Better light a candle than curse the darkness
Be Aware, Always, Everywhere
Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2013
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Where are Leaders, Ulemas, Intellectuals and organizations?
By: K M Furqan
Indian Muslims: Economic Upliftment and Entrepreneurial Spirit In the modern struggling world no community can flourish until and unless it improves and keeps improving its economic parameters and there by acquires a respectable position among its fellow communities. And the same applies to Indian Muslims community also. Among the myriad problems pressing the Indian Muslim community, their economic backwardness is most serious and requires urgent attention. This economic backwardness is also the cause of many other problems. But thinking and feeling Muslims who want to improve the condition of their community almost always take educational backwardness of Muslims as the only reason for the present painful economic condition of them. And that is why on different Muslim forums on the net, the minuscule healthy and constructive part of the discussions almost always consists only of educational scenario and talks of establishing schools etc. But, in my opinion, this notion is only partially correct. For the overall improvement in the condition of Indian Muslims, not only education, but many other fields require special attention of the thinkers and feelers of the community. In spite of Muslims lagging behind others in educational field, there are a large number of degree holders who are unemployed or underemployed. The visible unemployment among educated youths, for some others creates a sort of loathness, a sort of aversion towards education. This cycle further worsen the situation. Then there is a sizable number of those who graduate from different Madarsas and Darul Ulooms across the country every year and find themselves at the receiving end of the harsh realities of an intensely competitive world where survival of the fittest is only the norm. Though the very notion of education as a means of becoming employable and there after keep looking for work (job) and then keep working for others is not very healthy. But even this notion of education provides almost no options for Madarsas and Darul Ulooms’ product. And very few options for university graduates. Recruiting schemes and policies of Indian Government even if applied impartially or chances in Gulf countries cannot provide job to all of them always. Here it is not out of context to mention that
people in developed countries do not remain stick to their jobs. They always keep trying for something better and different. According to Paul Reynolds, entrepreneurship scholar and creator of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, "by the time they reach their retirement years, half of all working men in the United States probably have a period of self-employment of one or more years. Participating in a new business creation is a common activity among U.S. workers over the course of their careers." (Wikipedia) For Indian Muslim community, the situation can be improved by creating as many opportunities as possible by the community itself to absorb the unemployed, and by raising awareness among those Muslim commercial establishments that are already in the field, to give preference to deserving Muslims. One, of the many things that are required, is establishing commercially viable Small & Medium size industrial and marketing units with the sole aim of absorbing in them as many as possible already educated but unemployed or under-employed Muslim youths, and skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled Muslim labourers of different level and categories so that they gradually turn from being seekers of help to becoming providers of help. In fact this can be achieved only by systematic efforts to develop entrepreneurial attitude in the community. This is imperative as job market for Indian Muslim Community is shrinking day by day within the country and prospects in the Gulf countries also don’t seem very promising and ever lasting. Developing entrepreneurial attitude, ability and skills is indispensible for the proper mooring of the Madarsas and Darul Ulooms’ product also in the struggling world. Entrepreneurship is the act and art of being an entrepreneur which can be taught and learn. An entrepreneur is a person who is willing and able to find out a new idea or invention and convert it into a successful business. In short entrepreneurship aims at creation of new businesses and encompasses all those activities which are possible, legally permitted and morally not forbidden. Entrepreneurial thinking among Muslims youths will bring a sort of confidence in them and lead them away from the unhealthy,
though not totally unrealistic, feeling of victimization, partiality and helplessness. Not only solo, preferably there can be groupentrepreneurs also by pooling together local recourses and opportunities. It may also bring a sort of closeness and unity among Muslim youths and may lessen the ill effects of growing sectarian differences as well.
To achieve this: 1. There should be organized efforts to develop entrepreneurial thinking among Muslim youths, especially among those who are educated but unemployed. 2. For this, material should be prepared by collecting general as well as industryspecific information to provide them a base to stand on. 3. Programs, work-shops etc. should be organized by requesting the services of the expert of the field, to turn educated but unemployed Muslim youths into successful entrepreneurs. 4. They should be encouraged to develop commercially viable innovative business projects, initially on micro-level, locally on their own. 5. Out of well to do and caring elders of the community, a group of venture capitalists should be raised who invest in promising projects on mutually beneficial but strict and well defined terms and conditions. (no donation, but investment, something on the concept and pattern of American SharkTank reality show) Shark Tank is an American reality TV series, started in August 2009 that brings aspiring entrepreneurs and potential investors together. The shows feature a panel of potential investors, called "sharks," that considers offers from contestants who are aspiring entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product. And not only the American Shark Tank, in many other countries also there are similar programs and activities. For the benefit of Indian Muslims, as per the requirements some micro models of this can developed and implemented at local levels. Let me summarize my view of our own Shark Tank by going back to age-old saying: ‘To a hungry man don’t give fish, but teach him fishing’ …………….. and I add………. ‘Provide him net or fishing-rod too but on mutually beneficial term and conditions.’
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Seraj Akram BJP ne musalamon ke andar phoot dalne ke liye puri tayyari kar li zameer farosh muslim chand sikkon ke ewaz apna eiman aur qaum ki izzat bechne ke liye betaaab. Iraq, Afganistan, Libya ke baad Syria par hamla karne ki tayyari baqi desh apni baari ke aane tak ki mohlat ko enjoy karne me masroof. Daish me rape ka silsila jaari bina rape ke muharrekat( sharab, fahashi, jehalat aur kari saza ka na hona) par qadghan lagaye koi murakh hi isme behtari ki umid kar sakta he. Hindustan auraton ke liye mahfuz nahi...ek American larki. mohtarma shayed aap ne sirf apni aap biti par hi gaur kiya warna bharat me mard bhi mahfuz nahi. Misr me Mursi ke hukumat girane ke mukhalifat karne walon ka qatl aam aur ulta Mursi par hi muqadma, kya zamana aa gaya. Wakf bill pass abhi koi awaz nahi uthata, lekin jab iske galat asrat aane lagenge to phir shor karne se kya fayeda. Wakf bill pas karwane ke liye sarkar ko bari jaldi thi, lekin fasad mukhalif bill ko pas karwane ki koi tezi nahi, kyon? pichhle 30-40 dino me sabse zyadah muslim qatl kiye gaye aur sare jahan ke muslim leader, aalim-e-deen aur danishwar aaram ki neend le rahe hain. itni maut bhi in be-hiss qaum ke rahnumaon ko jagaane ke liye kaafi nahi. Hindustan me paida hona lottery lagne ke barabar...ek British to phir aap log is lottery ke liye yahan aa jayie aur utne hi bharti jinka sapna he wahan jana wah udhar chale jayenge. Rupiya ke qadar me lagaatar girawat Rupie par sabki nazar hoti he warna Hindustan me kis cheez me girawat nahi aa rahi he siwaye mahengayi aur khun kharabe ke.
W h a t h a p p e n e d t o 8 w e a l t h i e s t p e o p l e i n t h e w o r l d ? "In 1923, eight of the wealthiest people in the world met. Their combined wealth, estimated, exceeded the wealth of the govt of the United States. These men knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. 25 years later... 1. President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died bankrupt. 2. President of the largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane. 3. One of the greatest commodity traders, Arthur Cutton, died insolvent. 4. President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to jail. 5. A member of the President's Cabinet, Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail. 6. The greatest "bear" on Wall Street, Jessie Livermore, committed suicide. 7. President of the world's greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed suicide. 8. President, Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser, committed suicide. They forgot to make a life! Just made Money! Money provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the needy, but is only a medium of exchange. We need two kinds of education. One that teaches us how to make a living and one that teaches us how to live. People are engrossed in their professional life and neglect their family, health and social responsibilities. Without water, a ship cannot move. The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. Similarly we live in a time where earning is a necessity but let not the earning enter our hearts, for what was once a means of living will become a means of destruction. So take a moment and ask yourself..has the water entered my ship?" Forwarded by Laxmikant Singrodi
Recent Headlines 1300 killed in Syria More than 500 killed in Bangladesh more than 1000 killed in Burma 43 killed in bomb blast in Lebanon 27 killed in bomb blast in Pakistan 43 killed in Nigeria 57 killed in Libya 60 killed in Iraq 25 killed in Afganistan 20 killed in Yemen 1000 killed in Egypt and similar Headings every day about killing of innocent people in Muslim world. Where are so called Ulemas, intellectuals, Muftis and Leaders? Are differences of opinion more important than these killings? Why problems of Muslims do not do not get solved by talks; peacefully ? Why Muslim organizations are silent, or ineffective, in stopping? How long innocent people will being killed.
