Planet Bohra

November 22, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Tortoise and the hare

I've heard this story many many times over the years. It's pretty simple and I've absorbed the message a little bit more every time. It's a nice reminder, but there's really nothing new. "Slow and steady wins the race". Pretty simple. 

I heard another telling recently that has given the story a deeper meaning  for me. The story continues after the race. The hare is in the hospital disgruntled and upset. He's just been diagnosed with cancer. The tortoise visits the hare in the hospital. Old friends talking about the race. The hare can't accept that he could be dying; he is a racer and just ran a race. Their conversation is great and it ends with the tortoise blowing the hare's mind letting him know "it was never a race".

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at November 22, 2014 12:58 PM

Shabbar Suterwala

Qualities of a Leader

1. Character: Be a Piece of the Rock.

2. Charisma: The First Impression Can Seal the Deal.

3. Commitment: It Separates Doers from Dreamers.

4. Communication: Without It You Travel Alone.

5. Competence: If You Build It, They Will Come.

6. Courage: One Person with Courage is a Majority.

7. Discernment: Put an end to Unsolved Mysteries.

8. Focus: The Sharper It Is, the Sharper You Are.

9. Generosity: Your Candle Loses Nothing When It Lights Another.

10. Initiative: You Won't Leave Home Without It.

11. Listening: To Connect with Their Hearts, Use Your Ears

12. Passion: Take This Life and Love It

13. Positive Attitude: If You Believe You Can, You Can

14. Problem Solving: You Can't Let Your Problems Be a Problem

15. Relationships: If You Get Along, They've Go Along

16. Responsibility: If You Won't Carry the Ball, You Can't Lead the Team

17. Security: Competence Never Compensates for Insecurity

18. Self-Discipline: The First Person You Lead is You

19. Servant hood: To Get Ahead, Put Others First

20. Teachability: To Keep Leading, Keep Learning

21. Vision: You Can Seize Only What You Can See

by Shabbar Suterwala (noreply@blogger.com) at November 22, 2014 03:55 AM

November 19, 2014

Shabbar Suterwala

Can I buy an hour of your time?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON:   "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
DAD:   "Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man.
SON:   "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD:   "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.
SON:    "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD:    "If you must know, I make Rs.100 an hour."
SON:     "Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON:   "Daddy, may I please borrow Rs.50?" The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such childish behavior."
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about son's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think, maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs.50 and he really didn't ask for money very often.
The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep, son?" He asked. "No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy. "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier" said the man.
"It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you.. Here's the Rs.50 you asked for." The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up currency notes.
The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father. "Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.
"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied. "Daddy, I have Rs.100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness. It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

Do remember to share that Rs.100 worth of your time with someone you love. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.  And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

by Shabbar Suterwala (noreply@blogger.com) at November 19, 2014 11:18 AM

November 12, 2014

Shabbar Suterwala

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by Shabbar Suterwala (noreply@blogger.com) at November 12, 2014 02:53 PM

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Dr. Murtaza son of Dr. Shk Abidbhai Paghdiwala with daughter of Shk Qasimbhai Mun (Philadelphia, USA) in Surat - India

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah of Dr. Murtaza son of Dr. Shk Abidbhai Paghdiwala with daughter of Shk Qasimbhai Mun (Philadelphia, USA) in Surat - India

November 12, 2014 06:17 AM

November 11, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

3 things to do to compensate for that forgotten birthday wish!

If there is nothing else my generation is good at, it has to be in forgetting things and well I have to admit we have the ability to forget practically everything!

From assignments to invitations, birthdays to keys, we need reminders for everything! Facebook did wonders with birthdays but due to the information explosion our ability to keep in touch with that also exploded along with it…

Missing your spouse’s birthday could be heartbreaking and extremely taxing. Hence today I just did what I am good at, and forgot to wish him even though I remembered it was his birthday! Imagine!

So here are the three things I did to cover up my folly (& trust me it works, wide wide experience talking)

1. When confronted with your mistake, hush and dont say anything. Ofcourse he/she is hurt and expects an apology hence do it.

2. You have time, you always do! So plan! Plan something that would surprise him/her. If you usually bake a cake, gift this time. If you gift; plan a party etc etc. REMEMBER its your mistake and we all gotta pay for it hence do it gracefully.

