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یار! کوئی مزدوروں والا ہےدن آج

بیٹی کے سسرال والوں نے تاریخ رکھ دی ہے،  رحیم نے ہتھوڑی سے زوردار ضرب لوہے پر مارتے ہے کہا۔

“اوے تو فکر کیوں کرتا ہے سب کی بیٹیوں نے بیاہنا ہے”، امجد جلدی سےسلاخیں سیدھی کرتےہوے بولا۔
فکر کیوں نہ کروں؟ سکینہ باجی نے جہیز میں موٹر سائیکل کی فرمائش کی ہے کہ اکبر کو سپلائی کے کام میں ضرورت ہے، کھانا، ہال اور کپڑوں کے لئے تو کمیٹی ڈال رکھی تھی، اب یہ نیا خرچہ سر پر آ گرا ہے، نیند اڑ گئی ہے راتوں کی

۔ضرب کاری کا کام رک گیا رحیم آنکھوں سے کچرا نکالنے میں مصروف ہو گیا۔

امجد نے یہ منظر دیکھا تو غصّے میں بھن کر کہا “وہ تیری سگی بہن ہو کر غیروں والا سلوک کر رہی ہے؟ اکبر خود بھی لے سکتا ہےاچھی نوکری ہے اسکی۔ تو یہ بات نا مان۔ انکار کردے

بچپن کی بات چیت ہے اگر اس نے ختم کردی تو کیا کروں گا ” رحیم نے غور سے امجد کو دیکھتے ہوے پوچھا۔

امجد کچھ بول نا پایا کافی دیر تک اپنا کام دونوں خاموشی سے کرتے رہے پھر اچانک امجد نے کہا “چھوڑ یہ سب چل مالک کے پاس چلتے ہیں وہ قرض دے دے گا۔ ابھی کچھ دنوں پہلے عاصم نے بچے کی پیدائش پر لیا تھا۔ تجھے بھی مل جائے گا”

واقعی مل سکتا ہے؟۔ رحیم نے پوچھا “ہاں مل جاۓ گا، چل اب “۔ امجد کھڑا ہو گیا مالک کے دفتر کے باہر کافی رش تھا۔ ان دونوں کو اب دیہاڑی کا خیال آیا کے کام پورا نہیں ہوا تو آج کے پیسے نہیں ملیں گے۔ امجد سوچنے لگا اسکے بیٹے نے گھر سے سیب کی فرمائیش کی تھی کہ ابّو آتے ہوے ضرور لانا۔

رش میں سے گزرتے ہوے جب دونوں مشکل سے دروازے تک پہنچے تو امجد سیکرٹری پاس گیا۔ اس نے پوچھا کیا کام ہے؟ امجد نے کہا صاحب سے ملنا ہے میرا دوست وہاں کھڑا ہے اسکی بیٹی کی شا–“. “سر آج نہیں آے! پیچھے والوں کو راستہ دیں۔”سیکرٹری نےجلدی میں کہا۔

تھوڑی دیر بعد رحیم کو امجد آتا دکھائی دیا۔ “کہاں رہ گیا تھا، کام کا وقت بھی ختم ہو گیا۔ صاحب سے ملاقات ہوئی؟” رحیم نے پوچھا۔ “نہیں یار، صاحب نہیں آے۔ وہ کوئی مزدوروں والا دن ہے آج چھٹی ہوتی ہے انکی”، امجد نے جواب دیا

Pakistan Super Duper League

The glittering boundaries and ultimate show of superstars has come to an end with the captain’s style finish of Pakistan Super League. The inaugural edition of PSL T20, undoubtedly, has proven itself the biggest cricketing event of Pakistan. Fans madness, city rivalries, the passion of ruling others, supporting favourite foreign players, fireworks while chasing a high-total, crowd’s contribution and of course, finding emerging talent for future backbone are few glimpses from PSL. In short, PSL hooked up every Pakistani for three weeks. People, largely followed it through live streaming around the world to witness the first ever self-made league of cornered tigers.