Why? Why? Why? Why Muslims are so intolerant? Why every small issue leads to violence? Why no peaceful solution of any problem? Why always seek outsider's help to solve insider problems? Why common Muslims feel helpless to control violence? Why so much violence in society of peace-religion? Why Mosques being bombed by Muslims themselves?
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duniya me shrou se hi insano aur qaumo ke beech ekhtalafat aur larai rahi he, aur jo taqatwar hota he wah dusre par control karke hukumat karta he, apni manmani karta he aur dusre ko mahkum banakar rakhta he. aur wah silsila aaj tak jari he aur ta qayamat jari rahega, aur taqatwar kamzor par hukumat karta rahega, apni tahzeeb, soch aur tamaddun ko kamzor par thopta rahega. aaj ke daure me asal taqatwar wah qaum he jiske pas TAALEEM, T E C H N O LO G Y, D A U L AT, MAZBOOT TANZEEM, BEHTAR LEADER, ITTEHAD, KHUDDARI aur GHAIRAT he, lekin afsos he ke aaj muslim in sabi maidano me kahi bhi nahi he. Leader aisa jo chand sikko ke badle qaum ko bech de, Technology se to koi wasta nahi, daulat he to ise istemal karne ka shaur nahi, Tanzeem to sirf nam aur numaish ke lie banti he, Ittehad to tab ho jab awam me kuch to sahaur ho, Khuddari ka to ahsas bhi jata raha, gairat ka yah aalam ke mulk ka mulk khatm ho raha he lekin qaum ko jagne ki taufiq nahi. phir kahte hain har jagah muslim hi pareshan kyon he? kya sawal yah nahi hona chahie ki ham islma ko sirf masjid tak hi mahdud kyon kar diya, hamare samaj me islam ka aks kyon nai dikhta, ham sirf nam ke hi muslim kyon, akhlaq, ilm, soch wa fikr, amal ke muslim kyon nahi. hame ane rawayye par pahle gaur karna chahie, warna jaisa rawayya hoga natija waise hi hone wali he. lekin afsos is halat me bhi hamay apne farayez aur zimmedari ka ahsas nahi hota lekin dusre ki kotahiyon par puri nazar rahti he.
B a c k w a r d n e s s o f M u s l i m s Muslims were at the bottom in rural areas, with an average monthly per capita expenditure of Rs 833, followed by Hindus at Rs 888, Christians at Rs 1,296 and Sikhs 1,498. NEW DELHI: Among various religious groups, Muslims have the lowest living standard with the average per capita expenditure of just Rs 32.66 in a day, says a government survey. At the other end of the spectrum, Sikh community enjoys a much better lifestyle as the average per capita spending among them is Rs 55.30 per day, while the same for Hindus is Rs 37.50. For Christians it is Rs 51.43. "At all-India level, the average monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) of a Sikh household was Rs 1,659 while that for a Muslim household was Rs 980 in 200910," said an NSSO study titled 'Employment and Unemployment Situation Among Major Religious Groups in India'. The average household MPCE is a proxy for income and reflects that living standards of a family. According to the study, the average MPCE for Hindus and Christians were Rs 1,125 and Rs 1,543, respectively. The survey said that average monthly per capita consumption at all-India level was Rs 901 in villages and Rs 1,773 in cities. Overall, the average MPCE was Rs 1,128. Muslims were at the bottom in rural areas, with an average MPCE of Rs 833, followed by Hindus at Rs 888, Christians at Rs 1,296 and Sikhs 1,498.
The Profound Impact Of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) on our lives Arbaz Fahad <email@example.com Four years after the death of Justinian, a boy was born in the Bani Hashim clan of Makkah. Ever since his birth, his face illuminated the radiance of sun, divine grace and mercy acquiesced his magnimanious personality. Orphaned even before his birth, he was brought up under the care and affection of Bani Sa’d bin Bakr. At the age of six, his mother escalated to her higher heavenly abode, leaving the infantile, innocent child at the mercenaries of a harsh, callous and oligarchic society. Even in the inconsiderate tribal Pan Arab society, the boy’s character was endowed with heavenly virtues of honesty, piety, munificence, forbearance and impeccable fortitude. He was awarded the epithet Al Ameen (The Trustworthy) and Al Sadiq (The Truthful). People used to seek his august company and used to ascertain his opinion in trival affairs. He was conspicuous for his high moral character, dignified personality and philanthropic values. He bought forth a message of serene and soothing amplitude which would change the face of human civilization and unified the boisterous and raucous Arabs under the banner of Islam. Within a period of 80 years after his death the Muslims established a vast and glorious empire beyond the oxus and the pyrenes on the shores of the Caspian and in the valley of the Nile. Fourteen centuries since his death, his name resonates vociferously five times a day stretching forth from the Alaskan mountains to the sandy barren dunes of Arabia. His saying, teachings, every aspect of his persona vividly and profoundly affects the 1.8 billion adherents of Islam all over the world. He is God’s final Messenger and the seal of the Prophets- Muhammad (PBUH) According to Islamic etymology, Allah himself is the legislator and his prophet is the exponent of the law. Every act to the Prophet with regards to religious implication and injunction is the perfect manifestation of the applicability of the divine decree. Moreover, the pleasure and gratification of Allah lies in adhering Bakhabar
to the commandments of his prophet. “Say (O Muhammad) If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your faults” Quran 3:31 “He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah” Quran 4:80 Loving the prophet with unconditional demeanour and willing submission to his commandments is a prerequisite of faith. The diseases of our age are many and we have further aggravated our reprehensible situation by weaving around ourselves the satanic cobwebs of impertinence, abhorrence and shallow mentality. The forces of economic exploitation, wanton greed, vengeance and unjustified wars have wrecked havoc, instability and complete loss of peace and tranquillity from our lives. It is rare to find examples when the virtues of love, generousity and forgiveness are reflected in the lives of people. Fourteen centuries ago, in the barren lands of Arabia an illiterate person promulgated such serene injunctions which liberated the society of its anarchic and despondent state of affairs. The Prophet said:A man asked the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) which of the merits is superior in Islam. He [the Prophet (Peace be upon him)] remarked: • “That you provide food and extend greetings to one whom you know or do not know.” ‘Abdullah bin Salâm said: When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah, I went to see him and I immediately recognized through his features that he would never be a liar. The first things he (the Prophet [Peace be upon him)] said was: “Extend peace greetings amongst yourselves, provide food to the needy, maintain uterine relations, observe prayer at night while people are asleep, then you will peacefully enter the Garden (Paradise) “He is not a perfect believer, who goes to bed full and knows that his neighbour
is hungry.” “Show mercy to people on earth so that Allâh will have mercy on you in heaven.” Those were the attributes and qualities on whose basis the Prophet (Peace be upon him) wanted to build a new society, the most wonderful and the most honourable society ever known in history. On these grounds, he strove to resolve the longstanding problems, and later gave mankind the chance to breathe a sigh of relief after a long wearying journey in dark and gloomy avenues. Such lofty morale lay at the very basis of creating a new society with integrated components immune to all fluctuations of time, and powerful enough to change the whole course of humanity. All his actions ranging from pertinent matters of religious instructions to petty ordinances such as his posture of sleeping have been meticulously recorded in the books of Ahadith. Exalted and dignified is his stature and any reproaches on his personal dignity and honour is opposed with vehemence and infatuation. Allah says “The Prophet is closer to the believers than their themselves” Quran 33:6 He, more than any of his contemporary prophets or any other religious personality has dynamically affected the repertoire and the core schema of the Muslim community. There is hardly a faction of our life which remains unheralded of the teachings and commandments of the prophet. The laws and axioms of the Islamic Combat, social and fiscal affairs are all derived from the authentic traditions of the Prophet. Allah says “Indeed you have, in the Messenger of Allah the best pattern (of conduct)” Quran 33:21
