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July 28, 2014

Modern Bhen

The Resurgence of the Roti


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4:11pm: FaceTime call from Mom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Sure,”


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

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

July 27, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

In another time, at another place…

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I sometimes wonder if it is every pain that I view from the same lens or it is just the same constant lingering vacuum in my heart that overshadows every definition of hurt, absence or my feeling of loneliness.

Yes, I wander… I wander in alleys without limitation of time, place or energy. For the spirit knows no bounds…hence I know no limits.

Love and life, the two great powers coexist, but only the interdependency of both is what makes sense. I for one like all is a victim of this imbalance of nature, but I guess life is all about it. The most difficult and challenging of the tests are when tested on this fine balance of these powers.

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

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Lost & Lost,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 27, 2014 09:16 PM

Malumaat

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

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

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

lailatul qadar in haidry masjid bhopal

lailatul qadar in haidry masjid bhopal

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Misaq Majlis At Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi

Misaq Majlis At Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

misaq majlish in haidery mohalla bhopal

misaq majlish in haidery mohalla bhopal

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

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

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

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

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

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

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Janab Mehlum Bs Presided over Misaaq Majlis in Zainee Masjid Mumbai

Janab Mehlum Bs Presided over Misaaq Majlis in Zainee Masjid Mumbai

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Lailatul Qadr 1435H, Saifee Masjid, Sunel

Lailatul Qadr 1435H, Saifee Masjid, Sunel

July 27, 2014 11:38 AM

July 26, 2014

Malumaat

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

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

July 26, 2014 04:30 PM

Asgar F (Taffakur)

RAMAZAN 1435 H

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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

July 25, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Maula Aali Qadr TUS

Shehzada Idris Bhaisaheb aptly quoted when he said, “Time asks for your permission Maula whether it should carry on or pause…” Definitely for the pace, the innumerable and humanly challenging tasks Maula TUS aims and attains in a day really makes us wonder about the movement of every tick and tock. It seems Maula TUS has every tick and tock measured or vice versa every tick and tock measures Maula’s TUS pace and strives to befit its duty and service by its submission.

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Indeed! when Muqaddas Tahir Saifuddin Maula RA quoted about Burhanuddin Maula RA that “Wealth lies under Burhanuddin’s feet” so amongst the treasures of different wealths, one of the greatest was Maula Aali Qadr TUS. He is indeed a reflection of all the jewels of wealth of the Dawat of Imam Zaman.

Indeed! when Maula Burhanuddin RA blessed us with His dua, “Khuda ghani barakat apay” so again amongst the precious jewels of prayers he blessed us also with the prayer that may we be wealthy enough of time, prayers, deeds and knowledge to be able to cope up with His extraordinary wealth of Aali Qadr TUS. For Aali Qadr Maula TUS is a rare jewel of Aali Qadr amongst the treasures of Imam uz Zaman.

Indeed! Every sight, every salami and every prayer is a mystical one leaving us breathless and in awe of the majesty in view. Caring and preparing as a father would, Maula TUS holds every momin’s hands, understands as a mother does and keeps striving to cleanse our spirit and prepare our souls for the final journey ahead.

May Maula continue with the same strength and pace in the Khidmat of Imam uz Zaman till the day the world and time moves on…
Ameen!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 25, 2014 08:31 PM

July 24, 2014

Zahra Suratwala

Changing it Up

Farida mentioned to me this morning that the past two months have brought about a lot of changes and transitions in my life. She said, why don't you write about it? Post to your blog! And she was right. 

So. taking a moment here to process the changes whirling around me. In the midst of Sherullah I haven't been reflecting much- I have been doing, going, preparing, helping, caring, fasting, praying... but not much reflecting. It hasn't been a quiet month for me, as it can be for some.


Six weeks ago, we moved from our house into the masjid house, and put our house up for sale. The house that we moved into when I was pregnant with Yusuf - the house in which both Yusuf and Nooriya were babies, took their first steps, spoke their first words, made countless memories with us. I did take a moment to say goodbye to that house, but even as I was doing so, I was looking forward. Stripped of furniture, with new carpet and new paint, ready for sale, the house looks so different. The house is still there, but the home we made within it in not there anymore. 

For now, it's here. Masjid house. New, large, filled with people much of the time- it's our temporary stop on our journey to Home. We moved and unpacked and settled in within a day. One long day. And now we have set up our routines and our habits here, and I am trying not to think about the fact that inshallah, next year, we will do this all again. In the meantime, though, I can only do shukr. For this house and the family support that this house represents. And for the family itself. Alhamdolillah, we are blessed people.

More on this later. Someone is calling Mummy :)


by ZP (noreply@blogger.com) at July 24, 2014 07:16 PM

July 22, 2014

Zahra Suratwala

Little Science Guy

Yusuf loves science and experiments. Yesterday he was asking Taher about evaporation (pronouncing it EV-aporation instead of EVE-aporation, which was adorable- and he set up an experiment with two glasses of water. He placed one by the sunny window and another on the counter and he wants to see which evaporates faster. He even made a little chart to note times.

I love the things they come up with.

by ZP (noreply@blogger.com) at July 22, 2014 03:56 PM

Malumaat

Dar es Salaam Mumineen Celebrate Milad Mubarak Of Aqa Maula (TUS)

Dar es Salaam Mumineen Celebrate Milad Mubarak Of Aqa Maula (TUS)

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Janab Mudar Bhaisaheb Bin Hatim Bhaisaheb Led Ehya During Lailatul Qadr At Masjid ul Hakimi In Dar es Salaam

Janab Mudar Bhaisaheb Bin Hatim Bhaisaheb Led Ehya During Lailatul Qadr At Masjid ul Hakimi In Dar es Salaam

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Milad Mubarak Cake Cutting Ceremony At Al Masjid ul Saifi - Dar es Salaam

Milad Mubarak Cake Cutting Ceremony At Al Masjid ul Saifi - Dar es Salaam

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Janab Shk. Abbasbhai Sunelwala Led Ehya During Lailatul Qadr At Saifi Masjid In Dar es Salaam

Janab Shk. Abbasbhai Sunelwala led Ehya during Lailatul Qadr at Masjid ul Saifi

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lilatul Qader Aahya at Saifee Masjid Nairobi City

Lilatul Qader Aahya at Saifee Masjid Nairobi City

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Iftar Khidmat by SEZ Members at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Iftar Khidmat by SEZ Members at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lailatul Qadar 1435 Tazeen at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

Lailatul Qadar 1435 Tazeen at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi-Pakistan

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lailatul Qadar 1435 at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi,Pakistan

Lailatul Qadar 1435 at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohallah, Karachi,Pakistan

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Shahzada Aaliwaqar Malek-ul-Ashtar bs Shujauddin DM lead Ahya-ul-Lail among Mumineen of Houston

Shz Aaliwaqar Malek-ul-Ashtar bs Shujauddin DM lead Ahya-ul-Lail among Mumineen of Houston

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at THASRA UMRATH

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at THASRA UMRATH

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lilatul Qader Aahya at mohammedi masjid Mumbai

Lilatul Qader Aahya at mohammedi masjid Mumbai

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at Fakhri Masjid Jhalod

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at Fakhri Masjid Jhalod

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Aali Qader Moula Tus Milad Cake Cutting at kutbi masjid sagwara

Aali Qader Moula Tus Milad Cake Cutting at kutbi masjid sagwara

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lilatul Qader Aahya at saifee masjid sagwara

Lilatul Qader Aahya at saifee masjid sagwara

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at kutbi masjid sagwara

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at kutbi masjid sagwara

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Aali Qader Moula Tus Milad Cake Cutting at fakhri hall sagwara

Aali Qader Moula Tus Milad Cake Cutting at fakhri hall sagwara

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at fakhri masjid sagwara

Lailatul Qadr Aahya at fakhri masjid sagwara

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Shabab-ul-Eidiz Zahabi Distribute Sillat Packet To Mumineen Farzando On Auspicious Occasion Of Milad Mubarak Of Huzurala TUS in Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla,Karachi-Pakistan

Shabab-ul-Eidiz Zahabi Distribute Sillat Packet To Mumineen Farzando On Auspicious Occasion Of Milad Mubarak Of Huzurala TUS in Noor Hall,Ibrahim Mohalla,Karachi-Pakistan

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

19mi Sherulla Il Moazzam Huzurala TUS Tarf Se Iftaar & Jaman in BHIWANDI

19mi Sherulla Il Moazzam Huzurala TUS Tarf Se Iftaar & Jaman in BHIWANDI

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

19mi Sherulla il Moazzam Moulana Ali Abne Talib A.S Waaz Live Relay Huzurala TUS at IMADI MASJID Bhiwandi

19mi Sherulla il Moazzam Moulana Ali Abne Talib A.S Waaz Live Relay Huzurala TUS at IMADI MASJID Bhiwandi

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

19mi tarikh (20mi raat) niyaz by HUZURALA (TUS) AT MAWAID MAZAAR KAKAJI SAHEB PRATAPGARH (RAJ.)

19mi tarikh (20mi raat) niyaz by HUZURALA (TUS) AT MAWAID MAZAAR KAKAJI SAHEB PRATAPGARH (RAJ.)

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Aqa Maula TUS met with the President of the Republic of Madagascar

During a recent visit to Madagascar before Shehrullah, Aqa Maula TUS met the President of the Republic of Madagascar.

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Huzurallah (TUS) Welcomed by The Prime Minister of Madagascar in isteqbaal program

Huzurallah (TUS) Welcomed by The Prime Minister of Madagascar in isteqbaal program

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Huzurala (TUS) visits premises of Al Madrasah tus Saifiyah tul Burhaniyah in Tananarive

During a recent visit in June to Madagascar, Huzurala (TUS) visited premises of Al Madrasah tus Saifiyah tul Burhaniyah in Tananarive

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Huzurala (TUS) grant azeem sharaf to Al Madrasah tus Saifiyah tul Burhaniyah students

Huzurala (TUS) grant azeem sharaf to Al Madrasah tus Saifiyah tul Burhaniyah students.

