Its definitely the time to rewind. With extra exposure to technology our lives have also involuntarily and recently been extra exposed. Its true facebook created quite a havoc sometimes back but today whatsApp is proving more privy and a nuisance to many.
Added features of voice messages, and now the click and send option has taken its toll on many parents whose children while fiddling with the cell phones are sending voice messages and personal pictures to an entire group of 40! (Rest assured there are many irritated sects which are already very irritated of the whatsApp disease)
Similarly the feeling of being always approachable no matter where without incurring a dime causes unnecessary messages to be sent by various senders which is again a constant source of irritation.
Also I feel all professional communication should be done on a professional platform in the professional working hours and whatsApp shouldnt in no way be used for professional communication. Its seems against the decorum of discipline, time and then timely management of tasks.
However having said all that, I reserve my comments and intend to share my opinion only.
I have always been in love with Imran Khan! When I was a teenager and hopped from one crush to another– Imran Khan, Sylvester Stallone (courtesy Cliff Hanger) and Rahat Kazmi (courtesy Dhoop Kinaray)remained my consistent loves! (Teenagers are capable of equally and fairly swooning over multiple heart throbs!)
My friends always knew what a big fan I was and always passed comments about his infamous love life and playboy tendencies! A friend of mine had a thick book-a pictorial biography of Imran Khan-and every time I went to her house I pored over the kaleidoscope of images and sighed, mooning over Imran in his cricket whites, or Imran looking like such a dashing gentleman in a suit, or Imran in a candid moment with his family. His aristocratic features; those crinkles near his deep set eyes; the unruly Byronian locks of hair—that inimitable cross of uniqueness which came from his brooding Pathan genes and refined Oxford breeding! What was there not to love for a girl of 13!
When he led the Pakistan Cricket team to win the 1992 cricket world cup and lifted that crystal trophy, I was ecstatic. I saw his face break into a genuine smile– a smile of unabashed joy-very unlike his usually restrained expressions- when he lifted his arms in triumph and hugged Miandad. I spent years vehemently defending his victory speech –which was anticlimatic—to my friends!
His focused efforts for the Shaukat Khamun Hospital, which paid homage to his mother, were a ray of hope for those who couldn’t go abroad for cancer treatment. Later when my mother suffered from the disease herself, my admiration for him and his venture multiplied. When I look back I faintly remember his visit to my school to collect donations for the hospital, but then I was but a mere child and still not in love with him yet! I recall I had managed to sell coupons and win an Imran’s Tigers Badge! In hindsight, it made me gleeful to know that I ‘had’ seen him in person!
Needless to say my name was on the list of heart broken females when he married Jemima and was even more miserable when he was separated from her years later.
When Imran entered politics by forming his party Pakistan Tehrike Insaaf, I, like many others wondered why he wanted to get his hands dirty in the messy, gory game of politics. After all, Imran Khan had everything! Fame, fortune and a purpose! But that in itself speaks for his genuineness! He believed he could make a difference; he believed in justice and he believed that his country deserved a change!
Today, after 18 years of struggling consistently and relentlessly in the political arena, Imran Khan has become a political force to be reckoned with! His voice calls to you and me-average Pakistanis-who wish for a better life. Average educated Pakistanis who truly want the freedom their ancestors fought for 67 years earlier. Average Pakistanis who are not industrialists or jagirdaars! Average Pakistanis who do not want to believe that going abroad might be our only option for a better quality of life where we will not have to struggle for the basic necessities of life and survival.
I do not know whether Imran Khan is our answer to a better Pakistan! Yes, he is politically still a novice! Yes, I voted for him in the 2013 elections. But I do know that the options we have as political leaders stand nowhere near the commitment Imran promises! These leaders have been tried, tested and have failed us. Time and again!
Here’s to Imran-may his streak of success in the cricket field also follow him into the political field and may he make our nation proud yet again! May he be the reason we may some day be proud to be Pakistanis!
I could see every thread of vein in my pink eye. A headache and shoulder pain accompanied the adverse effects of a tiring day. I tried as usual to shut my eye but all in vain when Ali Asghar came and started banging on my door and without a trace of mercy ordered his injured mom to get up and take him for swimming…
Absurd was the thought to me at once but I mustered up some courage cause I knew if I didnt take him, all hell will break lose in the house with spilled water, painted glasses, hight pitched television, and every five minutes escape from the house in search of cycling friends. So smart was the decision to take him to Gymkhana and let the pool there take care of the little brat on the lose.
When I reached there, I was much thankful for the right decision when the beauty of the weather took a therepautic effect on my aches and sheer dullnesses.
The wind and the few windy showers was simply the best thing that could happen to anyone’s nerves. It was a typical perfect weather of Karachi we all love, and guess what… I even motivated myself to take a stroll around the walking track. The trees formed a beautiful outline on the sky while people around played cricket and absorbed every moment of the ecstatic weather today.