O U R J O U R N E Y T O T H E D A Y O F R E S U R R E C T I O N … Continued from Previous issue The beauty of this world for which we Muslim too have been spending a lot of money to see and enjoy is nothing comparing to the beauty of Jannah. The moment our Emaan (belief) is converted to Yaqeen (surety) the money spent on tourism can be diverted to charity in order to have an everlasting tourism packages in Jannah. The Prophet (S) describes heaven in the following terms : "There is in it what no eye has even seen, things of which no ear has ever heard and what no one has ever imagined." Followings are descriptions of Paradise for us to try in this world to qualify for it, Insha Allah. It can be done only if we consider this world merely a Musafir Khana (Travelers House) where people pass the time not live on time. 1. Paradise has eight gates. 2. Paradise has one hundred levels. 3. Bricks used are of gold and silver. 4. Prophet will get “Al-Waseelah” The Highest level of Paradise. 5. There are lights of pearl. 6. Its soil of saffron, a fine white powder. 7. There is a sea of honey, a sea of wine, a sea of milk and a sea of water, and the rivers flow out of these seas. Wine will be highly tasteful without any sore taste and bad smell. 8. In it are rivers of water; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, and rivers of honey pure and clear. One can bring canal to one’s selected place without any trouble. 9. There are spring of Kafoor, Salsabeel, and spring of Kauthar which will be given in custody of prophet Mohammad (S) 10. The wine of Paradise is crystal-white, delicious to those who drink and free from intoxication. 11. Dark Green Gardens under which rivers flow. 12. Pebbles of pearl and sapphire 13. There are Tent, hollowed out pearl 14. Its fragrance can be discerned from a distance of forty years' traveling. The best of the aromatic plants of Paradise is henna. 15. Fruits of all kinds, two types having taste of world but much better in quality, including dates and pomegranates, apple, grape, pomegranates. The fruits in bunches will be low and near at hand. 16. Trees, like date palms and, thornless
Lot-trees, among them Talh trees with fruits piled one above another. 17. There is no tree in Paradise that does not have a trunk made of gold 18. Tooba is a tree in Paradise, as big as a hundred year's journey; the clothes of the people of Paradise comes from its calyces. Their clothes will never wear out. 19. Tree, Sidrat Al-Muntaha, its Nabq [fruits] looked like the clay jugs of Hajar, leaves like ears of elephants, and one of these leaves could cover the whole of this Ummah. 20. Beautiful high dwellings or mansion whose inside can be seen from the outside, and the outside can be seen from inside. 21. Flesh of any fowl that they may desire. 22. Some heavens will be having all utensils and other things of Silver and some of Gold. 23. People will be like Adam, sixty cubits tall, age about 30 to 33 and their youth will never fade. 24. People will not urinate, defecate, spit, blow their noses or excrete. 25. There will be no sickness, pain or sadness. 26. People will sit on gold-encrusted thrones, reclining on green cushions and rich carpets, facing one another, eating and talking and drinking. 27. Immortal youths will serve them with goblets, and ewers, and cups filled with wine from unsullied springs by which their minds will not be clouded and which will not make them drunk. 28. They will be given to drink there a cup [of wine] mixed with Zanjabeel (ginger), from a spring there, called Salsabeel. 29. Also wine mixed with Tasneem (spring in Paradise), drink from it are those who are nearest to Allah. 30. People of Paradise will look at the people dwelling in the chambers above them in the same way that people look at a brilliant star shining far away on the horizon. 31. People of Paradise will also be able to look Hell and talk to them. 32. People will go every Friday to a market, then a wind will come from the north and blow on their faces and clothes, and they will get increase in beauty. 33. People will be in permanent joy and will never feel miserable. 34. Their wives will be Al-Hoor Al-Eyn. Very beautiful, like Rubies and Coral. The marrow of whose calves will be visible from beneath the flesh because of their
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beauty. 35. The wives will sing to their husband in the most beautiful voices that anyone has ever heard. 36. Hoors are like pearls hidden in their shells, having big and lustrous eyes but restrained (as to their glances). 37. If a woman from the people of Paradise were to look at this earth, she would light up everything between it and fill it with her fragrance; the veil on her head is better than this world and all that is in it 38. Worldly spouses shall be in a renewed life, as virgins with full of love and well matched. 39. The close relatives will get joined t higher stages by Allah blessing. (Parents with children or spouses) 40. There will be no hatred of resentment among them, their hearts will be as one. 41. They shall not hear therein any Laghw (useless talk), talk starting by saying salaam to each other. 42. People shall abide for ever and will never die. 43. Abu Bakr and 'Umar will be the leaders of men of Paradise from the earlier and later generations. 44. Hasan and Husayn are the leaders of the youth of Paradise 45. The best women of Paradise are Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad, Maryam bint Imraan and Aasiyah bint Muzahim - wife of Fir'awn In contrary the Hell where fire is the main source of punishment is so bad that none can imagine its degree and intensity. Allah says: O Ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set strong and sever angels who resist not Allah in that which He commanded them, but they do that which they are commanded (Al-Tahreem/6) The description of Hell is given above just for an example as Hell is not meant for Muslim. Allah says: And ward off (from yourselves) the Fire prepared for Disbelievers (Ale-Emran/131) So, if a Muslim goes there it is his fault. By this I have come to the conclusion of writing about “Our Journey to the Day of Resurrection (23 parts)”. Now all parts can be collected from Bakhabar Site to be compiled in one as a Booklet, if wished.
U p d a t e o f B i h a r A n j u m a n Bihar Anjuman’s support fulfills the dream of the Son of a Peon in JIH office, helps him to complete his B.Arch. degree from Delhi Brother Tahseen Ahmad reported on Friday, Aug 2nd, 2013 this good news, from Dammam, where the chapter was geared up by him to find a suitable placement for this beneficiary of Bihar Anjuman’s scholarship program which started some eight years back by the name of BANEE (the founder). The good news is that this student completed his B.Arch. degree from the prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University. Waseem Akram, son of a peon in Jamat e Islami Hind headquarters, comes from a very humble background. With a meagre income, his father Jaseemuddin managed to get him well educated in an expensive city like Delhi, with support coming through Bihar Anjuman, with the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. His family needs not worry about the expenses on education of his younger siblings, with Waseem determined to take care of them. Syed Tahseen Ahmad, sharing this good news with the chapter ’s founder convenor, Syed Tahseen Ahmad, was delighted with the thought that a family’s financial woes have finally been laid to rest, and they can now plan for happier moments for their future life. Subhanllah! Syed Tahseen Ahmad thanked all the members of Bihar Anjuman’s DammmKhobar chapter, and all the well-wishers, who were always coming forward to support any noble caused pursued by the chapter.
Bihar Anjuman’s Dammam-Khobar chapter helps hundreds of Indian nationals stranded without shelter for months Bakhabar
awaiting ECs Syed Rashique Ahmad, Convenor of Bihar Anjuman’s Dammam-Khobar Chapter shared the good news about this excellent noble deed rendered by the benevolent members of his chapter. In an email shared with the network he said, “I would like to bring into your kind attention that that with your generous support & help, we provided 110 food parcels as one time food to the needy in Seiko Park starting July 14th night till the last day of Ramadan.” Most of the stranded people being muslims could find some reprieve from this help which reduced part of their miseries resulting from the lack of basic amenities, topped up by the sweltering summer heat. The Dammam-Khobar team distributed 46 Air Tickets to the needy belonging to Uttar Pradesh (maximum number), Uttra Khand, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, Karnatka, Jharkhand, HP & AP. They were making arrangements for 10 more air tickets to be given away before 25th August. These people were not at all in a position to purchase Air Tickets on their own. Below are some photographs of the Air Ticket Distribution done through the chapter.
Indian Embassy and civil society work to help Indians caught in Saudi Nitaqat issue
Brother Syed Rashique Ahmad expressed his gratitude to everyone in the following words: “Yes, your's continued phone calls, emails has boosted our morale and moreover, your well wishes and prayer has brought them sigh of relief. May Allah bless you in this holy month of Ramadan. It would be grave unjust if we will not reckon the names of our Indian Embassy Official, Riyadh who has provided all possible assistance. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to His Excellency Mr.
