Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Top 10 Places You Aren't Allowed To Visit

india Is Afraid Of PAKISTANI Intelligence Agency I.S.I (india ki to.. :D)

Shuja Pasha warns India

Facts that Few people Know

salute pakistan by indian media

PAF WILL DESTROY INDIA IN Minutes indian TV

truth about Pakistan (must watch it if you r true pakistani lover n hat...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Yeh Hai Pakistan (Must Watch) Very Sad Video

Harassment in Pakistani Universities, Front Line 7.23.11 - Part 4

Pakistan Zindaabad

Dirty Politics by Pakistani Politicians

Best Leader in the History of Pakistan (Javed CH).flv

Javed ch nay PPP ki minister ki izzat utar kay hath mein pukra di wah Ja...

(FULL VID) ISI tool Imran Khan exposed by GEO on Hussain Haqqani Memo issue

Memo Scandal - Who Is Lying - Hussain Haqani or Mansoor Ijaz

Zardari Wants to Destroy ISI just like PIA and Railway - Kamran Khan Rep...

Lady Slapped a Policeman for misbehaving at Lahore Airport

Pakistani Media Loves Anti-Pakistan Mansoor Ijaz - 1 (AKKKS - 18 Nov 2011)

Pakistani Instrumental Music - Shahbaz Qalander (by The Fore Thoughts)

Hidden Truth About Pakistan - Must Watch

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Report: Oldest man in Pakistan

The Strongest Pathan According to Guinness World Record (Rehan Kalyanvi)

jawad iqbal gaba world record pakistani

World Record in pakistan

Real Superman in Pakistan

Zafar Gill of Pakistan, Guinness Book World Record Holder (PUKHTUNZZZ).mp4

World Record Holder Pakistani Girl - Hai Koi Hum sa ?

Why Sick Asif Zardari Hiding in Dubai Hospital

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hazrat Ali Razi allah anho Ka Farman

Imam Hussain R.A. ke aqwaal

Aqwal E Zareen

Aqwaal e Hz.Wasif Ali Wasif(Reh) !!!! Voice of Mr. Firdous Jamal(فردوس ...

Interview with Late Ashfaq Ahmed Khan.avi

Some Words for Lost Campanian Ashfaq Ahmad!!! TAKMEEL-E-PAKISTAN

Ashfaq Ahmad Golden words GUJRANWALA 2004.flv

A Message to by Ashfaq Ahmad -- About Pakistan

The Power of Faith, A True Story

Small Truth Of Pakistan

Javed Chaudhry replying Zardari for calling Jinnah a non graduate by far...

Horrible Truth

Pakistan main INQALAAB nahi aaye ga- Javed Chaudhary

women watch this and u would love to be a muslim trust me

Great words by javed chaudhary

Chakk de phattay Javed Chaudary

3 minutes Reality & 1:20 Minutes Great Thought By Javed Chaudry

Javed: Bill Gates' Advice to Pakistan

Javed: Napolean's Advice to Pakistan

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LADY ABUSING ZARDARI DURING LIVE COVERAGE

zardari tu hai sab pe bhari sahi kaha kisi ne

101 Ways to a Better You

Altaf Bhai tu Expose ho gay,, che che,, shame MQM Exposed

MQM Ki Dhamki 4 Kashif Abbasi

MQM Altaf Hussain ki Himaqatain

Eik Maa Ki BadDua, Jis nay Sub Kho Diya !!.mpg

Maa Tu Kaha Meri Maa

yeh b maa ha.....Lanat hai Aise Olaad Per.....Plzzz Watch Video

Biwi Ho Tu Aisi...Warna Naa He Ho...Lolzz..Watch

Kis Ko Karni Hai Setting She z w8ng )....Watch And Shares

Facebook is not for Kids.......Watch Video

Everything In Pakistan Is Not Bad !!! Must Watch !!.....wATCH and Shares...

Nusrat Javed Immitating Altaf Hussain - Parde Mein rehne do ;)

Karachi city Nazim Mustafa Kamal Abuse Video

‪Mustafa Kamal Fight With Girl Must Must Watch Yeh Hai Pakistan ‬‏

Jaisa Moo'n, Waisi Chapait

Double Standards

Azizi as Bookie........... sohail ahmed ...Hasbehaal

Larki Ke Bharam

Muammar Gaddafi relaxes at home

Azizi = Altaf Bhai ;)

Imran khan and Javed Hashmi laughing at stupid Nawaz Sharif

Great Hamid gul's son Abdullah gul tells in 30 secs "How we should deal ...

Kashmala tariq attacks Hanif Abbasi with glass in a local TV show.mp4

Imran Khan blasts Faisal Raza Abidi.. Funny as well

Javed Choudry Vs Faisal Raza Abidi (Must Watch)

Stupid aurf KHOTI Fauzia Wahab

fozia wahab loses temperament..

very tough questions to president Asif Ali Zardari

sharmeela Farooqi unsuccessfully defends president zardari in Newsline w...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Drugs & Alcohal Usage in Sheeshaa in Pakistan........V Alarming.mp4

Jab Pata He nahi Tu Roona Kyun ? [Yeh Hai Pakistan]

Yeh Hai Pakistan (Must Watch) Very Sad Video

Pakistan Air Force & Army Female - Must Watch [Yeh Hai Pakistan]

Pakistan's powerfull Army

World Record By Pakistani Boy

English Medium Youth of Pakistan must see most not all Virtual Uni...

Pakistan kay ghareeb leeder's must watch

joke of the century!! .. Off The Record -- 14th June 2010

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Best URDU SPEECH

best urdu speech Amreen.

Pakistani Boy Answer to Indian Girl's Foolish Speech

Agar Sun Sakty Ho Tu Sunye Emotional Speech of Girl (Rehan Ali).flv

Pakistan's Reply to india / indian girl's speech.wmv

Kabeera Gunnah


My eyes looking to Imran Khan just like Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Imran Kahn to US: "We don't want your money"

IMRAN KHAN WHO IS HE?? AMAZING STORY (PYASAHAINA)

Hidden Truth About Pakistan - Must Watch

Every Pakistani Must Watch this Video!

