ENIGMATIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES AND LACK OF QUESTIONS ABOUT ICONIC LEGACY – THERE WERE NO FINANCIAL PACKAGES OR GREED IN THE LEGACY OF ISLAMIC ICONS

ENIGMATIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES AND LACK OF QUESTIONS ABOUT ICONIC LEGACY
THERE WERE NO FINANCIAL PACKAGES OR GREED IN THE LEGACY OF ISLAMIC ICONS

I was sitting in the drawing room of the Prime Ministers House in Rawalpindi in 1976, and having a candid talk with Mrs Nusrat Bhutto, wife of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was in the adjacent room watching us. Mrs Bhutto was kind enough to show me the bedroom of the Prime Minister and three paintings of M.A. Rahman Chughtai hung on top of the bed. They had been acquired from the artist himself, by the then Governor of Punjab, Ghulam Mustafa Khar. Mrs Nusrat Bhutto had a huge file in her hand and I enquired what was it that she was reading from the pages. She looked startled but was candid too. She said it was a file they had made on me. I asked “Who made it?” She said, Dr Muhammed Ajmal, the Head of the Psychology Department, of the Government College, Lahore. I innocently asked if I could look at it. She smiled and said NO. I always wondered about it, till it was read by General Zia ul Haque himself. The Presidents House remained in touch with me.

I was sitting with an American family in Bethesda, and the Head of the house, asked me a question. No actually sought compliance to his query. STOP LOOKING AT THE LEGACY OF YOUR FATHER, MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF ON YOUR OWN. HE WAS A GREAT ARTIST BUT HE IS NOW DEAD. FORGET HIM! I could not believe the statement. I, who patted my father’s back numerous times during his illness, being asked to forgo my legacy. I retorted in a rather brazen way for a very young person. I said perhaps father-in-laws in Pakistan could say things to their prospective son-in-laws, but in the United States, a land of freedom, this retort sounded not only unfair but against the very Ideology of Pakistan.

Psychological profiling

In last 42 years so many psychological profilers have come to profile me and while they are profiling me, I am profiling them, with their silly habits in trying to be too clever. I have been on this road for a very long time. Petty investigators cannot understand the dynamism of an intellectual mind. Working on set number of questions, devised by foreign lobbies, how can they relate it to our Ideological frontiers? A few days back a funny man was asking me bizarre questions. WHEN I WILL COME FACE TO FACE WITH ALLAH, WHAT WILL I ASK ALLAH? Making dossiers with predictive values is falsehood. The creative genius of humankind is very complex. It will react to stimuli in a number of ways, but conditioned by Islamic legacy, the choice between FIGHT and FLIGHT will be easy to make.

Dossiers

M.A. Rahman Chughtai did not know greed in any way. He suffered all his life but his dignity was intact till the end. He never carried money in his pocket. He hesitated to count money. He would not bear with the idea of our counting the money. His icons started from Hazrat Umar himself, and he could weep by telling us stories about him. There was no greed in Islamic icons. Salah-ud-din Ayubi is reputed by Arab historians to have four coins (Others say forty silver coins and one gold) in his possession and not enough money to pay for even his funeral. The Mughal Empire under Aurangzeb Alamgeer was on the verge of bankruptcy too. One of the reasons it fell was lack of finances. The hoarding of wealth is forbidden by Islam and large deposits left behind, crush the spirit of Islam and reflects capitalism at its worst. Corruption and ruthless fixation with amassing wealth is crushing the spirit of Pakistan. Instead of profiling people, start studying the legacy of Islamic civilization. It may have gone into hiding, but with a blaze of glory it is ready to emerge out any time in our history. The best is yet to be. Pakistan is on towards renaissance. Perhaps it will be a bloody one! Instead of big things, even a small incident can ignite the inferno. Allah forbid such a situation!

