Terrorism, Dialog and Drones II

While writing the earlier post on Terrorism, Dialog and Drones, I was expecting that obviously people realize the difference between various kinds of violence Pakistan is going through, unfortunately I was pretty wrong. So based on the various questions and feedback I got from friends, I thought it would be a better idea to write up an explanatory note to the earlier post.

So first thing is Terrorism is a broad term, thanks to our recent War on Terror that it has been pretty much linked with Taliban only, however the term is broad and has various facets.

Pakistan at the moment is suffering four types of terrorism each type has its broader reasons, and the purpose of this blog is not to deny the obvious, but to put the usually neglected part on the table as well.

1. TTP sponsored Terrorism:

I have stated pretty much about its factors, reasons in the earlier post, so if you haven’t read it already, read it here. Needless to mention they have the lions share of the terrorist activities in Pakistan and are pretty eager to accept responsibilities as well.

2. Sectarian Violence:

Sectarian violence is something which has plagued our Nation since long, normally people attribute it to Zia, but personally I think Zia was not the only one (Not saying he is not to blame) , this has plagued us since 50s, however at that time it was about burning and protests, later on it evolved to shootings and killings during 70s and 80s, in the late 80s and 90s the cancer grew further and bombings started taking place.

Now with the advent of TTP sponsored Suicide Attacks, the Sectarian fanatics also have taken a leap of faith and started the suicide bombing spree.

Now the roots of these sectarian terrorism is in areas like Quetta, Jhang etc, this the type of terrorism which can be easily eradicated with the help of local police and scholars. Our police did a good job in past and caught many leaders of such sectarian violence in past and they can do this again given that the conviction and support comes from the top government officials.

3. Famous Foreign Hand:

The famous foreign hand has been abused by our politicians and government officials so many times, that even the slightest mention of the term raises a laugh among people, but the truth be told, this foreign does exists, and is pretty much responsible for funding the various splinter groups as well as doing individual activities on their own as well. Again blaming everything on the foreign hand is stupid but at the same time shying away from it is also a pretty naive act.

Solution: There is no permanent solution to this problem, since obviously the high end investments by the other countries have been made to serve a larger goal and interest, however, sending a strong message (not through media but personal messengers) to all the countries involved will certainly reduce the influx of funding.

Moreover, a proper check towards smuggling of black money is a easy way to damage them in the long term.

At the same time, although ISI has been the laughing stock of many people recently, but the fact is they are pretty good if they are allowed to work in the area they are trained for and not for political gimmicks, ISI should be asked to gain all intelligence on the foreign supported militant groups and such groups should then be eradicated with proper surgical strikes.

4. Money / Bhataaaa / Bhai 

Karachi has suffered long enough, now its more like terrorism capital of Pakistan, you see almost all kind of terrorist activities in Karachi nowadays and the things are moving so quickly that almost no one knows what is happening and why is happening. TTP led activities are happening in Karachi (rate is low, since TTP prefers targeting Lahore/Islamabad areas), sectarian killings are pretty common, but majority of these sectarian killings are actually a mask for Bhata (Money) related target killings (again not saying sectarian violence is not happening).

The plight of Karachi is getting worse and worse since the various factions claiming the KINGHood of Karachi are now battling unfortunately, instead of targeting the top pins of each others, they are now targeting high profile people or huge number of common people, the reason of this is that these local goons have evolved as well, they almost have signed an unwritten pact of not killing each other, all their concern is to make an impact so big (hit a target so high) that they hit the media or better local “Seena Gazette” this publicity helps them towards claiming higher ‘bhatta’, easier recovery and certainly marking the territories.

Solution, here again is to enforce the local police system.

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Terrorism , Dialog and Drones

Every now and then , I see people bashing the people supporting Dialog in Tribal Areas and condemning the drones. The problem here is that people for some strange reason choose not to see the complete picture, if a person condemns drone attacks it doesn’t mean he supports terrorist attacks. It just means he believes weapon or war is not the ultimate solution and certain steps can be taken to eliminate or reduce the loss of human lives.

Terrorism is not a single process with a single input and output , there are various things which are reasons of terrorism and various inputs and outputs.

Major inputs of terrorism are Lack of Education, Poverty and American Attack (Drones and Afghan War)

Now how all these act up ??

Lack of Education:
It makes the kids (suicide bombers) prone to manipulation, you can manipulate them with your own versions of Jihad and stuff and make them do things.

Poverty:
If they are still hesitant to go and blow themselves up, you provide them money for their family , and promise them yeah we will take care of your family,, you just go and blow yourself and as a show money they even give 100-200k rupees to their families.

Drones:
Now the fuel for above two things , you grow up in an environment where people around you die every other day thanks to a small aeroplane flying and throwing some little bombs over your area ,, and then comes up a person ,, and he bashes the US and the people who live far away (the normal Pakistani’s ) and says they don’t care about us and that’s why we are being bombarded ,, look at yourself , any day a drone comes and kills your family and friends for nothing,, and look at them living happily in there comfy houses ,,,and then the lack of education plays the role and person gets manipulated and then the money comes in picture and any hesitation which existed is gone.

 
Last but not the least,, whenever any one is mentioning the talks with tribal areas they are not saying we will go and say yeah you killed us and lets stay happy now !!!

Its about divide and rule ,, not everyone in the tribal areas is terrorist,, not everyone there wants to kill you ,, the purpose of dialog is to resolve the concerns of some of them ,, talk them through ,, and eliminate the terrorism from within ,, if there are 100 groups of terrorists ,, 20 of them will be for money ,, 20 of them will for personal vendetta ,, 20 of them are just mad and so one ,, you classify the people and their demands ,, divide them ,, and then you eliminate the WRONG one by one ,, this is what they mean by Dialog , and this is the process which gets disrupted every time a drone strikes!!

