Imamat (Guidance) in Qura’an

Photo: ‎اسی آیت کے ذٰل میں فخر الدین رازی ابن عباس سے نقل کرتے ہیں : رسول اللہ نے اپنا ہاتھ اپنے سینہ پر مارا اور فرمایا : میں منذر ہو ں ۔ پھر علی کے کندھے کی طرف اشارہ کیا اور فرمایاتو ہادی ہے اور تیرے ذریعے میرے بعد ہدایت پانے والے ہدایت پائیں گے ۔ ۱ تفسیر کبیر فخر رازی جلد ۱۹ ص۱۴ یہ روایت اہل سنت کے مشہور عالم علامہ ابن کثیر نے اپنی تفسیر میں اسی طرح علامہ ابن صباغ مالکی نے ” فصول المہمہ “ میں ، گنجی شافعی نے کفایة الطالب میں ، طبری نے اپنے تفسیر میں ، ابو حیان اندلسی نے اپنی تفسیر ” بحر المحیط“ میں ، علامہ نیشاپوری نے اپنی تفسیر میں اور اسی طرح دیگر بہت سے علماء نے نقل کی ہے۔‎

The disbelievers say, “Why is it that no sign has been sent down to him from his Lord?” You are but a warner; and for every people there is a guide.

Our world as we know it is falling apart. our leaders have lost the most genuine of human traits in aspiring towards more and more power (for what??) Why has there been no new global leadership? Because the new priorities, the new needs are not yet clear. why did we squeeze God into volume of a body n span of a lifetime? given it a male identity, a racial background n translated it all wrong? why shd we leave the questions of faith behind jst cos ppl ve used it to become divisive, quarrelsome and idiotic? Theres so much discrimination! everywhere in society! In skin, faith and language and having etc!

democrazines has led to a global circus, Our leader have lost touch with reality, their have lost their willingness to Engage, Perceptiveness, Flexibility & Openness, Emotional Regulation, Tolerance of Uncertainty, Self-Efficacy, Ethnocultural Sensitivty and most of all their integrity to honestyan sincerity in guise of “democratic” compromises!

global diffusion; major shifts in demographics; rising food water energy. demand n yet #Pakistan stuck in old feuds

one of the contemporary bourgeois reformist conceptions according to which the existence of a substantial number of political organizations of various classes (parties, trade unions, associations of entrepreneurs, etc.) in contemporary capitalist society leads to the diffusion of political power in this society. The political organization of capitalist society is portrayed as the collective rule of these organizations, which counterbalance each other and influence in equal measure the state, which consequently loses its class character.

the world is now waiting. for a leader and guide to bring calm and harmony. Spirtuality is also centralising the world as more information about the connection between our inner and outer worlds is coming to light.

Imamat Leadership  is a worldwide phenomenum that future leaders would acquire to effectively understand the psychological, physiological, geographical, geopolitical, anthropological and sociological effects of power and information and communication centres.

It will consider but will not be restricted to incorporating Language(s) Physiological factors Socialization Geographically based factorsAnthropological factors Socio-economic factors Race, ethnicity & color Sex and Gender Physical Disability to perpetuate its cause of bringing peace and justice to society.

Imamat  occurs when an individual or individuals navigate collaborative efforts of different stakeholders through environmental complexity towards a singular vision by leveraging a worldwide outlook.

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Palestine: Gaza: bombs and fireworks

Hazrat Ali (A.S) was following a funeral and as it was passing along a road, somebody laughed loudly ( a sign of discourtesy and lack of manner ). Hearing this laugh, Imam Ali remarked, ” Some of us feel that death is meant for everybody except themselves or it is destined to others and not to themselves or those whom we see dying around us are only travelers going on a journey and will come back to us. It is a sad sight to see that in one moment we commit them to earth and in the next we take hold of the things left by them as if we are going to remain permanently in this world after them. The fact is that we forget sensible advice given to us and become victim of every calamity.