Well as they say, “All’s well that ends well”
Feeling much better,
Gone are the days when celebration was anticipative in the citizens of the country on 14th of August. Since the last few years either its anticipation of a huge melo-drama by one or more of the segregated flagged representing hooligans of the state to give their poorly fixed performance in front of the entire state or its just another act, another poor joke or just another of the party stunt poorly played costing lives and scarce treasures of the nation.
Nevertheless we get what we need. Some poor mislead souls get their ray of hope, some financial bargains for their active participation while some thoroughly entertain themselves with the sensational lines and dialogues viewed on national television.
Well good for us! Atleast we have something to do, something to ponder over and now especially with additionally longer meaningless non working days contributing to the national economy, doing wonders to the welfare of the state; we are definitely glued and busy this independence day!
So, hopeful we are and will always be for thats the best we could do… sit at our homes near our television sets and hope for the best…
So, this is to another year of survival amongst the fittest :D
YES, We truly made it again!
Happy Independence Day!
I had been asked quite a few times to write about the multiple cuisines and snacks of Karachi but honestly I waited to come across something absolutely pleasurable and tummylicious that would motivate me to do so.
Today was one of the days when I savoured every bite of the dessert that was served to us at Cafe Aylanto.
Usually me and my husband have no appetite for desserts but today we were just in the ‘Celebrating Independence mode’ and hence we ordered ‘Warm Apple Pie with Cinammon Ice-cream”.
It was a while we had to wait but it was a wait that was definitely worth for!
The pie was absolutely freshly baked and looked like a cabin in which lay a bed of caramalised apples with the base immaculately done.
Our spoons just simply melted into the perfectly baked pie while we savored the entire dish discussing its intricate details and lavish finesse.
The warm apple pie with cinammon ice cream at Cafe Aylanto was definitely amongst the top 3 desserts I have ever enjoyed !
That was a real sweet treat!
Yesterday when I took my daughter for her Hifz class I was introduced to her Musaid. She’s a girl–a young petite mother– whom I had taught briefly in MSB some 10 years ago. I felt humbled. And awed!
I experienced this awe this Shehrullah too when the Hifz program was in full swing. When the clock struck 9:30 people surged into the sehan in Yusufi masjid. The air was alive with the most beloved sound-the divine melody of the recitation of Quran-e-Majeed. Some listened to the recitation on their mobiles; others memorized it from their Quran with their Musaid’s help; some roamed the sehan their eyes closed in concentration. Majority of the group leaders and facilitators in the program were young students of Jamea, Karachi; many ex-students of MSB.
It filled my heart with awe. Pride! These young boys and girls, so refined, so sure of themselves, yet so respectful, were now teaching elders. Teaching people like me who had once been in a position to teach them.
My own Musaid was a young soft-spoken girl in her teens who listened to me patiently and motivated me enough to let me participate me in the Maqraat at the end of Shehrullah. She always had a kind word or encouraging phrase; the right tip or advice to give me. In a matter of a week she had prepared me enough to memorize till La Uqsimo–a feat I never thought I would accomplish and that too in an action-packed month like Shehrullah!
This is the wonder and uniqueness of this Burhani-Saifi Era–when our young have been fashioned into role models not just for their own generation or peers but for their elders.
Amate Syedna TUS
Thanks to the media, today’s image of a so-called strong woman has been thoroughly stereo-typed. A strong woman is usually imagined as a fierce professional who has made her way up the corporate or professional ladder in this male dominated society and on this climb she has stamped out her femininity and gentle streak to prove that she too can conquer. She wrestles to become professionally competent and competitive with their male counterparts.
I have always been an ambitious person by nature and my writing profession had always been leading my priority list. It comes just after my faith and family.
Mufaddal Maulas Tus bayan reminding women of their intrinsic and basic role was an eye opener for me. The emphasis on making rotis; nurturing the children; being considerate of her partner’s likes and family’s preferences made me reassess my priorities.
I had the opportunity to discuss this with a good and wise elder friend.
“Is being a professional a bad thing for a woman?” I asked her, genuinely confused.
She explained to me that Maula tus is telling us the need of the times. We are living in an age where women are climbing the ladder to professional success at the cost of their marital and familial well being.
The family remains the core unit of the society. And the woman of the house is at the heart of it. But if the woman does not see to her basic duties of taking care of her young and being a sound and loyal companion to her spouse seriously, then she is letting the family fly off-tangent. Consequently, the entire society falters.
This is the reason why the West is resplendent with examples of broken homes and disturbed children .
Mufaddal Maula tus looks to empower women by reminding her of her core role. He TUS encourages entrepreneurship in women so they may use their time constructively by honing their skills to earn a living and contributing to the economic welfare of her family in these trying times.
