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Today: consumption kills eco-systems; fraud, greed, grand larceny and theft bring down world's finances; deceit, infidelity and instant gratification destroy families; murders and wars have left us without peace or stability. On top we have droughts, earthquakes, floods, storms, tsunamis … has the world gone mad! Submit now to Allah before it is too late - to the One and Only God, the Creator, Lord and Sustainer of the universe, Unique in His Person and Actions, without any blemish, weakness or relatives. Follow the Sunnah of Muhammad (the last Messenger and Prophet - upon whom be the peace and blessings of Allah), and join those who will be the really successful ones.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

UN Resolutions

Jews Against the Occupation

UN Resolutions
More UN Resolutions on Israel, 1955-1992

Resolution 248: condemns Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan.

Resolution 250: calls on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem.

Resolution 251: deeply deplores Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250.

Resolution 252: declares invalid Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital.

Resolution 256: condemns Israeli raids on Jordan as flagrant violation.

Resolution 259: deplores Israel's refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation.

Resolution 262: condemns Israel for attack on Beirut airport.

Resolution 265: condemns Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan.

Resolution 267: censures Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem.

Resolution 270: condemns Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon.

Resolution 271: condemns Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem.

Resolution 279: demands withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon.

Resolution 280: condemns Israeli's attacks against Lebanon.

Resolution 285: demands immediate Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.

Resolution 298: deplores Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem.

Resolution 313: demands that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon.

Resolution 316: condemns Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon.

Resolution 317: deplores Israel's refusal to release.

Resolution 332: condemns Israel's repeated attacks against Lebanon.

Resolution 337: condemns Israel for violating Lebanon's sovereignty.

Resolution 347: condemns Israeli attacks on Lebanon.

Resolution 425: calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon.

Resolution 427: calls on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon.

Resolution 444: deplores Israel's lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces.

Resolution 446: determines that Israeli settlements are a serious obstruction to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention

Resolution 450: calls on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon.

Resolution 452: calls on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories.

Resolution 465: deplores Israel's settlements and asks all member states not to assist its settlements program.

Resolution 467: strongly deplores Israel's military intervention in Lebanon.

Resolution 468: calls on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return.

Resolution 469: strongly deplores Israel's failure to observe the council's order not to deport Palestinians.

Resolution 471: expresses deep concern at Israel's failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Resolution 476: reiterates that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are null and void.

Resolution 478: censures (Israel) in the strongest terms for its claim to Jerusalem in its Basic Law.

Resolution 484: declares it imperative that Israel re-admit two deported Palestinian mayors.

Resolution 487: strongly condemns Israel for its attack on Iraq's nuclear facility.

Resolution 497: decides that Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights

is null and void and demands that Israel rescinds its decision forthwith.

Resolution 498: calls on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon.

Resolution 501: calls on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops.

Resolution 509: demands that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon.

Resolution 515: demands that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and allow food supplies to be brought in.

Resolution 517: censures Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon.

Resolution 518: demands that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon.

Resolution 520: condemns Israel's attack into West Beirut.

Resolution 573: condemns Israel vigorously for bombing Tunisia in attack on PLO headquarters.

Resolution 587: takes note of previous calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw.

Resolution 592: strongly deplores the killing of Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops.

Resolution 605: strongly deplores Israel's policies and practices denying the human rights of Palestinians.

Resolution 607: calls on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Resolution 608: deeply regrets that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians.

Resolution 636: deeply regrets Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians.

Resolution 641: deplores Israel's continuing deportation of Palestinians.

Resolution 672: condemns Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount.

Resolution 673: deplores Israel's refusal to cooperate with the United Nations.

Resolution 681: deplores Israel's resumption of the deportation of Palestinians.

Resolution 694: deplores Israel's deportation of Palestinians and calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return.

Resolution 726: strongly condemns Israel's deportation of Palestinians.

Resolution 799: strongly condemns Israel's deportation of 413 Palestinians and calls for their immediate return.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Do not despair

The blogs: muslims-r-us and Day in the life of muslim kidz have most of what I had wanted to collect in this blog of mine. Hence I will not be adding much to my blog, unless I get an inspiration.

Like today, when I was thinking of quiting. I have thought a lot about it, and even quit at times, but I have always been brought back by Allah's Mercy. This time I thought I should really give up for good, now that I am older and weaker and with even less sight and more impaired hearing. There seems no point in torturing myself with mistakes I make and them worrying about the consequences. But through muslims-r-us I have again been led to:


where I read this:

The art of beseeching Allah (swt)

Subhanallah, whatever I have been able to do and pass the time in this world has been entirely due to Allah's Mercy, not due to any capabilities that I had. And yet here I was ready to give up. Rabbighfirlee.

So, back to the grindstone, or rather Allah's rahmah :)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

world mysteries and alternative History

alternative history
lost egypt


Mystic Places


unfinished obelisk in Egypt

Monday, May 22, 2006

They also serve ...

On His Blindness

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodg'd with me useless, though my soul more bent

To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
"Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?"
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent

That murmur, soon replies: "God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts: who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state

Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed
And post o'er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait."