They are asking you morsels of battle. So either you remain in ignominy and the lowest position or drench your swords with blood and quench your thirst with water. Real death is in the life of subjugation while real life is in dying as subjugators

Imam Ali (as) – sermon # 51 – Nehaj-ul Balagha

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“One of Israel’s most eminent writers, Boaz Evron, described the technique of the occupation succinctly: “to keep them on a short leash,” to make sure that they recognize “that the whip is held over their heads.” That makes more sense than slaughter, because then civilized folk can “accept it all peacefully,” asking “What is so terrible? Is anyone being killed?”
Noam Chomsky – Pirates and Emperors

Whn a bomb goes off we tell them its a firework”
Karmel in #Gaza tells, how they explain the war to little children!
~death to king bibi
~ death to Israel.

(A PICTURE OF A CHILD AFTER ISRAEL BOMBED GAZA TODAY!! THIS IS A CHILD OF EVERY SINGLE HUMAN!!)

innalillah… This is a human tragedy! No human right is speaking against this! No UNO can enforce any intervention! All fake champions of humanity are silent.
At least, Now no one can pretend they didn’t know it was happening.

Its important to not only say a prayer for this angel and his/her parents, wherever they are. Hope they find peace.
But to speak out openly against the atrocity that is being conducted n synchronized w other world affairs!

Marg bar israel.  marg bar america for being the largest nuclear bio weapon of mass destruction, largest arms manufacturer and exporter  of arms and simultaneous  rhetoric ineffective peace talks, bullying  hypocritically and banning smaller and weaker countries from developing their own arms, nuclear or otherwise

Mar bar (death to) all murderers,and their enablers around the world!! Amen.

Preaching to the wrong choir: Twitter July

what is left to be more important anymore? leftwing,  rightwing or KNOWING?!

dear pakistani dakus of all cast creed ethnicity! pls come fwd so #ppp cn select u on MERIT as #PM! #equalopprtunity for all here #SMBB #fb

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” — Robert Frost #quote

why these so called liberal civil society reps not raise hue n cry over human rights violations in democracies? #pleasetellme

why no democratic pakistani govt spends strategises more for education if thy wanted to empower common man #pleasetellme

how does civil politics work better than monarchy dictatorship rules when leaders have sold their souls to devil #pleasetellme

#pleasetellme looting pludering humanrights violating journalists buying corporatocracy #ppp enforcing democractic coup isnt a martyr!

why is independent thinking a crime in #pakistan ? #pleasetellme

why is religion is a game of paid politics, american and arab funding and not ethics or morality in #pakistan#pleasetellme

why is #liberalism in #pakistan primarily a paid entity?! #pleasetellme

how is democratic coup any better than judicial media and religious coup? #Mediagate #pleasetellme

y dont V wail n cry the same over common man? where was human rights and resposnibility in pakistani democracy? #pleasetellme

while we EVOLVE in guise of #democracy should we allow the gang of humanity loot and plunder if not removed? #pleasetellme

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why are we unhappy as a nation.

i have worked withe “best”  organisations in Pakistan, i strongly believe intelligence, credentials, education, morality,knowledge mean nothing in Pakistan. The haves are as bitter and greedy as the poor!

 

In every society some people have a greater share of valued resources! these create Social Inequality and Exclusion of a large section of the society!

Material assets such as money, property, education (institutional credibility, and paper certification), health and power than others. (knowledge isn’t included in the list obviously) are an important source of societal power.

these social resources can be divided into three forms of capital

-economic capital in the form of material assets and income;

cultural capital such as educational qualifications and status; and

social capital in the form of networks of contacts and social associations.

Often these three forms of capital overlap and one can be converted into the other. For example a person from a well-off family can afford expensive higher education and so can acquire cultural or educational capital.

Individually What makes people happy is different for everyone — and it’s a good thing! But collectively if the gloom and doom mentality takes over there is a escapist and suicidal pattern that develops unhealthily in the society, recent events have been a proof of that. Pakistanis don’t feel a a sense of well being in the current setup of last five yaers. the government has done nothing to ease this anxiety and there is an inherent indifference on its parts that seems uninterested in the matters of priority no matter how bad the situation gets.

