Kathu (as Talin named him)- our dear cat. سبحان الله. He came back home after a small surgery. We missed him really and felt so bad when we visited him post surgery in slightly sedated condition. Read it till the end – this is not about the cat, but your beloved little kids.
We found him as a small kitten of around 2 weeks in a park in Riyadh who was so exhausted and abandoned. We rescued him and took home. He became active in less than a day and started mingling with our family especially the little ones, Talin and Ehan. He is part of our family since then. He’s almost a year now.
Doctor from Aleef World, Riyadh said he hasn’t come across such a cat in his tenure so far. He’s a mixed American-Persian breed. Kathu didn’t let them do any post-operative injections once the sedation was reduced, not even shower, they couldn’t give him the dose of vaccination. He bit two of assistants when they tried to groom him.
He found very happy and relaxed when we came to take him last night. He recognized us and came out himself out of the cage though he appeared in a little pain. He showed his zeal and raised his hand against the doctor when he tried to check on him in our presence. He made a grunting gush at the doctor when he tried to check him again with an angry face while his expression changed totally when my wife and I called his name. We never found him angry or clawing even if our little naughty Ehan beats him at times. He just licks him instead.
Let me testify it here, in the age of gadgets and social media splurge, pets are indeed blessing and bliss a family can have. Your kids can turn their attention from all these electronic nuisance that changes their behavioral pattern substantially. Mingling with the pets, they learn to love, adore, care, be kind, playful and so on. They’d not be cornered to cartoons which are strategically developed in a way to lure you and your lovely kids for their lucrative commercial benefits beyond what you see on screen, but in the form of apparels, gadgets, amusement parks, etc. Capitalists care a damn for your innocent child, but you do.
You could adopt a pet who may need help from the scorching weather, decide today. I’m sure Amina Zerine couldn’t agree with me more though she was skeptical initially about taking the little Kathu home to the midst of two little naughty kids.
Kathu, you made our day.
زبير،،،، واينك،،، ما شفناك ولا سمعناك من زمان (Zubair, where have you been? Not seen you nor heard you for a long time. His call would come if I didnt call him in two weeks.)
Ahmed Saleh Al Furaih, his call wouldn’t come any more. If you ask me if he was my friend, that’s a wrong term to refer to him, he cared for me like a father did, a gem of a person. Passed away because of malignancy.
I can’t find words to describe how close he was to me and how much I miss him. I never felt myself any less than a member in his family circle, his brothers, nephews, his father, uncles and neighbors. Such a compassionate person, according to his sister in law, (as told my wife) that you can’t find anyone as kind as him, so true.
He forced me stay in his house for four months, got angry, rather upset with me when I skipped a meal. It was so hard to convince him that I can’t be sure of getting home for lunch because of meetings. It shook my heart when his son told me on fourth day after his demise that he loved me like a son.
I used to be invited well in advance for the Eid party and other get-togethers along with his family including all cousins, uncles, nephews, brothers, etc. I was the only non-Saudi there. Despite being the host, he held me beside him in order for me not to feel odd. Though I was hesitant, he’d see to it that I’d dance their folklore steps along with all youngsters, with sword in hand.
There was open invitation for lunch in his aunt’s house after visiting his father over Arabic coffee every Friday, the invitation is still there, dinner with his friends every Sunday. He took me to the aviation museum and we walked around. Number of exhibitions we visited along with his daughter Taala.
Plethora of gifts for my wife and children when they came from Makkah. Whenever I came from India, he’d want me to bring Tetley tea.
Can’t quite put the feelings in words. Can’t quite believe that he’s no longer there. But yes, as his son said, he’s in a better position than we’re. اللهم اغفر له و ارحمه و يدخله في الجنة الفردوس.
There was a metaphor I heard when I was a young, an elderly uncle told his brat nephew: “don’t eat while you’re defecating”. The child gushed back, “I’ll dip the bread in the ***t and eat”. The entire political protagonists in India appears to be like that rogue kid who wanted to dip the bread in ***t and enjoy eating it. Quid pro quo is naive and your rating can get worse than your opponent.
Let alone the legality of whether or not the sloganeering in JNU suggesting to subvert the state (if at all as suggested by some corner) render to charge section 124a IPC, simply terms sedition. Supreme court in the past have asked whether the accused had perpetrated any violence to backup his ranting to allow sedition charge to be ascribed.
The sloganeering in #JNU was carried out, as reported in the media, by some other guys, never heard Kanhaiya Kumar was among one of those creepy blokes out there ‘trying’ to overthrow the state. They aren’t booked yet. Oh yes, he was heard advocate subverting the ‘authority’ of RSS and similar corners ‘adjudicate’ (of late) quite often that you’re anti-national. Indeed, that’s a plausible reason for you to clench your fist and practice punch on ‘anti-national’s face, that proves you’re national.
