Planet Bohra

October 23, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The New Year; 1436

There is happiness yet grief;
Health yet pain;
Blessings yet loss… A loss an immeasurable LOSS…

I wonder, I really wonder what it would be like a year to start and Ashara Mubaraka to initiate without Burhanuddin Maula RA? Nobody ever thought in their wildest of dreams that Ashara 1436 will be held without Maula Burhanuddin RA. We lived in a world where Life could only be synonymous to the presence of Burhanuddin RA. To contemplate a world without Maula RA is still to date a painfully indigestable fact…

So to think that today Maula RA will not recite the Shahadat of Hussain AS to us is in indeed a heart wrenching thought…

However, fact it is that Maula RA will recite the shahadat to us, yes he will; we shall listen to Him RA through Maula Aali Qadr Muffadal Saifuddin TUS and the mourning and loss this year, the glimpse of the day of judgement that Maula Aali Qadr TUS will reflect will be so much more painful, so much clearer; for we shall see Burhanuddin Maula RA in Aali Qadr Maula RA and remind ourselves of the glorious years of Maula RA spent in the ghum of Hussain AS…
….. every word of Maula RA, every action, every tear and every salami of Maula will be missed yet with the thought that the Maula TUS in front of us is Burhanuddin himself offering us solace of His absence and bestowing us with His RA glorious words and wisdom.

Today the Pehli Raat of the year 1436 we pray to Allah to bless our Maula Mohammad Burhanuddin RA with the highest, highest and the best merits in Jannat ul Firdous and bestow a long and healthy life to Maula Aali Qadr till the time the world keeps on witnessing a year after another! AMEEN!

ALAIKAS SALATO ALAIKAS SALAAM!
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Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 23, 2014 07:46 PM

Taher Suratwala

Awesomeness Factor

I've been reading up about positive illusions after hearing about it.  It basically means having a really good attitude about something....unreasonably so.  It's thinking that somethings are disproportionately above average.  I come across this at work all the time.  My math and economics background tell me to take this optimism with a grain of salt.  I am quick to discount when I hear rose-colored predictions at work.

Apparently, there's more to this.  Some psychology study concluded thinking someone is great is a predictor of a good relationship.  And this is a poem I want to come back and read

Love to faults is always blind,
Always is to joy inclin'd,
Lawless, wing'd, and unconfin'd,
And breaks all chains from every mind.
--William Blake

AND like some cool Yoda-mind-trick if you think something is awesome it will be even  more awesome.  That's kind of amazing at first, but then...duh.  All that's required is thinking something is awesome.

Zahra you're awesome and you'll somehow be awesome-er tomorrow.  Thank you and you're welcome:P

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at October 23, 2014 06:54 PM

Modern Bhen


The Pehli Raat Struggle: Thaal, Maal and Halawaal
By: Modern Bhen
October 22, 2014

The tradition of the Bohra New Years Eve feast holds steadfastly to the one thing held dearest to a mumeen’s heart and the soul of Bohra culture: Bohra cuisine & the Thaal.

Throwing caution to the wind, along with our be kharaas/be mithaas rule -- Pehli Raat is a chance to give free reign to our gluttonous ways, unencumbered by the usual surroundings of a Bohra feast, such as weddings, darees, shitabis. On this night, and this night alone, we can shed the pretense and admit it. We’re just here for the food.

There is a vague cultural significance to this holiday that’s been explained a few different ways. Some believe the Thaal should be adorned with as many dishes as possible to signify the hopeful prosperity of the upcoming year. Fish, chicken, beef, lamb, samosas, fruits, nuts, soji, halwa, kebabs and daal chawal are just the beginning of a standard Pehli Raat meal.

All great stuff so far, but besides the nostalgic fuzziness this holiday inspires, Pehli Raat can also be a pretty stressful event. The advent of modern social media has kicked the Bohra competitive spirit into high gear this time of year. Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Viber and Whatsapp are inundated with #PRM, #DMY, and pictures of three-tiered thaal monstrosities covered with succulent, savory and sweet dishes. (Everyone that’s anyone has at least two-tiers and 53 dishes). The Pehli Raat Struggle is real.
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The standard Pehli Raat meal involves anywhere from 21 to 153 dishes. Have you ever had to prepare a 153-course meal?!?
… or better yet…. Eat a 153-course meal?!?



Here are a few simple tricks to physically and mentally prepare yourself for the big day.


Dish Count

If you’re hosting Pehli Raat, your first task should be delegation. Ask each of your family members to bring a couple of items. (Start by assigning the fish and the dal chawaal, as those are the most essential dishes, and best handled by the tried and true culinary skills of your mom or grandmother.)

Still only hitting 147 dishes? Beef up your plate count by visiting your nearest produce market and grabbing a variety of fruit -- you only need one of each, and you can count each as a separate dish.  

Another great source of last minute dishes to add to the count: your freezer.  Those leftover kebabs and samosas from Ramadhan will come in handy now.

Marathon of Gluttony
You can’t consume a meal of such epic proportions without some preparation. Here are some thoughts on ensuring you get the most out of your Pehli Raat meal:
  • Train your tummy: Contrary to popular belief, starvation is not the key! You need to train your stomach for the big event by keeping your meals short and sweet for a day or two preceding the event.
  • Exercise: The day of, make sure you get some exercise, whether it’s a sweaty cardio session at the gym, or a short walk around the block. At the very least, do a few laps up and down the stairs carrying a thaal (also a great way to retrieve your thaals from the basement), or a couple of repetitions of bicep curls with a naryal in each hand.
  • Attire: Dress for the occasion. If you’re not wearing a rida to the big event, loose clothing is your friend -- and I cannot stress the importance of an elastic naara enough on this auspicious night.
  • One-Bite Rule: When you finally sit down to the big meal, pace yourself -- slow and steady wins the race. No matter how appealing that first lamb shank looks, you still have 152 dishes to go, so one boti and move along.

After the sumptuous meal has been consumed, and you’re reminiscing with your family about your favorite dishes of the night and avoiding questions about who’s kebabs were better -- (your chaachi or your phuphi’s) -- you may also want to consider getting some fresh air.  This will not only aid your digestion, it will also rid your hair and clothes of the Eau De Biryani.

Now that you’re fully prepared for tomorrow’s marathon --

Pehli Raat Mubarak!
Time to loosen those naara’s, my friends, ‘tis the season to Eat, Drink (lassi), and Be Merry!



by Confession of a Modern Bhen (noreply@blogger.com) at October 23, 2014 04:30 AM

October 22, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

For my princess…

Very proudly I would call myself an emotional valiant and take pride in my ability to suppress emotions, while appearing unmoved. An art I had to work on for an emotional fool I was and still am…

However there are rare moments when the strict structure in me crumbles and I give away what I feel. That is exactly what happened when I as irritably picked up my mom’s call at a time when I am usually ‘life-ing’ away the usual.

Before I could greet in a usual edgy monotone of mine, my mom blurted in the ear-piece “Congratulations! You’ve become an aunt of  a beautiful little girl!” I was exhilerated; and that is an understatment…

At that very instant I realized that although that was predictable and I usually easily predict my behavior in various circumstances but this time all my predictions failed…

My eyes glistened with tears and my smile was an ear to ear one. The happiness was harmonious and radiating in  me nside/out. It was a very rare moment…

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My princess

I remember being bonded unconsciously with Zahra. Although we are galaxies apart with respect to personalities and definite candidates as rivals for the World War 3 but surprisingly the steel in me would break down with a single tear in her eye. I would hear the crack clear in me…  

So today when I have become an aunt, I feel such endearment for my child which is becoming harder to express by the minute. Although I believe more in the bond of love without having anything to do with blood, but I guess this love radiating in me for my princess is inevitable…

For they say and I guess they must be right; “Blood is thicker than water”

Indeed…

Welcome to the world my little girl; Ali Asghar definitely has competition now!

& Yes; You have one hell of an aunt ;)
Love,
Xeynab Khala


by Xeemarmar at October 22, 2014 07:16 AM

October 21, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Waras Mubarak

As I grow older day by day, the day I was born marking another milestone of me passing another year of my life. Celebrating the day with Sukoon. The Sun rises and sets, the moon follows the suit with the stars lighting up the nights and making it bright even in the darkness.

I rest with Sukoon, celebrating Waras…. and inshallah more to come ahead. Ameen.

by SP at October 21, 2014 05:17 AM

October 20, 2014

Modern Bhen

Dating Rules, I'm talking to this guy...


Dating Rules, I’m talking to this guy...

By: Modern Bhen
October 20, 2014

In the Bohra world, dating can be complicated, to say the least. While marriage is one of the central tenets of our culture (see Modern Bhen’s Guide to Bhori Weddings: A Three Month Journey from Excitement to Exhaustion), finding your Modern Bhai counterpart can be extremely challenging… and due to the persistent idiosyncrasies of our culture, it can also be extremely confusing…
 
Lingo
In the Bhori world, nothing is more taboo than the word “dating” …except maybe the word “boyfriend.” Don’t get me wrong; we do technically date… we just don’t call it that. Similarly, much of the lingo surrounding dating in the Bhori world has evolved accordingly, but it can cause confusion in the outside world.
 


Relationship Progression in the non-Bhori world
In the regular world, relationships generally progress along these lines:
Boy and Girl meet - the details may vary, but their chance meeting was clearly a fateful occurrence.
Boy asks Girl out - He is hopelessly drawn to her by inexplicable magnetism. (and vice-versa).  
Boy and Girl date - Kissing   is on the table in this stage.
They meet each other’s Parents - Meeting families and friends cements their relationship
Boy Proposes/Girl Accepts - Boy meticulously plans a romantic leap of faith and proposes to the girl he wants to be with for the rest of his life… (or, let’s be honest, the foreseeable future?)
 
If you’re Bhori, this progression follows a different course altogether:
TNC Aunty brokers a match between Boy and Girl - Let’s all just admit it, most of us have experienced some variation of this.
Boy emails / Gchats / Facebooks / texts Girl - Awkward conversation ensues. Both parties modify their respective social media/biodata pages to reflect the most favorable version of themselves.
Boy and Girl “talk” via non-committal medium of communication - Relationship has progressed to real-time dialogue. Feels like interviewing for a job but a more rigorous background check.
Boy musters up courage to meet Girl - At some point, in-person evaluation is necessary for progress.
Parental meeting - The real test - hopefully both mothers agree on whether its karmo or kalamro. If so, expect your baat pakki done before maghrib. Kissing is probably still not on the table.

Engagements
While Bhori relationships might progress to formal commitment much quicker than those in the Western world, despite taking the more convoluted route, there’s nothing quick -- or simple -- about a Bhori “engagement.”
Rishta/Baat Pakki - As mentioned above,this generally happens when the parents are introduced, and if all goes well, it’s confirmed you’re getting married!
Naani Saakar/Mou Mitha - But wait, the Baat Pakki happened so spontaneously, there was no time for the necessary pomp & circumstance. Find yourself a nice jori, because your Modern Bhai is coming with his family, your mom is breaking out her special occasion miniature gold-rimmed sherbaat glasses, and his mom is bringing you new digs for Lailatul Qadr.
Tasmiyat  - Formal permission for your relationship is granted, which leads to...
Khushi Jamaan - Friends, family, distant relatives, acquaintances, and random strangers are invited to celebrate your union and impending nuptials in full Bhori form: majlis, matam and an 11-course meal.
Engagement Party - Of course, no engagement is complete without an Engagement reception, just a teaser for the upcoming wedding.
 
Proposals
After an exhausting few months of “getting engaged,” you suddenly realize that your Modern Bhai never actually proposed. But then, seriously, after all of the above, what’s the point?

by Confession of a Modern Bhen (noreply@blogger.com) at October 20, 2014 06:06 PM

October 17, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Giving Tree

I recently heard about a kids book called 'The Giving Tree'.  This is the Wikipidea entry.