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

His Holiness (TUS) was awarded the Grand Cross 2nd Class of the National Order, the highest civilian award in Madagascar

His Holiness (TUS) was awarded the Grand Cross 2nd Class of the National Order, the highest civilian award in Madagascar

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

The Prime Minister and Head of Government of Madagascar Meets Aqa Maula TUS at the presidential VVIP room.

The Prime Minister and Head of Government of Madagascar Meets Aqa Maula TUS at the presidential VVIP room.

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Aqa Maula TUS departed from Madagascar

Aqa Maula TUS departed from Madagascar

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

16 mi Raat Daris Niyat of Tulul Umar Maula Tus In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot

16 mi Raat Daris Niyat of Tulul Umar Maula Tus In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

19 Mi Tarikh Vaaz Live Relay at Qutbi Mohallah Rajkot

19 Mi Tarikh Vaaz Live Relay at Qutbi Mohallah Rajkot

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Aaqa Maula TUS Niyaaz Jaman at Qutbi Mohallah Rajkot

Aaqa Maula TUS Niyaaz Jaman at Qutbi Mohallah Rajkot

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Ramzan Khidmat in THASRA UMRATH JAMMAT

Ramzan Khidmat in THASRA UMRATH JAMMAT

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Janab Hatim bhai Saheb, San Francisco, America si yahan kukshi Shahre Ramazan ni khidmat waste padhara Che. Nazafat waste projects kari rahya Che, gutters close karavi rahya Che.

Janab Hatim bhai Saheb, San Francisco, America si yahan kukshi Shahre Ramazan ni khidmat waste padhara Che. Nazafat waste projects kari rahya Che, gutters close karavi rahya Che.

July 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Majunga Jamaat

Sherullah-il-Moazzam 1435

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

by Hasnain Yusufali (noreply@blogger.com) at July 22, 2014 04:30 AM

July 20, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Celebrating 71st Milad Mubarak of Maula Aali Qadr TUS

Being a student of Ibtedaiyyah, Ali Asghar also was to make a greeting card for Maula Aali Qadr TUS on His Milad. But, the truth is he watched and glued the idea his mother gave on a yellow half of A4 sized chart paper.

With an image of Gulistan i.e. a garden of dawat, lush green with fresh flowers we made the insignia of the 71st Milad of Maulana Muffadal Saifuddin TUS. Red flowers on a yellow chart paper with green leaves gave a very nice contrast. An attractive choice for a child.

Inside we wrote this bait:

Keri dido aa dawat nu chaman phal phool se abaad;
Pilavi ilm na paani ghano jeevo, ghano jeevo… Ameen

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Ali Asghar's

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Lamiya Pothiwala's

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Hussain Carbide's

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Zainab Chakera's


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Umme Salama Evershine's


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Hussain Paliwala's

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Hussain Mandviwala's

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Speaking of tehniyat cards!

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11,500 Tehniyat cards displayed today in Raudhat Tahera

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Zainab Lamuwala

Thanks to all the children who sent me the above cards. I will always look forward to more uploads. Just email me your card with name on zainab_esajee@hotmail.com

May we all celebrate Maula’s TUS Milad year after after year with muliplying zeal and enthusiasm till the day the notion of birth remains in the world… Ameen!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 20, 2014 08:46 PM

July 19, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula TUS Arrived in Madagascar

Aqa Maula TUS Arrived in Madagascar

July 19, 2014 09:27 AM

July 17, 2014

Modern Bhen


Jagaa Wars

By: Modern Bhen
July 17, 2014 
My personal favorite night of the year is Lailatul Qadr – best described as an all-night masjid prayer lock-in. It is a night filled with spirituality, festivity, and most of all, Jagaa Wars. 
Given the present Bhori Baby Boom, masjid’s everywhere are faced with accommodating an ever-growing population within their limited confines.  On a regular night, people are generally willing to squeeze in latecomers for a quick three-rakat namaz, but a whole night consisting of dozens of namaz’, haz-e-salaat, and an overnight bag on every masila is no time for niceties.  This is all out war.

Harried masjid authorities have made attempts at strategically administering masila spots for the big night by measuring out and assigning 2x5 spots (just enough to read namaz, store a bag, and host a couple of friends between faraz) – but Lailatul Qadr is a crowd favorite, drawing never-before seen Bhen’s out of the woodwork and building excitement and chaos till civility and organization have no place in the women’s side of the masjid!


Here is what really happens. You receive your jagaa assignment a week or so in advance. If you’re satisfied, you tuck away your chitti and brag about it on your Bhori-buddies WhatsApp group, “Got a spot by the wall! #RamadhanWin!!!” However, if you’re assigned a spot next to the Bhen with the triplets, the scheming begins.

When the big night actually arrives, a veritable black market of jagaa’s opens up. Bhen’s with unexpected leg injuries, visits from Aunt Flo, or sick children will hustle in nooks and crannies to secure goods in exchange for their spots. jagaa’s against the wall in the front of the wakaf are the priciest, while the ones near bathrooms and children are considerably cheaper. Marketable items for exchange are cans of red bull, good candy, and (for the deen-not-duniya Bhen) the latest laminated pamphlet or saifa.

For those desperate Bhens in need of a spot for whom the black market has failed, there are three tactics I’ve frequently seen employed:

1.      The Creeper Bhen – First, she will set her bag down at the edge of your spot, tell you she’ll be right back, and makes herself scarce for a few minutes right before Faraz. As soon as you take your Niyat for Faraz, she returns with a pleading smile, taking advantage of your forced silence, and squeezes herself onto your masila. But she doesn’t leave. After namaz, she lingers for conversation, using her charm and candy as distractions to slowly but surely spread her masila over half of your 2x5 spot -- and suddenly you realize she has totally crept onto your spot and set up camp for the night.
 
2.       The Ninja Bhen – After Vasheque, you decide it’s time to make the rounds, get some fresh air, and maybe redo your wuzu, just in case. You spread out all the appropriate flags indicating your intention to come back (Saifa open, half eaten snacks, tasbeeh spread out, and bags carefully placed along the edge of your spot), and you decide it is safe to leave base camp.  When you return to your spot fifteen minutes later… BAM! You’ve been hit by Ninja Bhen.
Masila? Crumpled up in a corner.
Snacks? Distributed among the nearby toddlers.
Tasbeeh/Saifa? Sitting forlornly on a distant window sill.
Bag? Nowhere to be found.
And sitting in your assigned spot? Ninja Bhen. 
She’d been eyeing your prime real estate all night and was lurking close-by, just waiting for you to give her a window of opportunity.
 
3.       The Aggressive Bhen – This type of Bhen prefers a much more direct approach, and is the most difficult of the three, because this one is usually your resident outspoken 230-lb Kulsum Aunty. She won’t try to creep in or steal your spot in your absence – she will fight it out, loudly claiming that the jagaa is hers (or her poor daughter in-law’s, who is unable to get a word in edgewise). She will shout, she will appeal to those around her, she will call on the masjid authorities, and ultimately create a scene until you are forced to concede and move out of sheer embarrassment (Even though it’s your jagaa!)

Short of coming for Zohr/Asr namaz earlier in the day and sewing your masila to your spot, it is inevitable that by the end of the night, your 2x5 spot will have shrunk into a 1x3, leaving you approximately enough space to read namaz in the fetal position. This is why we equip ourselves on this Most Holiest of Nights with Patience, Forbearance, and Chocolate.

Lailatul Qadr Mubarak, and stay strong Bhens!
(and awake)

by Confession of a Modern Bhen (noreply@blogger.com) at July 17, 2014 10:06 PM

Malumaat

19 Sherulla Il Moazzam Huzurala TUS Tarf Se Iftaar & Jaman at Fakhri Masjid Sagwara

19 Sherulla Il Moazzam Huzurala TUS Tarf Se Iftaar & Jaman at Fakhri Masjid Sagwara

July 17, 2014 05:59 PM

19 Sherulla Il Moazzam Huzurala TUS Tarf Se Iftaar & Jaman at Qutbi masjid Sagwara

19 Sherulla Il Moazzam Huzurala TUS Tarf Se Iftaar & Jaman at Qutbi masjid Sagwara

July 17, 2014 05:59 PM

19mi Sherulla il Moazzam Moulana Ali Abne Talib A.S Waaz Live Relay Huzurala TUS At Sagwara

19mi Sherulla il Moazzam Moulana Ali Abne Talib A.S Waaz Live Relay Huzurala TUS At Sagwara

July 17, 2014 05:59 PM

19mi Sherulla il Moazzam Moulana Ali Abne Talib A.S Waaz Live Relay Huzurala TUS At Fakhri masjid Jhalod

19mi Sherulla il Moazzam Moulana Ali Abne Talib A.S Waaz Live Relay Huzurala TUS At Fakhri masjid Jhalod

July 17, 2014 05:59 PM

Niyaaz From Aqa Maula (TUS) On Yawme Shahadat Of Amirul Mumineen (S.A)

Niyaaz From Aqa Maula (TUS) On Yawme Shahadat Of Amirul Mumineen (S.A) - Dar es Salaam

July 17, 2014 05:53 PM

Yawme Shahadat Amirul Mumineen (S.A) Relay And Niyaaz From Aqa Maula (TUS) In Dar es Salaam

On the 19th of Ramadhan, yawme shahadato Amirul Mumineen, Maulana Ali ibne Abitalib (S.A), mumineen gathered in Al Masjid ul Hakimi to hear the noorani kalemaat of Aqa Maula (TUS)

July 17, 2014 05:53 PM

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

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

July 17, 2014 05:53 PM

Huzurala (TUS) delivers waaz on 19mi Sherullah il Moazzam (Moulana Ali ibne Abi Talib A.S shahadat) in Saifee Masjid-Mumbai

Huzurala (TUS) delivers waaz on 19mi Sherullah il Moazzam (Moulana Ali ibne Abi Talib A.S shahadat) in Saifee Masjid-Mumbai

July 17, 2014 05:53 PM

July 16, 2014

Taher Suratwala

1435

Every Ramadan without fail several people say to me some variation of, 'Fasting is so hard.  I could never...aren't you hungry?'  My usual response is something along the lines of, 'it's really not so much about food' or 'the not eating part really isn't that hard'.

Each year I try to focus on something during Ramadan.  One or two things that I want to improve or at least be more aware of.  In past years, this has been mostly mental.  This year my focus is mostly physical; my focus is food.  So much of what the things I listen to are about how to balance deen and dunya.  Food is both.