Creative influence

M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI AT INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE HAGUE

M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI AT INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE HAGUE
ATTORNEY GENERAL REQUESTED TO SPEAK WITH PASSION ABOUT INJUSTICES
COMMIT’ED ON THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN BY RUTHLESS TERRORISTS

International Court of Justice Peace Palace Hague

The works of M.A. Rahman Chughtai acted as Ambassadors of good will and the leaders of Pakistan used the dynamics of Chughtai Art to project Pakistan. Begum Raana Lisquat Ali Khan, the Ambassador of Pakistan, presented a painting of Chughtai to the International Court of Justice and it stands there in Peace Palace Hague, giving full honours to Pakistan. As the guide tours people from all over the world to the Palace, the guide announces the work. A lot of people from Pakistan are applauded there. A number of relatives went there and felt happy at same. I visited the place too, and the Director received me with full honours. I have a picture of the International Court of Justice seated and the painting stands at the back. Applause!

M A Rahman Chughtai at ICJ Hague

The Indian lobby has been resentful of this work and done their best to even damage it. But the custodians did preserve it. I do not know the latest. But our Attorney General is going there to contest Pakistani case against an Indian terrorist, caught by the brilliance of our Intelligence agencies. The Attorney General should feel encouraged to see Pakistan represented there and do his best to speak the word of international law, yes, but also to reflect the emotions of millions of Pakistanis who lost their loved ones at the hands of this ruthless man. DO NOT LET PAKISTAN DOWN! Not only insaaf should be done, it should be seen as being done. No lapse will be spared by the people of Pakistan. Already people are perceptive enough to sense collusion. Pakistan Forever!

Chughtai Art at back of International Court of Justice

THE 159TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF SALAH MIMAR CHAUGHATA – THE CREATIVE LEGACY IN LAHORE OF M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI

THE 159TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF SALAH MIMAR CHAUGHATA
THE CREATIVE LEGACY IN LAHORE OF M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI

Ustad Ahmad Mimar Lahori

Two architects of Herat, namely Yusuf Mimar and Issa Mimar, sought guidance under Mimar Sinan of Turkey. Historians speak of their journey to Hindustan with Emperor Zaheer ud din Baber. Infatuated with Lahore, they sought their residence here and moved to other areas of the region. Ahmad was born in Lahore and the affix Lahori was attached to his name forever. Our archives are full of facts about this creative family.

Salah Mimar Chaughata died 11th May 1858

This is pay homage to 159th death anniversary of Mian Salah Mimar Chaughata, who was born in Lahore and died in Lahore on 11th May, 1858. He was reputed to have attained the age of 120 years plus. Many Sikh buildings as well as of later Mughal period are attributed to him.

Raheem Baksh Mimar

We write about the family all the time. This is a day to remember their contributions to culture of Lahore. And seek prayers that present barbarians should not erase the legacy of this family forever!

MARC 1897 to 1975

THE SINISTER FACE OF A RAW LOBBY IN TARGET PRACTICE – DO NOT UNDERMINE THOSE WHO HAVE FAITH IN ALLAH

THE SINISTER FACE OF A RAW LOBBY IN TARGET PRACTICE
DO NOT UNDERMINE THOSE WHO HAVE FAITH IN ALLAH

Amazing trees

There is a “Berri” tree on our land. No one knows how old it is, but it was there when the land was bought in 1932. Even bigger than its present condition. Many times it fell too, but it sprung back. The roots are so old, that there are wrinkles on it. People claim it was there by the bank of River Ravi in Sikh times, when the place was inhabited by a group known as the DYERS OF LAHORE. The city of Lahore sent its clothes to be dyed here in different colours. Some decades back a Mughal boat was recovered from the foundations of a house near by. Various insects and birds inhabit the berri tree. It refuses to die.

Ancient trees

An apple fell from an apple tree and Sir Issac Newton invented the laws of gravity. It is said that the tree still stands and is more than 3500 years old. The Robin Hood tree outside Nottingham was vandalized and burnt, and authorities resurrected it, by feeding it proper food. In Chakwal we find fossils of trees of million of years in the past. Tenacity is the character Allah teaches us. Our tears harden in stalactites, from which we make swords. These spiritual weapons plunge into RAW flesh, and patriotism comes out gushing with the blood of the enemy. As it is said, we do not wait for storms to pass, we dance in the rain itself. Our souls are intact. We never sold them to the Devil. The Grace of Allah can be seen in the contentment in our hearts. The cry of Allah-o-Akbar soothes every tired nerve in our hearts!

