Sunday, 28 April 2013

Watan ki Mitti - The Sands of Pakistan

Watan ki mitti Gawah Rehna,
Watan ki mitti Gawah Rehna,
Watan ki Mitti Rangeen Hai Tu,
Lahu aur hum bahaa rahay hain,
Gawah Rehna, Gawah Rehna.

Insaniyat ka wujood jaisay,
Khushi Khushi hum mita rahay hain,
Aag o Khoon ki roshi ne,
Is Sheher ko ab jagmaga rahay hain,
Watan ki mitti Gawah Rehna.

Hain nafratain har wujood main,
Hain Sazishain ab urooj pay,
In Nafratoan ki aag se,
Zarra Zarra ab jala rahay hain,
Watan ki Mitti Gawah Rehna.

Hai Muhammadi Wujood Main,
Per Ibleesiat Sujood main,
Apne hi Uloom se, Apne hi futoor se,
Nar-e-Takbeer se, Kufr hum pehla rahay hain,
Gawah Rehna, Gawah Rehna.

Yun bech ker apni Khudi,Khud hi ko ab luta bethay,
Saya-e-Khuda se ab, Khud-hi ko hum chura bethay,
Taqat Nahi mujoan main ab, Toofan kya jawab de,
Jannat ki Aarzoo main hum, Jannat luta rahay hain,
Watan ki Mitti Gawaah rehna.

- Saad

Friday, 5 April 2013

Facebookally Insecure Muslims

Every culture has its center point of discussion, or the most focused topic of discussion, no matter what the argument or discussion is about, the encounter will end on the specific topic of interest, as in Pakistan, the center point is religion, no matter if the discussion is about politics, nationalism, sports, entertainment, country, war, fashion, money, etc. most of the discussions will end on Religion, as the domain of Religion is the most dominant domain in Pakistan.

The similar thing is reflected on our social media websites, Facebook being one of the largest social network is flooded with religious posts and topics, which will either end in comments like "SubhanAllah", "MashaAllah" or calling each other Kaafir, what happens to be the worst part is that we believe in each and every picture or post shared in the name of religion, most of which are fake and we think it as a religious duty to share with other people in our network, without even verifying it.

The top of the list are "Miracles", "Allah" written on moon, "Muhammad" written on forehead, "Allah" written on bread, and we all go insane and surprised "SubhaaanAllah, beautiful", not knowing that most of the images are edited using Photoshop, but we don't even care about that, renowned Journalist Ansaar Abbasi wrote a few days back, that these miracles send an impression to non-Muslims that Muslims are so stupid to believe in those things which they themselves have uploaded on the interned by editing, if that is how a religion is spread then would you convert if a cross is printed on a cow, or a tree ? NO! you wont, you will say its just a coincidence or fake, but you wont call it fake for your own religion. If you believe that Islam is truth then there is no point of spreading in under the umbrella of lies. Around 2 years back a man appeared on Samaa TV in a morning show and claimed to have met with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his dream and when he woke up the next morning, Kalima was written on his forehead and on his back, similarly he brought Roti (Bread) on which Allah was written, and a copy of Quran which he found flying in his room, and the Host, none other than the moral police "Maya Khan" was all in tears, and the man's wife was testifying for his husband too, a few weeks later that man was arrested on the charges of fraud where he admitted that he went to someone to get these things carved on his body. Similarly last year when the controversial movie "Innocence of Muslims" caused an uproar in the Muslim world, some people shared a picture of a destroyed building, below which it was written that the movie was being shown in this cinema so Allah destroyed this building and all Facebook comments were like "Good", "Aisi hona chahye", "They got what they deserved" , "Allah hu Akber" etc etc, but in real that picture was of Chile earthquake 2010 . Few years back my friend sent me a text and told me to look at the moon as the word "Muhammad" is written on it, and seriously I couldn't find it written from any angle, I tried hard if actually it is there, but no success, instead all I could make of the spots on the moon was a trapezoid figure.

The more you go in depths of it are "Please Share if You are a Muslim" posts, now why would someone wants to prove himself/herself a true Muslim by sharing something on the internet, we all must have seen the posts like "Share if You love Allah", now what if I don't share ? Will that make me any less Muslim ? No, it won't , a lot of posts are like Comparing the Image of Kaaba with NewYork and asking Muslims which one is more beautiful. During the Burma protests a lot of pictures were shared on the internet which were not actually from Burna but of different sources and it was claimed that these are the bodies of Burma Muslims,similarly there are may examples in which you are challenged to share posts if you love your religion, see how many likes we get for the name "Allah", last year a pic from a game was shared in which a book was shown on the floor, no where on the book it was written that it is a Quran, but the posts claimed that this is Quran shown on the floor and everyone should boycott this game.

Do you think that by all these actions you are actually proving yourself a true Muslim, no, actually by these actions you are making fun of your beautiful Religion, you are proving that how you feel insecure about your Religion, we have developed a mindset that its the Jews, Christians, Hindus and all other Religions that are working 24/7 against Islam and developing these type of games and other stuff. We have a mindset these miracles will impress Allah , or these miracles will grow the umbrella of Islam, if this was the case, the whole Makkah would have converted to Islam when by the grace of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) split the moon into two, but they didn't . This isn't helping anyone, this isn't helping you become a good Muslim, this isn't helping anyone to come to the fold of Islam, this is just inviting everyone to ridicule the Religion , this is inviting Allah's anger as we spread lies in his Name. This is the sense of Insecurity, the weakness of Faith and a proof of darkness in the whole Muslim world