance to Pakistani's scenic
Northern Ares" said Namira, expressing her sentiments of joy and
happiness.

"As Pakistan's Honorary Ambassador of Tourism, I'd like to invite the
world to experience Pakistan's rich culture and to touch the world's
top most mountain peaks, like the K-2," she stated.

Namira also praised the 2004 Polar expedition of Anouskha Kachelo, a
Pakistan born UK citizen who is known to be the youngest woman to have
reached the North Pole.

"My Polar mission is that of a peace ambassador, while Anouska's
expedition was that of a true adventurer, which remains a source of
inspiration to this day," she said.

Namira Saleem had also made an attempt to hoist Pakistani flag at the
North Pole on April 14, but could not succeed due to bad weather.

 

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Fri 20 Apr 2007

 

It has been a busy year in the fortune-hunting business. Strong equity markets combined with rising real estate values and commodity prices pushed up fortunes from Mumbai to Madrid. Forbes pinned down 946 billionaires, including 178 newcomers and 17 people who climbed back into the ranks after being absent for a year or more. Two-thirds of last year's billionaires are richer. Only 17% are poorer, including 32 who fell below the billion-dollar mark. The billionaires' combined net worth climbed by $900 billion to $3.5 trillion.
The World's Billionaires

#1 William Gates III
Age: 51
Fortune: self made Age: 51
Fortune: self made
Source: Microsoft
Net Worth: $56.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: United States
Residence: Medina, Washington , United States, North America
Industry: Software
Marital Status: married, 3 children
Education: Harvard University, Drop Out

After numerous delays, Microsoft visionary released latest operating system, Vista, in January. Last June announced his retirement from company he cofounded 31 years ago. The Harvard dropout who promised "a computer on every desk and in every home" now focusing time and talents on tackling diseases (hepatitis B, AIDS, malaria) in Africa, boosting America's lackluster high school graduation rate and helping women abroad start small businesses. This summer bridge buddy Warren Buffett pledged majority of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over the next 20 years, potentially doubling foundation's endowment. Sells 20 million Microsoft shares a quarter, plows proceeds into personal investment vehicle Cascade. Today more than half of net worth invested outside Microsoft.

#2 Warren Buffett
Age: 76
Fortune: self made
Source: Berkshire Hathaway
Net Worth: $52.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: United States
Residence: Omaha, Nebraska , United States, North America
Industry: Investments
Marital Status: married, 3 children
Education: University of Nebraska Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts / Science
Columbia University, Master of Science

Nation's most beloved investor married longtime girlfriend Astrid Menks on his 76th birthday last August. Had long promised to give away his fortune posthumously. Then last June announced he had irrevocably earmarked the majority of his Berkshire Hathaway shares to charity. At the time the gift was worth $31 billion; believed to be the largest gift in history, it will go mostly to the Gates Foundation. Son of Nebraska politician delivered newspapers as a boy. Filed first tax return at age 13; claimed $35 deduction for bicycle. Studied under value-investing guru Benjamin Graham at Columbia, learned to hunt for undervalued stocks. Bought control of textile firm Berkshire Hathaway 1965; added insurance underwriting for the investable float. Today holding company has insurance (Geico, General Re), apparel (Fruit of the Loom), utilities (MidAmerican Energy), home furnishings (R.C. Willey). Also has noncontrolling stakes in Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo. Despite gifts,
the Oracle of Omaha is $10 billion richer than last year: Berkshire stock up 22% in past 12 months.

#3 Carlos Slim Helu
Age: 67
Fortune: self made
Source: telecom
Net Worth: $49.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Mexico
Residence: Mexico City , Mexico, Latin America
Industry: Communications
Marital Status: widowed, 6 children
Education:

The world's third-richest man is $19 billion richer this year and catching up with Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett thanks to a strong Mexican equities market and the performance of his wireless telephone company, America Movil. The son of a Lebanese immigrant, Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when he bought fixed line operator Teléfonos de México (Telmex) in a privatization. Last year he spent $3.7 billion to buy the Latin American operations of Verizon Communications, expanding his empire into Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. A widower and father of 6, Slim is a baseball fan and art collector. He keeps his art collection in Mexico City's Museo Soumaya, which he named after his late wife. In recent years he has donated close to $4 billion to education and health projects, and to the revitalization of downtown Mexico City's historical district.

