Archive for July, 2010

That Could've Been Me (via PRECIOUS)

Posted: July 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

The past few days have been horrible.   Bearing them was the most difficult part.  Last Thursday evening, an announcement was made from the nearby mosque.  I don't remember the name but I do know that a young man had passed away.  His funeral and the prayer to be made was conducted after the 7 pm prayer (maghrib).   Those who wanted to be a part of it were welcome. I was standing inside a grocery store counting my money when I heard it.  It made … Read More

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That Could’ve Been Me (via PRECIOUS)

Posted: July 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

The past few days have been horrible.   Bearing them was the most difficult part.  Last Thursday evening, an announcement was made from the nearby mosque.  I don't remember the name but I do know that a young man had passed away.  His funeral and the prayer to be made was conducted after the 7 pm prayer (maghrib).   Those who wanted to be a part of it were welcome. I was standing inside a grocery store counting my money when I heard it.  It made … Read More

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YLaP – Young Leaders’ achievement Program is a rigorous training program for our youth. The basic aim is to create leaders of tomorrow who should be able to rectify and regain the lost image. The program aims at personal development and encourages the spirit of voluntarism within the participants. It will give opportunities to the participants to interact through dialogues, questions, competition, social events and performances in individual capacity as well as in groups.

YLaP is a 3 Months training and development program. All the sessions will be held on Sundays, which will include interactive workshops, lectures, presentations and a field trip.

Program:

All Sundays, from July 18, 2010 to September 26, 2010

Timings: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Auditorium of National Museum of Pakistan,

Burns Garden, Near S.M. College, Strachan Road, Karachi, Pakistan.

You can download the Application Form by clicking the link below:

http://ylap.org/ylap_form.doc

OR

Send us an email to we.info@ymail.com or info@ylap.org and we will email you the form.

Organized by: WE – Aspire Today, Inspire Tomorrow

Have we ever dragged our own-self to our own court to question what have we done so far for our own people?

Have you ever thought to discover your true purpose in life?

Well, if yes, then how do you discover your real purpose in life? I am not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you are in this world at all – the very reason you exist.

This post is relevant to all of us, and in broader sense it applies to every human being.

Every day we wake up and we almost follow the same pattern, same routine, same time of leaving for work, or picking up children from school, or going out for something. We have a long day, we do certain things and then we take dinner and then go to bed.

During all this, we pray, we might be cooking, or cleaning or passing instructions, or getting things done. We have a whole list of everyday things to do.

Our life has become routine. Everyone is busy around us. Our phone rings and we sometimes do not feel like taking calls as we already are burdened with a million things going around us. Our friends send us SMS and forwarded emails and sometimes we do not reply back. We rarely have time to meet them.

We have facebook now, so that keeps us connected with those who matter. Those who don’t, remain as add as friend options. Everything is so electronic. We don’t watch TV much unless we have any of our favorite character or show.

Some occasions, some weddings, some events; we may feel like showing up and sometimes we skip some.

We have to keep up with the society. We have to reciprocate and we have to say “thank you” when someone does something for us.

We are answerable to everyone around us. Even if sometimes we don’t want to.

The load-shedding or daily power cut offs bother us. It disturbs our sleep. It makes us irritated during day. The weather is so dry and warm that by the time we reach one place from another, we are already tired.

What’s all this nonsense on TV?

Everywhere we go; same topics, same issues, same fears, some worries. No one seems to have a solution, but to crib and cry over the past and present. What is going to happen, we don’t know.

We see the same people on TV, with the same words, same suggestions, yet we see NO difference being made but things are becoming worse and even worse. By the time we realize there is a problem, it already becomes a major disaster and people have no option but to find safe havens.

Could you imagine a place like Islamabad – so safe so serene, would have bombings inside Marriott Hotel? Could you imagine Karachi being thrashed? Could you imagine Lahore the city of life becoming a city of bloodshed?

What is the reason behind all this?

Why so much hate and violence, taking lives of innocent people?

There has to be so much more behind all this.

Come on… Pakistan is becoming Shaheedistan.

My God! look at the inflation. Look at the price hikes in basic commodities. Look how basic living rights are being taken by cutting off electricity.

Wages? How can a mere salary of $60-70 i.e. 5000 to 6000 Rupees a month fulfills the needs of 5-6 family members with toddlers and infants who need milk every day? Then who complains that these maids should not be trusted alone at homes?

How can we as individuals bring some support to these people who work for us?

Forget thinking about your own-self for a moment. Think about the driver who works with you all day. Drives in heat, sweats and doesn’t say “NO” to you.

Why are we humans becoming blood suckers?

How loyally would someone wash our clothes and cook us meals and safeguard us when they are deprived of so much more back home. They leave their families at their villages to come to cities to work with us. All for few 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 thousand bucks?

Could we live in this amount every month? We must only see our monthly mobile phone and internet bills. Doing what?

