Saturday, 27 December 2014

I look back

Today I stop, I look back...
I see the long road that I have walked,
The paths I have crossed,
I see
The thorns that bled my feet,
The petals that were soft beneath,

I see,
Excruciating pain in my heart,
A smile on my face,

I see,
My soul drowning in distress,
My body jumping with cheerfulness,

I see,
So many things,
Disappointments, troubles, aches, hurts,
Heartbreaks, sorrows, misery, dejections,

I see,
Life, death, nothingness,

I see,
Strength, power and prayers,

I also see,
Happiness, joy, love, tranquility,
Memories, beauty, wonder, delights

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Peshawar School Attack- Reasons, Facts and Islam

Assalam O Alaikum And Greetings,
                                                        Today, As I write these lines, my heart is hurting so bad and tears in my eyes are unstoppable. A heart wrenching incident shook the world yesterday, attack on APS (Army Public School) Peshawar. I live far away from that city, 1362 km approx, but it felt as if the pain traveled with the air. Each time I watched the news, each time I cried. When I, sitting miles away from the place of horrifying brutality, couldn't control my tears, I have no idea how those parents felt whose children were martyred. I can not imagine, when a distressed parent would hear the words of their child's death, what pains they went through. My heart-felt condolences to those families who suffered. 

The question arises, as to why were these attacks carried? What prompted those evils to kill innocent children? A rumor is that they were killed because they wanted to get education. NO, THAT WAS NOT THE REASON. This is a misconception.
The real reson is, there is currently an operation going on in Waziristan, located in north of Pakistan, called Zarb e Asb. The operation is against Taliban. These attacks were the result of that operation, it was a backfire from Taliban. Our hearts bleed. We are fighting the world's fight alone. We are bearing consequences of that fight. We are burned and killed and injured. Our souls have been stabbed, and yet when ever a Pakistani travels anywhere in the world, he is categorized as a terrorist, even though he himself is suffering from terrorism. This is not just our fight, we are fighting on behalf of the whole world. But we are not understood.

Now, let me tell you, whatever bullshit those taliban say, they are not Pakistanis, they are not Muslims and they are not humans either. There are so many misconceptions about Muslims and Islam because of those pathetic, heartless evils. 

Let me tell you all, what Islam really is and what it teaches.

Qur'an (The Holy Book of Muslims) states:

“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) prohibited the killing of non-Muslims who have a peace treaty with the Muslims. He said:
“He who kills a non-Muslim (who has a peace treaty) shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, and its smell is sensed from a distance as far as forty years journey.” [collected in Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Even in the battlefield, the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)  gave strict instructions and outlawed the killing of non-combatants and innocent civilians.

A Hadith ( saying of Beloved Prophet Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) Goes:

 "Fight in the name of God, but do not kill old men, children and women…” 
[collected in Sahih al-Bukhari]

Islam is the religion of peace and prosperity. It condemns brutality and wrongdoings , Specially regarding women and children. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) loved children very much, even on His deathbed, He said: Take care of your women and children.

I hope I have cleared misconceptions about Islam.
Those people who attacked school in Peshawar aren't even humans, let alone Muslims.

I would like to thank everyone who stood with us yesterday. Your words help us heal our wounds, knowing someone is with us.

Heart-felt prayers and condolences go out to the families who suffered and to the children who are alive but will remain mentally disturbed because of such a horrifying accident they went through. I am praying for you and will continue to do so for rest of my life. May ALLAH heal your wounds, lessen your pains and help you with your life ahead. Aameen.

Though I know your hearts will be stuck to that day, moving on are just words.

Despite of everything we have been through, we are all together. We stand stronger then ever and one day soon, we will see a happy and peaceful Pakistan. No one can ever bring it down. Each one of us will fight till our last breath for a better nation, for a better world.

May ALLAH bless us with peace on our lands and humanity in our hearts. Aameen

I hope I never have to write about such thing ever again.

Sending peace, love and prayers.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Believing in the Miracle of Your Own Soul

Assalam O Alaikum And Greetings!
                             Today, I want to talk about an insanely pathetic line I came across on facebook, which made my mind cringe with annoyance. The line was in Urdu transcript and read as 'Aurat ki qismat ka inhesar uskay husn e surat, husn e seerat, taleem, samajhdari ya mohabbat par nahien bal k uski zindagee mein shamil honay walay mard per hota hai' (The fate of a woman does not depend on her beauty, nature, education, maturity or love but rather depends on the man who enters her life).