Wiki describes the plot
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The book follows the life of a female [apple] tree and a boy who are able to communicate with each other; the tree addresses the human as "Boy" his entire life. In his childhood, the boy enjoys playing with the tree, climbing her trunk, swinging from her branches, and eating her apples. However, as time passes he starts to make requests of the tree.
After entering adolescence, the boy wants money; the tree suggests that he pick and sell her apples,he does and sells them. After reaching adulthood, the boy wants a house; the tree suggests he cut her branches to build a house, which he does. After reaching middle age, the boy wants a boat; the tree suggests he cut her trunk to make a boat, which he does, leaving only a stump.
In the final pages, the boy (now a shriveled old man) wants only "a quiet place to sit and rest," which the stump provides. The story ends with the sentence "And the tree was happy."
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The story can be interpreted many ways.  It can be interpreted simply as good or bad.  It can be interpreted as a metaphor for many things I think.

The story is simple in a way.  It reminds me that it's my decision to interpret this however I choose.  The story reminds me more generally that the way I see things is in my control.  

It's easy for me to see this as story between a parent and a child.  I think of Yusuf and Nooriya and how I get to be with them everyday.  I'm not in a hurry to skip forward, but I'm sure the story ends with me being happy...no matter what.  I plan to come back for this reminder over the years when it might not be so clear.

This post happens to coincide closely with Nooriya's birthday.  Five!  I remember when it was JUST four.

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at October 17, 2014 07:28 PM

Asgar F (Taffakur)

Spirituality and Science - the twain will surely meet


Based on my reading of two books, one on Spirituality and the other on Science, I have tried to reflect and arrive at a common thread. This is a humble attempt to show that with latest development in Quantum Science, the age old Spiritual truths are being validated by modern Science.

In Sehrullah 1435 H I had made a slide share presentation titled - Rabbil 'Alamin - Lord of the Universes (     http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/asgarubi/multi-37234695 )      based on my reading of the Book by Robert Lanza M.D., Scientist and author of Biocentrism, and the reading of String Field Theory and the video ' From Universe to Multiverse' by Dr. Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and co- founder of String Field Theory and at the same time reflecting on the age old Spiritual Truths.

Interestingly in the last 30 years, with rapid advance in Scientific knowledge, many earlier theories have been discarded, and new scientific evidences are rediscovering the Spiritual Truths.

If one is to read the scientific works and the quotes of Scientists like Freund, Robert Lanza, Eugene Wigner, Steven Weinberg, Mani Bhowmik and host of others, you will start wondering - is it Science or Spirituality that they are dwelling upon.

Quantum Entanglement Theory proves that photons can get entangled at long distances, so the question arises - if photons can do it, why not highly evolved souls ?

The talk of an 'Observer' by a Scientist is another interesting aspect.

Scientists are talking of Parallel Universes based on hard Scientific facts, they are talking of higher dimensions, beyond. The usual four dimensions.


According to Freund ' the laws of Nature, become simpler and more elegant, when expressed in higher dimensions space time.

Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, a physicist popularly known as Dr. Quantum says " it boils down to this that - the Universe does not exist, without a perceiver of the Universe.

Quantum physics has proven that matter and energy are different manifestation of one indivisible energy field. Every thing is leading to ONE, and if one has Spiritual knowledge, it becomes quite interesting to know that Spirituality is being validated by Science in some areas of knowledge.

Now this taffakur is based on my little understanding derived from one Scientific Book and another Spiritual Book. I know not if my surmise is correct or flawed, but in the least it has awakened in me the thirst of knowledge - to know and understand true Tawheed - Oneness.

Book: An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines by Sayyed Hossain Nasr

Book : Hyper space -  A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time wraps and Tenth Dimensions by Dr. Michio Kaku.

Dr. Michio Kaku is a world renowned physicist and co founder of String Theory.

The theorising of ten dimensions based on scientific facts, made me reflect on the Spiritual knowledge that has been around for ages.

Starting long back into history - the emerald tablets of Hermes circa 3500 BC proclaiming 'As above - So below' Plotinus 205 to 270 BC and his theory of Emanation as written down in Enneads - ' good diffuses itself' followed by great Islamic philosophers like Farabi - Bu Ali Sina - Rumi just to name a few. The New Age Thinkers of our modern times. Thus Spirituality has a glowing past, only after the Industrial Revolution and rise of Darwinism, it was overshadowed for nearly two centuries, but in the past 30 - 40 years it is gaining recognition, and a few of the modern Scientists have to be thanked for this.

 According to Dr. Michio Kaku the advantage of ten dimensional space , is that we have enough room to accommodate all the four fundamental forces of the Universe - namely

The Electromagnetic Force
The strong Nuclear Force
The week Nuclear Force (decay)
The Gravitation Force

According to Modern Scientists everything is energy vibrating in ten dimensional space time.

Now I quote from the Book by Sayyed Hossain Nasr.

' According to Ikhwan - the creation of the Universe, beginning with the Creator, descending through the multiple States of Being and ending with the terrestrial creatures, whose final link is Man, is outlined in the following manner.

1. Creator ( Mubd Haq Subhanahu) Who is ONE - ETERNAL - PERMANENT

2. Intellect ( 'aql ) which is of two kinds - innate and acquired

3. Soul (naffs) which has three species - vegetative, animal and rational

4. Matter ( hayula 'ala ) which is of four kinds - matter artefacts, physical matter, universal matter and original matter.

5. Nature ( tabi'ah 'ala) which is of five kinds - celestial nature and the four elemental nature.

6. Body (Jism) which has six directions

7 The Sphere - which has seven planets

8. The elements - which have eight qualities

9. Beings of this world

10. The Tenth Intellect - Observer Moulana 'Ashir
  (Sayedi Sadikali saheb says ' Jehne duniya ya na hawala chhe)

Science is now talking of energy vibrating through ten dimensions of time and space, fields of potentiality, trying to understand and coming near the Spiritual truths.

Quantum physics defines the field as invisible moving forces that influence the physical realm. In fact reality is nothing but waves of possibility we have ' observed' in form.

Excerpts from the Chapter : Entering the fifth dimension.
On the theory of higher dimensions by Georg Reiman (19th Centrury) Freund reminds us that the energy necessary to probe the tenth dimension is a quadrillion times larger than the energy that can be produced by our largest atom smasher !!

According to this theory , before the Big Bang, our cosmos was actually a perfect ten dimensional universe, a world where inter dimensional travel was possible ( I am really wondering are they talking of A'lam ul Ibda )

However, this ten dimensional world was unstable ( this made me pause and reflect on the Nashihat of Sayedi Sadikali Saheb as to what transpired in A'lam ul Ibda, he in very simple understandable language states, what happened and more important why it had to happen ) and eventually it  ' cracked' in two creating two separate Universes. (Here I have reservations on 'cracked' from what little knowledge I have acquired ' it was eased out' Burhanuddin Moula in one Vaaz farmayu, ' woh to' roohani a'lam chhe, wahan kem rehvaye,hubbut vaqe thayu' ....) a four and six dimensional Universe.

The Universe in which we live was born in that cosmic cataclysm. (our four dimensional Universe - are they talking of 6-7-8 & 9 hudoods of A'lam ul Ibda) expanded explosively ( in earlier articles I have written in detail about Big Bang - it was not Bang Bang a term coined in jest, but correctly it was easing out of the roohani Palorama and the rehmat and shafaqat of Moula 'Ashir - the Tenth Intellect )

While our twin six dimensional universe contracted violently, until it shrank to almost infinitesimal size. ( five Ukool sabeta and tenth Intelligence Moulana Ashir - this is my understanding, I may be wrong. I am not sure of the contraction part, but alam ul Ibda has ten hudoods. The beings with them in their respective paleroma is a different aspect)

This theory predicts that the Universe that has curled up into a six dimensional ball, that is too small to be observed ( my understanding is that it is too high high whereas our Universe is too far below)

One important thing that this theory postulates is that this six dimensional Universe, far from being useless appendage to our world, may ultimately be our salvation. ( Hurrah ! this makes perfect sense to me - are the scientists talking of 'Maad' - the return )

Freund chuckles, when asked when we will be able to see these higher dimensions. We cannot see these higher dimensions, because they have curled up (really ? ) into a tiny ball, so small that  they can no longer be detected.

According to Kaluza -  Klein theory, the size of these curled up dimensions in called the Plank length 4 which is 100 billion billion times smaller than the proton, to small to be probed by even our largest atom smasher

Another reality that Science has confirmed. Our brain receives 400 billion bits of information each second. To give an idea how much information that is - consider this. It would take nearly 6,00, 000 average size books to print 400 billion zeros.
Now this is reality.

But we on average are taking only 2000 measly bits of information each second - we are narrowing down to what suits us, what we are comfortable with. ( Book Ref: E SQuared by Pam Gout )


Now with such candid acceptance of Higher Unseen Force, ten dimensional vibration, quantum fields, Science has mellowed, and is accepting Spirituality as the only gateway to know the real truth, which we call Haqaiq.

In years to come all those Scientists who are working enthusiastically in their respective fields, are bound to succeed if they are of firm belief that all knowledge comes from the ONE. It is Allah who Willed His Source to be seen.

I end by the quote from Neale Donald Walsch - one of the most influential Modern Age Thinker.

' But the day I realised that my soul could be more than a concept, and was instead an actual functioning, practical, meaningful and useful part of my day to day existence, was in fact the most exiting and rewarding day of my life.

It entirely changed the way I looked at myself and everything that happened to me. '

' Your soul doesn't care what you do for a living - and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are being, while you are doing whatever you are doing'

Fal hamdo, wa shukro, alba hazihil naimat al Jalila.

Milad Mubarak of Sayedna Taher Saifuddin Moula
27th Zilkad 1435 - Sunday 21st Sept



Note received from Bhai Mohammad Rangoonwala on the above subject vide e mail dated 14-10-2014


Creator is Aáshir e mudabbir. The soul cares for us  and  at times it has  to be cared by us. This means we have to  learn to know the difference between halal and haram. The Shariah enacted by Rasulullah based on inputs he had from Allah is the most computerised way to return.

The modern science or spiritual science does not believe in Saheb. So it gets messed up in its theory although they realise what is what the way you arrive at the end of your article.  but they miss Saheb.. Tawheed ehne keh chhe je chhe khudana muka , garchey khuda nathi ye pan janiye kkhuda chhe..

 Scientist should read this Ayat of Quran in Surah Al Rehman: Ya  maasharal Jinne wal Inse enistaátum antanfudhu min aqtarissamawate wal ardhe, fan fudhu, la tanfudhu illa besultaan..O, folks of mankind and supernatural being, if you have ability to get out of the borders of skies and earths, go, but you can never go, until and unless you have saheb ( who is only one among you.)






























by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at October 17, 2014 01:44 PM

October 15, 2014

Malumaat

Shahzada Malikul Ashter Bhai Saheb Shujauddin Saheb DM Presided Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis in Houston - USA

Shahzada Malikul Ashter Bhai Saheb Shujauddin Saheb DM Presided Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis in Houston - USA

October 15, 2014 07:52 AM

Eid E Ghadeer E Khum 1435H in Houston - USA

Shahzada Malikul Ashter Bhai Saheb Shujauddin Saheb DM Preside Eid E Ghadeer E Khum 1435H Vaaz in Houston - USA

October 15, 2014 07:52 AM

October 14, 2014

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

You'll See It When You Believe It


'THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING IN A BOOK IS THE MEANING IT HAS FOR YOU' 
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM 

BOOK : You'll see it when You Believe It -  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer  

That transformation comes with knowing deep within  you that each and every human being is far more than a physical body, and the essence of being human inculcates the ability to think and feel, to posses a higher consciousness and to know that there is a an intelligence, suffusing all forms in the Universe.   