Chughtai Museum tree

A CRY IN THE WILDERNESS TO A “RAB” WHO WILL NEVER GO AWAY – MANY A SULTAN CAME AND WENT THEIR WAY, AND HOPE REMAINED

A CRY IN THE WILDERNESS TO A “RAB” WHO WILL NEVER GO AWAY
MANY A SULTAN CAME AND WENT THEIR WAY, AND HOPE REMAINED

Sultan Went His Way

We are in distress and we are trying to save not ourselves but a Legacy of Planet Earth. Pakistan put some meaning in that legacy by contributing to it with iconic figures. The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) brought blessings for Planet Earth, and in the sacred steps, we too are the sugar in the inferno of Sultans who went their way. Yes in the Pandoras’s box, hope always remain. Divine role for us is to resist tyranny. We are doing same. Come join our band wagon. Assert that honesty can still succeed in an environment of corruption never seen in our life time. Greed destroys SELF. The KHUDI Dr Allama Iqbal dreamt for us. It is not by taking that we flourish, it is by giving that we become greater than ourselves.

Moon of Heaven
Caravan Serai

Deprivated childhoods result in vengeance against the society. Our parents loved us, nurtured us, and we remember their caresses long after they are gone. We have put in our Sweat and Blood. Those who want to take away our efforts, will suffer things which they cannot even imagine or endure. We are strong children. Steel nerves come out of love. We love our country. Pakistan Forever!

Rivers Lip

Fourteen days of MENTAL and PHYSICAL TORTURE for us!

FOURTEEN DAYS OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TORTURE FOR US
THE BACK DROP GOT STARTED IN AMSTERDAM IN YEAR 1932
THREAT TO DEFILE THE SACRED LAND OF CHUGHTAI MUSEUM
PAKISTAN FOREVER!

Rembrandts house Amsterdam

It was the year 1932, and M.A. Rahman Chughtai was on a European tour. Elza Huiffner took him to the Rembrandt’s house in Amsterdam. The artist quickly realized what a proud nation does for its iconic characters. Yes, Rembrandt laid dead in a stable for days, before his body was discovered by the stench. But the Dutch rose to the challenge and restored the house of Rembrandt. M.A. Rahman Chughtai proudly declared to Elza Huiffner, that one day his works will be housed in a museum in Lahore, for the world to come and see the aesthetics of our nation. Forsaking all offers there, the artist came back to his nation, with the messages of Dr Allama Iqbal ringing in his ears. Yes, a separate homeland.

Chughtai Museum new

M.A. Rahman Chughtai had no vehicle of his to move on. Sometimes on foot, at times in a hired tonga (horse driven), he roamed and scouted the city for a sacred land to build his museum. The Government did not listen to his request for such an allotment, although his best friend Justice S A Rahman was the Settlement Commissioner himself. In the heat of summer I would see the artist with his brother seeking the best place for a museum. Colonel Sardar Hamid Hassan stepped forward with a proposal of a land which had been allotted to him in Garden Town. But Chughtai had no money for it. It was decided to pay for the land but in easy installments. An amazing gesture from a retired Colonel for the good of Art in this country. The deal was done and an agreement signed, and the foundations of a house was laid.I remember that day, when we rode a tonga to a land full of trees and crops, and the foundation was dug. My mother cooked a degh herself there, after a lamb was slaughtered and by traditions, the blood of the sacrificed lamb went into the foundations. All rejoiced that day to a grand future.

A rare photo of days of search for museum site

Lahore Improvement Trust or LDA was made for only one purpose, and that was to harass the citizens of Lahore. Corrupt and moronic officers tried their level best to stall the development of this land. But that is another story. Here it is suffice to say that on 17th January, 1975, about 12 families had occupied the house and about 200 squatters occupied the rest of the land. How we cleared it, is stuff of history? But we did, and a thousand people tried to stop us. I was threatened with my life many times. But we prevailed!