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Formation of Earth in Quran

Before I indulge into the topic in detail,
One interesting thing is that where ever in Quran, Earth and Sky are mentioned, Earth is mentioned as SINGLE entity (except one case) whereas Skies are always mentioned in multiple entities!!

Now first coming towards Big Bang Theory and Earth Formation, here is a wide confusion, Big Bang Theory actually refers towards the Creation of whole Universe, Now whatever I am presenting here are not referring the creation of Universe, but the creation of Earth.

SCIENCE: A shock wave from a supernova may have triggered the formation of the Sun by creating regions of over-density within the cloud, causing these regions to collapse.
Islam:
بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْ‌ضِ ۖ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْرً‌ا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُنْ فَيَكُونُ
(2-117)
آسمانوں اور زمین کا پیدا کرنے والا ہے اور جب کوئی چیز کرنا چاہتا ہے تو صرف یہی کہہ دیتا ہے کہ ہو جا سو وہ ہو جاتی ہے

Science:
First Pre-Solar Nebula is Formed and then because of a Sound wave Sun Begins to Form, Then Protoplanetary disc has been blown away and Outer Planets (Jupiter Uranus etc) Formation is likely complete. Terreastrial Planets (Mercury, Earth, Mars etc) form.

Islam:
قُلْ أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَكْفُرُ‌ونَ بِالَّذِي خَلَقَ الْأَرْ‌ضَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَتَجْعَلُونَ لَهُ أَنْدَادًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ رَ‌بُّ الْعَالَمِينَ
(41-9)

کہہ دو کیا تم اس کا انکار کرتے ہو جس نے دو دن میں زمین بنائی اور تم اس کے لیے شریک ٹھیراتے ہو وہی سب جہانوں کا پروردگار ہے

Now the thing here is Two Days, this has to be noticed that Day here is not a 24 hour Day, but ONE LONG Interval , so by TWO Days, it is meant by TWO different phases, So most probably first phase was the formation of Sun and Protoplanetary Disc movement, while the second phase involved formation of Outer and Terrestrials Planets

Science:
When the terrestrial planets were forming, they remained immersed in a disk of gas and dust.

ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَهِيَ دُخَانٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَلِلْأَرْ‌ضِ ائْتِيَا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْ‌هًا قَالَتَا أَتَيْنَا طَائِعِينَ
(41:11)
پھر وہ آسمان کی طرف متوجہ ہوا اور وہ دھؤاں تھا پس اس کو اور زمین کو فرمایا کہ خوشی سے آؤ یا جبر سے دونوں نے کہا ہم خوشی سے آئے ہیں

Science:
Water was delivered to Earth

Quran:
وَاللَّـهُ أَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَحْيَا بِهِ الْأَرْ‌ضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً لِقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ
(16-65)
اور الله نے آسمان سے پانی اتارا پھراس سے مردہ زمین کو زندہ کر دیا اس میں ان لوگو ں کے لیے نشانی ہے جو سنتے ہیں

Science:
Tells that the outer planets not only helped formation of Safer orbits, but also Outer Planets attract various asteroids coming towards Earth and PROTECT Earth
فَقَضَاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَأَوْحَىٰ فِي كُلِّ سَمَاءٍ أَمْرَ‌هَا ۚ وَزَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَحِفْظًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ‌ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ
41-12
پھر انہیں دو دن میں سات آسمان بنا دیا اور اس نے ہر ایک آسمان میں اس کا کام القا کیا اور ہم نے پہلے آسمان کو چراغوں سے زینت دی اور حفاظت کے لیے بھی یہ زبردست ہر چیز کے جاننے والے کا اندازہ ہے

My personal Analysis: Here one important thing is, in this Ayat it is clearly stated that the First Sky was ornamented with Stars, hence whatever we have seen so far is just the FIRST SKY, and we don’t know where other skies are , and what duties have been given to those skies!

Just on a side note, there is another point about Iron, Quran states,
لَقَدْ أَرْ‌سَلْنَا رُ‌سُلَنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَنْزَلْنَا مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْمِيزَانَ لِيَقُومَ النَّاسُ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَأَنْزَلْنَا الْحَدِيدَ فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّـهُ مَنْ يَنْصُرُ‌هُ وَرُ‌سُلَهُ بِالْغَيْبِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ

57:25

البتہ ہم نے اپنے رسولوں کو نشانیاں دے کر بھیجا اور ان کے ہمراہ ہم نے کتاب اور ترازوئے (عدل) بھی بھیجی تاکہ لوگ انصاف کو قائم رکھیں اور ہم نے لوہا بھی اتارا جس میں سخت جنگ کے سامان اورلوگوں کے فائدے بھی ہیں اور تاکہ الله معلوم کرے کہ کون اس کی اور اس کے رسولوں کی غائبانہ مدد کرتا ہے بے شک الله بڑا زور آور غالب ہے

 

Studies of ancient meteorites reveal traces of stable daughter nuclei of short-lived isotopes, such as iron-60, that only form in exploding, short-lived stars. This indicates that one or more supernovae occurred near the Sun while it was forming.

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The Right CV

This post is actually part of another article, how to find the right job, please go through the other article “How to Get a Job” as well.

Making the Right CV:

The most critical step of all is to make the right CV, your CV should always be according to the latest market trends, three years back Objective was an integral part of resumes , today its waste of potential space, four – five years back we used to list out Personal information like father name NIC number Marital Status on the top / front page, this list now contains fewer items and falls on the last page of your CV.

