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very true and beautiful,,, may ALLAH choose us amongest those whose hearts are filled with the noor of Quran Al hakeem
ALLAHumma Ameen!

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As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

I’m always amazed at the statement of al-Hasan al-Basri where he says that the hafidh of the Qur’an is not just preserving the Qur’an through his hifdh. No, rather the Qur’an is what is preserving him/her.

The more we surround ourselves with the Qur’an and busy ourselves in its recital and memorisation, the more Allah preserves us and protects us through it.

When we think about how, at times, thousands of Angels descended with just one Surah (e.g. Al-An’am) or one verse, it is no surprise then to know that Angels surround, protect, and walk alongside the huffadh of Qur’an who spend their days in the company of this Book. It is no surprise if – due to their continuous recital – they find their life blossoming, their affairs being taken care of, their illnesses being removed, their heart being settled in peace, things working out…

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i was like Waaaahhh when i read it!

Islamic-islam-32912540-640-480Assalam o alikum warahmatULLAHI wa barakatuhu!

today after a long time i came across this poetry, before this, separatly at different times i heard or read it, and just its few parts but today in my friend’s book who is studing urdu literature i read this, and i was really amazed to read it. you can never translate its depth , but to let you understand i have found its translation in english from a website.

if you have ever heard about Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal, then this name is not unknown for you. you can understand yourself the beauty of his thought provoking poetry as you read it.  i dont want to give any discription, just this that it has become one of my favourities.

read and enjoy! =)

مجنوں نے شھر چھوڑا ھے صحرا بھئ چھوڑ دے

 نظارے کی ھوس ھو تو لیلا بھی چھوڑ دے

Majnu has renounced the world, let him renounce the wilds too
If he seeks the vision sublime (God), let him forsake Laila too

واعظ کمال ترک سے ملتی ھے یاں مراد 

دنیا جو چھوڑ دی ھے تو عقبٰی بھی چھوڑ دے

Complete self surrender, priest, is the price of the goal
Abandon too the world to come (Uqba), not this world alone

تقلید کی روش سے تو بہتر ھے خودکشی

رستھ بھی ڈھونڈ خضر کا سودا بھی چھوڑ دے

Suicide is better than servile imitation,
Go, find your own path, look not for a Khizr
[Khizr is a person referred to in the Quran, who was highly
knowledgeable (even more knowledgeable than the prophets who lived
during his times), and who also lived an extraordinarily long life.]

شبنم کی طرح پھولوں پہ رو اور چمن سے چل

اس باغ میں قیام کا سودا بھی چھوڑ دے

Weep like dew over the flowers then quit the grove
Give up the idle dream of a permanent stay

سودا گری نہیں یہ عبادت خدا کی ھے

اے بے خبر جزا کی تمنا بھی چھوڑ دے

It’s not dealing, but it is worship divine
Eschew, ye ignorant, even the hope of reward

اچھا ھے دل کے پاس رھے پاسبان عقل

لیکن کبھی کبھی اسے تنھا بھی چھوڑ دے

Good, if reasoning of the mind controls the heart
But let it (heart) have it’s own way, once in a while

جینا وہ کیا ھے جو ھو نفس غیر پر مدار

شھرت کی زندگی کا بھروسہ بھی چھوڑ دے

‘Tis no life that sustains/depends itself on others
Give up dependence on life of earthly fame

wasslam o alikum!

This Art is waiting for your attention!

calligraphy.jpgAssalam o alikum warahmatuLLAHI wa barakatuhu!

Today we will discuss about one of our lost wealth!!, our art heritage to which we never gave importance.,,

yes calligraphy!, the art of expressions, the art of keen sighted and clean hearted people.

it was once an ilm of extreme importance, when it was in the hands of people who knew its worth, who knew that ‘qalm’ is also a kind of Sword, that can win the battles without any bloodshed, that can convey the message without any sound!, that is the thing about which the Lord of the Heavens and the earth sweard .

the qalam & the use of qalam they knew and we do not.

