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کانگو وائرس

تحریر:ساحرہ ظفر اس وقت پاکستان میں جہاں کئی خطرات منڈلاتے ہوئے نظر آرہے ہیں۔وہاں ایک وائرس جو انسانی مخلوق کو لقمہ اجل بنا رہا ہے۔یہ وائرس کیا ہے؟کیسے پاکستان آیا اور اس کی نشانیاں کیا کیا ہے۔اس کے بارے حتی امکان  کوشش کی کی گئی کہ اس سے انسانوں کو بچا جائے لیکن کہتے ہیں نہ کہ

ﺍﯾﮏ ﭼﮭﻮﭨﯽ ﺳﯽ ﺍﻟﺠﮭﻦ

ﺍﯾﮏ ﭼﮭﻮﭨﯽ ﺳﯽ ﺍﻟﺠﮭﻦ ﮨﮯ ! ﺍﯾﮏ ﻣﺤﻔﻞ ﻣﯿﮟ ﺍﯾﮏ ﺣﻀﺮﺕ ﻧﮯ ﻣﯿﺮﯼ ﺍﯾﮏ ﺑﺎﺕ ﭘﺮ ﺳﻮﺍﻝ ﮐﯿﺎ ﮐﮧ ” ﺁﭖ ﮐﺎ ﻣﺴﻠﮏ ﮐﯿﺎ ﮨﮯ؟ ” ﻣﯿﮟ ﻧﮯ ﺟﻮﺍﺏ ﺩﯾﺎ ” ﮐﭽﮫ ﻧﮩﯿﮟ ” ۔ ﮐﮩﻨﮯ ﻟﮕﮯ ” ﭘﮭﺮ ﺑﮭﯽ ” ۔ ﻣﯿﮟ ﻧﮯ ﮐﮩﺎ ” ﺍﻟﺤﻤﺪﻟﻠﮧ ﻣﯿﮟ ﻣﺴﻠﻤﺎﻥ ﮨﻮﮞ ﺍﻭﺭ ﯾﮧ ﻧﺎﻡ ﺧﺪﺍ ﮐﺎ ﺩﯾﺎ ﮨﻮﺍ ﮨﮯ۔ ﻃﻨﺰﯾﮧ ﻓﺮﻣﺎﻧﮯ ﻟﮕﮯ ﮐﮧ ” ﮐﮩﯿﮟ ﺑﮭﯽ ﺟﺎﻧﺎ ﮨﻮ، ﺑﻨﺪﮮ ﮐﺎ ﮐﻮﺋﯽ ﺍﯾﮏ ﺭﺍﺳﺘﮧ ﮨﻮﺗﺎ ﮨﮯ۔ ” ﺍﺩﺏ ﺳﮯ ﻋﺮﺽ ﮐﯽ، ” ﺣﻀﻮﺭ ﻣﯿﮟ ﭘﮑﯽ ﺳﮍﮎ ﭘﺮ ﭼﻠﻨﺎ ﭘﺴﻨﺪ ﮐﺮﺗﺎ ﮨﻮﮞ، ﭘﮕﮉﻧﮉﯾﺎﮞ ﭼﮭﻮﮌ ﺩﯾﺘﺎ ﮨﻮﮞ۔ ” ﺍﻭﺭ ﯾﮧ ﺻﺮﻑ ﺍﯾﮏ ﺩﻓﻌﮧ ﮐﯽ ﺑﺎﺕ ﻧﮩﯿﮟ، ﺍﮐﺜﺮ ﻟﻮﮒ ﺍﭼﮭﮯ ﺑﮭﻠﮯ ﺳﻤﺠﮭﺪﺍﺭ ﺍﻭﺭ ﭘﮍﮬﮯ ﻟﮑﮭﮯ ﺑﮭﯽ ﯾﮧ ﺗﺴﻠﯿﻢ ﮐﺮﻧﮯ ﺳﮯ ﺍﻧﮑﺎﺭ ﮐﺮ ﺩﯾﺘﮯ

How Islamic are the Islamic Countries

A study conducted by Prof. Hussain Askari of George Washington University entitled *“How Islamic are the Islamic Countries”* showed that most of the countries that apply *Islamic Principles* in their daily lives are not ones that are traditionally Muslim.  New Zealand ranked 1st,  Luxembourg 2nd,  Ireland 3rd,  Iceland 4th,  Finland 5th,  Denmark 6th  Canada 7th.  Malaysia 38th,  Kuwait 48th,  Bahrain 64th  and the to surprise *Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked 131st*. The study, published in the *Global Economy Journal* might be shocking to most of us but when we look around us and see the reality of the situation, we find that the results of the study are accurate and true. As Muslims we seem to care only about performing religious Obligations/Rituals/Sunnah (prayer, fasting, niqab, beards, etc), reading the Qur’an and the Hadiths, but we don’t practice what we espouse. We listen to religious lessons and sermons more than the other people on the face of the earth, but we are still not the best of Nations. In the last 60 years, we have listened …

ہم نے کیا دیا؟

  قلم اُٹھتا ہے تو سوچیں بدل جاتی ہیں  اک شخص کی محنت سے ملتیں تشکیل پاتی ہیں۔ اللہ تعالی نے انسان کو سب سے اعلی مخلوق بنا کر  دُنیا میں بھیجا اور  اُسے صاف اور واضح الفاظ میں  کہا   اب جاؤ اور زمین میں پھیل جاؤ ۔تلاش کرو غوروفکر کرو۔ پرانے زمانے میں انسان پتوں کا لباس بنا کر پہنتا تھا ۔ اور  جھونپڑیوں  میں رہتا تھا۔آہستہ آہستہ انسان نے غوروفکر کی اور اپنے رہن سہن کو   وقت کے ساتھ ساتھ بڑھاتا  چلا گیا۔

Rethinking nationalism

Here we are sharing an article written by ‘Ali Rafi’ published in ‘Express Tribune’ on August 16, 2016. As the clock struck 12, the power supply went off for an hour at my residence in Islamabad. However, there was no dearth of bright lights as the sky soon erupted with a grandiose display of celebratory fireworks marking the beginning of August 14. It made it easier to observe the celebrations with no lights around us; it also presented a sharp symbolic reflection of a society eager to look upwards for satisfaction into bright lights, immune to the now common problems around us. There is no doubt that August 14 is a day to celebrate; and independence is a privilege we all hold dear. However, celebrating the occasion so extravagantly days after a fatal blast in Quetta, inches beyond the boundaries of resilience and into apathy.

Tourism of faith

Here we are sharing an article written by Hajrah Mumtaz published in ‘Dawn’ on 15th Aug, 2016. ANOTHER Independence Day celebrated, another round of frenzy that the citizenry has fallen into the habit of indulging in at this time of the year. From young motorcyclists menacing the public with wheelies to women complaining of being harassed to the sheer volume of jubilant yells and sporadic gunfire that echoed yesterday from the streets of cities across the country, it is evident that Aug 14 has become a day for the latent unruly energies of the populace to be unleashed.

Overcoming trauma

Here we are sharing an article written by Juggun Kazim published ‘Express Tribune’ on August 14, 2016. For the past 69 years, Pakistan has been subjected to one horror after another. Whether it’s natural disasters like floods and earthquakes or man-made tragedies like bomb blasts, the end result is that Pakistan bleeds. And by extension, so do you and I. The attack in Quetta was so frightening and uncalled for that now people are scared to go to hospitals in Lahore and Karachi as well. A whole generation of lawyers wiped out along with so many other innocent lives. Seventy-one  people dead and 112 injured — for what? We all fail to understand.