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My husband was transferred to Faisalabad in 19 77. There was no residential facility for the families. So my husband arranged for me and our four minor children in a retired brigadier’s huge country house. It had uncountable rooms. The bungalow was surrounded by crops fields, fruit gardens and stable. There was a mosque and houses for the workforce and big storage for wheat and rice. We enjoyed fresh milk, veggies and seasonal fruits. Hence it was a small village. The walls of the bungalow were made of mud. Each wall was one yard thick. In the past mostly the houses of even rich were made of mud as mud walls keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer. Water channels, wells tube well, hand pumps not only added beauty to the ambiance but very useful for irrigation. The water is warm in winter and ice cold in summer when taken out from the wells or through hand pumps. I loved the simple and pure life there. Having all resources and natural beauty we also had reptiles like big snakes, lizards etc and many other wriggling insects and various kinds of species birds of and animals. I was frightened of snakes, bats and scorpions as my children were very small. So I was told that Hafiz Mushtaq Hussein Shah was a spiritual healer and very pious man. People from far and wide came to him with their health problems or snake bites and so on and so forth
Having lived in cities all through my life I was very anxious to meet him. He was born blind. So I used to see him every day adding something to new to my knowledge. Though he was blind but he walked so fast and smartly that if any one looked at him from distance, he wouldn’t believe that hafiz sahib was blind. He had very sharp memory. I tried to check his memory one day. I told him so and read out a page from a magazine. I asked him to repeat what he has retained. To my amazement he repeated each and every word as it was written in the magazine. I would have never believed if I was not witness myself. He lived all his life in that village where he had no educated company of friends or who read out books to him. Neither had he known brail system. The only television was in the whole area was at my home. I had allowed children in that area to watch Bionic Woman and other programs in the evening in my living room.
Hafiz sahib used to tell me stories of prophets their miracles and also about what is right and what is wrong. One day we were sitting under a mulberry tree. As usual he was teaching me with his wise thoughts when I heard buzzing of the honey bees. I looked up and saw bees flying out of the honey comb. I got scared of being bitten. So I told him softly to get up and leave. He didn’t pay attention or ignored to what I told him. So I again warned him of the bees and their poisonous sting. Then he smiled and very softly recited something that I couldn’t follow. Surprisingly the bees flew away without hurting us. I asked him but he just smiled.
Before coming to Karachi we went to Peshawar to see our relatives and friends. One week later when we got back. I and my husband went to see hafiz sahib. He was very kind and dearly loved us. I asked him if he missed us and he said; “Yes, I dreamt of you too” I laughed being stupid and said again; Hafiz sahib you can’t see and has never seen me, how could you dream of me?”
He said I saw you from my inner sight. He was honestly amazing so were all his family members. So were his parents, uncle and wife. They all loved us and so did we
We came to Karachi though he was not in favor of us to move to Karachi. He told my husband many times that Karachi will not suit him but as most of our relatives were in Karachi so we moved here.
Hafiz sahib was right. My husband couldn’t properly settle in Karachi and finally passed away
After 15 years when I was somewhat settled I went to Faisalabad where my sister in law was.
I didn’t inform hafiz sahib about my going there. I went with my nephew, daughter and my son to hafiz sahib’s house unannounced. Reaching there I saw him sitting on wooden bed. After greeting I asked him “Hafiz sahib tell me who am I?” without a blink of an eye said; “Who else except for my daughter Tanveer” my nephew felt electric current running in his spine. After 15 long years and blind too he didn’t take a second to recognize me. I stayed three days at his home. His wife and everyone there told me that never a day passed that he didn’t discuss you or talked about you. He was my mentor, my soul purifier and like my father. After few years again I went to Faisalabad but I had intuition that I will not see him. And when I went to his home a white tomb waited for me to pray for his soul. His wife said that he remembered me a lot. I am so honored and lucky to be loved by such a pious figure. May his soul rest in peace
When we pray, Allah hears more than we say, answers with more than we ask, and gives more than we imagine, in His own time and in His own way.