Why aren’t the sloganeers brought to book yet? On what ground Kanhaiya been detained? The Police could conclude that it was seditious very quickly and brilliantly.
More melodramatic orchestrations were taking place in Patiala House court premises in the next days, two days in a row. The same police (who were so brilliant) couldn’t, rather didn’t, nab (seemingly) lawyers in the court premises who hit many journalists including a woman journalist. Did the Police need much more evidence than the several video footages being played all around and indeed plethora of eye-witnesses? The same thug was allowed second time in the court.
Kanhaiya was beaten up again while being produced in the court and reportedly heard was slapping inside the court room too. What are we talking about? Such a dangerous precedence being setup.
What do all these render those who have common sense to fathom? Isn’t it an obvious dereliction of duty from the Goverment? The onus is on the Home Ministry of the Central Government as the Delhi Police is under HM. Couldn’t it probably be otherwise given silent nod to the right-wing army to take the duty of the police and nail the ‘anti-national’.
The right wing fascists are just freaking out everywhere demeaning and mocking our judicial system, law enforcement and all of it. A rather thug, happened to be a legislator, let Scott free after assaulting a student activist. He further went on to say and reiterated it on record with Rahul Kanwal that he’d shoot the guy(s) who were sloganeering. As he claimed, even if he was first hit, who gave him the legal right to assault back? No video has yet floated wherein O P Sharma was being beaten up, it’s the other way around. Why is this thug still roaming on the streets? To be elected comes with a lot of responsibilities and accountability.
Parliament attack was undoubtedly an act against the state and indeed I completely support death sentence rather than spending vehemently to keep the perpetrator(s) in prison to serve his sentence. At the same time, our constitution entitles us the right to have academic discourse and scrutinize whether or not the judicial process was properly done or not that makes our democracy stronger, not weaker.
We don’t want our country to run by a group of rogues and thugs who consider anyone who have a difference of opinion as anti-national and (love to) eliminate them. They feel are the cops and judge themselves. Right wing fanatics are getting carried away with their psychofrenic euphoria. Wake up loonies, the 31% is shrinking. In other words, those who academically and ideologically descent with you are now over 70%. Don’t just get carried away clicking a lot of selfies.
Looks like I’ve got to pull up the excerpt from the old article that I wrote sometime ago on blasphemy row took place in Pakistan and there were a lot stir on air related to Islam is evil and so on. You know what it’s. Being a Muslim who believes in Qur’an and Prophet (PBUH)’s teachings, I condemn in the strongest of language and tone the killing of the cartoonist,JeSuisCharlie, in Paris.
Such perpetration doesn’t represent Islam or mainstream Muslims who adhere to Qur’an and Prophet (PBIH)’s teachings. The most unfortunate matter of fact is that those who’re claiming to avenge the ‘defaming’ cartoon drawn by JeSuisCharlie are actually demonizing Islam and Prophet (PBUH) himself who taught the message of love, compassion, inclusiveness, tolerance and even patience being half of the faith. The terrorists should understand that Islam’s pristine messages and Prophet (PBUH)’s legacy can’t be dodged smudged or smeared by these cartoons by ignorant people. Islam’s message is way powerful enough to nullify all these flimsy critics which doesn’t have any merit in itself at all.
You terrorists who did the cold blooded murder in the name of Islam in fact have committed even way larger blasphemy of the Prophet (PBUH) who forgave boundlessly against the atrocities perpetrated against him personally and his followers then, taught us patience is half of the faith. Which prophet has taught you to rebut sarcasm, satire and critics with automatic guns? You didn’t execute any Islamic value or teachings at all by this heinous crime. Blasphemy laws in many countries invoked notoriety towards Islam which is contrary to its principle itself. It’s undoubtedly against Islamic perspective to harm the person who blemished Islamic ideology, Prophet(s), Qur’an, etc.
Forgiveness is what Islam teaches. Prophet Mohammed’s (Peace Be Upon Him) companions stomped to kill a Christian man who peed in the Masjid where Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) asked them to exert patience and suggested them to flush there so that the pee gets cleared off. I would suggest those militant Muslims(?) and critics to study Prophet(PBUH)’s history where the time before the prophecy, Hijra (flee to Madina) until the first war ‘Badr’. You would learn the magnitude of patience exerted by Rasul (PBUH) and he purported patience. Prophet (PBUH) went ahead said “Patience is half of faith.”
Islam has not asked to chop the blasphemer. The news reflects that Islam purports death sentence for blasphemy; also reported that contemptuous words and deeds against Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) comes under blasphemy perspective. This is absolutely contrary to the fact. Contempt of Prophet is misuse of freedom in Islamic perspective though; not unforgivable sin. Neither the contemptuous person is not entitled to any punishment nor any proof supporting the punishment be found in testaments.