The principles in this Book starts with the premise that you are a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul. That you are not a human being having a spiritual experience, but rather a spiritual being having human experiences.

These principles are working independant of your opinion about them , very much like the principles of digestion and pulmonary circulations are working within your body right now, without your help. Whether you believe in these Universal Principles or not, they are going to work. But should you decide to tune into them, you may find yourself living at an entirely new level, and enjoying a higher kind of of awareness -  an awakening. 

Box of chocolate - the wrapper catches your attention, you are sold on the packaging. The truth is that the container cannot give the pleasure , satisfaction, and nourishment that the contents do. A lifetime of exclusively focussing exclusively on the package, will result in a spiritually undernourished and quite unhappy YOU. 

Your form must follow the rules of forms. It will change many times during your lifetime. The form has changed many times, and yet the real YOU has remained consistent. Once you understand this concept, you will be on your way to going through the Gate. 

Once you begin to ask who this person is that you have come to call your self, you are on your way. Once you begin to realize that you yourself are divine, just the fact that you have a mind and Universal Intelligence that backs up your form, you are already zooming ahead. The rest will happen automatically. 

What is nocturnal emission or a wet dream, but the ejaculation of the protoplasm of life  !! No physical contact - merely thoughts creating life. 

 A documentary made demonstrating that different life forms are living within a rain drop. With a very powerful microscope, scientists have been able to document, that there were hundreds of life forms in each rain drop ! 
They were of different colors, shapes and origins, each with a unique physical characteristics, and were far away from each other. Yet they all composed the totality called 'raindrop' 

Nick Herbert's  - Quantum Reality
F. Capra's        - The Tao of Physics 
Lewis Thomas's - The Lives of Cells 
Zukav's              - The Dancing Wushu Masters

are a few of the books in the growing literature, describing connections between the Principles of Physics and Collective Consciousness.   

It is  a simple procedure to calculate the number of seeds in an apple. But who among us can ever say how many apples are in a seed ?

Transcending the scarcity consciousness. The first step towards discarding a scarcity mentality involves, giving thanks for everything that you are and everything you have. Truly appreciate the miracle that you are. The facgt that you are alive. 

A life of Abundance does not mean a life of accumulating, but instead developing a spiritual sense of awe at the 'limitlessness' of it all. 

Make an effort to be thankful for what you have and who you are, each day. The less we need to have kore, the more we seem to get. The Universe seems to provide abundantly, when we are in a state of gratefulness. 

Detachment is the only vehicle available to to take from 'striving' to ' arriving' Detachment in human relationship, does not mean absence of caring. It means caring so much, that you suspend your own value judgements about others and relate to them from a position of love and understanding, rather than attempting to control or judge them. The person who is detached, in this sense is pone who will avoid all unnecessary sufferings, that most people experience in their relationship.    

       

by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at October 14, 2014 02:48 PM

October 13, 2014

Malumaat

Janab Yusuf BS Presided Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis at Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Janab Yusuf BS Presided Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

October 13, 2014 12:02 PM

Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

October 13, 2014 11:37 AM

Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS presides over Eid e Gadeer e Khum Waaz Mubarak

Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS presided over Eid e Gadeer e Khum Waaz Mubarak at Saifee Masjid in Mumbai.

October 13, 2014 07:52 AM

Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS declares Surat as Venue for Ashara Mubarakah 1436

Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS declared Surat as Venue for Ashara Mubarakah 1436 inshallah.

October 13, 2014 07:52 AM

Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS appoints Mazoon e Dawat and Mukasir e Dawat

On Eid e Gadeer e Khum, Aqa Maula Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS appointed Syedi Hussain bs Husamuddin Saheb as Mazoon e Dawat. Aqa Maula TUS appointed Amirul Jamea Syedi Qasim bs Hakimuddin Saheb as Mukasir e Dawat. Aqa Maula TUS declared these two maratib during Waaz Mubarak at Saifee masjid in Mumbai on Eid e Gadeer e Khum.

October 13, 2014 07:04 AM

Ashara Ohbat Ijtema in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Ashara Ohbat Ijtema in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

Yaume Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Yaume Eid E Ghadeer E Khum Waaz & Misaq Majlis At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

Ashara 1436 ohbaat held in saifee mohalla mumbai

Ashara 1436 ohbaat held in saifee mohalla mumbai

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

eid ul adha namaaz in fakhri masjid jhalod

eid ul adha namaaz in fakhri masjid jhalod

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

Rabeha Solar presentation in Reunion Island

Rabeha Solar presentation in Reunion Island

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

clean india campaign in pune by the BOHRA COMMUNITY OF PUNE

clean india campaign in pune by the BOHRA COMMUNITY OF PUNE

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

Janab Abizer bs Husamuddin presides over Urs majlis of Mukasir e Dawat Syedi Ishaq bs Jamaluddin QR

Janab Abizer bs Husamuddin presides over Urs majlis of Mukasir e Dawat Syedi Ishaq bs Jamaluddin QR.

October 13, 2014 06:52 AM

October 12, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

My treasures

I was just staring, assessing, contemplating in my own way; of what lay ahead. I had seen that bouquet of flowers on the zarih of Imam Hussain AS. However unlike others who were trying to get their hands on every branch of the flowers, I restrained myself and for a moment just thought what could be done to get some barakat of these white roses. Meanwhile a single petal fell on the floor of the haram and without a thought I instantly leapt to grab it. I couldnt believe my victory as I stared at the single petal in my hand from the zarih of Hussain AS.

I carefully wrapped it in my green handkerchief that I always keep with myself which Burhanuddin Maula RA gifted to me back in 2004.

The petal I stared in awe and wonder for my fortune. I mixed it with my collection of a few petals (now left) from the turbat of Burhanuddin Maula RA that I brought with me back in February.

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THE PETAL

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Petal mixed

Today however I took out The Petal and some of the petals of Maula RA turbat and kept them in a nice glass box. I feared I might accidently eat it or Ali Asghar might eat it hence I wanted to keep it safe…

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Safe

I dont know what to say or what to feel. This was a gift never asked for, thought or even imagined.

Maula TUS says;

Hussain tou Hussain che!
Burhanuddin tu Burhanuddin che!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 12, 2014 05:16 PM

My treasures

I was just staring, assessing, contemplating in my own way; of what lay ahead. I had seen that bouquet of flowers on the zarih of Imam Hussain AS. However unlike others who were trying to get their hands on every branch of the flowers, I restrained myself and for a moment just thought what could be done to get some barakat of these white roses. Meanwhile a single petal fell on the floor of the haram and without a thought I instantly leapt to grab it. I couldnt believe my victory as I stared at the single petal in my hand from the zarih of Hussain AS.

I carefully wrapped it in my green handkerchief that I always keep with myself which Burhanuddin Maula RA gifted to me back in 2004.

The petal I stared in awe and wonder for my fortune. I mixed it with my collection of a few petals (now left) from the turbat of Burhanuddin Maula RA that I brought with me back in February.

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THE PETAL

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Petal mixed

Today however I took out The Petal and some of the petals of Maula RA turbat and kept them in a nice glass box. I feared I might accidently eat it or Ali Asghar might eat it hence I wanted to keep it safe…

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Safe

I dont know what to say or what to feel. This was a gift never asked for, thought or even imagined.

Maula TUS says;

Hussain tou Hussain che!
Burhanuddin tu Burhanuddin che!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 12, 2014 05:01 PM

October 11, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Taher Saifuddin bhai Shakir at Khandala - India

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Taher Saifuddin bhai Shakir at Khandala - India

October 11, 2014 09:38 AM

October 10, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Hurry up and slow down

Today I had an especially busy morning and I let myself get caught up in the busyness.  I rushed from here to there and back many times both physically and mentally.  It was exhausting, but I had some time planned to slow down and relax.  It's Friday and I had my class to relax just after lunch.

My morning continued to be busy and of course bled into lunch.  I had just enough time to shovel from food into my face so I could get down to relaxing.  I just needed to hurry up and eat.

It was mid-way through my lunch that I realized how ridiculous this was.  I was kind of stressing out about my relaxing time.  I still couldn't snap out of it, but at least I was self-aware.  I hope I can come back to this memory and snap out of it when I need to in the future.

I was doing today in a very small way what I don't ever want to do...I was just trying to get to [Fill in the blank].  I don't want to miss what's happening now because I'm waiting to get past some milestone or whatever.

I did make it to class on time:P.  The class wasn't as good as it would have been if I'd been a little more mellow to start with.  You get what you give:P

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at October 10, 2014 07:32 PM

Zahid Hussain

October 09, 2014

Malumaat

Eid Ul Adha Namaz at Saifee Masjid, Nairobi - Kenya

Eid Ul Adha Namaz at Saifee Masjid, Nairobi - Kenya

October 09, 2014 07:51 PM

Maryam and Xeynab

Karbala Moallah, 1435

We reached Karbala;

Karbala-the land where the greatest sacrifice was made by mankind ever known.

Karbala-the land where not only man but even angels aspire to reach to pay homage to the martyred son of Ali AS was to my fortune my destination today.

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When we reached Karbala; there was as a sea of people everywhere. People from all ages, new born to the eldest age possible could be seen as far as the sight could go. Indeed only immense fortune could be the reason for us bringing here today. People would be seen praying, eating and even sleeping outside the haram of Hussain AS and the path that connected Imam Hussain AS to the haram of Abbas Alamdar AS.

Indeed heartening was to see people on wheel chairs, old, haggard, literally tortured with age and disease; these people  struggling their way to the haram shareef of the grandson of Mohammad SA; Hussain AS.

Blind men and women seeked their way to this destination, crippled and handicapped walked all the way here to this land; the land of the martyr of all martyrs.The delight on the face of a toothless haggard lady with an old weak man was beautiful when she shared her feelings with me with a shaky tearful voice, “I cant believe I am going to see the haram of Hussain AS with my eyes, first time in my life…”

With a lump in my throat, the only think I could think of was thankfulness… thankfulness to Allah for my age, thankfulness for the teachings and prayers of Burhanuddin Maula RA and thankfulness for teaching us everything about Hussain AS.

I stand here today knowing that Allah gifted me with health, a privilege for my attendance on this land and the fact that He blessed me with a chance to visit again this holy land was indeed an envious honor; that I hold today…

Labbaik Ya Hussain AS!

May Allah keep the Dai of Hussain Maula Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS in health and prosperity till the day the matam of Hussain continues to exist. Ameen.

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 09, 2014 12:01 PM

Eid ul Adha-Najaf e Ashraf; 1435

11th Zilhaj ut il Haram
(Due to connectivity issues in Baghdad, the post couldnt be uploaded on the given dates)

Eid ul Adha, the Eid of sacrifice celebrated every year after Hajj is indeed a hard earned ritual today in the Islamic world. The sight outside, inside and wherever the eye could reach around the haram of Ali AS seems similar to the mina camp. People are in lines compressed and confined sleeping on the floor filling every part, nook and corner of the surroundings of the haram shareef of Maulana Ali AS. The scenario indeed today bears great resemblance.

I prayed Hajj back in 2010 and in many ways I feel I did the same this year. Less is there to wonder for the dignified status of Ali AS in this world and all the worlds of Allah that ever existed and ever will exist is immeasurable.

To our fortune we prayed our Eid namaz in Masjid e Aazam, Kufa where again the splendor of Ali AS is evident. Every tile and every marble used, the mehrab and all architecture is a true reflection of the Fatimid Dawat. Indeed and definitely the Masjid resonates with the ever fresh fragance of memories of the 52nd Dai; Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA and every effort He RA made for the rennovation of this extremely important artefact of the Muslim heritage.