Around the time Chughtai Museum land was bought

Who invented the latest charade? We can only guess. A preposterous claim made on the property. Col Hamid Hassan forged his allotment. All laws today tell us that a VALID TRANSACTION DONE becomes totally valid after lapse of 50 years, and such a case cannot even be reopened as defined by High Courts as well as Supreme Court. It used to be merely 18 years some time back. Records got burnt by vested interested people. That is common knowledge.

A sweetest American lady wrote to me from United States, that she is praying for our Sacred land from a sacred Catholic church. An American Professor wrote to the American Embassy to look into it. An Englishman from Cardiff University in UK wanted to do practical things to save us. Yes, there is concern but this is a concern of a minority who know the values of civilization. In a barbaric world civilizations come under the axes of corrupt politicians with greed embedded in their rotten brainless heads. Will we prevail? A number of foreigners are hoping that we will prevail. Our special thanks to Ms Rabia Ameen for praying for us! May Allah grant you all special places for aligning yourself with an excellent cause. We are the international center for peace. The State of Pakistan is not the Government of Pakistan. We are proud of our country and we shout Pakistan Forever all the time. Pakistan is not in our soul, Pakistan is our soul!

Prayers for Chughtai Museum in USA

“DEMOLISH CHUGHTAI MUSEUM WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS AND HAND OVER LAND TO US”

“DEMOLISH CHUGHTAI MUSEUM WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS AND HAND OVER LAND TO US”
PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF NATIONAL INSTITUTION
A NOTICE OF LAND GRABBING AT ITS WORST IN LAHORE AND WAITING FOR INSAAF!

Chughtai Museum

A TOTALLY FALSE PREMISE GENERATED THE ARRIVAL OF A NOTICE HERE TO VACATE CHUGHTAI MUSEUM WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS. OTHERWISE EVEN THE COST OF DEMOLITION WILL BE RECOVERED FROM US.

Chughtai Museum 1
Chughtai Museum 2

WILL WE SURVIVE? NO ONE KNOWS. AND WILL ANYONE PRAY FOR US! LET US SEE. WILL ANYBODY DO ANYTHING? ONLY THE FUTURE WILL TELL. WE CAN SAY THIS. M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI WORKED FOR 60 YEARS FOR HIS COUNTRY AND WE HAVE WORKED FOR 42 YEARS FOR OUR COUNTRY. HUNDRED YEARS DOWN THE DRAIN FOR MERE GREED OF PHARAOHS. WE WEEP FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WE WEEP FOR ITS FUTURE. HONESTY IS BEING TESTED AS NOT A GOOD POLICY!

Chughtai Museum 4

ALLAH’S QANOON OF MAKUFAT AWAITED BY US WITH FULL ZEAL!

Chughtai Museum 5
Chughtai Museum 6
Chughtai Museum 7

FORTY TWO YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI CRIES AGAIN – GOVERNMENTAL PHARAOHS READY TO TOSS THROW HIS BONES IN THE AIR

FORTY TWO YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI CRIES AGAIN
GOVERNMENTAL PHARAOHS READY TO TOSS THROW HIS BONES IN THE AIR

Last days of MARC

The anguish is unimaginable. The dilemma of a national burial place was resolved by a former Chief Minister of Punjab and the DC Hafeezullah Ishaque helped us with the issue. M.A. Rahman Chughtai and his brother Abdur Raheem Chughtai were buried on the museum site and they have rested in peace for decades now. With the demolition of the museum, the issue of graves will come up. Previously the Government of Punjab has dumped bodies of Peers and Faqeers, and holy men in the pool of dust and rivers. Disregard for anything held sacred by people.

Chughtai Museum

Now the NATIONAL ARTIST OF PAKISTAN who was honored with a Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by 1959, is to be manhandled decades after his death. DOES OUR RULERS KNOW ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME? To uproot bodies after 42 years, the Curse of Allah will be with those who do this carnage!

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