(Written for Sakonent’s Newsletter)
Let go of your grudges. Let the bitterness die tonight. Make a decision today that it’s time to move on. And begin again. New, this time. Never forget that what has passed you by was never meant to befall you. And what has befallen you, was never meant to pass you by. Know that sometimes Allah withholds from you, in order to give you something better. Keep your heart focused on Him, and He will take care of the rest. And remember: you will stumble, but that’s part of the path. Keep going. Keep rising, and refuse to give up.
– Words of Wisdom by Yasmin Mogahed
Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 2, p. 441 no. 1675)
A source of water, like a well or water fountain, placed in trust (waqf) for public use. Due to the scarcity of water in Arabia at that time, such an act was of considerable value. Even today, due to pollution of rivers and oceans, fresh water remains a valuable commodity in most parts of the world due to its vital role in human nutrition and its scarcity.
I often pass by Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s mazaar and notice people from all kinds of classes right outside, sitting on the footpath, with their palms open at the mercy of the wise, wide-eyed old men, wrinkles on each one of those faces telling a thousand and one stories of their own.. I was reminiscing my drive through that narrow- crowded road after I received a morning text from a friend of mine in which he shared an Indian Proverb, that read as follows:
How true! Though I found this study quite interesting at one point in time, I am now pretty much against these horoscopes and palmistry kinda activities based on religious grounds purely.
Anyway, here’s meee meeeee meeee, jotting down some scattered thoughts in this otherwise CRM- terms- filled head of mine, that I’d decided to share this morn here, and which actually gives me an opportunity to appreciate another great effort by another one of my dear x-colleagues and friend, Alishah Chagani.
Quoting *anonymous*, so when was the last time you appreciated a kid? I just did! NOW! 🙂
They are the Colors of Hope! Their Official Website and services are expected to be launched in October 2011.
Let’s help spread the colors of Life, with the light of Hope, for these very very special and extremely talented kids!
Watch the Killer Facts’ Teaser!
Join the March For Education to End the Education Emergency in Pakistan!
I absolutely LOVE the idea and motive behind the cause! And lastly but definitely not the least, I love the caption!
My workplace is like going heavy duty with lots of hot projects these days (mashAllah!) and there are moments when it feels like we’re short of resources, but when these guys work as team, they deliver what i call the SizzLer!
I do not know much ’bout the history of how we got this project, but in about 2-3 days, we were all sharing links around the work place to sign the *petition*! What Petition? Supporting Education? oh cool! But the moment the site appeared as i clicked the link, I realized, it wasn’t just cool, I fell in love with it! It was the case of mixed emotions.. the website, promoting the cause, inviting people on several platforms and social networks to Sign the Petition, and woah! whether or not they later pay attention, but THIS is to be shared with the people who run our country! No comments on those guys but.. *sigh* i like totally heart the idea! All the enthusiasm this team worked with on each bit of this project, with all honesty is reflecting beautifully and I hope this Petition has an impact! 🙂 well inshAllah to begin with! and I know that hard work that’s got the *heart* work involved surely pays off!
Till then, Join me and the People behind the beautiful idea of supporting the cause of ending the education emergency in Pakistan by signing this petition!
Let’s all, join the MARCH FOR EDUCATION!
A few months ago, when Pakistan was afflicted with Floods on a humongous scale, it had become next to impossible for most of us, not just as Citizens of the same Country, but also as mere humans living on the safe side to lead lives as normal people. I shall not speak of others. I personally felt guilty if I even enjoyed so much as a “happy laugh moment” with my friends.. because, at the back of my mind I knew.. while I live on calm, there must be someone out there crying for help, while we enjoyed a Sunday brunch with folks on a day highlighted with a bit of the beautiful drizzle, there was probably someone drenched with a gazillion miles flooded ahead waiting, praying, hoping.. to be rescued. I hadn’t exactly lost my appetite, and I certainly wasn’t losing weight, just that, the thought at times that families out there were depending on the government and some noble communities to feed on! Well that’s where we were introduced to the trend of collections & donations. I participated and contributed with family, relatives and friends, and that’s when I came to know about Freaks! I am actually proud to know them personally! 🙂 These cool people are actually from my circle of friends & colleagues at work!
Well Freaks is at it again!
This time around, they are collecting blankets for the needy lot! I shall post updates as soon as I have them for those of who would like to contribute for the great cause!
Here is a little intro from their Website:
“Freaks” is an organization formed by a group of young, passionate people, and their initiative is to make current day Pakistan a better place.
At FREAKS we believe in FREEDOM, RESPONSIBILITY, EMPOWERMENT, ACTION, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE.
Though young in age, FREAKS are mature and diverse in expertise. We hold an amalgamation of experts in awareness building, public speaking, strategy, graphic design, photography, project management, and above all, the expertise in giving.
The organization is currently working on flood relief efforts in Pakistan under the campaign ‘DO Something NOW!’ Individuals, organizations and institutions are encouraged to buy shirts and wrist bands with the tag.
This initiative started in August 2010 when this group of Individuals started working passionately collecting donations and volunteering anywhere where it was needed.
Passion is contagious and when channelized in the right direction it can create a cosmos!
About the Campaign
‘Do Something Now‘ is a campaign which has been initiated for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected families started out by a group of young, talented and enthusiastic young individuals who call themselves ‘freaks’; they do not only believe in the concept of ‘Love Pakistan‘ but are part of the concept of ‘Being Pakistan‘!
Anyone can be a part of “freaks”. Everyone is requested to “Do Something Now“!