Heart touching -If You are Pakistani Must Watch this Video (Why Imran Kh...

Got tear in my eyes while watching this video of Imran Khan

Imran Khan Answering Indian Students Questions in Indian TV Show

Rana Sanaullah was Slapped By Student When he Called Imran Khan Ghora

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Imran Khan "A Day before LHR Jalsa" [HQ]

Words of Amitabh Bachchan for IMRAN KHAN Pakistan

Imran Khan is our Hope: Business Community of Pakistan

Watch Y Imran Khan is a Genius.

Altaf se Bara Don Koun hai? Student's Question to Mustafa Kamal.

Nice answer to all Anti-PTI persons by Hasan Nisar

Baseless Internet Propaganda against Imran Khan on Kashmir Issue Exposed

Reply To Sana Bucha by Insaaf Nama انصاف نامہ

Allah na karey Imran Nakaam ho, Aage aage dekho ye karta kiya hai- Angry...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tangdasti aur Khauf ka Elaj


Ehsan e Azeem


Ameer-ul-Momineen Hazrat Umer Ki Khilafat‏


Jab Tak Zardari nahi jaay ga .... :) :)


Madina-e-Munawwara Main Rahaish Ka Sawab‏


* Aayat-ul-Kursi *

 
 


Allah bhi razi


rab kee tareef (Makhlooq ki ginti ke mutabiq)


Watan Ne Pukara....!!!!



Hazrat Imam Hussain‏


*~ Waqiya-e-Karbala ~*


Waqt Annay Pur batao ga ..... :P :P :P


Monday, November 28, 2011

Late Mastana has some questions!!!

Late Mastana has some questions!!!1

Late mastana left stage because he was slapped by Harami Punjab police

The Real Moin Akhtar Must Watch

Dilip Kumar about Moin Akhtar

Moin Akhtar Last Words Before Dead.flv

Hassan Nisar At His Best

GOLDEN WORDS of Mr. Hasan Nisar.. ONE OF MY FAVOURITE COLUMNISTS!

Hassan Nisar: Where is Pakistan Headed?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The greatest man of 20th century

The greatest man of 20th century
  (Beeswien Sadi Ka Sab Se Bara Insaan)
Quaid-i-Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
written by
Sardar Muhamamd choudhry

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Forced Marriage!


Main ne bi pass hoana hai...........

http://youtu.be/68P6UkIQ_ZE

Pakistan’s first female football club...

http:/utu.be/JEIEVVY4Ce0

Pakistan’s first female football club breaks down cultural barriers.

By Heather Sutliff

KARACHI, Pakistan, 14 April 2011- On a scorching, early morning in Karachi, a dozen girls - some wearing shawls and burqas in the blistering heat - arrive in a large walled field, ready to practice football. Their eagerness is evident as they enthusiastically remove their burqas to reveal their practice uniforms. Hurriedly, they put on their cleats and run out to the field to meet their head coach, Sadia Sheikh.


UNICEF correspondent Natasha De Sousa reports on Pakistani girls who are challenging gender stereotypes through sport. Watch in RealPlayer
These girls are members of Pakistan’s first female football club, Diya, and they are ready to play.

“The football field provides girls with a place to breathe – to get away from their daily tensions, and focus on an activity that will make them confident, healthy and strong,” explained Sadia Sheikh, who founded Diya in 2003. Diya is the only female club started and managed by women.

Gaining support

In Pakistan, there is a general lack of support for girls who want to do more than get married and become mothers. Girls face many obstacles including poverty, lack of access to education, and cultural barriers which prohibit or restrict their freedom of movement and pursuit of their dreams.

By showing up for practice today, these girls have already triumphed. They have gained the support of their families and community. Some have even travelled alone on public transportation – often frowned upon by traditional male members of society.


© UNICEF Pakistan/2011/De Sousa
17 year old Hajra used to practice football alone in her room. Now she has her eyes on a spot in the national Pakistani women’s football team.

“It’s not just about the game. In this club, we get to mix with girls from other backgrounds, poor, rich, Christian, Muslim. We even get to play with girls from other countries. It’s very supportive, it’s a safe environment, and we support each other,” said Hajra Khan, 17.

Since Diya was founded in 2003, girls’ football clubs in Pakistan have increased to around 16 including clubs from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistan now has a national female football team which was provisionally included in FIFA’s global female ranking system in 2010.

‘We can do anything’

UNICEF has found that sports programs are an excellent way to reach out to girls – to encourage education, support achievements, enable girls to challenge gender stereotypes and have a voice within their families and society. This is particularly true for adolescent girls across the developing world.

“When my father fell sick I was in class six and there wasn’t money for me to continue school along with my brothers. Because I was a strong athlete, Diya recruited me and provided me with a scholarship so that I could play sports and go to school. I am now studying in Class ten. My family only agreed to support my further education after it was free,” said Fauzia Naz, a 16-year- old footballer.

Fauzia also is a part-time coach at a private elementary school. As a coach, she is not only encouraging other young girls to participate in sports, but earns a small income to help support her mother and brothers.


© UNICEF Pakistan/2011/De Sousa
Like many of her teammates, Fatima dons a burqa and shawl over her football clothes before and after practice so that she can more easily travel on public transport.

“Just like boys, girls can become doctors, lawyers, we can do anything if we have the support. We just want to have the same opportunities,” asserted Fatima Ansari, 15.

Breaking the cycle

Although some progress in social acceptance of girls’ sports teams has been made over the last decade, huge disparities exist when compared to sport opportunities for boys and for sports activities for girls living in poor rural areas.

These same disparities exist in girls’ education. UNICEF estimates that over 100 million children of primary school age were out of school in 2008, 52 per cent of which were girls

According to UNICEF’s SOWC 2011 report, changing the cycle of poverty and gender discrimination must include significant investment in adolescents - especially girls. Improving access to education and economic opportunities will empower girls and provide them with a stronger voice in decisions about marriage, birth spacing and effective ways to raise healthy, productive children.