This is the need of the time– a time when people are losing their basic moral values; when cultural values are being shaken from their very foundation due to the twisted images of women we are constantly being bombarded with through the media, in books and magazines. Here are times when vulgarity has been accepted as being open-minded and one holds onto their beliefs and virtues in fear of being labelled ‘conservative’ and ‘narrow minded’!
A complete woman equals a strong woman who gracefully manages the responsibility of her home and her family as well as feels fulfilled by pursuing her interests.
For many young women it is easy to get swept away when they see female friends around them compromising on their personal relationships due to the headiness which comes with succeeding professionally. Many a times women are taken for granted in the homes while in the work place they may be praised for their skills and endeavours. They feel they are given their due place in that foreign environ.
Here is where the men of the family come into the picture. They must make a conscious effort to appreciate their wives, sisters and daughters for the heart and soul they put in every single day into every single chore. May it be making a cup of tea for the whole family even when they crave to be served one themselves, or making a stack of rotis for the family even when they are exhausted after a grueling session of making the children do their homework; or putting a smile on their face entertaining guests even when they know they have a flooded inbox with a queue of deadlines which will have to meet by burning the midnight oil.
The appreciation may not be in words but in a smile or a kind nod. For a woman-a smile on her loved ones faces is praise enough!
A woman of strength is a woman who gracefully juggles it all–she is a multitasker! She refuses to compromise on anything and she has her priorities right! She knows what is urgent and what is important and her mind is constantly filing and sorting and sifting out details of what needs to be done next and in how much time! She is a true momina-ever ready to do her Maula’s TUS bidding, with a heart as soft as wax and a mind as alert as a night watchman’s!
Amate Syedna TUS
Recently I had an experience of rephrasing a document on medicine. It was a detailed one offering a huge learning paradigm for me and also reinforced some of my learnt concepts about depression and its therepautic treatment.
Depression in the world of science is a disturb in the chemical balance of serontin levels. A list of medicine exists in the market for balancing them. Unfortunately these medicines specifically like Xanax, Alp and Loxotonil are counted amongst the drugs most used and abused. Due to the initial and continuous use of it, addiction becomes inevitable and to waiver off its effect when trying to rid off the physiological system becomes very challenging, many times resulting in relapse if handled carelessly.
If there is one thing that does wonders to effectively manage your serontin levels is hi energy rigorous exercises. The process requires a lot of will power but if you really want to do it naturally without medical help, you ought to be dedicated. There is a marked decrease in the level of anxiety or depression even after 20 minutes of rigorous workout.
So, even if on medications or trying to avoid it, the moment you realize you are getting into the mode, get on your feet and run, run your way away from it. Dont let it get you…
& Yes the brain could be handled that way…
The exquisite process of kneading the dough, forming small balls and then forming perfect round shaped rotis after baking them on the stove is a unique art of which was celebrated by momineen internationally specially this Eid ul Fitr.
Maula Aali Qadr TUS has always stressed on the importance of roti making and regarded it as a highly respected and lovely household chore. In the world of today when roti making was getting either obsolete or a job of the elderly or maids, Maula TUS revolutionized the concept of roti making and paved a beautiful path for momineen motivating them to indulge in it.
Naming it as “Mohabbat ni roti” Maula TUS stressed how a simple act of making roti from the hand and then feeding one’s own family, relatives and neighbours could unite distant hearts and bring them closer and fonder.
Aali Qadr Maula TUS, this Eid spread the universal and beautiful message of love and respect for eachother especially amongst family, relatives and neighbors. This Eid it was Maula’s TUS wish that we celebrate Eid by visiting each other and gift roti as a token of celebration.
Hence we did, many of us did gift rotis. Some did beautiful packings and some made unique styled rotis fit for the festivities of Eid. Initially it was thought, how a roti could be gifted, but once done; the realization and vision of Maula TUS was crystal clear…
May the 53rd Dai who taught us to make ‘mohabbat ni roti’ stay in health and prosperity till the last grain of food is consumed in the world. Ameen!
Celebrating love, concern and respect this Eid…
Amate Syedna TUS,
I sometimes wonder if it is every pain that I view from the same lens or it is just the same constant lingering vacuum in my heart that overshadows every definition of hurt, absence or my feeling of loneliness.
Yes, I wander… I wander in alleys without limitation of time, place or energy. For the spirit knows no bounds…hence I know no limits.
Love and life, the two great powers coexist, but only the interdependency of both is what makes sense. I for one like all is a victim of this imbalance of nature, but I guess life is all about it. The most difficult and challenging of the tests are when tested on this fine balance of these powers.