Who says Burhanuddin RA left? The presence of Maula RA is everywhere, spread and celebrated around the world. The vision of the heart knows no barriers and hence with that vision we practically see Maula RA everywhere.

From the first time I entered the haram till the last ziarat, to even the last look, the presence of Burhanuddin Maula RA was  felt everywhere. Even in us, the way we recite, the art of prayer, the significance of these Maqamaat Muqadasaat are all blessings of the teachings of our spiritual Father; Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA.

With the dua that May Allah bestow Maula Aali Qadr TUS who is the true vision and reflection of Burhanuddin Maula RA, a long and healthy life till the final day of existance (Ameen), we left from Najaf e Ashraf for Karbala Moallah.

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 09, 2014 12:01 PM

Yaum-e-Arafa, Najaf e Ashraf 1435

(Due to connectivity issues in Baghdad, the post couldnt be uploaded on the given dates)

Time: 6:15 am
Day: 9th Zilhaj at ul Haram, Yaum e Arafa
Najaf-e-Ashraf

My presence here on this day, in this place at this time praying salams, madeh and munqabats near the zarih mubarak of Maulana Ali AS; the Maula whose name only is sufficient to solve all problems, heal all miseries and grant all wishes; seems a vivid reality, an aspired thought and definitely a wishful dream today…

Today the day of Arafa, the day of Hashr, the day when Allah promises his blessings and grace to all Hujaj at Arafat, is indeed a day that holds great significance in the Islamic calendar.

Hence today the blessings of Allah are being showered ceaselessly on this land, definitely on this land where the beloved of Rasul Allah SA rests. Today the scenario at Najaf e Ashraf is just different. The masses of people that have come from all corners of the world to Najaf keeps multiplying every hour.

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Today; Friday the day of Arafat also reminds us of that Friday, indeed the day of Hashr when we, the momineen lost our Beloved Maula Burhanuddin RA this year. Today as I sit and recite the first salam in the haram shareef, inevitable is the reality of the vision of the 52nd Dai ul Mutlaq Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA lying crystal clear in front of me.

Today Maula RA rests in Raudhat Tahera in Khak E Shifa, while His presence is not only emotionally felt here but is actually present on the Zarih Mubarak, where the name of Aqa Tahir Saifuddin Maula RA is inscribed in gold.

The work of rubies, the inscription of ‘Bismillah i Rehman ir Raheem’ and the zarih of gold and silver all reflect the hasanaats of the duat mutlaqeen. Such was and will always remain the presence of the Duat Mutlaqeen of Maulana Ali AS with the ta qayamat zikr and matam of ALI AS.

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 09, 2014 11:46 AM

Malumaat

Eid Ul Adha Namaz at Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Eid Ul Adha Namaz at Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

October 09, 2014 08:38 AM

Alamdaar Committee (Burhani Tigers) got sharaf of ITAAM AT TAAM (Jaman Khidmat) on the occasion of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Nagpur - India

Alamdaar Committee (Burhani Tigers) got sharaf of ITAAM AT TAAM (Jaman Khidmat) on the occasion of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Nagpur - India

October 09, 2014 08:38 AM

Eid-ul-Adha Khushi Jaman At Qutbi Mohallah Rajkot - India

Eid-ul-Adha Khushi Jaman At Qutbi Mohallah Rajkot - India

October 09, 2014 07:53 AM

October 08, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Burhanpur with Sukoon

After a long gap, a huge gap. Visited Burhanpur with Sukoon for two days, Sunday and Monday.

While the first half of sunday was spent searching solace, the early evening showed a glimpse of sukoon which continued and continues and will always be around me, Inshallah.

by SP at October 08, 2014 04:01 AM

October 07, 2014

Malumaat

Ijtimah ATTALIM (North America) 1435H - Houston

Ijtimah ATTALIM (North America) 1435H - Houston

October 07, 2014 11:09 AM

Shahzada Malikul Ashter Bhai Saheb Shujauddin Saheb DM arrived from Mumbai and Celebrated Eid-ul-Adha with Mumineen in Dallas - USA

Shahzada Malikul Ashter Bhai Saheb Shujauddin Saheb DM arrived from Mumbai and Celebrated Eid-ul-Adha with Mumineen in Dallas - USA

October 07, 2014 11:09 AM

October 06, 2014

Malumaat

Ashara Mubarak Ohbat Meeting At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan.

Ashara Mubarak Ohbat Meeting At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan.

October 06, 2014 01:24 PM

Eid-ul-Adha Fajr Namaaz At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

Eid-ul-Adha Fajr Namaaz At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

October 06, 2014 01:24 PM

Syedna Taher Saifuddin R.A Milad Raat Mubarak waaz Majlis held in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Syedna Taher Saifuddin R.A Milad Raat Mubarak waaz Majlis held in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

October 06, 2014 01:24 PM

Soar water pump in the town of Ashyab, Yemen

Soar water pump in the town of Ashyab, Yemen

October 06, 2014 01:24 PM

Syedna Taher Saifuddin Moula's (R.A) Milad Raat Farzando's Programme held at Mohammedi Masjid Mumbai

Syedna Taher Saifuddin Moula's (R.A) Milad Raat Farzando's Programme held at Mohammedi Masjid Mumbai

October 06, 2014 01:24 PM

syedna taher safuddin milaad raat waaz majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

syedna taher safuddin milaad raat waaz majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

October 06, 2014 01:24 PM

October 05, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN - THE BROOM STICK



In the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan the lowly broom stick in all shapes and sizes has found a pride of place and has become the toast of the country. Since 2nd October thousands upon thousand of pictures and videos has been uploaded and doing rounds in cyber space, wherein the wielding broom sticks stand out.

Individuals and Organizations have made efforts to come out and be seen, but the task ahead is not easy and the lowly broom sticks are up and against a formidable foe, which requires a sustained herculean effort and focus all year round.

The lowly broom sticks which we have proudly wielded is pitted against the following reality :

In our cities and towns nearly one third of the garbage is not collected at all - it is just left to rot away and streets and alleys. So in a year,  more than 14 million tons of garbage is left to rot in urban Indian streets.

The 70 % that is collected is taken and dumped either in landfills or just any open spaces available outside the main habitation. Only about 18 % of collected garbage is treated for recycle or made fuel.

The other dimension of sanitation for which our wielding broom sticks is no match is sewage or waste water disposal.

More than 26 billion litres is getting dumped into our streams and rivers daily. In the four metros out of 16 billions litres of sewage generated per day only 8 billions get treated.

The above are the hard facts and our wielding broom sticks are no match. Now that photos and videos have been shared, we have to turn our attention and focus on the real issues.

It is not that Swachh Bharat is merely a dream, it is viable and achievable and many countries with the help of modern low cost waste management technologies have made a noticeable change in the living conditions of their citizens and the environment of their country.

We have become selfish and self centred - and this is a real issue. People spend lakhs on their homes and offices, but have scant regard, when it comes to taking care of their immediate neighborhood.

Now that the wielding  broom sticks have been captured in pictures and videos, and confined in a corner and will soon be forgotten, I am sharing with readers some insights received from science of epigenetics.

I fervently hope that after reading it, you will be motivated to make the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a sustained and life long effort, as we all are the ones who will be benefited.

QUOTE:  'While the media made big hoopla over the discovery of the BRCA 1 & 2 breast cancer genes, they failed to emphasize that 95 % of breast cancers are not due to inherited genes. The malignancies in a significant number of cancer patients are derived from environmentally induced epigenetic alterations and not defective genes.  ( Book Ref: The Biology of Belief - Dr. Bruce Lipton)

Now on reading this, it will surely make you run in the corner, pick up the broom stick and wield it all year round. ( Not in the literal sense, but it will motivate you to spend your time, your resource, more important your expertise, in helping to keep the environment clean ) Environment is an all encompassing term. It is indeed in the best interest of each and every one of us. This is just but one example.

Now let me share with readers another insight, as to why SBA will make you into a better person, a complete full filled person.

The following excerpts are taken from a recent article - ' Two kinds of Happiness ( One is Bad for You) by Deepak Chopra MD.

Read on : ' Happiness results in two types of well being. One is ' eudaimonic well being'  ( eudaimon in Greek means happiness) this happiness derived well being is a direct result of life lived with a purpose and meaning, and shows positive results in our immune cells.

Which,  in the context of my 'write up' simply put - wielding the broom stick all year round, will make your cells - there are approx: 37 trillion cells in your body more healthy  !! So SBA  is in our personal interest. 

Read on : ' On the other hand 'hedonic well being' is the result of happiness, which is dependant on consumerism, and burst of pleasure arising out from acquiring.

Now here comes the bouncer :  Hedonic well being ( hedon in Greek means pleasure) fared worse than unhappy people in the genetic expression of their immune cells, showing tendency towards inflammation and less ability to fight viruses.

Both type of happiness have the same high level of positive emotion, but one is good for you, and the other is not. It is upto us to decide. We can fool ourselves that we are happy, but our genes know better.

Inflammation of cells has been connected with a wide range of disorders from heart disease to cancer and now is leading suspect of chronic illness in general.

The Spiritual path has for ages described two paths of well being - the path of wisdom and the path of pleasure.

So I conclude by saying SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN has provided us an option  to choose a holistic well being path  for our selves, our family and the citizens of India. JAI HIND !!

   



by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at October 05, 2014 12:39 PM

October 04, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Moula TUS with President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka

Aqa Moula TUS with President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka

October 04, 2014 03:54 PM

October 02, 2014

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

AQL - IN FATEMI PHILOSOPHY




THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING IN A BOOK IS THE MEANING IT HAS FOR YOU' 
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM 




A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE by 
HIS HOLINESS DR. SAYEDNA TAHER SAIFUDDIN MOULA
with a commentary by 
Dr. Y.Najmuddin Saheb - Ameerul Jamea 
A.B. S.D.T. D. LITT


The book consists of 177 verses ( two volumes) It deals with AQL  in man , which broadly defined bears refrence to the intellectual capacity in man. 

Fatemi Philosophy is the result of a distinct thought process, and is not as is erroneously assumed, to be treated as an offspring of Greek and Persian Philosophy.

Fatemi thinkers have a characteristic approach, different from others, and in this way have made a significant contribution in this field of knowledge. 

Imam Ahmad al Mastur (S.A.) in his famous book 'Ikhwan el Safa' conceives philosophy as a three tired pyramid. The three tiers are as follows:

1. Love of Sciences 
2. The comprehension of the facts of Creation to the best of human ability.
3. Practise by words and deeds of the knowledge so gained. 

AQL  is a 'substance' having lofty status. It is not a form or a phase that comes over a thing. In human being AQL is a spiritual entity as distinguished from the physical and represents the quintessence of the soul of man. It is not a mere attribute. Its existence is not by accident, but it is the Creation of Allah.

'AQL  in man is in need of light
which radiates from higher luminous stage'

Man being endowed with AQL, his problem is not survival alone, but also more important, his emancipation was to be provided for, through the intervention of light from the Higher Source. 

AQL  in man inherently bears the capacity of ascending to the highest degree of perfection, through the process of discipline, conditioning, and absorbing the 'radiant grace' emanating from the Higher Source. 

' Al AQL  in man is like an elixir
Which would turn his copper into gold'

In man - the baser metal is that tainted and degenerated part of the original Creation, now existing in the form of a potentiality 

The same has to be first cleansed and purified through the faithful observation of the Kitab and shariat. 

The knowledge and the light of the 'radiant Grace' absorbed by AQL  constitutes the elixir. The process of spiritual alchemy is finally successfully completed by the Alchemist, who has described himself as the  ' City of Knowledge' of which Ali is the Gateway. 

'AQL  is beset by numerous perils
Like haughtiness, tyranny and domination' 

Pride by itself is not an undesirable or unworthy attitude. It is good or bad depending on how AQL is stimulated by it. Man should ever be on guard to see that these calamities are avoided. 