Patterns of unequal access to social resources are commonly called social inequality. Social inequality reflects innate differences between individuals for example their varying abilities and efforts. Someone may be endowed with exceptional intelligence or talent or may have worked very hard to achieve their wealth and status. However by and large social inequality is not the outcome of innate or natural differences between people but is produced by the society in which they live.

The Happiest Countries In The World

The top ten:

  1. Denmark
  2. Switzerland
  3. Austria
  4. Iceland
  5. The Bahamas
  6. Finland
  7. Sweden
  8. Bhutan
  9. Brunei
  10. Canada

The happiest place on earth. Denmark ranks at the top of the list. Yep, the country where Van Gogh was shot to death and the controversial cartoon riots began is the happiest place on earth. The citizens of Denmark, the happiest country, have the most leisure time available per day, at 16.06 hours. How did they judge it?

> Life satisfaction score:
> Employment rate:
> Self-reported good health:
> Employees working long hours:
> Disposable income:
> Educational attainment:
> Life expectancy:

unhappiest place on the planet, according to White, is the African nation of Burundi.

In an article published as  The 10 Things Economics Can Tell Us About country wise Happiness  the author states the following to be major causes of unhappiness

1) Generally speaking, richer countries are happier countries (see above). But since many of these rich countries share other traits — they’re mostly democracies with strong property rights traditions, for example — some studies suggest that it’s our institutions that are making us happy, not just the wealth. More on that in a second.

2) Generally speaking, richer people are happier people. But young people and the elderly appear less influenced by having more money.

3) But money has diminishing returns — like just about everything else. Satisfaction rises with income until about $75,000 (or perhaps as high as $120,000). After that, researchers have had trouble proving that more money makes that much of a difference. Other factors — like marriage quality and health — become more relatively important than money. It might be the case that richer people use their money to move to richer areas, where they no longer feel rich. Non-economists might chalk this up to the “keeping up with the Jones'” principle.

3a) The diminishing-returns principle is true for entire countries, too… The “Easterlin Paradox” suggests that once a developed country passes a threshold average income, more growth doesn’t increase average reported happiness.
3b) … but there might be exceptions — or the whole theory might be wrong!. Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, disagreeing with Easterlin in a widely read paper, have showed that some countries, such as Japan and Italy, have clearly rising levels of well-being alongside rising GDP.
4) Income inequality reduces well-being, and higher public spending increases well-being. These conclusions have been reached many times … and called into question many times. Most interestingly, “perceived social mobility” might mitigate the effects of income inequality. If people think they can move up the income ladder, they’re willing to tolerate a huge equality gap.

5) Unemployment just makes you miserable. Across most surveys, nothing correlates with unhappiness more than unemployment, except perhaps for bad health. This effect is particularly strong among men in Great Britain, Germany, and the U.S. There is an odd silver lining: Being around lots of other unemployed people makes us feel better about not having a job. So high-unemployment regions can possibly “neutralize” the negative effects of unemployment, but that shouldn’t make you feel good about them.

6) Inflation makes you pretty unhappy, too. But its effect is weaker than unemployment. The mixed evidence seems to suggest that a volatile inflation rate decreases well-being, but in countries with generally stable prices, a little inflation has a small effect on happiness. And guess whose happiness inflation ruins the most? Right-wingers, apparently.

7) Working more hours makes you happier … until it makes you miserable. As workers move from part-time work to full-time work, they’re happier. But as they move from full-time work to Jesus-when-will-this-day-finally-end work, the joy of labor subsides. There seems to be an “inverse U-shaped relationship” between hours worked and subjective well-being, although the precise figures differ across countries. Fascinatingly, one study found that, although working long regular hours correlates negatively with well-being, “working overtime has a positive effect on job satisfaction.” Go figure.

8) Commuters are less happy. The studies here are really interesting. Health scientists say that commuting can make you sick and die — not conducive to happiness. Daniel Kahneman’s research on female happiness found that while commuting, women experienced the “lowest ratio of positive to negative emotions during the day.” One study pegged the magic number at 22: If your commute is more than 22 minutes, there is an appreciable decline in reported well-being. Yet another study found that for every 10 minutes of additional commuting, community involvement falls by 10 percent.