#4 Ingvar Kamprad & family
Age: 80
Fortune: self made
Source: Ikea
Net Worth: $33.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Sweden
Residence: Lausanne , Switzerland, Europe & Russia
Industry: Retailing
Marital Status: married, 4 children
Education:

Peddled matches, fish, pens, Christmas cards and other items by bicycle as a teenager. Started selling furniture in 1947. Now his company Ikea, which sells hip designs for the cost conscious, is one of the most beloved retailers in the world, with an almost cultlike following. Ikea, which has stores in 34 countries, continues to expand into new markets such as Chengdu, China and opened its first store in Japan last April. As egalitarian as his brand, Kamprad avoids wearing suits, flies economy class and frequents cheap restaurants. Has been quoted as saying that his luxuries are the occasional nice cravat and Swedish fish roe. Says his home is furnished mostly with his own Ikea products.

#5 Lakshmi Mittal
Age: 56
Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: steel
Net Worth: $32.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: India
Residence: London , United Kingdom, Europe & Russia
Industry: Manufacturing
Marital Status: married, 2 children
Education: St Xavier's College Calcutta, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Steel titan known for his dealmaking won six-month battle for rival Arcelor. The $34 billion merger created an industry behemoth that now accounts for 10% of world's production, putting it well ahead of Japan's Nippon Steel. Mittal owns 44% of combined $80 billion (sales) Arcelor-Mittal and is its chief executive. Mittal began his career working in the family's steelmaking business in India. Today Arcelor-Mittal operations span more than 60 countries and employ 330,000. Not content to dominate the steel industry, Mittal is branching out. Among his latest deals: spent $980 million for a 50% stake in Kazakh oil firm Caspian Investment Resources, a subsidiary of Russia's Lukoil. This Londoner is the UK's richest resident.

#6 Sheldon Adelson
Age: 73
Fortune: self made
Source: casinos, hotels
Net Worth: $26.5 bil
Country Of Citizenship: United States
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada , United States, North America
Industry: Gambling/Leisure
Marital Status: married, 5 children
Education: City College of New York, Drop Out

Son of a Boston cabdriver borrowed $200 from his uncle to sell newspapers at age 12. Made first fortune in trade shows. Created computer industry's premier show, Comdex, mid-1980s; ran 70% profit margin renting space for 15 cents a square foot and leasing it to exhibitors for up to $40 a square foot. Sold show to Japan's Softbank for $862 million in 1995. Then Las Vegas: bought old Sands casino for $128 million, demolished it to build the $1.5 billion all-suites Venetian casino resort and the 1.2-million- square foot Sands Convention Center. Changed the way Vegas does business by enticing conventioneers to Sin City midweek, taking emphasis off gambling. Sold suites for $250 a night, added high-end retailers, celebrity-chef restaurants. Old guard mocked him: "I loved being the outsider. I didn't care what those guys said." Took Las Vegas Sands public December 2004. Building $1.8 billion Palazzo resort adjacent to arch-rival Steve Wynn's Wynn Las Vegas. Big bet on Asia: opened
$265 million Sands Macau casino May 2004, recouped entire investment in one year. Ramping up construction on Cotai Strip: $6 billion project will place 7 hotel-casinos on Macau's 2 islands, Taipa and Coloane. Cornerstone of project will be $1.8 billion Venetian Macau. Last May won coveted Singapore gaming license. Plans to build $3.5 billion Marina Bay Sands on 51-acre site with a view of the city's skyline.

#7 Bernard Arnault
Age: 58
Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: LVMH
Net Worth: $26.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: France
Residence: Paris , France, Europe & Russia
Industry: Diversified
Marital Status: married, 5 children
Education: Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Put up $15 million from his family's midsize construction firm to buy Christian Dior in 1985. Since then has built the world's largest luxury goods empire, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, whose brands also include Dom Pérignon, Fendi and Tag Heuer Still heads the company, which is expanding rapidly in China, Russia and India. LVMH recently hired Frank Gehry to design a $127 million private museum in Paris. Son Antoine, 27, joined sister Delphine, 31, on LVMH's board last year. Arnault also set up an investment fund with his good friend Albert Frere in 2006; pair own two wineries together. In December opened his four-star hotel Le Cheval Blanc in ski resort Courcheval, France, where he often spends New Year's Eve. Said to be a skilled pianist.

#8 Amancio Ortega
Age: 71
Fortune: self made
Source: Zara
Net Worth: $24.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Spain
Residence: La Coruna , Spain, Europe & Russia
Industry: Apparel
Marital Status: married, 3 children
Education: High School, Drop Out

Son of a railway worker. Ranks among world's 20 richest for first time. With help from then-wife Rosalía Mera, got start making gowns and lingerie in his living room 44 years ago. Business became one of world's most successful apparel manufacturers, $8.7 billion (2005 sales) Inditex. Group also owns 3,000 Zara retail stores in 64 countries. Ortega is chairman. Through his investment vehicles has invested in gas, tourism, banks and real estate; has properties in Madrid, Paris, London, Lisbon, plus luxury hotel and apartment complex in Miami. Reportedly owns a horse-jumping circuit and part of a soccer league. Shuns neckties.