Yes I am wandering, searching for undefined questions, their answers and then their reasons. There is much to say, but must remain unsaid…
Lost & Lost,
Shehzada Idris Bhaisaheb aptly quoted when he said, “Time asks for your permission Maula whether it should carry on or pause…” Definitely for the pace, the innumerable and humanly challenging tasks Maula TUS aims and attains in a day really makes us wonder about the movement of every tick and tock. It seems Maula TUS has every tick and tock measured or vice versa every tick and tock measures Maula’s TUS pace and strives to befit its duty and service by its submission.
Indeed! when Muqaddas Tahir Saifuddin Maula RA quoted about Burhanuddin Maula RA that “Wealth lies under Burhanuddin’s feet” so amongst the treasures of different wealths, one of the greatest was Maula Aali Qadr TUS. He is indeed a reflection of all the jewels of wealth of the Dawat of Imam Zaman.
Indeed! when Maula Burhanuddin RA blessed us with His dua, “Khuda ghani barakat apay” so again amongst the precious jewels of prayers he blessed us also with the prayer that may we be wealthy enough of time, prayers, deeds and knowledge to be able to cope up with His extraordinary wealth of Aali Qadr TUS. For Aali Qadr Maula TUS is a rare jewel of Aali Qadr amongst the treasures of Imam uz Zaman.
Indeed! Every sight, every salami and every prayer is a mystical one leaving us breathless and in awe of the majesty in view. Caring and preparing as a father would, Maula TUS holds every momin’s hands, understands as a mother does and keeps striving to cleanse our spirit and prepare our souls for the final journey ahead.
May Maula continue with the same strength and pace in the Khidmat of Imam uz Zaman till the day the world and time moves on…
Amate Syedna TUS,
Being a student of Ibtedaiyyah, Ali Asghar also was to make a greeting card for Maula Aali Qadr TUS on His Milad. But, the truth is he watched and glued the idea his mother gave on a yellow half of A4 sized chart paper.
With an image of Gulistan i.e. a garden of dawat, lush green with fresh flowers we made the insignia of the 71st Milad of Maulana Muffadal Saifuddin TUS. Red flowers on a yellow chart paper with green leaves gave a very nice contrast. An attractive choice for a child.
Inside we wrote this bait:
Keri dido aa dawat nu chaman phal phool se abaad;
Pilavi ilm na paani ghano jeevo, ghano jeevo… Ameen
Thanks to all the children who sent me the above cards. I will always look forward to more uploads. Just email me your card with name on firstname.lastname@example.org
May we all celebrate Maula’s TUS Milad year after after year with muliplying zeal and enthusiasm till the day the notion of birth remains in the world… Ameen!
Amate Syedna TUS,
Indeed time is an entity which continues without halt. Try we may but we couldn’t hold time for any reason. To halt it and treasure it for a lifetime is what every momin of Karachi wished today. But, alas! We surrendered and let our dear Maula TUS leave us for Mumbai today. Today the 17th of Shehrullah il Moazzam, Maula Aali Qadr TUS bid adieu to the momineen of Karachi after a stay of 7 days in Karachi-Pakistan. From the young to the old every momin from the nook and cranny of the country was gathered today at the Yousufi Masjid to catch a one last glimpse of their 53rd Dai ul Mutlaq who is the representative of Imam uz Zaman in the world.
The Fajr namaz was as per the ritual offered at the Adam Masjid , while zohr and asr was prayed in the Tahiri Masjid. Yousufi Mohallah got the fortune of the farewell of Maula TUS along with the magrib and isha namaz. The sullenness in the environment was evident for every heart was heavy with the farewell that was set ahead. Nevertheless taking pride in the fortune of our fates; we with much contentment and peace let our dear father leave us for Mumbai today.
May Maula TUS visit Karachi and bless us time and again, and may He stay in health in the cool shade of Raudhat Tahera till the very last day.
Amate Syedna TUS,
We started with anticipation; and continued with bliss and contentment of the unlimited blessings showered on us each day. It was just when we thought our days of Eid were about to end, we were given a surprise which was the most pleasant one ever fathomed by the momineen of Karachi. Yes, Maula TUS postponed His plan of departure to Mumbai, yes Maula TUS plans to continue to stay with the momineen of Karachi some more, and yes Maula plans to bless each one of us till our vessels can take no more. Not that we are already over flowing with the hasanaats of Maula TUS, but indeed we all crave for more, reel for more and beg for more…
Today the 17mi raat and 16th day of the month of Shehrullah il Moazzam was marked with the memories of Burhanuddin Maula TUS, so along with the gloom the 17mi raat, the night become a night of celebration for the momineen of Karachi. The day started with the Fajr namaz at Adam Mohallah with thousands of people lined up for deedar and prayers in the early hours of the morning.
