Khulq: The need for ethics in life

Just as the human body needs food, clothing and a shelter, so does his soul need ethics and education. A person who is ignorant of the facts of creation, who is not nurtured with moral conducts, and is not void of obnoxious traits is only superficially a human being; he is in fact far away … Continue reading Khulq: The need for ethics in life

Arbaeen: The journey of love, walk to heaven

The Day of Arbaeen marks forty days after the Day of Ashura, the day Imam Hussain , the son of Imam Ali, was killed in the Battle of Karbala. Imam Hussain was a 7th century revolutionary leader who sacrificed his life for social justice. The Arabic word ‘Arbaeen’ (pronounced Arr-ba-een) translates to forty (i.e. fortieth day). The traditional period of … Continue reading Arbaeen: The journey of love, walk to heaven

Rise of Hussain: The holy head on the Spear

The entire army of loyal devotees of Imam Hussain have laid their lives to glorify the essence and purity of the family of the holy Prophet (PBUH) and negated the ideology and tyranny of Yazid. The battlefield is silent now and the bodies of companions of Imam Hussain can be seen scattered everywhere. Baby Ali … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: The holy head on the Spear

Rise of Hussain: The story of great Betrayal

After leaving Makkah, Imam Hussain’s caravan was heading towards Kufa. Kufa was the main military headquarter of Yazid’s caliphate. Imam Hussain’s emissary Muslim was already in the city seeking public allegiance for Hussain. Yazid removed the Governor of Kufa and appointed Abdullah Ibne Zayad as the new governor. Ibne Zayad upon reaching Kufa started mass … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: The story of great Betrayal

Rise of Hussain: The journey to the glory begins

After seeing death threats and pressure from the governor of his own city Madina, Hussain decided to leave his beloved city with his family members. The caravan consisted of his two sisters i.e. Zainab and Umme Kulsum, wives, brothers, and his children including a six-month-old infant child known as Ali Asghar nephews, housemaids and a … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: The journey to the glory begins

Rise of Hussain : Causes behind the great battle (Part 2)

After the demise of Imam Ali, the son of Ali and grandson of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) Imam Hassan attained to the caliphate. At this time the Muslim society had assumed a peculiar form. Their strength had been divided almost evenly, and if Imam Hassan had continued fighting against Mu'awiya (the other contender for the … Continue reading Rise of Hussain : Causes behind the great battle (Part 2)

Hussain who said ‘No’: The Universalist

Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) said, “Death with dignity is better than a life of humiliation.”  Just over 50 years of the death of Muhammad (the last Prophet of Islam), the Muslim rulership was sliding into corruption under the tyrant Yazid, from the Ummayad family. Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him), the son of Ali and … Continue reading Hussain who said ‘No’: The Universalist

Children of Lesser God: Third gender in Pakistan

The word Hijra has, ironically, become a curse in Pakistan which clearly shows the cruelty and obliviousness of a society. Moreover, transgenders are often cast away by their families in Pakistan and many were forced to become either beggars or sex workers owing to lack of acceptance and social status. Part of the transgender or Hijra community, … Continue reading Children of Lesser God: Third gender in Pakistan

Qasim Suleimani: The Daesh Slayer

The commander of faithful Imam Ali said Value of a man depends upon his courage, his veracity depends upon his self-respect, and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor. General Qasim Suleimani possessed all these traits and perhaps this was the reason behind a severe propaganda campaign orchestrated by the West which he faced … Continue reading Qasim Suleimani: The Daesh Slayer

Missing Robin Williams days

this was amazing,

The blessed one

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I don’t know about other people, but the first picture of Robin Williams in my mind fades in from Jumanji, yes, the original one. For me as a boy, Jumanji was just a way to enjoy an exciting journey, maybe for some people it wasn’t the finest work of Robin Williams, but for me, it was always the “Alan Parrish” that concluded the movie with a powerful lesson about father and son’s relationship. When I grew up and became a film-goer, I wanted to seek more about the work of Williams and became a big fan of him after watching “Good morning Vietnam” and “Aladdin” but the best was yet to come.

I later realized how a person can perform so naturally in complicated scenarios of “Good Will Hunting”, “Patch Adams” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” If you have not watched them yet, just immediately add them to your watch list.

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Fuhash (Obscenity): Where the ritual prohibiting ‘the head held high’ prevails

Pakistan’s legendary poet and thinker Faiz Ahmed Faiz said: Sacrificed be I at the altar of your lanes, my beloved nation, Where the ritual prohibiting ‘the head held high’ prevails Where the votary embarking on pilgrimages Cowers furtively: mutilation of his health and life fears!! Fuhash (obscenity) is perhaps the single most defining, politically used, manipulated, … Continue reading Fuhash (Obscenity): Where the ritual prohibiting ‘the head held high’ prevails

Sons of soil: 8 minutes of valor

Four terrorists armed with grenades and automatic rifles were killed by the brave police personnel within 8 minutes of valor in the compound of Karachi Stock Exchange building on June 29, 2020. Two brave cops; Constable Khalil & Constable Muhammad Rafiq of Rapid Response Force Sindh Police neutralized the terrorists. It was a peaceful day … Continue reading Sons of soil: 8 minutes of valor

Detracted trucking sector: who will take the wheel?

The transport sector plays an essential role in enhancing the international competitiveness of an economy and it is crucial for the efficient functioning of the supply chain. In developing regions effectual transport networks lessen production and transaction costs which also serve as a stimulus for the economy. The transport sector got the limelight owing to … Continue reading Detracted trucking sector: who will take the wheel?

Spiritual ethics: Solace in silence

The Imam of wisdom and commander of faithful Hazrat Ali said that increase your silence and your thoughts will flourish, your heart will enlighten, and people will be safe from your hands. He again reiterated in another quote that excess of silence produces awe.  In a detailed sermon, Hazrat Ali said, “Your redressing what you have missed through your … Continue reading Spiritual ethics: Solace in silence

Pakistan’s supply chain dilemma: Logistically wrong policies

Transport and logistics being important component of supply chain management play a vital role in the modern economy but in Pakistan, this sector has been facing severe challenges owing to the lack of innovative policies and vision of the government.  Pakistan has kicked off the China Pakistan Economic Corridor but, unfortunately, it considered that a mere … Continue reading Pakistan’s supply chain dilemma: Logistically wrong policies

Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats

Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness,Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,Sylvan historian, who canst thus expressA flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shapeOf deities or mortals, or of both,In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?What mad pursuit? What struggle to … Continue reading Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats

Sandwiched between radicals, rationalists

We the Pakistanis are dealing with a much bigger problem, it isn’t corona, it’s the communal reckless resolve, which is compelling us to drag the people towards a mass suicide. It just takes a man’s obstinacy which mars the difference between faith and cult. People of Pakistan have witnessed it quite a bit, but during … Continue reading Sandwiched between radicals, rationalists