The second most important thing is your CV should match to the job you are applying to, specifically for the entry level positions, the freshers have a generic degree and they fit in a wide cadre of jobs, and to compensate the lack of experience they fill up the CV with all sorts of information matching all types of requirements, DO NOT DO this, make sure you modify your CV as per the job requirements, I understand that some of you might have experience in say both Web Development and Network Programming, but if the recruiter is not looking for that then by entering information and projects about these two skills will only confuse the recruiter waste his time and at the end will damage your chances of getting short listed. If you feel changing the CV for every job is tough and time consuming, make multiple copies with each resume catering and highlighting one SPECIFIC set of skills.

The third very crucial thing is DO NOT LIE, in the second step I have said to modify the CV this modification by any chance do not mean that you should lie about the skills you do not have or the projects you have not done. The recruiters are professional people, and it is their job to analyze the resume, one look over it and they know how much you have lied in the document and trust me it gives the worst impression, probably you might sneak through the first filter but the moment you are in the interview and the panel realizes that you have lied in your resume, they would grill you like anything for wasting their time and this grilling will make you demotivated and will break your confidence for any future interview. Hence Do NOT Lie, have some faith its a career and you should start it on the right foot. Be TRUE in your CV

Coming towards the components of Resume, the market trend changes every now and then, as of yet what’s in.

1. Compactness:
With the advent of internet the worse thing is Over Flow of information, in the past a recruiter had 10-20 CVs to look in and decide which is a better potential candidate, I remember when I started my career we were told that your CV has three minutes to make an impression, gradually this interval became one minute and Nowadays a recruiter has ONLY 30 seconds to review and judge your CV, only after the 30 seconds he will decide if he has to put you in the second review list or not. So be sure whatever you enter on the first page is the most relevant.

2. Contact Info:
The first and most important section in your resume is contact information, I have personally seen a CV of a pretty promising candidate who had all the qualification but didn’t write the contact information and I had to look through various records in order to reach him, not every recruiter does that, hence always make sure that your contact information is at a highly visible location, also addition of a document footer with your Name, CV Page and your phone number is a good practice. Also always make sure that your contact information is most recent.

3. Email Addresses:
Though a pretty stupid yet most frequent seen mistake, your CV is a professional document, even if you have an email address since the grade 8, if it is of the likes of boogieman47@XYZ.com or sweet_princeses@ABC.net PLEASE do not add it to your CV, try getting a serious looking email firstname.lastname is normally the easily available address on various free email services or F.Lastname can do the trick, if you can’t get any other reasonable looking email address, add some random number to your first name, make sure that random number is not your birth year.

4. Bye Objective Welcome Profile:
Writing I want to be The Best of the best as an objective is as old as a floppy disk now, the time has changed and so are the fields in resume, now you write Profile on the top most section of your CV, the level of Profile is right after your Name and contact information. Your profile should give a brief intro about you and the things you can do in NOT More than 2 lines. Use key words instead of complete sentences i.e. instead of writing “I am a Computer Engineer and have interest in Programming C language, I have also worked on Cisco Switches” what you should write is “Computer Engineer with expertise in C Programming, Data Networks specifically Cisco”, this not only gives a mature look to your resume but also saves precious space.

5. Experience,Qualification and Certification:
These three sections are the most shuffled sections of your resume, you have to change the order as per the job requirement you are applying to.

6. Certification and Trainings:
If you have got a training on some specific technology, make sure you have got the certification from an International or National credible authority, the training certificates of small institutes and colleges are useless, hence if you get a training get a certification in it asap, I know it is costly, but with out a certificate from Cisco even your CCIE training is no match to a CCNA certificate holder, and this is valid for all the trainings be it Computer or some other technical training in Electronics, Safety or Ticketing. You should have a certificate from a reputed standardized organization to compliment your profile

7. Projects:
This section is gradually getting obsolete, however this is a personal favorite and highly useful if you are a fresh graduate or have done projects which were not directly under your current job description but were completed by you because of any reason.

Since in certain case the list of projects is quite long, hence I recommend keep all the projects in CV and delete the unnecessary ones while sending the CV. However, if you feel lazy (which you should not) in that case 2-3 projects are more than enough in this area, Projects section should never be on the first page, it is a second page item. However, if you are at entry level and trying to use projects to complement experience then it can come on the front page as well.

8. Skills:
This section is pretty important during entry and mid level positions, again use key words here instead of sentences, if overall look of CV allows you can add the skills in columns.

9. Hobbies and Interests:
This section has gone completely obsolete, if you just want to fill up some space use Interest section instead of Hobbies and in the interest section even only add the professional interest i.e. web development or blogging etc, don’t enter Playing Football or cricket unless you are applying on some special quota.

10. Memberships:
If you have a valuable membership i.e. of a national or internationally acknowledged body like PEC / PMDC / IEEE / ICMA do include it in your CV, as sometimes companies need certain certified members to bid in specific tenders. But membership of a local gym or cricket club is again a big NO.

10. Personal Information:
Once on the top now this section falls in the bottom, do not add unnecessary information like Father’s name and Blood group here, they don’t need to know your height, gender or age here as well, the only things which should be included here are If you have a driving license, passport number (if you are not a national for security check), languages you speak or any other information which you think might be of interest to the employer

11. References:
This section is also near obsolete, normally a reference can be furbished upon request is used, I personally recommend adding one or two previous bosses as a reference, so that the employer knows that you have not lied. Or if you have a friend/relative already working in the company you are applying, you can mention them as a reference only after their consent.

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How to get a Job

I have been meeting many fresh grads complaining about lack of job opportunities lately. While due to the recent recession the number of jobs has gone scarce but at the same time one major reason of not getting the job is because you are not working in the right direction. So in this article I will discuss some tricks which might help you in getting the job. Remember, finding a job is a full time job in itself, so treat it as such, there is no space of being reckless or unprofessional, do it right so that you get the right job.