'If you ponder with AQL  over atomic energy
You will know the omnipotence of the Provider of such energy.'

Consider the smallest unit of Creation, so that the power of the largest in it may be comprehended.

The spirit of search and enquiry of men of science and the glory of their achievements in liberating the atom - endeavor to realize the power of the Creator. 

Just as an atom - the ultimate particle capable of independent existence is capable of releasing energy of a force and power, even so the soul of man - a speck of Allah's Creation, after discipline, purification, and the absorption of the 'radiant Grace' acquires so fantastic power, as to propel it self to the pinnacle  of evolution, the highest perfection.       


by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at October 02, 2014 02:42 PM

October 01, 2014

Malumaat

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Jordan Ambassador

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Jordan Ambassador

October 01, 2014 12:40 PM

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Yemen Ambassador

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Yemen Ambassador

October 01, 2014 12:40 PM

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Iraq Ambassador

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Iraq Ambassador

October 01, 2014 12:40 PM

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Saudi Ambassador

Faiz E Husaini Kuwait Members Meets with the Saudi Ambassador

October 01, 2014 12:40 PM

Maryam and Xeynab

Najaf e Ashraf 1435

On the last day i.e. wada ziyarat in Raudhat Tahera this year, in the month of Rabi ul Akhar, helpless and unable to move from the turbat of Burhanuddin Maula RA, a train of thought and a hurricane of emotions swept through me while I thought “Where would I go from here?”, “What to do now?”, “Cant believe will be miles away from this land, unable to encapsulate in me the scent of this holy destination, leaving my all behind, every part of my heart and soul…”

Thinking there, drained, heart-broken no actually shattered I asked myself again now what, and only one thought came to me, and prayed there and then, “Call me again Maula, call me again and again…” with bags full of petals collected from the turbats I was greedy and invested on every opportunity to get everything I could for the barakaats to last me while I passed away these seemingly ceaseless moments of this life…

Standing there I prayed that after this visit there is no where on earth I have the courage to go but the land where ALI AS rests. I thought only YOU Mushkil Kusha of the world and all worlds could heal this soul which is torn apart by the sands of time.
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I was fortunate, I was heard. Its been six months now and I am enroute today to Najaf e Ashraf. I am fortunate as I undertake this journey towards the Muqaddas Maqamat of Karbala Moallah and Najaf e Ashraf.

Words seem to defy my ability to express my gratitude for my wish that is being fulfilled. Thankyou Lord ! Thankyou for blessing my fate which is scarred with limitless sins and wrongdoings. You Allah bless me more and much more than I deserve.

Lakho jaan se fida thaye jao;
Lakho shuker na sajda bajao

Amate Syedna TUS
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at October 01, 2014 08:16 AM

September 27, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Dunya mai jab phasi thi, koshish tou mainay ki thi;

Dunya mai jab phasi thi, koshish tou mainay ki thi;
Ho haq wo ada jo, Khata jo mainay ki thi

Umeed ye bari thi; naseeb jeet hi thi,
Fikre ibadat kabhi, thori tou mainay ki thi

Ilm mai kami zeroor ye, meray bus hui thi,
Fakhr-e-ibadat hee bus, nadaani ye meri thi

Talib e rizwan, rab se bus ye ek bandi thi,
Per khataon k bojh hee se, nazrain sada jhuki thi

Ibadat mai ghaflat, aur Aamal mai kami thi;
Farishton se ya rab, kabhi dosti na hui thi

Bashariat mai hamesha bus mai youn pari thi;
Adaab e ibadat bhi na mai seekh saki thi

Addat kuch bana li aisi, mainay ab yehi thi;
Ye sooch k gunahon pe, tou bebasi meri thi

Bebasi ka hova bahana purana ab ye mera;
Rehmat e Rab he bana ab fasana bus mera..

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(Xeynab)


by Xeemarmar at September 27, 2014 09:31 PM

September 26, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Aye Maula ek nazar…

Nothing else, but YOUR RA image flashed by the moment I put my head for Sajda today i.e. the second of the month of Zilhaj al Haraam.

Indeed its a Friday and needless to say hardly any Friday passess, rather a day that passess by without the pain of Your RA absence felt in our hearts and souls.

Sometimes while working, sometimes just thinking, in crowd or in solitude, we find ourselves thinking, feeling and praying for the day to come when we will be bestowed with a glimpse of Yours, that heavenly smile and the majestic salami which only today the angels in the heavens are blessed with… in tears yet in joy we anticipate that day, that ambition we seek, while we pray for the health and eternal life of Aali Qadr Maula TUS who indeed is Your RA eternal glimpse! AMEEN!

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Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 26, 2014 02:31 AM

September 25, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

September 24, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Do we have to pay extra for some compassion?

Most of the middle and upper middle class of Pakistan struggle and work day in and out to afford quality education for their children. Unfortunately only the private sector today is considered to be the only hope for quality education in the country, however the prerogative remains with the parents whether which amongst the multitude of schools they opt for their child.

Yes professionalism is important but in a country where we lack compassion more, we the parents who do everything to ensure we offer the very best to the  children deserve the assurance that once we send our children to these high profile aka ‘burger schools’ they are if nothing else safe and secure.

We deserve to know after paying more than half a lakh rupees every six months that our children are looked after and met up with if not all, most of the promised expectations from the school and especially when it comes to the safety and security of our children.

No school policy should be framed in such a manner which should hinder the administration in taking immediate actions with respect to the health and safety of the child. Hence if an accident occurs, yes calls should be made to the caretakers of the child, but atleast for the love of God the child shouldn’t be left helpless bleeding, or unaddressed until and unless the parents/caretaker comes to collect the painstricken child. For all you know the parent maybe trapped in a traffic jam or any dire situation occuring in the city!

Hence if in-house doctor isnt available, liasons should be made with the hospital or the medical staff for immediate attention to the affected child. There is just no excuse for the compromise on the health of any child and I say this with full responsibility that none of the policies justify it either.

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Justice delayed is justice denied

It is a humble request to all schools of the country to take notice of the policies they design and revise them if required in a more child-centric manner.

Heart-broken,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 24, 2014 11:46 AM

Politics of the Innocent

This Sunday, Karachi was in a passionate frenzy. Imran Khan was coming to town and the only thing everyone who was anyone could talk about was whether they were going to the ‘dharna’. Dharna has definitely become the ‘in’ thing these days– after 38 days of being glued to the TV screens and hanging onto Imran Khan’s every word uttered from the heights of a container, it was an opportunity to actually be ‘live’ at a dharna, don green and red, and see the Captain for himself.

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While my elder daughter saw me yet again glued to the TV screen watching, while I continued my chores in hyper mode, the crowds pour into the street adjacent Mazar e Quaid, she asked me solemnly. “Mummy why does everyone call Imran Khan ‘Go Nawaz Go!’?”

For a moment I was dumbfounded. Then a laugh threatened to escape my lips. But because I believe in treating my 8 year old like an adult, I was adamant to give her an answer she could comprehend. “Well beta, Nawaz is the Prime Minister but he has become one by …(what word could one use for rigging elections) cheating,” I blurted out. Ah! cheating, she could understand that!

She gazed at me wanting to know more. I struggled to elucidate further trying to explain why her mother was listening to Imran Khan speeches,tuning into ARY News updates and engaging in political debates with people at home. At the end of five long minutes she was satisfied and went back to playing on her tablet.

“Whew,” I though to myself. “A close call!”

Here’s to a Pakistan where even the kids are politically aware. And innocently political.

Maryam


by Xeemarmar at September 24, 2014 04:16 AM

September 23, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Milad Mubarak Waaz at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Milad Mubarak Waaz at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

September 23, 2014 07:26 AM

Nazaafat Amal by Toloba - Ul - Kulliyat in Patna - India

Toloba - Ul - Kulliyat Patna ye Ashara Mubaraka 1436H ni OHBAT ma aaje Nazaafat nu amal anjaam deta hua ( Mumineen na gharo si deeni Ashya, kitabo, etc collect kari) Thanda karava ni khidmat kidi

September 23, 2014 07:26 AM

Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Milad Mubarak Waaz in Saifee Masjid Burhani Park, Nairobi - Kenya

Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Milad Mubarak Waaz in Saifee Masjid Burhani Park, Nairobi - Kenya

September 23, 2014 07:26 AM

September 22, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Sukoon — Where are you

Missing Sukoon very very very very very much. In a disturbed state of mind. May Allah bind us together again.

by SP at September 22, 2014 03:31 PM

Mumbai Karate Competition

My son went to Mumbai for a 4-day trip with his school for a National Level Karate Championship. He won silver medal in one of the competitions he had participated in.

While roaming on Fashion Street in Mumbai for an hour or something, he bought gift for his sister which is beyond imagination that he would buy that. Besides that, he bought for himself, his mother and myself too. And that too perfect goods at perfect prices.

How fast children grow up. Maturity level is coming so fast. Surprised.

by SP at September 22, 2014 03:31 PM

Malumaat

Syedna Taher Saifuddin AQ Milad Majlis in Savli - India

Syedna Taher Saifuddin AQ Milad Majlis in Savli - India

September 22, 2014 11:49 AM

Janab Yusuf BS Presided Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Milad Mubarak Waaz in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Janab Yusuf BS Presided Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA Milad Mubarak Waaz in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

September 22, 2014 06:56 AM

September 19, 2014

Taher Suratwala

One more hour

The other day Yusuf asked me why there aren't 25 hours in a day.  I explained some stuff about the sun rising and the earth spinning.  I'm sure it wasn't very satisfying to hear.  I wasn't very satisfied explaining.

His question was less about science and more him wondering why he couldn't stay up past bedtime and do more fun stuff.  This has stayed with me for a couple days.

And last night I was about an hour late getting home.  It was due to a combination of meetings and traffic.  I got home later than usual and I couldn't participate like normal.  The kids had already eaten and were already winding down from their day.  I felt robbed.  I felt like my night was stolen.

I thought about Yusuf's question again and I asked myself another one.  Why aren't there 23 hours in a day?  It would suck if the day was shorter.  I have 24 hours a day to spend however.  I'll be home on time tonight!

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at September 19, 2014 12:49 PM

September 18, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Top 10 Reasons; Why E-books can’t replace the Paper Ones

Honestly one can’t really convince me to read a book online. E-books to me is an absurd idea.

Synonymous to paper, ink and a fine bound cover; thats what I can only call; a book. I have my reasons and I am sure many would agree with them. The Top 10 reasons I wouldn’t replace the artefact with any of the touchscreens available are:

1. I love the scent of paper; old, new, torn, yellow or glistening fresh… I just love the scent of it!

2. With so much of the world computerized, reading a book is a definite treat to my nerves, eyes and most of the parts of my body!

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3. Holding a book gives a different feeling altogether. Its just simply more human friendly…you can sleep on it! Eat with it and and snap… just close it and tug it under your pillow!

4. Most importantly you do not need to recharge it and certainly you own a piece of entertainment which doesnt for once require electricity!

5. And ofcourse, characters, moments, situations feel more real with the real printed text. The black and white text contains a wonder of flavor and colors which a glaring screen just cant do so!

6. Sharing a book with friends may be a diminishing concept but those who do so really enjoy the worth of it. Ofcourse you can share online but then you can also chat online and never really meet your friends…

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7. And the best part is you can read your book in any posture you like and really dont need your hand’s index finger again n again to swap and locate.
8. Plus you can always enjoy all the fancy bookmarks your received as gifts and even the awesome ones you made it!

