The prophet said, “O seeker of mysteries, wouldst thou see a dead man living, Walking on the earth, like living men; yet his spirit dwells in Heaven,   Because it has been translated before death and will not be translated when he dies– A mystery beyond understanding understood only by dying– If anyone wish to see a dead man walking thus visibly on the Earth,   Let him behold Abu Bakr the devout who in virtue of being a true witness to God became the prince of the resurrected.”   Mohammad is the twice born in this world: he died to all temporal losingRead More →

Character assassination through biased and subject narratives of history, fiction, cartoons and now films:-all the known elements in history of the information media have been used to distort the image of a man whom Michael H Hart in his famous 1978 book ‘The 100 declared as the most influential person in the history of mankind’ . Muhammad (PBUH): a man born in the deserts of Arabia away from the Christian World in a society of tribal idolaters, who was raised as an orphan and never had any literary skills but still knew all the Biblical tales in details; a man raised in a society whereRead More →

    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful “O ye who believe ! take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport,- whether among those who recieved the scripture before you, or among those who reject faith: but fear ye Allah if you have faith (indeed)” Quran. 57 chapter 5 ‘The Feast’ “Why do not the Rabbis and doctors of law forbid them from their (habbit of) uttering sinful words and eating things forbidden? Evil indeed are their works.” Quran 63 chapter 5 ‘the feast’   Allah clearly has 1450 years ago warned Muslims ofRead More →

Some say the idea of “back to the past” is the best solution for Governance of Pakistan. Devolved political and administrative powers to the village and city level and make people’s led local government institutions to break the shackles of the rusted and outdated system of over centralized colonial system that has lost even its original utility (if it ever had any). Sher Shah Suri’s system of justice was a successful model that existed prior to the colonization of the Indian Sub-continent when the British introduced the present system combined with feudalism. What are the steps to move in this direction? ‎(1) Get rid ofRead More →

“I shall watch with keenness the work of your Research Organization in evolving banking practices compatible with Islamic ideals of social and economic life. The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity and to many of us it appears that only a miracle can save it from disaster that is now facing the world.” “It has failed to do justice between man and man and to eradicate friction from the international field. On the contrary, it was largely responsible for the two world wars in the last half century, The Western world, in spite of its advantages of mechanization andRead More →

In the Indian subcontinent there is a strange proverb, ‘A true Khan always excels and is a born king’. This is the reason why so many individuals in the sports or entertainment industry of India and Pakistan are called “King Khans”. Strangely many have nothing to do with being a Pashtun. Not many know that the reason behind this is due to the life of a man who lived 500 years ago and who was named Farid Khan. What made this man so great that Even the British historian Henry Geroge Keene had to write about him, “No government-not even the British [imperial administration] hasRead More →

Blessed was the dark night For all he could see was pure light Even though his eyes were closed His body lay there all but cold   His soul far  away He could see a hill and the ocean and the bay Coming down the hill he himself Followed by friends unknown Leading them all, was none but Rasolullah   May my life be sacrificed for him Mercy for mankind, Down he came Followed by him and a few friends When they reached the sandy beach The large bolder behind moved and closed The very path the blessed feet had strode Unnoticed the very sameRead More →

    Centuries gone, sun never shone Flowers died as did hope No warmth to feel and love to show All was quiet and covered in snow   One couldn’t hear the humming bees Nor the rustling of the fallen leaves No butterflies to seek the flowers Nor the clouds to bring showers   Drip, Drip,Drip! Water drops are dripping The Sun is comming out Or is it just an illusion? Who will uncover this mystery and confusion?   “I” Said the Faith from the abyss so dark! “Hold me fast and listen to the chirping lark” La Behold!  After centuries the first sunshine falls And brings the showers, bees, flowersRead More →

Music that falls from The heart A voice that seems to rise from the chest Expressions that seem to come Not from the screen but from within   What do I See I see the future Where I am free From the chains of enslavement Tears on my cheek I see hope over the hill Even though it may be high as the sky   I see the light, I hear the sweet song of the bird All I can smell is freedom Freedom from within Freedom for them Freedom from want freedom from oppression freedom from the bread freedom from the sun’s heat freedomRead More →

Major life events like death of a spouse or a close family member, divorce, change of residence, marriage etc are main sources of stress in life depending on the amount of readjustment in life we have to undergo in response to that event. Diferent people react to these stressors in different ways depending on many factors including their genetic vulnerability, childhood experiences, their beliefs and assumptions, current life situation and other stresses and their coping ability. An appropriate emotional reaction based on reasonable intensity, frequency, duration and without affecting self esteem and important areas of life is normal and healthy. Abnormal emotional reactions stem from our irrational thoughts and negative meaning and perceptions we give toRead More →