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Ramazan Resolution.



Ramazan, the month of fasting, is just around the corner. It is the time of the year when you can find everyone around you trying to act upon this order of Quran:
” فَاسْتَبِقُوا الْخَيْرَاتِ”

This Holy month hold so many blessings in it. To get more out of it, we need to first look into what are those things which need our attention and then organize them in a form of Ramazan Resolution.
As we know that Ramazan holds its importance in Islam for being a month during which Quran was revealed on Holy Prophet s.a.w. So first priority should be given toward the recitation of Holy Quran. If you recite 4-5 pages regularly after every Salat you would be able to complete one recitation easily.

Nowadays Islam is known to people because of extremism. In order to prove these allegations wrong, we ourselves need to learn those teachings of Holy Prophet s.a.w that are the essence of teachings of Islam. There is no other better way to do this but by learning 40 Hadiths, i.e 2-3 every day from “Chayhal Hadiths” by Mir M.Ishaq Ahmad Sahib. If you want to learn 40 hadiths with in-depth analysis of them you should read Chalees Jawahir paray by Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad sahib R.A. چالیس جواہر پارے
30 days are more than enough to adopt a habit or to change a routine. If you are irregular in offering 5 prayers regularly Ramazan is the best time for you to change it. Make a Salat Calendar and mark your prayers on it regularly.

Being a follower of Sultan Ul Qalam A.S, i.e Promised Messiah A.S, you really need to make your weapon of knowledge and reasoning powerful by reading his writings. Hazoor atba has advised us to read “Philosophy of Teachings of Islam”. To make this learning fun you can also participate in our Ramazan Quiz where we have included this book in our Quiz as well. follow @RamzanQuiz on Twitter to know more about it.

So these are the basic outlook of the things that should be your focus during the holy month of Ramadan. To make it more fruitful you should also make a schedule for using social media apps. That way Ramazan will also be helping you in reducing the addiction of these sites.
If you have vacations from your work or your college you have a perfect chance of doing an Aytaqaf. There is no better way to get closer to God than Aytaqaf. You can also formulate a plan for that as well as I did last year which you can read here: “10 days of spiritual rendezvous with Allah”

above all, you should try to work for the betterment of your own self or for self-reformation. Hazoor atba has advised us about that many times. (Self Reformation friday sermon )

Write a letter to Hazoor atba in every ashra. Tell him about your progress and your Resolution.

Utilize maximum time in remembering Allah and praying for the peace and betterment of mankind.

Now by the end of this post, I hope you have a clear idea of how to formulate a Ramazan Resolution. May Allah Almighty enable us to earn as many blessings as we can from this Holy Month. Ameen

میرا مولا سارے میرے بگڑے کام بناتا هے


پشیمان جب بھی پیاسا

 اس کے در پہ جاتا هے

 رحمت کا لیئے وه پیالا

 بھر بھر جام لٹاتا هے

 موڑ کے هواؤں کے رخ

ابر کرم برساتا هے

 میرا مولا سارے میرے

 بگڑے کام بناتا هے

گرمی افلاک کی لو سے

 اس کا سایہ بچاتا هے

 راستوں کے سبھی کانٹے

 اس کا فضل ہٹاتا هے

 نور کی اک دھار سے وه

گھر اپنا دکھلاتا هے

میرا مولا سارے میرے

 بگڑے کام بناتا هے

 در اک بند هو جاۓ اگر

 سو نئے کھلواتا هے

 بکھرے هوۓ سب پتوں کو

 هوا کے دم پے اڑاتا هے

 پھولوں کی مهک سے وه

 آنگن کو مسکاتا هے

 میرا مولا سارے

 میرے بگڑے کام بناتا هے.