Posted February 19, 2015on:
If we remove the first letter ‘T’ from terrorist then remains ‘error’
Error represents, mistake, fear, fault, blunder, slip, miscalculation and terror means almost the same, fright, shock, dread, alarm, panic
Hence a terrorist the end result of all synonyms mentioned above.
Why does anyone become a terrorist????????
The deprived, neglected, unprivileged, discarded, disowned, hungry, addicted absolute meager people uneducated when fail to feed their children and life becomes unbearable they turn to criminal acts. When degree holders fail to get jobs and go home with shattered dreams and chapped lips and burning desire of food they turn to it
When children kidnapped for ransom and brutally handled and forced to be paid a big amount to their dying ill mother or dying hungry family they become suicide bombers. A child is born innocent. No matter which family, religion color or cast he belongs too—– so it’s unkind and hurting to point out blaming any religion or anyone a terrorist. Satan has no religion———-all these wrong doers are not human beings either– —they will be severely punished by the Creator
Do not break heart or insult anyone I beg. If I’m not a terrorist I may be a victim of it. And one thing more I would like to say. Only the poor hungry deprived are not terrorists—–they are being used by the rich and top notches, sitting on the throne and abusing them for their own purposes
I pity the wrong doers. What situation they may be to risk their life to kill so many
They also have families, mother, children, loving wife, and sincere sister caring brother, their pet animals, their hobbies their favorite music, places and all pleases every common man
I wish they are guided they are loved, they are respected to respect and care for their fellow beings to cherish life
There is hence some ERROR that makes terrorist
I don’t know but I have sympathy for the killed and the killers. I look down while walking so I may not step on an ant—-how can one risk his life and kill others———- O’ Lord of the lords, please forgive us and protect us—–ameen amen ameen
Allah is most kind and merciful
Almighty Allah created man and his mind with its purpose set on achieving knowledge, the most important of which is that Allah alone is the Creator and all the rest are worshippers (slaves). By worshipping anything other than Allah, man becomes enslaved to Satan, who is himself a creature and becomes harnessed to his own bias qualities.
Prophet Idris was one of the prophets.
When Prophet Idris alaihessalam got heartbroken like all other prophets, due to non believers’ immoral activities, he left them and disappeared for almost twenty years. There was no rain for very long time. Allah punished them with drought.
When animals and people died of hunger and the life became miserable, the people asked for forgiveness. Allah being most merciful, sent back Idris to his people
Prophet Idris then begged Allah to forgive and to bring an end to drought. Allah granted his demand and the drought ended. There were heavy rains again. The land became alive and fertile once more.
The Learned Prophet
Prophet Idris alaihessalam was given wisdom in various fields of knowledge and the ability to create things that can make the human’s life easier For example, alphabets and writing, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and etc. He was the first man who learnt to write with pen. He was the first man to show people how to measure weights and balance. He taught them about the movements of planets.
He was the first man to make weapons for hunting and defense. He also taught people to stitch clothes with needle and thread.
Consequently he brought about a remarkable change in the moral and social life of the people.
Some sayings of Hazrat Idris
- Do not feel jealous of the prosperity of others for what they have, as they will only enjoy it for a short while.
- He who has unlimited desires, is deprived of the wealth of contentment.
- One should be sincere in acts of devotion
- It is an act of serious sin to take false oaths.
- Patience is a key to victory
- He who controls his passions is fortunate. Only a good act will be a living petition before Allah on the Day of Judgment
- One who is desirous of attaining perfection in knowledge should have no concern with immoral acts.
- Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his Allah
- None can show better gratitude for Allah’s favors than he who shares them with others.
- He who indulges in excess will not benefit from it.
- The real joy of life is to have wisdom
Hazrat David (peace is upon him) the Messenger of Allah was the King of Israel. His son Hazrat Solomon (peace is upon him) inherited his father’s kingdom and prophet hood as well.
