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11-09-2016 How can you deny
09-01-2015 Signs - And who knews
06-06-2014 Its all bout thinking
10-05-2014 Note to Print on Wall
14-01-2014 Received just a bit reality... Rabi ul awwal
19-07-2013 For someone... in Ramadan
06-07-2013 Few ways to earn rewards
13-05-2013 Saving Pakistan
24-04-2013 A man become Muslim, I am sorry, O Prophet (phuh)...
24-04-2013 Listen to one of the reality بھوک تہزیب کے آداب بُھلا دیتی ہے
08-04-2013 A message for PIA from Emirates
02-12-2012 Secret videos of Girlfriends and blackmailing - Urdu TV Program for Girls
19-09-2012 Protest against disrespect of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
19-09-2012 Double Standard - Kate Topless and Prophets Blasphemy
18-09-2012 Innocence of non Muslims rather Guiltiness of non Muslims
09-08-2012 200 Filipinos embrace Islam in Dubai
24-07-2012 Maa bhai kub maray ga - ماں بھائی کب مرے گا
11-01-2012 Equality vs Justice
13-09-2011 SubHumanity
05-07-2011 This is how a baby miss his father
22-05-2011 A letter from Parents
12-02-2011 Free Kashmir - Free Palastine
25-12-2010 When people you trust, let you down.
18-03-2010 Think before you post on Facebook - Specially for girls
27-02-2010 Eid Milad Un Nabi (صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم)
08-09-2009 Poetry - Shairi - Quotes - English - Urdu - Arabic (occasional updation)
26-06-2009 Suno agar sun sako to - Urdu Quotes
25-05-2009 Think it...Food Taste and Hunger
22-05-2009 What v got from China - Some thing about China Success
27-04-2009 One face of world as I see
17-04-2009 Forgiveness
08-04-2009 Ye Kaisa Hay Musalman
12-03-2009 Mubarak the birth day of محمد رسول الله صلي الله عليه و سلم
07-03-2009 Durood
06-03-2009 21st Century.... We are becoming lesser by the day
06-02-2009 My Love... Muhammad - Pakistan
23-01-2009 A bit sad but good luck youth...
19-01-2009 War on Gaza Annie Lennox Shaken To The Core Sky News
14-01-2009 We will not go down - Song for Gaza by Michael Heart
14-01-2009 Isnt Israel doing terrorism in Palestine - Media Pictures Photos 1
07-01-2009 Ibrahem Bin Adham
02-01-2009 Heartbreaking Poem of Palestinian Girl
30-12-2008 Isnt Israel doing terrorism in Palestine - Media Pictures Photos 4
30-10-2008 The Philosophy of Life
28-10-2008 Story of two Women
14-10-2008 Ahhh! The Life
07-10-2008 Free Unlimited Account
16-09-2008 Think about it... Life hereafter...
09-09-2008 Change our vision
09-09-2008 Donkey Attitude - Way to live!
02-09-2008 The Two Wolves
20-08-2008 No Limit - Anger - Regret
23-07-2008 No Excuse!
06-06-2008 Isnt Israel doing terrorism in Palestine - Media Pictures Photos 2
25-04-2008 Easy Vs Difficult
12-04-2008 Team Work
01-05-2007 Future Home - Qabar
20-03-2007 Isnt Israel doing terrorism in Palestine - Media Pictures Photos 3
09-03-2007 JOB aur Kaaaam
20-06-2006 ONE BEDROOM FLAT... cost my life.
Tue 18 Sep 2012

I know a man who lost his parents but refused to be called an orphan. 

Man enough to love a strong woman years older than him, worked for her and made her stronger, opened his heart to her, sewed his clothes, and was faithful to her till her last breath. He was courageous and fearless. 

He never judged anyone on their pasts or looks, and was moderate, open minded and tolerant. His neighbor was Jewish and his cousin-in-law was a Christian priest. He was beaten and exiled when he was helpless. He was merciful when he became stronger. 

He was an intelligent, wise and a hard worker, built a long lasting nation out of nothing in the last 20 years of his life. 

He had no parents, but loved his daughters and grandchildren. His one of the last will was "Be good to women".

This man is Prophet Muhammad, a man worth looking up to - peace be upon him

 

Just a couple of sayings of Muhammad peace be upon him below :

From Bukhari Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 257.

Narrated By Abdullah : During some of the Ghazawat of the Prophet, a woman was found killed. Allah’s Apostle disapproved the killing of women and children.

"I advise you ten things: Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly."

