Wine

“They ask you concerning wine and gambling. Say: “In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.”  Surah Al-Baqarah/The Cow 219

“You who believe intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, of Satan’s handiwork: eschew such (abomination), that you may prosper….. Satan’s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from salah (prayer): will you not then abstain?” Surah Al-Maidah /The Table Spread 90-91

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Definition of any intoxication according to Qur’an:

1-  Drinking wine is a sin.  (The definition of sin is disobedience/deliberate violation/transgression/offense to Divine laws)

2- Drinking wine has some profits too but less in proportionate to sin.  

3- Drinking wine/intoxication is an abomination.  (The definition of abomination is detestation/abhorrence/disliked)

4- Wine is Satan’s handiwork.   

5- Wine/intoxication develops feelings of hatred among humans.

6- Wine/intoxication creates enmity among humans.

7-  Wine/intoxication stops from salah (five obligatory daily prayers)

8- Wine/intoxication hinders/obstructs from remembering Allah (SWT).

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THOSE WHO CLAIM “DRINKING WINE” IS NOT PROVEN HARAM (PROHIBITED) FROM QUR’AN:

I am not quoting the ahadith (words of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)) as many Muslims have issues on their authenticity.  I say sorry to my Prophet (pbuh) for that.  But no Muslim would have a doubt on the words of Qur’an.  The above verses have no words that are difficult to understand.  

Allah (SWT) is free of all needs, likes and dislikes.  Nothing can cause profit and loss to Him.  He Almighty doesn’t want us to drink wine or to be intoxicated.  If I am not a complete fool, I did not read the words like a straight order, “don’t drink wine or wine is prohibited on you”.  I only read the words as “drinking wine is a sin”.  Sin in simple words is “doing something that God doesn’t want us to do OR not doing something that God has told us to do.  

So, the condition to abstain from wine/intoxication is not based upon logically proved advantages or disadvantages of wine but the obedience or disobedience of God Almighty.  Even then, Allah (SWT) has mentioned few disadvantages, if people do care about them.

Drinking wine is a matter of faith.  Unfortunately in Pakistan, it is not considered a sin at government, elite or any level.  Drinking wine is crime, only if poor people are hospitalized and report it to police.  Not even those who don’t drink wine talks about it.  