We must discover our true purpose in life and realize the responsibility to our own people first.

The lady, who cleans our bathroom or irons our clothes, smiles and gives us respect. How often do we think of giving her extra money quietly and helping her out of a troubled situation with no other family member working, and kids crying from illness? No money for hospitalization or immunization.

How often do we say “thank you” to our cook or appreciate verbally for making us tasty and delicious food?

How often would we ask our driver to come, take the back seat, and we drive in his replacement?

Why would we? Because they are paid for it? Is this the approach we have?

Arrogant, rude, mean, inhumane???

Come on!!! What if we were them?

Now tell me, what extra miles are we going to keep ALLAH satisfied with our own being?

Are we helping the nearby mosque, hospital or any charitable organization?

Are we feeding some poor on our own?

Are we distributing our old clothes in the nearby orphanage?

Are we giving free medicines to the needy and deserving people living in the nearest katchi abaadi?

Are we attending any welfare organizations events?

Are we giving any rewards to our home staff or employees, apart from their basic salary or annual bonuses?

ALLAH SAYS, if you take care of my people, I will take care of you.

ALLAH SAYS, the dearest to me is the one nearest to His people in times of their needs.

ALLAH also says, I am not going to punish you for your small bad deeds. I will forgive you till you totally exceed your last limits of being arrogant. I will take everything away from you at once and then you will not have any other means.

ALLAH says, you offer salaat / prayers for your own-self to please me and not for anyone else.

ALLAH says, every time you feed a poor, I would increase your wealth by 7 times.

ALLAH says, every time you smile at a poor person, I will give you long life.

So in Islam, there is a bigger reward for every little deed done on earth.

I want my friends to try to become a little “nicer” with their surroundings, and not get carried away in their home-day to day – or glitz.

When we become sick or critically ill, we think of our mother, then our best friends as we need them around us.

This life is very short lived and temporary.

Please I urge you to become kind. Become nice. Become polite.

That’s all I have to say. I just felt like writing today.

Thanks for reading.

With loads of love and prayers!

My special thanks to KHM!

The below request was sent by Mr. Shahid Zubair of Lahore-Pakistan, the father of 3 kids.

Afterward Maria Memon of GEO TV went to meet the family and prepared a report, which is attached herewith for your kind perusal and consideration.

Please do try your level best to help the family through Bank A/c, EasyPaisa A/c… be it any sum of amount or even by passing on this request to all your friends and colleagues. May God Bless You and Your Families.

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To Honorable Sir,


This is my last attempt to gain HELP to save lives of my 3 kids, as all my requests to Govt Officials and Donors were not responded as I expected.

I have three kids, 12 old years Nida (Daughter), 10 years old Ahmad (son) and 5 years old Eman (daughter), all suffering from some auto immune disorder disease or some type of muscular dystrophy, due to which 2 of them (elder ones) are unable to walk now whereas Eman my 3rd kid is threatened by this disease and will  loose her ability to walk.


In Pakistan no proper diagnosis, cure and treatment is available. We requested various authorities for financial assistance but no response is received as yet. We are not receiving any medical assistance and facility from any of the Medical Institutions in Pakistan being as a special case.

As Pakistani doctors have opinions that no treatment is available in Pakistan but it can be cured only abroad…. but my resources are very limited.


I am a white collar person. I cannot afford the treatment and various diagnostic costs available outside Pakistan. I do not beg people but on the other side as being a father not having the required resources, would need your generous donations and contribution, as my entire family has a great hope that my kids will start walking again on their own feet.


Sir, you are a kind person, your attention can change our life.

Kindly help us, with the blessings of Allah. We are sure that our kids will become normal and they will defeat the disease.

We have  received an invitation from Dallas Hospital USA with a ray of hope for their  treatment, and 25th August 2010 is the date the of appointment. The cost of treatment per child will be Rs.2,500,000/- (which is approx.  US$ 30,000/- for each kid, travel included).


Please HELP us and kindly give attention to our APPEAL as we are in dire need of  your generous contribution.

Unfortunately, our Government is not helping me out at all.

My kids asked me, “Baba, shall we recover?”.  I have to ensure them YES.


Our wishes and dreams to survive, will only come true by your personnel attention. We need approximately Rs 7.5 million on an urgent basis from any donor, which is not big  for you and not for our Allah to arrange for us.

Being a Pakistani citizen, my last hope is lying with you.  I know you have lot of other work to do but kindly pay attention to our request.

With very best regards

Shahid Zubair

576 L Block Johar Town Lahore.
Pakistan. Ph No: 0092-323-4705247

Email: s_zubair@hotmail.com

Date 29/05/2010

Bank Account:

NIB Bank A/C No.

0403-0046205-0010

EasyPaisa Account Title: Shahid Zubair

A/C No.:

0347-4299213-3

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