“Change won’t happen overnight, but I am encouraged by how these girls are skilfully navigating and overcoming social barriers and expanding opportunities for girls. Every time they show-up to practice, they graduate into another class, support other girls, or score on the field they are showing us all what is possible, and living their dreams,” said Sadia.

UNICEF - Pakistan - Pakistan

Women should know they don't need to tolerate abuse!!!

FAISALABAD: Violence against women is increasingly prevalent in all spheres of society, according to a recently released in-depth report on the subject.
A team of social scientists at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) recently released a study on “Domestic Violence – Rural-Urban Current Age and Age at Marriage Differential Impact on Women’s Physical Health in Punjab.” The team headed by Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Dean Prof Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, with Prof Ashfaq Ahmad Maan, Fawad Asif and Munir Ahmad observed that violence against women has increased considerably over the past five years.
Generally, victims of domestic violence were found to be young and middle-aged adults. Several studies found an increased likelihood of abuse among women of age groups 15 to 19, 20 to 24, and 25 to 29 years. The report stated that married women in age group of 20 to 24 years are more likely to be abused than women aged 25 to 29 years. Women in age group of 15 to 19 years have an increased likelihood of falling victim to honour killings by blood relatives.
The study also revealed that the likelihood of domestic abuse decreases considerably in women above the age of 50. Those in age group 40 to 44 and 45 to 49 reported fewer instances of spousal abuse. “We also expect an increase in domestic abuse in newly married women between the age group of 20 to 29. Our data indicates that this is exceedingly common in Southern Punjab and several areas of Sindh,” said Zafar.
The researchers stated that a girl’s marriageable age played an important part in the understanding the risk factors that influence domestic abuse.
“The younger the girl is at the time of her marriage the less she knows about her rights. Young girls often consider domestic abuse to be the norm and put up with it for this reason,” Prof Maan said. Evidence from earlier studies concluded that girls who marry early (before the age of 18) are more likely to experience domestic violence.
The study also found that instances of domestic violence were considerably fewer among women who married at a later age. Women who married after the age of 24 were 44 per cent less likely to be abused than women who married under the age of 19.
“This research used a statistically valid random sample of 800 married women to classify the type of violence, frequency of the incident and severity of violence against married women in two district of Punjab,” Zafar said. Out of the 34 district of the Punjab two districts, Faisalabad and Narowal, were randomly selected for analysis. From each selected district two teshsils representing an urban or rural setting were listed and these included Faisalabad city and Samundari from Faisalabad and Narowal city and Shakargarh from Narowal.
Finally using a lottery method, an equal number of married households from each rural and urban area were randomly drawn.
Then numbers for each selected teshil, the total number of urban, rural union councils were calculated on the basis of an urban or rural setting census report.
With regard to the age-at-first marriage, over two thirds of women (68.6 per cent) and less than one per cent of men had their first marriage before reaching the age of 20. The majority of men (44.8 per cent) had their first marriage after celebrating their 25th birthday, compared with only 11.1 per cent of women. The study revealed that “physical violence may cause deep scars on the victims and could permanently damage or impair their mental health”. The respondents were asked about health problems they had suffered due to physical abuse during the last 12 months. Many respondents reported physical violence incidences that resulted in medical conditions such abdominal, thoraces injuries, bruises and welt’s, chronic pain, ocular damages, fibromyalgia and fractures.
The study concluded that gender based violence takes many different forms and there may be distinctive patterns or manifestations of gender violence associated with particular cultures, work status, number of spouses and marriages. “However, gender violence is present in all contexts of cultural, socio-economic and political power relations, which reduces women to economic and emotional dependency,” Maan said.
The experts made a number of recommendations to overcome violence against the women and said that marriageable age of young women should not be less then 22 years. “The biggest problem we found was absolute economic dependence on the man. Nearly all the women we interviewed continued to put up with abuse for years simply because they depend on their husbands for financial support and for their children,” said Prof Asif.
The report recommends that public and private institutions establish and implement model protocols for the early identification and referral of abuse victims in health care settings.
“Someone needs to report incidents of abuse to the police and women should not be encouraged to return to abusive husbands simply because of societal pressures,” said Dr Munif Ahmed.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2011.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pakistani Media's role in Salman Taseer's Murder.

A man threatening to suicide on LIVE TV call.....shocking

Proud of Pakistan‏

Brilliant Students in Pakistan

The Most Beautiful Asmaul Husna (Dr. Ary Ginanjar)

