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.
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.
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.
Dissatisfaction with CENTO made leaders of Iran, Turkey and Pakistan get together in Karachi and Lahore. Sharing some rare pictures and we can see some rare pictures of some leaders here. Strange that shortly afterwards Governor Akhtar Hussain was let out as well as Celal Bayer in Turkey, who was overthrown by the Military there. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as well as Mrs Bhutto can be seen. B.A. Qureshi is there too as Chief Secretary West Pakistan. Queen Farah Diba is visible too.
RCD was formed in 1964 but the concept was sabotaged later. It was an outstanding idea but did not suit some lobbies at all. In fact President Ayub Khan ids responsible for abundant of good in Pakistan.
GHAZNAVID SECRET SERVICE DIWAN-BARID OF LAHORE
REPORT OF HISTORIAN TAJ-UD-DIN HASSAN NIZAMI
In the spurt of the Ghaznavid conquests in this region, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi realized the importance of an agency trying to collect information for consolidation of his rule. A secret network was formed and the informers to the Sultan included many Hindu Rajas. Hindus spying on Hindus as well as spying on the representatives of the Sultan, so that the Sultan may receive adequate information for all actions. This was the first Muslim Secret Service of the region. We do not have adequate knowledge of the network but many of the Sultan’s conquests were a result of timely information of gathering events.
When Sultan Muhammed Ghauri was assassinated by the Ismaeli assassins on the bank of the river, near the village of Damyak, on 15th March 1206 AD, it was a failure of intelligence. The Fidai Mulahidah were ruthless in their work and had made everyone realize the importance of espionage. They had chosen to secretly swim in the river and attack the Sultan while he was asleep in his tent. A number of other prominent leaders through out the Indian region were caught and murdered in cold blood. The new Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibeg knew all this well. A very methodical secret service was set by him in Lahore, as he ruled most of his life from Lahore itself. Even when in Delhi, he would come to Lahore for weekends. Although famous that he died naturally when playing polo in Lahore, Taj-ud-din Hassan Nizami paints a different picture. It was known before hand that he was to be assassinated and the saddle maker in the mohalla cursed him on way, and predicted his end that day. It is reputed that a bur was placed under the saddle of his horse so that the horse would panic and throw him down. Lack of intelligence resulted in his death.
In a class system like Hindustan, resentments were great. Ethnic played a great role, and there was no unity amongst the various Hindu Rajas. There is an interesting fact narrated in the Chach-nama about Jats and Gujjars. These people were literally slaves and held in utter contempt by the rulers. The historian Peter Jackson himself quotes this:
“It (Chach-nama) alleges that Muhammed Bin Qasim, the conqueror of Sind, learned of the disabilities imposed on a local people , the Jats, in the era of the deposed Brahman dynasty. One was that the Jats were to take dogs with them whenever they went out of doors, in order that they might be recognized.”
When there was so much disparity, how could the society function? One of the reason for the success of the Muslim conquests was that many classes of people were not considered fit to fight a war with enemies. And these were the people who befriended Muslims and how the Rajas lost their hold due to their own ruthlessness with their own people.
The formation of Diwan-Barid was inevitable. To execute the functions of the State, a very effective intelligence gathering system was evolved and named as Diwan-Barid. The exclusive group composed of many rungs of life, including Rajas themselves, had the responsibility of gathering information and providing to the Sultan well in time. We see today that espionage activities in modern times are considered really essential for the survival of a country. More was at stake at that time, and Lahore famous for people of culture, also had its share of the Secret agents of those times., History goes on repeating it self and man goes on making the same mistakes. This is all well elucidated by Taj-ud-din Hassan Nizami in the times of the Sultan himself.
Rudyard Kipling in his story of Kim of Lahore narrates the actual presence of secret agents in the Serai of Muhammed Sultan in Lahore. The adventures of Kim tells us of the risks involved in this venture, and involved Afghan merchants traveling through the city. A personal confession of an American secret agent tells us that he was once a student at the American School in Lahore. Amazing! There are naturally two kinds of agents. One working for good of the country and one working with utter malice. We need to recognize that in our analysis of secret services. Today ISI is the successor of Diwan-Barid of a 1000 years ago. And no doubt what Qutub-ud-din did then, today the same is being done again. Saving the identity and integrity of Pakistan. The same passion generated by Allah-0-Akbar!