Al mighty Allah gave Hazrat Solomon a very vast kingdom, giving the power to rule upon humans, animals, birds, pests, and also the Jinn. He could understand the languages of them all. He had control over wind as well.
Whenever he wanted to go to some place he just ordered the wind.
The wind carried him to the distant place on his throne within few hours.
On the other hand a horse would cover the same distance in one month’s time.
One day Hazrat Solomon (peace is upon him) was having a meeting with his huge courtiers. All the humans, animals, Jinns were there according to their status. But the woodpecker was not seen anywhere.
Solomon got unhappy on its absence from the court.
Hazrat Solomon: “I can’t see the woodpecker. It never happened before. I can’t tolerate this careless attitude. Does anybody know where it is?”
There was complete silence in the court.
Solomon angrily: “You all know that I dislike non serious attitude. Why is woodpecker missing? He will be punished if he doesn’t have a solid reason.”
When Hazrat Solomon saw the woodpecker entering the court he asked.
Hazrat Solomon angrily: “Where have you been? I just do not like this irresponsible attitude.”
The woodpecker got scared of the King.
The woodpecker fearfully: “I am sorry for being late; I beg your pardon my Lord!
But I have very surprising news for you. I got late for that reason.”
Hazrat Solomon “Well, tell me the news first then I will decide to punish you or not.”
(The woodpecker was in charge of searching water when they traveled to faraway places. It used to inform the location of water. It also informed them the deepness of earth where water could be found.
Hazrat Solomon then only used to order the Jinns to dig the ground. Woodpecker’s information was always right.
Thus the water used to be plenty enough to satisfy Hazrat Solomon’s traveling group.)
The woodpecker: “I was flying in search of water in advance so that whenever we go; there would be no problem of water.
While flying over Yemen I saw a Queen Bilquis of Saba in Yemen. Allah has given her all the rewards and benefits of this world. There’s no missing of anything what so ever. Her palace is magnificent and enormous. Her throne is excellent. But she and her countrymen are misguided by Satan. Instead of believing in oneness of Allah they worship the Sun.”
Hazrat Solomon heard very carefully to the woodpecker’s story.
Hazrat Solomon: “I am giving you a letter for the Queen. Go and give it to her. And let me know the result. This is your test.”
The woodpecker flew to Yemen with the letter in its beak. Dropping the letter in the Queen’s lap the woodpecker returned.
Queen Bilquis read the letter that said: “You should not be bigheaded of your wealth and status. Come to me with the faith in one Allah only.”
The Queen read the letter and asked for advice from her wise counselors.
The Queen and her counselors decided to please the king Solomon with valuable gifts. So she sent a convoy with valuable gifts to Solomon.
Hazrat Solomon returned the convoy with the gifts and message for the Queen.
Hazrat Solomon wrote; “I do not need any gift. I offered you to believe in oneness of Allah and to worship Almighty Allah only.”
If you accept this invitation its fine otherwise I will invade your country with my tough and huge defense force. I will send you away from your country. There will be no one to save you then.”
When the Queen’s convoy came back from Hazrat Solomon’s court they described Solomon’s majestic court and powerful kingdom.
The Queen was impressed to know that he ruled not only the humans but animals and wind too. So she thought that it was foolish to fight such a powerful king.
She decided to visit Solomon herself. She found the same what she was told by her convoy.
Hazrat Solomon greeted her with respect and asked her again to trust and believe in oneness of Allah and worship Him only.
Queen Bilquis happily agreed and accepted his invitation.
Queen Bilquis: “O Allah! Until now I was worshiping the Sun. It is the thing you created. I was mistaken. Now I accept Hazrat Solomon’s invitation. I confess that it is only Allah who is the Creator of this universe and He is to be praised and worshiped only.”
The woodpecker is mentioned in holy Quran in Surah Nimal.
Moral: to get the most rewards and blessings in this world n hereafter one must believe in almighty Allah n worship Him only. All praise is for Allah. He is the Creator of this universe.
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