This article is mainly written for people who are seeking Entry Level positions (0-2 Year experience), from engineering field and caters UAE market, but is obviously applicable to other demographics as well.

Dynamics have Changed:

Well the first thing we have to know is the dynamics have changed, gone are the days when people would print resumes and visit offices asking about a job opening, nowadays recruiters in almost all major companies use computers, e-documents have made categorization of potential candidates easier. So if you print a CV and give it to some one , let me assure you the moment you cross the door, he throws it in garbage, or if he is environment conscious he may use the back side of your CV as a rough writing pad for few days, so as long as you don’t want that, you should focus on sending soft copy of your CV only.

Big and Mid Sized companies nowadays have Job portals, be sure that you have submitted your CV there, even if the job portal is not available they would have a generic email address for submission of CVs i.e. HR@mycompany.com

So no matter if your parents or uncles are telling you that they worked so hard and went to 100 companies in search of job, do not waste your precious time in traveling. The world has changed it is no more about the survival of fittest but the survival of the Smartest.

Right Direction:

As soon as a person completes his telecommunication Engineering, he knows just one thing, I have to work in the top most Mobile phone company and they should hire me instantly, the same goes for almost all other graduates, people just don’t look beyond the market leaders, obviously these companies pay better and ensure a strong career foundation, but guess what? there are thousands of other graduates eying the same position. I have personally seen 40 people showing up for one single position and that too after careful screening process in one nationwide company, whereas on the other hand while I was working in a relatively unknown company we literally were looking for suitable candidates. And this person – position ratio increases with Mobile companies or other brand giants.
Moral of the story is though it doesn’t hurt striving for a big brand but never neglect the SME potential and trust me you have greater chance of getting hired and then growing in the field if the company grows.
A special advise for Engineers (Telecom/Computer) don’t go for the Major mobile companies, instead look who their contractors or sub contractors are, sub-cons pay less obviously but it is better to have a less paying job for one year then having hope for a high paying job for one year.

Be Systematic:

The effect of having system in any field is huge be it government or person. Same goes for Job hunting, develop a personal system for job search, below is an idea for such a system, which I developed and found pretty useful.

1. Write down the industries you can work in, pay special attention to areas which are normally neglected, i.e. a telecom engineer can work in Mobile Sub-Cons, PABX solution providers, Network Application designers, DSL providers etc, similarly the scope of Computer Engineer is even bigger with extra options like companies working in Electronics, providing Network Solutions to SMEs, institutes with large IT infrastructures and a new field here is Bio related companies (Pharmaceuticals etc) etc.

2. Once you have found potential industries for the job you can fit in, go to google and search for each industry in your preferred city/country i.e. Pharmaceuticals in UAE and note down all the website addresses of these companies, please note in this step we are searching for companies NOT ” Jobs “

Repeat Step 2, for all the industries you have short listed in Step 1.

3. Develop Visit Plan: Once you have jolted down the name of companies along with their websites, assign days to every industry, i.e. Monday for Academics, Tuesday for Banking, Wednesday for Sub Cons Part 1, Thursday for Sub Cons part 2. This distribution is totally your own, make sure that you plan it in a way so that the website you visit on 1st of the Month gets visited by you again on 15 of the month, not before that and preferably not after that either

4. Ok so its time to visit the websites, and do rating of the websites you visit, give the highest Rating to the website which has their own Job Portal, then comes the websites who provide list of current openings, then comes the websites which have pretty old website or under construction website and the last rating would be for the companies which have ONLY given their HR Email address for posting CVs, for the companies falling in this zone, note down their phone number, if you have access to a phone line with cheap/free calling.

Repeat this step for all the industries, obviously you would not be able to complete all the industries in one day, hence you can perform the next step in parallel

5. Now you have list of companies, first step is to mark the website which have only given their generic email address, send them your CV just to be sure that they have you in their potential list.

Now start with the companies, which have portal, and look if they have any vacancy matching your criteria, if yes Mark it , once the website with portals have been marked, start the next rank of websites and look at the companies who have given an email address for submission of CVs for available vacancies, if you find a vacancy, note it down on a paper for the day and Move to Section Sending the Right Email.

6. For the websites which have an Coming soon / under construction portal, visit them once a month, so that if they launch their website, you are the first to know of any job opportunities.

And if you have still not got the idea, yes you are supposed to use Excel Spreadsheets to manage all the collected information effectively.

Sending the Right Email

So you found the job opening in a company, now you have to send the CV to the company, be sure that you have built the right CV for the job, to understand what a right CV should look like, please go through this article “The Right CV“.

After having the right CV here is what you should take care while sending email to any potential recruiters (even if he is a friend) write the cover letter, cover letter has three sections, first section two lines, has information about what you are applying for, second section has a brief personal profile of yours, highlighting your potential and skill for the job , no more than 4 lines, and third section is a brief how you are looking forward to them, how they can reach you back again no more than two lines.

Sending at the Right Time: If you are applying for a job for a vacancy which was posted on some public channel, you should work on sending the email at the right time, here are some tricks to decide that:
Never send email over the weekend, every one is doing that and when the recruiter will open his mailbox on the first working day, he will find a heap of emails. Preferred time of sending any email is 2-3 a.m , this way your email will be on the top when the recruiter opens his mailbox and given the good morning mood he may actually put your CV in the short listed pool.

If you find a job on the last submission day, then submit the CV at 1:30 p.m. thats the time when people are normally out for lunch break, so when they come back they will check the mail and your CV gets highlight.