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today we consider drawing pictures of human beings essential to convey our message, and we think it is impossible to spread our message without pictorial representation, and it will not work if we do so..

but

salutation to those who never broke the rules of shariah and put so much of sincerity, so much devotion, so much of love in this art that it became more than enough for them!

there was no one parallel to them in this art, , , people even after using pictorial techniques never became able to lead them.islamic-calligraphy

so where are we the people of thousands and thirteen today?

what are we doing with our heritage, not only a cultural , but also islamic heritage. we never think what is the quality of pen we are writing with, we never think, are we good, beautiful writers? not even think to become one.

then who will lead this art ??? as usual we will pass our wealth to the west?

no?

then give hands in hands , lets promise we will not let it go.

even today this art is alive in some parts of the world , but on last breath it is if we will not give it treatment, even today there are teachers who teach this munawwar ilm, but who cares??? who has time to make it a passion, to put in that much effort as those previous people put in?

so here we go on , we are going to hold calligraphy, we are going to nurse it, we are going to give it the similar peek it was on…:)

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the base of calligraphy is not necessarily to be a good hand writer. Calligraphy literally means “the art of beautiful hand writing”,  if you are, well and good, if you are not , then this art promises you to make YoU a beautiful hand writer if you show sincerity to it. ,it will show sincerity towards you.. and will introduce you to such blessings you have never come across.

bless are those who know the ‘use’ of QALAM,,, are you the one???

lets be!

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When Shall We Turn Towards “Him” If Not Now???

when I was born, i was  senseless , i did not know anything ,

i was dependent on others

to hold me,

to feed me,

to take care of me., and totally i was in their hands.

time passed on , and i became 5 years old, a little bit dependent in doing my own jobs, i could eat with hands, walked by myself without any support, jumped here and there with joy. , and you know what?? even went to school with my bag on my “own” shoulders.

the wheel of time rolled very quickly , and i do not know how i jumped to 20th year of my life. how so quickly time passed away, ah!

and yes here we go, the years in which i did the most  enjoyments, just every young needs in this age is how to have fun?? An age in which they think to have a full control on themselves,  they think life is for enjoyment, and so i did. . .

but one day there came a  “speed breaker” in my way of enjoyment, which threw my car of ignorance far away on the road. and made me injured too much

but

that injury was actually a start of my “recovery” .

it made me think why i am in this world???   for enjoyments??

how long these enjoyments will last??? for ever ???

where do people go , when they die??? and where will i go???

That was the first time i started thinking seriously about Life.

even that i had been spending life by doing whatever i liked, still there was no “calmness” inside,, no feeling of being relaxed, i was hollow inside. y was that so?

and yes! i remembered then, what grand mother used to say, what once i heard in a lecture.

they said: we are created by a CREATOR and, we shall return to Him, so here in this world we are to make Him happy, by spending life according to those rules and regulations that He has made for us. And when we shall return He will ask us what we had done in the world. and He will reward us for that then.

and i always used to threw away grand mother’s advices from the other ear after listening them from one..

but that day i was unable to do that, i wanted satisfaction inside… so i thought to make repentance , to return back to HIM, who took care of me, when i was helpless , held me when i stumbled ,, kept on forgiving me when i made sins,, even that He had a complete control on me.

the One who was waiting for my Repentance , for my Return since years.

with tears in eyes i stood up, made ablution , and went to offer prayer, when i raised my hands after performing salat, stream of tears started to flow from my eyes, and i felt as if all the worries were vanishing away,  i started feeling relaxed, a feeling of hollowness disappeared.

and praise to Him , i got Recovered from my disease of ignorance. i found the “way”, the path to walk on., when i opened up His book, The Holy Book , QURAN.

are you going through the same condition???

are you not having peace inside?

then surely you are away from Him,,, but you can clear the distance with repentance.

not now??? then . . . . . peolpe say a saying:     “nmzl.tyrriizn.320x480-75ow or never”

WHEN SHALL WE RETURN TO “HIM” If NOT NOW???