#9 Li Ka-shing
Age: 78
Fortune: self made
Source: diversified
Net Worth: $23.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Hong Kong
Residence: Hong Kong , Hong Kong, Asia & Australia
Industry: Diversified
Marital Status: widowed, 2 children
Education: High School, Drop Out

Asia's richest resident. His fortune is centered on conglomerates Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa. Through them Li is the world's largest operator of container terminals, a major supplier of electricity to Hong Kong, a cell phone provider, retailer and real estate developer. Also has a nearly $10 billion stake in Canadian oil company Husky Energy. Recently announced plans to donate one-third of wealth over time, calling it "his third son." Eldest son, Victor, helps run massive empire; son Richard struck out on his own in early 1990s. Once a poor immigrant, Li got his start selling plastic flowers in Hong Kong in the 1950s.

#10 David Thomson & family
Age: 49
Fortune: inherited
Source: inheritance
Net Worth: $22.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Canada
Residence: Toronto , Canada, North America
Industry: Media/Entertainment
Marital Status: divorced, 3 children
Education:

Took control of family fortune after his father, Kenneth Thomson, died last June. Had already succeeded his father as chairman of Thomson Corp., media conglomerate in which the family has a 70% stake, in 2002. Grandfather Roy founded the business in 1934. Company traded away traditional printed titles in order to move into software and electronic media for professionals, like Westlaw, a legal research tool. With his brother Peter also serves as cochair of family's investment concern, Woodbridge. Well known art collectors, the family bought $5 million worth of native North American art at auction last year, including a $1.8 million face mask, the highest amount ever spent on a single piece of native North American art. David said the family bought the collection in honor of his late father.

 

 

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Wed 7 Feb 2007

BismiLlahir Rehmanir Raheem
Meditation of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)


Remember! A Role Model For Forever…

When going through hardships, remember the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam) in Ta'if!

When being starved, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam) tying two stones to his stomach in the battle of Khandaq!

When becoming angry, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s control of anger on the martyrdom of his beloved Uncle Hamza!

When losing a tooth, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s tooth in the battle of Uhud!

When bleeding from any part of the body, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s body covered in blood on his return from Ta'if!

When feeling lonely, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s seclusion in Mount Hira!

When feeling tired in Salaat, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s blessed feet in Tahajjud!

When being prickled with thorns, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s pain from Abu Lahab's wife!

When being troubled by neighbors, remember the old woman who would empty rubbish on the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)!

When losing a child, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s son, Ibrahim!

When beginning a long journey, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s long journey to Madinah!

When going against a Sunnah, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s intercession, (Ummati, Ummati, Ummati) (My Ummah)!

When sacrificing an animal, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s sacrifice of 63 animals for his Ummah!

Before shaving your beard, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s face rejecting the two beardless!

When falling into an argument with your wife, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s encounter with Aisha and Hafsa (Radhiyallahu anhumaa)!

When experiencing less food in the house, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s days of poverty!

When experiencing poverty, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s advice to Ashaab-e-Suffa (People of Suffa)!

When losing a family member, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s departure from this world!

When becoming an orphan, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s age at six!

When sponsoring an orphan, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s sponsor for Zaid ibn Haritha (Radhiyallahu anhu)!

When fearing an enemy, remember the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)'s saying to Abu Bakr in Mount Thour!

Whatever situation you may find yourself in, remember your role model, the best of creation: Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)!

Are we pleasing him or displeasing him?

 

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Sat 16 Dec 2006

Second Richest man in the World There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second
richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very
interesting aspects of his life:

1) He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he
started too late!

2) He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering
newspapers.

3) He still lives in the same small 3 bedroom house in mid-town Omaha ,
that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has
everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a  wall or a
fence.

4) He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or
security people around him.

5) He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest
private jet company.

6) His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only
one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals
for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis.

7) He has given his CEO's only two rules. Rule number 1: do not lose
any of your share holder's money. Rule number 2: Do not forget rule
number 1.

8) He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time
after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch
television.

9) Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only
5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with
Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But
when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates
became a devotee of Warren Buffet.

10) Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his
desk.

11) His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest
in yourself.

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