Eid Mubarak

On the auspicious day of Eid ul Fitr, heart-felt sincere fecilitations from me and my family to all Muslims, especially of Pakistan origin. May Allah grant your fasts and prayers and bless you with everlasting good health, happiness and prosperity. Amen.

Let us pray that sense prevails in power corridors of the Super Power and they stop killing innocent men, women and children in the world, specially, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

8. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

9. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

Vicious Propaganda to Destroy Pakistan

The so called war on terror is making mockery of humanity.
The basis of this cruel war is:

Spread harassing lies to confuse the public and then do the killing to achieve selfish motives of some vicious persons of American administration.

American forces keep on firing missiles from their Drones (pilotless planes) on residential houses situated in Tribal areas near Afghanistan border, sometime denying their action and sometime falsely trying to justify that they killed some Al-Qaida member. If ever they give a name, it is unknown or the man with that name is found alive later.

The Pakistan Government has gone mad. In obeying the white elephant America they are killing loyal Pakistanis along with their women and children living in Tribal areas. For this dirty operation, Gun Ship helicopters and even F-16 planes are being used along-side artillery to bomb tribal areas.

So far, not only thousands of loyal Tribal people including women and children have been killed but also thousands of Pakistani soldiers have lost their lives in this American anti-Pakistan game. The injured are in addition, most of whom have lost one or more of their limbs which, in time to come, can generate hate in their hearts for their own country as they will feel the pinch of their amputated bodies the rest of their lives.

To justify this cruel action, false propaganda has been made the basis. News (rumour) is spread after every day or two that so-called Pakistani Taliban (Tribal people) have burnt a girls school and they are enemy of women.

The fact is that so far neither a single school has been burnt in Tribal area nor Taliban have torched any school. The schools that have so far been torched were all situated in settled area of Swat which is under administrative control of provincial government of North West Frontier province while the Tribal areas are under direct administrative control of Federal government, and no so-called Taliban are operating in Swat.

Enemies of Pakistan must be celebrating that, due to their strategy, a Muslim Nuclear Power will be (God forbid) on its knees of their own effort.

May God guide our stupid rulers to wisdom and save Pakistan, Amen

F’s for a Happy Marriage – Part – 1

1. Faith:
The most basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is the common faith that binds the couple.
Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to weekly worship it becomes an integral part of a Muslim’s life. The frame of reference shared by the couple eases communication and sharing of values. It is highly recommended that faith play an important role in the developing a loving relationship.
For example, as the Prophet Muhammad (SAW- peace and blessings be upon him) said, that even if a husband places a morsel of food in his wife’s mouth, he gets a reward for this act and Allah increases the bond of love between them. So when we love each other for the sake of Allah WE ACTUALLY INCREASE OUR FAITH.

2. Forgiving:
One of the main components of a happy marriage is that the spouses are able to forgive, that they do not hold grudges or act judgmental towards each other. It is expected that when we live with someone, situations may arise when we end up saying or doing things that hurt our spouses. The challenge is not to dwell on it or lay blame but to move past it. This can only happen if we are not too proud to ask for forgiveness and we are not stingy to forgive.
When the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) asked his Companions ‘do you wish that Allah should forgive you’ they said, of course O Prophet of Allah. He responded, “then forgive each other”. If we expect Allah to forgive us then we must learn to forgive.

3. Forgeting:
When we constantly remind our spouses of all the times they let us down or hurt us we have not truly forgiven. Things that happened in the past must be left there and not be used as fresh ammunition in new situations. Couples who use this technique usually fall in a rut and become victims of their own pettiness, unable to break free.

4. Forbearance:
Sabr (patience) is the most useful tool to have in managing a healthy lifestyle. Being patient and forbearing puts us in a pro-active frame of mind it brings us closer to Allah through Tawakul (trust) and reliance. We develop an inner mechanism that empowers us to handle life’s difficult moments. As Allah states in Surah (chapter)al-Asr: “Surely by time humans are at loss, except those who believe and do righteous deeds and counsel each other to the truth and counsel each other to Sabr (patience)’ (Quran, chapter 103).

5. Flexibility:
Many couples un-necessarily make themselves miserable because they are unwilling to bend a little. We should not expect our spouses to be our extensions. They are their own selves with personalities, likes and dislikes. We must respect their right to be themselves as long as it does not compromise their Deen (religion). Being inflexible and not accommodating for individual differences leads to a very stressful and tense home atmosphere.

6. Friendship:
This aspect of marriage has three components.
First is to develop a friendship with our spouses. The relationship based on friendship is more able to withstand outside pressures. We honor, trust, respect, accept and care for our friends, in spite of our differences. These are the aspects of friendship we should bring to our marriages.
Unfortunately, the only aspect that people think of bringing to their marriage which is highly inappropriate is the buddy scenario. Shariah (Islamic law) has placed the husband in a leadership role within a family. This requires a certain decorum, which cannot be maintained if the spouses consider each other as pals.
This should not be taken to mean that husband is a dictator but a shepherd who is responsible for and to his flock. This is a position of grave responsibility and places an enormous burden on the husband. Furthermore, the children need to see their parents as friends but not as pals as this encourages disrespect.

7. Friendly Attitude:
Second aspect of friendship is to have friendly relations with in-laws. When couples compete as to whose parents are more important it becomes a constant source of grief. Much valuable time is wasted trying to convince, one another of whose parents are most desirable. It is better, if we accept, that our spouses will not overnight fall in love with our parents just because we want them to. As long as they maintain friendly relations that are cordial and based on mutual respect we should not force the issue.