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الله اور اسکے رسول صلی الله علیہ وسلم کی قائم کو ہوئی حدود کو توڑنا گناہ کہلاتا ہے… انسانوں کے بناۓ ہوۓ قوانین کو توڑنا جرم کہلاتا ہے… اور جرم کی تعریف یہ رکھی ہے کہ وہ عمل جو دوسرے انسان کو نقصان پہنچاۓ یا اس کے ساتھ زبردستی اسکی مرضی کے خلاف کیا جاۓ… اور انسانوں کو نقصان پہنچنے اور زبردستی کرنے کے عمل کو ہی گناہ کا درجہ بھی دے دیا گیا ہے… اور یہ یقین بھی کر لیا گیا ہے کہ کل دین اور مقصد حیات یہی ہے…  
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شراب، زنا با الرضا، جوا، عریانی و فحاشی، سود، سور، مردار…. ذاتی پسند اور نا پسند ہے اور بنیادی حقوق…. جس کو برا لگے اپنی آنکھیں بند کر لے… الله سبحانہ و تعالی کی ذات اس سارے قصّے میں کہاں ہے… الله سے انسانوں کا تعلق صرف اتنا رہ گیا ہے کہ خدا انسان کی بغاوتوں کے باوجود بس دیتا ہی رہے اور انسان اسکے احکامات کی دھجیاں اڑاتا رہے… یہ اسکا ذاتی معاملہ ہے…
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“اور تم سے پوچھتے ہیں حکم شراب اور جوۓ کا… تو کہو، ان میں گناہ بڑا ہے، اور فائدے بھی ہیں لوگوں کو… اور انکا گناہ فائدے سے بڑا ہے”… سوره البقرہ ٢١٩ 
“اے ایمان والو! یہ جو ہے شراب اور جوا اور بت اور پانسے، گندے کام ہیں شیطان کے، سو ان سے بچتے رہو، شاید تمہارا بھلا ہو”… سوره المائدہ ٩٠ 
“شیطان یہی چاہتا ہے، کہ ڈالے تم میں دشمنی اور بغض، شراب سے اور جوۓ سے، اور روکے تم کو الله کی یاد سے اور نماز سے، اور پھر اب تم باز آؤگے”…. سوره المائدہ ٩١ 
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کئی سالوں سے آۓ دن کچی شراب اور زہریلی شراب کے پکڑے جانے کی خبریں سن سن کر تںگ آ گئی ہوں… شراب پکڑ لیتے ہیں، پی پلا کرانکی خالی بوتلیں چھوڑ دیتے ہیں… شراب والے ان میں شراب بھرکر دوبارہ بیچنا شروع کر دیتے ہیں… غریب اسے پیتے ہیں، ہسپتال جاتے ہیں اور اکثرمرجاتے ہیں… پولیس میں رپورٹ کرائی جاتی ہے… پولیس والے پھر شراب پکڑ لیتے ہیں… اور یہ سلسلہ چلتا رہتا ہے…. یہ کاروائی صرف غریبوں کے لئے ہوتی ہے جن کے دماغوں میں یہ بات بٹھا دی جاتی ہے کہ شراب غموں کو بھلا دیتی ہے… محبوب روٹھ گیا تو شراب پینا شروع کردو… بھئی ایک انسان گیا سو گیا، اس میں الله کے قوانین توڑنے کی کیا ضرورت ہے… حالات خراب ہیں شراب پینا شروع کردو… تو کیا اس سے حالات ٹھیک ہو جاتے ہیں…
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ہاں امیروں کو کوئی اس لئے نہیں پکڑتا کیونکہ انہوں نے شراب کو حلال کر رکھا ہے… وہ شراب غموں کو بھلانے کے لئے نہیں بلکہ خوشیوں کا لطف بڑھانے کے لئے پیتے ہیں… بہت سوں کو یہ غیر مسلموں میں اپنا مقام اعلی بنانے کے لئے پینی پڑتی ہے… اور کچھ لوگوں کی فطرت ہوتی ہے کہ الله اور اس کے رسول صلی الله علیہ وسلم کی حدود توڑیں… اور پھر امیرامراء جس طرح بھی مریں، شراب کی عزت پر کوئی آنچ نہیں آنے دیتے، نہ اس کے خلاف پولیس میں رپورٹ کرتے ہیں… وہ شراب کی عزت کرتے ہیں اور پولیس انکی….
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دیکھیں نہ سارے سیاستدان، حکمران، جرنیلز، اداکار، گلوکار، شاعر، فنکار، اعلی عہدیداران… کون ہے جو پاکستان میں شراب نہیں پیتا… انکی تو تصویریں بھی شراب پیتے ہوۓ اخباروں میں چھپ جائیں، ٹی وی پر آجائیں تب بھی انھیں کوئی فرق نہیں پڑتا کیونکہ اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان میں شراب امیروں کی عیّاشی ہے مجبوری نہیں… مزے کی بات کہ جو لوگ شراب نہیں پیتے یا پینا چھوڑ چکے ہیں وہ بھی دوسروں کے پینے کو برا نہیں سمجھتے اور نہ اسکے خلاف آواز اٹھاتے ہیں… 
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اگر کوئی ایک ایسا نکتہ ہے جہاں امیراورغریب ایک ہی جیسا رویہ اختیار کریں تو وہ ہے شراب… قرآن سے ثابت ہونے یا نہ ہونے کو تو الگ کر دیں… اگر انسان کی تہذیب اور نفاست کے تقاضوں کو ہی سامنے رکھ لیں تو کون نفیس انسان ایسا ہو گا جو گلی سڑی بدبودار چیز کو ہاتھ لگانا بھی پسند کرے گا… اور وہ بھی لطف لینے کے لئے… شراب پینا توخود ایک ذہنی اورنفسیاتی بیماری کی علامت ہی نہیں بلکہ اس آدمی یا عورت کے قوت ارادی کمزور ہونے کی نشانی بھی ہے…. کیونکہ گندگی اور غلاظت کو کھانے پینے والا کوئی نارمل آدمی یا عورت تو نہیں ہو سکتے… اس قسم کے کمزور ارادہ اور ذہنی بیمار لوگوں کو کسی بھی قسم کا عہدہ یا ذمہ داری کیسے دی جا سکتی ہے… یا ایسے لوگوں کی باتوں کا بھی کیا اعتبار کس نشے میں کی گئی ہوں… نشہ آور لوگ خود کو گناہ گار نہ سمجھیں تو ٹھیک لیکن آئین کے لحاظ سے قانون کے مجرم ہیں، چاہے وہ کوئی بھی نشہ ہو…
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لیکن کس کس کو پکڑیں… زرداری، پرویز مشرف، شاہ محمود قریشی، بلاول زرداری، عتیقہ اوڈھو، وڈیرے، چودھری، سردار، جرنیلز، پرانے نۓ اداکار گلوکار شاعر وغیرہ وغیرہ… 
ایسے لوگوں کو انسانوں کے بنیادی حقوق تو دے جا سکتے ہیں، بنیادی احترام بھی کیا جا سکتا ہے، انکے ساتھ ملازمت اور کاروبار بھی کیا جا سکتا ہے… لیکن ان سے میل جول رکھنے، ساتھ مل بیٹھنے، وقت گذارنے کو کس کا دل چاہے گا… خیرامیروں کی حرکتوں سے تو الله سبحانہ و تعالی خود ہی نمٹ لیں گے… انکو تو ڈھیل ملی ہوئی ہے… 
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ہاں غریبوں کو رسول صلی الله علیہ وسلم اور صحابہ کرام کے قصّے سناۓ جا سکتے ہیں کہ ان پر تو کیا کیا گذرا لیکن انہوں نے الله کی حدود کو پامال نہیں کیا… لیکن آج ہم نے غربت کا معیار روٹی، کپڑے، مکان اور اختیار کا نہ ہونا رکھ دیا ہے… کوئی محنت کر کے دو روٹی کما ۓ تو اس پر اتنا ترس کھاتے ہیں کہ وہ اپنی کوششوں پر شرمندہ ہو جاۓ… اور سوچے کہ وہ دنیا کا ناکام ترین آدمی یا عورت ہےکیونکہ اسکے بچے برگر اور پیزا نہیں کھاتے، گاڑیوں میں نہیں پھرتے… انھیں یہ احساس دلاتے ہیں کہ با اختیار اور کامیاب لوگ وہ ہیں جن کے آگے پیچھے چارتعریفیں کرنے والے خوشامدی یا فینزہوں، انکے لئے ہزاروں لوگ نعرے لگائیں اور اپنی قیمتی زندگی قربان کرنے کا عہد کریں… انکی تقدیر بدلنے کے نام پر انکو لوٹیں… پتہ نہیں کونسے اختیار اور کونسے انصاف کا لالچ دیتے ہیں…
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الله سبحانہ و تعالی سورہ الرعد میں فرماتے ہیں کہ…”بے شک دلوں کو اطمینان الله ہی کے ذکر سے ملتا ہے”…
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اور پاکستان کے سیاست دان ظلم اور دہشت کا نظام لا کر اور لبرل لوگ قرآنی احکامات کے خلاف دلیلیں لا کر انسانوں کو اسی یاد سے دور کردینا چاہتے ہیں… حتی کہ دینی جماعتیں اپنے عالموں اور لیڈرز کو خدا سے آگے لے آتے ہیں… جبھی تو اتنی ایجادوں اور اتنی سہولتوں کے باوجود دلوں کو سکون میسر نہیں…
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.PRESIDENTS OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN VIOLATING QUR’AN AND CONSTITUTION
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WORDS OF GLORIFICATION AND REPENTANCE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN UNGRATEFUL TO THEIR PARENTS AND THEIR PARENTS ARE NOT PLEASED WITH THEM.  