I tell people every year that Ramadan is not really about food, but this year it's a big part of it for me.

I waste a lot of food.  I want to waste less.  Every meal that I don't finish my food, I waste it.  The wastefulness is pervasive and affects so many aspects of life.  In me, wastefulness breeds an undeserved attitude of entitlement and privilege.  I want every time I eat to be a reminder that I have so much.  Rather, I have just the right amount; the amount I am supposed to have.  No more.  No less.  It's up to me to take the right amount.

Really, I'm trying to be mindful of food.  This hopefully translates into being mindful about other things.  Be mindful year round Taher.

I believe that I'll get what is coming to me.  No more, no less.  It's up to me to be happy with whatever that is.  Taher, let every time you eat be a reminder.

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at July 16, 2014 02:34 PM

July 15, 2014

Malumaat

Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM presided at Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2

Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM presided at Saifee Burhani Park Transit 2

July 15, 2014 07:53 AM

Janab Muddar Bhaisaheb bin Hatim Bhaisaheb Presides Over Misaaq Majlis - Dar es Salaam

In Dar es Salaam, mumineen gathered for misaaq majlis in both Masjid ul Hakimi and Masjid ul Saifee.

July 15, 2014 07:53 AM

16mi raat daress majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

16mi raat daress majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

July 15, 2014 07:53 AM

4th Sherullah il Mozzam Nazafal Amal at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

4th Sherullah il Mozzam Nazafal Amal at Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

July 15, 2014 07:53 AM

4th Sherullah il Mozzam Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

4th Sherullah il Mozzam Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla, Karachi-Pakistan

July 15, 2014 07:53 AM

July 14, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

17th Shehrullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi

Indeed time is an entity which continues without halt. Try we may but we couldn’t hold time for any reason. To halt it and treasure it for a lifetime is what every momin of Karachi wished today. But, alas! We surrendered and let our dear Maula TUS leave us for Mumbai today. Today the 17th of Shehrullah il Moazzam, Maula Aali Qadr TUS bid adieu to the momineen of Karachi after a stay of 7 days in Karachi-Pakistan. From the young to the old every momin from the nook and cranny of the country was gathered today at the Yousufi Masjid to catch a one last glimpse of their 53rd Dai ul Mutlaq who is the representative of Imam uz Zaman in the world.
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The Fajr namaz was as per the ritual offered at the Adam Masjid , while zohr and asr was prayed in the Tahiri Masjid. Yousufi Mohallah got the fortune of the farewell of Maula TUS along with the magrib and isha namaz. The sullenness in the environment was evident for every heart was heavy with the farewell that was set ahead. Nevertheless taking pride in the fortune of our fates; we with much contentment and peace let our dear father leave us for Mumbai today.

May Maula TUS visit Karachi and bless us time and again, and may He stay in health in the cool shade of Raudhat Tahera till the very last day.

Ameen!
Shukran Maula!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 14, 2014 07:31 PM

Shabbir Poonawala

PAN Facilitation Centre

With the Raza and Dua Mubarak of Huzurala TUS, Zaini Enterprises is proud to announce launch of PAN Facilitation Centre managed by NSDL under the supervision of Vertex Customer Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Branch code 07547.

by SP at July 14, 2014 07:16 AM

July 13, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

16th Shehrullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi

We started with anticipation; and continued with bliss and contentment of the unlimited blessings showered on us each day. It was just when we thought our days of Eid were about to end, we were given a surprise which was the most pleasant one ever fathomed by the momineen of Karachi. Yes, Maula TUS postponed His plan of departure to Mumbai, yes Maula TUS plans to continue to stay with the momineen of Karachi some more, and yes Maula plans to bless each one of us till our vessels can take no more. Not that we are already over flowing with the hasanaats of Maula TUS, but indeed we all crave for more, reel for more and beg for more…
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Today the 17mi raat and 16th day of the month of Shehrullah il Moazzam was marked with the memories of Burhanuddin Maula TUS, so along with the gloom the 17mi raat, the night become a night of celebration for the momineen of Karachi. The day started with the Fajr namaz at Adam Mohallah with thousands of people lined up for deedar and prayers in the early hours of the morning.

The students of MSB-Institute Karachi and Al-Jamea tus Saifiya got the sharaf of deedar at the Burhani Mahal along with a colourful display of cards and various projects. The team of nazafat also got the same blessing of Maula TUS today after Fajr namaz at the Burhani Mahal. The zohar and asar was held at the Hasani Masjid, Clifton especially for the Hassani and Hussaini Mohallah momineen.

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Hassani Mohallah preparation

The 17mi raat washek was prayed at the grand and festively decorated Taheri Masjid, Saddar. The masjid along with sehan and jamaat khana, stretching to the roads in the vicinity; were packed with momineen wishful for deedar and namaz with Maula TUS.
With pearls of dua, each momin returned wealthy and content with the countless blessings rewarded by our Maula TUS today in the majestical night of Shehrullah il Moazzam.

Indeed heaven is where our Maula TUS resides, May the citizens of Karachi enjoy the bounties of the haqiqi heaven time and again and May Allah bless our Maula TUS a life of utmost health to fulfil our vessels with countless barakaaats till the judgement day.
Ameen

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 13, 2014 07:16 PM

Malumaat

Janab Muddar Bhaisaheb Hatim Bhaisaheb Presides Over Khatmul Quran E Majid Majlis At Masjid ul Hakimi - Dar es Salaam

Last Sunday, mumineen congregated at Masjid ul Hakimi and Masjid ul Saifee for the second session of Khatmul Quran e Majid with niyat of Tulul Umr of Aqa Maula (TUS).

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

10mi raat maatam majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

10mi raat maatam majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

Khatmul Quran Majlis held in Saifee Masjid Mumbai

Khatmul Quran Majlis held in Saifee Masjid Mumbai

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

quran majid surat hifz on projecter a tfakhri masjid jhalod

quran majid surat hifz on projecter a tfakhri masjid jhalod

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

Quran E Majid Test In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot.

Quran E Majid Test In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot.

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

Quran E Majid Daur In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot

Quran E Majid Daur In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

Khatmul quran majlis at saifee masjid Sagwara

Khatmul quran majlis at saifee masjid Sagwara

July 13, 2014 01:29 AM

Misaq Majlis at Fakhri masjid Sagwara

Misaq Majlis at Fakhri masjid Sagwara

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

misaq majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

misaq majlish in fakhri masjid jhalod

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

Shezada Idris BS Badruddin Saheb DM arrived in Jamali Masjid For Magrib esha namaz

Shezada Idris BS Badruddin Saheb DM arrived in Jamali Masjid For Magrib esha namaz

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

Certificate of commendation presented to Huzurala TUS by Tampa city council, Florida

Certificate of commendation presented to Huzurala TUS by Tampa city council, Florida

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

10 mi Tarikh Zohar / Asar Namaaz In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot

10 mi Tarikh Zohar / Asar Namaaz In Mohammedi Masjid At Rajkot

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

Shz Qasim BS DM in Zaine Masjid mumbai

Shz Qasim BS DM in Zaine Masjid mumbai

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

Shezada Shabbir BS arrived in Mohammadi Masjid for Magrib-Esha namaj

Shezada Shabbir BS arrived in Mohammadi Masjid for Magrib-Esha namaj

July 13, 2014 01:09 AM

July 12, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

15th Shehrullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi

It was rightly quoted, “For the momineen of Karachi every day is Eid and every night Lailatul Qadr.”Today the 15th of Shehrullah il Moazzam held indeed a unique site at the Yousufi mohallah. The garden of Dawat e Hadya in the Yousufi Mohallah was decorated with the young children of the madrasas. Along with young children aspiring for Hifz there were the elder ones who with effort for seeking the happiness of their Maula TUS were doing the same. The elderly and ill were accommodated with special seating for the nazar and shifa of Maula TUS. Hence along with the wajaybaat bethak the overall surroundings of the mohallah was lush with the young and the old wearing colourful badges and holding different banners.
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Fajr namaz were held at the Saleh Mohallah today while the magrib-isha was convened in the main Tahiri Masjid. Along with the countless blessings offered by Maula TUS for the health and wealth of the body and soul of the momineen, today the iftaar jaman was also Maula’s award for the citizens of Karachi-Pakistan.

Along with the climate of Eid, tonight every heart ached, every eye was misty for it was the 16mi raat. Just 6 months back we lost our Maula Mansur ul Yemen RA to the bitter reality of this mortal life. However the truth holds firm and beyond doubt that the presence of the Maula Mansur ul Yemen RA is avidly and prominently felt in Maula Aqeequl Yemen TUS. After the magrib isha prayers the Tahiri Masjid resonated with the call of “Madad Madad Madad…” reminiscing and refreshing every wound of the eternal loss.

It is our humble prayer that may Maula Aqeequl Yemen TUS keep feeding our body and souls with hasanaats and barakaats till the day the last morsel of food and the last word of prayer remains in this world. Ameen!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 12, 2014 06:31 PM

July 11, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

14th Shehrullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi

To estimate the fortune of the people for whom the Dai ul Mutlaq with assurance promises the noor apparent in them and their children, can’t be measured. To make them synonymous with gold and its haqeeqat is indeed a privilege. It is nothing but the graciousness of the Haq na Dai that He TUS bestows us with such generous compliments and love. The citizens of Karachi- Pakistan today held a lot to be proud of.

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Today the significance of the 14th of Shehrullah il Moazzam’s was multiplied for it rested on a Friday. Aali Qadr Maula TUS recollected the pearls of memories of the fateful Friday which occurred just six months back. Indeed Maula Aali Qadr TUS blessed the momineen of Karachi in so much detail and precision that Maula Burhanuddin RA must be proud of the glorious heritage of His RA who He left amongst us. Fortunate were the ears which enlightened themselves with the glorious sentiments, love and attachment reflected in every word of their Maula TUS. Such was the waaz which was relayed from the Tahiri Masjid to all Masajids of Pakistan.
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Adam Masjid was blessed with the Fajr namaz again for the fourth day in row. It was the fourth day that the Dai of Imam Zainul Abideen AS blessed the Adam Masjid with the recitation of the dua of Imam AS leaving every heart moved and every eye wet. Again the magrib isha namaz was held in the Taheri Masjid.

