The primitive human beings did not have the guidance of Allah and were not able to develop a code of morality and ethics. But even they realized that fighting was not the key to success. A slow movement of social integration started with the development of a family system. The family had important ingredients of three generations. Grand parents, parents and children. And all three generations had the ability to contribute in making their structure strong within and strong without. Together they could survive and separate they would succumb to others. The Aesop’s fable of the ten sticks handed over to his ten sons by the dying man is an ever lasting example of unity. Bound together the sticks were not breakable, but separated they were easy to break.
The demonic desire to break the family is a ruse of lobbies to undo our country. The confusion and mess of homo sexuality, the gender battle of dominance instead of equality, the innuendoes of incest, can be fought by holding strong to the rope of Allah’s commands. Here we show eleven beautiful images of family life as portrayed by M.A. Rahman Chughtai, National Painter of Pakistan. Enjoy and be proud of Pakistan. A family is forever!
AN ARISTOCRATIC DISDAIN FOR THE PLEASURES OF COMMON MAN
THE ANIMOSITY TOWARDS BASANT IS ACTUALLY CLEARLY RAW DEAL
All praise for our Minister of Culture who looked into the matter of Basant which engulfed Lahore and their disdain for those who sabotaged their one easy way of pleasure. People flew kites, they were not involved in theories. Their happiness knew no bound, and a Lahori festival became internationalized. It told the world that Muslims were not glum all the time but knew the value of happiness. A festival which was bringing a message to the world of our PEACE was sabotaged, by RAW and there is no doubt about it.
So many newspapers have journalists who are on foreign payrolls. They would write against their own mother if you paid them to do so. And Pakistan is their mother. Anything which gives relief to masses is resented by foreign lobbies. Immediately you see news of children being killed by stray twine. No one researches if it even actually happened or not, or that they are just repeating old news all the time. Paying people on the streets to give verdicts which they can relay is the work of many moronic people, getting fat on finances provided by foreign lobbies. I think it is time that our intelligence lobbies investigate who is doing what to defame us.
I am a kite flyer. My father was a kite flyer. My grandfather was a kite flyer as well as his father. Further back we do not know. Read my three previous blogs on Basant and find out things you never knew. Simple kites and simple MANJAS in round spheres of perfection called PINAS. String with eggs of eagles to smooth same so that no damage was done to hands. And then where did these new kind of strings came from? Of course India. Ask anybody and they will tell you about Indian string and this dangerous chemical string concept which has no basis in kite flying in Lahore. Introduced for deadly reasons to sabotage kite flying in Lahore. Even some of the mishaps were staged according to local reports. The journalists are paid not to speak and their silence means money.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MINISTER OF CULTURE! Well done,Sir.
CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN AS QUAID-E-AZAM WANTED IT
BASED ON FRENCH CONSTITUTION AND MUHAMMED ASAD
The narratives started in the life time of Quaid-e-Azam and are there to this day, in full fledged attempt to undo the Islamic yearning of our great leader. Begum Shahnawaz reports that Quaid-e-Azam was actually working on a constitution for the country and papers laid by his bed were there. The basis to be modeled was on the French Constitution. Not only was his life cut short, but those papers were stolen by somebody. Probably a foreign lobby who must have them to his day. Certainly the Quaid along with his comrades had rejected Parliamentary Democracy in totality. Not only that he had opened a department of Islamic reconstruction and had put Muhammed Asad on that important job, rejecting all Maulvis as well as all Secular minded narratives. Not only that he had put G.A. Pervez as his special adviser in his cabinet on Islamic affairs.
All this was based on the ideas of Dr Allama Iqbal to go back to pristine Islam and shed all the unnecessary baggage picked up through the centuries. And keep room for ijtehad in Islam. The majority can change rules though a democratic process. Of course this was hated by foreign lobbies who wanted to see Pakistan collapse. The brilliant article on Constitution making we are adding as a download in our blog. Download it and read it. You owe Pakistan that much. If lakhs lost their life, we can put the zest back in Pakistan and make it a socialistic republic forever. Erase the growing gap between the Rich and the Poor. Bring happiness to our country for all. Pakistan the fist step towards a world revolution. Pakistan Forever!
A RELATIVELY UNKNOWN SOURCE OF QURANIC MANUSCRIPTS
THE TREASURE IN THE LIBRARY OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE JERUSALEM
Perhaps the rarest and most elegant collection of Holy Qurans in the world is in the library of Al-Aqsa mosque and in fact are not in good condition and their state of preservation in gradual decline. The Al-Aqsa mosque itself is in acute danger as the Jewish authorities see it as a hurdle in making of the Temple of Hazrat Sulaiman on the same site. So when the sacred mosque is itself in danger, what can one say about its library. The best produced Qurans presented to the sacred place by the most influential Muslims of all times; Kings, Queens, Nobility as well as Holy men. The interesting part is that a voluminous catalogue of same has been published and we will share portions of it in the near future..