There were total 5 teams in the competition; Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalanders and Islamabad United who brought us the ultimate nail-bitters. The first match of the tournament was played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators so was the last, final. The difference is that, in that first match on 4th February, the underdogs Gladiators under the leadership Sarfraz Ahmed shocked everybody by clinching the first victory from the top favourite United and continued their winning streak until Lahore Qalanders beat them. Quetta was on top of the table till the play offs. Inclusion of Kevin Peterson, Luke Wright, Ahmed Shahzad, later Kumar Sangakkara, Grant Elliot and two newly emerged players Muhammad Nawaz (all-rounder) and Bismillah Khan made Quetta the strongest opponent for every team.

The second top scorer in group stages, Peshawar Zalmi, of our vern own Shahid Khan Afridi proved to be the fantastic bunch of perfect combination. The captain Afridi, Darren Sammy, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Brad Hodge and Muhammad Hafeez created troubles for the opposition. How could we forget the Wahab-Ahmed rivalry on the pitch. it shouldn’t have happened but it’s a game of cricket you may expect everything from everyone. Further, the third scorer, the mighty United, who grabbed the elegant first PSL trophy, had lost initial matches but after the inclusion of Azhar Mehmood, they bounced back and started their winning streak by thrashing Karachi Kings and trend continued till lifting the trophy.

Now, the two position from down Lahore Qalanders and Karachi  Kings, who were the most expensive and top two teams from two biggest cities of Pakistan, bit disappointed the fans on the main level. Karachi Kings beat LQ in both head to head matches. While LQ won only two games in entire tournament and both from top two teams Quetta and Peshawar. It was real dramatic situation while going through play offs. Both teams LQ and KK had 4 points on the table but decider was gone on Kings’ side.

The best match of PSL, IMO, was 1st play off between Peshawar and Quetta. Both teams struggled hard for next level. Match was going in Zalmi’s favour until Nawaz bowled outstanding over and got 2 for 2 and swapped the whole situation. The 2nd play off was bit one-sided. Karachi had failed to set a good target even after the change in captaincy and Islamabad easily got them and made it to the final. Final match was played and Misbah Ul Haq was declared as the first man to lift the first ever PSL trophy at Dubai Stadium. Team Quetta played really well but it was United who got victory at the end of the day.

We, Pakistanis, are so much thankful to the Najam Sethi, who took this idea from paper to the stadiums of UAE and all the managers, organizers, sponsors, viewers for making it successful. Now we can say proudly say, without fixed matches and dancing girls, we can offer interesting cricket to the cricket lovers.

Love yourself!

Self love is one of the most important things you will ever learn to do, you need to learn to love yourself first. Because nobody will fix your broken heart and confused thoughts the way you will, nobody will accept your eyes full of tears and messy hair the way you will. Many will say they can relate to your pain but that doesn’t mean they will accept it. Learning to love yourself first is one of the most important things to ever learn because, that’s when you will realize your worth. Nobody will be there to wipe your tears at 4 AM in the morning when you’re sobbing into your pillows; nobody will sit there for hours calming you down. Nobody will love you until you learn to be kind to yourself, the moment you learn to love yourself is the moment you will somebody who will love you. Self love isn’t optional; it is something you need to survive. This way you will come to know that pain is temporary but the hidden strength you got in reward from Allah is priceless. Remember, every soul will carry in its own burden in hereafter but you should need to understand this in world, too.50023b3be25bb2aae5ab83eab8bf4e16

Little Martyrs

Oh mother, no one can understand what you’ve gone through,

No one can feel the depth of pain you’ve borne,

Your flowers are resting in heaven looking at you,

Give them a soothing smile,

The day will come when you will meet them,

And live with them forever,

Even death won’t tear you apart!!

It’s December again! Hair stand on the end, chills run down my spine and fingers literally tremble as I remember 16-12-2014. The year may have passed but the wounds are still fresh in my heart. It is impossible to forget the horrific terrorist attack that snatched 144 innocent lives (official death toll) last year. The dreadful memory still haunts us.

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16th December has brought unfortunate events for Pakistan firstly when we lost our half, East Pakistan and for the second time, when we lost the faith in humanity, attack on Army Public School.  It was the day when some barbarian gunmen turned us into ultimate shock that how one can attack on school and kill children brutally. A day that started off just like every other day but ended in sheer despair.

Did people sleep that night?

How many were strong enough to hold onto their faith? How did the families cope with their loss?