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Recognizing every momin, pointing to every detail, calculating every moment, paying a supportive heed to each call and all the while ensuring a smile, an understanding and recognition to every emotion of momineen are clearly reflected in the amount of time Maula TUS spends while walking through the thousands of momineen gathered for a glimpse of the Haq na Dai TUS.
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Extraordinary are the efforts of the khidmat guzars and especially Burhani Guards who lift the wooden blocks of the stage and set them perfectly in every namaz making it possible for the momineen to get the best sharaf of deedar.
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It is our eternal prayer that may Our Maula TUS remain in health amongst us for turning our souls into gold till the end of time. Ameen!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 11, 2014 07:01 PM

July 10, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

13th Sherhrullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi.

To acknowledge every call of “Maula Maula!”, to offer a nod, a smile and an assurance that lifts a lumber of a lifetime is exactly what Maula Aali Qadr TUS ceaselessly without a hint of tiredness is offering to the citizens of Karachi-Pakistan. Every step of Maula TUS answers innumerable calls of prayer, requests for health and gestures of love for the little babies and children.

The beautiful deedar bridge in the Taheri Masjid reflects the extraordinary effort put by the Burhani Guards Trust justifying the exquisite beauty of the mosque itself. The Deedar Bridge is a definite call of the masses of momineen who spend hours in lines and on the road for just a glimpse of the Dai ul Mutlaq,Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin TUS who is the perfect silhouette and the true heritage 52ND Dai Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin RA.
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Today i.e. the 13th of Sherullah il Moazzam, the tradition of Fajr namaz in the Adam Masjid continued while the vicinity of Hyderi which boasts as the highest populated locality of Dawoodi Bohras in Karachi was blessed with the wajaybaat bethak and prayers of zohar and asr namaz in the Husami Masjid.
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Al Jamea tus Saifiyah Karachi was blessed with the Magrib Isha namaz in the Fatimi Masjid. Jamea Saifiya in the holy month of Shehrullah il Moazzam rejuvenated with the grace and presence of the Haq na Dai, reminiscing the memories of Burhanuddin Maula RA and His quote that “ Jamea tu mari zaat che”. The call of Mansoor ul Yemen RA echoed while the Aqeequl Yemen TUS gave his salami to the thousands of momineen witnessing the history made today in the realms of Ilm and Adab.

May Maula Aali Qadr TUS keep showering us and our generations with the eternal blessings, in health and prosperity till the call of Maula remains in the world. Ameen!

Amate Syedna TUS,

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 10, 2014 06:46 PM

Majunga Jamaat

July 09, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

12th Shehrullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi

They say parched tongues and empty stomachs could cause a lot of demoralization in activity and performance but then when the word love acts as the force of gravity, then man and his will power knows no bounds. No bounds of time, energy, climate or physical limitations. This divine power of love encapsulates in itself the drive, the will power required to attain the unachievable and the ability to materialize the impossible.

 Starting the day with Aali Qadr Maula TUS with fajr namaz in Adam Masjid seems like a fantasy that comes true every day. After namaz the day later stretched with the mominaat bethak which seemed physically taxing initially due to the mass of people queued in lines, but the bounties received justified every parched tongue, every sweat of the brow and every effort made. It is undoubtedly the mere glimpse of the Dai uz Zaman TUS which lifted every burden and weariness off our shoulders sending us in a reverie of complete peace and blessings.

The Bethaks took place in the Taheri Masjid whose grandeur needs no explanation of any kind. It’s one of the most beautiful mosques of the Fatimid designs and architecture and momineen today got the sharaf of zohar, asar, magrib and isha in the Taheri Masjid along with the two absolutely miraculous bethaks blessing atleast around 8000 mominaat.

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What baffles us momineen is the nazar of rehmat of Maula TUS on each and every momin. The nazar that promises solace, peace and comfort, healing every heart and every soul. The amount of time Maula TUS bestows to momineen, blessing them and then responding to them equally is humanly not only difficult but impossible for the time; which try it may cannot offer such leeway and unfold so naturally to any living person on the planet.

Each day enriches us momineen of Karachi more than the last one. The ability to thank continues to belittle the bounties received. We are at a loss of diction to justify the enormity of gratitude we feel; for every gift His Highness TUS has graced on us leaves us in tears of joy and gratefulness.

With these tears glistening in our eyes and heart filled with love we pray for health and prosperity of Our Maula TUS till the day the call of’ Maula’ continues to resonate on this planet.  Ameen!

 

Amate Syedna TUS,

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 09, 2014 07:46 PM

July 08, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

11th Sherullah il Moazzam 1435; Karachi

The first picture I received of Maula TUS was around midnight. The picture was an evident glimpse of the blessings the citizens of Karachi will be showered with for the upcoming days in the holy month of Shehrullah il Moazzam.

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No doubt at the pace Maula TUS functions its only and solely divine powers which ensure the ability to meet  sky rocketing agendas enriching momineen and their lives with ceaseless barakaats.

From the sharaf of deedar to prayers,  wajaybaat bethaks to personal ziafats Maulas tranquility and serenity was mind baffling. With a constant smile on His TUS lab mubarak Maula kept on meeting all his planned agenda with heavenly powers and finesse.

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Today the daska of Maghfirat initiated with the fajr namaz at the focal point of Karachi’s Masajids i.e. the Adam Masjid. The stage was set fit for the king’s welcome for certainly as Maula TUS stood on it and gave his salami even the angels must have bowed down in gratitude of the heartening divine sight.

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Continuing with the wajaybaat baithak stretching till zawal, the grand Yousufi masjid was blessed with the zohar and asar namaz. Each and every moment seemed calculated and every objective was met with grace, quality and satisfaction.

& what to speak of the humility, modesty and ever comforting glance of our Maula TUS, one is just floored just by one look, just a single glance keeps us reeling for more and more…

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The Burhani Masjid was bestowed the sharaf of magrib isha namaz today. Momineen from the nook and cranny of Karachi today amassed like fireflies to their Maula TUS shedding countless tears of thankfulness and gratitude for the pearls and treasure of hasanaats showered today, in just a single day on each and every momin of Karachi- Pakistan was exemplary and awesome.

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Showing the FIFA ball manufactured in Sialkot-Pakistan

Thanks especially to the Khidmat guzaars, Burhani Guards and other organizations of Karachi Jamaaat who made every single programme a successful, disciplined one.

With our limited ability and capacity of thankfulness;  we can only pray that may Maula TUS continue to smile at us and our generations to come till the last day i.e. the day of judgement.

Ameen!

Lakho jaan si fida thaye jao…
Lakho shuker na sajda bajao!

Shukran Maula!

Ahle wala e Karachi-Pakistan

(Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab)


by Xeemarmar at July 08, 2014 06:01 PM

July 06, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Malumaat

Khatamul Quran Majlis held in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Khatamul Quran Majlis held in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

July 06, 2014 12:10 PM

Shehrullah Al Moazzam Maghrib/Isha Namaz & Bayan in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

Shehrullah Al Moazzam Maghrib/Isha Namaz & Bayan in Markaz Al Burhani, Ardiya - Kuwait

July 06, 2014 12:10 PM

July 05, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Shehrullah il Moazzam; Karachi, 1435:

As I had said, its anticipation that is the word and not anxiety. Today the anticipation of this holy month has multiplied many folds for the announcement of the heavenly arrivals and the blessings of Allah has yet again been promised to the fortunate city of Karachi beyond any measurement, calculation or the capacity to comprehend.

All of us had been anticipating the ability to justify the holiness, godliness and significance of the month of Shehrullah il Moazzam, but none of us had ever anticipated that how lavishly we could be blessed…
                     How lavishly the fortunes of our fates would be apparent in the dark dusky world when our dreams will materialize, when we will witness the Dai of Imam uz Zaman, the mohibbat of Lail at ul Qadr, 53 rd Dai ul Mutlaq Maula Aali Qadr Muffadal Saifuddin TUS bless us with his nazar e rehmat and the salami which could make even the angels in heaven envious of the fate of the momineen in this world.

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So I say anticipation it is while we count each and every moment till the day Maula TUS bestows his divine presence on the ever blessed land of Karachi. Yes, blessed we are for the Duat Mutlaqeen has definitely showered the momineen of Karachi time and again beyond their expectations and their limited realms of anticipation.

So while we anticipate for the ceasless bounties to be showered on us and the will to expand our little; but vessels of love to amass as much barakat as we could, let us all pray that may Allah grant our wish time and again and may generations after generations the momineen worldwide anticipate the arrival of Maula Aali Qadr TUS till the day the world remains to exist.

Ameen!

Mubarak to Ahle wala e Karachi-Pakistan!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 05, 2014 02:31 AM

July 04, 2014

Malumaat

Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM in Mohammedi Masjid Mohammedi Mohalla Mumbai

Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM in Mohammedi Masjid Mohammedi Mohalla Mumbai

July 04, 2014 06:11 AM

Sheharulla Al Moazzam – Bayaan after Maghrib Ishaa Namaz at Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi.

Sheharulla Al Moazzam – Bayaan after Maghrib Ishaa Namaz at Imadi Masjid Bhiwandi.

July 04, 2014 06:11 AM

July 03, 2014

Majunga Jamaat

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

THE BIOCENTRIC UNIVERSE


One thing leads to another. Registered my self  to attend Hay House World Summit 2014, and in the process, got connected with the Hay House Face Book Community and stumbled upon BIOCENTRISIM  - a concept proposed in 2007 by Dr. Robert Lanza - a Scientist working in the field of regenerative medicine and biology - and got hooked.

One thing is certain. If you are focused and your seeking is pure and unadulterated - exiting things will be revealed to you.

Biocentricity involves a shift in the interpretation of Scientific knowledge, that may lead to new, better and holistic understanding of the beginning of the Universe. Dr. Robert Lanza's theory has evoked a mixed response from the Peers of the Scientific Community.

But for a layman like me, I foresee in near future a quantum leap in the understanding of the Creation of the Universe, from the outdated and crude Darwinian Theory - a leap that lands Science in the all embracing arms of Spirituality, which has been there for ages.

