Saturday, 4 July 2015

The Thoughts Of A Wandering Mind

May be if I were a wild beast, they'd own me. They'd own me, challenging their wits, just to tame me. Would I be tamed then or not is a mystery. But alas! My unfortunate tameness let their ownership of me slip through my fingers! It deprived me of their challenging their wits for me.

The Prisoners Of Thoughts

Why I Don't Care About Caitlyn Jenner's Gender

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Magazines…everywhere on the social media you’ll find people gossiping about Caitlyn Jenner’s gender, her past, her present, the support she got, the criticism she had and discussing all aspects, they can, of her personal life. The news of Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner has created much of a hype and her name has been trending everywhere. But, what if I told you: I DON’T CARE. I don’t care why she changed her gender or how many hormones did she get injected! You want a reason? I’ll give you more than one! ....

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23 Images That Will Make You Love ‘Great Expectations’!

Read 23 heart-touching quotes from my favourite classic; Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
(Just made me realize after all, I'm not that bad at photography!)


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Sunday, 31 May 2015

About time?

Isn't it about time, ladies and gentlemen, the 6 and a half decades old dispute is put to an end? Isn't it about time, the generations get an identity? Isn't it about time, the oppressed people get reward for their suffering? Isn't it about time, the orphans see the blood of their fathers being rendered useful? Isn't it about time, the lonely widows and half-widows get surrounded by the emotions of satisfaction? Isn't it about time, the raped women get justice?

Isn't it about time, Kashmiris get the right of self determination?

Indifferent and deaf though India has been, for decades, towards all the low-pitched voices rising from different corners of the valley, now and then, the voices of the oppressed demanding their rights, but the tactic will not work anymore. Those powerless voices of then have grown strong now - their pitch and frequency increased. Not only have the sources of the slogans immensely increased in number, the number of listeners have too. And what made this wave rise again was the energetic boost given by the release of Masrat Alam - a former freedom fighter.

Since his release, a new thrill has been seen flaming to height in the hearts of Kashmiris. Instead of sitting at homes, compromising on their freedom, more precisely: giving up, Kashmiris have decided to give it a go and once again stand up for their rights! The brave souls of the valley have decided to tread upon a very dull, dark and vague path but this path, like a dark tunnel, leads to light. In the leadership of Syed Ali Shah Gillani, Masrat Alam and other Separatist leaders, the people have fearlessly chosen their destiny to be the right of self-determination.
   It's general human nature, a person or a nation chooses fear as a way to minimize the harm it can get from the other. But when one has gone through enough harm already, he leaves behind fear, considering it a mere worthless tool. Same is the case with Kashmiris. After dealing with killings, bombs, fires, curfews, mass graves and what not, this nation has come out of its shell, has left fear behind and has stood alongside its leaders to pave the way to the right of self determination!

After decades of suffering, reward doesn't just become a desire. It becomes a yearning. Kashmiris are ready to take this new enthusiastic movement to whole new level in order to quench their thirst of self-determination.
I've not, even once, used the word 'freedom' but 'self-determination'. Because, I believe, freedom doesn't just come from the illegal occupant vacating a land, the real freedom comes from deep with in, it comes from freeing your soul of fear! The people who've chosen to stand up for their rights have already, by all standards, become free. They have known the taste of freedom because their mind and heart is free of fear, and mind you, fear is the worst occupant.

So, Kashmir has risen. The people have woken up. The slogans have been raised, the flags hoisted. The only nation that has to wake up in connection to this, now, is India. Indians need to open their ears, heads and hearts and realize the severity of the situation. They need to see it, not just as a crowd demanding their rights from the world's biggest democracy ( this makes me laugh, hah!), but as a psychological war that Kashmiris are winning, for sure. And what makes me say that, is Indians’ reaction to all this. They're literally freaking out and going for the use of force - a tactic that is further weakening their stance. They must come to the realization that they're losing this war of nerves and the more they use force, the quicker they'll lose.

Martin Luther King said, "Unearned suffering is redemptive."
Sooner or later the unearned suffering of Kashmiris will prove to be redemptive, India will be compelled to hold referendum and give Kashmiris, the right of self determination.

