Random Thoughts – 96

The Sovereign… The Holy… The Source of Safety… The Giver of Peace… The Guardian…. The Almighty…. The Enforcer of His Decree… And The Ever Supreme…
 
 
Of seven colours of rainbow,
And six directions,
Of five senses,
And four seasons,
Of three times of day,
And two worlds..
There is none but One God… 
Allah.
 
Who we see taking care of
The day and night
The sun and moon and stars and galaxies…
 
Who we know taking account of  
All that exists
Including us and our family
And our friends
And our country….
 
Who we feel listening to and accepting
Our prayers
And our apprehensions
And our expectations….
 
Who we sense taking stock of 
Our feelings
And our wishes
And our tasks……..
 
Who we thank blessing us with of 
Our eyes and ears and hearts
And our strengths
And the ability to thank Him….
 
Who we adore rewarding us with
Our elders
And our near and dears ones
And our teachers…
 
Who we find as a care-taker in
The hugs of our parents
And in the words of our mentors
And in the example of our Prophets (AS) and Saints…
 
Who we recognize in
Our times of need
And our periods of grief
And our moments of happiness….
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Random Thoughts – 95

Silence is golden…

They say, do not speak if you cannot improve the silence.

They are very right.

We live in a world where people speak to be heard, to be appreciated, to be acknowledged, to be applauded for their humour / satire / information / updated data / religious ritualistic info / cultural knack / social value / argumentative or debating capacity… It’s where people want to stay in limelight, want to stand out, want to be given value, status and respect for their talk and words….

However, the test of talk comes when stress is induced in the form of jaabir sultans, where we have to say kalma e haq. The moment of truth comes when we have to defy odds to speak what is just and true.

That is the time to speak up.

Random Thoughts – 94

They say, ‘the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war…’

We are always in a state of war….ready, steady… Always preparing, always looking up to it. From Ghazwaat to Crusades to Colonialism to Cold War to Clash of Civilizations to New World Order, it’s not about war. It’a about something above that…

Well, war is always about a “way of life”…

One faction wants to keep their way of life; the other wants to impose theirs.

Call it sovereignty, territorial integrity, ghairat, sanctity of motherland, political objectives, acquisition of territory, economic goals, accumulation of credibility / reputation, restoration of prestige, annexation for more power, deterrence or even attainment of ‘peace’… 🙂 …. War has always been more than a survival instinct, and will always be more than just about fighting…

Way of life is what makes us ‘we’… Way of life is what differentiates us… Way of life is what we call culture, civilization, school-of-thought and Deen. It comes into existence when the thoughts, words, acts, attitudes, behaviours and character match-up, combine and affect.

Ever wonder, why we always listened and wrote and explained Islam as a “way of life”… 🙂 … Because in the end, it will only be about two groups. Black…..and white. There would be no grey. Grey is in fact the new black.

Allah help us to be on right side of history. Aameen.

 

Meaning of “Way of life” by Collins: “The behaviour and habits that are typical of a particular person or group, or that are chosen by them.”

Random Thoughts – 93

Qualification is what we get from schools and colleges….

Education is what we get from our home, teachers and mentors….

Knowledge is what we get from sources of information, experiences and attitudes….

Learning is what we get from our mistakes / behaviours and pitfalls that we find in our life’s path….

Wisdom is what Allah blesses us with……given we act to deserve it….

Random Thoughts – 92

جوڑ

وہ پوائنٹ ہے، جہاں مضبوطی ضروری ہے۔

کیونکہ، جوڑ والے مقام سے ہی توڑا جاتا ہے۔ وہیں پر جنگ میں حملہ کیا جاتا ہے۔ لائنز آف کمیونیکیشن۔ کونیکٹیویٹی۔ کوہیژن۔

جوڑ والی جگہ سے ہی اُدھیڑا جاتا ہے۔ وہیں سے دوبارہ سیا بھی جاتا ہے۔

کسی چیز کا جوڑ  والا پوائنٹ ہی اسکی سٹرینتھ کو ڈیفائن کرتا ہے۔

جوڑ ، کیونکہ سب سے مضبوط ہوتا ہے، اسی لئے سب سے نازک بھی۔

جوڑ سے ہی، علیحدہ  بھی کیا جاتا ہے۔۔

انسانی ٹرمز میں، جوڑ رِشتے ہیں، ناطے ہیں، دوستیاں ہیں، محبت ہے۔

جوڑ کو جوڑنے میں ہی آسانی، بھلائی اور فلاح ہے۔

جوڑے رہیئے۔ جُڑے رہیئے۔

Random Thoughts – 91

ہماری “اشرافیہ” کے بعد اب ایک مزید طبقہ میدان میں آ گیا ہے۔۔۔

 …. اِس طبقے کی کچھ نُمایاں خصوصیات ہیں

اول: یہ اشرافیہ کا وکیل، حدی خواں اور ڈیفینڈر ہے۔

دوم: اس کے خیال میں سب مسائل کا حل ایک ہی ہے، یعنی تمام مسائل کی جڑ ایک ہی ہے۔ اور وہ ہیں: سیاست دان۔

سوم:  اس طبقے کے خیال میں اس کے اراکین سے زیادہ وطن کا وفادار، دین کا سمجھ دار، ملت کا پرستار اور کوئ نہیں۔

 چہارم: اس کی اشرافیہ کی ڈیفینیشن بھی مختلف ہے۔۔ یہ اشرافیہ کو لُغوی معنوں میں شمار کرتا ہے۔

 😄 جبکہ، عام لوگ لَغوی معنوں میں

 

اختر عباس اور افشاں مصعب کے آرٹیکلز اس ایشو پر روشنی ڈالتے ہیں۔

http://www.afshanmasab.blogspot.com/2017/09/blog-post_30.html

http://www.dawnnews.tv/news/1066838/jamhuriat-aik-laadli-dulhan-akhtar-abbas

 

 

 

 

Random Thoughts – 90

Happy is the one who is blessed with eemaan.

Happiness, contrary to popular belief, is neither an innate feeling, nor lies on external locus of control…

Happiness is a matter of blessing by God. It lets us gets freed from predispositions, apprehensions and consumptions of time and space. It is the opposite of insecurity….

 

“Unquestionably, [for] the allies of Allah there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.”  (Soorah Al-Yunus – 62)