9) Self-employed people are happier. When workers think they’re good at their job and that their bosses like them, they’re more satisfied. So it makes sense that when they are their own boss, they’re happier to work. A famous OECD study found that the self-employed “typically report higher levels of overall job satisfaction than the employed.” But another study suggests that only rich self-employed people are happier to be self-employed.

10) Debt sucks. The kind of debt matters. Mortgage debt doesn’t correlate much with happiness. Credit card debt does — in a negative way. Either way, high debt correlates strongly with anxiety and depression.
Research shows that the one thing that provides happiness is our collective experiences.

24/7 Wall St. examined the 10 countries with the highest life satisfaction scores to find the strongest factors related to happiness.

Economic prosperity appears to be one of the strongest factors that relates to overall life satisfaction.
Employment is one of the most obvious causes of satisfaction
After economic stability, physical and social well-being are the largest determinants for happiness.
Not surprisingly, having enough leisure time affects a person’s mental health and strongly impacts happiness

 
How to Be Happy as a Pakistani :

Ofcourse we have external factors to be worried about and which affect our own sense of balancing and juggling life in Pakistan. But here is soemthing to look forward to. these expeierinces will actually make us better. for future.

Get Rid of the NEED for material possessions,  instead focus on the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities. Such as philanthropic works of value.

Experiences are open to positive reinterpretations. cos experinces for meomries, collective conciousness and documentation of zietgeist

Experiences are a meaningful part of our identity. often involve economic goals and accomplishments, which usually initiate happy feelings.

Experiences contribute to more successful relationships.Experiencing an event together brings you closer to community. It’s cathartic and even fun to talk about your experience, especially if it was a complete disaster!

A bold and simple mode of life

taking free style writing n Pakistani style over analysis seriously to a whole new level!

HILARIOUS! commonsensical on #savingface http://is.gd/zmWBjC

on the other hand, heh. i can understand why would any one hate a muslim? we need to be re packaged and not as above, muslims are egotistical and lost in various wrongly assumed quranic translations of quran. thats ok. and “as plain as my bigotry is to see” and i like that confusion [cos you have to be an Asian, and in Pakistanis shoes to totally ‘get it’ ]

The splendour of a monarch great is worthless for the free and bold:
Where lies the grandeur of a king, whose riches rest on borrowed gold?
You pin your faith on idols vain and turn your back on Mighty God:
If this is not unbelief and sin, what else is unbelief and fraud?

Luck favours the fool and the mean, and exalts and lifts to the skies
Only those who are base and low and know not how to patronize.

One look from the eyes of the Fair can make a conquest of the heart:
There is no charm in the fair sweet, If it lacks this alluring art.

I am a target for the hate of the mighty rich and the great,
As I know the end of Caesars great and know the freaks of luck or fate.

To be a person great and strong is the end and aim of all;
But that rank is not real and true that is attained by the ego’s fall.

My bold and simple mode of life has captured each and every heart;
Though my numbers are lame and dull And lay no claim to poet’s art.

i d like to address this double standard issue through a system of thought i happily subscribe to [as pro regionalism, non taliban,neoliberal nationalist, proudly present in the definition of quran] being rather skeptical of globally imposed western school of “thought”, which hysterically, is totally Islamic in practice! allama is the best person to understanding Quran, allama iqbal had stream of consciousness and a bit of wine to become shair e mashriq, and beautifully delivers Easts understanding of good western progress, and what all man kind including all kinds of Muslim definitions must become. Must watch.