Hamid Ali Rao, Ambassador of India to KSA, for being attentive & listening to our concern & thereafter mobilizing his good office to expedite and facilitate. Mr. Sibi George, DCM Indian Emabassy, himself visited Dammam to take the stock of the situation and pro-actively facilitated and prioritizes, sick elder & homeless. Especially their propensity to process it fast from Saudi Tarheel is visible in word & action. Moreover, Indian Embassy officers, Mr. Ravi Goyel and Mr. Imdadullah are physically available to supervise the activity as and when situation arises. Our Bihar Anjuman Advisory Committee Members namely Mr. Shakil Hashmi, Andalib Rahman, Qamar Nadwi & Zeya Khan are up the ante in tandem to have desired result and make it happen in such short span of time. Also, we are extremely grateful & thankful to all our unsung heroes who stood by us. We are indebted to India Forum Jubail and its leader from Jubail Mr. Habib Shaikh, Mr. Anis Baksh & other brothers. Also, we are indebted & extremely grateful to brothers from Jubail, Riyadh, Dammam, Khobar & Germany for their continued support. We bear witness to people from all classes have empathized with our Indian brothers suffering in the Seiko Park; this shows how united we are in such humanitarian tragedy. This is classic example of unity in diversity and rich cultural values made us proud of our inherited social system. Thanking you all, kind hearted Indians!” The above news was reported by TwoCircles, as follows:
Philanthropist NRIs come out in support of Indian expats strangled due to KSA new labour policy By Mofiduzzaman Ebne Ghani, TwoCircles.net, Al Jubail City , Sauid Arabia: Syed Rasique Ahmad , Covenor of Bihar Anjuman(BA) said that 10 passenger air tickets have been provided to the needy Indian expatriates who have been suffering due new labour policy of the Government of Saudi Arabia. So far more than one lakh fifty thousand Indians have been given final exit from Saudi Arabia due to lack of work permit
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contd. from page-9 documents by the Saudi authority. More than 300 persons who do not have any legal work permit paper have been living in an open park in the eastern province Dammam city. Food and air ticket is being arranged by NRIs till the Saudi government authority clears the documents for final exit. The King has extended the date of grace period till November, 2013 after that any people found in kingdom of Saudi Arabia without legal documents will be put behind the bar. Syed Rasique ahmad was speaking on the eve of Iftar party organized by a prominent social worker and Operational Manger of NBC company Nasiruddin who happens to be also a member of Managing committee of International Indian School Jubail where 6000 Indian students have been studying. After iftar the program was started by recitation of Surah by Master Saiem. Mr. Abudl Haleem read Haditis and he translated the meaning in Urdu as well. This program was organized in Sadaf Company Beach Camp. Then Mr. Syed Rasique was called upon to address the audience. He shared the good news about those Indians who were in impasse for almost three months in official technical snag. He said, “we must congratulate the entire Indian Embassy volunteers for organized co-ordination among themselves and active participation of civil society who were anxiously pinning their hope on our endeavour”. Those people who have already boarded on 21st July & 23rd July 2013, the details are 2 x Lucknow (UP), 2 x Jaipur (Rajasthan), 2 x Gorakhpur (UP), 1 x Dharamshala (HP), 2 x Siwan (Bihar), 1 x Kolkata (WB). At Tarheel, the finger prints for 250 persons were completed in presence of Convenor of Bihar Anjuman Mr. Rasique Ahmad, Advisory Committee Member of Bihar Anjuman Mr. Shakil Hashmi with Mr. Ravi Goyel and Mr. Imdad, officers from Embassy of India, Riyadh. Till 24 July 2013 at Tarheel, exit process executed for more than 100 people. Exits has been awarded mainly to sick and old age group persons who were stranded at down town near Seiko Park. In the initial stage 110 food parcels were distributed, but now arrangement has been made for 100 food parcels to be delivered on daily basis till the exodus of Seiko Park will take place as final exit. He further said that the continious phone calls, emails from NRIs has boosted our morale and moreover, the well wishes and prayer has brought them sigh of relief.
May Allah bless all in this holy month of Ramadan. He continued, It would be grave unjust if we will not reckon the names of our Indian Embassy Official, Riyadh who has provided all possible assistance. Mr. Rasique extended gratitude to His E x c e l l e n c y M r. H a m i d A l i R a o , Ambassador of India to KSA and entire staff of the Embassy and counselates, for being attentive and listening to the concern and hereafter mobilizing his good office to expedite and facilitate. The prominent Seikh Mazfooz Ur Rahman also gave leacture on “Believing and Executing the true senses of Responsibilities.” S o u r c e : http://twocircles.net/2013aug02/philanth ropist_nris_come_out_support_indian_e xpats_strangled_due_ksa_new_labour_p oliciy.ht
RAHBAR Manager gets married … Waleema of RAHBAR’s Manager, Janab Jameel Mazhari Sb. in Al-Falah Jama’a Masjid, Federal Colony, Isapur, Phulwari Sharif, Patna was attended by Bihar Anjuman, Patna chapter’s representatives, Janab Shoaib khan Sb,
Janab Naushad Ansari Sb. and Janab Enam Khan Sb. We have given a gift on behalf of BA brothers worth Rs.2400/ This is for your information. Congratulations to Janab Jameel Mazhari Sb., on his Nikah, which concluded on Friday, 23rd August 2013 after Namaz-eJuma, in Ahle Hadidh Masjid, Pali Ganj.
Brother Mohammed Arshad Hussain, Saudibased entrepreneur from Darbhanga, Bihar, came forward to employ all the ITI @
MANUU students who completed their studies in 2013. Two under-priviledged families can lead a respectable life, now, thanks to 2010 batch MANUU Students of RCC background getting decent jobs. "Two MANUU 2010 students of Bihar Anjuman’s RAHBAR Coaching Centres (RCC) background, Sajid s/o a Labour and Danish s/o a Road side cycle repairing mechanic, passed Diploma Engineering (CS) and both of them got a job of Rs. 7,000/- each per month in Patna. You cannot imagine the happiness of their family members which IBF Trust from Orissa brought to them, by sponsoring their expenses throughout their three year ITI studies. They saw Rs.7,000/= first time in their house. One can imagine the happiness of their respective families. I wish your presence would be wonderful sight.” (Enam Khan, Convenor, Patna Chapter) Janab Enam Khan Sb, the convenor of Bihar Anjuman’s Patna chapter shared this good news with the scholarship provider (IBF Trust), as follows: “We members of Bihar Anjuman are grateful to you and IBF for sponsoring all the poor students of Bihar who got admission in MANUU from 2010 to 2012. Two students of 2010 who was sponsored by IBF i.e Sajid s/o a labor and Danish s/o a road side cycle repairing mechanic, passed diploma engineering (CS) and both of them got a job of Rs.7000/ per month in Patna. You cannot imagine the happiness of their family members which you and your IBF brought to them. They saw Rs.7,000/ first time in their house. One can imagine the happiness of entire family. I wish your presence would be wonderful sight. Only Allah will reward you for your contribution. 2011 and 2013 batch is getting scholarship from IBF trust, regularly. I hope they will also complete their studies and start earning for their families. MANUU 2013-16: This year 30 students got admission in Hyderabad. 19 students belong to our Rahbar Coaching Centre (RCC) whereas 11 students do not belong to our coaching centre but very poor background that we included subject to your approval. The list is given below with colored names are non RCC. The details of amount spent for
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contd. from page-10 admission with scholarship per month is given for your kind perusal. Please note that amount spent in traveling and staying and food is not included. Eight girls student got Hostel whose 1st year charges are Rs.4,700/ per annum and from next year it will be Rs. 2,400/ per year. Note: Miss Khadeja Mastoor @ Darbhanga was getting scholarship from you but her 2nd semester classes moved to far village where a girl child cannot go. So she left the college and rejoin @ Hydrabad with Hosted facility. Please see the chart.” Name of RCC Qualifiers RCC Patna RCC Hajipur RCC Muzaffarpur RCC Chhapra RCC Samastipur RCC Aurangabad RCC Darbhanga
Number of ITI 8 1 6 4 7 3 1
Free AutoCAD Training for Needy students by Bihar Anjuman’s Delhi chapter X|Change Smart, in collaboration with Bihar Anjuman Delhi bring forth to you AutoCAD Training Classes. Alhamadulillah, Last batch had received 70% placement in different Indian companies while some have also been placed abroad as well. Placement is still going on; in-sha Allah, all will be placed soon. All Bihar Anjuman members are requested to find the needy students and support them to reside in Delhi, so that they can find decent jobs after completion of this valuable and priceless AutoCAD training. We are teaching students at a quality level which is parallel to market’s needs, in all demand areas such as Civil, Architecture, HVAC, Piping, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Draughtmanship etc. Classes shall start on 25th (Sun) August, 2013; however, nominations for admissions (possibly for future batches) may still be forwarded.