اللہ کو کيسے مُخاطب کريں ؟

اللہ کو کيسے مُخاطب کريں ؟

سلسلہ ميں قرآن شريف کی متعلقہ آيات ميں سے کُچھ کا ترجمہ
سُورَة الْأَعْرَاف آيت 180 ۔
اور اللہ ہی کے لئے اچھے اچھے نام ہیں ۔ سو اسے ان ناموں سے پکارا کرو اور ایسے لوگوں کو چھوڑ دو جو اس کے ناموں میں حق سے انحراف کرتے ہیں ۔ عنقریب انہیں ان (اعمالِ بد) کی سزا دی جائے گی جن کا وہ ارتکاب کرتے ہیں
۔
سُورَة الْاِسْرَء / بَنِیْ ِإسْرَآءِيْل ۔ آيت 110 ۔
کہہ دیجئے کہ اﷲ کو پکارو یا رحمان کو پکارو ۔ جس نام سے بھی پکارتے ہو اچھے نام اسی کے ہیں
۔
سُورة ٢٠ طٰہٰ آيت 14١٤ ۔
بیشک میں ہی اللہ ہوں میرے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں سو تم میری عبادت کیا کرو اور میری یاد کی خاطر نماز قائم کیا کرو
۔
سُورَة النَّمْل آيت 9 ۔
اے موسٰی! بیشک وہ میں ہی اللہ ہوں جو نہایت غالب حکمت والا ہے
۔
سُورَة الْقَصَص آيت 30 ۔
جب موسٰی وہاں پہنچے تو وادئ کے دائیں کنارے سے بابرکت مقام میں ایک درخت سے آواز دی گئی کہ اے موسٰی! بیشک میں ہی اللہ ہوں تمام جہانوں کا پروردگار
۔
سُورَة الرَّحْمٰن آيت 78
۔
آپ کے رب کا نام بڑی برکت والا ہے ۔ جو صاحبِ عظمت و جلال اور صاحبِ اِنعام و اِکرام ہے
۔
سُورَة الْحَشْر آيات 22 تا 24 ۔
وہی اللہ ہے جس کے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں، پوشیدہ اور ظاہر کو جاننے والا ہے ۔ وہی بے حد رحمت فرمانے والا نہایت مہربان ہے ۔ وہی اللہ ہے جس کے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں ۔ بادشاہ ہے ۔ ہر عیب سے پاک ہے ۔ ہر نقص سے سالم ہے ۔ امن و امان دینے والا ہے ۔ محافظ و نگہبان ہے ۔ غلبہ و عزّت والا ہے ۔ زبردست عظمت والا ہے ۔ سلطنت و کبریائی والا ہے ۔ اللہ ہر اُس چیز سے پاک ہے جسے وہ اُس کا شریک ٹھہراتے ہیں ۔ وہی اللہ ہے جو پیدا فرمانے والا ہے ۔ عدم سے وجود میں لانے والا ہے ۔ صورت عطا فرمانے والا ہے ۔ سب اچھے نام اسی کے ہیں ۔ اس کے لئے وہ (سب) چیزیں تسبیح کرتی ہیں جو آسمانوں اور زمین میں ہیں ۔ اور وہ بڑی عزت والا ہے بڑی حکمت والا ہے

** Gul Dasta-e-Durood Shareef **




















اللہ اور انسان



اللہ اور انسان

.میں نے کہا: تھک چکا ہوں.
تو نے کہا: لا تقنطوا من رحمة اللہ.
خدا کی رحمت سے ناامید نہ ہوں ـ
(سورہ زمر/آیت 53)

میں نے کہا: کوئی بھی میرے دل کی بات نہیں جانتا.
تو نے کہا: ان اللہ یحول بین المرء و قلبه.
خدا انسان اور اس کے قلب کے بیچ حائل ہے ـ
(سورہ انفال/آیت 24)

میں نے کہا: تیرے سوا میرا کوئی نہیں.
تو نے کہا: نحن اقرب من حبل الورید.
ہم گردن کی رگوں سے بھی انسان کے قریب تر ہیں ـ
(سورہ ق/آیت 16)

میں نے کہا: لیکن لگتا ہے تو مجھے بھول ہی گیا ہے!
تو نے کہا: فاذکرونی اذکرکم.
مجھے یاد کرتے رہو تا کہ میں بھی تمہیں یاد رکھوں ـ
(سورہ بقرہ/آیت 152)

میں نے کہا: کب تک صبر کرنا پری گا مجھے؟
تو نے کہا وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّ السَّاعَةَ تَكُونُ قَرِيبًا.
تم کیا جانو شاید وعدے کا وقت قریب ہی ہوـ
(سورہ احزاب/آیت 63)

میں نے کہا: تو بہت بڑا ہے اور تیری قربت مجھ نہایت چھوٹے کے لئے بہت ہی دور ہے، میں اس وقت تک کیا کروں؟
تو نے کہا: واتبع ما یوحی الیک واصبر حتی یحکم الله.. (تم وہی کرو جو میں کہتا ہو اور صبر کرو تا کہ خدا خود ہی حکم جاری کردےـ
(سورہ یونس/آیت 109)

میں نے کہا: تو بہت ہی پرسکون ہے! تو خدا ہے اور تیرا صبر و تحمل بھی خدائی ہے جبکہ میں تیرا بندہ ہوں اور میرے صبر کا ظرف بہت ہی چھوٹا ہے. تو ایک اشارہ کردے کام تمام ہے.
تو نے کہا: وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ
شاید تم کسی چیز کو پسند کرو اور تمہاری مصلحت اس مین نہ ہو ـ
(سورہ بقرہ/آیت 216)

میں نے کہا: انا عبدک الضعیف الذلیل – میں تیرا کمزور اور ذلیل بندہ ہوں؛- تو کیونکر مجھے اس حال میں چھوڑ سکتا ہے؟
تو نے کہا: إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِالنَّاسِ لَرَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ
خدا انسانون پر بہت ہی مہربان اور رحم کرنے والا ہےـ
(سورہ بقرہ/آیت 143)

میں نے کہا: گھتن کا شکار ہون.
تو نے کہا: قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُواْ. (لوگ کن چیزوں پر دل خوش رکھتے ہیں ان سے کہہ دو کہ خدا کے فضل و رحمت پر خوش رہا کریں.
(سورہ یونس – آیت 58)

میں نے کہا: چلئے میں مزید پروا نہیں کرتا ان مسائل کی! توکلتُ علی الله.
تو نے کہا: ان الله یحب المتوکلین. (خدا توکل کرنے والوں سے محبت کرتا ہے.
(سورہ آل عمران/آیت 159)

میں نے کہا: غلام ہیں تیرے اے مالک!
لیکن اس بار گویا تو نے کہا کہ: خیال رکھنا؛ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَعْبُدُ اللَّهَ عَلَى حَرْفٍ فَإِنْ أَصَابَهُ خَيْرٌ اطْمَأَنَّ بِهِ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ فِتْنَةٌ انقَلَبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ خَسِرَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةَ ذَلِكَ هُوَ الْخُسْرَانُ الْمُبِينُ۔
(سورہ حج – آیت 11)