What I have understood is that Science has mellowed from its heydays, and now, with recent discoveries and cutting edge researches, especially in the field of quantum physics, the leading scientific community is, in fact helping a great deal in our understanding of the Spiritual Truths, which have remained unchanged for centuries.

The Gnostics, whose influence was felt mostly in the first and second century AD, identified the FIRST CAUSE - the True God as residing in the Pleroma (The Fullness) beyond space, time and causation, while material reality, is the creation of emanated beings,  the Intelligences.

Gita says : ‘Brahman, without beginning, Supreme, beyond what is and beyond what is not’

Max Plank, the god father of quantum theory says: ‘ I regard consciousness as primary and matter as derivative of consciousness’

The belief in a divine power dominated world thought, until 400 years ago, when scientific discoveries, and philosophical skepticism, began to shake faith. The theories and writings of Rene Descartes – Karl Marx – Charles Darwin - Fredrick Nietzsche , seemed to sink humankind into a slough of despair. Humanity had seemed to have lost direction. But science also proved to be a false god, and the world view left many despondent.

Till the beginning of 20th Century Spirituality was being assailed from all sides. On April 8, 1966, Time Magazine – an oracle of American Opinion, asked in boldfaced red “Is God Dead ?

However, in the later part of the 20th Century, with rapid advance in super computing, powerful telescopes, world wide Internet, and cutting edge discoveries in all fields of science, the Spiritual Truths were now being rediscovered, so to say, with scientific knowledge.

Dr. Mani Bhowmik – the co-inventor of laser technology in his Book : ‘ Code Name God’ has this to say - ‘ Strangely enough the same scientific methods, that once compelled us to question the existence of God, is now, by way of advanced physics and cosmology, developing evidence that tend to support our old age belief in a transcendent power.

The quantum Universe is a reality, where same tiny particles may occupy, two places at one time, or react instantly to event light years away.

He goes on to state that : physics is close to proving that material reality (our Universe, we the entire humanity, everything included) emerges from a common source.

However, it is a living miracle that in past few decades – Science and its awakened, and enlightened Scientific community – their numbers are ever growing , by their scientific pursuits and discoveries are becoming champions of Spirituality.

Source:
http://mindmints.blogspot.in/2011/02/100th-milad-my-quest.html


Biocentricity is validating Spirituality, the wisdom propounded by sages and philosophers is gaining acceptance by Science. Biocentrism teaches that it is consciousness that creates the material world, and not the other way round. It implies that Intelligence existed prior to matter. He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our human understanding. THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED FOR US. THE THEORY IMPLIES THAT DEATH OF CONSCIOUSNESS SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST.

There are over 200 physical parameters within the Universe, so exact, that it seems as more probable that, they are that way in order to allow for the existence of life and consciousness, rather than coming about at random.

Biocentrism claims that allowing the OBSERVER in the overall equation, opens new approaches to our understanding of the Universe - how very true and exiting from the point of Spirituality.

Dr. Deepak Chopra states: ' his theory of biocentrism is consistent with most ancient wisdom traditions of the world, which says Consciousness, conceives, governs and becomes a physical world. '

Biocentrism suggests, that life is not an accidental by product of physics, but rather is a key part of our understanding the Universe.

I am observing Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayers, spiritual reflection and doing good deeds. What an opportune moment for me to have come across during this Blessed Month on a path breaking Scientific Theory that tries to address and give some insight, into my fast held beliefs and truths.

I have just managed to skim the surface, and hope to dwell deep with more reading during this month.

Indebted to Hay House World Summit Community.


   

by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at July 03, 2014 05:03 PM

July 01, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

I will teach, when You want to learn

“Mumma look…”, he must have repeated three times before I looked. I just kept on repeating, “Yes beta” without gazing down on what my boy intended to show. Finally giving in to an agitated call I looked at this:

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The above is a simple picture of coloring the traffic lights, but since Ali Asghar wanted to reaffirm this fact from his mother that he was right, he wanted my attention. I dont know what got into me and I from my laze got active to participate with him. I told him to write his name in the book first:

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& then he continued with me working through crosswords, mazes etc. and so in fifteen minutes we were done doing things which usually I tell him to do it and he declines.

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The point of all this effort is that this definitely for me was an aha moment!, the moment of realization that we teach children when we want to teach inconsiderate of the notion that maybe if the child wants to learn or not. We do things suiting our timetable and comfort. I never realized if Ali Asghar really wanted to learn when I wanted to teach. Hence the chaos, the tussle and the melo drama…

Yesterday is exactly that happened, he called me thrice and I was in my own thing, busy. Then when I left all and decided to join him, I not only enjoyed how receptive he was but so keen he was to learn.

I have found myself complaining a lot that Ali Asghar doesnt want to study/work/learn and is always in a teasing naughty mood. I realized he is a child who likes to take things on his own pace and terms. He likes the practical element in everything. He learnt money handling quickly because he doesnt like to be confused while buying his Jiggly Jelly from the ice-cream man.

Similarly when I have created fake scenarios in which he gets an adrenalin rush, he is the quickest to learn. So to say he is the child who could be made to sit and memorize things is definitely not him. He needs creative people around who test their skills of innovative ways to teach him in a way that he thinks he is actually playing or having a nice time.

Enlightened Mother,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at July 01, 2014 06:46 AM

June 30, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Shopoholics Online!

I tell you I am loving this newly discovered world of online shopping. Not only its accessible with the toy in our hands but also offers the variety of choice and precision. Ok will no longer be vague but this is how it goes…

Variety because you are offered a lot of choice, colors and designs in front of you from wherever you are sitting, standing, playing, eating, reading whenever, whatever! Just a simple handbag or earrings are clearly defined, price tagged with colors availability and what not. I guess these details would be missing even if we visited the stores. No wonder technology is today replacing the human resource, however ofcourse if you look for that human element and touch; online is not the place for you.

Secondly, there is transparency. Whatever the colors are, the styles and ofcourse the price, its visible and open for all. It creates greater competition in the online business. This ensures not only that what you offer is price wise competitive but also quality guaranteed. With a good maintenance of these factors customer base is not only increased but is sustained. This is a pre requisite which definitely the online businesses ensure for they are visible, followed and definitely much more vulnerable to the market.

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I recently bought a watch which previously I wouldnt dare online. However I did make good use of one of the social mediums and did some shopping. Not only I was satisfied by the product but also the delivery. They were timely and even offered a free gift, instead of charging for the home delivery the made. Talk about delighting the customer!

I seem to have developed a good taste for this new facility as I am the first one who hates to go out for shopping and if that could be done online, then definitely I would be seen spending quite a fortune online… :p

I am having quite some fun, a lot actually oogling throught different pages, accessories etc comparing prices, colors and looking out for everything I might want !

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hahhaha Hussain Sadri only for your health purposes: IGNORE the post ;)

They used to say “Shop till you drop”, well for now its more like

“Shop till your cell asks for a battery recharge”

A spoilt World wide web brat,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 30, 2014 08:16 AM

June 28, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Moula Presides over Waaz Mubarak at Burhani Masjid Saifee Park Langata, Nairobi Kenya

Aqa Moula Presides over Waaz Mubarak at Burhani Masjid Saifee Park Langata, Nairobi Kenya

June 28, 2014 01:27 PM

DISTRIBUTION OF SIHORI MATERIAL, ON PHELI RAAT RAMZAN, AT KHOPOLI .

DISTRIBUTION OF SIHORI MATERIAL, ON PHELI RAAT RAMZAN, AT KHOPOLI .

June 28, 2014 01:27 PM

Rajkot Qutbi Mohalla Faizul Mawaidul Burhaniyah Distributed Sihori Kits

Rajkot Qutbi Mohalla Faizul Mawaidul Burhaniyah Distributed Sihori Kits

June 28, 2014 01:27 PM

sehori packet distribution by faizul mawaiddul burhaniyah jhalod

sehori packet distribution by faizul mawaiddul burhaniyah jhalod

June 28, 2014 01:27 PM

June 27, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

That’s all in Fate…

While wandering through the alleys of time, depending on the limits of human comprehension of the world, we the people, keep on stumbling through the various mysteries of life. While to seek and discover remain one of the choiciest ambitions of mankind, fate is one of the most sought on subject researched and discussed by the massess around the earth-ern planet.

Stumbling upon many things, pondering over their existance, inference and making logical connections to comprehend life, understand the meaning of our existance or to be in a better position to predict life is what we all do. Fate has been the cornerstone discussion in the most sophisticated of the groups to an every day life discussion. When a human mind gives up by accepting the ‘ever impossible things’ turning ‘very much possible’ and struggling to decipher by tracking back to better understand the turning or determining factor doesnt work out then man comfortably takes refuge in the word ‘fate’.

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“That was written” or
“So, it was meant to be…” and limitless such adages we come across, sometimes unchecked due to the understood immunity to the discussion. So we all do meet people, circumstances, or events which do not have the remotest possibility of occurance but they do occur out of our wildest dreams and we do accept, jubilant and sometimes helpless to the call of what we human race; well take good refuge, in Fate.

Wandering still,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 27, 2014 06:16 PM

June 26, 2014

Malumaat

June 25, 2014

Malumaat

Aqa Maula (TUS) Presides Over Waaz Mubarak Majlis At Masjid ul Hakimi - Dar es Salaam

Aqa Maula (TUS) Presides Over Waaz Mubarak Majlis At Masjid ul Hakimi In Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

June 25, 2014 07:28 PM

Shabbir Poonawala

Communication Tools

Communication Tools play a very important role in our lives.

Living happily with Sukoon.

by SP at June 25, 2014 11:31 AM

Maryam and Xeynab

Shehrullah il Moazzam 1435

Not anxiety but I guess anticipation is the right word. Anticipative is what I feel and I am sure so do many momineen worldwide. Anticipative for the holy month coming up. Anticipative whether how much we can justify the significance of the blessings Shehrullah il Moazzam showers on us. It is an anticipation whether how great is the expanse of our vessels which shall enable us to collect the ceaseless bounties that Allah has promised to shower relentlessly throughout the month.