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Very good news from Bihar Anjuman A very good news from RCC Patna : 5th Rank Qualifier in BPSC 2013 is honourary teacher of RCC @ Patna Janab Enam Khan Sb, the convenor of Bihar Anjuman’s Patna chapter reported that “One of the honourary
teachers of RCC @ Patna, Janab Md. Anwar Alam Sb., qualified in BPSC exam. of 2013. His rank is 5th. He has selected the sub-registrar’s post. He was taking tutorial classes of grade-10 students @ RCC Patna for more than one year. His services to under-served students has been rewarded by Allah Swt. The photograph of four teachers of the RCC appears below. Md. Anwar Alam is standing first from left. Members are requested to congratulate h i m o n h i s e mai l email@example.com or his patna mobile no. 8797406505. This is for your information.”
Dramatization of Anger on Border Killings On August 5, 2013, five soldiers of the Indian Army were killed at the Indo-Pak border, 400 meter inside the line of actual control in the Poonchh sector of J&K. It is deeply painful that we have lost five of our brave brothers who always remained on their toes at high risk for our sake without demanding even a fraction of comforts we live in. It is equally painful that the fragile trust between the two warring armies has suffered a severe setback. The government has rightly registered our national anguish and protest. Our security forces will have to be on higher alert to stop such occurrences in future. . The ghastly incident has evoked outpour of anger which is fine. However, one must refrain from escalating it into a war and building hatred against the people of Pakistan who themselves are victims of terrorist violence and of Army’s assertiveness. By raising the bogey of tough military action along with round the clock media indulgence, we would only be propping up only dangerous musclemen, known for death and devastation of our own people. We must realize that wars these days are not winnable or decisive like the one we won in 1971. Mighty Soviet Union could not win a war in Afghanistan, So has been the fate of USA in Afghanistan and Iraq. In fact massive offensives now are not launched on borders but through influencing the polity, markets and economy. Thus border conflicts must be confined to borders through political action and military strategy. None of the masses of India, Pakistan or China want war. Internal violence, be it by the communalists, terrorists or the state, and rising authority of the corporate sector are much more serious concerns and these deserve our full attention.
Why the Political Thinking of Educated/ Elite Classes is so opposed to that of the Masses? A few months ago, I was returning to Bakhabar
Delhi from Ahmedabad, As my train stopped at Jaipur, a huge crowed of youths, who had come for police selections, entered my compartment. Some sat by my side. They started talking among themselves on political issues. Their conversation revealed deep contempt for Gandhi and appreciation for Narendra Modi. I wondered how would they behave with the masses if selected for police service? The experience of IIT Delhi is no different. Seventeen years ago, when the play “Me Nathuram Godse Boltoi”, eulogizing Godse, was doing frequent stage shows in Gujarat and Mumbai, I distributed pamphlets bringing out the truth about Gandhi. In IIT hostel a student said to me: Godse was a patriot. And he was not alone in such thinking. In Patiala house court, a lawyer tore off my pamphlet. At another place, 4-5 lawyers uttered vulgar abuses on Gandhi while their liking for Advani was obvious. Near ten Janpath, a police van was on patrol for Sonia Gandhi. When I gave the pamphlet, the head constable only revealed contempt for Gandhi. In Chandni chowk and other markets, the shopkeepers had much bitter hatred for Gandhi and attachment with RSS. In contrast to this, when I distributed the pamphlets in Yamuna Pushta slums, singing “Bharat ki sarzameen par wo inqlaab aaya, charkhe ke ek Wali se sansaar jagmagaya”, people would gather around me and listen to me. Hindus, Muslims, Dalits and savarnas, all alike, had love for Gandhi. So was the response in other less privileged localities. Since long the political thinking in the country has been deeply divided. Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi used to win elections with two third majority (with the support of the masses), even then the traders, officers and affluent sections used to have hatred and ill notions against them. The leaders whom the masses of the country look with high respect, these people see with contempt. Only in 1977 the political inclinations of the masses and the elite converged. However, in
next two and half years they again became poles apart. What could be the cause? The elite classes carry the complex of superiority and authority. They need similar kind of idols. They can not digest religious, economic or caste equality. They have special hatred for Muslims and that helps them in strengthening their hold on power. Hence their idols are of similar character. It is not difficult to see that the democracy in the country is surviving due to the masses otherwise these classes would bring Nazism or dictatorship. Among the educated class, there exists a small percentage of progressive people - communists, socialists, Gandhians, Bahujansamajis, etc.- who think on the issues of the masses and want to advance their interests. . Since 1991, drastic changes have taken place in the country. Markets and economy have been opened for the multinational companies. Capital and markets control the Economy. Media is in the grip of corporate houses and employs news as a powerful weapon to pressurize the government to perpetuate their interests. On the internet, only the elite have access hence praises are being sung for Modi. A special reason for this attachment is that he taught a tough lesson to Muslims (by giving free hand for riots in which 2000 people were killed and 1 lakh were displaced) and did not allow them to rise. On top of this he is being projected as the man of development while his only attribute is to provide resources of the masses to the corporate sector very cheap. In the next general election, these elite classes, through every manuovering, propaganda and media indulgence, want to impose their choice on the nation and wish to establish their authoritative and fascist hold. The masses must focus on their interests and reject this new chain of slavery. v i p i n t r i p at h i <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corner I met a very inspiring taxi-driver yesterday on the way to King Fahd University. He hails from Pakistan, and has been working in Saudi for the past 30 years. Being not-so educated and well qualified, he helped his children gain education and excel in various fields. His eldest son is Mechanical Engineer working in Atomic Energy, his 2nd son is IT Engineer working in Defense, his 3rd son is Computers Engineer who just completed, his 4th son is studying Engineering and his daughter is to get admission in Medicine and will be future Doctor. MashaAllah. He told that he hails from very poor family and his father’s continuous illness made him work hard to earn bread and butter for his family. He asserted his parents to never lay hands open before anyone, for he would take care of them. Now, he attributes all his success to the Duas and supplications his parents made for him; and still he takes care of his mother. However, the inevitable question is, why he is working still; he loves to work in Saudi, as access to Harmain is easy and instant. Parents’ supplications for you work miracle in your life and treating your parents with care and patience pleases Allah. [SubhanAllah.]
__ Prophet's sayings on current issues: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Before the Hour (Judgment Day) will come an upheaval.” The companion said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is the upheaval?” He said, “Killing.” Some of the Muslims said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed we fight in one year such-and-such many idolaters.” He said, “It is not that you will fight the idolaters, but rather you will fight each other until a man kills his neighbor and the son of his mother and his close relatives.” Some of the people said, “O Messenger of Allah, will we be reasonable on that day?” He said, “No, for reason will be removed from most of the people in that era, and the remaining people will not have their ability to reason.” [Sunan Ibn Majah, Book of Trials, Number 3959, Sahih]
Brother Shoaib and I were complaining of the Jubail's weather last night; the humidity was too high, no space for comfortable breathing at all. Specs would catch fog no sooner you step out of your
car. When we saw over 10 people sleeping under a shed outside Jubail Dawah Center. There were no ACs, no space for cool breeze and yet they had no other way but to sleep there. We realized our whining attitude and immediately thanked Allah for His favors He bestowed upon us. And sought His forgiveness for being ungrateful to Him. -I love Jesus (peace be upon him), but I don't worship him. I worship Whom he worshiped and prayed to the whole life. -Two weeks ago, I was in Mumbai seated with Faruq Abdulkarim Nadiadwala at his residence in Juhu; he was once known popularly in Bollywood as FA Nadiadwala, we were discussing the current issues and some of talks of here and there. Suddenly, his phone buzzed, and a message from the mother of Bollywood producer Sajid Nadiadwala popped up, asking ruling about praying while sitting. As it’s commonly known fact, he replied, 'yes it is permissible to pray while sitting.' But she messaged back asking to quote authentic hadith and proofs allowing the permissibly. Faruq bhai instantly got onto his computer and started checking Fatwas of eminent scholars on the specific ruling and I too was busy with Islam-qa.com to filter the fatwa out on this issue. And finally we got a Fatwa, so he typed her back complete hadith. I was surprised and amazed at the enthusiasm she shows toward learning the Deen correctly and authentically. No matter, the background you come from, Allah is always there to forgive you and accept you. It was wonderful indeed to see Faruq bhai too, who was keen in learning and passing down knowledge to his relatives. Though, this may look a regular case with all of us, but it appeared a big deal to me, as authentic Deen has entered into their homes too. I see all the secularists, liberals, feminists, and human-right activists are in complete silence over the huge massacre going on in Egypt. I call them as double-faced spineless hypocrites.