If anyone has used any scornful words against the Prophet, a Muslim is expected to view it as a misunderstanding is all. The primary responsibility of a Muslim to debate or admonish such people to convince them of Islam and do about erasing the misunderstanding they have of the Prophet. There must be a reason by which Micheal H Heart chose Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to be the most influential person in the world. Leave the prejudice aside.
There is no way that the majority of the 1.8 billion odd Muslims around the globe are waiting to blow themselves up and destroy rest of the human kind. Observe the Muslims you know and interacted with, study what is said from testaments rather than from bigoted articles written by anathema.
I’m not here for gutter game or whataboutery and score some brownie points by defending the atrocities done in the name of my religion and community at all. We objurgate it more than you do. Also to spread the message of compassion, love, inclusiveness, tolerance Islam teaches comprehensively,not from cherry picked verses.
Terror perpetrated by anyone is terror and same scale be applied for anyone who perpetrates. Realize the double standard where the replica of perpetrations committed by different community members are termed ‘Crime’ and ‘terrorism’ when it’s done by a (claimed) Muslim.
At the outset, I am not a AIMIM protagonist, neither do I represent @asadowaisi’s political view. However, in the recent spark where @asadowaisi made a remark that everyone born is Muslim and later the school of belief changes according to circumstances, it is just a perception in Islam as per the testament i.e. Qur’an. There is a fundamental difference in what #RSS’s Mohanbhagawat and comrades like Mr. Subramanian Swamy @Swamy39 have been gushing; they enforce Hinduism on everyone out there, which is an offence not a perception. Mr. Owaisi @asadowaisi himself categorically mentioned that compulsion isn’t there in Islam. In fact, Islam is against compulsion to enforce/accept faith.http://quran.com/2/256 Therefore, don’t generalize and even compare Mr. Owaisi’s statement and Mohan Bhagvat’s statement. What’s @Swamy39 and comrades have been advocating? To throw Muslims to Pakistan in case they don’t accept Hindutwa principle, Mr. Owaisi not only asked for coercion, but also categorically mentioned that there is no enforcement and it’s one’s free will and so on.!!
In Soorah Al-A’raaf, Verses 172-173; ( http://quran.com/7/172-173 )Allah explained that when He created Adam, He caused all of Adam’s descendants to come into existence and took a pledge from them saying, Am I not your Lord? To which they all replied, ” Yes, we testify to It:’
Allah then explained why He had all of mankind bear witness that He is their creator and only true God worthy of worship. He said, “That was In case you (mankind) should say on the day of Resurrection, “Verily we were unaware of all this.” That is to say, we had no idea that You Allah, were our God. No one told us that we were only supposed to worship You alone. Allah went on to explain That it was also In case you should say, “Certainly It was our ancestors who made partners (With Allah) and we are only their descendants; will You then destroy us for what those liars did?” Thus, every child is born with a natural belief in Allah and an inborn inclination to worship Him alone called in Arabic the “Fitrah”.
If the child were left alone, he would worship Allah in his own way, but all children are affected by those things around them, seen or unseen.
The Prophet (PBUH) reported that Allah said, “I created my servants in the right religion but devils made them go astray”. The Prophet (PBUH) also said, “Each child is born in a state of “Fitrah”, then his parents make him a Jew, Christian or a Zoroastrian, the way an animal gives birth to a normal offspring. Have you noticed any that were born mutilated?” (Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim).
I don’t understand why people have hiccups to what’s perceived as per Islamic belief that every new born is Muslim which doesn’t harm anyone nor deemed to target anyone at all. It’s just a perception and anyone is entitled to have their perception.
We relegate on a sentence that too twisted besides of what Asaduddin Owaisi spoke for 90 minutes reportedly. He said ‘everyone’, but media twisted it to be ‘every Indian’ on the headline whereas the essay says otherwise. Even NDTV did their best to twist the headline to get more mileage.
Nonetheless, I feel Mr. Owaisi, considering his brilliance and intellect, having known the way media works, at least some sections in there, it could have been avoided considering the given circumstances in India. However, I reiterate that whatever he spoke then was fully coherent and warranted, no agitation as it nowhere misled at anyone.
Ms. Suchitra Vijayan wrote a very beautifully poised piece in The Hindu today. “Islamic difference and radicalization’. Although the article isn’t directly related to this subject, however, it’s connected in many ways or the other. http://www.thehindu.com/…/comment-articl…/article6760854.ece
There are pseudo academicians who just make passing remarks like Wahabi radicalism and so on. It’s so surprising if at all anything exist like one. None of these people who allege such remarks substantiate their claim categorically. Mohammed Abdul Wahab was an Islamic scholar who reformed a very perverted society along with Al Saud family who established The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.