The fortunate ones who survived, how will they ever recover after witnessing the unthinkable?

How does one come back from something so terrible?

It’s all hard to even think of, let alone go through.

It took 365 days to remember them again for media and government but their mothers, families haven’t forgotten them for a minute. The pain is excruciating but they’ll surely recover from it. Time is the best healer. As hard as it seems, they’ll be strong and ready to fight back with a vengeance to honor the memory of their loved ones.

But one thing should be clear that those ugly monsters will never be forgiven. We have undying strength. Every Pakistani stands with Pakistan Army to fight against terrorist till the last drop reviving the tradition of innocent little martyrs.

May we never have to face such a dark phase in our lives ever again.

May Allah bless the souls of APS martyrs and provide immense strength to their families.

Ameen.

 

Iqbal – Andalusia to Pakistan

“Brothers in Islam! We now have the enemy in front of us and the deep sea behind us. We cannot go back to our homes, because we have burnt our boats. We shall now either defeat the enemy and win or die a coward’s death by drowning in the sea. Who will follow me?”

These golden words in the history was spoken by the leader, the fearless manTariq Ibn-e-Ziyad who ordered his loyal men to burn all the ships that had carried them there, the Mediterranean mountain, now Jabal Al Tariq.

Tariq realized, after he had pinched his troops for battle that the Spaniards were far superior to them in numbers of men and equipment and being cut off from home by hundreds of miles he could also not wish for reinforcements. His only hope lay in capturing the arms of the enemy. Otherwise, the scenarios were very gloomy.

Tariq was anxious and, in the nervousness of this situation, he could think of no other way out than to seek Divine Help by growing up the spiritual stamina of his men. He put his Reliance on the assist of Allah and took it for granted that He was with him for he was sure of the justice of his cause. He knew in his heart that his army was the troop of Allah’ which had not embarked upon the expedition for conquest or worldly brilliance but solely for the victory of His Word and the defence and advocacy of His Faith. They had come out with their heads on their palms’ to lead mankind from darkness to brightness and to deliver it from the over-lordship of fellowmen to the over-lordship of Allah, the Supreme Being, from the narrow confines of this world to the boundlessness of the Hereafter and from the tyranny and oppression of other religions to the equality and justice of Islam; and had the Lord of Lords, the Inventor of all things, not promised of the inspirational mission.

Allama Muhammad IqbaI (1877-1938), the poet of the East and the Inceptor of Pakistan has heightened the magnificence of it by adorning it with the robe of poetry. His poem, “Tariq ki Du’a” (The prayer of Tariq in the battlefield of Andalusia) beautifully described the valour and glory of Muslim leader and his army men.

یہ غازی یہ تیرے پراسرار بندے
جنھیں تو نے بخشا ہے ذوق خدائی

These warriors, victorious, These worshippers of Yours,
Whom You have granted the will to win power in Your name;

دو نیم ان کی ٹھوکر سے صحرا و دریا
سمٹ کر پہاڑ ان کی ہیبت سے رائی

Who cleave rivers and woods in twain,
Whose terror turns mountains into dust;

دو عالم سے کرتی ہے بیگانہ دل کو
عجب چیز ہے لذت آشنائی

They care not for the world;
They care not for its pleasures;

شہادت ہے مطلوب و مقصود مومن
نہ مال غنیمت نہ کشور کشائی

In their passion, in their zeal, In their love for Thee, O Lord,
They aim at martyrdom, Not the rule of the earth.

خیابان ہیں منتظر لالہ کب سے
قبا چاہیے اس کو خون عرب سے

In the flower-bed, Rose is waiting from long time
The Color from Arabs’ blood

کیا تو نے صحرا نشینوں کو یکتا
خبر میں، نظر میں، اذان سحر میں

You have united warring tribes,
In thought, in deed, in prayer.

طلب جس کی صدیوں سے تھی زندگی کو
وہ سوز اس نے پایا انہی کے جگر میں

The burning fire that life had sought For centuries,
Was found in them at last.

کشاد دردل سمجھتے ہیں اس کو
ہلاکت نہیں موت ان کی نظر میں

They think of death, not as life’s end,
But as the ennobling of the heart.