3. If you are really good at it then maybe you can act all naive and coy and pretend along with your gift surprise that you remembered the birthday all this time and just planned to surprise him/her :p

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My surprise gift ;)

These are simple three steps that would certainly pass you gracefully through the birthday wish that you forgot to make ;)

‘Dervish’ is what my friend and colleague Tahera would call me when knocking me with reminders! Hence this one goes out to all the dervishes like me :)

Happy ‘not-so’ belated birthdays ;)
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at November 11, 2014 03:16 PM

3 things to do to compensate for that forgotten birthday wish!

If there is nothing else my generation is good at, it has to be in forgetting things and well I have to admit we have the ability to forget practically everything!

From assignments to invitations, birthdays to keys, we need reminders mostly… Facebook did wonders with birthdays but due to the information explosion our ability to keep in touch with that also exploded along with it.

Missing your spouse’s birthday could be heartbreaking and extremely taxing. Hence today I just did what I am good at, and forgot to wish him even though I remembered it was his birthday! Imagine!

So here are the three things I did to cover up my folly (& trust me it works, wide wide experience talking)

1. When confronted with your mistake, hush and dont say anything. Ofcourse he/she is hurt and expects an apology hence do it.

2. You have time, you always do! So plan! Plan something that would surprise him/her. If you usually bake a cake, gift this time. If you gift; plan a party etc etc. REMEMBER its your mistake and we all gotta pay for it hence do it gracefully.

3. If you are really good at it then maybe you can act all naive and coy and pretend along with your surprise that you remembered the birthday all this time and just planned to surprise him/her :p

These are simple three steps that would certainly pass you gracefully through the birthday wish that you forgot to make ;)

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My surprise gift ;)

‘Dervish’ is what my friend and colleague Tahera would call me when knocking me with reminders! Hence this one goes out to all the dervishes like me :)

Happy not so belated birthdays ;)
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at November 11, 2014 03:16 PM

November 08, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

The Murree Hills

Original is beautiful. Everything that is original has its distinct flavor, attraction and ofcourse a unique superior quality. I am one of the fortunate ones who had witnessed Murree Hills,(hill station in Punjab, Pakistan) in its prime originality, at its peak beauty and fine quality. It was then when the concept of deforestation for commercial purposes in a ruthless fashion was unheard of and simplicity the core of every life.

Yes times have changed and certainly the ways. With obsession and greed for more (thanks to the entire corrupt system, from top to bottom and bottom to top) each and every individual of the country is in a frenzy to make a quick and easy buck in these turbulent and unexpected times. Hence the thought, its action and results have definitely played its role in re-shaping the once scenic and extraordinary spell binding view of Muree Hills.

I went to Muree Hills today after about a decade (which had also been my residence for 2 years or so after my birth; as we owned one of the chain of shops of Esajee & Sons in Muree Hills too) and found that the once green scenic location has now been rennovated as a commercial spot with shops and restaurants hoarded on the streets of The Mall and its vicinity. The shopkeepers try to get every penny out of the excited visitors at the best of their ability and swarm them with their unique deals and offers. To a large extent the originality, the lush green gardens and the fresh air has been replaced with multi storied hotels, restaurants, unlimited shops and the aroma of food, and too much population around.

But then thats the change, and things keep on changing for a better suitable adaptable way to pace up with the trends and norms of the national and then the global society. Hence I guess Murree Hills changed with the required changing times. However having said all that, it was a nostalgic experience and well enjoyed.

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Kashmir Point, Muree Hills

Chill-ing a bit,
Xeynab

P.S The shawl I bought from the famous roadside vendors is lovely! :)


by Xeemarmar at November 08, 2014 03:01 PM

November 05, 2014

Malumaat

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin gave Ziyafat Sharaf to Shk Yousuf Bhai Sajid & Sons in his new house in Kuwait

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin gave Ziyafat Sharaf to Shk Yousuf Bhai Sajid & Sons in his new house in Kuwait

November 05, 2014 11:33 AM

Shabbir Poonawala

Ashara Mubaraka 1436H @ Surat

This was the first Ashara Mubaraka which I attended physically in Hazrat Imamiyah. Yes. Surprising but true. The First ever Ashara with Maula TUS. Had sharaf of listening to Maula TUS directly from 3rd till Ashura.