9. The illustrations are more attractive on paper than the ones on the screen which we are ‘oh so immune’ to !

10. And lastly I love collecting them and to me a well kept book shelf is the best decoration item in any room!

An orthodox ‘book-ie’,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 18, 2014 01:31 PM

September 17, 2014

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

THE VICTIM VIRUS


'THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING IN A BOOK IS THE MEANING IT HAS FOR YOU' 
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM 


The victim virus - the suffering addiction. 

The role of playing a victim is an addiction very harmful, as it leads to physical, mental and emotional misery.

The chronic complaining state creates inner contractions, that prevent essential energies from flowing as they should, and drain our vital forces. 

According to the Law of Attraction and its principles, when we act act the victim, we are bound to attract to us persons and situations, that will make us suffer. So stop complaining and start accepting and honoring WHAT IS and see your life change for the better. 

Studies have proved that when you are calm, quiet and at peace with your self, the frontal lobes of your brain are activated, this is the area of the brain, where creativity and the ability to make innovative decisions are lodged. 

When you are stressed out, the blood stream abandons the frontal area of the brain, and concentrates in the back part of the brain, where past survival lessons, flight and fight responses learnt long time ago are aroused. These are termed as negative emotional charge, detrimental to your total well being. 

When we go through any inner tension, we usually make unconscious decisions based on such ideas as "I am not good enough"  or " I won't be able to do it". These decisions are tinted with negative perception of ourselves and, if we believe in it, it leaves its imprint on our energy field and conducts our life. 

In his book 'The Biology of Beliefs' Dr. Bruce Lipton shows us scientifically, how environmental stimulates 'triggers' intracellular proteins, and it is these proteins that enact the DNA. In this way the cancer gene lies dormant until the environment stimulates it. He points that to fully support cellular health we can no longer ignore the role of consciousness and that includes our own thinking. 

So it can be surmised that our thinking affects are cellular health to a great degree. Dr. Lipton explains that cellular health, growth, and reproduction respond favorably to thoughts of love and harmony, whereas the so called negative thoughts create the opposite in us. 

So in order to have a healthy thriving cellular body, we should start by having  positive thoughts, learning to pursue a life of calm and contentment, and accepting WHAT IS. 

Book Ref:  Memory in the Cells - Luis Angel Dias.  













by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at September 17, 2014 02:19 PM

September 15, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The Brat called “Flash”

“You are THE FLASH!”
“The fastest!”
“No! Dont or you will win from me!”
“Wow you are the first!”
Numerous such comments and an endless list of acts I have to perform to make AA do his homework, go to the madrasa, take a bath and learn his dictation. The boy works anti-clockwise. To motivate him to do something either I have to tell him NOT to as I might lose from him or I have to convince him that he is brilliant and turn him into some sort of a star shining in the darkest of the skies.

Phew! Everyday I have to be more innovative than the last to make sure that he thinks mummy is putting an extra effort in her acts! (I guess thats where he gets his drive from… a rush of adrenalin from the absolutely bewitching performance :p)

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I’m certain by now I could’ve easily written a short book on ‘how to innovatively handle a 6 year old brat’. Nevertheless one thing is for certain anger and shouts dont work on such kids. They become more adamant and miserable to handle. The only solution is the indirect approach and I definitely find immense solace in this one. The boy readily succumbs to my stories and the imagery I create for him, hence making my life calmer, simpler and productive.

I hope this strategy of acts and performances lasts me longer before its value expires and I have to come up with a different plan altogether. I hope the little boy grows up well; more sensible and less hyper active than he is today!

Counting on my motivational techniques,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 15, 2014 11:31 AM

September 12, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Jinnah, anyone?

We are a nation who need a template for everything. We lack embedded values and core morals to form the foundation on which decision making could be done. We are emotional and believe in going with the flow. The sad part is that in doing  what we do, we never really understand who we really are?, What is our purpose? And what we really are aiming for ! With a hazy belief system and weak core values we usually spend our lives living according to how others were living at that time while those others were themselves on the very some boat.

For everything we need an aid of an already tried and tested safe example without sometimes even using common sense. We dwell in these safe havens, fearing we would tap on our undiscovered capabilities and might actually improve our school of thought and actions.

If the current trend of political sit ins is there, so all that everyone talks about and ponders about is this. If there is a tradition of celebrating Eid, then all shopping MUST be done in the last week. If Sunday is a holiday, then sleeping till noon is the only definition left to it. If there is a holiday then only it means, its a special day or some catastrophe has resulted in the city. If the media says its breaking news, it has to be important! If we get a holiday on 14th August, its Independence Day And if we DONT get a holiday on 11th September, then we casually forget THE MAN who was responsible for all these days of independence, all the freedom of media, and the one who actually made this homeland safe to profess and practice Islam!

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We should really peep into our souls and align our morals before we are attacked on the basis of our feeble values and belief system.

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 12, 2014 02:01 AM

September 11, 2014

Malumaat

Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS meets with the President of Tanzania at the State House in Dar es Salaam

Syedna Aaliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS paid a courtesy call on the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete at State House, Dar Es Salaam. This was Aqa Maula TUS first meeting with the President since becoming the 53rd Dai al Mutlaq.

September 11, 2014 07:45 AM

Urs Majlis 45th Dai Mutlaq Syedna Tayyab Zainuddin R.A in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Urs Majlis 45th Dai Mutlaq Syedna Tayyab Zainuddin R.A in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

September 11, 2014 07:29 AM

Urs Majlis 35th Dai Mutlaq R.A & 43th Dai Mutlaq R.A in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Urs Majlis 35th Dai Mutlaq R.A & 43th Dai Mutlaq R.A in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

September 11, 2014 07:29 AM

September 10, 2014

Malumaat

September 09, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Meditation class

Work offers a meditation class.  It's more of a close-your-eyes-and-relax class.  I was going for a few months and then I took the summer off.  I re-joined the class and the first class was great.  I felt as if I hadn't truly relaxed for a while afterwards.

The class is pretty simple.  Sit, close your eyes, and breathe deeply.  There is an "instructor".  He basically just repeats, "be aware of..." over and over.  It sounds silly as I write about it, but it's actually a really fantastic half hour every week.

The class is relaxing because it is about being aware of right now.  I can't help but think about the all the good things right now.  I shouldn't need a class or an 'instructor' for that:P

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at September 09, 2014 07:10 PM

Malumaat

TKM organized ROTI Competition at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

TKM organized ROTI Competition at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

September 09, 2014 08:52 AM

Huzurala TUS Safar to Nakuru for Urus Majlis of Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin RA & Iftitah of Hakimi Masjid

Huzurala TUS Safar to Nakuru for Urus Majlis of Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin RA & Iftitah of Hakimi Masjid on 27 Shawwal al Mukarram 1435H.

September 09, 2014 07:43 AM

Maryam and Xeynab

Bleeding Green

Patriotism is not simply wearing and hoisting the green flag on the Independence Day, it is collecting the small paper flags lying on the floor after that.

Patrotism is not lecturing a class of students but educating them and making them learn.

It is sheer patriotism when Mr. Abbas Hussain gives his everything to instigate the passion in teachers and professors to bring down the walls of embedded cultural backlash and think about the paradigms that could be achieved through planning for the welfare of the students of our nation.

Patriotism is not talking about reforms and only being critical of every single thing concluding in the state but it is about people like Mr. Imran Khan bringing reforms.

It is not about watching the crowd on the television sets but it is about being part of it ! It is about playing your apparently meagre yet enormous role in making things better for your people and everyone around you.

Patriotism is when you pick up an empty pack of snack, educate a child you meet, feed a poor human on your way, follow traffic rules, respect your surroundings and get up every morning with a thought “What could I do today to make things better for the people of my country and everything around me?”

Yes it is about you! It is about me! It is about US! It is about the difference we all make everyday with our thoughts, actions and mostly reactions.

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Salutations to the patriotic of my land !
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 09, 2014 02:16 AM

Bleeding Green

Patriotism is not simply wearing and hoisting the green flag on the Independence Day, it is collecting the small paper flags lying on the floor after that.

Patrotism is not lecturing a class of students but educating them and making them learn.

It is sheer patriotism when Mr. Abbas Hussain gives his everything to instigate the passion in teachers and professors to bring down the walls of embedded cultural backlash and think about the paradigms that could be achieved through planning for the welfare of the students of our nation.

Patriotism is not talking about reforms and only being critical of every single thing concluding in the state but it is about people like Mr. Imran Khan bringing reforms.

It is not about watching the crowd on the television sets but it is about being part of it ! It is about playing your apparently meagre yet enormous role in making things better for your people and everyone around you.

Patriotism is when you pick up an empty pack of snack, educate a child you meet, feed a poor human on your way, follow traffic rules, respect your surroundings and get up every morning with a thought “What could I do today to make things better for the people of my country?”

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Yes it is about you! It is about me! It is about US! It is about the difference we all make everyday with our thoughts, actions and mostly reactions.

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Salutations to the patriotic of my land !
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 09, 2014 02:01 AM

September 08, 2014

Malumaat

Urs Raat Majlis of 35th Dai Mutlaq R.A & 43rd Dai Mutlaq R.A Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Urs Raat Majlis of 35th Dai Mutlaq R.A & 43rd Dai Mutlaq R.A Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

September 08, 2014 08:44 AM

September 07, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The ‘Selfie’ Virus

There was something absolutely bizzare about the lady just in front of me. She kept on tilting her head, brushing her hair one way and the other and kept passing all the smiles even google would be short of to provide!

I was now curious and wanted to know whether why? why? why? on mighty earth someone would waste such an encyclopedia of smiles to nothing in front !

And then I lifted myself halfway from my chair and literally peeped… and aha! I found my answer… the lady had a nice smartie in her hand and the presence of mind to make the right click in the well lit location of the food court at Dolmen Mall Clifton, made her smile and pose all the way…

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Well well well it is an era of selfies, it may be the age of information but definitely I would love to call this decade also ‘ an age of selfies ‘.

Every living toddler, every little trip or even a movie being watched and even the recent dharna being attended can become international news with a selfie beautifully photoshopped, attached to it.

People seem today in a transaction, a deal that you compliment me and I will do the same! No harm, but infact today everyone makes sure that they have their beautiful selves displayed and admired by many and more…. Indeed human instinct it is …. to be admired and appreciated… so well every era has its own fever and the fever of selfies is definitely an epidemic of the current times…

As much as I myself love to make the right click ;)

Add me in the ‘selfie’ count!
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at September 07, 2014 05:46 PM

September 05, 2014

Malumaat

Shahzada Idris Bs Badruddin Saheb Presides over rs Mubarak Majlis Syedi Bawa Mulla Khan Saheb QR in Rampura

Shahzada Idris Bs Badruddin Saheb Presided Over Urs Mubarak Majlis Syedi Bawa Mulla Khan Saheb QR in Rampura

September 05, 2014 03:45 PM

August 31, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

In a State of Civil War

What a show! What a perfect battle! My country yesterday faced and is facing a terrorist coup and that also not of an ordinary kind but the worst history must have known. It was the great achievement of Mr. Nawaz Sharif; the prime minister of Pakistan and his government that he faced the army of terrorists igniting a bloody debacle carrying the most lethal weapons any war or mankind must have known!

These terrorists carried with them no guns, no bombs and neither any hi fi gadgets but toddlers and sticks to aid them walk along with water bottles to quench their thirsts. Yes this was the army of terrorists Mr. Sharif along with his ‘democratic’ governmemt faced.

Speechless, spellbound and desperation is exactly what I felt while watching this episode LIVE and still viewing it LIVE. The only question left to ask the government and democracy is IS THIS NON EXISTANT DEMOCRACY, A SEAT OF A PRIME MINISTER WORTH THE LIFE OF EVERY SINGLE PAKISTANI?

Yes, every single Pakistani cause every single person fighting this battle represents every single person living in the country. Every woman and child being massacred ruthlessly is my own mother, sister and child.