دل مرد مومن میں پھر زندہ کر دے
وہ بجلی کہ تھی نعرہ لا تزر میں

Make alive in the heart of a Muslim again
That Power the slogan ‘My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers’ had.

عزائم کو سینوں میں بیدار کر دے
نگاہ مسلمان کو تلوار کر دے

Wake up ambition in the breasts, O’ Lord!
Transform, the glance of the Momin into a sharpened sword!!

Iqbal’s interpretation of that beautiful Dua of Tariq has now become a symbol of bravery and motivation for Shaheens of Iqbal. Every time a soldier listens these words, a feeling of Goosebumps travels through his body and it buds the love of Jehad and the joy of martyrdom and then the kingdom of the earth holds no attraction for him.

On Iqbal’s 138th birthday, the nation tributes the revolutionary-legend whose heart-warming messages still awakening the true spirit of Muslim soldiers.

*La-Tazar (Verse 26 of Surah Nuh- No. 71 – Quran)

Pseudo-secular India

The concept of secularism in India seems to be ridiculous is in it. How one can define Secularism? For instance, if a Hindu joins Muslim festival or vice versa, that’s secularism or a Muslim marries a Hindu girl or vice versa, defines secularism. If it’s secularism then India is soon going to lose this status by showing worst ever attitude to the world. The hypocrisy is, extremism in Pakistan is always linked with Talibanisation and terrorism but in India this kind of fanaticism is their religious and nationalistic right? Seriously?

Secularism, in general, tells that the country will provide equal rights to every religion and through this definition; the state cannot ban cow slaughter providing the reason that it’s banned in Hinduism. A kind of secular state (if it is) has no legal right to ban cow slaughter or having beef because it is prohibited in Hinduism simply like it has no right to ban statue worship because it is not allowed in Islam/Christianity. Many states like U.P., Gujarat, and Rajasthan etc. disallow the use of beef on religious grounds. A recent example is of an old man Ikhlaq who was beaten to murder brutally in UP, allegedly over rumours that he had eaten beef. So should this kind of violation be allowed in a religion-free state? They say that cow-slaughtering deeply hurts the sentiments of Hindus but that doesn’t mean that government should ban beef to protect their sentiments. A secular country should not intervene in religious matter and maintain a firm standing against religious intolerance.

Misery continues because India claims to be the largest democracy in the world and in this huge democracy hatred for Muslims is not hidden from the world. If we talk about from where it all started then let’s have a look at Indian politics since 1947, they had two options to constitution makers. To form a single political entity i.e. integration of India into complete Hindu region and declare Hinduism as State’s religion (Uniform Civil Code) or to implement secularism to keep religion out of the state’s affairs and political interference. The second option was championed by Nehru and it was approved. Interestingly one of the reasons that, If India were then declared a Hindu nation then many other religious communities would have demanded for separate countries too.

There is a long list shows lack of religious harmony among the people of India.  The Hindu-extremist parties specifically Shiv Sena trying their best to vanish out all the Muslims from the Indian land. This indicate their intolerance towards other religion and despite of all the terrorist activities they do to threaten Indian Muslims and Pakistanis, Shiv Sena still not declared ineligible then on what basis India argue that religion is not the matter of state?

We don’t have to move far away because in almost every month we can enjoy the mistreatment to minorities in the world’s largest democracy. Whether it’s digging up the cricket pitch before Pakistan vs. India to stop the match or throwing stones on Pakistani Players to spread the message of peace. Whether it’s smearing black paint on Sudheerna Kulkarni and Engineer Rashid or to threatens Tehseen Poonawala to ban the food Festival. Whether it’s Atif Aslam, Begum Nawazish Ali, Ghulam Ali, Meekal Hassan or Veena Malik, India’s brightest secularism’s face portraying the worst blackest picture.

Dear Future Husband

Dear My Future Husband!

Oh, I may not be the perfect wife, there will be times when we will argue, we will disagree, we will have points of difference and there will be days when our hearts will collide, but I promise you this. I will be the one who will do anything to ease your pain, I will never let you hurt again. I will be the wife you always dreamed of having, I will be the one who makes you smile after a long hard day work. I will be patient, I will be grateful for whatever you will earn for me. I will teach our children the importance of a father, the importance of sabr to find the one. I will tell them the story of us and I will create a home for us. I can’t say it will be perfect but it will be the worth it, with Allah be our side it will always be worth it. I will pray for the both of us, we will pray together. I will make sure our bond stays strong forever; I will look after when we are old and grey. I will love you more every single day.