3rd Party Recruiters:
The decreasing number of vacancies and information overflow of wrong candidates for a job has brought in a new field, the 3rd party recruiters, many companies are recruiting via third party recruiters to avoid hassle, hence it is always a good idea to submit your profile to such recruiters, but beware of frauds, always remember NO company will ask you to pay a processing fee / membership fee etc. The genuine recruiting companies normally charge the employer, and even if a company wants to charge you they will deduct the charges from your first salary.

Last but not least, getting the job nowadays is all about being at the right place at the right time, so try to be their. As I said earlier, finding a job is a full time job and one should at least dedicate 8 hours a day for job hunting. Moreover, a friend said once that you should let everyone know in two cases, one if you are ill, two if you are finding a job, and there are chances you might meet someone who knows the cure or vacancy.

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Namaz aur Salaat ka Farq

We have been seeing various posts on different forums stating Namaz aur Salaat are two different things and many other wrong things, I asked one such person to present his case and he gave me the chapter of Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Perwez’s Book, the chapter can be found at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=372912912737467

Janab Parwez sahib ki personal life k mutaliq main yahan kuch nahin kahoon ga k baat topic say hat jaaye g, hence please note neechay di gayee tamam posts sirf aur sirf writer aur uss ki writing method ko discuss karti hain.

Writer has written an almost 21 page article stating that SALAAT aur NAMAZ main farq hai, unfortunately writer has (intentionally or un-intentionally) maintained high level of confusion in the whole topic, the writer presents various Ayats, but while translating these ayats, he deliberately “ALTERS” the translation. The article if seen as a whole has almost 30% content on sectism, which is beyond scope of this discussion, remaining 60% main without reference different words ki different translation claim ki gayee hain, which upon complete research came out as false, Ayat ki translation kartay hoye intentional confusion create ki gayee aur almost sub ayaat ko without context present kia gaya.

SALAAT word k 3 different meanings present kieye gaye, pehlay section main SALAAT ka mutlab ALLAH k AHKAAMAAT k agay sir jhukaana hai aur second section main SALAAT ka mutlab Ghareeboon ko Maal dena hai,,,  next section main SALAAT ka mutlab ALLAH ki RAZA k lie WAQT I MUQARARA pay IJTIMAA karna bhi kaha gaya ,, aur at the end, NAMAZ ki mojooda shakal ko Khilafat k qayam tak adaa karnay ka hukam b dia gaya hai. (Andaza kijeye confusion phelanay k tareeqoon ka)

Unfortunately upar di gayee summary inn hazraat ko qabool nahin ho g, hence below is given the LIST of ERRORs made in the article

Since the article is very confusing so is the rebuttal hence I would use RED color for the claims of Mr. Parwez and Black for my answers to those claims, Quranic Ayats and their translation is given in blue color.

First page pay

SALAAT ko SLW ki root say saabit kia gaya hai aur claim kia gaya hai k iss ka mutlab follow karna hai aur iss word ko specify karnay k lie Horse race main jo horse follow kar raha ho us ski nisbat say Musaleen kaha gaya,,,

The above CLAIM is totally wrong, SALAAT word ki root SLW ki root say nikla hai, lekin SLW ka word connection ki terms main use hota hai, horses wali example main b follow karnay walay horse ko Musali is lie kaha jata hai k THAT horse is trying to CONNECT the first HORSE, SLW ki root say nikalnay walay different words main MAWASALAT = means of transportation / communication, ETISALAT = TELECOMMUNICATION ,, WASAL = MILNA aata hai, For further information please refer to Lexicon and you can see the list.

On Page 4, the writer has given reference of Surah Haj Ayat 22:41:

الَّذِينَ إِن مَّكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الْأَرْ‌ضِ أَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَوُا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَمَرُ‌وا بِالْمَعْرُ‌وفِ وَنَهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ‌ ۗ وَلِلَّـهِ عَاقِبَةُ الْأُمُورِ‌

یہ وہ لوگ ہیں جنہیں اگر ہم زمین میں اقتدار بخشیں تو وہ نماز قائم کریں گے، زکوٰۃ دیں گے، معروف کا حکم دیں گے اور منکر سے منع کریں گے اور تمام معاملات کا انجام کار اللہ کے ہاتھ میں ہے

Here the writer has changed the meaning of SALAAT first time and claims that SALAAT QAYIM tub he ho sakti hai jub MOMIN IQTIDAAR main ayen gaye,

where as the AYAT says k JUB MOMINOO Ko Iqtidaar milay tu who Namaz parhtay hain, Zakat detay hain (apni zaat k kaam) AUR Naek kaamoon ka HUKAM detay hain aur Buray KAMOON say rookain gaye (social works).

On Page 5, writer refers to Surah Shoora Ayat 42:38

وَالَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِرَ‌بِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَمْرُ‌هُمْ شُورَ‌ىٰ بَيْنَهُمْ وَمِمَّا رَ‌زَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ

جو اپنے رب کا حکم مانتے ہیں، نماز قائم کرتے ہیں، اپنے معاملات آپس کے مشورے سے چلاتے ہیں، ہم نے جو کچھ بھی رزق انہیں دیا ہے اُس میں سے خرچ کرتے ہیں

Here writer has again translated وَالَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِرَ‌بِّهِمْ as Momineen who hain jo apnay rub ka Hukam maantay hain, aur apnay maamlaat mushwaray say hul kartay hain aur jo rizk hum nay unhain diya uss main say Kharch kartay hain

As you can see the writer has totally erased the translation of وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ

