Celebrating Jinnah Sb.’s Birthday

(Written for Sakonent’s Newsletter)

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There are more than just a few reasons for many of us to rejoice the month of December! There’s Christmas, weddings, birthdays, snow, and especially in Karachi, winters are pleasant. But wait, there’s more. There’s an extra reason for the Pakistanis to celebrate and be overwhelmed all over again, by remembering the man, standing firm with his principles in place and a personality that depicted immense discipline, his idea sketched out with clarity to work on achieving us all a successful state, a nation for which the Muslims of the Sub Continent had put all their faith in none other than whom they called the father of the Nation, whom the world knows as Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 at the Vazeer Mansion, in Karachi. He completed his basic education in Karachi, and finally fled to London, to pursue his dream and passion of becoming a Barrister at Law. When after completing his studies, he came back to take care of his father’s business, his interests drew him to be actively involved in politics, and take charge as the Leader of the Muslim League. His efforts, powerful speeches and heartwarming preaching did not go futile, and as a rewards provoked the Muslims of India to not give up on the endless struggle and sacrifice, and finally on August 14th, 1947, Pakistan came into being.

The credit for this beautiful land, which we proudly stand upon today and call ours, all goes to Jinnah Sb.

And, I’d like to take this opportunity to quote Stanley Wolpert, who wrote in his book Jinnah of Pakistan,

“Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.”

December 25, 2012! :)

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Wow! No work today! 😀
Coz we’re off on Christmas 😉

There’s gonna b so much to do! Gotta bake a cake as well. It isn’t just Quaid-e-Azam’s birthday. It’s my abbu’s (Dad’s) birthday too! 🙂

Here are some more reasons for my family to celebrate TODAY:
Mansoor mamoo (uncle)’s birthday  |  Mamoojan & Manijan’s wedding anniversary
Also, we’d b dressing up big time for Faizan & Asma’s Valima (Reception) tonight 🙂
& yayyy! No work!! We’re all home today! :p
Thank you for everything Allahmian! I love you! December is most certainly my favorite month! 🙂

Celebrating Jinnah Sb.’s birthday..
Is this Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan? By Umar Rahman

The Umar Rahman Blog

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Pakistan the secular state, created with the notion of housing Muslims of South Asia was never an Islamic state in view of various ethnic combinations the new state had to offer. It never has been that for good part of 40 years.  Muslims claiming to be the dire owners and rulers of South Asia for good part of 8 centuries worked themselves into a gradual decline, claiming royalties, having armies for hires, using Rajputs, draining the treasury to build palaces not roads or schools, and did little for the education or for the elevation of masses. Muslims continued to be in the reigning position as those being ruled (including Muslims) were too oppressed to rise in arms but what happened very gradually was that while Muslims were busy building palaces the work was being done by their Hindu subjects who by default were more submissive and eventually had been gaining…

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Forgive & Forget

I read this on a page on facebook that I follow; thought I’d share it here..425749_10151415404352652_799557698_nWe have been taught “to forgive, but never forget”, right?

Most of us lie when we say that we have forgiven the people for their mistakes and wrongdoings but then we continue to remind them of their mistake sometimes. Maybe in anger or maybe just to tease or make them feel hurt.

Is this a forgiveness we want for ourselves as well?

When we raise our hands in humility towards heavens and we beg for forgiveness, what do we ask for? What kind of forgiveness do we ask for?

We want a clean chit from Allah that we have been forgiven COMPLETELY. We want another chance. We want our huge and endless list of crimes to be erased. We want Allah to accept our repentance and allow us to start again. We don’t want to be reminded of it, or have it come back to haunt or to taunt us. We want our sins to be forgiven here and veiled on the day of Judgement!!

Subhan’Allah, the mercy of our Lord, the Most Merciful is so much unique that Allah Subhanahu Wa Taa’la after forgiving a repenting believer never reminds him of his wrong deeds, neither in this world nor in the hereafter!

Hence, If we want to be forgiven completely, we must learn to forgive others completely.

May Allah help us not to bear any grudges towards anyone, to treat one another properly and to forgive another completely.

Aameen!

Source: Masnoon Islamic Duas

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Each one of us has the right to make a choice..

Although at times one is required to make compromises, for that special someone, for family, a child, for friends, and just some random people you come across in life out of the goodness of the heart.. and at times, these very people, although I’m sure they don’t intend to, begin taking things for granted.. anyway. Coming back to choices.. I’ve always believed that it’s all.. and everything that happens to us is somehow linked with the choices we make in life.

Often, when choosing a path that may have extreme obstacles, we do so with the thought that our choice will lead to a decision that would not harm us much and at the same time its impact would gain another person more benefit. That’s that angel in us just being selfless :p , knowingly exposing a vulnerable part of ourselves in front of others to simply have fun with.. exploit it at a certain level..

What actually leaves me bamboozled with a deeper intensity is when at times we make a decision that is wholly and solely for our own good, need or simply fulfills our desire, people, some of them who are in fact our very own and close to heart will not take a second to think or hesitate before labeling us.. as a self obsessed brat, slash, the most typically selfish being alive on the planet!

*Bhayee afsos houtah hai.. dil dukhta hai..*
is all I’d like to let em know..

Well, no offense intended to my dear(ies)! I love you! This isn’t to hurt u or make you feel bad if by any chance you read this. Just that today, I choose to be free of worries for no1 else but myself.

Today, I choose to be happy for no1 else but myself.

Voltaire says

I will tell you what I have learned from experience;

Only when you stop *needing* those things that desperately chase (love, status, money, career, people, etc) will you get them. Allah is raising you and teaching you to only depend on Him. At times, this is done by withholding. Just like if someone is dependent on a drug, the only way to break the dependency is to withhold the drug. After the dependency is cured, then you will have it or be sufficed in another way, insha Allah. The lesson is to learn to seek everything only through the Source.

 

– Words of Wisdom by Yasmin Mogahed

eid mubarak!


Hazrat Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “When you meet a Hajji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins.”

Hajj Mubarak to all the Hajis across the globe! Warm regards, Sara 🙂