The students of MSB-Institute Karachi and Al-Jamea tus Saifiya got the sharaf of deedar at the Burhani Mahal along with a colourful display of cards and various projects. The team of nazafat also got the same blessing of Maula TUS today after Fajr namaz at the Burhani Mahal. The zohar and asar was held at the Hasani Masjid, Clifton especially for the Hassani and Hussaini Mohallah momineen.
The 17mi raat washek was prayed at the grand and festively decorated Taheri Masjid, Saddar. The masjid along with sehan and jamaat khana, stretching to the roads in the vicinity; were packed with momineen wishful for deedar and namaz with Maula TUS.
With pearls of dua, each momin returned wealthy and content with the countless blessings rewarded by our Maula TUS today in the majestical night of Shehrullah il Moazzam.
Indeed heaven is where our Maula TUS resides, May the citizens of Karachi enjoy the bounties of the haqiqi heaven time and again and May Allah bless our Maula TUS a life of utmost health to fulfil our vessels with countless barakaaats till the judgement day.
Amate Syedna TUS,
It was rightly quoted, “For the momineen of Karachi every day is Eid and every night Lailatul Qadr.”Today the 15th of Shehrullah il Moazzam held indeed a unique site at the Yousufi mohallah. The garden of Dawat e Hadya in the Yousufi Mohallah was decorated with the young children of the madrasas. Along with young children aspiring for Hifz there were the elder ones who with effort for seeking the happiness of their Maula TUS were doing the same. The elderly and ill were accommodated with special seating for the nazar and shifa of Maula TUS. Hence along with the wajaybaat bethak the overall surroundings of the mohallah was lush with the young and the old wearing colourful badges and holding different banners.
Fajr namaz were held at the Saleh Mohallah today while the magrib-isha was convened in the main Tahiri Masjid. Along with the countless blessings offered by Maula TUS for the health and wealth of the body and soul of the momineen, today the iftaar jaman was also Maula’s award for the citizens of Karachi-Pakistan.
Along with the climate of Eid, tonight every heart ached, every eye was misty for it was the 16mi raat. Just 6 months back we lost our Maula Mansur ul Yemen RA to the bitter reality of this mortal life. However the truth holds firm and beyond doubt that the presence of the Maula Mansur ul Yemen RA is avidly and prominently felt in Maula Aqeequl Yemen TUS. After the magrib isha prayers the Tahiri Masjid resonated with the call of “Madad Madad Madad…” reminiscing and refreshing every wound of the eternal loss.
It is our humble prayer that may Maula Aqeequl Yemen TUS keep feeding our body and souls with hasanaats and barakaats till the day the last morsel of food and the last word of prayer remains in this world. Ameen!
Amate Syedna TUS,
To estimate the fortune of the people for whom the Dai ul Mutlaq with assurance promises the noor apparent in them and their children, can’t be measured. To make them synonymous with gold and its haqeeqat is indeed a privilege. It is nothing but the graciousness of the Haq na Dai that He TUS bestows us with such generous compliments and love. The citizens of Karachi- Pakistan today held a lot to be proud of.
Today the significance of the 14th of Shehrullah il Moazzam’s was multiplied for it rested on a Friday. Aali Qadr Maula TUS recollected the pearls of memories of the fateful Friday which occurred just six months back. Indeed Maula Aali Qadr TUS blessed the momineen of Karachi in so much detail and precision that Maula Burhanuddin RA must be proud of the glorious heritage of His RA who He left amongst us. Fortunate were the ears which enlightened themselves with the glorious sentiments, love and attachment reflected in every word of their Maula TUS. Such was the waaz which was relayed from the Tahiri Masjid to all Masajids of Pakistan.
Adam Masjid was blessed with the Fajr namaz again for the fourth day in row. It was the fourth day that the Dai of Imam Zainul Abideen AS blessed the Adam Masjid with the recitation of the dua of Imam AS leaving every heart moved and every eye wet. Again the magrib isha namaz was held in the Taheri Masjid.
Recognizing every momin, pointing to every detail, calculating every moment, paying a supportive heed to each call and all the while ensuring a smile, an understanding and recognition to every emotion of momineen are clearly reflected in the amount of time Maula TUS spends while walking through the thousands of momineen gathered for a glimpse of the Haq na Dai TUS.
Extraordinary are the efforts of the khidmat guzars and especially Burhani Guards who lift the wooden blocks of the stage and set them perfectly in every namaz making it possible for the momineen to get the best sharaf of deedar.
It is our eternal prayer that may Our Maula TUS remain in health amongst us for turning our souls into gold till the end of time. Ameen!
Amate Syedna TUS,
To acknowledge every call of “Maula Maula!”, to offer a nod, a smile and an assurance that lifts a lumber of a lifetime is exactly what Maula Aali Qadr TUS ceaselessly without a hint of tiredness is offering to the citizens of Karachi-Pakistan. Every step of Maula TUS answers innumerable calls of prayer, requests for health and gestures of love for the little babies and children.