With Shehrullah just around the corner one cannot help but anticipate the perfectionism required and the preparation done to be able to deliver in the month. With hopes high,  a boosted morale and  an optimistic outlook we shall welcome the month of Allah promising to deliver the very best we humanly can…

However there is an added anticipation this year. It wears a sad garb initially, yet  with hope and love visualizes into happiness and content. This year Shehrullah is not like all the spent years of my life. This year there is absence, but only of the material kind. This year Maula Burhanuddin RA has surpassed the limits of mortality. This year Maula exists but this year in His RA perfect descendent Aali Qadr TUS. Aali Qadr TUS for the name suggests and reflects the birth of the Dai in the revered night of Lailatul Qadr, the significance of which requires absolutely no introduction.

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So, anticipation there is, not because of lack of preparation but the limits of the deeds we humanly could offer but ofcourse there is immense happiness for we shall be spending the holy month and the most significant Lailatul Qadr under the cool shade of our Maula Aali Qadr TUS.

May we live to justify the best way the upcoming 30 days and May Maula Aali Qadr TUS continue to live a life of immense health and prosperity till the time the month of Shehrullah il Moazzam continues to bless its presence to the world.
Ameen

Iltimas ud Dua!

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 25, 2014 10:46 AM

Malumaat

Thousands Of Mumineen Gathered At Annadil Burhani For Aqa Maula's (TUS) Istiqbal

From the airport Huzurala accompanied by the minister left in a police escort for Annadil Burhani, the venue for Maulana's istiqbal where thousands of mumineen had gathered for deedar mubarak.

June 25, 2014 02:28 AM

Aqa Maula (TUS) Arrives In Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

Aqa Maula (TUS) Arrives In Dar es Salaam - Tanzania.

June 25, 2014 02:28 AM

June 24, 2014

Malumaat

Closing ceremony of 8th SEZ swimming camp after experienced training for 8 sundays was held at Al-Nadil-Burhani, Karachi-Pakistan

Closing ceremony of 8th Shabab-ul-Eidiz-Zahabi swimming camp after experienced training for 8 sundays was held at Al-Nadil-Burhani, Karachi-Pakistan

June 24, 2014 08:24 PM

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Juzar Mulla Abdeali Kagawala

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Juzar Mulla Abdeali Kagawala

June 24, 2014 08:24 PM

Urs Majlis Moulatena Hurrat-ul-Maleka R.A At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla Karachi-Pakistan

Urs Majlis Moulatena Hurrat-ul-Maleka R.A At Noor Hall, Ibrahim Mohalla Karachi-Pakistan

June 24, 2014 08:24 PM

June 22, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

In the loving memory of Dany Tee…

The feeling is constant. Time stops, every cell in my body feels anxious and I just halt, there in my tracks… pensive? angry?sad? remorseful? I can’t pinpoint one feeling. There is a rush of emotions
…the beat in my heart races at an uncontrollable pace and all of a sudden I feel… helpless… yes helpless is what I feel… helpless to time, life…its reality…bitter and brutal.. Its that moment when I lose all control over myself…

That is what Danial does to me when he stares back at me from the adolescent display picture of his on Facebook.
Its been quite sometime since life exposed me to one of the ugliest realities in its ugliest form.

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They say from birth to death… but not for a mother, no sir thats not it for the mother…its way before that…way before the child develops any of the senses… the love …immeasurable …incalculatable and incomparable already has taken life in the mother’s heart… what to say of the pain she must have felt? can we even realize even a tad bit of it?

Yes, maybe … but only for that you have to lose your child the same way… Tasneem lost Danial… the same way Murtaza and Zainab lost their brother… the same way a family lost their boy… a society lost a child…

With a prayer for peace for Danial, peace for parents, brothers and sisters, families, friends… for acquaintances …& for all those having a beating heart…May no mother, father, sister or brother ever witness such an irrecoverable loss…
Ameen

We miss you baby… We miss you our sweet child Dany Tee…

We all know that Allah is with YOU and you are that star in the heavens which shine the brightest in a dark quiet night

RIP

Love,
The World

(Xeynab)


by Xeemarmar at June 22, 2014 08:01 PM

June 18, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Counting Too much on The Nine Lives !

(Just for clarification, I haven’t killed any cat… ever!)

I hate the feeling when I see a dead cat. It can make anyone puke. Usually during an evening stroll I see dead cats mostly run over by cars. Although it’s cleared the next day but that mere sight makes me clench my fist to abstain any feeling, emotion or disgust to take control over me.

I have to say this that its not only the fault of the drivers, cats these days either have increased too much in population or they have lost ethics of living in a human dominated society. Many times cats have raced along with me while I drove and sometimes simply challenged me to halt for the royalty to make the crossing.

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Today I had to complain about their growing power for I was awe-struck when a cat remained in the middle of the road and didnt pass even though it clearly saw me heading its way. Ofcourse I gave in and stopped and believe you me, HONKED at it but with a steely gaze it looked at me and my little vehicle (yup, thats exactly how she made me feel that moment) and then the royal highness managed to pull herself out of my way…

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The whole episode did leave me thoughtful for a moment like “Dude no wonder you get crushed!” and made me realize that these species have really out grown their level of confidence and need a serious revision in their moral and social policies.

Hoping for a ‘Cat-Change’,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 18, 2014 05:46 PM

Malumaat

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Burhanuddinbhai Shk Sirajbhai Taskeen (Azad) Marol

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Burhanuddinbhai Shk Sirajbhai Taskeen (Azad) Marol

June 18, 2014 08:09 AM

June 17, 2014

Malumaat

Today an inaugural ceremony of clean Shahrah-e-Faisal campaign was launched at Frere Hall under the presence of Governer Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibaad Khan.Karachi-Pakistan

Today an inaugural ceremony of clean Shahrah-e-Faisal campaign was launched at Frere Hall under the presence of Governer Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibaad Khan.Karachi-Pakistan

June 17, 2014 12:42 PM

Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM Preside over Urs Majlis of Syedi Saleh Bs Safiuddin in Mumbai

Syedi Mukasir Saheb DM Preside over Urs Majlis of Syedi Saleh Bs Safiuddin in Mumbai

June 17, 2014 12:42 PM

Shezada Aliwaqar Qusai BS Vajihuddin Saheb Dm Solemnized Nikah Of Mohammadulbakir hatimbhai kausalgadhawala Vatan kapadwanj With D/O taiyabbhai hakimuddian kaukawala Vatan kauka

Shezada Aliwaqar Qusai BS Vajihuddin Saheb Dm Solemnized Nikah Of Mohammadulbakir hatimbhai kausalgadhawala Vatan kapadwanj With D/O taiyabbhai hakimuddian kaukawala Vatan kauka

June 17, 2014 12:42 PM

Barnamaj-ul-Quran at Mahad al Zahra USA (Houston)

Barnamaj-ul-Quran at Mahad al Zahra USA (Houston)

June 17, 2014 12:42 PM

June 15, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

On Father’s Day

A formality it is as this day is celebrated worldwide as Father’s Day…

We will leave no chance to celebrate it, wish and cherish it as it is not only today; but EVERYDAY we MISS YOU!

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& EVERYDAY when we MISS YOU we look at Maula Aali Qadr TUS and find YOU RA in Him…

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Our Father, Our Savior, Our Solace in Him TUS…

Amate Syedna TUS,
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 15, 2014 11:16 AM

June 14, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Beat the Heat !

The scorching heat of the summers; with back breaking tasks…

The sweat and humidity around with tongues parched with thirst…

Meanwhile you pass through the stalls in Dhoraji and you decide to give yourself a break with the best treat the blazing hot summers could offer…

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Ice candy!

A perfect treat!

Enjoy!
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 14, 2014 08:46 PM

June 12, 2014

Shabbir Poonawala

Life with sukoon

After a gap of few days, once again with Sukoon.

by SP at June 12, 2014 06:17 AM

June 11, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah Of Husain Haider Ali Ashtawala (Ashta) With D/o Alihusain Bhai Shajapurwala (KOTMA M.P.) in Ujjain

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah Of Husain Haider Ali Ashtawala (Ashta) With D/o Alihusain Bhai Shajapurwala (KOTMA M.P.) in Ujjain

June 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Huzurala T.U.S. solemnized the niqah of Yusuf bhai shk. Mansoor bhai kasarawala ujjain with g/o Fakhruddin bhai keeka bhai Atterwala ujjain

Huzurala T.U.S. solemnized the niqah of Yusuf bhai shk. Mansoor bhai kasarawala ujjain with g/o Fakhruddin bhai keeka bhai Atterwala ujjain

June 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Ibrahim Shk. Khozema Bhai Godhrawala (Dubai) with D/O Al Ustaad Shk. Saifuddin Bhai Halai (Karachi) in Burhanpur.

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Ibrahim Shk. Khozema Bhai Godhrawala (Dubai) with D/O Al Ustaad Shk. Saifuddin Bhai Halai (Karachi) in Burhanpur.

June 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Burhani Foundation Tanzania Sponsors Tree Planting On World Environment Day

In a bid to create global environmental awareness, the United Nations has designated every year a World Environment Day, on which the global public takes part in tree planting and other environment preservation activities. Environmental conservation is close to Maulana Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin’s (TUS) heart and last year during his visit to Dar es Salaam had launched a GO GREEN campaign. Aqa Maula (TUS) had pledged 1252 bottle neck palm trees to the Ilala Municipal Mayor Hon. Jerry Silaa for the beautification of Nyerere Road and had entrusted the Burhani Foundation Tanzania to work in collaboration with the Ilala Municipal civic authorities.

June 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Maryam and Xeynab

What is it that you’ve got?

It’s just in the air and is very clear. The evolution is tangible and visible. The age of technology and its blessings in bridging the communication gap is definitely old news. Today human intelligence and intellect as usual craves for more. This behavior pattern shows a consistent trend towards hopeful human endeavors for improvement in making lives simpler and comfortable.

Be it information or entertainment, today people are focused. They are focused towards their needs and wants. With every passing day people tend to discover ways in which the technology, people and other resources could benefit them. Definitely out is the time when simple status updates were an attraction on social mediums and people would love to discover what others were doing. The current evolution is safely said a selfish one, where everyone is trying to talk about themselves, of what they require and expect of the other. Complications and indirect fancy stuff that just delay the entire concept and means of comprehension is a turn off. Similarly relationships have become short, focused business deals where you give something to get something. Without a meaningful transaction relationships eventually perish.