Ibn 'Abbas says: The Messenger of Allah, when dispatching his troops, would tell them, ” ..Do not behave treacherously, nor misappropriate war-booty, nor mutilate [those whom you kill], nor kill children, nor the people in cloisters." (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhi)

Another narration records that he said, “...Do not kill a woman, nor a child, nor an old-aged man" (Sharh as-Sunnah Al-Baghawi)

Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet said: Go in Allah's name, trusting in Allah, and adhering to the religion of Allah’s Apostle. Do not kill a decrepit old man, a young infant, or a child, or a woman, do not be dishonest about booty, but collect your spoils, do right and act well, for Allah loves those who do well. (Sunan Abi Dawud)

And again, "Do not kill a child, nor a woman, nor an old man, nor obliterate a stream, nor cut a tree...” (Sunan Al-Bayhaqi)

 

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Thu 9 Aug 2012

 

DUBAI Over 200 Filipinos have embraced Islam since Ramadan began in July, XPRESS has learnt. 

 “This is only our rough estimate and we really don’t want to parade or make a big deal out of these numbers,” said Wafa Kasimieh, a Filipina senior advisor to Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD). “Kabayans are walking in every day to embrace Islam at various Islamic centres across Dubai, so it’s hard to keep track.”

Kasimieh was speaking at an iftar on Wednesday night attended by over 100 new Filipino Muslims in Dubai. The iftar was organised by IACAD and graced by Philippine Consul General to Dubai Benito Valeriano and Labour Attache Delmer Cruz.

One of the recent converts in Dubai is Malak Arias, 37, who left Catholicism and changed her name Christina to Malak. “I used to visit Islamic centres in Abu Dhabi, Karama and Deira to attend classes. It took me five years to come to a decision that I needed to go back to the religion of my forefathers,” said the civil engineer from Paranaque. “Many of our heroes like Lapu-Lapu, the ruler of Mactan, and Rajah Sulaiman, the ruler of Manila when the Spanish colonisers came, were Muslims.”

But more than her country’s history, what guided her decision was personal. “In the past, whenever I had problems,” said Malak, “I would simply cry non-stop. The emotional turmoil within me was just too heavy. The only relative I have here is my brother, who is usually away due to his work. Now, I have found a big family among the Muslim sisters here. I’m still a baby in my new faith, but I understand enough to guide me to this decision,” said Malak, who earned her civil engineering degree from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP).

Josephine Lazona, 32, chose Aisha as her Muslim name when she embraced Islam on July 20, the first day of Ramadan this year. Aisha grew up a Catholic in Sultan Kudarat. The former teacher moved to Dubai in 2008 to work as an administrative assistant in Jebel Ali. “In February, I enrolled in a free Arabic class. All this time, I’ve been searching for answers to difficult questions about my faith,” she said. “As I progressed with my Arabic, my mind was opened. I’ve been seeking answers for years and asked God for a sign, which I got on the night of July 19th when I thought of cooking my favourite pork ‘adobo’ (a popular Filipino dish). Suddenly, I had an unexplained aversion to it. Even the thought of cooking pork adobo made me feel like throwing up.”

The next day, she told her Arabic teacher about her desire to become a Muslim. “My teacher, Sister Ana, was shocked. She never talked to me about converting to Islam. I came to this decision on my own.”

A former born-again Christian, Noriel Magtanong, 36, from Bicol, chose Nuh (Arabic for Noah) as his new Muslim name. “I used to join Christian services, yet I remained an alcoholic. Meanwhile, I’ve been observing Muslims as they pray. One early morning, I woke up and walked around in Dubai and saw them praying. It was a perfect moment. I wanted to surrender myself to God like they do. I saw their spirit of unity, despite their differences. Now, I’ve kicked alcohol altogether.”

Conversions among Filipinos are common in Dubai. In 2010, a total of 125 women from the Philippines embraced Islam. Ahmad Malagueno, 44, a Dubai aircraft maintenance technician who embraced Islam seven years ago, teaches Arabic at Al Sahhaba Centre in Abu Hail on Fridays.

“Before, I used to hate Muslims — but it turned out it was due to my own ignorance. Today, I see Filipinos here embracing Islam almost every day. On July 27, I saw 25 people embracing Islam after a symposium conducted by Filipino Islamic preacher. Only Allah knows the actual numbers today.”