Recently some of my friends went to see an Urdu speaking Shaykh in Hail. We have followed his videos and lectures for the past 12 years. He is quiet famous in sub-continent. He is also famous to be backed by petro-Dollars and Riyals. I was surprised to know, he lives in a very simple house in a suburb of Hail, which does not even have ACs (which is basic necessity for
people to survive in Saudi). His personal savings are also too low; his house does not even have basic amenities a person should possess. But he happily lives there fulfilling the responsibility of being an Alim. So we cannot judge people and pass judgments based suspicion and speculations.
Call for Democracy and prize it as best system; but then again bulldoze it when even Democracy does not go by your plans.
Subramaniam Swamy's facebook update about the arresting of a Hindu priest in connection with the Bodhgaya blasts is 'MEDIA LIES'. WOW!!! We were expecting the same when 26/11, Dilsukhnagar, Macca Masjid, Lumbini and other blasts took place. And when scores of Muslim youth were picked up simply based on suspicion. Back then, this crook and his allies were busy spreading lies without any proof and now when his gaff is blown, he calls it 'LIES'. He is a face of typical communal terrorism.
A Mulla is expected to wear worn-out clothes, if he wears suit or blazer that will earn him ridiculing nick name ‘Disco Moulvi’. He cannot seek modern education or get acquainted with current affairs; he is expected to use old mobile phone and should always use bicycle for commutation. If he does opposite, that will earn him title ‘Modern Moulvi’. He is obliged to speak only local language, learning and accentuating better English for standard communication gets him nick-name ‘oversmarty’. And yet, people expect them to refute all the allegations Media fire at Islam. People expect them to be forerunners of Islam and solve all the problems society goes through. If we hold Mullas for their inefficiency, I hold society and their narrow-brains for the same.
__ If a Moulana says, girls should be picky enough to post their pictures on Facebook, because she is like a preserved gem. His words look outdated, obnoxious and enslaving. But when American experts say, one should restrain from posting their personal pictures due to IDENTITY THEFT. Then that looks WOW!
World-map of Muhammed Al-Idrisi was used by #Columbus to discover #America. And it was the same map that inspired Vascoda Gama too. Then why do people always cry, Muslims never contributed for the development of society? (Source: Wikipedia for search term: Muhammad al-Idrisi)
__ It's entertaining to see Narender Modi referred as 'Feku' by almost all of those who show is his reality to the world. Well, he is Feku and Fakeu, as he gases about development for vote bank and fakes encounters and killings.
__ We witnessed a shocking accident yesterday on Qaseem motorway. An SUV was upside-down and 2 men were lying in the pool of blood, with their heads open; while a woman was wailing with her injured leg. 3 kids were unconscious and were laid down. It seemed that they took the extreme left lane for speedy over-taking and within fraction of seconds, speed gave them disaster. Speed looks amazing and gives temporary satisfaction, but it takes lives. My dear brothers and sisters, be careful on motorways and don't exceed speed more than 120 kmph
Shahs and Nizaams who ruled India for centuries, were drowned in luxuries, building palaces & huge mansions, getting costliest jewelries for themselves, enjoying luxurious nights. Today, when you visit their graves in Hyderabad and other places, stray dogs roam around there and the places look deserted. To the contrary, companions of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) did not live for luxury, they did not build castles and palaces, instead captured castles and palaces for good. They did not enjoy luxurious nights, instead they moved forward to spread the kingdom of God. Today, their graves are well-preserved and respected. Today, historians salute their zeal to liberate the human society.
This morning in Fajr, a kid around 12 years old wearing Saudi head gear was seated looking into his smartphone, in Masjid. I got curious to know and cynical about his parents, what would he be doing with his smartphone in Masjid. I looked keenly, but found him reading Android Quran. Many times we falsely assume people by their actions and doubt their intentions, but not necessarily it has to be correct.
Samarkand was on the famous Silk Road. The Silk Road connected Rome with Nara, the ancient capital of Japan. The Silk Road was not a single path. It was a branching route with several destinations. One of the routes passed through Ta s h k e n t , S a m a r k a n d , Bukhara etc. and connected China with several countries, including India. The route was used for trade of many items, most important being silk. It may be surprising for many to know that silk was used as currency in the ancient time. That was the reason that Marco Polo first called those M.A. Haque routes as Silk Roads. The Silk Roads helped in trade and Samarkand is one of the most ancient also carried culture, religion cities of the world, founded in 700 BC. and knowledge to different destinations. Earlier Samarkand was known as Samarkand has so many places to see, but Marakanda and Afrsiab. In early 4th few are more important historically and century BC the city was conquered by otherwise. One is the Registan Square. As Alexander the Great. Later Samarkand the name suggests the area was a sandy was an important trading city on the Silk stretch. Much before the Mongol invasion Road between Mediterranean and China. the place was centre of art, craft and trade. During the 6th to 13th century Samarkand Caravans on Silk Road used to stop there was the capital of Sogd which was a part of and do trading. The area had several the Turkic Kaganate. In early 8th century educational institutions, called Samarkand was conquered by the Arab Madarsaas. Madarsaas were present at Caliphate. Then the city became a very other sites too. All of them were institutes important centre of Islamic and Muslim with high class facilities for boarding and culture. In 1220 Mongols attacked and lodging. The Madarsaas were the places destroyed and plundered the city. From where education related to Islam, science, 1370 to 1499 Samarkand was the capital of statesmanship were imparted. Among the empire ruled by Timur, commonly them Ulugbek Madarsaa, Tillya-Kari called as Timur Lang and his dynasty. Madarsaa, Dher-Dor Madarsaa, are well During that period Samarkand became a known. Tillya-Kari Madarsaa is known for prosperous city once more. Within few the golden paints and golden art works in decades Samarkand was converted into a beautiful city with exceptional buildings, characterised by turquoise domes and minarets. When Ulugbek was the ruler, the city got converted into largest centre of business, culture and science. In the year 1868 Uzbekistan went under the Russian empire and it was called Uzbek SSR. Later Tashkent was made the capital. In 1991 the buildings. Ulugbek, the grandson of Uzbekistan became Timur became ruler of a region at the age independent. Tashkent was of 15. But he was more interested in retained as capital. But science. His Madarsaa is known by his Samarkand remained an name. He kept in touch with scholars and important city. In 2001 scientists from far off places. He had made UNESCO included an advanced observatory at the time. But Samarkand in the World he was assassinated in 1449 on account of Heritage list and in 2007 the his interest in science and education. 2 75 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f Gur-Emir mausoleum i.e. Timur â€™s Samarkand was celebrated on grand scale mausoleum is another beautiful place in with the support of UNESCO. That way Samarkand. The complex has graves of Samarkand is contemporary to Rome. Timur, his teacher and his family
S a m a r k a n d : A n A n c i e n t C i t y o f G r e a t I m p o r t a n c e . Uzbekistan is a prosperous and well developed nation. Crime rate is zero. Even during late nights women and girls walk down the streets all alone, no apprehension of theft, snatching, misbehaviour etc. Law and order is very efficient and strict. We did not find even one traffic violation in any of the cities, even during nights. Pedestrians are always given right of the way. Cities are highly developed with modern buildings, organized residential areas, wide and clean roads, proper illumination and wellorganized public transport system. Another distinct feature of the cities is the greenery. All the streets are lined with large numbers of trees. Cities are dotted with boulevards and beautiful parks. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan. Other important cities are Bukhara, Samarkand etc. Cities are well connected by air, roads and railways. Trains are fast and comfortable. They run in time and stations look like airports. Educational infrastructure is highly advanced with several universities. Sports facilities are
very good in the country. Women are active in walks of life. They also own and run businesses.
