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Why are you angry with me——-?

 

Why are you angry with me-?

Why you turn away from me

Like a resting place——

Why seem so calm and silent

My life you are

My beloved you are

Are you that amiable in truth or

You enchant me so much

Keep smiling enduringly, for

Beautiful you look smiling

 

 

Composed by Ahmar Hasan Ahmar

Translated by Tanveer Rauf 

Did You KnowDid You Know?

That—–

Eyes Are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain?
Eyes Are composed of more than two million working parts.
Eyes Can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
Eyes Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
Eyes Contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.
Eyes Utilize 65% of all the pathways to the brain.
Eyes Can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body.
Eyes In a normal life-span, will bring you almost 24 million images of the world around you.
Eyes The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need to be.
Eyes The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Of its total surface area only one-sixth is exposed — the front portion.
Eyes The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest. Your eyelids need rest, the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves “never” need rest. But please rest them!
Eyes Eyes are your most precious sense… care for them properly!

Did You KnowDid You Know

 

 

 ImageGreen Tea

Reasons Why every one Should Drink 

Green Tea

Green tea is a very popular drink worldwide because of its immeasurably powerful health benefits. 
Here Are The 25 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea Right Now:

Green Tea and Cancer

Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer. 
The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E. 

 Green Tea and Heart Disease

Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. 

 Green Tea and Anti-Aging

Green tea helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.

 Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea helps with your body weight loss. 

 It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day. 
That translates to 7 pounds in one year.

Green Tea and Skin 

Green tea also helps fight against skin cancer. 

 Green Tea and Arthritis

Green tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Green Tea and Bones 

If you drink green tea every day, this will help you preserve your bone density. 

 Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green tea can help lower cholesterol level. 

 Green Tea and Diabetes

Green tea improves lipid and glucose metabolisms, prevents sharp increases in blood sugar level, and balances your metabolism rate. 

Green Tea and Parkinson’s

Green tea helps boost your memory. 

Antioxidants in green tea helps prevent against cell damage in the brain, which could cause Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

 

Green Tea and Liver Disease

Green tea destroys harmful free radicals in fatty livers. 

 Green Tea and High Blood Pressure

Green tea helps prevent high blood pressure. 

 Green Tea and Food Poisoning

Catechin found in green tea can kill bacteria which causing food poisoning and kills the toxins produced by those bacteria. 

 Green Tea and Blood Sugar

 Green tea helps lower your blood sugar level. 

Green Tea and Immunity

 Green tea help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections. 

 Green Tea and Cold and Flu

Green tea prevents you from getting a cold or flu. 
Vitamin C in green tea helps you treat the flu and the common cold. 

Green Tea and Asthma

 Green tea relaxes the muscles which support the bronchial tubes, reducing the  severity of asthma. 

Green Tea and Ear Infection

Green tea helps with ear infection problem. 
For natural ear cleaning, soak a cotton ball in green tea and clean the infected ear. 

Green Tea and Tooth Decay

Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that cause many dental diseases. 
It also slows the growth of bacteria which leads to bad breath.

 Green Tea and Stress

Green tea helps relieve stress and anxiety. 

 Green Tea and Allergies

EGCG found in green tea relieves allergies. 

Green Tea and HIV

Scientists in Japan have found that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) ingreen tea can stop HIV from binding to healthy immune cells. 
What this means is that green tea can help stop the HIV virus from 

Love——-!

 

I am in a festivity and every moment

Those eyes querying me ceaselessly;

With heart throbbing, quivering lips

Why are you here amongst traders?

 

Love is gentle and gently amiable

Love is not something glass or iron

Love is pure and spick and span

 

Don’t follow the norms of epoch

Love has its own rules and bound

Keep hush-hush from scale of wealth

Love nurtures from worldly fatalities

 

                                                      Composed by Sahar Ansari

                                                      ImageTranslated by Tanveer Rauf

 

 

 

 

 

Never imagined being on fire in a flash,
Melting body and soul will be left behind

Misapprehending memories perhaps;
Am sauntering toward your channel

Only an unstable moment dwindled
Cautiously kept walking the entire life

Grasp image in tears thy reflection
Saw you whenever rubbing eyes —!

