Thursday, February 25, 2010

In the Everlasting Love (بے انت محبّت میں)

In the Everlasting Love
nothing is difficult so,
being very far but still
close to destiny too.
so inside the heart, hopes
glow like some candles,
in the shadow of eyelashes
few dreams also grow up.

In the Everlasting Love
nothing is so unattainable,
being empty handed yet
acquire a new shore.
new scent of memories
new color of thoughts,
like flowers in courtyard
a sensation is always there.

In the Everlasting Love
a new passion every moment,
the journey is full of thorns
still the way will be found.

In the Everlasting Love
neither any distance exists,
comes after every sorrow
the happiness too somewhere.

In the Everlasting Love
nowhere is any detachment,
whenever hands are raised
desire to accomplishment.

In the Everlasting Love
everything is attained,
so no matter, sweet heart
if you are lost and gone.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Still Worshiping Idols......

"An infidel with a wakeful heart praying to the idol
Is better than a true believer asleep in the Ka'bah."

Last night i visited one of my closed relatives and what feeling of shame i got there for myself, i hope i could ever be able to express it.
After some refreshment when i went in her kitchen in search of some water as i was not interested to drink any soft drink. For a while i searched for a glass then i found it at a side of the top. I got the glass, kept it in front of me and nearly started pouring water from the bottle when she suddenly entered the kitchen and after having a watch on me, yelled,"No, don't drink in that glass. We don't drink water in it. Take out other from the first right cabinet". I didn't understand for a moment, then stopped and asked to her,"What's wrong with this one?"
"A non-Muslim student comes here for tuition, we have kept it for him." she explained.
I could not decide what to say next after her justified briefing,"So it's mean that we can not drink in it, Reason?"
"Reason, what reason, i have told you the reason."
I surprised,"Is it the reason for forbidding me, not to drink water in this glass."
"Yes" she went out in drawing room very much satisfied, and i could not drink water at all after that, neither in that one nor in other.
Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H), broke all idols placed in Ka'bah fourteen centuries ago, but we, his followers perhaps still worshiping idols. Idols of our thoughts and perceptions, Idols of our self made religious and ethical standards.
In his Great Last Sermon, Holy Prophet declared that no one is superior on other whether Arab or non-Arab, but only one who has more "Taqwa" than others. Superiority is not on the basis of even religion, financial status or any other standards, and still we are dividing humanity, "I am superior than others. I am better than You. I am always right. I can never be wrong at all." What kind of perception, this attitude reflects. Are we trying to separate ourselves from rest of entire humanity. If Yes, then we are most stupid to try to get happiness in this way. This separation is like the separation of body and soul, since body can not claim itself living after departure of soul, we can not claim ourselves as living if we are not connected to humanity.

Like Abu Jahl said to the Idols of Ka'bah according to Iqbal :

"Do not go away from this abode,
Or if leave you must then stay in our hearts."

I read it in "The Republic of Rumi" and clearly understood now.
Are we doing the same thing?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Balwa Mangal (بلوا منگل )

This is the name of one of Agha Hashar Kashmiri's plays, and i had no idea when i was going to read it that i am going to read one of the best literatures of the world. Although it is written in Urdu but it has half of its content of Hindi language according to the name of play, which is the story of a Hindu Brahaman Balwa Mangal.
The best thing which fascinated me is the grasp of language, the clear notion of Hindu religion and the harmony of Agha Hashar for Hinduism.

The Literature that can bring two different religious concepts, two different cultures and thoughts at a point where peace and Love become necessities to accept, is Consensus Literature. This dogma has been changed after 1935 and we brutally placed Agha Hashar with usual less worthy writers.

He no doubt deserves to be called as "Indian Shakespeare".

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Something you should not expect from .........?

As the Trial of Aafia Siddiqui ended and she is supposed to be punished, with a deep sorrow I remembered something i forgot during these days.
Something that had given me the same feeling of uncertainty in our thoughts and may be in expectations too. Something i could not wish to share, if the same thought would have not tackled inside my mind.

"She was not upset but everyone was trying to make her upset by treating her like an abnormal person in the office. She didn’t do anything to be punished, anything which may harm anyone, which can be unethical or can be teasing for someone. Nothing was so bad for her except the behaviour of her colleagues. She didn’t hurt them. She only and only expressed her thoughts towards them that if a person dislikes something then nobody has any right to impose that one onto him or her. She didn’t break any rule but refused to attend the workshop that contained some vulgar material that she did not want to watch in a particular video.
It was not a local, rigid and conservative or fundamentalist organization. It was an international, so called intellectual, advanced and modernized organization being supervised under the well developed and well established European country which was one of the states always trying to prove them as representatives of freedom and liberty.
She was not a fundamentalist so called Muslim. She always tried not to hurt someone from her attitude, neither imposed her feelings on anybody nor showed narrow thinking. She believed on freedom of expression and at the same time she respected the ethical and moral values of other communities, wanted to be respected of her own. She was working in this organization for three or four years and she spent a good time there, therefore she often felt that people are so simple and nice around her because she was simple and nice herself but this is what that life teach us, “what we see is not, what is it in real”.
She forgot that the representatives of freedom of expression only show their mind liberty when they plan to make jokes related to the religious and moral issues of other communities. They are only liberal for publishing cartoons of the most respected ones for Muslims. They are not liberal for allowing Muslim girls to wear scarves in their schools, never show broad thinking for understanding the emotions of Muslims for their ethical and moral values."

After having this type of experience, no body can ever expect good from other side. But this is what we do every time and did this time too.............

What to say more??