Next writer refers to Surah Hood ayat 11:84-87

وَإِلَىٰ مَدْيَنَ أَخَاهُمْ شُعَيْبًا ۚ قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّـهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَـٰهٍ غَيْرُ‌هُ ۖ وَلَا تَنقُصُوا الْمِكْيَالَ وَالْمِيزَانَ ۚ إِنِّي أَرَ‌اكُم بِخَيْرٍ‌ وَإِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ مُّحِيطٍ ﴿٨٤﴾ وَيَا قَوْمِ أَوْفُوا الْمِكْيَالَ وَالْمِيزَانَ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَلَا تَبْخَسُوا النَّاسَ أَشْيَاءَهُمْ وَلَا تَعْثَوْا فِي الْأَرْ‌ضِ مُفْسِدِينَ ﴿٨٥﴾ بَقِيَّتُ اللَّـهِ خَيْرٌ‌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ ۚ وَمَا أَنَا عَلَيْكُم بِحَفِيظٍ ﴿٨٦﴾ قَالُوا يَا شُعَيْبُ أَصَلَاتُكَ تَأْمُرُ‌كَ أَن نَّتْرُ‌كَ مَا يَعْبُدُ آبَاؤُنَا أَوْ أَن نَّفْعَلَ فِي أَمْوَالِنَا مَا نَشَاءُ ۖ إِنَّكَ لَأَنتَ الْحَلِيمُ الرَّ‌شِيدُ ﴿٨٧

اور مدین والوں کی طرف ہم نے ان کے بھائی شعیبؑ کو بھیجا اُس نے کہا “اے میری قوم کے لوگو، اللہ کی بندگی کرو، اس کے سوا تمہارا کوئی خدا نہیں ہے اور ناپ تول میں کمی نہ کیا کرو آج میں تم کو اچھے حال میں دیکھ رہا ہوں، مگر مجھے ڈر ہے کہ کل تم پر ایسا دن آئے گا جس کا عذاب سب کو گھیر لے گا(84) اور اے برادران قوم، ٹھیک ٹھیک انصاف کے ساتھ پورا ناپو اور تولو اور لوگوں کو ان کی چیزوں میں گھاٹا نہ دیا کرو اور زمین میں فساد نہ پھیلاتے پھرو(85) اللہ کی دی ہوئی بچت تمہارے لیے بہتر ہے اگر تم مومن ہو اور بہر حال میں تمہارے اوپر کوئی نگران کار نہیں ہوں”(86) انہوں نے جواب دیا “اے شعیبؑ، کیا تیری نماز تجھے یہ سکھاتی ہے کہ ہم ان سارے معبودوں کو چھوڑ دیں جن کی پر ستش ہمارے باپ دادا کرتے تھے؟ یا یہ کہ ہم کو اپنے مال میں اپنے منشا کے مطابق تصرف کرنے کا اختیار نہ ہو؟ بس تو ہی تو ایک عالی ظرف اور راستباز آدمی رہ گیا ہے!”()87

Again writer has presented the ayat without the context, and claims that NAMAZ ALLAH ki Ibadat karnay aur Maal ko Kharch karnay ka HUKAM deti hai, I don’t have any objection on this claim but the writer has used the Ayat without context and twisted the meaning.

I have given the context and if you read the paragraph you can understand that Hazrat Shoaib AS first taught them basic concepts of Islam and then in response they said kya namaz yehi sikhati hai?

On Page 6,
The writer tries putting the false seed in readers mind, He tells the meaning of FAHASH, he states that FAHASH k meaning Araboon k haan Bay- Hayaaii k thay lekin iss ka mutlab kanjoosi karna hai

now this statement is wrong at two different levels,

  1. Quran says, yeh Quran tumhari taraf bheja gaya ussi Zaban main jo tum boltay ho, Arab Fahash ko Bay-Hayaii ki term main laitay thay, so this AYAT means Bay HAYAAII…not what the writer claims
  2. The writer says FAHASH ka lafz ف-ح-ش  say lia gaya jiss ka meaning BAKHL hai, as usual the writer has not given any reference to his proof, but when I do the research
    Fa-Ha-Shin = became excessive /immoderate /enormous /exorbitant/ overmuch/ beyond measure, foul/bad/evil/unseemly/indecency/abominable, lewd/gross/obscene, committing excess which is forbidden, transgress the bounds/limits, avaricious, adultery/fornication.

Now see the difference of meaning the root means excessive, the writer is trying to prove the root means Spending LESS , I guess even Mr. Yawar has never bothered to look for the root even in Lexicon which is easily available.

Next he tries to explain MUNKIR, but since the paragraph is very vague I am not researching into that, and I guess the Case of Page 6 clears out perfectly how The Writer Pervez Sahib has given his own meanings to words and our friends never tried to cross check the references produced.

Next the Writer refers to Surah Al Maoon, here the writer tries getting Social sympathy factor, he starts from Surah Maaoon, describes the Yateem and then in the concluding session (reference Page 8, Last Paragraph), he adds in EXTRA Words in the translation, and says “yeh woh log hain jinhoon nay salaat ko sirf Marai aur Mehsoos harkat (physical gestures) samjh lia hai”

Hence again it is evident that the writer is trying to Seed in His IDEAS by mixing WORDS of his choice in the translation and thus is trying to Confuse the reader and he succeeds well in this as by using this tactics he has confused many people so far.If you read the Surah Maaon you will see the word given in Arabic is الَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَ‌اءُونَ which is yeh woh log hain jo RAYA KARI kartay hain .