To save the mirror, someone
Crushed the reflection seen in it

Thou have been sidetracked too
Whilst stepping with me just afar

What have you been altered into Sahar?
Shaped into a symbol of compromises!

Composed by Sahar Ansari
Translated by Tanveer Rauf

Those were the days when we realized our dreams

Floated boats on waves and geared up whirl pool 

Heart beats in a particle when came to know

Formed hundred moons with a whirling star 

Seen many skilled craftsmen in every phase

Having no dreams, fabricating silk 

The entire temple, church, masjid, chapel probing

When did divine preachers dole out contaminant? 

Due to glass n liquor, odor n music, Sahar

Few friends fashioned festive environment

  

 Composed by Sahar Ansari

Translated by Tanveer Rauf

Bhai Akbar
Bhai Akbar was a simple honest and God fearing man. He lived in our house officially as a cook but we all respected and cared for him as a family member. He joined us when he was in his thirties and stayed until he got fifty. He had low I.Q so he did what and when pleased him. No one could force him to do anything. In short he was never treated as a servant. He used to drink left over tea and eat left over curry in plates no matter how much he was asked to eat fresh when he came to our house.
He loved children. He was very fond of my youngest nephew Adil. So he carried Adil on his shoulders when went to market. The market was quite far from our house in Peshawar . The guests always left before Akbar Bhai returned.
Akbar would leave everything and anything he was busy in for Adil. Adil was hardly 3 years old then.
Adil’s girl friend had come with her parents. Adil would never go to sitting room unless he wore his best suit and polished shoes. So he asked Akbar to polish his shoes instantly.
Akbar was making roti but as obedient servant he left the roti on the stove and started polishing Adil’s shoes grinning all the time. Roti burnt to ashes. No body could say anything to Akbar Bhai for he wouldn’t listen to anybody but Adil.
He served tea at 5 p.m. every day. Akbar Bhai asked Saba without fail if she will take tea though she refused every day.
My brother’s new bicycle was stolen from outside his office. Though he was an officer in Pakistan Air force but in those times riding a cycle had nothing to do with status. Well, after 20 years the cycle was found by the police—– don’t laughJ the police was honest to dutiful too then.
Surprisingly the cycle was in good running condition.
Children were small. They had their own cycles. So it was decided to gift the lost n found classical cycle to Bhai Akbar. Akbar when told this news he smiled shyly as if a bride was arranged for him. He did not know to ride a cycle so when he went to market he would walk with it. Even if he had to bring ice for the party, he would unshackle the cycle first then walk with it and came back walking with water in the bag instead of ice.
We had a very big house so bought a goat. Children loved to play with it.
It was winter season. Akbar Bhai tied the goat under the shade of a tree where charcoal was dumped. As it was winter so charcoal was not visible.
Next day the goat kept sitting all day. Children came and told this. It was surprising so we elders went to see. The poor goat sat still staring at us. Actually she had wedged in the charcoal. Its body melted the charcoal but the cold night again froze it so the goat was jammed too. It was sheer depressing to see the poor animal in such agony due to Bhai Akbar’s foolishness. Cans of kerosene oil were poured on the goat to let loose it. Then it was taken to shave off her body hair. After that it looked so funny. Akbar Bhai felt it too and abundantly fed her.
Akbar went on his annual leave to his village in Murree. He had saved his one year’s salary to marry during his stay there.
When he came back after one month we asked him about his marriage n bride. What he told us was depressing. His father married the same girl whom Akbar wanted to marry. They spent his savings too.
Akbar was very fond of watching movies. I used to write application on his behalf asking permission from my brother J
Once when going to see movie he dropped his wallet somewhere and lost all his money. So after that incident he promised and asked forgiveness from Allah not to see any movie again. He did keep his promise. He became very religious and prayed 5 times regularly no matter what. Once he made a beggar sit in the sitting room when he was going to offer namaz. Poor beggar was astonished too. On inquiring he said simply that since it was very cold so he made him sit inside. It’s difficult to find such pure innocent people like Akbar Bhai now. His character was unmatched. He was dead honest. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.


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