Days and nights spent with sukoon. Alhamdolillah. And looking ahead for many more Ashara with Maula TUS, Inshallah.

by SP at November 05, 2014 07:16 AM

November 04, 2014

Malumaat

Yaume Ashura 1436 Waaz Relay in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Yaume Ashura 1436 Waaz Relay in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 04, 2014 11:33 AM

Aqa Moula TUS Niyaz Jaman on 8th Moharram Ul Haram 1436 in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Aqa Moula TUS Niyaz Jaman on 8th Moharram Ul Haram 1436 in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 04, 2014 10:58 AM

8th Moharram Ul Haram Waaz Relay in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

8th Moharram Ul Haram Waaz Relay in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 04, 2014 10:58 AM

Aqa Moula TUS Niyaz Jaman on 8th Moharram Ul Haram 1436 at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

Aqa Moula TUS Niyaz Jaman on 8th Moharram Ul Haram 1436 at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

November 04, 2014 10:26 AM

November 03, 2014

Zahabiya Yahya

Noorun Ala Noor

For the past approximate year, Houston has been in the noorani nazarath of our beloved Aqa Maula TUS. If anyone were to ask me why Houston holds so much pride, I would simply answer with Shehzada Malik ul Ashter Bhaisaheb, because without him we are and were nothing. Ever since Burhanuddin Maula RA designated Shehzada Saheb to […]

by Zahabiya Yahya at November 03, 2014 10:31 PM

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

4th Raat of Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Matam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin presided 4th Raat of Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Matam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 03, 2014 11:38 AM

3rd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz Relay in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

3rd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz Relay in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 03, 2014 11:38 AM

3rd Raat of Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Matam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

3rd Raat of Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Matam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 03, 2014 11:38 AM

2nd Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Waaz held in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin presided 2nd Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Waaz in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 03, 2014 11:03 AM

2nd Raat of Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Matam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

2nd Raat of Moharram Ul Haram 1436 Matam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

November 03, 2014 11:03 AM

7th Ashara Mubarak 1436 H Raat ni majlis in Barnagar - MP

7th Ashara Mubarak 1436 H Raat ni majlis in Barnagar - MP

November 03, 2014 08:03 AM

November 01, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS arrives for Lailatul Ashura majlis at Al Masjid al Moazzam in Surat

Huzurala TUS arrived for Lailatul Ashura majlis at Al Masjid al Moazzam in Surat.

November 01, 2014 04:04 PM

Huzurala TUS delivers Waaz Mubarak on Yamul Ta'asu at masjid al Moazzam in Surat

Huzurala TUS delivers Waaz Mubarak on Yamul Ta'asu at masjid al Moazzam in Surat.

November 01, 2014 04:04 PM

8th Muharram Ul Haram Waaz Mubarak Relay and Niyaz In Dar es Salaam

8th Muharram Ul Haram Waaz Mubarak Relay and Niyaz In Dar es Salaam

November 01, 2014 04:04 PM

7th Muharram Ul Haram Waaz In Dar es Salaam

7th Muharram Ul Haram Waaz In Dar es Salaam

November 01, 2014 04:04 PM

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin presides Matam Majlis at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin presides Matam Majlis at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

November 01, 2014 12:19 PM

7th Moharram Ul Haram Waaz at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

7th Moharram Ul Haram Waaz at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

November 01, 2014 11:34 AM

Taher Suratwala

Close call

I had a very close call this morning. A possibly life ending moment. It's a couple hours later and my heart is still racing. 

The details are irrelevant now. I'm of two minds even writing this. I'd just as soon forget or pretend like it didn't really happen. 

I had a rare second-chance moment.  Everything important came into focus and everything else faded. I was jarred into realizing most of the stuff on my mind faded away. 

I'm sooooooo lucky to have a second chance. I'm pretty sure third chances are much more rare. I'll just come back and read this. 

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at November 01, 2014 10:09 AM

October 31, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS presides over Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb AQ Waaz Mubarak recording from 1414h Ashara Mubaraka

Huzurala TUS presided over Video Recording of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb AQ Waaz Mubarak from 1414h Ashara Mubaraka at Al Masjid al Moazzam in Surat.