The beautiful deedar bridge in the Taheri Masjid reflects the extraordinary effort put by the Burhani Guards Trust justifying the exquisite beauty of the mosque itself. The Deedar Bridge is a definite call of the masses of momineen who spend hours in lines and on the road for just a glimpse of the Dai ul Mutlaq,Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin TUS who is the perfect silhouette and the true heritage 52ND Dai Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA.
Today i.e. the 13th of Sherullah il Moazzam, the tradition of Fajr namaz in the Adam Masjid continued while the vicinity of Hyderi which boasts as the highest populated locality of Dawoodi Bohras in Karachi was blessed with the wajaybaat bethak and prayers of zohar and asr namaz in the Husami Masjid.
Al Jamea tus Saifiyah Karachi was blessed with the Magrib Isha namaz in the Fatimi Masjid. Jamea Saifiya in the holy month of Shehrullah il Moazzam rejuvenated with the grace and presence of the Haq na Dai, reminiscing the memories of Burhanuddin Maula RA and His quote that “ Jamea tu mari zaat che”. The call of Mansoor ul Yemen RA echoed while the Aqeequl Yemen TUS gave his salami to the thousands of momineen witnessing the history made today in the realms of Ilm and Adab.
May Maula Aali Qadr TUS keep showering us and our generations with the eternal blessings, in health and prosperity till the call of Maula remains in the world. Ameen!
Amate Syedna TUS,
They say parched tongues and empty stomachs could cause a lot of demoralization in activity and performance but then when the word love acts as the force of gravity, then man and his will power knows no bounds. No bounds of time, energy, climate or physical limitations. This divine power of love encapsulates in itself the drive, the will power required to attain the unachievable and the ability to materialize the impossible.
Starting the day with Aali Qadr Maula TUS with fajr namaz in Adam Masjid seems like a fantasy that comes true every day. After namaz the day later stretched with the mominaat bethak which seemed physically taxing initially due to the mass of people queued in lines, but the bounties received justified every parched tongue, every sweat of the brow and every effort made. It is undoubtedly the mere glimpse of the Dai uz Zaman TUS which lifted every burden and weariness off our shoulders sending us in a reverie of complete peace and blessings.
The Bethaks took place in the Taheri Masjid whose grandeur needs no explanation of any kind. It’s one of the most beautiful mosques of the Fatimid designs and architecture and momineen today got the sharaf of zohar, asar, magrib and isha in the Taheri Masjid along with the two absolutely miraculous bethaks blessing atleast around 8000 mominaat.
What baffles us momineen is the nazar of rehmat of Maula TUS on each and every momin. The nazar that promises solace, peace and comfort, healing every heart and every soul. The amount of time Maula TUS bestows to momineen, blessing them and then responding to them equally is humanly not only difficult but impossible for the time; which try it may cannot offer such leeway and unfold so naturally to any living person on the planet.
Each day enriches us momineen of Karachi more than the last one. The ability to thank continues to belittle the bounties received. We are at a loss of diction to justify the enormity of gratitude we feel; for every gift His Highness TUS has graced on us leaves us in tears of joy and gratefulness.
With these tears glistening in our eyes and heart filled with love we pray for health and prosperity of Our Maula TUS till the day the call of’ Maula’ continues to resonate on this planet. Ameen!
Amate Syedna TUS,
The first picture I received of Maula TUS was around midnight. The picture was an evident glimpse of the blessings the citizens of Karachi will be showered with for the upcoming days in the holy month of Shehrullah il Moazzam.
No doubt at the pace Maula TUS functions its only and solely divine powers which ensure the ability to meet sky rocketing agendas enriching momineen and their lives with ceaseless barakaats.
From the sharaf of deedar to prayers, wajaybaat bethaks to personal ziafats Maulas tranquility and serenity was mind baffling. With a constant smile on His TUS lab mubarak Maula kept on meeting all his planned agenda with heavenly powers and finesse.
Today the daska of Maghfirat initiated with the fajr namaz at the focal point of Karachi’s Masajids i.e. the Adam Masjid. The stage was set fit for the king’s welcome for certainly as Maula TUS stood on it and gave his salami even the angels must have bowed down in gratitude of the heartening divine sight.
Continuing with the wajaybaat baithak stretching till zawal, the grand Yousufi masjid was blessed with the zohar and asar namaz. Each and every moment seemed calculated and every objective was met with grace, quality and satisfaction.