Oh I may not be perfect but Wallah, I will try my best, because with you my heart belongs to and all my loyalty. We both will help each other get to Jannah.

In Sha Allah

The Relish of Sabr

My lovely sisters, have Sabr.

“You will find somebody who is worthy enough of your love, your affection, your presence. You will find a man who will treat like the queen you are. You will see the light at the end of the tunnel. Do not sell your soul for the sake of being loved by those who will only do you wrong and leave you like you are nothing. 

Love yourself enough to not let yourself feel the absence of another soul whom entered your life and left. Love yourself enough to see what you are worth, for whom this precious gift belongs to and let Him guide you to the one who will cherish you on this earth, and guide you to the path of Jannah.

Oh my sisters, you are worth too much more than dating and Zinah, remember that the next time you are coaxed into such a situation. There is a man out there waiting for a woman like you, as you are waiting for a man like him.”

Zindagi ka Ajab Muamla Hai ..!

Kis Se Izhaar-e-Mud’daa Kijiye…
Ap Milte Nahi Hain Kya Kijiye…

Ho Na Paya Ye Faisla Ab Tak…
Aap Kya Kijiye To Kya Kijiye…

Aap The Jis K Charagar Wo Jawaa’n…
Sakht Bemaar Hai Dua Kijiye…

Ek Hi Fun To Hum Ne Seekha Hai…
Jis Se Miliye Usse Khafa Kijiye…

Hai Taqaza Meri Tabiyat Ka…
Har Kisi Ko Chiraag Pa Kijiye…

Hai To Bare Ye Aalam-e-Asbaab…
Be’sabab Cheekhne Laga Kijiye…

Aaj Hum Kya Gila Karein Us Se..?
Gila-e-Tangi-e-e Qaba Kijiye

Natq Hewaan Par Giraa’n Hai Abhi…
Guftugu Kam Se Kam Kiya Kijiye…

Zindagi Ka Ajab Mamla Hai…
Ek Lamhe Mein Faisla Kijiye…

Mujhko Aadat Hai Rooth Jane Ki…
Aap Mujhko Mana Liya Kijiye…

Milte Rahiye Issi Tapaak K Sath…
Bewafai Ki Inteha Kijiye…

Mujhse Kehti Thien Wo Sharaab Ankhien…
Ap Wo Zeher Mat Piya Kijiye…

Rang Har Rang Mein Hai Daad Talab…
Khoon Thookun To Wah Wa Kijiye…

(Jon Elia)

اِتنے اچھّے کیوں لگتے ہو؟

اِتنی مُدّت بعد ملے ہو
کن سوچوں میں گم رہتے ہو؟
اِتنے خائف کیوں رہتے ہو؟
ہر آہٹ سے ڈر جاتے ہو
تیز ہَوا نے مجھ سے پوچھا
ریت پہ کیا لکھتے رہتے ہو؟
کاش کوئی ہم سے بھی پوچھے
رات گئے تک کیوں جاگے ہو؟
میں دریا سے بھی ڈرتا ہوں
!تم دریا سے بھی گہرے ہو
کون سی بات ہے تم میں ایسی
اِتنے اچھّے کیوں لگتے ہو؟
پیچھے مڑ کر کیوں دیکھا تھا
ّپتھر بن کر کیا تکتے ہو
!جاؤ جیت کا جشن مناؤ
میں جھوٹا ہوں‘ تم سچّے ہو
اپنے شہر کے سب لوگوں سے
میری خاطر کیوں اُلجھے ہو؟
!کہنے کو رہتے ہو دل میں
پھر بھی کتنے دُور کھڑے ہو
رات ہمیں کچھ یاد نہیں تھا
رات بہت ہی یاد آئے ہو
ہم سے نہ پوچھو ہجر کے قصّے
اپنی کہو اب تم کیسے ہو؟
محسن تم بدنام بہت ہو
جیسے ہو، پھر بھی اچھّے ہو
محسن نقوی