This debacle has left a permament mark in the history of my nation and  every single person of the country. And yes! if this is what a revolution is to look like then this is the defining moment when the people of Pakistan are united, on the streets, helpless angry but ready and determined to sacrifice their all against decades of injustice and cruelty these fake and selfish politicians posed on them.

The constitution avenue has turned into a war zone with ironically the people fighting against their own officials and for what? For the seat that seems the most petty matter of conflict compared to the price paid in flesh and blood!
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Shame is what I feel, sitting comfortably at my home while my brothers, sisters and children fight for a brighter future of Pakistan and its people. And wait not only fight but sacrifice their lives for us and our generations to come!

Shame Shame Shame on you Mr. Nawaz Sharif! Just when you are done auditing the amassed collections of gold and silver, let your conscience murder you with the thought of every drop of blood you shed for that seat which just is bathing with the blood of every Pakistani and their little children today.
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Go Nawaz! Just Go Already!
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 31, 2014 02:01 AM

August 29, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula (TUS) Arrives For Gurrato Shahar Majlis In Dar es Salaam

On yawme gurrato shahar (pehli tarikh) hundreds of mumineen got sharaf of fajr imamat namaz with Aqa Maula (TUS) at Al Masjid ul Hakimi.

August 29, 2014 08:16 PM

August 27, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

END THE DEADLOCK PLEASE !

Its been 12 days the country is in a situation of a deadlock. There are men, women and children sitting outside the constitution avennue near the parliament house since days. There is an unbearable stench of decomposed matter and while these avennues are turned into public lavotories there are diseases going viral in the air.

Everyone talks about their mandate, all leaders inflexible and determined. Yes revolutions demand sacrifice of their people but then there are clear heavens forseeable but do we see them today is the question?

Its sad the media talks about all the rights of the people but no one mentions the conditions the people are facing. This time buying tradition is just playing havoc on the nerves of not only the people in the Azaadi Chowk but every citizen of Pakistan. The level of anxiety is at its peak at this point of time. We the citizens of Pakistan feel gripped and are extremely tensed about our brothers and sisters who are sitting at the D Chowk wishing for a revolution representing each Pakistani living in the country and abroad. Naive and coy are my people. They are innocent ones and a single loss of life will cause immeasurable heartbreak amongst the people of the country.

Please its an appeal to the government to stop the battle of nerves and give in to the people and their mandate. Please strike a balance as democracy is of the people, by the people and for them and if the people are willing to give their lives to end it, then definitely its not worth it for any government or the nation at large.

Please us the Muslims of the subcontinent have sacrificed much since the past 150 years. Lets end the tradition. The victory of the people is the only win-win situation forseeable today for the country and its so called democratic systems.

MAY ALLAH BE WITH EACH ONE OF US AND LET THE NATION COME OFF VICTORIOUSLY THROUGH THESE EXTREMELY TURBULENT TIMES. AMEEN!

Hopeful Always,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 27, 2014 06:01 PM

Malumaat

Syedna Aaliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS arrives in Dar es salaam

Syedna Aaliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS arrived on Tuesday in Dar es salaam at 6.52 pm local time.

August 27, 2014 03:31 PM

Shahzada Aliwaqar Aliasger BS Kalimuddin Saheb Hoists Flag At Burhani College Mumbai

Shahzada Aliwaqar Aliasger BS Kalimuddin Saheb Hoisted Flag At Burhani College Mumbai on India's Independence day.

August 27, 2014 12:32 PM

August 25, 2014

Malumaat

Syedi Mukasir Saheb presides over Rampura Urs Mubarak Majlis of Syedi Bawa Mulla Khan QR

Syedi Mukasir Saheb presided over Rampura Urs Mubarak Majlis of Syedi Bawa Mulla Khan QR in Huseni Hall Mumbai.

August 25, 2014 08:18 AM

Zahabiya Yahya

Ek Nazar

The first month in the Hijrical calendar, Moharram ul haraam’s first ten days mark the days of Asharah Mubaraka, the 10 day mourning period of Imam Hussain AS over the sacrifices and testimonies faced in Karbala. During these 10 days, our Maula, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA would call mumineen from all over the world- different […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

The month of Allah.

So, I have been missing for quite awhile, constantly brain storming and wondering what to write about, what to write about… until, finally, last night on pehli raat it finally occurred to me: The hijrical month of Ramazan! Such a month, that even as I write these words and sentences begin to form, my eyes […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

T. Behn Mandviwala

Kindly click the About link below. About.

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

The Irrelevant Provoker.

Lately, instead of writing myself, I have been reading and analyzing other mumin bloggers; examining their thoughts and ideas and what the most common thing to blog about is. I came to one conclusion, “the darvadar” (an awesome ‘nick-name’ I am borrowing from another blog): http://darvadar.blogspot.com/ “I don’t know who came up with this name, […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

Diamonds in the Rough

I find it ironic, that as humanity continues to decay in its actions, there is a certain sect of Islam that is only improving day by day. However, it is not just the people that are helping one another improve; it is the leader(s). Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, and Syedna Mufaddal […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

From a Covered Girl to You

Many people have given me thoughtful remarks on my blogs. I would like to confirm that I am no religious scholar or English major (yet)… I am simply a young girl who is passionate about writing her beliefs. Religion is a very controversial topic so creating these blogs requires risk and confidence. A risk I […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

Draped in Elegance

What is pulchritude to a woman with great virtue?             I do not want to create a lecture about religious conviction. Yes, the religion of Islam does require the women to cover their bodies for modesty- but for me, it is more of a personal choice than a religious choice. I have this admiration for […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

ابرهان دين الله نظرة رحمة

We have always grown up hearing about ziyaafato that occur in homes, in Masjids, but who would have known that in the year of 1996, with the dua mubaarak of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, a ziyaafat would take place in a shopping mall located in Houston, Texas. It still puts me in awe that such […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

Infinite Amounts of Gratitude

Barakat of kalemaat mubarak: Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA (1429 Hijri) Retrieved from: Al Kanz Software: http://alkanz.ekhwan.info/ To be thankful is such a task that not many can abide. It is human nature to want more. Many times, we feel as if we have nothing, when in all reality we have things that others must be […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

Through the Eyes of an American Dawoodi Bohra

Kalemaat Mubaarak of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS: Retrieved from: Al Kanz Software: http://alkanz.ekhwan.info/ English translation (in my words): Maula says for beards to be kept properly, it is Rasulullah SW’s will. In the same sense, women should keep good care of their self respect, and wear the rida the way that it should be worn. […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at August 25, 2014 02:46 AM

August 24, 2014

Malumaat

Urs Majlis of Sayedi Abdulqadir Hakimuddin RA in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Urs Majlis of Sayedi Abdulqadir Hakimuddin RA in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

August 24, 2014 08:36 AM

Solar Lights in Akamatul Kuroof, Yemen

Solar Lights in Akamatul Kuroof, Yemen

August 24, 2014 08:15 AM

Syedi Mukasir Saheb Presided over Urs Mubarak Majlis in Huseni Masjid Mumbai

Syedi Mukasir Saheb Presided over Urs Mubarak Majlis Of Syedi Abdulqader Hakimuddin QR in Huseni Masjid Mumbai.

August 24, 2014 08:15 AM

Giants Group of Mumbai Metro & Mazgaon and Jamali Mohallah Tanzeem participated for Flag Hoisting at Umarkhadi Children Remand Home

Giants Group of Mumbai Metro & Mazgaon and Jamali Mohallah Tanzeem participated for Flag Hoisting at Umarkhadi Children Remand Home.Dongri

August 24, 2014 08:15 AM

Flag hoisting at Jamali Mohallah, Narielwadi, mumbai with the hands of Amilsaheb

Flag hoisting at Jamali Mohallah, Narielwadi, mumbai with the hands of Amilsaheb

August 24, 2014 08:15 AM

Flag Hosting programe held on 15 August by TOLOBAUL KULLIYATIL MUMENEEN Kutch Mandvi

Flag Hosting programe held on 15 August by TOLOBAUL KULLIYATIL MUMENEEN Kutch Mandvi

August 24, 2014 08:15 AM

Shahzada Aaliwaqar Qusai bs Vajihuddin Saheb bestows Sharaf of Ziyafat

Shahzada Aaliwaqar Qusai Bs Vajihuddin Saheb bestowed Sharaf of Ziyafat to Shk Hatim Bhai Shakir & Family Patna.

August 24, 2014 08:15 AM

August 22, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

A Desperate Pakistani

I am a Pakistani.

I am that Pakistani for which the Quaid struggled for a sovereign state where I could practice my religion i.e. Islam without any discrimination or fear.

My country was found on the principles of democracy giving way to the voice of people for the people and by the people.
The parliament, national assembly and other governmental bodies are supposed to be public serving bodies meant to strategize and work for the benefit of the nation and its people at large. The constitution is a sacred document defining the values and political stance of the country.

However unfortuntately my country and its people misunderstood that being the public servant of the country meant making people their servant and sucking the life and blood out of the people of the country. Round and around the ball game continued with the power being thrown from one tracheaous hand to another in the past 67 years meanwhile the army and military played their desperate roles.

Now having said all that and having numerous debates in the last 7 days on the political conditions of the country I wonder of the following unanswered questions:

If the country believes in democracy and is run on political grounds than an angry large crowd of people on the basis of sentiments and a gutsy political leader without any political negotiation could bring down the position of the head of state and threaten the government?

Second, agreeing to every single statement of Kaptaan is not only wise but inevitable for every single citizen of the nation. But is the modus operandi correct? Are the people who are put at stake whose life, time and security are being threatened every moment would be given the desired justice or it is also just taken as a mini evening concert arranged by the Tehreek to get hold of the kursi the Kaptaan is apparently desperate to get hold of?

Third, when you talk about Islamic Republic of Pakistan then exposing your women swaying to the dance moves in the rain late at night while the aiming modernistic leader dances along with the party on the containers reflects the perfect Islamic stance of the nation? Is the new Pakistan in every sense being new? Defying all ethics and core values and catering to a certain niche of the society?

Fourth the Nawaz brothers, with every move condemned and no doubt rightly so will leave their seats on the basis of an unproved fact of swindling of the votes? Now ? Well anyone can prove they swindled ? MQM ? PTI itself or etc etc.

Fifth does anyone care about the country’s economy and the problem these sit ins are posing? 7 days is a big number and it seems neither the government nor the enthusiasts much care about the economical and social conditions of the state.

Lastly, while every body is trying to have a piece of the reformist’s cake, can we be a bit more serious about this? or are we waiting for some kind of an elastic limit to be crossed so that we can revert to chaos for a few more days adding to the much deserved break the certain chunk of the nation seems to be enjoying?

Nevertheless I reserve my comments.

I only aspire for a decent amicable answer to all this… for the reform isnt a one day venture, its an entire journey, a transformation requiring foresight, intelligence, superior politics and patience.

Hopeful always,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 22, 2014 03:01 PM

August 19, 2014

Malumaat

Shahzada Malek-ul-Ashtar bs Shujauddin DM lead Namaz 30 mi raat Ahya-ul-Lail - Houston

Shahzada Malek-ul-Ashtar bs Shujauddin DM lead Namaz 30 mi raat Ahya-ul-Lail - Houston

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Anjuman-e-Vajihi, Tampa was honored to host officers of the Tampa Police Department for an Iftaar dinner

Anjuman-e-Vajihi, Tampa was honored to host officers of the Tampa Police Department for an Iftaar dinner and tour of the masjid which is presently under construction.

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Solar Installation for a Hindu Community in Madhya Pardesh

Solar Installation for a Hindu Community in Madhya Pardesh

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Eid-ul-Fitr Khushi Majlis At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Eid-ul-Fitr Khushi Majlis At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Eid-ul-Fitr At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

Eid-ul-Fitr At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Lilatul Salaseen Behori Namaz At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Lilatul Salaseen Behori Namaz At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Aakhri Jumoa ni Raat Namaz at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan.

