Anaa – EGO

Posted in Feelings, My Shairi with tags , , on April 10, 2013 by madihasaeed

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The REASON why I started my Blog

Posted in Passion with tags , , , , on July 21, 2012 by madihasaeed

I love expressing and I love espresso

The reason why I started my Blog – the reason why I named it this way!
I named it Expresso as I love expressing and I love espresso.
I’ll be starting to write here again soon as I have finally decided to take some time out for it.
I believe passion can be held back for some time but it cannot be erased so I’m back again.

Global Entrepreneurship Day at FAST-NUCES

Posted in Events, FAST_NUCES, Have a look with tags , , on November 18, 2008 by madihasaeed

Global Entrepreneurship Day
Organized by: FAST-NU
Event Type: Seminar
Where: Auditorium, Main Campus

Entrepreneurship Day at NUCES-FAST Karachi

Open Invitation to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Day at NUCES Karachi.

NUCES Karachi is holding a Global Entrepreneurship Day on November 19th, 2008 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at Auditorium of NUCES(Karachi) Main Campus.

All students, faculty, staff, NUCES-Alumni, Companies, Colleges and other universities are welcomed & encouraged to attend the event.

Important:
Attendees external to NUCES should register themselves through sending an email to sami.ullah@nu.edu.pk, with below details before Nov 19th, 2008, 11am:
Name, Designation (e.g CEO, student, IBA-Alumni, HR Manager,Principal),
Organization/Company and Contact number.

Note: If multiple members are coming from the same organization, their head can register via single email with list of all coming with them.

A Period of Silence

Posted in Feelings, Have a look with tags , on September 13, 2008 by madihasaeed

 

woh kehti hay, mujhay bay-hiss zamanay say shikaayat hay

main kehta hoon kay yeh shikwaa shikaayat raayagaa’n hay sub

Well I dont really believe that “shikwa shikayat raayagaan hay”, but the fact is that, really, at times one does feel that the inconsiderate people just dont listen.

And its not just about being inconsiderate, there is a lot more to it.

On the whole, the masses have become insensitive.

And their attitudes makes one feel like giving up.

And then comes a period of SILENCE,

when one doesn’t feel like saying anything,

when one doesn’t feel like writing anymore,

when one doesn’t feel like expressing anything,

because one is taken up by a “Leave-it-No-Use” feeling.

But then there is something inside us which makes us think:

“NO, Its not time to give up.”

woh kehti hay, mujhe mayoosian rasta nahi daytee’n

main kehta hoon kay yeh mayoosian taaqat bhi hoti hain

Small gods of Democracy

Posted in Fikar-O-Nazar, Have a look, I-Love- My-Pakistan with tags , , , on September 13, 2008 by madihasaeed

Well, I wrote this some time ago, before the Presidential Election, but just didn’t get time to upload it here.

Here it goes:

Musharraf has resigned and Zardari is about to acquire the office of the president.

What difference does it make?

Will people be relieved from their sufferings?

A chaos can give us no hope, the chaos of the restoration of judiciary.

Looks like history will repeat it self.

Before the elections it was Musharraf with a puppet named Shaukat Aziz and now it will be Zardari with a puppet named Gilani.

Earlier it was Musharraf against Chaudhry Iftikhar and now it’s Zardari having reservations with Chaudhry Iftikhar.

In short, Zardari is just a replacement of Musharraf, in fact a more fatal one having a controversial past record.

Moreover, after the break-up of the coalition, the current stance of the two major political parties is adding more to it, and at the end of the day it’s the poor nation which is being ridiculed.

The Stance of Nawaz League:

Nawaz league has quit the coalition and blames PPP for breaking promises and shattering confidence.

PML-N says that they were forced to take this decision by not restoring the judges on the series of dead lines one after the other.

The Stance of PPP:

When asked, who is to be blamed for the break up, Farzana Raja blames PML-N.

She adds more by saying, PML-N had reservations on the nomination of Zardari for the presidential elections and this is one of the major reasons for the break up, of course besides the issue of the judges.

Makhdoom Ameen Faheem has very little to say and he believes that:

“Being an unnatural alliance it has reached its logical ending.”

Zardari seems to know the ropes of this power game and is playing his own strategy.

The current situation:

The blame game is ON.

Only time can tell what’ll happen next.

The situation in Balochistan and Tribal areas is getting worse day by day.

The country is facing serious load shedding issues, the crisis of Wheat continues and inflation is increasing as it always did.

Who is responsible?

Everyone is aware of all the above problems and of course they are not new but by highlighting the facts my motive is to bring into notice that it’s high time that we realized who is responsible.

In a way, we ourselves are responsible.

It’s for us to realize that who is to be trusted, who is worth our votes and who deserves to rule over us.

It is said that people who do not learn from history have to repeat it.

When, displaying a short term memory, people forget everything and vote for those who are not worth it then they have to face the consequences.

 

“God helps those, who help themselves.”

Only a revolution, a radical change in the system can bring prosperity.

Its time for us to stop running after these small gods of democracy and get together to struggle for a system that will be in accordance with Islam.

Its time to work for the establishment of a purely Islamic system which will of course be khilafat.

Its time to get up from our slumber and act upon the principles of our Quaid, Mohammad Ali Jinnah to bring life to the dream of Iqbal.