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وہ جو تاریک راہوں میں ماری گئیں – A tribute to whales, sharks and dolphins

Everything that Allah (SWT) has created is nature and we, humans, are an essential part of it.  Living organisms or non-living objects, we all bear same characteristics and that is why we should respect each other.  Nature is not only love, it is revengeful too and reacts with an equal magnitude.

When people and nature battle with each other, that’s their fight, God does not interfere and invisible creations just play audience.

Whales, sharks and dolphins, found on the beaches of Karachi and Baluchistan, are neither fish nor women, but still were treated like females all around the world.  Men found them dead, men pulled them out, men stood around them, men climbed on them for photo session, men sold them, men bought them, men will cut them into pieces and then everyone will enjoy the feast.  This is the tradition.

Such a huge, beautiful, lovely mammals are found dead on Karachi beaches.  This is good for them though, better than reaching alive and pulled and teased by the energetic, daring children of Karachi.

Although animals are not just animals but, after all, they are animals.  They can be unfortunate.  They can be lost.  They can be the victims of man’s negligence.  This is how they reach our beaches, I think.

Why are the people of Karachi so negligent about their beaches and their waters and the magnificent creatures under water?

Whales, sharks, dolphins are natural resources.  They are our food.  They are our medicine.  They are the beauty of our waters.  They are precious and priceless, palatable pleasing presents presented to us by powerful nature.  So we should adopt a grateful attitude toward them.

Have we not learned any lesson from all the disasters that we have witnessed in last few years?  Humans were buried alive under the heap of soil, were smashed under rocks, were drowned in muddy flood-water, were stung by mosquitoes (that reminds me of the story of King Nimrod who was killed by a mosquito).  For God’s sake, just once, make nature be proud of us.

 

نہ وہ مچھلی تھیں اور نہ وہ تھیں عورتیں

جو کراچی کے ساحل پہ پائی گئیں

وہ جو تاریک راہوں میں ماری گئیں

مردہ تن, خستہ جاں, ہو کہ عبرت نشاں, ان کی میت پہ ہے جشن کا سا سماں

چڑھ کے لاشوں پہ انکی ملے اطمیناں, جانور ہے بھلا اس کی عزت کہاں

آدمیت کے ہاتھوں ستائی گئیں

جو کراچی کے ساحل پہ پائی گئیں

وہ جو تاریک راہوں میں ماری گئیں

ایک قدرت کا شاہکار پانی تلے, کس طرح موت سے جا ملی ہے گلے

ان کی بولی لگے, گوشت ان کا بکے, پیٹ ان سے بھرے, اک تماشہ بنے

کیسے لہروں سے خشکی پہ لائی گئیں

جو کراچی کے ساحل پہ پائی گئیں

وہ جو تاریک راہوں میں ماری گئیں

پانیوں کی حدودوں میں گو بند تھیں, پھر بھی حکم خدا پر رضامند تھیں

اپنے مسکن میں کتنی عقلمند تھیں, وہ بھی مخلوق انساں کی مانند تھیں 

بن کے تصویر بے بس دکھائی گئیں   

جو کراچی کے ساحل پہ پائی گئیں

وہ جو تاریک راہوں میں ماری گئیں

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Qaseedah Muhammadiyyah

القصيدة المحمدية

A unique poetry, in which every verse begins with the name of Muhammad (pbuh)