Pasheman jub bhi payasa

 Uskay dar par jata ha

 Rehmat ka liay wo payala

 Bhar bhar jam lutata hai

 Moar k hawaon ka rukh

 Abr e karam barsata ha

 Mayra Mola Saray myry

 Bigray kam banata hai

 Garmi e aflaq ki lu sy

 Uska saya bachata ha

 Raston ky sabhi kanty

 Uska fazal hata’ta ha

 Noor ki ik dhar sy wo

 Dar apna dikhlata ha

 Myra mola saray mayry

 Bigray kam banata ha

 Dar ik band ho agr

 Su na’ay khulwata ha

Bikry huay sub paton ko

 Hawa k dam pay urata ha

Pholon ki mehak sy wo

 Angan ko muskata ha

 Myra mola saray myry

 Bigray kam banata ha.

“Shone for Nothing” – a dialogue




This is the story of Aylan Kurdi the 3 years old Syria kid who drowned in the sea and his body was found on the shore. But the story basically represents the condition ad thinking of every Syrian child who wants nothing but a safer place to live with his friends and family.

“Shone for Nothing”

– In complete darkness suddenly there’s thunder and lightning, a boat could be seen trying to make its way through the violent waves while carrying its passengers. Lights turn on.

Among other people and boy could be seen sitting while holding its mother’s arm. Fear had already taken over the thoughts of everyone which their faces are mirroring.

Boy (terrified): how long will it take? When will we reach our home?

Mother (striking his hair): I don’t know exactly but don’t worry that will be a better and safe place for you.

Boy: Safer than our home?

Mother: Yes safer than your home, we will make a new home there, will buy toys for you and you will get to go to school as well.

Boy: would Ali and Omran be there?

Mother: no, maybe soon. But you can make new friends there.

Boy: But I don’t want new friends. Ali and Omran were to show me their new football. Are the people at “the better place” affable?

Mother: yes they are, (to herself) that’s all we are hoping for.

( Thunder and lightning, the boy get scared and hold his mother more tightly the mother try to calm him down by singing the famous Syrian lullaby:

” Lail-a tanam

Lail-a tanam…”

The boy loses the grip)

Boy (calm but curious): Mother?

Mother: Yes?

Boy (pointing towards the sky): when would we be able to see the stars?

Mother: when the storm will be over

Boy: But why is it taking too long?

Mother: don’t worry, when the tunnel is dark, only then you can see the light at the end. That light keeps us alive.

Boy: Stars have the light too. I want to be a star. I want to be up there, high in the sky, you know why?

Mother: why?

Boy: so that the good people could see me when I will be up there shining brightly they could see me and save me from “the bad people”.

Mother (smiling): (to her) people don’t look up to the sky unless they are surrounded by darkness.

(Silence again followed by a strong and loud thunder and lightning. waves shaking the boat violently. loud screams and a sudden darkness.)

(When lights turn on, few people with life jackets on could be seen floating in with drowned boat’s wrecks.

Mother: (sobbing and screaming) “Aylan, Aylan?”

Complete darkness.

Seashore with Aylan’s body. Mother (dressed as a spirit) standing at the corner of the stage looking at the body in complete distress.


Mother: *sigh* a better place? (Sobbing) “Up there”? So that people can see you? hunh. My child my star, a little has changed after you. I see countries who build walls and other don’t want us. You shone for nothing. Your brother shone for nothing. We shone for nothing. Like Aylan, many Syrians who chose to leave end up washed away on foreign shores. And those who do end making the journey to safety sometimes end up witnessing the ugly face of intolerance and bigotry. Is this what he wanted to shine for? Is this what he wanted to be a star for? He doesn’t want his place in headlines but he wants the answer.

میرا مولی میرا یار هو




نہ دور هوں

راستے سب


پر نور هوں

تیری رضا میں هے بقا

تیری لقا روح کی شفاء

ان منزلوں کی سرد هوا

تیری اور لے جاۓ یوں بھگا

نہ غم رهے

نہ خار هو

میرا مولی میرا یار هو

میرے درد میں سہار هو.



Na doar hon

Rastay sb


Pur noor hon

Teri raza

Hai baqa

Teri liqa

Roah ki shifa

In manzilon ki Sard hawa

Teri aour lay jay Youn bhaga

Na gham rahy

Na khar ho

Myra mola myra yaar ho

Myry dard main saha’r ho..