October 31, 2014 04:34 PM

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

1436 7th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 7th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 31, 2014 03:19 AM

October 30, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS delivers 6th Waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Surat

Aqa Maula TUS delivered the 6th Waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Surat at Al Masjid al Moazzam.

October 30, 2014 05:12 PM

October 29, 2014

Malumaat

5th Moharram Ul Haram in Barnagar - MP

5th Moharram Ul Haram in Barnagar - MP

October 29, 2014 10:53 PM

Aqa Maula (TUS) ye karam ane ehsaan farmawi ne 6th Moharram si Ashura tak Audio Video waaz Relay ni Raza Houston ma farmawi che

Aqa Maula (TUS) ye karam ane ehsaan farmawi ne 6th Moharram si Ashura tak Audio Video waaz Relay ni Raza Houston ma farmawi che

October 29, 2014 10:19 PM

Janab Shk Taherbhai Godrawalla presided 1436 2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz in Saifee Masjid , Nairobi - Kenya

Janab Shk Taherbhai Godrawalla presided 1436 2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz in Saifee Masjid , Nairobi - Kenya

October 29, 2014 10:19 PM

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS delivers Ashara Waaz Mubarak on 6th Moharram ul Haram 1436 in Surat

Aqa Maula TUS delivers Ashara Waaz Mubarak on 6th Moharram ul Haram 1436 in Surat.

October 29, 2014 06:34 PM

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 7mi Raat Majlis in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 7mi Raat Majlis in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 29, 2014 05:00 PM

1436 6th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 6th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 29, 2014 04:33 PM

October 28, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS delivers Ashara Waaz Mubarak on 5th Moharram ul Haram 1436 in Surat

Aqa Maula TUS delivered Ashara Waaz Mubarak on 5th Moharram ul Haram 1436 in Surat.

October 28, 2014 06:34 PM

Janab Shk Fakhruddin Bhai presided 2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz Majlis in Houston - USA

Janab Shk Fakhruddin Bhai presided 2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz Majlis in Houston - USA

October 28, 2014 06:34 PM

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 6th Raat Majlis in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 6th Raat Majlis in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 28, 2014 03:34 PM

1436 5th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 5th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 28, 2014 03:34 PM

2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz at Shujai Markaz in Burhani Mohalla, Mirqab - Kuwait

October 28, 2014 12:04 PM

Aqa Maula TUS delivers 3rd Waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Surat

Aqa Maula TUS delivered the 3rd Waaz Mubarak on 4th Moharram ul Haram at Masjid al Moazzam in Surat. More than 140,000 Mumineen are registered to attend Waaz Mubarak in Surat.

October 28, 2014 02:03 AM

October 27, 2014

Malumaat

Janab Shk. Shabbirbhai Rasheed During 2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz In Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

Janab Shk. Shabbirbhai Rasheed During 2nd Moharram Ul Haram Waaz In Dar es Salaam

October 27, 2014 05:32 PM

1436 4th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 4th Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 27, 2014 02:25 PM

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

SWACCH BHARAT ABHIYAAN




From Surat during the course of the historic 2nd Waaz Mubarak ( sermons during Mohraam) on Sunday October 26  2014, which was relayed to world wide adherents of 53rd Spiritual Head Sayedna  A'li Qdr Muffadhal Saifuddin Saheb (TUS)  dwelt on personal cleanliness, purity of thoughts and deeds, helping to keep your immediate surroundings clean, and as concerned citizens of whichever country we reside in, we should make a consistent and personal effort to help in cleaner environment.

From the rich annals of Dawat history he narrated the khidmat ( services) of Sayedi Khaaji Feer saheb of Udaipur, who came to acquire Ilm ( knowledge of Deen) in the presence of Dai uz Zaman at Jamnagar, some three centuries ago.

Sayedi Khanji was in his youth, and while attending Sabaks (teachings) in the Hazrat of Dai, he observed that on account of putrid smell coming from a nearby slaughter facility, the Dai was distressed by the putrid smell coming from the rotting guts and innards, that were just left there.

The young Sayedi Khanji saheb decided to take  corrective action in silence and without much ado.   So  each nightfall he would  go to the slaughter pit, collect all the rotting innards and left overs in a container, wash and clean the place, and carry the load on his shoulders, and dispose it off in a very responsible manner.