... (بعض لوگ صرف زبان سے خدا کی بندگی کرتے ہیں، اگر انہیں کوئی خیر پہنچے تو امن و سکون محسوس کرتے ہیں اور اگر آزمائش میں مبتلا کئے جائیں تو روگردان ہوجاتے ہیں

Interesting Facts About Islam

1.
Summiyyah RadiAllahu Anha mother of Ammar RadiAllahu Anhu and wife of Yassir RadiAllahu anhu was the first to meet martyrdom for the cause of Islam. She was killed by Abu Jahl the enemy of Islam.
2.
Did you know that Imam Bokhari Rahmatullah Alaih compiled his collection of 7,275 Ahadith by selection from 600,000. Before writing each Hadith he would make 2 Rakaat nafl Salaat.
3.
The 10 Sahabah who were promised Paradise during their lifetime were Abubakr Siddique, Umar bin Khattab, Uthman bin Affan, Ali bin Abi Talib, Talha Bin Ubaidullah, Saeed Bin Zaid, Abu Ubaidah Bin Jarrah, Zubair bin Awwam, Saad Bin Abi Waqqas, and Abdur Rahman Bin Auf RadiAllahu Anhum Ajmaeen.
4.
Ammar RadiAllahu Anhu Built the First Masjid at the request of RasoolAllah Alaihi Wa Sallam. It was the Masjid in Quba.
5.
Two of the Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Ummah), (RasoolAllah Sallallahu Wa Sallam’ wives) died before him, they are Khadija RadiAllahu Anha and Zainab Bint Khuzaimah RadiAllahu Anha.
6.
Salmaan Farsi RadiAllahu Anhu was the one who suggested to RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam about digging a trench around the city of Madina at the time of the battle of Khandakh (trench)
7.
Abdullah Ibn Zubair (RA) was the first baby boy to be born after Hijrah. His Father was Zubair (RA) and his mother was Asma (RA). His aunt (mother's sister) was none other than Ummul Mu'mineen Aaiysha (RA) and his grand father was Abu Bakr Siddique (RA)
8.
Zaid RadiAllahu Anhu is the only Sahabi whose name is mentioned in the Quran (Surah Ahzaab)
9.
Rasulullah (SAW) made duaa to Allah Subhanaho Wa Taala that, He strenghten Islam with Umar bin Al-Khattab or Umar bin Hisham i.e. Abu Jahl. Allah accepted the duaa in favour of Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA).
10.
Abu Bakr (RA) received the title 'As-Siddeeq' on readily saying that he accepted Rasulullah (SAW)'s Night Journey (Mairaaj) to the Heavens when the Kuffar asked for his opinion.
11.
Ali bin Abi Talib (RA) walked all the way from Makkah to Madeenah, at the time of Hijrah, while hiding from the pursuing Quraish.
12.
Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (RA) was blessed by Allah to be the first host of Rasulullah (SAW) in Madeenah.
13.
Rasulullah (SAW) called Yahya (AS) son of Zakariyyah (AS) 'Shaheed bin Shaheed' meaning 'Martyr son of Martyr'.
14.
Uthman bin Affan (RA) did not fight in the battle of Badr as he stayed home to take care of his sick wife Ruqayyah (RA), daughter of Rasulullah (SAW). She died shortly before Madeenah received the news of Victory for the Muslims in the battlefield.
15.
All of Rasulullah (SAW)'s children died before him except for his daughter, Fatimah (RA).
16.
Amr bin Thabit (RA) became a muslim during the battle of Uhud, and died as a martyr in the same battle. When asked about him, Rasulullah (SAW) said that he was from the People of Paradise, even though he had not prayed a single salaah.
17.
Zaid bin Harith (RA) accompanied Rasulullah (SAW)when he went Taif.
18.
The cause of Abu Lahab's death was the wife of his brother Abbas (RA), Umul-Fadl (RA). on hearing about the defeat of non-muslims at Badr, he started abusing a muslim servant, so she took a log and hit him, which caused his skull to crack. He died a few days later because of it.
19.
Ameer ul Mumineen Uthman RA. had given the duty of collecting and compiling the first holy Quran to Zaid Ibn Thaabit RA., who fulfilled it by the help of other companions and off course the help of Allah. Zaid RA. once said that "By Allah, if they had asked me to move a whole mountain from its place, it would have been easier than the task of compiling the Quran which they ordered me to fulfill".
20.
Abdullah Ibn Masood RA. was the first Muslim to read the Quran publicly near the Kaaba in Makkah, after the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Waa Sallam.
21.
Bilaal RA. was the first Muezzin chosen by RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.
22.
RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam had four daughters ZAINAB, RUQQAYYAH, UMM KULTHOOM AND FATIMA RadiAllahu Taala Anhun and three sons QASIM, TAYYAB OR TAHIR, AND IBRAHIM, but all the sons died in their infancy.
23.
Did you know that the original name of the holy city of Madinah was "YATHRIB"
24.
Rasool Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallams' father's name was ABDULLAH and his mother's name was AAMINAH.
25.
Khadijah RadiAllahu Anha was the first person and the first woman to take shahada and accept Mohammad Sallallahu alaihi Wa Sallam as the Prophet and Messenger of Allah, followed by Zaid Bin Haritha RA., Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA. and Abu Bakar Siddique RA.
26.
The first Hafiz of Quran was Uthman bin Affan (RA, offcourse after RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.
27.
Ali RadiAllahu Anhu Said that he heard The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam say "TALHA(RA) AND ZUBAIR(RA) ARE MY NEIGHBORS IN PARADISE"
28.
Did you know that Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam performed only one Hajj in his lifetime.
29.
Usamah Bin Zaid(RA) was the son of Zaid Bin Harith(RA)and his wife Barakah(RA)(known also by the name of Umm Ayman(RA))
30.
If all Quraans in the world today were destroyed, the original Arabic would still remain, because millions of Muslims, called Huffaz have memorized the text of the Quraan letter for letter from beginning to end, every word and syllable. Also, chapters from the Qur'an are precisely recited from memory by every Muslim in each of the five daily prayers.
31.
The Islamic calender is based on the phases of the moon, with it being approximately 11 days shorter than the 365 days of the year in the Georgian calender. Hence, the dates of our festivals (Eid -ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha) move through the year.
32.
Adam Alayhis salam was approximately 30 Ziraa tall. Ziraa is a measurement and one Ziraa is approximately half a metre.
33.
The Majority of muslims do not live in the middle East. The most populous muslim country is Indonesia , the 4th largest country in the world with approximately 184 million muslims
34.
The splitting of the Moon was was one of the greatest miracle of RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam. When Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was 52 years old, the leaders of the disbelievers of the Quraish tribe came to him and said, "If you are a Prophet, then split the moon into two parts." Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) dearly wanted the people to convert to Islam, especially his close friends and relatives. He prayed, raising up his hands, and the moon split into two equal halves. Each part of the moon was seen above different mountains. The disbelievers said, "Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has performed magic." They did not accept Islam.
35.
The Ummah of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), are more than that of all the Ummahs of all the other Ambiya put together.
36.
It is obligatory on every Muslim to love Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi wasallam). The sign of love for him is to adapt his way of life and always remember him.
37.
According to the Qur'an, the Kaaba was first built by the Ibrahim Alaihi Salaam and and his son Ismail Alaihi Salaam.
38.
Muslims do not worship the Kaaba; the Kaaba is simply a focal point for prayer ordered by Allah Subhanaho Wa Taala..
39.
Prominent Kuffar like Abu Jahl would secretly listen to the verses of the Holy Quran because they were fascinated by it.