It better be NOW......because, it IS about time.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

I Care!

I care for your tears,
for your fears, for your tears.

It hurts seeing you in pain,
I feel it in each and every vein.

When I think of those old eyes
and those lips with loud cries,
looking for their young one,
who, they know, will never return.

When I think of that child,
"My world's lost 'cause my father died"
who cries, who cries!

It hurts me more than anything,
In the flood of sorrows, my heart sinks

I care for your tears,
for your fears, for your tears.

It's an old piece of poetry by me, wrote it when I was a seventh grader. The poem was written for the oppressed Kashmiris striving for not only their right of self-determination but their right to LIVE! 

What Is Hijab?

Literally the Arabic word Hijab means “Screen” or “Curtain” and so its purpose is to shield. Hijab is generally taken as a piece of cloth used by Muslim women to cover their heads. It is also called a head scarf.


Hijab, to many of us, may just seem a small piece cloth but it , in itself, means complete dignity. Women wearing Hijab feel a sense of protection of their dignities and graces from evil eyes. Hijab makes one feel, secure as the main purpose of Hijab is to make a women feel very precious so that she remains protected. A woman in Hijab is just like a pearl in a shell, it’s in the shell because it is special! In fact, today’s woman has become a show piece and so she has to make over herself in such a way that she looks attractive, to avoid being pinpointed in the society but Muslim women are freed from such pressures. Islam always teaches simplicity and so hijab frees one from such social pressures and barriers, to have simplicity under the veil and live a graceful life. That is the reason Hijab in any form (with or without Abaya) is and should be very simple, so that it does not become a source of attraction.


If we go keenly through the Holy Qur’an and the Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam), we find very obvious instructions about the importance of Hijab.
In the Light of Qur’an
  In Surah Noor, Allah(Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says,

“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigor, or small children. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.”                                                                              [al-Noor 24:31]

In Surah al-Ahzab ayah 59, Allah(Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

"O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the faithful to draw their outer garments (jilbabs) close around themselves; that is better that they will be recognized and not annoyed. And God is ever Forgiving, Gentle."

All these Ayaat (verses) tell us that Hijab is an obligation by Allah Almighty for all the Muslim women. They make us realize that when Islam started to spread, the Muslim women did not wear Hijab and it was later that Allah revealed an Ayah [al-Noor 24:31] making Hijab compulsory. That is the answer to all those who term Hijab just as a part of ‘Arabic cultural dress’! If after reading the above verses, one does not wear a Hijab, she’ll surely be disobeying Allah by not following His orders.

    In the Light of Ahadith
We also come to know about the Hijab being an obligation from the Ahadith.
When Allah’s Apostle used to offer the Fajr prayer, some believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with him and then they would return to their homes unrecognized.
      It was narrated from ‘A’ ishah(May Allah be pleased with her) that Asma’ bint Abi Bakr (Allah be pleased with them both) entered upon the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace) while wearing thin clothing, so he turned away from her and said,
“O Asma! Indeed when a woman reaches [the age of] puberty, it is not proper that anything should be shown except this and this”, and he pointed to his face and hands. (Abu Dawud transmitted it)

So from the light of Quran and Sunnah, it is quite obvious that Hijab is an obligation and all Muslim women must observe Hijab, covering their entire body.


When we look around us, we see so many Muslim women who do not wear Hijab.It is the responsibility of those who know, to tell them about the importance of Hijab because if a Muslimah does not wear Hijab, it may cost her much in the world hereafter.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 13-14:

    13      Those are limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath to abide therein (for ever); and that will be the Supreme Achievement.
   14      But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a Fire to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.

Sahih Muslim Hadith 6840,Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“There are two types of the people of Hell that I have not seen yet: men with whips like the tails of cattle, with which they strike the people, and women who are clothed yet naked, walking with an enticing gait, with something on their heads that looks like the humps of camels, leaning to one side. They will never enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance.”

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,

                         ”Ballighu ‘anni wa lau ayah”
“If you listen even one verse from me , spread it.” (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 2838)

So now it’s our duty to spread the message to those who do not know and Allah will surely reward us for our efforts.