مُحَمَّدٌ اَشرَفُ الاَعرابِ وَالعَجَمِ…مُحَمَّدٌ خَيْرُمَنْ يَّمْشِى عَلى قَدَمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ باسِطُ الَمعْروفِ جامِعُهُ…مُحَمَّدٌ صاحِبُ الاِحْسانِ وَالكَرَمِ

Muhammad is the noblest of Arabs and non-Arabs

Muhammad is the best of those who walk upon legs

Muhammad is a spreader of good and its gatherer

Muhammad is a possessor of beneficence and generosity

مُحَمَّدٌ تاجُ رُسْلُ اللهِ قاطِبَةً… مُحَمَّدٌ صادِقُ الاَقْوالِ وَالكَلِمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ ثابِتُ الميثاقِ حافِظُهُ…مُحَمَّدٌ طَيِّبُ الاَخلاقِ والشِّيَمِ

 Muhammad is exclusively the crown of all Allah’s messengers

Muhammad is true in speech and sayings

Muhammad is an upholder and protector of covenants

Muhammad is of pleasant character and disposition

مُحَمَّدٌ رُوِيَت بِالنُّورِ طِينَتُهُ… مُحَمَّدٌ لَمْ يَزَلْ نُورًا مِّنَ القِدَمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ حاكِمٌ بِالعَدْلِ ذُو شَرَفٍ…مُحَمَّدٌ مَعْدِنُ الاِنْعامِ وَالحِكَمِ

Muhammad’s natural substance was quenched with divine nur

Muhammad’s light has not disappeared since the beginning of time

Muhammad is an upright judge, possessing honour

Muhammad is the source of benefaction and wisdom

مُحَمَّدٌ خَيْرُ خَلْقِ اللهِ مِنْ مُّضَرٍ… مُحَمَّدٌ خَيْرُ رُسْلِ اللهِ كُلِّهِمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ دِينُهُ حَقٌّ نَدِينُ بِهِ… مُحَمَّدٌ مُجْمِلًا حَقًّا عَلى عَلَمِ

 Muhammad is the best of Allah’s creation, from Mudar

 Muhammad is the best of all of Allah’s messengers

Muhammad’s creed is a truth that we profess and adhere to

Muhammad is moderate and decent, befitting of a noble

مُحَمَّدٌ ذِكْرُهُ رُوْحٌ لِاَنْفُسِنا… مُحَمَّدٌ شُكْرُهُ فَرْضٌ عَلَى الْاُمَمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ زِينَةُ الدُّنْيا وَ بَهْجَتُها… مُحَمَّدٌ كاشِفُ الغَمَّاتِ وَالظُّلَمِ

Muhammad’s remembrance is a respite for our souls

Muhammad’s praise is obligatory upon all the nations

Muhammad is the beauty and adornment of this world

Muhammad is a remover of afflictions and darkness

مُحَمَّدٌ سَيِّدٌ طَابَتْ مَنَاقِبُهُ… مُحَمَّدٌ صَاغَهُ الرَّحْمَنُ بِالنِّعَمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ صَفْوَةُ البَارِي وَخِيرَتُهُ… مُحَمَّدٌ طاهِرٌ مِّنْ سائِرِالتُّهَمِ

Muhammad is a master and his virtues are pleasant

Muhammad is the one who the Most Merciful created full of benefit

Muhammad is the Creator’s best and elite

Muhammad is unblemished from all evil suspicions

مُحَمَّدٌ ضاحِكٌ لِلضَّيْفِ مُكْرِمُهُ… مُحَمَّدٌ جارُهُ وَاللهِ لَمْ يُضَمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ طابَتِ الدُّنْيا بِبِعْثَتِهِ… مُحَمَّدٌ جاءَ بِالاَيَاتِ وَالحِكَمِ

Muhammad is cheerful and hospitable to his guest

Muhammad never brought evil to his neigbour, by Allah I swear

Muhammad’s emergence caused the world to become delightful

Muhammad came with Qur’anic verses and multiple wisdoms

مُحَمَّدٌ يَوْمَ بَعْثِ النَّاسِ شافِعُنا… مُحَمَّدٌ نُورُهُ الْهَادِي مِنَ الظُّلَمِ

مُحَمَّدٌ قائِمٌ للهِ ذُوهِمَمٍ …مُحَمَّدٌ خاتَمٌ لِلرُّسْلِ كُلِّهِمِ

Muhammad is our intercessor on the Day when mankind is resurrected

Muhammad’s light is a guide out of darkness

Muhammad is dedicated to Allah, endowed with ambitions

Muhammad is the seal of all of the messengers

DUROOD-E-SHIFA


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Milad Celebrations

کی محمد سے وفا تو نے تو ہم تیرے ہیں

یہ جہاں چیز ہے کیا, لوح وقلم تیرے ہیں

So, if I would be given the pen and the tablet, I would write HONOUR and MERCY for all those who stand for justice and help those who are being oppressed.  May Allah (SWT) help Kashmiris and Palestinians get freedom from their oppressors.  Ameen!