Groups like SWOTS where people can actually derive information for their benefit and likewise offer the same makes great deal of sense today. No one today is indulging in activities just like that. Everyone tries to make perfect sense of whatever they are spending their time on. Hence the intellect of mankind has reached the level where entertainment for a purpose and benefit is only welcome. 

It’s actually eventual and imperative that we had to see such times. In the mechanized world that we live in, we have metamorphosed into mechanical beings. Digital relations, Digital work procedures and digital communication has digitized us turning into calculators always calculating the amount of time we spend on what and why. We need logic and reasoning to support everything. The need or greed to do more and achieve more is transparent.

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Movies today make more sense. Villains and heroes are not pre-decided concepts anymore. They have to justify their characters and let the audience decide for themselves their position and role in the movie. Hence audience today want to be treated as intelligent beings and not just fed whatever the director/ producer thinks would be interesting or worth presentation.

Most of the change that is being witnessed is how everyone is trying to simultaneously indulge in multiple personal benefiting activities. The world does empathize but with proper logic and reasoning. The picture doesn’t show a negative trait at the moment but if pushed could lead to possible insensitivity to others and robotic means of life.

Xeynab

 

 

 

 


by Xeemarmar at June 11, 2014 12:16 PM

June 09, 2014

Asgar F (Mind Mints)

HAY HOUSE WORLD SUMMIT 2014. LESSONS LEARNT


In the last week of May 2014 got myself Registered for free,  to hear some wonderful, well researched and experienced ' Talks' spread over a period of ten days. Regret, on account of constraints, have not been able to hear all the free talks.

However, share with my readers, a few important lessons learnt from the 'talks' that I managed to hear. It was indeed an exiting journey of understanding and awareness. The personal stories and experiences shared by wonderful and talented people, and the insights and wisdom made freely available - for this noble gesture I remain indebted to Hay House.

I am also sharing a brief bio of the speakers, so that those among you, who may be interested to know more about them and their works, can Google and find out.

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D is an internationally known speaker in integrative medicine and the mind/body connection. She has a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist. The New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, she is also a journalist and radio personality. Website: www.joanborysenko.com

Lessons learnt. Resilience is more than just bouncing back, it entails remarkable transformation of thinking and character.
You start considering obstacles and set backs in life as a gateway for extended sense of freedom.

When life tragedy strikes, you find yourself on the 'threshold' at one side is 'no longer' and on the other side 'is not yet'. Everyone who has faced with personal tragedy, will agree that, there is a period of uncertainty and confusion, following the tragedy, whatever it may be.

The best thing to do under the circumstances, is not to rush things up, but to tarry a longer and reflect and introspect. Have faith that you will come out more stronger and a much better than before.

Resilient people are 1) realistic, solidly grounded and they accept the situation and live in the Present. Unfounded optimism does not help, you have to be more realistic. 2) Have Faith 3) radically creative and mindful. 4) they enjoy the support of family and friends 5) have a good sense of humor.

Your happiness 'set point' and resilience faculty reside in your left pre-frontal cortex, and for the best results, you need to to make definite 'left shift'.

Here are the four ways to achieve that. 1) Meditation or focused activity, with whatever you are comfortable. 2) Regular exercise 3) Slogan - short reminders 4) Breathing exercises.


Mike Robbins is the author of three books, including the brand new title Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way, which will be published by Hay House (May 6, 2014). www.Mike-Robbins.com

Lessons learnt. Accept and love ourselves. As parents, what we teach is to our kids is not that important, but how we model ourselves, is what really matters.

Self esteem is good, but self compassion is more holistic. By being kind to ourselves, we become more humane. A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul. Trust yourself - be yourself.

Lynne McTaggart is one of the central voices in the new consciousness movement. She is the award-winning author of six books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond, all now in 30 languages and considered bibles of the New Age. As editorial director of What Doctors Don’t Tell You, she also publishes one of the world’s most highly praised health magazines and runs extremely popular health and spirituality teleconferences and workshops. Website: www.lynnemctaggart.com


Lessons learnt. Group Theory teaches us that I win and you all also win, if we are all working towards a common goal. Get away from issues and rally around core values. If you are true to yourself, and your intentions are for common good and you trust the Universe to do your bidding, it will surely deliver.

On the subject of Group Theory, where the entire neighborhood is benefited, encompassing all strata of Society, where the affluent share their resources for the betterment of the entire Community - our Faizul Mawaid Burhaniya  (FMB) is one of the best example.
http://asgarf.blogspot.in/2011/09/faiz-ul-mawaid-burhaniyah.html

The  same food lunch scheme delivered at home, of  community members around the world, where members of all economic background share same simple hygienic food each day. The rich contribute more. An example of neighborhood connectivity and common good.


Gregg Braden is New York Times best-selling author and geologist, internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and indigenous knowledge to create real-world solutions for today.
Gregg has shared his discoveries with Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, mainstream universities, and audiences throughout the world. Website: www.greggbraden.com

Lessons learnt. We are so blessed that in our age the 150 year old science which had a unbridled sway has mellowed and become deep with the infusion of Spiritual wisdom.

False assumptions of Science like separation has given way to new thinking of co- operation. On account of awakened Masters, the two great ways of knowing are now married, as a result of which the off springs of new thoughts, having over riding characteristics of wisdom rather than knowledge, is making this world a better place to live. Let us celebrate this marriage.

Gopika Kapoor is a writer and communications consultant. She is the author of the best-selling books Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom (and Wit) for Raising Your Child in a Stress-Free and Spiritual Environment. Gopika works with Ummeed Child Development Center, a non -government organization helping children with developmental disabilities.

Lessons learnt. Inculcate the attitude of gratitude, in so doing you are the one who will benefit. There are no problems in life but situations. Accept situations that are beyond your control with humility. A paradox but true - bliss in the tiredness. I have many personal experiences of this. Now that Sehrullah is nearing and we mumineen look forward to Layla tul Qdr - the night of Ibadat and vigil, it is in this night that the above paradox proves true. At 'shafa' time we all feel the heavenly bliss, although we have spend the entire night in prayers. Is it not true ? This is just one example.

Joseph Clough is a best-selling Hay House author and creator of over 100 hours of Free Hypnosis and Coaching MP3s that have been downloaded more than 3 million times and listened to more than 200,000 times a month. Website: www.josephclough.com

Lessons learnt. Believe that you are worthy, accept and acknowledge negativity, step back. Be gentle to your self. Life is a journey, it is not merely a wishful thinking. Acknowledge your body's signal of anxiety, self doubt and turn it around for your betterment.

Entrepreneur James Altucher has experienced some great successes in life—and some miserable failures. He’s started and sold businesses for huge profits, and he’s taken on ventures where he’s lost everything. But through it all, he’s learned a lot, and in this entertaining interview, he shares which personal practices have led to success

Lessons learnt. Times have changed. Self reliance and belief in your self, and pursuing your dreams are now the pivots on which you succeed in life and making a living and living a life. College education has become a passe. In US more than 50% of those who are unemployed have College Degrees, and are straddled with clearing their debts.

Money is required for a living, but to live a life, what is more required is 1) Physical Health 2) Mental Health 3) Emotional Health 4) Spiritual Health. One should always set back a little each day, and check these four boxes.

Do not let marketing messages ensnare you, choose for your self what is good for you. If you fail to do so, others will choose you and take you for a ride, and make you poorer in the process.

Honesty compounds your network, adding value to your business. Coming up with ideas on regular basis is a good mental exercise. They need not be great, but keep up the practice, as it will be good for your mental health.

Dr. Mitchell Yass, a licensed physical therapist and author of upcoming Hay House book The Encyclopedia of Pain, talks on  a way to treat pain without having to take drastic surgical measures. Having treated countless patients who’ve previously been told that only surgery can help them, Dr. Yass reveals that, based on his research and strength-training system, in many cases going under the knife is unnecessary. He explains that oftentimes “pain is an indication of a tissue in distress”; if pain is found to be muscular, it can actually be treated and cured by strengthening the affected muscles. Dr. Yass does not suggest that all pain is in our muscles; some, he says, is structural, and in these cases he does support surgery as a way to address the pain. However, he firmly believes that all muscular pain can be treated with strength training, massage, and other nonsurgical methods.

Lessons learnt. Entirely different approach to tackle pain, and exposing the shortcomings of MRI and scans. Pain is an indication of a tissue in distress. The sure shot method is that you do not address the pain, but you treat the cause and resolve the distress tissue.

Muscular weakness does not show up in MRI and other diagnostics tests. Most back pain is muscular. Degeneration of spine is a natural ageing process. However, if causes are structural, surgery is the only answer, and in such cases, the faster it is done is better.
In case of lower back problem, a Universal problem, it is to be understood that muscles work in a group to perform the functions. Right hip muscle strain may be the cause of pain in the left lower back muscle.
When you are lifting weight, you are isolating the muscle, so if weight lifting exercise done correctly prove very beneficial.




by MIND MINTS (noreply@blogger.com) at June 09, 2014 04:44 PM

June 07, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Husain Mulla Haider Bhai Dargaiwala(Ujjain)with D/O Abde AbiTurab Shk. Zakiuddin Bhai Sabir(Barwani) in Burhanpur

Huzurala T.U.S. Solemnized Nikah of Husain Mulla Haider Bhai Dargaiwala(Ujjain)with D/O Abde AbiTurab Shk. Zakiuddin Bhai Sabir(Barwani) in Burhanpur

June 07, 2014 02:11 PM

Aqa Maula TUS arrived at Syedi Hasanji Badshah Hakimi mohalla Ujjain

Aqa Maula TUS arrived at Syedi Hasanji Badshah Hakimi mohalla Ujjain

June 07, 2014 02:11 PM

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah Of Husain Ilyasbhai Dini(Pune) with D/o Shabbarhusain Hatimbhai Burhanpurwala(Malad-Mumbai) in Burhanpur

Huzurala TUS Solemnized Nikah Of Husain Ilyasbhai Dini(Pune) with D/o Shabbarhusain Hatimbhai Burhanpurwala(Malad-Mumbai) in Burhanpur

June 07, 2014 02:11 PM

2nd TKM Saleh Mohallah InterSantha Cricket Tournament at MSB Sports Complex, Karachi-Pakistan

2nd TKM Saleh Mohallah InterSantha Cricket Tournament at MSB Sports Complex, Karachi-Pakistan

June 07, 2014 02:11 PM

Shabbir Poonawala

Opening of Administrative Office of Zaini Enterprises

Yesterday, June 6, 2014, Friday, 2.52pm marked the opening ceremony of administrative office of Zaini Enterprises at Nagpur.