حوصلے اور خواهشیں

آس اور شکایتیں



رات اور صبح کا شور

خار و گل و بلبل و مور

تشنگی کی ندی

غموں کی اک صدی

فرقت و الفت کا ساتھ

هے عجب قسمت کا هاتھ

پستیِ رفعت غم

فتحِ شکستہ دل

حالتِ اضطراب

هیں عجب دل کے یہ حال

حد و حکمت سے دور

قلب و ذہن کا فتور

راستے کے سبھی خار

هو کہ غم سے آشکار

کوچہ دل کے باب

زندگی کے عجیب راگ..



Hoslay aur khwahishen

Aas aur shikayaten



Raat aur subh ka shor

Khar o gul o bulbul o moar

Tishnagi ki nadi

Ghamon ki ik sadi

Furqat o ulfat ka sath

Ha ajb kismat ka hath..

Pasti e rifat e gham

Fatah e shikasta dil

Halat e iztirab

Hein ajab dil k yeah haal..

Had o hikmat say doar

Qalab o zayhan ka fator

Rastay k sabhi khar

Ho k gham sy ashkar

Kocha e dil k yeh baab

Zindagi k ajeeb raag…


“Language of Love”

Short Story:

“Language of Love”


She hastily took a piece of paper with a sandwich in it and ran toward the door. Stopping for a while, trying to put on her shoe she glanced over the words carved on a wall hanging. After successfully putting on her shoes she rushed toward the door. It was not for the first time that she was getting late for her job. She nearly ran toward the corner of the street, from where her van used to pick her up. It was a pleasant morning. The Sun was trying to make its way through the clouds while the wind didn’t seem to help him since it blew the clouds back. Everyone was in a hurry; few were rushing towards their offices while others were accompanying their children on the way to their school. The Chirping of the birds was overcome by the sound of traffic horns. It’s the time of the day when everyone is excited about the upcoming adventures of the day.


As she was having her breakfast while waiting for her van she saw a beautiful little girl in a school uniform standing near her. The girl was looking at her as if she knew her. Suddenly a school van stopped near that little girl and the girl rode away. Eliza became curious and delighted at the same time at the act of that little girl. In the meanwhile, her van arrived and she started her journey toward her office.


The next day as Eliza arrived at the bus stop a bit earlier, she noticed the girl standing there again and looking at her with the same glow in her eyes as it was there a day before. Eliza smiled back at her and she could see the joy on the girl’s face. Eliza felt contented as she became the reason of someone’s smile.


Now, this event became a part of her daily routine. Eliza was always there waiting for her and she started arriving a bit earlier at the spot in order to see the joyful face of the girl. This routine continued every day except on the weekend.


One Monday as Eliza arrived at the Bus stop she noticed the girl standing there at the side of the road where Eliza used to wait for her van. And today she was there with her mother. Eliza greeted her mother and smiled as usual at the girl and both left for their respective destinations.


Next day when Eliza arrived at the spot the girl was not there. She became worried about her, but there was not a single way to communicate with the girl or to know the reason of her absence.  That was the day when Eliza realized that, that little girl had changed everything about her. She used to be the girl who never cared about anything and anyone but that single smile of that little girl meant everything to her. That smile let her forget her worries. A Smile is itself a therapy when it casts its spell, it breaks all other magic.


On the very next day as Eliza went to the spot she was delighted to find the girl there already waiting for her anxiously. As she approached her she asked her mom about her absence and her mother replied that”Muskan was ill so she took a leave”. “Muskan”, Eliza recalled, “So that’s what her name is, as pleasant as her cute little self”, refreshing smile illuminated her face. That day she felt a strong desire to talk to her and to know more about her.


She tried to accomplish that goal a few days later as upon seeing the girl she greeted her but in response, the girl spoke nothing and smiled. After thinking for a while she again asked Muskan about her school, in order to start a conversation, but she didn’t reply instead she stood still looking at her. Eliza changed the question and asked her about her favorite cartoon character but still Muskan, with her “Muskan on” replied nothing.  That made Eliza curious and worried at the same time. She sat before the girl looking at her for a while.