& what to speak of the humility, modesty and ever comforting glance of our Maula TUS, one is just floored just by one look, just a single glance keeps us reeling for more and more…
The Burhani Masjid was bestowed the sharaf of magrib isha namaz today. Momineen from the nook and cranny of Karachi today amassed like fireflies to their Maula TUS shedding countless tears of thankfulness and gratitude for the pearls and treasure of hasanaats showered today, in just a single day on each and every momin of Karachi- Pakistan was exemplary and awesome.
Thanks especially to the Khidmat guzaars, Burhani Guards and other organizations of Karachi Jamaaat who made every single programme a successful, disciplined one.
With our limited ability and capacity of thankfulness; we can only pray that may Maula TUS continue to smile at us and our generations to come till the last day i.e. the day of judgement.
Lakho jaan si fida thaye jao…
Lakho shuker na sajda bajao!
Ahle wala e Karachi-Pakistan
(Amate Syedna TUS,
As I had said, its anticipation that is the word and not anxiety. Today the anticipation of this holy month has multiplied many folds for the announcement of the heavenly arrivals and the blessings of Allah has yet again been promised to the fortunate city of Karachi beyond any measurement, calculation or the capacity to comprehend.
All of us had been anticipating the ability to justify the holiness, godliness and significance of the month of Shehrullah il Moazzam, but none of us had ever anticipated that how lavishly we could be blessed…
How lavishly the fortunes of our fates would be apparent in the dark dusky world when our dreams will materialize, when we will witness the Dai of Imam uz Zaman, the mohibbat of Lail at ul Qadr, 53 rd Dai ul Mutlaq Maula Aali Qadr Muffadal Saifuddin TUS bless us with his nazar e rehmat and the salami which could make even the angels in heaven envious of the fate of the momineen in this world.
So I say anticipation it is while we count each and every moment till the day Maula TUS bestows his divine presence on the ever blessed land of Karachi. Yes, blessed we are for the Duat Mutlaqeen has definitely showered the momineen of Karachi time and again beyond their expectations and their limited realms of anticipation.
So while we anticipate for the ceasless bounties to be showered on us and the will to expand our little; but vessels of love to amass as much barakat as we could, let us all pray that may Allah grant our wish time and again and may generations after generations the momineen worldwide anticipate the arrival of Maula Aali Qadr TUS till the day the world remains to exist.
Mubarak to Ahle wala e Karachi-Pakistan!
Amate Syedna TUS,
“Mumma look…”, he must have repeated three times before I looked. I just kept on repeating, “Yes beta” without gazing down on what my boy intended to show. Finally giving in to an agitated call I looked at this:
The above is a simple picture of coloring the traffic lights, but since Ali Asghar wanted to reaffirm this fact from his mother that he was right, he wanted my attention. I dont know what got into me and I from my laze got active to participate with him. I told him to write his name in the book first:
& then he continued with me working through crosswords, mazes etc. and so in fifteen minutes we were done doing things which usually I tell him to do it and he declines.
The point of all this effort is that this definitely for me was an aha moment!, the moment of realization that we teach children when we want to teach inconsiderate of the notion that maybe if the child wants to learn or not. We do things suiting our timetable and comfort. I never realized if Ali Asghar really wanted to learn when I wanted to teach. Hence the chaos, the tussle and the melo drama…
Yesterday is exactly that happened, he called me thrice and I was in my own thing, busy. Then when I left all and decided to join him, I not only enjoyed how receptive he was but so keen he was to learn.
I have found myself complaining a lot that Ali Asghar doesnt want to study/work/learn and is always in a teasing naughty mood. I realized he is a child who likes to take things on his own pace and terms. He likes the practical element in everything. He learnt money handling quickly because he doesnt like to be confused while buying his Jiggly Jelly from the ice-cream man.
Similarly when I have created fake scenarios in which he gets an adrenalin rush, he is the quickest to learn. So to say he is the child who could be made to sit and memorize things is definitely not him. He needs creative people around who test their skills of innovative ways to teach him in a way that he thinks he is actually playing or having a nice time.
I tell you I am loving this newly discovered world of online shopping. Not only its accessible with the toy in our hands but also offers the variety of choice and precision. Ok will no longer be vague but this is how it goes…
Variety because you are offered a lot of choice, colors and designs in front of you from wherever you are sitting, standing, playing, eating, reading whenever, whatever! Just a simple handbag or earrings are clearly defined, price tagged with colors availability and what not. I guess these details would be missing even if we visited the stores. No wonder technology is today replacing the human resource, however ofcourse if you look for that human element and touch; online is not the place for you.
Secondly, there is transparency. Whatever the colors are, the styles and ofcourse the price, its visible and open for all. It creates greater competition in the online business. This ensures not only that what you offer is price wise competitive but also quality guaranteed. With a good maintenance of these factors customer base is not only increased but is sustained. This is a pre requisite which definitely the online businesses ensure for they are visible, followed and definitely much more vulnerable to the market.