Finally, saw this day, which was dreamed off since long, but was possible in about 6 months with the power of Sukoon. Yes, thats Sukoon in Life. Ultimate peace.

by SP at June 07, 2014 06:02 AM

June 06, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

Tagging Workoholics

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Work gives satisfaction and a great deal of pleasure to some. To some the pleasure is so great that the only drive to them in their life becomes; their work. These species are well known as Workoholics.

Different parameters and standards are set by people for the definition of workoholism. This depends on personal outlook and experience. Some consider the tagging of a workoholic on them very offensive while for some it holds a compliment. Again how the concept treats you is a seperate question altogether.

I have seen people who are hard core workoholics who would survive days with sleepless nights with meagre nibblings on food, most of the time running out of time to do even that. But still the happiness and satisfaction  they achieve through it is extraordinary superseding their desire of rest and other wordly sources of gratification.

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Nevertheless there are some workoholics who do compromise a lot personally. These people in their worship of work become blind to their surroundings, sometimes ignoring it or sometimes failing to notice them. Hence Workoholism may seem a fruitful one sided addiction but many a times becomes a fateful undesirable personal journey. Taking out time for loved ones and yourself is of utmost important as well. One has to ensure personal happiness to ensure happiness for others.

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Isolation and asocial behaviour become strong attributes of workoholics who fail to manage personal lives. It is to be remembered everything seems done better and well when done within its limits.

So, strike the right balance and submit !

Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 06, 2014 11:01 AM

Shabbar Suterwala

Retailer Beware - How Not To Be A Showroom For Amazon

Showrooming occurs when customers at a brick and mortar store, after having physically touched, smelled, lifted, handled, and most importantly priced your products in person, go online through their smartphones and comparison shop – most often to Amazon.
It's one of the risks. Showrooming to brick and mortar retailers is akin to stealing.
Whether customers do it in the privacy of a deserted aisle, in front of your best employee or in the parking lot walking back to their car, showrooming is causing a lot of retail executives a lot of worry.
Customers walking into your store no longer are "just looking," they're taking your hard-earned retail reputation, using all the beautiful displays, premium products and employees to cancel out any suspicions they have before they buy online.
To shoppers, it's smart shopping.
To cellular companies it is the reason they can sell the more expensive smartphones.
To Amazon, it's just business.
Once  your customers go to Amazon, they're hooked. Cosmetics? Groceries? Gourmet Coffees – even wine? Amazon will let them setup an auto-order for refills.
Once your customers purchase, Amazon does a swell job of showing them related items meaning they have even less reasons to go back to your brick and mortar store.
So how does your store open the door for them to go to Amazon or other online retailers in the first place?

Thirteen Reasons Your Brick & Mortar Store Is Susceptible to Showrooming

  1. Your merchandise is stacked and displayed like everyone else's. When the merchandise is seen as nothing special, online sites beckon.
  2. You don't have enough employees. When it's tough to find someone to answer your questions, the customer's smartphone is always-at-the-ready for a quick Amazon price check.
  3. The employees you have take too much time with one customer. It's great to have technically proficient employees whose passion is knowing every nuance, and who can regale the customer with story after story, but like a restaurant, your selling floor needs to turn customers regularly.
  4. The employees you have take too little time with customers. Employees who say, "It's over there," or "I'll get someone" might as well say, "Find it yourself." When there's no relationship, there's no loyalty to shop with your brick and mortar store.
  5. Your employees have no bond to your business. When your employees don't value making the sale as necessary for a profitable business, they are just as likely to let the customer walk.
  6. Your employees stay clustered around the registers "waiting." When customers feel like they are interrupting an employee clique, they will feel awkward.
  7. Your shopping experience is unremarkable. If a customer gets the silent treatment and only is talked to at the cash wrap, they don't get a good feeling from their purchase.
  8. You let customers help themselves with self-service. If you designed the store for customers to feel free to help themselves, they will now feel free to help themselves … with their smartphones.
  9. You don't respect your customers. When you don't respect the fact customers go out of their way and spend their limited time to get to your brick and mortar store, you treat them with indifference. Indifference costs you sales.
  10. You think competing with Amazon just means "matching prices." But denying that your real costs are more than Amazon's, you're just digging your debt deeper with every sale.
  11. You have an owner or stockholder who doesn't want to lose any business.They want you to offer any discount it takes to keep all customers.  The best merchants know you have to walk away from unprofitable customers in order to remain profitable.
  12. Shopper behaviors are changing. Since customers have been conditioned to know there's always a sale somewhere, they will look for it online to keep from paying your price.
  13. Customers assume everything online is the same as yours. Unless your employee shows the value of the real thing in your store, customers might be misled to buy something online at a lower price that could be counterfeit, damaged or mismatched. If your employees aren't trained to poke holes in online shopping habits, customers may purchase apples when they wanted oranges.

Unless you personally take the initiative to stop showrooming, you'll be a victim of it. 

Why? Because Amazon does so well and many brick and mortar stores add no extra value to the shopping experience. It does all just become price.
Customers walking into your brick and mortar store still want the warm feeling they get from shopping, from feeling the products, the ambiance of your store, the warmth of your employees. That can't be had with a computer screen, mobile device or virtual anything.
Customers may be shopping less but when they decide to spend that money they are more sensitve than ever to indifference from the retailer and their employees.
Amazon and other internet sites will continue to grow as stuck brick and mortar retailers refuse to look in the mirror and change.
The chance to make a powerful impression and disarm the smartphone in your customers' pocket is yours but it will take work to mitigate these thirteen reasons why your store is open to being showroomed.
What say you? Please enter in comments below…

I've added a new speech, How Not To Be A Showroom For Amazon that will share the strategies and tactics your association, chain or store needs to compete. Retail Speaker | Retail Sales Presentation | Retail Doctor -


 
Shabbar Suterwala
Business Coach, Psychological Counsellor, NLP Practitioner

by Shabbar Suterwala (noreply@blogger.com) at June 06, 2014 06:07 AM

June 04, 2014

Maryam and Xeynab

What’s in a dream?

Its actually very frustrating to try and recall the dream you had last night. Its usual for me to wake up with mixed images and expressions or incidents trying in vain to join the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Today has been one such day. I received a comment in the morning, “Where are you, lost?” and I was actually trying to make sense of the dream I had had a few hours ago. So nevertheless I tried my best, my very best to realize what I saw but the closest I could get to was different broken images of a conversation. The topic of which I have no clue.

I kept staring, focusing on nothing, staring through people and space, sometimes deeming over this whole life; its philosophy, reality and its illusions.

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Many dreams actually just are illusions, sometimes reflections of our desires and sometimes plain mind games. However many do have different interpretations but you really can differentiate between their kinds.

I am a dreamer. I dream with open and closed eyes both and then think over them. I love uncovering and understanding the unique mysteries of life and these dreams definitely intrigue me. They make us live moments while we think it as real but actually they are not. They vanish when we wake up.

I wonder whats this life like? Is it like a dream? Will it vanish when we wake up? Will we remember it when we wake up?
Is the world really an illusion, a dream that we are living?

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Wondering…
Xeynab


by Xeemarmar at June 04, 2014 08:46 AM

June 03, 2014

Taher Suratwala

Acceptable Costs

I've trained myself to think in economic terms about many things.  At work, I almost reflexively think about things in terms of their utility and the acceptable costs.  Basically, I look at most things in terms trying to make them better.

At work...

But I want to put this thinking into more of my life.  At work I've come to realize that perfect is the enemy of better.  I don't spend too much time trying to get something just right and have that stand in the way of things getting better.  It's natural for me to use this "economic" thinking at work, but for some reason this kind of approach doesn't kick in automatically when it's not work.

I have what I expect to be a stressful day coming up.  There are lots of things to keep track of, lists and lists:P  I've had many stressful days before and hopefully many still to come.  I'm already anticipating being a bit stressed out.  I'm trying to remember that's ok.  I want to be stressed out a little less than last time I had a stressful day.  As long as I'm better than the last time, that's a victory.

I'll come back in a couple days and read this in the morning.  Hopefully, I'll come back for this reminder the next stressful day after that...

The goal for today isn't perfection; it's better than yesterday.

by Taher (noreply@blogger.com) at June 03, 2014 05:31 PM

June 02, 2014

Malumaat

Yaum ul Mabas Waaz & Misaq Majlis in Houston - USA

Yaum ul Mabas Waaz & Misaq Majlis in Houston - USA

June 02, 2014 09:02 AM

Shabbir Poonawala

Friends Evening — stags

After a long gap of abour 3-4 months, at last we made it on this Sunday and went out. Four boys in a car. It was also Wedding Anniversay of one of our friend.

Though we were scheduled to leave home at 2, we started our journey at 4.30 and reached Starkey Resort at 5.45. Being too late, entry was not allowed, then we went to NIT swimming complex, there also entry was not allowed as we were not having a regular id card of the complex. Then we went to Ambazari and sat at the lake side view. One of us had a dip in the water, and we sat long on the lake side enjoying the weather. Then we proceeded to Empress City in the city and had dinner at Juiceb. The cook took long — about half an hour to make the food, even when the restaurant was not full to its capacity. But the wait was worth. The food was superbly delicious. After a fresh lime soda at New Bombay, we went home and reached by 11pm.

Time spent very well with Sukoon.

by SP at June 02, 2014 06:31 AM

June 01, 2014

Malumaat

Huzurala TUS presided over Syedna Hibatullah al-Muayyad Fiddin R.A. urs vaaz at ujjain

Huzurala TUS presided over Syedna Hebatullah al-Muayyad Fiddin R.A. Urs Waaz at ujjain.

June 01, 2014 01:02 PM