I cannot believe such state of minds still exist. Why have the 'fate' succumbed to the men? Why have the brains gotten caged to marriage/men?

I feel sorry for the one who wrote it and the one who believes in it. I am NOT at all saying women should go wild with freedom but this..? This is something that should not be taught, not anymore. Each and every woman should believe in their selves, believe that they do have a life of their own, a personality and a mind set. They should believe in their selves before believing in the men they get attached to. Believe in your talents, believe in your skills, believe in your heart. Know your strengths and weaknesses, know your own power, spark lights with in yourself. You have a soul and a life even before a spouse enters your life. Do you lose it afterwards? Or do you not have it before?

I am not saying that you should over dominate/ over look your better halves, drive them crazy with the demands of freedom or anything. I do acknowledge the fact that spouses have a huge role in our lives. Women and men both have a lot of duties when it comes to their other halves, which should be fulfilled with a smile not only on the face but in the heart too. I am just saying no one should belittle themselves in process. I am trying to convey that women should not succumb to being a nothing after the addition of a man in their lives.

I think we women have a greater responsibility than men in shaping our society because we are the ones who create and bring up generations, I want those generations, irrespective of males and females, to believe in the miracle of their own souls. I want, that women raise a generation that is full of hope and sunshine, full of talent and encouragement. I want our generations to look forward to life rather then only day dreaming about their respective spouses. When women will believe in themselves only then, will they be able to have stronger relationships and will better understand their spouses. When you know yourself better, only then will you be able to know the other person. Believing in yourself is important in building relationships.

Believe in yourself.

In the end, I would like to give a shout out to a very special friend, Ms Zaidi for doing what she did. It took bigger space in my heart then you know, Thank you for caring! 

Hope to see you soon again! :)
Sending love and hope and smiles your way! :)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Random Thoughts About Life

Assalam o Alaikum and Greetings!
                                               So, my dear dear readers, as the name suggests this is going to be a random array of thoughts jotted down in comfort of my nest in a cold December afternoon.

I think when it comes to relationships, possibilities and chances are two different things. They somehow don't sync in this context.

Happiness leads it's own ways. It does'nt really depend on situations or materialistic things. If you are willing, you can be happy with nothing in your hands. The strangest thing about happiness is, it increases when you spread it. Also, it's contagious. You see one of your loved one happy, there is no way you are not going to feel your heart jumping with joy.

The way you perceive things is the way you will lead your life. That is the reason why everyone emphasizes on being optimistic. You take things in a positive manner and you lead life with positivity.

Life doesn't stop for you or for anyone else. It goes on, as it has to go on. The people at the end, only remain in heart.

Sometimes, you keep so much in your heart, it starts hurting like never before. A good way to channel your emotions and energies out is very necessary or the burden on the heart will only get heavier and you will end up stuck somewhere you don't want to be, without anymore energy to move on.

It's very important to cherish people in your life. Thank you is a word you should constantly be saying to those around you. It lets others know you don't take take them for granted, you value them and the things they do for you are appreciated. It strengthens your bond, gives it meaning.

You see, there is a thing about human beings. As much as we crave for love, we crave for appreciation too. We need appreciation as we go on. We will drop down if not appreciated, our talents get covered with hopelessness. Learn to appreciate things and people around you.

Love should always be expressed.

Things don't Just happen. Everything, every moment, every event happens for a reason. It just takes us a really long while to reach to reason. But as we go through life, we should always keep in mind, there was a way things happened, it shall be worthed in the end.

And ladies and gentlemen, that is that for now. Hope to see you soon again. Thank you so much for your appreciation and kind words. It gives me a reason to write and more importantly, a reason to smile.
More things will be coming your way soon. A lot of big updates of my life too.
Oh and did I tell you all? There has been an addition to my wonderful family. My niece was born in October. She is the joy of my heart and the twinkle of my eye.

Hope to see you soon again. :)
Sending smiles and love.