A Beautiful story about QURAN.

A Beautiful story about QURAN.

Why do we read Quran, even if we can't understand a single Arabic word???? This is a beautiful story.

An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.
One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Quran just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.

The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives."

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & his family) says: *"The one who guides to good will be rewarded equally"*

اے اللہ مجھے معاف کردے



اپنی نمازوں کو ضائع ہونے سے بچائیں

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Aslam u alaikum wa rahmat ullah wa barakatuhu



ابو ھریرۃ رضي الله عنه سے روایت ہے
" ایک شخص ساٹھ سال تک نماز پڑھتا ہے
مگر اسکی ایک نماز بھی قبول نہیں ہوتی"

پوچھا گیا : وہ کیسے ؟؟
انہوں نے کہا : کیونکہ نہ وہ اپنا رکوع پورا کرتاہے اور نا سجود
نا قیام پورا کرتا ہے نا اس کی نماز میں خشوع ہوتا ہے

حضرت عمر رضي الله عنه نے فرمایا :
ایک شخص اسلام میں بوڑھا ہوگیا
اور ایک رکعت بھی اسنے اللہ کے لیے مکمل نہیں پڑھی
پوچھا گیا کیسے یا امیر المومنین ؟
فرمایا :



اسنے نا اپنا رکوع پورا کیا اور نا سجود
امام احمد بن حنبل رحمہ اللہ نے فرمایا
ایک زمانہ لوگوں پر ایسا آئے گا"


لوگ نماز پڑھیں گے مگر انکی نماز نہیں ہوگی
اور مجھے ڈر ہے کہ وہ زمانہ یہی زمانہ ہے"



امام اگر آج کا زمانہ آکر دیکھ سکتے تو کیا کہتے ؟؟
امام غزالی رحمه الله نے فرمایا:
ایک شخص سجدہ کرتا ہے اس خیال سے کہ اس سجدہ سے اللہ کا تقرب حاصل کرے گا

اس اللہ کی قسم اگر اس کے اس سجدے کا گناہ تقسیم کیا جائے تو سارا بلد ھلاک کر دیا جائے
پوچھا گیا وہ کیسے ؟؟

فرمایا:
وہ اپنا سر اپنے اللہ کے سامنے جھکاتا ہے
مگر اپنے نفس ،گناہوں، اپنی شہوات اور دنیا کی محبت میں مصروف ہوتا ہے
تو یہ کیسا سجدہ ہے ؟؟؟
ہمارے نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا


میری آنکھون کی ٹھنڈک نماز میں رکھی گئی ہے
تو کیا کبھی آپ نے ایسی نماز پڑھی جو آپکے آنکھوں کی ٹھنڈک بنی ہو ؟؟؟
کیا کبھی آپ گھر کی طرف تیزی سے پلٹے صرف دو رکعت کی ادائیگی کی نیت سے ؟؟

کیا کبھی نماز کی محبت نے آپ کو بے چین کیا ؟؟
کیا کبھی آپ نماز کے لیے ترسے ؟؟

کیا کبھی آپ نے رات کا بے چینی سے انتظار کیا
تاکہ آپ اپنے رب کے ساتھ اکیلے نماز میں ملاقات کر سکیں ؟؟
اللہ سبحانہ کا ارشاد ہے :
(( ألم يأن للذين آمنوا أن تخشع قلوبهم لذكر الله ))
کیا ابھی تک مومنوں کے لئے اس کا وقت نہیں آیا کہ اللہ کی یاد سے ان کے دل نرم ہوجائیں؟؟؟؟

ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه فرماتے ہیں
ہمارے اسلام لانے کے چار سال بعد یہ آیت نازل ہوئی
اس ایت میں اللہ سبحانہ نے ہم سے شکایت کی
ہم سب بہت رویے
اپنے قلۃ خشوع پر
پھر ہم گھروں سے نکلتے تو ایک دوسرے کو عتاب کرتے اور کہتے
کیا تم نے اللہ سبحانہ کا یہ فرمان نہیں سنا ؟؟؟

تو کیا کبھی آپ نے یہ محسوس کیا اس آیت سے؟؟
کہ اللہ تعالی آپ سے شکوہ کر رہا ہے ؟؟

اپنی نمازوں کو ضائع ہونے سے بچائیں

اپنے تمام دوستوں کو یہ میل نشر کریں
اور اگر آپ پر یہ بھاری ہو تو جان لیجیئے
آپ کے گناہ اس کام میں رکاوٹ ہیں
إذا ضاقت عليك الأرض بما رحبت، وضاقت عليك نفسك بما حملت فاهتف ... يا الله

لا إله إلا الله رب السموات السبع ورب العرش العظيم

Ummate Muhammadiya ka Muflis shaks !!!

