Posted by: Muhammad Ghazanfar Ali | November 15, 2010

The spirit of Hajj?

In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the Merciful.

And pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, (upon) every one who is able to undertake the journey to it; Holy Quran, (3:97)

لبیک اللہم لبیکـ، لبیک ﻻشریک لک لبیک، ان الحمد والنعمت لک والملک، ﻻشریک لک لبیک

(Here I am at Thy service O Lord, here I am. Here I am at Thy service and Thou hast no partners. Thine alone is All Praise and All Bounty, and Thine alone is The Sovereignty. Thou hast no partners, here I am.) – Hajj Mubarik to all Muslim brothers and sisters.

The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to Allah Almighty. It teaches us that All Muslims are brothers, and are equal and there is no discrimination among them on the basis of race, tribe, color, cast, creed, or language. Hajj teaches us that we belong to Allah alone and that we all need his mercy and forgiveness. Being the biggest world gathering in the world, it is a demonstration of Islamic unity. It teaches us, practically, the real human rights when we find people equal during praying and performing the rituals. Muslims get acquainted with the spiritual and historical environment of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) which strengthens their faith and it is a reminder of the Grand Assembly of the Day of Judgment when people will stand equal before Allah waiting for their final destiny. It confirms commitment of Muslims to Allah. On top of the above, Muslims on Hajj are rewarded, per God will, with forgiveness of all their sins and they return back as pure and innocent as the new born.

But question is still there. How many Muslims after performing Hajj, (even try to) change themselves? We can’t feel the pain of others, we consider ourselves superior to others and we are not ready to forgive little mistakes of others. We also forget all the unity and discipline. Apart from kindness and generosity, Hajj teaches us that Allah has blessed us greatly. How much of the Hajjis (the one who have performed Hajj) turn themselves into generous, bighearted people? Above all what does qurbani (Sacrifice) tell us about? It is a symbolic repetition of Hazrat Abrahim’s (AS) sacrifice, the way we should act upon all the orders of Allah. Why do we forget that all Muslims are equal, the sectarian discrimination must be eradicated out of our lives. It teaches us to take care of other people around us so that a logically equal and stable society be nurtured up.

Posted by: Muhammad Ghazanfar Ali | November 15, 2010

Verbal Abuses

We are facing severe violence and rigid social behavior in our fellow. ‘Verbal abuse’ is the biggest cause of this phenomenon. In our society right from start of 19th century, this is increasing day by day. Every Pakistani citizen is found to utilize maximum of the slang words even in very positive and optimistic endeavors. Yelling, shouting, blaming and mudslinging give rise to atrocious outcomes. The hostile responses we get in turn initiate a never ending chain. People have lost their tolerance level; everyone is being more and more aggressive with the passage of time.

All we ought to do is to maximize the use of superior ethical code of conduct. The key to which is definitely increasing the literacy rate. Another problem is faced when we suppose our’ children getting “education”; where teachers, instead of guiding the students to better social behavior, provoke them learn slang slogans thereby using much of these expressions in their routine conversations. Teaching is one of the most sacred professions in the world. A teacher is perceived to be the founder of generation but what can we expect from a society which has learnt much social exploitation from their “ideal” side. Such so called “teachers” must mend their own behaviors so that a better, more dignified and gracious outcome of generation be sought.

Secondly, educated people while entering into professional life, instead of acquiring the existing ghastly guts, must try to mend the people’s attitude. The only way we can get relish from grey drabness of this life, instead of nurturing an overly offensive society.  We must learn rudiments for creating a cool-tempered society while replacing conversations of swearwords referring to acts of incestuous congress. So let’s change ourselves, because the medium of expression is powerful enough to plumb the depths of moral profundity.

Posted by: Muhammad Ghazanfar Ali | November 8, 2010

SMS Specture

I got up early in the morning today. When I checked my cellphone, there were a lot of new sms. The one which forced me to write this; was regarding new year 2011. The sender of message contended that he was the first person to share happy new year to me which is upcoming after 50 days.

Various cellular companies in Pakistan have sanctioned many sms packages at very low rates. The youth of country, instead of using the offers fairly, tries to avail maximum of the package regardless of the fact that they are wasting their own time and money.  It would be fair to charge federal excise duty on sms as devised in previous budget of the country so as to eradicate the continuously rising spell of “SMS Specture!”

Posted by: Muhammad Ghazanfar Ali | November 6, 2010

Watan-e-Aziz ko Duya!

This is my first post here. I would like to recall my early school days when I learnt to read and write some necessary words. After Kalma-e-Tayyaba (The Holy Phrase which forms the baseline of all Muslim beliefs ) and other primary religious phrases, I learned two slogans viz, “Pakistan Zindabad” (Long live Pakistan), and Kashmir banay ga Pakistan (Kashmir will be proclaimed as Pakistani territory).

I am going to start the blog with these words. Because whatever we have today it’s all because of Pakistan, the only country formed on the name of Islam. “Long Live Pakistan!”

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