As she stood up Muskan’s mother approached here. Before she could say anything a tear rolled on her cheek.  “Muskan really likes you, She always waits for you before she could leave for school.”, “But Why, I mean, I never talked to her, Is there any reason for it?” Asked Eliza curiously.


“Yes there is, and it’s the smile, whenever she smiles at you, you always smile back at her.”, Eliza looked at the girl who was still smiling, “But why she never spoke” asked Eliza, “Because”Muskan’s mother replied with a sigh “She cannot hear, nor speak, she is deaf and a mute”.


Eliza was startled! Eliza never talked to her never ever communicated with her but then how could she think her to be the only one who could understand her. Muskan’s mom deduced her thoughts and taught her something she didn’t know and she never considered, “there are many people around the world who cannot understand your language but it doesn’t mean you cannot communicate with them. You can easily communicate and make them understand if you know the language of love, kindness, and affection. And that is the only reason Muskan without knowing what you are saying, can still understand you. Sometimes being deaf is a blessing as words hurt more but knowing to communicate in a language of love is more than a blessing. And as love begets love, both of you are blessed,” Muskan’s mother continued to speak while all Eliza could recall were the words carved on that wall hanging near her front door, which for the first time were making sense to her “Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love”.



This blog belongs to a 20 years old bookaholic and a chai addict who is a student of life and literature. This blog is more like a lab where I experiment different writing styles and techniques with two primary chemicals, languages, Urdu and English.

Your suggestions and opinions are always welcome.

سب رنگ کریں تجھ تک سفر



سرو و سمن و باغ و بر

تیری قدرتوں کی دیں خبر


گل و بلبلوں سے سجے چمن

تیری شان جن میں جلوه گر


صحرا و دشت صبح و شب

تیری مصوریت سے هیں تر


مٹ جائیں اک پل میں سب

تیرے حکم سے,بھرے نگر


خالقیت سے بسا دے پھر

اک جہاں تو چاهے گر


قصہ رقص مور کے

سب رنگ کریں تجھ تک سفر

Saru o saman Bagh o bar

Teri qudraton ki daen khabr


Gul o bulbul sy sajay chaman

Teri shan jin main jalwagar


Sehra o dasht Subah o Shab

Teri “Musawiryt” sy  hain tar


Mit jaen ik pal main sub

Tera hukam sy bharay nagar


“Khaliqiyat” sy basa dy phir

Ik jahan tu chahay gaar.


Qisa e raks e mo’ar kay

Sub rang tujh tak karen safar.

میرا دل نظر اور میرے خواب

میرا دل نظر اور میرے خواب

میری منزلیں

میرے خواب سب

تیری یاد سے بندھے هوۓ

کسی ایک موڑ سے تر ہوا

تیری خشبوؤں کی مہک لیئے

جو ملے تو بس یہی کہے

تیرے ساتھ میرا جو ساتھ هے

بے حد و بے حساب هے.

میری کامیابیاں جو هیں سبھی

تیری شفقتوں سے لدی ہوئیں

تیری یاد کرتی هے بے قرار

تیری دعاؤں کے ثمار

هیں روز و شب میں بھرے هوۓ

میرا دل


اور میرے خواب

تیری یاد سے بندھے هوۓ

تیری آس سے لدے هوۓ.

Myri manzilen

Myry khwab sub

Teri yaad sy bandhy huay

Kisi ik mor sy tar hawa

Teri khushbon ki mehak liay

Jo a milay To bus yahi kahay

“Teray sath myra jo sath ha

Bayhad o bayhisab ha”

Myri kamyabiyan jo hain sabhi

Teri shafqaton sy ladi hui

Teri yad krti ha byqarar

Teri duawon k samaa’r

Hain roaz shab man bharay huay

Myra dil


Aur myry khwab

Teri yaad sy bandhy huay..

Teri aa’s say lady huay..

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