Pakistanis having 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal and Kashmir Day on the same day, are celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which he never celebrated himself, neither his family and companions ever partied the day like we do.

Can these celebrations resolve the Kashmir dispute?  Can these celebrations reduce the prices of electricity, gas and sugar?  Can these celebrations be the source of income for anyone else beside professional na’at reciters, milad organizers and confectioners?  Do these celebrations promise a respectful life and a better future for women and children on streets?  Can these celebrations be a threat to corruption and crimes in Pakistan?  Hundreds of children and women have been abducted from Data Darbar and other saint’s tombs – even Data and other saints had failed in protecting them from kidnappers and saving their dignity.  Drugs are sold at these places – again the saints in their graves have failed in controlling drug and curing drug addicts.  Then what is the point of celebrating milad at Data Darbar – ARY people should think about it.  Do the organizers, scholars and attendees there know about these problems?

What is the difference between Christian’s confession before father or priest and Milad celebrations while both cost money for wiping sins – more sins, more confessions and more income – good business?

Don’t Pakistani Muslims realize that the world does not trust us?  The world see us as sinners – liar, cheater, dishonest, traitor, irresponsible, careless, illiterate, unjust, torturers, rapist, disrespectful, comedians – and we haven’t proved that we are not.

کیا کہیں کوئی روایت ملتی ہے کہ رسول الله صلی الله علیہ وسلم کو کبھی ساری رات بیٹھہ کر صحابیوں سے اپنے لئے قصیدے سنتے دیکھا گیا ہو۔۔۔ یا خود رسول الله صلی الله علیہ وسلم نے گھنٹوں بیٹھہ کر صحابیوں کو پہلے نبیوں کے قصے سنائے ہوں۔۔۔ 

کیا بارہ ربیع الاول رسول الله صلی الله علیہ وسلم کے زمانے میں نہیں آئی۔۔۔ کیا اہل بیت اور اصحابہ کرام کو بارہ ربیع الاول کی اہمیت کا اندازہ نہیں تھا۔۔۔ یا جنوبی ایشیا کے مسلمان علم, عقل اور ایمان میں اہل بیت اور اصحابہ کرام سے زیادہ ہیں۔۔۔ 

بجلی کے بحران سے تباہ شدہ ملک میں بارہ دن سے بجلی کے بلبوں سے چراغاں ہورہاہے۔۔۔ کتنے ہزار یونٹس بجلی خرچ ہو چکی ہے۔۔۔ تعلیمی اداروں کی بجلی کٹ رہی ہے, فیکٹریاں بند پڑی ہیں, بجلی کی قیمتیں بڑھ رہی ہیں۔۔۔ کیامسلمانوں کا معاشرہ اتنا لاتعلق ہوتا ہے اپنی معیشت سے, اپنے مسائل سے۔۔۔

ملک میں پچھلے کئی سال سے چینی کابحران ہے۔۔۔ چینی کی قیمتیں دگنی ہوگئیں۔۔۔ کچھہ اندازہ ہے گنے کی فصلوں کا کیا حال ہے, کتنے سو ٹن چینی کی مٹھائی بٹ چکی ہے میلادوں میں۔۔۔ کیا اتنا میٹھا کھانا ضروری ہے ربیع الاول میں۔۔۔ 

بارہ ربیع الاول کا احترام اپنی جگہ۔۔۔ اسکے آخرت میں ثواب کا معاملہ اپنی جگہ۔۔۔ رسول الله صلی الله علیہ وسلم سے محبت اور عقیدت میلاد  اور نعتوں سے مشروط نہیں۔۔۔  رائیونڈ کے اجتماع, درس قرآن, قرآن خوانیاں, میلاد۔۔۔ اتنے سالوں میں اس خطے کے چالیس پچاس کروڑ مسلمانوں نے دنیا کو کیا دیا۔۔۔ خود کو کیا دیا۔۔۔ 

