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Yunus Emre is considered by many to be one of the most important Turkish poets. Little can be said for certain of his life other than that he was a Sufi dervish of Anatolia. The love people have for his liberating poetry is reflected in the fact that many villages claim to be his birthplace, and many others claim to hold his tomb. He probably lived in the Karaman area.

His poetry expresses a deep personal mysticism and humanism and love for God.

He was a contemporary of Rumi, who lived in the same region. Rumi composed his collection of stories and songs for a well-educated urban circle of Sufis, writing primarily in the literary language of Persian. Yunus Emre, on the other hand, traveled and taught among the rural poor, singing his songs in the Turkish language of the common people.

A story is told of a meeting between the two great souls: Rumi asked Yunus Emre what he thought of his great work the Mathnawi. Yunus Emre said, “Excellent, excellent! But I would have done it differently.” Surprised, Rumi asked how. Yunus replied, “I would have written, ‘I came from the eternal, clothed myself in flesh, and took the name Yunus.'” That story perfectly illustrates Yunus Emre’s simple, direct approach that has made him so beloved.

A single word can brighten the face

by Yunus Emre

English version by Kabir Helminski & Refik Algan
Original Language Turkish

A single word can brighten the face
of one who knows the value of words.
Ripened in silence, a single word
acquires a great energy for work.

War is cut short by a word,
and a word heals the wounds,
and there’s a word that changes
poison into butter and honey.

Let a word mature inside yourself.
Withhold the unripened thought.
Come and understand the kind of word
that reduces money and riches to dust.

Know when to speak a word
and when not to speak at all.
A single word turns the universe of hell
into eight paradises.

Follow the Way. Don’t be fooled
by what you already know. Be watchful.
Reflect before you speak.
A foolish mouth can brand your soul.

Yunus, say one last thing
about the power of words –
Only the word “I”
divides me from God.

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Have you ever wondered why men wear ties? Why this was includedas part of dress?

Neckties can be taken as decorative accessary. Men around the world love wearing them, though neither it keeps warm or dry nor adds comfort to the wearer.

most people have the same opinion that wearing of necktie started in the 17th century. The Croatian mercenaries hired by King Louis X111 wore a pice of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. It had a decorative effect too. King Louis liked it very much. Thus he made neckties mandatory accessories for Royal gatherings. To honor the Croatian soldiers the King gave this neck tie the name ‘La Cravate” the name for necktie in French to this day.

The tie as we see and know today didn’t become known  until 1920s. Many changes took place in designs and styles accroding to fashion and need.

Today, ties are availble in many widths, cuts and  patternsand fabric. It is about personal choice of the man who wears it according to his society and gatherings. However the standard width of the necktie is still in the 3.25-3.5 inch range. Many designers offer narrow ties too that about 275-3 inches wide. Besides the width, unique fabrics, weaves and patterns introduced as well.

Knitted ties became popular in 2011 and 2012 with bold florals and  paisleys (Paisley or Paisley pattern is a term in English for a design using the boteh or buta, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian origin. Paisley is a town in West Scotland, centre of textiles)

This design is still in fashion and demand.

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Like millions of other pilgrims an old blind Sudanese lady Fatima, also headed for pilgrimage with her son to Makah to perform Hajj this year i.e. 2014.

She lost her eyesight seven years back. She got medication and went through several operations to get back her vision but it didn’t work.

Fatima had full conviction that she will get her sight back if she goes for Hajj and prays in holy Ka’aba. Hence, after performing Hajj she was sitting in front of the holy Ka’aba beseeching earnestly, Almighty Allah from the core of heart, to give back her sight. She prayed uncontrollably with eyes closed and tears rolling down.

One day she was again sitting and praying with her eyes closed. When she completed her prayers she opened her eyes and just couldn’t believe! She could see! She could clearly see everything. It was true! She could see. She saw her son after seven years! She at once supplicated thanking almighty for realizing her prayer.

Fatima can move freely without anyone’s help or guidance. She’s more than gratified for the miracle that happened to her personally

Belief, faith, undoubted conviction and sustained reliance on the Creator and humble prayers do work. Allah is most kind and beneficial. All praise is to HIM

May we all be forgiven and our prayers also answered. Amen

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That loony lunatic

Every day passes before me as

If am nothing, just nobody

At times sings, at times bemoan

Grumbling or banging head at times

Yelling if the whole world is deaf

Often I think about him that

He is insane even though

He has world of his own!

It’s his world, his life, his utopia,

 Joys and sorrows are his,

Grief and relief is his own

His loneliness is his harmony;

This loony is better than me,

Been prudent and sensible

I’m all alone  amid friends!