Fairy tales are becoming tales of nightmares. One cannot imagine that in the days of Christmas, happy visions of figures like Santa Claus have been replaced by images of Krampus, the incarnated devil. This is work of so called intellectual people or more specifically Evil geniuses. Fight between Good and Evil is taking an ugly turn. So called intellectual people talking about fairy tales no more but tales of horror. The ascent of humankind being downgraded as descent into oblivion. We are told that a segment of the world population consider Satan as their hero and waiting for him to ruin the positive nature of human life. How can intellectual people downgrade themselves into immorality?
The same condition is apparent in Pakistan. Our national heroes are not remembered at all. Even persons like Quaid e Azam and Dr Allama Iqbal are subject to puerile criticism. Moronic wimps with little understanding of life. Undoing the messages of various Prophets as well as the Rahmat ul Almeen Prophet (PBUH) of Islam. A few media favourites whose names are taken all the time are on record as bearing animosity against Pakistan. Media turning these enemies who hate the Pakistani Ideology as our saviours. Defenders of Sohni darti allergic to Pak Sarzameen Shad Bad with its Islamic contents. Their mission blurring of boundaries and elimination of Ideology. Heavily supported by extremists across the border. Evil geniuses or merely evil personified, those are the icons of another world not Pakistan. Supported by heavy financial influx of resources.
M.A. Rahman Chughtai the proud son of Pakistan is a symbol of patriotism to an idea. The Idea of Pakistan is the first step towards world peace and engendering an Islamic code of life. The Iqballian dream to become a reality of life. We should make a list of our true heros and expose those allergic to our country. Pakistan Forever!
Every day the newspaper carry bad things,. The television is like wise. Videos on the net are doing same things. Brainwashing our children with messages of hopelessness. Literal bullshit about aliens, space ships, signs of end of times and every kind of crap possible to take energy and hope of nation away. A few days back there was a crap about an earthquake which will destroy Lahore into two portions. Some mysterious star is rising and it does not bode swell. Shitty forecasters painting doom 24/7. Just for taking bribes for licentious living and alcoholic consumption.
Does Satan thinks that Pakistan is a country of Buffoons? Puerile behaviour from an aggressive world is the silliest thing in the world. When we put our presence on the internet, it was a new world. We were not familiar with same. People kept on telling me, internet presence is very important in the modern world. They forgot to tell me it is also the BULLSHIT of the world. So called educated societies and civilized nations bent upon crushing every thing positive about Pakistan. Gutless wimps acting as warriors on the internet in media wars.
Take the Pakistani Army. Once Stephen Cohen used to say that they will never allow the Pakistani Army to become an Islamic Army. And yet never realized, it was always one. The highs and lows of course belong to every nation. But the best times of Pakistan were always under Army rule. Security and stability but even most important, Pakistan Army became saviours of Pakistani Ideology. When the degenerative system of democracy brought in morons as politicians, most of whom had really deprivated childhoods and greed rocked their soulless bodies. Pakistan Army zindabad!
Chughtai Museum established its credentials for exposing the malignancy of the puerile world. A few days back on our website and blog we found the term ACCOUNT SUSPENDED. Amazed at what had happened, our computer geniuses went into play. A dangerous technical attack had happened on us and both our things went down. Presence on the internet was no more. We obviously understood the sources of same. What was our reaction? I WAS SO PROUD OF MYSELF AND I WAS SO PROUD OF MY NATION. We were making a DIFFERENCE. And the difference the morons could not tolerate and thought they would bring us down. They actually put a new life in our endeavour. I was telling everyone. Look we are that important that they can think of blowing us up. We are proud Pakistanis proud of our nation and proud of our Pakistani Army. And now we are even more proud of ourselves.
M.A. Rahman Chughtai is an icon of Pakistan. He was not merely an artist but a proud Iqballian in his spirit. He had spent nearly 20 years in the presence of Dr Allama Iqbal. Pakistani Ideology was in his blood and soul. He was averse to the Mullah as much as Dr Allama Iqbal himself. Their mission was to bring Islam with Ijjtehad in tune to the requirements of the time. The permanent values never change. But Islam keep itself abreast with the changing environment by finding solutions through a democratic process. The choice of Quaid e Azam in people like Muhammed Asad, and G.A. Pervez is obvious. Muhammed Asad’s brilliant article on constitution in Pakistan is most relevant today. Dr Abdul Wadud’s book on Quranocracy eye opener for our times.