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What Muhajir and Pathan Can Learn From the Qur’an

By Umer Sultan| “Lets move from the Jahiliyyah to the nobility of Islam!”

The sanctity of Ramadan is meaningless for them. The open doors of Heavens are meaningless for them. Seeking forgiveness for the past shortfalls and asking Allah for guidance is meaningless for them. What is meaningful for them, however, is to shed blood of their Muslim brothers because Allah had created them into different languages and ethnicity.

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I am not talking about Syria in which the government forces are shooting down the Muslims praying in the Mosques. I am talking about the situation in Karachi in which over 300+ people have died and counting, where the city has been hijacked by mainly two secularist-ethnic nationalist parties-ANP- Awami National Party (Pathan) and MQM- formerly Muhajir Qaumi Movement (Muhajir). Target killings are the norm in the city, and the sins of the dead & their families is that they belong to one of the two ethnic groups- Pathan or Muhajir, or they happened to be the bystanders, where as, the PPP-Pakistan Peoples Party, is having a low-profile in the conflict.

Pathan are Pashto speaking people from the North Western region of Pakistan neighboring Afghanistan. Muhajir are Urdu speaking people who migrated from India to Pakistan. This insanity is also part of  the Global War on Terror. The MQM that claims to uphold the rights of Muhajir has Continue reading

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Steering in the new direction!

Some brothers have asked me why I haven’t posted my thoughts about the political uprisings and on similar topics lately. I have noticed that too, most of my posts lately have been related to Islam.

You see there comes a time in your life when a lot of things happen to you very quickly and all those events folding in your life direct you to a common realization. Probably you have experienced that! Something like that has happened in my life.

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We and Our Only Home!

We as individuals need to seriously think about our lifestyle. What we consume, how we consume it, and how and where do we dispose it.

By Umer Sultan

Last week I wrote “Why Ann Arbor is so awesome” about how some people make conscious decision, and collectively it produces a good environment and a better place to live in.

There are however, many amongst us who live a care free life. Informed decision is many times absent because they don’t understand the consequences of their decisions and their actions.

A simple decision: Should you walk down a hall way and throw the plastic bottle in a recycling bin, or should you just throw it in the trash bin near you? The answer to this, in fact the very thought of this question defines your life style, and whether you make conscious decisions or not.

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Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri Assasinated in Karachi!!

Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri, may Allah have mercy on his soul, have been assassinated along with his 11 years old son, and 2 associates in Karachi, Pakistan late yesterday. Mawlana Jalalpuri was on his way to the Masjid to give his regular Khutbah (sermon) in the evening of Thursday, where gunmen opened fire. Mawlana passed away on the spot, while others were reported to be dead at the Hospital. Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri was the head of the Almi Majlis Tahaffuz-e-Khatm-e-Nubuwwat (eng. International Organization in Defense of the Finality of the Prophethood). His role as the leader of AMKN was very important concerning the role AMKN aims to achieve:

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Pakistan Arrests American Born Al-Qaida Terrorist

Students of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind protest against Terrorism in a rally in 2008. JUH is one of the largest Indian Organization of Islamic Scholars and one of the largest Deobandi Organization of S. Asia.

By ASHRAF KHAN (AP) –

KARACHI, Pakistan — The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday, the same day Adam Gadahn appeared in a video urging U.S. Muslims to attack their own country.

The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.

Gadahn — who has often appeared in al-Qaida videos — was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest.

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NY Time’s Frustrated Strivers!!

By Umer Sultan 

The New York Times, America’s one of the largest national Newspaper in print and online, published a biography of a militant Umar Kundi yesterday (Feb 27th 2010) under this title “Frustrated Strivers in Pakistan Turn to Jihad.” 

When I read a title, I didn’t even think that it will be a biography of a militant. In fact for some naive reason I thought the NY Times, this prestigious newspaper, would have gone deep into the issue of militancy and had tried to show the confusion amongst the Pakistani youth. 

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I was shocked when I saw the first picture and read the caption of it. This picture has nothing to do with anything with the entire article first of all. Second, why a niqabi (face covered) and hijabi (head covered dressed modestly) women is shown? What has that got to do with Extremism or Jihad? 

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Nine African Boxers & Coach Highly Impressed by Muslim Culture-Embraced Islam

Interesting news. Now this is contrary to the picture that is being spread by some people in the West regarding Muslims.

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The Central African Republic boxers and Cameroon pugilists pray along with their coaches (centre) during conversion ceremony from Christianity to Islam on Tuesday

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net,

Bhopal: Highly-impressed by the Muslim culture and the Pakistani hospitality, six visiting Central African Republic, (CAR), and three Cameroon boxers and their coach converted from Christianity to Islam at a simple ceremony in a Karachi hotel on Tuesday.

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Have Humanity Oh Politicians of Pakistan

Oh Politicians of Pakistan, Rightist and Leftists, Islamists and Secularists, Illiterates and Phds, Ignorant and Intelligent, do you not see what is happening in your country. Do you not feel the pain of all these innocent lives that are being taken every other day? Have you all lost your humanity? You all claim to be Muslims, yet in practise it seems to be further from that claim. A Muslim must care for the humanity and for Justice. We the common people of Pakistan (mostly residing overseas) ask why? Why do you not feel any pain of the death of the hundreds and thousands of innocent civilian lives who have done nothing, who have no agenda against the government?

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HIV in Pakistan: An emerging menace

Although the following article is written by 2 Pakistani Medical Students and it is simply a research article for their class, I am posting it in full with my follow up thoughts after the article. Pity what has come down to this so called Islamic Republic of Pakistan. My thought are intended on the issue and not directed towards these students or the Medical College or the Association!!

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“HIV in Pakistan: An emerging menace”

By Abdul Rahman, Syed Muhammad Ali Saad: Journal of Pakistan Medical Association- Student Section

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At least 500 Families went Bankcrupt in a Day!

500 families to around 2000 individuals went bankcrupt in one Day in Karachi, the industrial and economic backbone of Pakistan. WHY? because Police and Rangers were chilling in their headquarters, when this “mob” burned the economic Hub of Karachi.

Blame Taliban if you want Altaf Hussein and Asif Ali Zardari, but some of us will remember that not a single security agency was there to protect and control the situation. All this has happened before and is happening again!

Public is being fooled and getting fooled.

These families were not terrorist, they were mainly Pashton middle class, selling products @ wholesale. Will you pay for their rehablilitation Oh President of Islamic Republic, becoz thats what the Islamic Law says. May I ask you Mr. Zardari and Mr Mustafa Kamal- The Mayor of Karachi- that where was the entire POlice force, Anti Terrorist Squad, Rangers, Pakistani Military in Karachi cantonments???

Public is still sleeping.

Our freek politicians are having Picnic in Gwadar from public’s millions of ruppees of tax while taking loans from IMF, World Bank, US, and when people are being killed like its Modern Warfare game. Where is the humanity in that!

Chulloo bhar pani mein sharam se doob marna chahiye in haram khoroon ko.

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