Palestinian protesters burn tyres as clashes broke out with Israeli security forces during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 14, 2013.
Earlier in the week the United States sharply criticized Israel’s plans to move ahead with 1,000 new settlers homes on the West Bank, saying it was unhelpful to US efforts to kickstart peace talks.
An Afghan refugee man, center, covers his face as he and others get caught in a sandstorm at a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency.
What if you could fly? If you could touch the skies. Burst through the clouds feeling the wind on your face. The wind stealing a tear from your eyes, slowly creeping through the side of your face to your ear.See the world below you, see the people looking like little ants, and point out your own house and the place you hang out with your friends. If you could feel a bug splat on your face, If you could race the birds to the next patch of clouds. If you could feel your weight disappear into the vast blue sky. If you could see as far as the sky stretched. If you could wave your hand to a kid sitting at the window seat of a plane, if you could look over the clouds, the same clouds which looked over you all your life. What if you could fly ?
What if you could catch fire? If you could stick your hand in the bon fire and grab a red hot amber. Roll it around in your hand and hold it close to you. If you could see the amber really closely and watch it turn to ash slowly in you hands. If you could catch the flame of a candle in your hand and take it to the next room, if you could walk through a raging fire in a building and rescue a damsel in distress (if you are a boy) or a sweet little cat (if you are a girl) . if you could grab the flame of a stove, take it to your nose and balance the whole flame on your nose and show it off to your buddies. What If you could catch fire?
What if you could talk to fish ? If you could call on your buddy the whale shark, if you could go for a swim with miss dolphin, if you could be in an argument with a whale , if you could ask the shark “why so serious?”, or ask the sea horse if you can have a ride on him, if you could talk business with a goldfish, or laugh out on a joke from the white dolphin, if you could text miss squid to come to your party, if you could challenge the octopus in arm wrestling. What if you could talk to fish?
What if you could go invisible ? if you could sneak into your class room, late. If you could tip toe out of your room to eat the let over pizza MOM saved for your brother or sister, if you could slap the guy you hated all your life and couldn’t do anything about it , with him not even noticing, if you could help catch a gang of robbers, if you could stand right besides those people who talk against you , if you could scare the life out of your friends, or play hide and seek with your buddies and hide right in front of them, What if you could go invisible?
What if?, a question we all ask ourselves daily if not all the time. Which is natural I guess because we cannot have everything in this world and we certainly don’t. so it’s our nature to imagine ourselves having all those things which we don’t. Imagining ourselves enjoying our lives. Imagining ourselves to have a better time than we are having right now. A question we cant help it but to ask. And when we ask this question our imagination capabilities go wild. But this question is very important to us, it makes us know how it feels to be in somebody else’s shoes. It familiarizes us with the possibilities of the world. And in many cases it also reveals to us why we don’t have everything. And more than often we get the answer to the question as to why we don’t have everything but we pretend not to know the answer. And when we realize why we are not given everything our heart and soul sets finally into peace.
So go ahead ask yourself “What if “ and let your imagination run wild.
I was watching tv and suddenly there comes a breaking news that in Faisalabad city a husband burned his wife by putting a kerosene oil on her just because the wife asked money for the monthly expenses of home and his husband had spent all his earned money on buying drugs,cigarettes and on playing cards so he did not have an even single penny left for spending on daily home expenses and he found the solution of this problem as to put his wife to death.So, this is the story which is very shocking to me and I think for everyone.
This is not a single story but a huge no.of happenings of this kind are daily occurring in our society.As we are living a life in a under-developed country where most of the people belong to a poor class and are illetrate.People are so much frustrated that they just want to escape from the harsh situations and thus commit suicides,murder people,attempt acid attacks,honour killing and killing of a women.
In most of the rural areas men still don’t want to listen that they are blessed with a baby girl How cruel?We say that we are modern people but ponder a little our modernity teaches us this that kill your baby if it’s a baby girl and make festivities if the baby is a boy. We also proudly say that we are muslims and follow the sunnah and Quran but have we ever thought that our Quran teaches us to respect women and give them their due rights. It very clearly proves that what we say are totally opposite to our actions.Because instead of giving them their due rights men try to snatch their rights and the example is in front of us that is killing of a living baby girl for the sole reason that she is born a girl.No one is allowed to kill anyone.No one has a right to take away the right of a life from others because it is the most fundamental and basic right of every human being existing in this world.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Sometimes a writer’s job is to say something that can catch eye of the readers obviously.
Have you ever thought even for half a minute that who are you? and why are you..?
You ain’t just the bones of your body that are carrying the load. You’re not your body, because living cells come and go and are generally outside of your control. You’re not your location, because that can definitely change. You aren’t your DNA because that simply defines the boundaries of your playing field. You aren’t your upbringing because siblings routinely go in different directions no matter how similar their start.
You have some responsibilities!
You have some role that you’re here, in this world!
Everybody has.. No one’s created without a meaning. Living a life doesn’t means to get your bones loaded with what you have, to let your body enjoy, to make love, to sleep all day and party all night, to have meals in supreme hotels, to waste time and die in the end.
So what does the Creator, Allah, tell us about our purpose in life? Allah states in the Quran that He created man to be His Khalefah, His trustee on earth (Quran 2:30). Mankind’s basic trust, our responsibility, is to believe in and worship Allah:
And I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me… (Quran, 51:56-58)
Very simple! The purpose for man’s creation is to worship the Creator. The essence of Allah’s message through all of the prophets also was:
O mankind, worship Allah, you have no deity other than Him. (Quran, 7:59,65,73,85; Also 11:50,61,84; and 23:23,32)
Allah further states that He made this life in order to test man so that every person may be recompensed after death for what he has earned:
[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving. (Quran, 67:2)
But in order to worship Him, we have to know Him well otherwise we may form a distorted concept of Him and then go astray. In the Quran Allah tells mankind what He is and what He is not. For example, in response to a question about Allah that was posed to the Prophet Muhammad , Allah instructs Muhammad to give the following reply:
Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah [Who is] One, Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, nor is there to Him any equivalent. (Quran, 112)
It is clear from this that Muhammad is not the author of the Quran otherwise he won’t have shown that someone is dictating to him what to say.
Also, Allah has to tell us how He wants to be worshiped, which He does in the Quran. He also tells us in the Quran that all Prophets came with the same identical message to their people – that is to believe in Allah and to worship Him. He also tells us in the Quran that all the people of other religions have deviated from the original teachings of their prophets. This is due to two reasons. The first is that earlier scriptures were not preserved simply because of the absence or scarcity of writing paper and so the teachings were transmitted orally and with time became distorted. The second reason is because the clergy of various religions introduced doctrines that were never there (e.g., the Christian trinity creed was introduced only after the council of Nicea in 325 AD and the Council of Constantinople in 386 AD). Because of the changes that crept into earlier religions, Allah tells us that He sent the Prophet Muhammad as the last and final prophet and guidance to mankind with a scripture that He promised would be preserved forever. Allah provides a test to prove that the Quran is from Him. Allah says:
Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? (i.e. its meanings and its objective) If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction. (Quran, 4:82)
The Quran is available for scrutiny and investigation by any person to try to find even one error or contradiction in it. In fact this test must be applied to any other scripture that claims it is the word of God.
Try to know yourself and you’ll find meaning in your life other than that busy routine. The feeling of contentment will follow you at your doorstep.