A bit On Noon Sharif

someone asked what i thought about the above. [An “amazing” discovery that reveals that ITTEFAQ FOUNDRIES of Nawaz Sharif (Leader PML-N) has not paid Rs. 40,436,412.00 PKR = $445,728.39 USD to LESCO for using electricity from last 106 months ]

i cant condemn tinda shareefs’ corruption any more than our own “sufi” prez. theres more in KPk and Baluchistan, come to think of it, civil wars dont happen in a country unless theres this much “zulm” on a nation!! :/

“People will redefine themselves when circumstances make it desirable or when circumstances force it on them”. Dorian

This is current situation of political and actually economic affairs of Pakistan. Take the recent Pakhtunkhwah, for instance. And before that Baluchistan and before that Karachi and before that Kashmir. Before that the northern areas (FATA) and even before them ALL. The establishment of Pakistan.

The great Punjab today is divided between Juttistan of chaudhries and Buttistan of Nawaz Sharif. The reason is that the Butt of Kashmir (noon sharif ) is the most respected suffix in the names of the representatives of MSULIM LEAGUE (Noon) of Punjab today. Which by abstracted accounts the second largest party of s Pakistan and is currently keeping all options open by being politically correct.

The Noons dont have any thing bad to say about ANY ONE except Zardari from time to time and pervaiz musharraf (the arch enemy). Not even Taliban!!!Them they have a soft corner for!(perhaps for love of his political godfather the gen zia- who was guess also a dictator, bt unlike Musharraf even more screwed up)

Has nawaz sharif matured in last 4 years? No one can say, because no one knows much about him in depth. A private man in “service” with a 27 year old political career that started with the help of a dictator, the grounds on which the feud between the PPP and them helped the musical power chair business for two decades.

We still don’t know much about Mr Sharif except that he likes to eat phajjai ke Pai or any food for that matter. What does he like to read? if at all?, what are his political role models except gen Zia, countries he like except Saudi Arabia?, does he believe in the islamaization of Pakistan as declared by the Taliban or does he believe in the Quaid-e-Azams Pakistan, while currently leading a party that was formed by him in his name.

Who are his consultants? On foreign policy, internal matters( and ahem food). On surface it seems to be his family. Who we first noticed in the name of abba ji, then his bros shahbaz and abbass sharif then wife kulsoom nawaz, then Hussein his son, then his damaad capt safdar then shabzs son hamza. Clearly the noon league is all sorted out for the future liken PPP.

The reason is, his advisors are primarily the Kashmiris of Lahore and larger Punjab. What does that mean? We don’t know. what does that community think of larger Pakistan? but its true fact that in Punjab if your name contains the suffix of Butt, Mir, Loan, Khwaja , Dar or Banday ( who are all, related whatever their religion on either side of the border mind you.) Your problems will be solved in a jiffy.)

Can he understand or devise a plan for the new lifestyle that educated liberal working class Pakistan has adopted. The severe distrust of the Democracy for the sake of democracy?

At that he cannot always be the sheikh of Raiwand palace neither will he ever be called his excellency ameer ul momineen, badshah in a Pakistan of revolution

the truth is that an increasingly ageing Mr. sharif is being as vague he wants to be until his party comes into power. He might not want to become prime-minister but he will make sure that one from his relative does control power so he can get back his grievances ( from whoever).

He currently gauges public response through his brother Shahbaz sharif who in an attempt to become Mustafa Kamal of Lahore nearly had costed 80 billions to Punjab government

Seems like noon has decided like MQM to learn from past mistakes and is increasingly among popular decisions. Severely against Pervaiz Musharraf. And Resisting future army intervention, keeping it neutral with US despite meeting up with its delegates at Raiwand.

Ignoring the Saraiki middle class that has since long reacted to the threat to their language and identity and set out to develop an ethno-national consciousness in order to resist the assimilation of their ethnic group and language.

When does tis ball get rolling no one knows

The only way out is Through!

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves.
Transformation: By Jalaluddin Rumi.

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Chapter 2

When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises
When it knows good as good, evil arises
Thus being and non-being produce each other
Difficult and easy bring about each other
Long and short reveal each other
High and low support each other
Music and voice harmonize each other
Front and back follow each other
Therefore the sages:
Manage the work of detached actions
Conduct the teaching of no words
They work with myriad things but do not control
They create but do not possess
They act but do not presume
They succeed but do not dwell on success
It is because they do not dwell on success
That it never goes away