The putrid smell thus stopped wafting in  and distressing the Dai, while he was dispensing knowledge, so he asked the stalwart about it, and in a very demeaning and degrading tone, they said that a ' commoner ' from Udaipur named Khanji has being doing the cleaning.

Sayedna knew the real worth of Sayedi Khanji saheb, and he chided the stalwarts that this young dedicated youth will soon rise to the highest pinnacle of nobility and virtue. He will be venerated for his piety, knowledge and services.

Thus three centuries ago our Dai made it clear that no job is demeaning or low, it is your motivation, your drive behind a particular action or undertaking, that is the deciding factor. In this instance, it was the affection and love for the Dai, and a sense of duty, and awareness that motivated Sayedi Khanji saheb. For him it was never demeaning but an uplifting undertaking.

Thus if your motivation stems from the love of your country and your fellow citizens, SBA provides a platform for you to contribute and uplift your spirit and character.

Likewise to contribute towards a better and cleaner environment, in what ever capacity, even by becoming aware and restraining yourself from adding to the litter, or by becoming a good example to others by your silent actions, as concerned citizens, constitutes as a noble and uplifting action.












by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at October 27, 2014 09:07 AM

October 26, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS delivers 2nd Waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Surat

Aqa Maula TUS delivered the 2nd Waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Surat at Al Masjid al Moazzam. Mumineen are coming to Surat in tens of thousands to hear the Waaz Mubarak and get deedar sharaf of Huzurala TUS.

October 26, 2014 05:20 PM

Janab Naeem Bs Mohyuddin Saheb delivered Eid-e-Gadeer e khum Waaz Majlis at Adam Masjid, Karachi-Pakistan

Janab Naeem Bs Mohyuddin Saheb delivered Eid-e-Gadeer e khum Waaz Majlis at Adam Masjid, Karachi-Pakistan

October 26, 2014 04:45 PM

Solar Water Pump in the town of Ashyab Asfal, Yemen

Solar Water Pump in the town of Ashyab Asfal, Yemen

October 26, 2014 04:05 PM

1436 2nd moharram waaz majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

1436 2nd moharram waaz majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

October 26, 2014 04:05 PM

Urs Majlis of 48th Dai-al-Mutlaq And 49th Dai-al-Mutlaq in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

Urs Majlis of 48th Dai-al-Mutlaq And 49th Dai-al-Mutlaq in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah,Karachi-Pakistan

October 26, 2014 04:05 PM

Shz Ammar BS did iftetah of (T.N.C.)Jamali mohallah newly constructed office

Shz Ammar BS did iftetah of (T.N.C.)Jamali mohallah newly constructed office

October 26, 2014 04:05 PM

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 4ti Raat Majlis in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 4ti Raat Majlis in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 26, 2014 03:20 PM

1436 3rd Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz Relay in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 3rd Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz Relay in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 26, 2014 03:20 PM

Aqa Maula TUS delivers 1st Waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 in Surat

Aqa Maula TUS delivered the 1st waaz Mubarak of Ashara Mubaraka 1436 at Al Masjid al Moazzam in Surat.

October 26, 2014 11:24 AM

Huzurala TUS presides over Yaumul Jumoa Mauqib on 1st Moharram ul Haram in Surat

Huzurala TUS presided over Yaumul Jumoa Mauqib in Imami Shaan on 1st Moharram ul Haram in Surat.

October 26, 2014 11:05 AM

Huzurala TUS presides over Pehli Raat Moharram ul Haram majlis in Surat

Huzurala Syedna Aliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb TUS presided over Pehli Raat Moharram ul Haram majlis in Fatemi masjid in Surat.

October 26, 2014 11:05 AM

October 25, 2014

Malumaat

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 3ji Raat in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 Moharrum ul Haraam 3ji Raat in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 25, 2014 04:05 PM

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin presides Maqdam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin presides Maqdam Majlis in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

October 25, 2014 11:50 AM

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin lead Zohr / Asr Namaz in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Janab Abduttayeb Bs Bin Shz Qusai Bs Vajhiuddin lead Zohr / Asr Namaz in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

October 25, 2014 11:50 AM

1436 2nd Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

1436 2nd Moharrum ul Haraam Waaz in Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2 - Ghodapdeo (MUMBAI)

October 25, 2014 10:05 AM

October 24, 2014

Malumaat

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