Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pride, Ego and Meekness

Had a lot of lengthy unending discussions, was once asked that “Don't you have ego?” After some contemplation and more of gathering others' words compiled a question to prompt discussion. Lets consider two examples straight away to open up to the lesser analogy and more of a fuss.

Example 1: 

Case 1:
A person in prayer prostrating for Allah, shows humbleness through this act. A prayer in ba-jamaAt namaz (prayer in group) would make his/her head nearly touch feet of the person standing ahead without any worry or care. What does ego and pride mean for such a prayer in mosque?

Case 2:
On the other hand, suppose situation out of prayer or mosque, rarely would anyone agree to near-touch someone's feet by ones head, and even in that case not without feeling disgrace. What does ego mean for prayer out of mosque?

Example 2:

A mosque superintendent would not let poor people sleep inside the mosque. So poor men would sleep in front of mosque's door, in the veranda, even though that was winter season. Unlike other mornings, this morning while the sun was rising above and poor men had started to move a little to get out of their beds, a dog was seen resting on their dirtiest quilts, aside them. What does pride and ego mean for such an educated mosque superintendent and what does stand for meekness?

Surely more dirt has been thrown by these two examples on the topic, still a matter of concern is that, would it be required to redefine ego, pride and meekness and their synonymous terms from a humane and human perspective, until its too late and the day of judgment arrives.

Thanks to Sir Sibtain Haider Rizvi for sharing example #1.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A beginner’s brief guide to love affair in Pakistan

This essay is strictly for beginners. Advanced lovers may meet me privately or may wait for concerned article. The scope of this article is to our so-called beloved homeland, our love-place Pakistan.

While deciding to have or not a love affair you would need to consider that whether or not there is someone around you to have love-affair with. You might like to consider some important points given below regarding this.

Religion does matter, so if you are Muslim look for Muslim and narrow down your search.

After all Islam has been divided into sects which might not love each other, or may even love to hate each other mutually or one-sidedly, so make sure that if you are Shiite you don’t try to find someone who is Ahmaddiya or Sunni. And, if you are Sunni you might not show interest in an Ahmaddiya or Shiite.

Once you have narrowed down into your own sect, as a matter of fact castes does exist in indo-pak subcontinent. So, if you are Jutt do not look for Malik. If you are Butt do not find a Nutt. If you are Kumar do not strive for Tarkhan. If you are Qureshi do not hurry for Marasi. Stay into caste you were born in while making your search, even if it seems outdated.

Family and Standard 
The family to which your prospective love might belong to should be equal to yours in terms of economical and social status; this might help you have better long-term relationship.

Your Love
Your love must be anyone you feel good to look at, and you find yourselves having “heart attacks” at hearing the name of your loved one. Although not recommended in most cases, but you may even marry your loved one, as that happens to be not a crime.

Results and Discussion
Since without any doubt you would be startled enough till now due to hopelessness, do not worry at all and decide if you really want a love affair? If No, you are wise. If Yes, yes you are crazy, and the guidelines were not for you, so you may choose any pet animal of your own choice which you deeply find satisfied to look at, and enjoy touching and cuddling as well. In case if you don’t want a pet animal and need a real human being, you may choose anyone without considering caste, creed, sect, family, currency, standard, color and religion. In this case marriage may turn a crime, and looking, touching and cuddling immoral.

Poems Controversy

Oddly enough, over some years a few poems “have been left by me”. This is not a poetical expression, opposed to that its plain reality. Those left poems were unfortunately or very unfortunately “love poems”, like “love songs” of a youthful age. Great thing related to them is that they were appreciated by most of people they were read by. Interesting comments and responses were received. A few were like 

“Someone has indeed ditched you!” 

“You deeply love someone…!” 

“Which season have you written these poems?” 

“Which conditions were you going through that time?” 

“Where have you copied them from?” 

“You are too sensitive” 

Like it should be that understanding and interpretation be left unto readers, so did I tried to do. As for many months no such lunatic exaggerative craze has hit the “shareef” mind and the flow of “life” has not let produce any such over-hyped expression of sensitive emotions. So, not to speak a word about the two dozen supposed unrequited love affairs that I never had, and not to talk about the just few I have, but to bust the myth behind the “poems story” it will suffice that an idea, dream or message can expertly be closed into a written expression. Which might require practice of writing and following the formal stages of like drafting, proofreading and fooling. Yes, indeed fooling is the most important stage where the message is hidden between the lines in such a way that the reader is fooled and his or her own emotions start to feel “something”, because they might find some hidden connection in between them and the writing. What “something” is that happens? A controversy for sure, not the point to discuss here. Still that controversy in much unlike the one which is happening this season with “Mr. and Mrs. Controversial”. And there is no over-hyped imbalanced expression of emotions of “fatherly and brotherly love” from now, it is a start of seemingly safe journey from controversial poems to much clearer prose. Still a line or two of this prose may end up in controversy, unless the reader is “mature and shareef” enough to understand whats is coming next.