کیا رسول الله صلی الله علیہ وسلم کی زندگی کا مقصد مسکینیت, ماتم, سوگ, من چاہی رسومات, مولوی کی اطاعت, دنیا سے بے خبری, غیر ذمہ داری, گندگی, بدنظامی, بھیک مانگنا تھا۔۔۔ اگر ایسا تھا تو اس کے لئے رسول الله صلی الله علیہ وسلم کو کچھہ کرنے کی ضرورت نہیں تھی اور نہ ہی الله سبحانہ وتعالی کو کوئی نظام دینے کی۔۔۔ کیونکہ مسکینیت, ماتم, سوگ, من چاہی رسومات, مولوی کی اطاعت, دنیا سے بے خبری, غیر ذمہ داری, گندگی, بھیک, بدنظامی تو عربوں میں پہلے سے موجود تھیں۔۔۔ 

شاید بہت ساری غفلتوں کا احساس دلانے کے لئے اس سال بارہ ربیع الاول اور یوم کشمیر ایک ہی دن پڑے ہیں۔۔۔

ایک میرا ہی رحمت پہ دعوی نہیں

شاہ کی ساری امت پہ لاکھوں سلام

  Just imagine, if Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) really gets a chance of visiting Pakistan tonight, would he join the na’at and milad mehfils and enjoy his praises or would he cry for men, women and children spending the night on streets, some hungry, others may be sick,  no sanctuary in mosques for women while they are being raped on the streets – and who would he call true ashiqan-e-rasool, those who are guarding the borders of Islamic Republic of Pakistan or those who are busy hitting jack-pot on the night of Milad-un-Nabi?

QASEEDAH BURDA SHAREEF

Social/Economic Development – 8th Grade Syllabus

Part of the syllabus:

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

Social Development can be defined as the process in which a country organizes its wealth and resources and utilizes them to improve the quality of life.  It argues that social interaction is necessary for progress and relief as it helps in understanding problems and suggests possible solutions.

Economic Development is a process in which a country’s resources and imports are used to increase wealth and generate more revenue.  It is meant to ensure better working opportunities, skilled labour, professional environment and an overall prosperous economic condition.

What is the common factor in all kinds of development?  Why is it important to make right decisions about development?

‘Change’ is the common factor in all kinds of development.  Any development is useless if it does not bring any change or if change is not accepted.  Development brings changes that are irreversible.  Any man-made features once planned and fixed cannot be reversed.  That is why it is important to study all necessary geographical and social aspects carefully and make right decisions about development.

Why are ‘people’ considered the key resource for economic and social development?

People are the key resource for economic and social development.  People are the manufacturer, labourer, inventor, producer, investor, organizer, operator, transporter and user.  All natural features on land and natural resources are used up by people satisfy their needs and desires.

People’s needs vary because of various resources, geographical features and different climate.  That is, people in countries with hot climate wear, eat and drink differently than those who live in countries with cold climates.  Populations of agricultural countries have different working hours as compared to the industrial countries.  The dwellers of coastal and mountainous areas face different weather challenges.

Countries of the world depend upon each other to grow their wealth for strong economy.  The economists and traders plan for good financial opportunities, seek international markets and consider domestic and foreign economic policies.  Agricultural countries look out for new ways and skilled labour for high yield of crops.  Cattle and livestock need people who can use them and take care of them properly.  Goods are traded and transported domestically and internationally by land vehicles or via air or ships.

All these tasks are planned and accomplished by people.  People work for people, thus life goes on.

Countries vary in size geographically as well as by the number of population.   Countries with low human resource need more people to work for them.  Individuals of high populated regions emigrate to those countries in search of employment.

The emigrants need to know the laws of the land they travel to and must learn how to evolve in a strange society without creating issues.

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What are the objectives of social/economic development?

The objectives of social development/community development are; developing progressive approach, discussing grave issues in order to reduce their negative impact, establishing good social relations, promoting good values, addressing health issues, counseling youth and elders in stress and depression, enhancing learning process and developing skills, gathering new ideas and organizing resources to work on them.

The objectives of economic development are to improve working conditions, to create jobs, to build a fair tax system, to improve quality of life through economic means.

The importance of social development/social interaction in Islam:

Islamic ethics are the soul of Islamic society.  Social interaction in Islam is all about good manners, with the purpose to promote peace, respect, trust and unity.  Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “I have been sent to perfect good manners.”

“And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or return it equally.” (Surah An-Nisa, 86) [The recommended greeting is to say “Assalam-u-Alaikum meaning ‘peace be upon you’]

“O you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them, that is better for you, in order that you remember.” (Surah An-Nur, 27)

“….But when you enter houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah, blessed and good….” (Surah An-Nur, 61)

According to a hadith narrated by the Prophet (pbuh) are six; return greetings, accept invitation, good advice, visiting the sick, supplicate for the one who sneezes and attend the funeral procession. [The return of greeting is ‘wa alaikum as-salam meaning ‘may peace be upon you too/ the one who sneezes should say ‘Al-hamdulillah meaning ‘praise be to Allah’ and others around should utter ‘yarhamukallah’ meaning ‘may Allah have mercy on you’ which should be returned by saying ‘yahdeekumullahu khairun’ meaning ‘may Allah guide you to the goodness’.]