-- John Milton

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Things You Can't Learn in School

11 Things You Can't Learn in School/Bill Gates

Words of Advice from Bill Gates

:Life is wonderful, but it is also challenging at times. The following advice comes from one of the most successful businessman in history, Bill Gates. He recently told a group of high schoolers about 11 things they did not learn in school.

He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. I want all of you to be very successful, so consider some of his words:

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it.

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone, until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.--There may be virtual reality, but there is no such thing as virtual happiness :)

alHamdulillah, a freak storm

Thank you all for your duas!

Last evening, 16th May 2006, a freak, totally unexpected, out of the blue, and furious storm hit the entire Northern Pakistan. It started as a dust storm, but was soon accompanied by thunder, lightening and rain. The regions lashed by it included the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the Potohar region, the NWFP, Northern Punjab and Kashmir. Thus it lowered the temperatures and quenched the thirst of the parched Earth in these areas.

Allah alone is worthy of praise, Who listens to His servants' supplications, and eases their burden.

O Allah! grant us more rain, and bring it to the other parts of Pakistan, and India and Afghanistan, too, in every place where your created beings are going thirsty.


Please do not stop making duas for more rain.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

collapsed Towers thru' Satellite - Pakistan Maps & Satellite pictures

Sunday, May 14, 2006

dua for rains

For Rain

dua for rains - 59

dua for rains - 161

dua for rains - 162

dua for rains - 163

For. before and after Rain

duas for rains - google search in

Friday, May 12, 2006

Quran: Learn & Act

in response to Rida's post,

awesome tajweed fact@Rida

assalamu alaykum

You said:

Yesterday I heard a teacher, Shaykh Isaam Qadhaah, say something that really made me think. He said the hadeeth says: the best among you are the ones who *learn* the Qur'aan and teach it..the word *learn* implies to put personal effort in the recitation to make it as correct as possible, as close to the words that proceeded from the mouth of the Prophet, صلىالله عليه وسلم, as possible...

Masha`Allah. This is right, and Tilawah is important, but if in Arabic the word translated as learning here does not restrict us to recitation, then there is a deeper dimension to learning than Tajweed or Tilawah, I think. To me this Hadeeth would mean implementing the message of the Quran in our lives, like the Hadith in which ummul mimineen Aisha (ra) is asked about how the prophet (saw) lived, and she said something like: "Haven't you read the Quran. He was the living Quran".

It gets hotter and hotter

It gets hotter and hotter, and drier and drier, every day. The whole of the Northern South Asian sub-continent, (and possibly the Southern part as well), is in the grip of drought. People have begun to die of thirst and heatstroke. In India, by last week 53 people had died of heatstroke. Mild drought has been declared in six districts of Baluchistan. Thar is always the first to be without water, so the conditions there must be worse. It is very severe, and looks like worsening. It takes a lot of misery for governments to admit there is a problem.

Rains, if they come, are not expected until the middle of July (16th).

In fact I think the whole of the Asian African landmass is suffering from droughts of various degrees, and more is likely.

We need your duas for immediate rains.

Rawal Lake, the main water supply reservoir for Rawalpindi, dries up

Motorcyclist across the dried up Rawal Lake

A man walks across the dried up Rawal Lake

Monday, May 08, 2006

Pakistan wikis

The link below is of Wiki Pakistan - a sort of portal for all things Pakistan, started, owned and administered by Sabahat Ashraf :

Welcome to Wiki Pakistan!

and the one following has been created and administered by KO. It is devoted exclusively to all things tech in Pakistan. You can help by editing, entering information, creating new pages, etc.

all things tech in Pakistan

This is for you to add data on ISPs, for a start. There is other info you can add. You can start a page. You can add data in simple format, and someone else can then put it in a better format for reading.

A help feature has been added by NancyB which will teach you how to enter data on a wiki in three easy steps. By practicing on the wiki you can learn how to enter current ISP data and will also learn the skills to use any wiki, anywhere. The page for ISP info is here:

List of ISPs in Pakistan

Just click on Help which appears on the navigation bar on the left hand side of the page, and you will be taken to a page which will teach anyone who knows how to type how to use a wiki. The page contains links to what is called a sandbox, where you can practice without worrying about mistakes. So please try it out.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

blogspot ban back in place

Unfortunately, the joy at finding the blogs access unimpeded was short lived, and it looks as if the ban has again been imposed.

More concerted efforts needed to bring sense here.

Drought hits Pakistan

There have been no rains (except for sparing showers) for months. The winter went by without rains or snowfall . The spring was no exception. Now summer has started and this is the driest time of the year. The warning signs were all there. Civic authorities have tried to conserve water sources, but the level of the reservoirs is at an all-time low. A few days ago the Khanpur dam was reported to have only five feet of water.

Only five feet!

Wells have gone dry. The rivers and the streams are dry. There is not much water coming from melting of the leftover snow. Most of Pakistan has become parched.

This is only the beginning of May. The whole of May, June, and the first half of July will pass dry before we expect the Monsoons.

It is urgent. Drought, followed by famine, is looming large on the horizon.

Can anything be organised before it hits us fully.