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S a m a r k a n d A n A n c i e n t C i t y o f G r e a t I m p o r t a n c e . members. The dome of mausoleum and the minarets are distinct structures with outstanding architecture and art work. Shahi Zindah Complex is another place worth mention. The complex has several mausoleums. Construction was started in 11th century and continued for nine centuries. Grave of Kusam Ibn Abbas was the centre point around which the entire complex developed. In that complex there was a Madarsaa for advanced education. Now the Madarsaas of Samarkand are not used as before. They have been converted into markets, craft centres, museums etc. Mosques attached to the Madarsaas are functional. Now Uzbekistan has a modern Islamic University based in Tashkent with branches in different places. Samarkand has churches, synagogues as well, for the Christians and Jews of the country. They are well kept and functional. " Mohammad Ismail Abu Abdallah al-Djufi, commonly called Imam Al-Bukhari was born in 810 AD in Bukhara. He died in a village called Hartanga near Samarkand in 870 AD. As we all know he was an outstanding Islamic scholar. His compilation of Ahadeeth is considered authentic. His mausoleum is located at about 30 km from Samarkand. The complex is a beautiful construction using modern technology but without leaving the traditional architecture. The complex has a mosque, area of which is 786 squared m. About 1500 persons can pray there. The mausoleum is in the centre of the complex and it is 9x9 m in area and 17m in height with beautiful turquoise dome."
INDIAN RUPEES, JOURNEY SINCE INDEPENDENCE The Indian currency has witnessed a slippery journey since Independence. Many geopolitical and economic developments have affected its movement in the last 66 years. When India got freedom on August 15, 1947, the value of the rupee was on a par with the American dollar. There were no foreign borrowings on India's balance sheet. To finance welfare and development activities, especially with the introduction of the Five-Year Plan in 1951, the government started external borrowings. This required the devaluation of the rupee. After independence, India had chosen to adopt a fixed rate currency regime. The rupee was pegged at 4.79 against a dollar between 1948 and 1966. Two consecutive wars, one with China in 1962 and another one with Pakistan in 1965; resulted in a huge deficit on India's budget, forcing the government to devalue the currency to 7.57 against the dollar. The rupee's link with the British currency was broken in 1971 and it was linked directly to the US dollar. In 1975, value of the Indian rupee was pegged at 8.39 against a dollar. Bakhabar
In 1985, it was further devalued to 12 against a dollar. In 1991, India faced a serious balance of payment crisis and was forced to sharply devalue its currency. The country was in the grip of high inflation, low growth and the foreign reserves were not even worth to meet three weeks of imports. Under these situations, the currency was devalued to 17.90 against a dollar. 1993 was very important. This year currency was let free to flow with the market sentiments. The exchange rate was freed to be determined by the market, with provisions of intervention by the central bank under the situation of extreme volatility. This year, the currency was devalued to 31.37 against a dollar. The rupee traded in the range of 40-50 between 2000 and 2010. It was mostly at around 45 against a dollar. It touched a high of 39 in 2007. The Indian currency has gradually depreciated since the global 2008 economic crisis. Liberalising the currency regime led to a sharp jump in foreign investment inflows and boosted the economic growth From Economic times.
T i m e M a n a g e m e n t w i t h s i m p l e s t e p s Time management is a very important topic. There are a lot“ I mean a lot “ of books devoted to time management. Of course time management is important: after all, time is one of the resources which are not renewable and which availability cannot be increased. All of us have the same amount of time which is only 24 hours a day. Nobody can get more than that, no matter how rich he or she is.
with a new project idea or activity. Before you say ˜Yes™ take a look at your schedule. Do you have the proper amount of available time to give to this new task? Don™t be afraid to say â€˜Noâ€™ if your schedule does not allow the extra time.
While there are many time management techniques out there, I think the whole idea of time management can be compressed into only a few steps: • ScheduleYour Days • Learn to Saying No • Plan for Emergencies • Have a vision • Based on the vision, set priorities • Based on the priorities, throw away all activities which do not fit
Plan for Emergencies Along the way distractions come up that take us away from our normal, daily schedule. Whether it is a doctorâ€™s visits, event at our children™s school or even an impromptu phone call from a good friend. Although we cannot plan for some of these events, we can schedule in advance and leave a bit of wiggle room within calendar to make up for the time spent. Have a vision First of all, you must have vision. What is the purpose of your life ? What is the main goal of your life as a whole ? You should be able to answer these questions if you want to have effective time management. Why ? Because the effectiveness of your time is calculated based on your vision. We can take analogy from sport. In basketball, the effectiveness of the time is measured by how many points a team scores and how many points it can prevent the opponent to score. This is because the vision or the goal in basketball is winning the game by scoring more points than your opponent. The vision is clear so we know how to measure time effectiveness is basketball. The same thing applies to life. How can you measure your effectiveness if you do not know the purpose of your life in the first place ?
Get the idea ? Here are the details:
Based on the vision, set priorities
ScheduleYour Days Make a list and prioritize your activities normally accomplished in your daily routine. Then add in your future goals you wish to accomplish. Working off this list, you can allocate and schedule the days and/or times these items need to be completed.
Priorities flow naturally from your vision. Again in basketball, since the goal is to win the game by scoring more than the opponent, then the priorites are: a. Score as much as possible, and b. Prevent the opponent from scoring. If you know your vision, you can easily set your priorities. Itâ€™s because you already have a clear standard of measurement. You will prioritize activities which lead to your vision. The better an activity takes you to your vision, the higher the priority you give to it.
So the problem is how to maximize this limited resource. Those who can maximize their time resource will also be successful in their life.
Learn to Saying No The first tip given leads us directly into number 2. New things come up all the time. We get requests from colleagues
Based on the priorities, throw away all activities which do not fit Here is the last step. Simply throw away all activities which do not fit your priorities, and you are left with only those activities which lead you to your vision. Very simple, isn™t it ? This step prevents you from being distracted by activities which may sound interesting, but actually doesnâ€™t help you achieve your life purpose. By using these three steps, you can be sure that you spend your time on useful things. Or in other words, you will have an effective time management. Of course, there are more details on how to implement these steps, but the idea is clear: just do the things that lead to your vision.
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The Choice is Yours â€Ś By Khalid Baig (Taken from Albalagh.net) A recent article in the Detroit News contrasted the lives of two ordinary persons from Palestinian refuge camps in Jordan. Two persons joined by faith and circumstances, yet separated by choices of their lifestyles. One awakens at 4 a.m. every day and walks a mile to the mosque for the Fajr prayers. At that time, the other is often just getting to sleep, capping off
another night of drinking and socializing at a bar that caters to tourists and wealthy Palestinians. One keeps abreast of the latest political developments in the Middle East to "ensure our future liberation from Israel." The other, "like many in his Heineken-drinking clique, is oblivious to the latest showdown between the United States and Iraq and the subsequent peace brokered by the United Nations. But â€Ś knows all the words to the latest music videos." One wears a beard. The other religiously shaves it before happy hour, "because the real hot girls like soft skin." One is concerned about moral decadence and the mortal danger it presents to "their country and their afterlife." The other asks, "Why shouldn't we enjoy ourselves? Come on, you only live once, right?" The article titled "Partying versus Praying", is pleasantly free of the propaganda overtones characteristic of the mainstream media reports about the Muslim world. In a typical piece, the first person would have been depicted as a "fundamentalist", a fanatic, a "bad guy" who is danger to himself and to the world. The second person, would, of course, be the "good guy"--- the friendly, "civilized" person who needs encouragement and support. In contrast, here is an objective observation about the clash of two currents. Its objectivity compels those it reports about, to reflect on their situation. In a way, the story captures the current state of the entire Ummah. For today, the
Ummah is a big refuge camp: Robbed, wounded, tortured, expelled, dispossessed, and disenfranchised. And just like the refuge camp it has two powerful but exactly opposite currents: One represents awakening, turning to Allah, overcoming the base desires, and preparing for liberation from slavery, both physical and intellectual. The other represents falling asleep, turning away from Allah, and "enjoying" the slavery. This is a clash between p i et y an d p r o f a n i t y, between light and d a r k n e s s , between the path to Paradise and the way to Hell. It is born of the freedom of choice that has been given to every human being. Allah has created two possible destinations for all human beings, and there are two opposite paths leading to them. "We have shown him the two paths." [AlBalad 90:10] "We showed him the Way: Whether he be grateful or ungrateful." [Al-Insan 76:3] The first path leads to success, the other to failure. "By the Soul and the proportion and order given to it, and its inspiration as to its wrong and its right. Truly he succeeds that purifies it and he fails that corrupts it."[Ash-Shams 91:7-10] Qur'an is very emphatic that those who choose the disparate paths cannot be alike, either here or in the hereafter: "Shall We treat those who believe and do good works as those who spread corruption in the earth; shall We treat the pious as the wicked?" [Sad 38:28] "Is he who is a believer like unto him who is an evil-liver? They are not alike." [As-Sajda 32:18] "Is then one who does know that that which has been revealed unto you (O Muhammad), from your Lord is the Truth, like one who is blind?" [Ar-Rad 13:19] "The Day when Man shall remember all that he strove for, and Hell-Fire shall be placed in full view for him who sees. Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds, and had preferred the life of this world, the abode will be Hell-Fire; and for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord and had restrained their soul
from lower desires, their abode will be the Garden." [An-Naziat 79:35-41] It is, then, for each one of us to make up our mind regarding our destination and to check whether we are moving in its direction. Of course, the choice would not be difficult if we were only looking at the destination. No one in his right mind would choose Hell over Heaven or eternal failure over success. But the eternal success requires us to go uphill. It takes effort and patience. The journey to hell, on the other hand, is downhill. One can just slide to it. And so, weak and prone to temptations that we are, we slip. That slip alone would not be that much of a problem, because one can also recover from it through repentance. The real problem occurs when we lose all sense of direction and purpose and start thinking that our fall is our rise. To complicate matters further, today big outside forces are also busy at work to smooth our slide and cheer us at our fall. It is a juggernaut of unbelievable proportions and unprecedented wickedness. The television and music videos, present everywhere and all the time, are part of it. The UN Social Action Program and its plans for "development" and "empowerment" are part of it. The various NGOs working for "Human rights", "Women's rights", or whatever rights, are part of it. All those propaganda pieces that praise "moderates" and demonize "fundamentalists" are part of it. Of course none of that can do any harm to us if we are willing to cut through the haze and see things for what they are. It is Allah's promise that both paths will remain open to us. It is our choice. The young Palestinian man who walks a mile to the mosque three to five times a day has made his choice. So have thousands upon thousands of others like him in the Ummah who have decided to shun evil and follow the path of piety and righteousness. So can the millions of others who are just wandering around. Let us remember: we cannot get to the high ground by taking the low road. We cannot win our Creator's pleasure by disobeying Him. We cannot enter Paradise by being ambivalent about it. The clash between the two lifestyles here is actually the clash between two afterlives. And the choice is ours.