ALLAH TALA kay ehsanat


نیکی اور گناہ کی تعریف



نیکی اور گناہ کی تعریف
حضرت نواس بن سمعان سےروایت ہے کہ نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا نیکی اچھا اخلاق ہے اور گناہ وہ ہے جو دل میں کھٹکے اور طبیعت اس بات کو ناپسند کرئے کہ لوگ اس کے گناہ کو جان لئں "مسلم"

حضرت وابصتہ بن معبد سےروایت ہے کہ میں نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی خدمت میں حاضر ہوا اپ نے فرمایا کے تم نیکی کے بارئے میں سوال کرنے ائے ہو ۔ میں نے عرج کیا جی ہاں ۔ فرمایا اپنے دل سے پوچھو نیکی وہ ہے جس سے نفس مطمئن ہو اور گناہ وہ ہے جو نفس میں کھٹکے اور سینے میں تردد ہو اگرچہ لوگ تم کو مشورہ بھی دیں
"احمد"

Azaan




نیکی اور برائی

السلام وعلیکم ورحمتہ اللہ وبکاتہ

برائی کیسے روکی جائےحضرت ابو سعید الخدری سے روایت ہے کہ میں نے رسول صلی اللہ ولیہ وسلم کو فرماتے سنا کہ تم اگر کیسی کو برائی کرتے دیکھو تو اپنے ہاتھ سے روکو ، اگر نہ روک سکو تو زبان سے منع کرو ، اور اگر زبان سے بھی منع نہ کر سکو تو اپنے دل میں برا سمجھو اور یہ ایمان کا کمزور ترین درجہ ہے -"مسلم"


نیک بات پر امادہ کرنے کا اجر
حضرت ابو مسعود انصاری رضی اللہ عنہ سے روایت ہے کہ رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا جس نے کسی کو ہدایت کی طرف بلایا تو اس کو عمل کرنے والے کی طرح اجر ملے گا اور اس کے اجر میں کوئی کمی نہ ہوگی اور جس نے گمراہی کی طرف بلایا تو اس پر ایسا ہی گناہ ہے جیسا کرنے والے پر ،اور اس کے گناہ میں کوئی کمی نہ ہوگی "مسلم

اسلام کی پکار


آج کے زمانے میں مسلمان اگر امت مسلمہ کی کربناک حالت پر نظر ڈالیں تو پھر راسخ العقیدہ مسلمان کا دل ضرور پریشان ہوگا او ر آنکھوں سے آنسو بہہ نکلیں گے ۔آج کے دور میں شریعت محمدی ﷺ مفقود ہے۔ حلال اور حرام کی تمیز ختم ہوچکی ہے۔ مسلمانوں میں خوف، بزدلی، کسالت اور سستی نے اپنے پنجے گاڑدئیے ہیں وہ کفار جو مسلمانوں کے نام سننے سے کانپ اٹھٹے تھے آج وہی کافرمتحد ہوکر مسلمانوں سے جنگ کرکے ان پر اپنے کفری قوانین نافذ کر رہے ہیں۔ مسلمانوں کے اخلاق و تہذیب عادات اور ثقافت کواپنے پاؤں تلے روند ڈالاہے، ان کی املاک اورجائیدادیں لوٹ کر اپنے خزانے بھررہے ہیں۔ مسلمانوں کی عزت اورناموس پرہاتھ ڈالا۔ لیکن اتنے ظلم او ربربریت کے باوجود پھر بھی مسلمان غفلت کی نیند میں سوئے ہوئے ہیں اوران پرکفری طاقتیں مسلط ہیں۔اکثر مسلمان جہاد سے گھبراتے ہیں کچھ مسلمان ایسے ہیں جن کے دلوں میں جہاد کاجذبہ موجزن ہے اورہ اللہ جل جلالہ کے راستے میں قربانی دینے کیلئے میدان جہاد میں کود پڑے ہیں۔افسوس کی بات یہ ہے کہ اس خطرناک اور نازک وقت میں عوام تو کجابہت سے علماء حضرات بھی جہاد کرنے سے کتراتے ہیں۔یہاں تک کہ بعض شیخ القران اورشیخ الحدیث حضرات فتویٰ صادر کرتے ہیں کہ جہاد فرض کفایہ ہے، کچھ علماء حضرات کہتے ہیں کہ یہ جہاد صرف عراقی اور افغان عوام پرفرض ہے، کچھ کہتے ہیں کہ جہاد کیلئے امیر نہیں، کچھ کہتے ہیں کہ ساز وسامان نہیں، کچھ کہتے ہیں کہ ہجرت کے لیئے جگہ نہیں، بعض تبلیغ کیلئے سہ روزہ، چالیس دن، چہارماہ یا ایک سال لگادینے کو جہاد کہتے ہیں۔جہاد کے بارے میں جتنی قرانی آیتیں اوراحادیث نبویہ وارد ہوچکی ہیں ان سب کو اس بدعی تبلیغ پرچسپاں کرتے ہیں۔جہاد کو دین اور مسلمان امت کے لیئے نقصان دہ قرار دیتے ہیں او ر کہتے ہیں کہ اصل جہاد یہی تبلیغ کا کام ہے جو ہم ہی انجام دے رہے ہیں۔جہاد کے بارے میں جتنے نصوص ہیں ان سب میں تحریف کرکے تبلیغ کے لئے مختص کرتے ہیں۔یہ لوگ دراصل جہاد سے منکر ہیں اور کافروں کیلئے راستہ ہموار کر رہے ہیں۔ کفار کو یہ بتاتے ہیں کہ اسلام میں جہاد نہیں صرف تبلیغ میں وقت لگانا ہے جہاد کو نفرت کی نظر سے دیکھتے ہیں اور مجاہدین سے دشمنی کرتے ہیں، اگر کہیں مجاہد ین کفار پرحملہ کردیں اور انہیں نقصان پہنچائیں تو یہ حضرات کفار کے ان نقصانات پر ناراض اور خفا ہوجاتے ہیں۔ کچھ لوگ اپنے آپ کو عاشقان رسول کہتے ہیں لیکن یہ بھی جہاد کو اچھا نہیں سمجھتے۔ صرف چند باتوں کو اپنی زندگی کا مقصد بناکر اسے دین تصور کرتے ہیں۔حقیقت یہ ہے کہ یہ لوگ جوبھی کہتے ہیں در اصل یہ جہاد سے منہ موڑنے کیلئے بہانہ اور حیلہ سازی ہے اصل حقیقت یہ ہے کہ جہاد پوری امت مسلمہ پرفرض عین ہے اور جس نے بھی کلمہ شہادتین کااقرارکیا ہے اس پرجہاد فرض عین ہوچکاہے، اس میں عورت، مرد، عالم، جاہل، مسلح اور غیر مسلح سب کے سب شامل ہیں اور سب پر یکساں جہادفرض ہوچکاہے، انہیں چاہیے کہ امریکہ، اس کے اتحادی اوران کے نام نہاد مسلم حکمرانوں کے خلاف جہاد جاری رکھیں۔