 

By Jay B. Hilotin Chief Reporter Published: 15:51 August 9, 2012

Source : gulfnews.com/about-gulf-news/al-nisr-portfolio/xpress/200-filipinos-embrace-islam-in-dubai-1.1059949

 

Categories : Reality of Islam
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Tue 24 Jul 2012

عرصہ ہوا ایک ترک افسانہ پڑھا تھا یہ دراصل میاں بیوی اور تین بچوں پر مشتل گھرانے کی کہانی تھی جو جیسے تیسے زندگی گھسیٹ رہا تھا۔ جو جمع پونجی تھی وہ گھر کے سربراہ کے علاج معالجے پر لگ چکی تھی، مگر وہ اب بھی چارپائی سے لگا ہوا تھا۔ آخر اسی حالت میں ایک دن بچوں کو یتیم کر گیا۔ رواج کے مطابق تین روز تک پڑوس سے کھانا آتا رہا، چوتھے روز بھی وہ مصیبت کا مارا گھرانہ خانے کا منتظر رہا مگر لوگ اپنے اپنے کام دھندوں میں لگ چکے تھے، کسی نے بھی اس گھر کی طرف توجہ نہیں دی۔ بچے بار بار باہر نکل کر سامنے والے سفید مکان کی چمنی سے نکلنے والے دھویں کو دیکھتے۔ وہ سمجھ رہے تھے کہ ان کے لیے کھانا تیار ہو رہا ہے۔ جب بھی قدموں کی چاپ آتی انھیں لگتا کوئی کھانے کی تھالی اٹھائے آ رہا ہے مگر کسی نے بھی ان کے دروازے پر دستک نہ دی۔

 

ماں تو پھر ماں ہوتی ہے، اس نے گھر سے کچھ روٹی کے سوکھے ٹکڑے ڈھونڈھ نکالے، ان ٹکڑوں سے بچوں کو بہلا پھسلا کر سلا دیا۔ اگلے روز پھر بھوک سامنے کھڑی تھی، گھر میں تھا ہی کیا جسے بیچا جاتا، پھر بھی کافی دیر کی "تلاش" کے بعد دو چار چیزیں نکل آئیں جنھیں کباڑیے کو فروخت کر کے دو چار وقت کے کھانے کا انتظام ہو گیا۔ جب یہ پیسے بھی ختم ہو گئے تو پھر جان کے لالے پڑ گئے۔ بھوک سے نڈھال بچوں کا چہرہ ماں سے دیکھا نہ گیا۔ ساتویں روز بیوہ ماں خود کو بڑی سی چادر میں لپیٹ کر محلے کی پرچوں کی دکان پڑ جا کھڑی ہوئی، دکان دار دوسرے گاہکوں سے فارغ ہو کر اس کی طرف متوجہ ہوا، خاتون نے ادھار پر کچھ راشن مانگا تو دکان دار نے نا صرف صاف انکار کر دیا بلکہ دو چار باتیں بھی سنا دیں۔ اسے خالی ہاتھ ہی گھر لوٹنا پڑا۔

 

ایک تو باپ کی جدائی کا صدمہ اور اوپر سے مسلسل فاقہ، آٹھ سالہ بیٹے کی ہمت جواب دے گئی اور وہ بکھر میں مبتلا ہو کر چارپائی پر پڑ گیا۔ دوا دارو کہاں سے ہو، کھانے کو لقمہ نہی تھا، چاروں گھر کے ایک کونے میں دبکے پڑے تھے، ماں بخار سے آگ بنے بیٹے کے سر پر پانی کی پٹیاں رکھ رہی تھی، جب کہ پانچ سالہ بہن اپنے ننھے منے ہاتھوں سے بھائی کے پاؤں دبا رہی تھی۔ اچانک وہ اٹھی، ماں کے پاس آئی اور کان سے منہ لگا کر بولی

 

"اماں بھائی کب مرے گا؟"

 

ماں کے دل پر تو گویا خنجر چل گیا، تڑپ کر اسے سینے سے لپٹا لیا اور پوچھا "میری بچی، تم یہ کیا کہہ رہی ہو؟"

 

بچی معصومیت سے بولی

 

"ہاں اماں! بھائی مرے گا تو کھانا آئے گا ناں!"