The one argument, Mr. Yawar has given earlier when I presented to him the real translation of Surah Maaon, is if RAYA KARI is Sin, and Namaz is said to stop from Sin, why don’t Namaz stops the RAYA KARI, for the purpose of clarification I will again present the ayat, Surah Hood, Ayat 15

مَن كَانَ يُرِ‌يدُ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا وَزِينَتَهَا نُوَفِّ إِلَيْهِمْ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فِيهَا وَهُمْ فِيهَا لَا يُبْخَسُونَ

جو لوگ بس اِسی دنیا کی زندگی اور اس کی خو ش نمائیوں کے طالب ہوتے ہیں ان کی کار گزاری کا سارا پھل ہم یہیں ان کو دے دیتے ہیں اور اس میں ان کے ساتھ کوئی کمی نہیں کی جاتی

Hence proved, jo Log raya kaari kartay hoye namaz parhtay hain, un k saath b ALLAH PAK insaaf karta hai aur unhain woh day deta hai jiss k woh taalib hotay hain i.e. ON FACE credibility.

Next Page 10, the writer quotes Ayats 70:23-26, and again changes the translation of the ayats completely, he types in Arabic Ayats from 23-26 and the translation presented is of 24-26, i.e. again extracts meaning of his choice and leaves what he don’t want to tell people,the writer translates these ayats as: “yeh woh log hain Jo Jantay hain k unn k maaloon main haq hai Mangtay aur Bay Naseeb ka, yehi woh log hain jo Roz I Jazaa ki tasdeeq kartay hain “

Whereas the translation of Ayat 23-26 states : “yeh woh log hain jo hamesha apni namaz Qayam kartay hain , aur Jantay hain k unn k maaloon main haq hai Mangtay aur Bay Naseeb ka, yehi woh log hain jo Roz I Jazaa ki tasdeeq kartay hain “…

Hence, again proved that Writer is trying to confuse and USE the audience for his illicit purpose.

Page number 11, main again writer confuses the people, writer claims k agar asli SALAAT qaim ho tu Kanjoosi nahin ho sakti aur Buraii nahin ho sakti ,, but yahan woh Munafeqeen ko refer kartay hoye kehtay hain k woh Karahat kartay hoye Kharch kartay hain i.e. kanjosi kartay hain,

But I know Parwez sahib k mutasareen iss baat ko nahin maanain gaye so hum next step pay chalatay hain jahan Parwez sahib nay Word KASALI ko translate kia hai “Woh Taant jo Kumaan say Alag kar di gaye ho”

Again Parwez sahib nay ghalat word use kia, KASALI word ki roots KSL hain aur iss root say nikalnay walay tamam words ka mutlb laziness, bored etc hai reference k lie please open Lexicon Volume 7 section KSL.

Now Page 11, last paragraph, yahan Parwez sahib nay ek Ayat, 2:177 (Surah Baqra), bayan ki, jiss ko apni marzi k context main paesh kia,,, yeh ayaat Yahoodioon ki SALAAT/IBADAT main mojood problem ki taraf refer karti hai k since tum ALLAH k Nabioon aur Malaika par emaan nahin laaye aur uss k baad Islam k bunyaadi arkaan namaz zakat waghera mentioned hain,

Magar again Parwez sahib, apni marzi say ayaat ko paesh kartay hain aur apnay Reader ko confuse kartay hain kyun k issi confusion ki madad say woh apnay Jaan Nisaar paeda kartay thay.

Page number 12 pay Writer says IQAMAT I SALAAT ka mutlab yeh hai k Emaan laanay k baad apni dolat ko zaroorat mando aur muhtaajoon k lie khula rakhna. Aur iss k neechay woh ayat 4:43 quote kartay hain
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقْرَ‌بُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنتُمْ سُكَارَ‌ىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَعْلَمُوا مَا تَقُولُونَ وَلَا جُنُبًا إِلَّا عَابِرِ‌ي سَبِيلٍ حَتَّىٰ تَغْتَسِلُوا ۚ وَإِن كُنتُم مَّرْ‌ضَىٰ أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ‌ أَوْ جَاءَ أَحَدٌ مِّنكُم مِّنَ الْغَائِطِ أَوْ لَامَسْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوا مَاءً فَتَيَمَّمُوا صَعِيدًا طَيِّبًا فَامْسَحُوا بِوُجُوهِكُمْ وَأَيْدِيكُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ كَانَ عَفُوًّا غَفُورً‌ا

aur kehtay hain k namaz k ilfaaz bghair samjhay dohraye jatay hain iss lie namaz is not salaat,, Ab iss ayat ki COMPLETE translation parhain

اے لوگو جو ایمان لائے ہو، جب تم نشے کی حالت میں ہو تو نماز کے قریب نہ جاؤ نماز اُس وقت پڑھنی چاہیے، جب تم جانو کہ کیا کہہ رہے ہو اور اسی طرح جنابت کی حالت میں بھی نماز کے قریب نہ جاؤ جب تک کہ غسل نہ کر لو، الا یہ کہ راستہ سے گزرتے ہو اور اگر کبھی ایسا ہو کہ تم بیمار ہو، یا سفر میں ہو، یا تم میں سے کوئی شخص رفع حاجت کر کے آئے، یا تم نے عورتوں سے لمس کیا ہو، اور پھر پانی نہ ملے تو پاک مٹی سے کام لو اور اس سے اپنے چہروں اور ہاتھوں پر مسح کر لو، بے شک اللہ نرمی سے کام لینے والا اور بخشش فرمانے والا ہے

Ab meray bhai jo kehtay hain k AQEEMO us SALAAT ka mutlab Dolat ko ghareeboon k lie open chorna hai tu iss ka mutlab hai k NASHAY ki halat main koi ghareeb nazar aaye tu us ki madad na karo, Janabat ki haalat main b ghareeb ki madad na karo , app beemar ho hospital main ho tu b kisi ko paisay na do (although beemari main sadqa dena chahiye) Rafa I Hajat karnay k baad b ghareebooon ki madad na karo…  yani ghareeb ki madad k lie insaan ko BAWUZOO hona chahiye,, ghalti say raat k waqt koi ghareeb ghur maangnay aa jaye tu ap ussay kahain k bhai 10 minute wait karo main Ghusal kar k Aata hoon phir app ko paisay doon ga…. Quite a logic isn’t it.