شرعی جہاداورجہاد کی فرضیت :کفرکے خلاف اپنی طاقت کے مطابق زبان، ہاتھ اور مال سے جہاد کرنا۔

anjam ki ahmiyat

Monday, February 28, 2011

Allah toba ...........

Basant ka Matam -by Arshad Mahmood



Basant (Jashn-e-Baharaan) in Pakistan

The festival is limited in its celebrations in Pakistan. Instead, the celebrations of spring known as ‘Jashn-e-baharaan’ in Urdu, are carried on in the entire country for almost a month. Basant, in particular, is celebrated in eastern Punjab especially Lahore. Lahore being the historic capital of Punjab celebrates Basant with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm. Although traditionally it was a festival confined to the old-walled city it has spread all through out the city. Other cities in which Basant is mainly celebrated are Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum,Kasur,Sialkot and Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
Basant is celebrated with great joy in Lahore, and the truth behind the Basant ruling is the religious clerics’ hatred of the festivity, as an article published in the ‘Express Tribune’ a Pakistani Newspaper states:

The Basant prohibition has been explained officially in terms of foul play by kite flyers who use metallic wire or coat their twine with such preparations that it becomes fatal for the people in the streets who happen to get it on their throats.
But the real reason is the clerics’ hatred of the festivity. They campaigned against it calling it a Hindu festival and a pagan ritual. The Muslims, they insisted, must be barred from it. It was on account of this campaign that the prohibition was proclaimed.
Hindus revere and worship everything in nature. To them, the stars, the planets, the rivers, the mountains, the trees, the birds all reveal some aspect or attribute of some god or goddess. But should this give them a monopoly on nature’s bounties? Don’t we benefit from the natural phenomena? Why should their behaviour bar us from our joys?
The Hindu Basant Panchumi involves certain acts of worship. For the Muslims the Basant festival was started by Nizamuddin Aulia. Amir Khusrau, the story goes, was on his way to visit his spiritual mentor when he noticed mustard fields in full blossom. He also saw a lot of people wearing the colour: women in yellow saris, men in yellow turbans.
The scene inspired the poet in him. He plucked a branch carrying several mustard flowers and placed it in his turban. He also came up with a verse invoking the spring showers to demand flowers and wine.
Nizamuddin, for his part, had for months looked dejected following the death of his favourite nephew. He had stopped listening to music and had not been seen smiling in a while. The verse brought a smile to his face. Noticing the flowers Khusrau was carrying in his turban, he demanded an explanation. Told that the people were celebrating the advent of spring, he instructed his followers to do likewise. The little hint from Sultan Ji opened the doors for Delhi’s Muslims.
The festival became so popular with Delhi’s Muslim population that it came to be regarded as their representative celebration. It was particularly associated with the city’s sufi shrines. And it was no longer a one-day affair; it went on for weeks.
Flowers were offered at the Qadam Sharif on the first day of the month and perfumed water sprinkled. Sweets were distributed and samaa sessions held. The next morning, people wearing the mustard yellow would visit the shrine of Bakhtiar Kaki. In the evening lamps were lighted at the tomb of Chiragh Delhi. On the third day the festival would arrive at the shrine of Nizamuddin where a samaa session was also held.
The forth evening was dedicated to Shah Hassan Rasoolnuma. The fifth day everybody visited the shrine of Shah Turkmen. The sixth day ministers, courtiers and dignitaries visited the High Fort to greet the king. Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last king, a poet himself, came up with the verse that is still raga singers’ favourite for Basant recitals.
Eventually the festival grew into a month-long celebration. Separate days were now reserved for Basant offerings and celebrations at still more sufi shrines including the Haray Bharay Shah’s, the Sarwar Shaheed’s and the Bholu Shah’s.
By the year 1857, according to a researcher, Muslims in northern India in general and those in Delhi and Agra in particular, celebrated Basant with great fervour. Kite flying was a popular Basant activity in the Punjab. Kite flying at Basant in Lahore is thus nothing new or very recent. It has long been associated with the festival.
So, the authorities’ view of the festival is at a variance with our cultural history. Our sufi saints considered Basant permissible fun but our clerics and officials today see it as un-Islamic. How callous do they have to be to refuse to tolerate people enjoying themselves; to try and douse all occasions of joy?

Piddi ka shorba: Opportunists of the PPP – by Abbas Ather




Abbas Ather’s take on Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Raymond Davis case. Mr Ather also offers a detailed history of the PPP, its ideals, struggles and internal divisions as a context of recent developments. (Source: Express, 21,22, 26 Feb 2011)