Making a Mockery of the book of Allah Sighting the new moon of Ramadan plunged my soul into a fit of ecstasy and heightened elation. The month of forbearance, restraint and divine succour had finally marked its presence to purge us out of the deep echelons of hatred, animosity, egocentricity and vicious demeanour. The similitude can be coined as such of a droughted piece of land lavishing obsessively for multitude of clouds which would scintillate the barren land with a few drops of rain, therby quenching its thirst and enabling it to produce grains and cereals. Our life resembles the similitude of a barren land. In pursue to fulfil our materialistic and avaricious whims we trample all virtues of God consciousness and at times even engross in libertine profligacy’s. The Month Of Ramadan is akin the glad tidings of rain which sprouts forth grains from the barren land. The Month of Ramadan bears the glad tidings of God’s infinite mercy and gratuitousness. It offers a chance to all of us to peek into our inner selves, and to fortify and disinfect our soul against the satanic elements of Jealousy, apathy, covetousness, odium and revulsion. With sincere conviction and a deep sense of reverence i prepared myself for a shot at the paradisiacal entity Ar Rayyan. As the Imam raised the cries of Allahu Akbar signalling the beginning of the taraweeh prayers, i made a resolute determination to listen attentively to the Taraweeh proceedings, with rapt attention. As Allah says:“When the Quran is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace; that you may receive mercy” Quran 7:204 Come the 4th Rakaah, my resolve was shattered, largely due to my own inability to grasp the essence of the Quran. Come the 8th Rakaah, i was twitching and tingling my limbs. I left the Masjid disgusted and aghast at the weakness of my faith and resolve. The burden of my dejected conscience was lessened by the melancholic and resonating recitation of Taraweeh from the grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram in Makkah. Such melancholic voices which would turn stones into wax, accenture which spellbound the listeners- Quranic recitation par excellence. I kept listening to their recitation and kept wondering “Why am i not able to muster the same amount of attentiveness in the Taraweeh salah in my masjid?”. After pondering meticulously over the whole matter, i finally struck the right chord. The Taraweeh prayers are one of the most highly revered and recommended prayers in the holy month of Ramadan. During the caliphate of Hadrat Umar, by the popular consensus of the Ummah, the taraweeh prayers were stipulated as 20 rakaah, with 5 periods of quarterly momentarily rest periods. Subsequently, this practice was continued fervourously throughout the Islamic empire. Mosques were adorned with the reverberating and soul rendering recitation of the holy Quran, covering the length and breadth of the holy month. However, the taraweeh congregations of our era are contrastingly different then the ways of the Salaf As Saliheen. We boast of revering the Quran, so much so that we have invented obscure ways to venerate the Quran such as, placing it on a high shelf, or evade from reading the Quran behind a person’s backside. The fateful paradox is that we have forfeited the fundamental essence of the Quran, neither do we bother to read it, nor to understand and imply it’s core values in our daily ordinances and nor do we accept the Quran as a judge in our daily squabbles and disputes. Muslims woefully lack a staunch faith in the Divine origin of the Qur’an. Allah says …truly, those who have inherited the Book after them are in suspicious (disquieting) doubt concerning it. (Al-Shura 42:14) This lack of faith is the reason why we neither find any reverence for the Qur’an in our hearts, nor feel inclined to study it, nor evince any interest in pondering over its meaning, nor ever think of seeking its guidance in conducting our lives. To suit our whimsical desires and sordid passions, we have adopted a similarly lack lustrous approach regarding the recitation of the holy
Quran during the Taraweeh prayers. Majority of the people set predetermined limits stipulating the number of days in which the Quran has to be completed. These obscure and oblivious limits can range from being as low as 3 days to a maximum period of 27 days. Quran is recited with such swift and hasty Accenture which makes it almost impossible for the congregation to grasp the subject matter of the Quran. As a result of such lengthy and cold hearted recitation, one can witness people twiddling and maintaining a fidgety posture during the taraweeh salah, many of them sit through the first raakaah, only to stand up during ruku!. The results are detrimental to ourselves only, we are left berift and bereaved of the blessings of the Quran and neither will it intercede for us on the day of resurrection. We make apocryphal and mundane claims regarding our affinity and attachment with the Quran, whereas on face value we openly mock and flout divine dictum by hastening the completion of Taraweeh obligations. In course of swiftly and speedily reciting the Quran, we also strangulate the Khushoo and Khuzoo of Salah, thereby capitulating the very quintessence of Salah. We conceive taraweeh as a burden, which must be discharged disregarding the etiquettes of the Quran. On the contrary, Allah, glorified be he forbids us to hasten the recitation of the Quran …do not be in haste for the Qur’an…. (Taha 20:114) And do not move your tongue quickly (in trying to memorize the Revelation) to make haste therewith. (Al-Qiyamah 75:16). The Messenger Of Allah SAW said Adorn the Qur’an with your voices. (Narrated by Abu Daud & Nasai) One who does not recite the Qur’an in a melodious voice is not from us! (Narrated by Abu Daud) The need is to refrain from using the Quran to suit your own capricious needs, to read it and recite it in a melodious voice, to comprehend over it’s connotation and to imply it’s injunctions in our daily ordinances, and last but not the least to promulgate and apprise others of the teachings of the Quran. If we follow this course of action, Insha Allah we shall be able to competently discharge the Haqq of Quran and earn the divine grace and pleasure of Allah
We have made the Qur’an easy as a means of reminding (men of the truths forgotten by them). Is there any who will benefit from this reminding? (Al-Qamar 54:17, 22, 32, 40)
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Some facts about Chief Minister of Tripura. 1. He is the poorest but‚ PUREST Chief Minister of India.2. He has been elected asÃ‚ the Chief Minister‚ consecutively for fourth term.He‚ has filled an affidavit that says:3. He doesn’t own a home. 4. His bank balance is Rs. 6500/- 5. He donates all his salary to CPI (M), and party gives him sustenance allowance of Rs 5000/- month.6. His wife never uses official vehicle and can very easily be seen on Rickshaw in Agartala.7. Even his worst opponents admit that Manik Sarkar is an impeccably honest man, certainly a rare variety among politicians today. Now, compare these with other chief ministers or politicians, who have assets worth crores of rupees! Apart from honesty, Mr Manik Sarkar has been impetuous for the development of the state which includes better connectivity and development of IT sector in state. He was also responsible for bringing the concept of public-private partnership and invigorated private intervention, particularly in the IT sector. He demands nothing but commands respect and‚ recognition.