 

وہ پاگل،

روز میرے سامنے سے یوں گزرتا ہے

کہ جیسے میں نہیں کچھ بھی

کبھی ہنستا، کبھی روتا

کبھی وہ سر جھٹکتا،بڑ بڑ اتا

چیختا
جیسے زمانہ سارا بہرہ ہو ۔۔

میں اکثر سوچتی ہوں دیکھکر اسکو

کہ یہ پاگل تو ہے

لیکن

الگ اک اسکی دنیا ہے

جہاں پر “کل” ہے یہ اپنا/

ہے اسکی سوچ اپنی، آگہی اپنی

خوشی بھی اسکی اپنی/

غم بھی اپنا،بندگی اپنی

ہمیشہ تنہا رہ کر بھی

ہے خلوت انجمن اسکی

یہ پاگل مجھ سے بہتر ہے

کہ میں ذی ہوش ہو کر بھی

بھری محفل میں تنہا ہوں ۔۔

رضیہ سبحان

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There are fewer treats out there more familiar than the Oreo. Since the National Biscuit Company (today Nabisco) created it in 1912, it’s become one of the top-selling cookies in the world. But there’s likely plenty you don’t know about it, and this Buzzfeed video is here to set you straight.

Particularly intriguing is the design stamped into every Oreo cookie: The current version, settled upon in 1952, features the word “OREO” in a circle topped with a two-bar cross. The design also contains exactly 12 flowers, 12 dots and 12 dashes.But what does it mean?

The Atlantic reasons that the circle and cross around the word “OREO” is a variation on the Nabisco logo, which is either “an early European symbol for quality” or a Cross of Lorraine, an emblem used by the Knights Templar during the Crusades. The dots and flowers might be a rendering of four-leaf clovers or a cross pattée, another symbol favored by the Knights Templar.

The design’s inventor may have been William A. Turnier, a one-time Nabisco mail boy who ascended the corporate ranks. Nabisco won’t confirm or deny Turnier’s role in giving the Oreo its good looks, telling the New York Times in 2011 only that a man by that name worked for the company as a “design engineer” at that time.

Whip these factoids out the next time you’re scarfing down Oreos with pals, and let us know if the knowledge makes ‘em taste better.

There are fewer treats out there more familiar than the Oreo. Since the National Biscuit Company (today Nabisco) created it in 1912, it’s become one of the top-selling cookies in the world. But there’s likely plenty you don’t know about it, and this Buzzfeed video is here to set you straight.

Particularly intriguing is the design stamped into every Oreo cookie: The current version, settled upon in 1952, features the word “OREO” in a circle topped with a two-bar cross. The design also contains exactly 12 flowers, 12 dots and 12 dashes.But what does it mean?

The Atlantic reasons that the circle and cross around the word “OREO” is a variation on the Nabisco logo, which is either “an early European symbol for quality” or a Cross of Lorraine, an emblem used by the Knights Templar during the Crusades. The dots and flowers might be a rendering of four-leaf clovers or a cross pattée, another symbol favored by the Knights Templar.

The design’s inventor may have been William A. Turnier, a one-time Nabisco mail boy who ascended the corporate ranks. Nabisco won’t confirm or deny Turnier’s role in giving the Oreo its good looks, telling the New York Times in 2011 only that a man by that name worked for the company as a “design engineer” at that time.

Whip these factoids out the next time you’re scarfing down Oreos with pals, and let us know if the knowledge makes ‘em taste better.

(TAKEN FROM YAHOO)

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How true that fishes are trapped as soon as they open their mouth,

Animals are trapped by their feet and

Human beings are trapped by the words they utter

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Many years have passed but its fresh like roses in my mind.

Sabir sahib the bank manager sold his house and shifted to Defense. The house was adjacent to our home. The new people who bought were very civilized and nice people. Two brothers their families lived with their old parents. They would attend every delight and sorrow in the  neighborhood earnestly. The family became like relatives in the neighborhood.

After some time we came to know that the grandmother was not their real grandmother. Actually when the real one passed away , the grandpa felt depressed and lonely. So their children married their grandpa to a nice widow. They lived happily. After some years the grandpa died. Grandma was left to mourn alone. Hence to kill her loneliness they married her to one old widower. Remarrying their grandparents took place three times.

Eventually it was stopped as both grandparents fell ill one after the other and passed away.

Though it sounds unbelievable but we are witness to it. Hats off to the children who felt the sting of loneliness and remarried their grand parents. Every one took great care of them, though they were not real or genuinely related to anyone in the house.

A noble and kind example was set.

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