 

اگر ہم اپنے پاس پڑوس میں نظر دوڑائیں تو اس طرح کی ایک چھوڑ کئی کہانیاں بکھری نظر آئیں گی۔ بہت معذرت کے ساتھ کہہ رہا ہوں ہمارا معاشرہ مردہ پرست ہو چکا ہے۔ زندگی میں کوئی نہی پوچھتا مگر دم نکلتے وقت ہونٹوں پر دیسی گھی لگا دیا جاتا ہے تا کہ لوگ سمجھیں بڑے میاں دیسی گھی کھاتے کھاتے مرے ہیں۔ غالبا منٹو نے لکھا ہے کہ ایک بستی میں کوئی بھوکا شخص آ گیا، لوگوں سے کچھ کھانے کو مانگتا رہا مگر کسی نے کچھ نہی دیا۔ بیچارہ رات کو ایک دکان کے باہر فٹ پتہ پر پڑ گیا۔ صبح آ کر لوگوں نے دیکھا تو وہ مر چکا تھا۔ اب "اہل ایمان" کا "جذبہ ایمانی" بیدار ہوا، بازار میں چندہ کیا گیا اور مرحوم کے ایصال ثواب کے لیے دیگیں چڑھا دی گئیں، یہ منظر دیکھ کر ایک صاحب نے کہا "ظالمو! اب دیگیں چڑھا رہے ہو، اسے چند لقمے دے دیتے تھ یہ یوں ایڑیاں رگڑ رگڑ کر نا مرتا"۔

 

 حضرت مجدد الف ثانی فرمایا کرتے تھے کہ تم جو چادریں قبر پر چڑھاتے ہو اس کے زندہ لوگ زیادہ حقدار ہیں۔ ایک شخص رکے ہوئے بقایاجات کے لیے بیوی بچوں کے ساتھ مظاہرے کرتا رہا، حکومت ٹس سے مس نا ہوئی، تنگ آ کر اس نے خود سوزی کر لی تو دوسرے ہی روز ساری رقم ادا کر دی گئی۔ اسی طرح ایک صاحب کے مکان پڑ قبضہ ہو گیا، بڑی بھاگ دوڑ کی مگر کوئی سننے کو تیار نہی ہوا، اسی دوران دفتر کی سیڑھیاں چڑھتے ہوئے اسے دل کا دورہ پڑا جو جان لیوا ثابت ہوا، پولیس نے پھرتی دکھائی اور دوسرے ہی دن مکان سے قبضہ ختم کروا دیا۔ فائدہ؟ کیا اب اس مکان میں اس کا ہمزاد آ کر رہے گا؟

 

کیا ہمارا "جذبہ ایمانی" صرف مردوں کے لیے رہ گیا ہے۔ اپنے ارد گرد موجود زندوں کا خیال رکھي

 

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Sun 22 May 2011

A letter from Mom and Dad

...My Child,

When I get old,
I hope you understand and have patience with me.

In case I break a plate,
or spill soup on the table because I am losing my eyesight,
I hope you don't yell at me.
Older people are sensitive.
Always having self-pity when you yell.

When my hearing gets worse and I can't hear what you are saying,
I hope you don't call me, "Deaf!"
Please repeat what you say
Or write it down

I am sorry, my child.
... I am getting older

When my knees get weaker,
I hope you have the patience to help me get up.
Like how I used to help you when you were little,
learning how to walk.

Please bear with me
When I keep repeating myself like a broken record,
I hope you just keep listening to me
Please don't make fun of me,
or
get sick of listening to me

Do you remember when you were little and you wanted a Balloon?
You repeated yourself over and over until you got what you wanted

...Please also pardon my smell.
I smell like an old person
Please don't force me to shower.
My body is weak.
Old people gets sick easily when they are cold.
I hope I don't gross you out.

Do you remember when you were little?
I used to chase you around because you didn't want to shower.

I hope you can be patient with me
When I am always cranky
It's all part of getting old.
You'll understand when you're older

And if you have spare time,
I hope we can talk
Even for a few minutes
I am always by myself all the time.
And have no one to talk to
I know you are busy with work.
Even if you are not interested in my stories,
please have time for me.

Do you remember when you were little?
I used to listen to your stories about your teddy bear.

When the time comes
and I get ill and bedridden,
I hope you have the patience to take care of me.

I'm Sorry
If I accidentally wet the bed or make a mess.
I hope you have the patience to take care of me during the last few moments of my life
I am not going to last much longer, anyway.

When the time of my death comes,
I hope you hold my hand
and give me the strength to face death.

And don't worry...
When I finally meet our creator..
I will whisper in his ear
to BLESS you
Because you loved your Mom and Dad.
Thank you so much for your care.
We love you.

With much love,
- Mom and Dad-

 

{We made a covenant with the Children of Israel: "You shall not worship except GOD. You shall honor your parents and regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor. You shall treat the people amicably. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat)." But you turned away, except a few of you, and you became averse.} [The Quran 2:83]



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