Ab Parwez sahib ka aetraaz hai k we don’t know k hum Namaz main kya keh rahay hain,, tu I beg to differ with that, k ek 7 saal k bachay say b app pochain k namaz main kya hai tu woh app ko bata daye ga k iss main ALLAH PAK ki tareef hai,, agar kisi 12-13 saal k bachay ko poochain gaye tu woh app ko translation b suna daye ga,, aur agar 10-20% aisay mill b jayen jinhain translation na aati ho tu atleast unhain namaz yaad ho g, aur again iss case main problem NAMAZ seekhanay walay main hain ,, NAMAZ main nahin ,,, theek waisay he jaisay KNIFE main problem nahin hai balkay KNIFE say QATAL karnay walay aur KNIFE say Khana bananay walay main difference hai…

Page number 13 pay writer sahib 180 degree shift laitay hain aur kehtay hain k jo NAMAZ hum adaa kartay hain woh ek rasam hai jo SAHABA k daur main hoti thi (I assume SAHABA k saath NABI PAK SAAW k daur main b hoti ho g) aur uss ko fixed time pay adaa kia jaata tha aur reference k lie woh present kartay hain Ayat 4:103 ,,, ab tak writer was saying tht SALAT means spending money for poor, now here writer says SALAAT was a gathering jiss ka maqsad ALLAH k AHKAAM k aagay sir jhukana tha…  aur yahan woh ek aur jumla b history say present kartay hain ALSALAAT ul JAMIYAA,,

Writer has spread so much confusion that at this point reader forgets to ask the basic question, k bhai Agar Salaat ka matlab Kharach karna tha tu ek dum say Salaat k meaning Gathering kaisay ho gaya?

Now another question arises is  SAHABA nay yeh rasm ki , perfect time par adaa ki,, aur since Hazrat UMAR RA k time pay Islam phel chukka tha iss ka mutlab hoa k yeh Rasam dosray mulkoon main b adaa ki gayee, jub k shoora tu sirf Madina main hoti thi, tu dosray mulk main gathering kiss purpose k lie ki gayee??  Again here he gives no reference and no proof to his study

Ek aur baat jo k aksar hazraat kehtay hain aur page 13 k pehlay paragraph main hai k ji NAMAZ ka lafz tu Persian hai , NAMAZ ka lafz Quran main hai he nahin so NAMAZ ki farziat b khatam,,, ab in hazraat say koi poochay k bhai NAMAZ ka lafz Persian hai tu ARABIC QURAN main kyun ho ga?? Aur agar translation main different word use honay say us ski farziat Khatam ho jaati hai tu bhai LIBAS ka lafz Quran main nahin hai iss ka mutlab ajj say Libas pehn’na bund…

Unfortunately, yeh hazraat hum pay tu research na karnay ka ilzaam lagatay hain magar khud iss pay amal nahin kartay, agar research karain tu inhain pata chalay k SALAAT ko urdu main Namaz, malyalam main  Niskaaram kehtay hain ,, ab NISKAARAM main Quran main definitely nahin dhoond sakta.

But yeh hazraat isi baat pay apna belief bana’ye bethay hain k NAMAZ ka zikar Quran main nahin hai ,,, ab next atay hain

Page number 14 pay, writer quotes the ayat of Surah Juma, 62:9
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ‌ اللَّـهِ وَذَرُ‌وا الْبَيْعَ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ‌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٩

اے لوگو جو ایمان لائے ہو، جب پکارا جائے نماز کے لیے جمعہ کے دن تو اللہ کے ذکر کی طرف دوڑو اور خرید و فروخت چھوڑ دو، یہ تمہارے لیے زیادہ بہتر ہے اگر تم جانو

Again writer sahib, nay translation complete nahin ki aur iss ayat ko b apnay purpose k lie use karnay ki koshish ki hai

Page number 14 pay hi, surah Juma ki ayat ko quote karnay k baad writer sahib kehtay hain k Surah Maida main ayat 1-6 main mentioned hai k waseeyat waghera main koi tanaza ho tu gathering k baad fareeqoon ko rok lo aur maamla hul kar lo,, yahan writer bilkul theek kehtay hain but again yahan woh Quote kartay hain Surah Maida ko, jiss ki ayat 6 main Namaz say pehlay wuzoo ka tareeqa bataya gya hai.

Page 15 say page 21 tak writer condemns Sectism in Islam, which is definitely condemnable, and at the end, writer takes a U-Turn again and says Jub tak KHILAFAT qayam nahin ho jaati tub tak har firqa apnay apnay tareeqay say Namaz adaa karta rahay,,, ab again tamam hazraat jo namaz ko Parsiooon ki ibadat kehtay hain say sawal hai k kya yeh KHULAA TAZAAD nahin ,, k pehlay tu app aam awam ko NAMAZ k mutaliq ulti seedhi baatain batao aur end pay aa k keh do k yehi namaz parhtay raho,,,

Kya yeh behtar na hota k itni lambi book likhnay ki bajaye writer sirf awaam ko yeh bata detay k bhai NAMAZ jo kuch seekhati hai unhain masjid say bahir b apni life main implement karo, Imam/Leader ko follow karo, Sirf ALLAH k agay sir jhukao, ghareeb aur ameer main farq na rakho … Magar sirf itni si baat kehnay say tafarqa nahin phelaya ja sakta iss lie writer pehlay 14 pages main logoon ko confuse karta hai aur akhri 7 pages main khud ko Islam ka Khair  Khawa saabit kar k awam ki hamdardi laita hai.

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