Abu Hauraira reported from the Prophet (pbuh), “every small bone of everyone has upon it a charitable act fro everyday upon which the sun rises.  Bringing about justice between two is an act of charity.  Helping a man get on his mount, lifting him onto it or helping him put his belongings onto it, is a charitable act.  A good word is a charitable act.  Every step you take toward the prayer is a charitable act.  And removing a harmful thing from the path is a charitable act.”

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “do not be envious of one another, do not inflate prices by overbidding against one another, do not hate one another, do not turn away from one another, do not enter into commercial transaction when others have entered into that (transaction), but be you, O slaves of Allah, as brothers.  A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, he neither oppresses him, nor does he lie to him, nor does he look down upon or humiliate him.  Piety is here (and he pointed to his chest three times).  It is evil enough for a Muslim to humiliate his brother.  All things of a Muslim are sacred for his brother-in-faith; his blood, his property, and his honour.”

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SOCIAL SCIENCES:

It is the study of social life of humans and animals and the human behaviour.

main branches of social science:

Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology are the main branches of social science.

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Quotes on change and development:

“But the Monasticism (isolation) which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance”….  Al-Qur’an – Surah Hadeed/The Iron 27

“Verily! Allah does not change people’s condition (to a good one) unless they do not change their state themselves.” Al-Qur’an – Surah Ra’ad/The Thunder 11

“Facilitate things to people, do not make it hard for them; give them good tidings and do not make them run away.”…..Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ‘s words reported by Anas bin Malik in Sahih Al-Bukhari

“Whoever would be glad to have his livelihood expanded and his life prolonged should maintain family ties.”  Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

“Religion is sincerity.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

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“You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.” Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, The Founder of Pakistan

“If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor… you are free to go to your temples mosques or any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan.”  Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“The only effective power, therefore, that counteracts the forces of decay in a people is the rearing of self concentrated individuals.  Such individuals alone reveal the depth of life.  They disclose new standards in the light of which we begin to see that our environment is not wholly inviolable and requires revisions.”  Dr. Muhammad Iqbal in “Reconstruction of Religious Thoughts in Islam”

“If you wish to be heard in the noise of this world, let your soul be dominated by a single idea. It is the man with a single idea who creates political and social revolutions, establishes empires and gives law to the world.”  Allama Iqbal – Stray Reflections

“Some people are ok with doing nothing all day after they retire, but then some people if they had nothing to do would go mad and start banging their heads against a wall.”  Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan

“Fulfill your mission and a great sublime future awaits your enthusiasm and action. Remember: ‘cowards die many times before death; the valiant never taste death but once.’ This is the only course of action which suits any self-respecting people and certainly the Muslim Nation.”  Madr-e-Millat Fatimah Jinnah

“Businesses owned by responsible and organized merchants shall eventually surpass those owned by wealthy rulers.”  Ibn Khuldun in Muqaddamah

“Man by nature is a social animal.” Aristotle

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”  Plato

“Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.” George Bernard Shaw

“Nothing is more useless in developing a nation’s economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war.” King Hussein I

“I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money.  Making money is no fun.  Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.”  Muhammad Yunus

 Social sciences and Islam:

Islam is not just a religion or a code of law.  It is a system which deals with the nature of man and it’s relation to the rest of Allah’s creations.  It rejects the concept of monasticism and suggests people to live in communities.  Islam does not require humans to act supernatural in normal condition and mesmerize the world by performing miracles.  It encourages people to be good and become a dominate force over evil.  It motivates people to surprise the world with courage, determination, patience and perseverance.

The life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the best example for us all.  He lived like an under-privileged man and his greatest miracle was that he still survived as the most distinguished person and the only man who ruled the lands and hearts as a prophet, a preacher, a leader, a law-maker, a politician, a ruler, a social worker, a reformer, a military commander and a conqueror.

He brought revolution in people’s personal and social life, built the economy, changed the way of politics, purified the faith from corrupted beliefs.  He changed the ways people think and behave.

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His solutions were a great relief for everyone.

Few years before his proclamation of prophethood, at the age of 35, he was trusted to solve the dispute of fixing of Hajr-ul-Aswad by the leaders of Makkah.

After Muslim’s migration to Madinah, he tied the migrants (muhajreen) and residents of Madinah (ansar) into the bonds of brotherhood.

For the prisoners of Battle of Badr, those who had nothing to pay for ransom, he suggested that they can teach ten people in Madinah and be free.

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Not only that but he introduced to the world the men of desert as the most incredible rulers, generals, law-makers, administrators, educationists, scientists, researchers, explorers, thinkers, philosophers, poets, writers, preachers, scholars, reformers, soldiers and conquerors of the world.  All of them led a social life in a unique way.

Muslim’s Participation in changing the World

Muslims were the master of all sciences.  They ruled the world with the power of their knowledge.

Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi is considered the ‘father of algebra’.

Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) is regarded as the ‘father of early modern medicine and clinical pharmacology’.  He is also considered the ‘father of the fundamental concept of momentum in physics’ and a pioneer of aromatherapy.