The Muslim world must come up with a plan to save the mosque as well as the rarest Quran copies in the world. A legacy of the greatest Caliph of all times, Hazrat Umar would surely ask us, what we did to safe guard his gift to Islam. The hypocrisy of Mullahs and the Secular coming out clearly by their neglect of most important issue of 2019. Then after that they will start destruction here, reflecting their impotence in international fields. One can only wonder how intelligent minds can be misled by fairy tales, and can hold beliefs which even a little intelligence can say are result of utter confusion. In the fight between Good and Evil, evil can never triumph, for it has in itself its own seeds of destruction by Divine Will. Have sympathy on human kind, for in any egalitarian society, every one matters. Every one is important to Allah!
Description of published book Of the many ways in which Muslims through the ages have sought to express their faith, none is more impressive than that of Qur’anic calligraphy and illumination. The legacy of this elaborate art forms a comprehensive yet cohesive whole which has both assimilated and adapted to the cultural differences that exist over the vast distances separating the regions of the Islamic world. In this beautifully illustrated book Khader Salameh shows how the art has developed over time as he studies a selection of Qur’an manuscripts held in the al-Haram al-Sharif Islamic Museum in the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem. These preserved copies of the Qur’an have been donated to the Mosque during various successive Islamic periods by individual Muslims, rulers, sultans, princes, ulama and others. They differ in size, calligraphy and ornamentation – such as gold inlaying – according to the technical and material resources available. The entries are arranged chronologically and identified by the name of the donor, if known , and by a museum registration number. Salameh gives a detailed account of each manuscript, including its date, dimensions, binding, illuminated opening pages and body text. He summarizes the contents of any citations, endowment texts or colophons and identifies any Qur’anic verses that feature in the illuminated panels. The book is richly illustrated with colour photographs showing every decorative element worthy of study. As well as a detailed study of the selected manuscripts, the book presents a general overview of the Museum’s holdings and provides a textual history of the Qur’an. It describes the four types of script used in Qur’an manuscripts, and also the different types of binding and illumination. Many rare pieces of the Qurans are included in the collection: the calligraphic kufic copy of the Qur’an dating back to the third/fourth century is the earliest example of this type of calligraphy and ornamentation; and the thirty-part Maghribi Rab’ah, bequeathed by Sultan Abu al-Hasan al-Marini of Morocco in AH 750, is the only manuscript remaining from the three collections that he dispatched to the mosques of the three most holy cities of Islam (Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem). In bringing these fascinating manuscripts to the attention of the world, Khader Salameh hopes to generate concern for their preservation before the passage of time takes its toll upon them. In conjunction with UNESCO, the director of the Islamic Museum and director of the al-Aqsa Mosque library Khader Salameh has written this book with the aim of drawing international attention to these fascinating manuscripts, in the hope that this will lead to concern for their preservation before the passage of time destroys them completely. He is also the author of several indexes of other Jerusalem manuscripts.
A FISH SHAPED AESTHETIC BEAUTY OF AN ATISH-HUQA (BOMB)
Many things are associated with Lahore, and it is normally forgotten that Lahore has seen war on many fronts. Battles have been waged in Lahore and won as well as lost. There were times when Lahore was in ruins and there were times when it was a city of splendour. The normal information about the Sultanate period is lacking. But now and then fresh information comes to light. Atish hukas are a study in themselves.
We know that battles were waged with bows and arrows, swords, maces, spears and what not? But to open doors of a fort or to tackle enemies outside the fort, hand grenades were used. These were made of heavy black clay (thick walls) and small fish like monograms as well as stars were on the normal ones. Other symbols are on them which have no meaning for us. Plenty are still found in the depths of Lahore. Some intact, some bursted with use. Gun powder was used to fill these up and an oiled cloth wick (chord) to ignite them. Held in hand the wick was lighted, with proper timing, and then thrown with hands down the walls of the Fort or the gates of the Fort itself. Some blasted, some remained unblasted. Metal containers (as well as heavy earthen ware) of gun powder were also there and some have been recovered in the past.
However this singular fish shaped Atish-huqa is something all its own. It is a splendour of design and use. It easily fits in the hand and the embossed portions are such that it does not slip the hand in the act of throwing it at the enemy. Just looking at it gives you the thrills of the artists who ventured to design such a thing.
For many foreign scholars, the discovery of these things, found in Ghazni as well as other areas of Afghanistan spelled Perfume bottles to those who knew not their use. It was our own great scholar, who showed us the lime light of Atish-hukas and their use in life.
Dr Syed Zafar Haider:
Huqqah in Arabic means a box and Atish is Persian for fire. A box of fire with a chord in it. Page 258 Islamic Arms and Armour. Bahadur Publishers, 1991.