Aqal hai teri saper, Ishq hai shamsheer teri

Merey derwesh! khilafat hai Jahangir teri

 

 

Ma siwa Allah kay liyey aag hai takbeer teri

Tu Musalman ho tou taqdeer hai tadbeer teri

 

Ki Muhammad (PBUH) say wafa tu nay, tou Hum terey hain

Ye Jahan cheez hai kya, loh-o-qalam terey hain

 

Quat-e-Ishq say her past ko bala ker dey

Deher main Ism-e-Muhammad (PBUH) say ujala ker dey

 

It can also be found here:

http://www.sooperarticles.com/Madiha-Saeed-ul-Haq/

Bringing a Change…Taking a Stand

Posted in Fikar-O-Nazar, Have a look with tags , , on September 12, 2008 by madihasaeed

The Holy Quran says in chapter 31 verse 21:

When they are told to follow the (Revelation) that Allah has sent down, they say: “Nay, we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers (following).”What! Even if it is Satan beckoning them to the Penalty of the (Blazing) Fire?

The Quran again says in chapter 5 verse 104:

When it is said to them: “Come to what Allah hath revealed; come to the Messenger”: They say: “Enough for us are the ways we found our fathers following.” what! Even though their fathers were void of knowledge and guidance?

This is the general behavior of the people who want to follow blindly and who do not have the courage to go against the society and take a stand for something that is right.

A custom is any practice that has become habitual with the members of a particular social group.

A tradition is a practice continuing from the past.

Customs become traditions as they go on from one generation to the other.

But what one has to look for is that only those customs and traditions should be followed which are in accordance with the teachings of our religion and which have some positive impacts.

These days our society is accustomed to follow a lot of different customs and traditions which are simply unnecessary and totally unislamic.

Let’s take marriage for an example. It is an act of worship and a Sunnah of the holy prophet. But you can very well observe what has become of it. The whole procession of BARAT and all kinds of “RASMS” from “SEHRA BANDHAI” till “JOOTA CHUPPAI” are nothing but wastage of time, money and efforts and most of them are picked up from foreign culture which makes it a double sin as according to a HADITH of Sunan Abu Dawood:

“Whoever imitates a nation will be amongst them.”

People are compelled to borrow money even on interest for the weddings of their daughters as they feel that they will be looked down upon if they do not do what the society demands, even if it is not in accordance with their religion.

Many girls do not get married only because their parents can not afford the dowry that is demanded and many women get divorced because their parents are not able to fulfill the demands of their in-laws.

The practices regarding dowry and its importance are an influence of the Hindu culture as the Hindus give dowries to their daughters since their daughters do not have an implicit share in inheritance and so they try to give them everything at the time of their marriage. Its correct from their perspective but that is not applicable for Muslims, because in Islam daughters get half as much the share in inheritance as the sons get.

On one hand the advocates of DOWRY in the Muslim culture say that the prophet himself gave dowry to his daughter Hazrat Fatima (R.A.).On the other hand it is believed that whatever was given was not for Hazrat Fatima (R.A.) but was to support HAZRAT ALI (K.A.W) because our beloved Prophet (P.B.U.H.) was himself the guardian of Hazrat ALI (K.A.W.). This has always remained a debatable issue. But for the sake of argument, even if one agrees that it really was a Dowry so this remains an undeniable fact that it was one of the simplest dowries ever, free from all kinds of show off.

Consider Walimas:

Walima is a Sunnah of the holy prophet but not the kind of lavish Walimas and Buffet Dinners that we see today where the poor are altogether forgotten. Meals where the poor are not invited are referred to by the prophet as Shar-ut-Tuam (the worst of meals) and according to Ahadis it is not allowed even to accept such an invitation.

The Walima can only be masnoon if it is done the way our prophet did it and with similar intentions. When our prophet got married to Hazrat Safiyah (R.A) the food that was available with the companions was collected together and served for Walima. This shows that if a person does not even have enough to invite people himself then he and his friends can gather and share their food and the Sunnah of Walima will be done. Hazrat Ayesha (R.A.) narrates that “the most blessed marriage is the one with the least expenses”.

The teachings of Islam about marriage are very easy and simple. Marriage is an act of worship and a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.). It prevents a person from indulging in fornication and adultery.

There are only two faraiz of nikah:

1. the agreement of the two partners.

2. the presence of two witnesses.

Islam teaches us to value time and money .The companions of the Prophet took as much time for Nikah as it takes to offer two rakka’ats of nafil prayers.

Getting married prevents a person from indulging in illicit gratification and adultery. But a person would better indulge in such things till he can have enough money to spend on his wedding and can you envision the negative impacts of such acts.

Mehndis and Dholkees are purely foreign trends and there is no place for these trends in Islam, and the tremendous amount of money that muslims spend on these unnecessary things can be spent on the welfare of the needy people.

Muslims are advised to distinguish themselves in their external appearance adopting Islamic ways and methods in all their affairs, whether worldly or Deeni.

According to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan leading ones life according to his free will is a person’s right and in a society where not following the customs and traditions is considered an unpardonable sin the people are deprived of this right. Sir Syed also says that following the customs and traditions blindly even if they are good has a very negative impact and that is that the people stop pondering and their intellectual growth comes to a halt.

A better way is to use ones intellect and follow the customs and traditions on rational basis, that is to follow those which are good, improve those which need improvement and stop following the bad ones blindly.

Its now our job to spread the message and bring a change. May Allah guide us and give us enough strength to demolish the Idols of Rasm-o-Rivaaj and use our intellect.

Sir Albert Einstein has rightly said

“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”

PAKISTAN Zindabad

Posted in Have a look, I-Love- My-Pakistan with tags , on August 13, 2008 by madihasaeed

Mere Mehboob Watan Tujh pay ager Jaan ho Nisaar

Main Yeh Samjhoonga Thikaanay Laga Sarmaya-e-Tan