Jabir ibn-Hayyan (Geber) honoured to be the ‘father of chemistry’.

Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir Al-Farghani who worked on the measurement of the diameter of the Earth and had the ‘Alfraganus’ crater on moon named after him.

Muhammad ibn Zakariya Razi known as the ‘father of pediatrics’ and a pioneer of neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

Abu Rayhan Al-Beruni is called the ‘father of Indology’ and the ‘father of geodesy’ and was the ‘first anthropologist’.

Ibn Al-Haytham (Alhazen) is regarded as the ‘father of modern optics’ and the ‘founder of experimental psychology’.

Abu Sa’d Al-Ala’ ibn Sahl is credited with first discovering the law of refraction, usually called Snell’s law.

Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar), the ‘father of experimental surgery’ and pioneer of experimental anatomy, experimental physiology, human dissection, autopsy and tracheotomy.

Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis), the ‘father of modern surgery’.

The most prominent of all Abu Zayd Abdur-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Khaldun who impressed the world most with his work on historiography, sociology/social sciences, economics, Islamic theology, nutrition and astronomy.  He wrote his first book “Lubabul-Muhassal” which is a commentary on Islamic theology of Fakhrud-din Al-Razi, at the age of 19.  He is known as the ‘father of real sociology’.

Muhammad Yunus, the ‘father of micro-credit and micro-finance’.

Lotfi Ali-askerzadeh, the ‘father of Fuzzy Mathematics and Fuzzy set theory’.

Durood-e-Taj and Manajaat

Na’at/Munajaat by Imam Zain-ul-Abideen Ali ibn Hussain ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib ibn Abdul-Muttalib


قصيدة رائعة للإمام السجاد سيدنا زين العابدين علي بن الحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب عليهم وعلى حبينا المصطفى أفضل صلاة وسلام:

إن نِلتِ يا رِيحَ الصَّباح يَومًا إلَى أَرضِ الحَرَم

بَلّغ سَلامي رَوْضَةً فِيهَا النَّبِيِّ المُحتَرَم

مَن وَّجْهُهُ شَمسُ الضُّحى, مَن قَدُّهُ بَدرُ الدُّجى

مَن ذَاتُهُ نُورُ الهُدى, مَن كَفُّهُ بَحْرُ الهِمَم

قُرآنُهُ بُرهانُنا نَسْخَ لِّأَديانِ مَّضَتْ

إِذ جاءَنا أَحكامُهُ كُلُّ الصُّحُفِ صارَت عَدَم

أَكبادُنا مَجْرُوحَةً مِن سَيْفِ هِجْرِ المُصْطَفى

طُوبَى لِأَهْلِ بَلدَةٍ فِيهَا النَّبِيُّ المُحْتَشَم

يا مُصطَفى يا مُجتَبى اِرحَم عَلى عِصْيَانِنا

مَجبُورَةً أَعْمَالُنَا طَمْعًا وَّذَنْبًا وَّظُلَمْ

أَولَادُهُ في دَارُهُ أَعدَاؤُهُ في نارُهُ

صِدِّيقُهُ في غَارُهُ ذَاكَ الوَلِي وَالمُحْتَرَم

فارُوقُهُ عَدلُ الصّفَا عُثمانُهُ عَيْنُ الحَيَا

اَلمُرتَضى كَهفُ الوَرَى يَنْبُوع أَنْهَارُ الْكَرَم

صَلُّوا عَلَى عَيْنَ الصَّفا, بِنْتُ النَّبِيِّ المُصْطَفى

فَاطِمَةُ خَيْرُ النِّسَاء, ذَاتِ العُلَى وَالمُحْتَرَم

يا رحمَةَ لِلْعالَمِين, أَنتَ شَفِيعُ المُذنَبِين

أَدْرِكْ لَنَا يَومَ الحُنَين, فَضْلاً وُجُودًا وَكَرَم

يا رَحمَةَ لِّلعَالمِين, أَدْرِكْ لِزَينَ العَابِدِين

مَحْبُوسِ أَيدِي الظَّالِمِين, في الْمَوكَبِ وَالمُزْدَحَم

O Winds! If someday you pass by the sacred land,
Do give my greetings (salaam) at the Blessed Grave where the most exalted Prophet rests

He whose blessed face is the midday sun, his blessed cheeks are the full moon,
He whose self is the light of guidance and whose generosity is an ocean

The Qur’an is our source proving other religions are abrogated,
When its guidelines came to us, the other books became non-existent

The sadness of separation [from Madinah] feels like a sword deep into my liver,
How fortunate are the people of that city in which the Exalted & Beloved Prophet resides

O Mercy for the worlds! You are the intercessor for the sinners,
Shower your blessings upon us on the Day of Grief

O Mercy for the worlds! Assist Zaynul Abideen,
Who stands alone and in difficulty amongst the tyrants.

Durood-e-Taj