I recently bought a watch which previously I wouldnt dare online. However I did make good use of one of the social mediums and did some shopping. Not only I was satisfied by the product but also the delivery. They were timely and even offered a free gift, instead of charging for the home delivery the made. Talk about delighting the customer!
I seem to have developed a good taste for this new facility as I am the first one who hates to go out for shopping and if that could be done online, then definitely I would be seen spending quite a fortune online… :p
I am having quite some fun, a lot actually oogling throught different pages, accessories etc comparing prices, colors and looking out for everything I might want !
hahhaha Hussain Sadri only for your health purposes: IGNORE the post ;)
They used to say “Shop till you drop”, well for now its more like
“Shop till your cell asks for a battery recharge”
A spoilt World wide web brat,
While wandering through the alleys of time, depending on the limits of human comprehension of the world, we the people, keep on stumbling through the various mysteries of life. While to seek and discover remain one of the choiciest ambitions of mankind, fate is one of the most sought on subject researched and discussed by the massess around the earth-ern planet.
Stumbling upon many things, pondering over their existance, inference and making logical connections to comprehend life, understand the meaning of our existance or to be in a better position to predict life is what we all do. Fate has been the cornerstone discussion in the most sophisticated of the groups to an every day life discussion. When a human mind gives up by accepting the ‘ever impossible things’ turning ‘very much possible’ and struggling to decipher by tracking back to better understand the turning or determining factor doesnt work out then man comfortably takes refuge in the word ‘fate’.
“That was written” or
“So, it was meant to be…” and limitless such adages we come across, sometimes unchecked due to the understood immunity to the discussion. So we all do meet people, circumstances, or events which do not have the remotest possibility of occurance but they do occur out of our wildest dreams and we do accept, jubilant and sometimes helpless to the call of what we human race; well take good refuge, in Fate.
Not anxiety but I guess anticipation is the right word. Anticipative is what I feel and I am sure so do many momineen worldwide. Anticipative for the holy month coming up. Anticipative whether how much we can justify the significance of the blessings Shehrullah il Moazzam showers on us. It is an anticipation whether how great is the expanse of our vessels which shall enable us to collect the ceaseless bounties that Allah has promised to shower relentlessly throughout the month.
With Shehrullah just around the corner one cannot help but anticipate the perfectionism required and the preparation done to be able to deliver in the month. With hopes high, a boosted morale and an optimistic outlook we shall welcome the month of Allah promising to deliver the very best we humanly can…
However there is an added anticipation this year. It wears a sad garb initially, yet with hope and love visualizes into happiness and content. This year Shehrullah is not like all the spent years of my life. This year there is absence, but only of the material kind. This year Maula Burhanuddin RA has surpassed the limits of mortality. This year Maula exists but this year in His RA perfect descendent Aali Qadr TUS. Aali Qadr TUS for the name suggests and reflects the birth of the Dai in the revered night of Lailatul Qadr, the significance of which requires absolutely no introduction.
So, anticipation there is, not because of lack of preparation but the limits of the deeds we humanly could offer but ofcourse there is immense happiness for we shall be spending the holy month and the most significant Lailatul Qadr under the cool shade of our Maula Aali Qadr TUS.
May we live to justify the best way the upcoming 30 days and May Maula Aali Qadr TUS continue to live a life of immense health and prosperity till the time the month of Shehrullah il Moazzam continues to bless its presence to the world.
Iltimas ud Dua!
Amate Syedna TUS,
The feeling is constant. Time stops, every cell in my body feels anxious and I just halt, there in my tracks… pensive? angry?sad? remorseful? I can’t pinpoint one feeling. There is a rush of emotions
…the beat in my heart races at an uncontrollable pace and all of a sudden I feel… helpless… yes helpless is what I feel… helpless to time, life…its reality…bitter and brutal.. Its that moment when I lose all control over myself…
That is what Danial does to me when he stares back at me from the adolescent display picture of his on Facebook.
Its been quite sometime since life exposed me to one of the ugliest realities in its ugliest form.
They say from birth to death… but not for a mother, no sir thats not it for the mother…its way before that…way before the child develops any of the senses… the love …immeasurable …incalculatable and incomparable already has taken life in the mother’s heart… what to say of the pain she must have felt? can we even realize even a tad bit of it?
Yes, maybe … but only for that you have to lose your child the same way… Tasneem lost Danial… the same way Murtaza and Zainab lost their brother… the same way a family lost their boy… a society lost a child…
With a prayer for peace for Danial, peace for parents, brothers and sisters, families, friends… for acquaintances …& for all those having a beating heart…May no mother, father, sister or brother ever witness such an irrecoverable loss…
We miss you baby… We miss you our sweet child Dany Tee…
We all know that Allah is with YOU and you are that star in the heavens which shine the brightest in a dark quiet night