Aakhri Jumoa ni Raat Namaz at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan.

August 19, 2014 06:33 AM

Flag Hosting Ceremony At Taheri Masjid Karachi-Pakistan

Flag Hosting Ceremony At Taheri Masjid Karachi-Pakistan

August 19, 2014 05:56 AM

Shahzada Aliwaqar Abbas bs Fakhruddin Saheb presides over Urs Mubarak of Shahzadi Sakina bs in Mumbai

Shahzada Aliwaqar Abbas bs Fakhruddin Saheb presided over Urs Mubarak of Shahzadi Sakina bs binte Al Muqaddas Syedna Taher Saifuddin Aqa AQ in Mumbai and then performed ziyarat.

August 19, 2014 05:56 AM

August 18, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Mumbai — once again

Had been to Mumbai once again. Of course Life with Sukoon is so great. Four friends had a nice time did ziyarat with sukoon. Its just Sukoon, Sukoon and Sukoon.

by SP at August 18, 2014 05:31 AM

August 17, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The irritating WhatsApp!

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.

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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.

Irritated,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 17, 2014 03:16 PM

August 16, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Imran Khan!

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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!)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!imran 5

Maryam


by Xeemarmar at August 16, 2014 09:16 AM

August 15, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Karachi heals !

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.

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Karachi Gymkhana

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Around the walking track

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,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 15, 2014 03:31 PM

August 13, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

67 Years of Independence

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!

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Happy Independence Day!

Pakistan Zindabad!
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 13, 2014 07:46 PM

Aylanto’s Apple Pie with Cinnamon Ice-Cream

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.

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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!
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 13, 2014 07:01 PM

August 12, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

My Students-Now my Teachers

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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.

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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.

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Amate Syedna TUS
Maryam


by Xeemarmar at August 12, 2014 06:31 AM

August 11, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

A Momina-A Woman of Mettle

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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!

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Amate Syedna TUS

Maryam


by Xeemarmar at August 11, 2014 06:31 AM

August 09, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Murtaza Skh Mohammed Rampurawala (Mumbai) at Khandala

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Murtaza Skh Mohammed Rampurawala (Mumbai) at Khandala .

August 09, 2014 11:35 AM

Huzurala Tus Leads Fajar Namaz at Mohammadi Masjid Mumbai on 26th Ramadan

Huzurala Tus Leads Fajar Namaz at Mohammadi Masjid Mumbai on 26th Ramadan

August 09, 2014 11:35 AM

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Quresh bhai Shk Taiyeb bhai Ezzi (Hyderabad) with the D/O of M.Najmuddinbhai Nasir (Dubai) at Khandala on 6th Shawwalul Mukarram, 1435

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Quresh bhai Shk Taiyeb bhai Ezzi (Hyderabad) with the D/O of M.Najmuddinbhai Nasir (Dubai) at Khandala on 6th Shawwalul Mukarram, 1435

August 09, 2014 11:35 AM

Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Chowk Opening Pictures

Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Chowk Opening Pictures

August 09, 2014 11:35 AM

Huzurala TUS Bestowed Ziyafat Sharaf to Shk Hussain Shk Sharaf Ali Gain At Residence on 11th Ramadan 1435, Karachi-Pakistan

Huzurala TUS Bestowed Ziyafat Sharaf to Shk Hussain Shk Sharaf Ali Gain At Residence on 11th Ramadan 1435, Karachi-Pakistan

August 09, 2014 11:35 AM

August 08, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

‘De-press’

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…

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& Yes the brain could be handled that way…

Experience talking,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at August 08, 2014 10:31 AM

August 07, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

July 31, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Eid ul Fitr 1435: Mohabbat ni Roti !

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.

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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…

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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,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 31, 2014 11:16 AM

July 29, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Idd-ul-Fitr : 2. Khushi Majlis

Mu Khuzema Shk Shabbir bhai SIB receives the hounour for making 30 din Niaz-e-Sherullah

by Hasnain Yusufali (noreply@blogger.com) at July 29, 2014 04:10 PM

Sherullah-il-Moazzam 1435

1. Janab Shk Mohammad bhai Mu Ishaq bhai Sunelwala is for Sherullah Khidmat 2. Janab Shk Huzefa bhai Shk Qaid Johar bhai Latif is for Quran-E-Majid Tilawaat and learning Khidmat 3. Mulla Khuzema Shk Shabbir bhai SIB gets Sharaf from Huzurala TUS, again for this following year, for ALL Iftar Niaz and chai-naasto

by Hasnain Yusufali (noreply@blogger.com) at July 29, 2014 03:40 PM

July 28, 2014

Modern Bhen

The Resurgence of the Roti


The Resurgence of the Roti
By: Modern Bhen
July 27, 2014

Many of you may have noticed the recent community-wide focus on the conservative values in which our traditions are entrenched. “Home Sciences” is receiving more attention as of late, and at the forefront of this is the Resurgence of The Roti.


This inspired me to take a closer look at this age old staple in our successively creative Bhori cuisine, ponder its seeming agelessness, simplicity, and… Okay fine, my Mom angrily waved a chakri at me and made me make Roti for our upcoming family dinner.

I’ve watched the women in my family make rotis for years. It seems simple enough. #ChallengeAccepted


10:00am - After a quick google search, I dig around for the basic ingredients required to make roti: durum wheat atta, salt, warm water.

10:07am - Water, check. Salt, check. Turns out, I do not own any variety of flour.

10:24am - Have located durum wheat atta at local urban grocery store.
They only carry a 5.5lb bag --  for $17.20

10:53am - Finally, with all ingredients on hand, I pour some atta into a bowl, add salt and water and begin kneading. Am treated to a an oddly satisfying squelching sensation, and realize kneading dough is hard work. Definitely don’t need to work out today.
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DISASTER! Have inadvertently added too much water; dough has turned into a sopping mess.

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11:40am - Alternating rigorously between adding more wet and dry ingredients, have finally created a somewhat accurate looking dough. Let sit for an hour, as per recipe, but the confidence gained by resolving the sopping mess is somewhat broken when I return to find it looking exactly the same. Should I wait longer? The clock is ticking though, so I trudge on.

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1:47pm - Ready to roll out dough but realize I don’t own a rolling pin as it’s never been necessary to date. Hunt for other cylindrical objects, and find the following items:
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3:09pm - Rolling out round, even rotis is harder than one might think. (Possibly exacerbated by makeshift use of soda can as a rolling pin). I consider coming clean and admitting that despite my post-graduate education and various other qualifications... roti just isn't my forte.

4:07pm - Rotis are fried and buttered. The final product of my labor are hard frisbee-like disks with jagged, uneven edges. I am considering admitting defeat when the phone rings.

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4:11pm: FaceTime call from Mom.

“Beta, Don't be late today, ok? Matchmaker Mehmoona Aunty is coming tonight too, she'll be watching.”
“....Er... Okay." -- (#@%#)
“Did you make the rotis? How did they turn out?”
“Oh.....yeah--”
“This isn’t going to be like the chai incident again, is it beta?”
“Umm… it… er…” I make a game-time decision. “They turned out great, Mom. I'll see you in a bit!”

4:20pm - I get my mother off the phone and run outside and hail a cab.

4:37pm - I ask the cabbie to wait while I run into my local Indo-Pak grocery store and head straight for the freezer.
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5:02pm - I return to my apartment and frantically rip open the packages while simultaneously firing up my frying pan for the second time today. They must look just perfectly imperfect.

5:23pm - Twenty minutes later, I have stunning “homemade” rotis, packed and ready for dinner.

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5.5 lbs of Golden Temple’s Durum atta $17.20
Cab fare to and from Indo-Pak store $21.00
Two packets of ready-made roti $5.98
Opportunity costs $201.92
(calculated based on current earning potential and wasted precious weekend hours)
Pulling a fast one on my Mom and Matchmaker Mehmoona Aunty…
...PRICELESS

“Beta, these are excellent! Can you make them for dinner next week as well? Let me go show Matchmaker Mehmoona Aunty.....”

I make a mental note to buy my Mom a Rotimatic for Eid and smile beatifically.

“Sure,”


*Note: No rotis were harmed in the making of this blog, and for more information regarding the Rotimatic, please visit https://rotimatic.com/

by Confession of a Modern Bhen (noreply@blogger.com) at July 28, 2014 10:58 AM

July 27, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

In another time, at another place…

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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.

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Yes I am wandering, searching for undefined questions, their answers and then their reasons. There is much to say, but must remain unsaid…

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Lost & Lost,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 27, 2014 09:16 PM

Malumaat

19mi sherullah il moazzam huzurala tus taraf si iftaar & jaman in Bhopal

19mi sherullah il moazzam huzurala tus taraf si iftaar & jaman in Bhopal

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

lailatul qadar in haidry masjid bhopal

lailatul qadar in haidry masjid bhopal

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Misaq Majlis At Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi

Misaq Majlis At Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

misaq majlish in haidery mohalla bhopal

misaq majlish in haidery mohalla bhopal

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Misaq Majlis At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Misaq Majlis At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Shz Qusai Bs DM Presided Over Misaaq Majlis in Mohammadi masjid Mumbai

Shz Qusai Bs DM Presided Over Misaaq Majlis in Mohammadi masjid Mumbai

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Janab Mehlum Bs Presided over Misaaq Majlis in Zainee Masjid Mumbai

Janab Mehlum Bs Presided over Misaaq Majlis in Zainee Masjid Mumbai

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Lailatul Qadr 1435H, Saifee Masjid, Sunel

Lailatul Qadr 1435H, Saifee Masjid, Sunel

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

July 26, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala (TUS) arrived for Aakhir Jumua Namaz (Zohar/Asar) in Saifee Masjid - Mumbai

Huzurala (TUS) arrived for Aakhir Jumua Namaz (Zohar/Asar) in Saifee Masjid - Mumbai

July 26, 2014 04:30 PM

Asgar F (Taffakur)

RAMAZAN 1435 H

This Sehrullah was blessed to read and reflect, and make two slide share presentations, which I humbly offer as Hadiyah to my blog readers.

In the beginning of the month made  VALAYAT  - a tribute presentation to our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) on his 1st Sehrullah as 53 rd Dai ul Mutlaq, based on my reading of the Book ' The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran.

The slide share was based on an earlier article written by me on the joyous occasion of the 88th Milad Mubaraka of our for our ever revered Hay'ul Muqadaas Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Moula (RA) whose loving memories are so fresh in our hearts.

The niyat behind the presentation was to show that our valayat - our feelings  - our thoughts, each passing day are more intense - more deep - more refreshing - more uplifting and ever more rejuvenating.

 http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/valayat 

With the passing of each day of Sehrullah in Ibadat, as Layali Fazela approached I engrossed my self in reading about interesting scientific discoveries propounded by Dr. Michio Kaku, co-founder of String Field Theory, saw his numerous interesting videos and read articles about Biocentrism as propounded by Dr. Robert Lanza and other scientists, and at the same time reflected on lessons learnt from Spirituality.

The niyat behind this Presentation was to show that at long last Science is converging towards
Spirituality, and in the process helping in the better understanding of the Spiritual Truths.
An exiting times ahead for proponents of Spirituality.

It is only when ALLAH  WILLS TO REVEAL HIS SOURCE than and only than can one stand on the threshold of Divine Knowledge, be in amazement and in awe.  To one who is humble,  His Knowledge will be revealed to the limit HE ALONE SETS  to the true seeker of both Spirituality and Science.

http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/multi-37234695






by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at July 26, 2014 12:44 PM

July 25, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Maula Aali Qadr TUS

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.

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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…
Ameen!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 25, 2014 08:31 PM