Dr. A Q Khan
Mohsin e Pakistan

28 May-Kis Baat ke Khushi

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May 24th, 2010



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Robbers, thieves and dacoits

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May 17th, 2010

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In the olden days if someone made a major mistake, he/she would be ashamed. Very often they would even change their residence and start afresh somewhere else. Nowadays, robbers, dacoits and wrongdoers walk with their heads held high as if nothing has happened.

There is a clear difference between theft and dacoity. Theft is committed without the use of violence while a dacoity is committed by an armed gang that doesn’t hesitate to use violence and kill its victims at the least sign of resistance. Sometimes these dacoits are killed by brave policemen at the risk of their own lives. Just as good and bad are always found together, so too are honesty and dishonesty. Read the rest of this entry »







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Chori DakaZani aur Seena Zori

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May 17th, 2010



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Pakistan’s defective education

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May 10th, 2010

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While the standard of education Pakistan has been going downhill, moral values have hit rock bottom. At a high school examination in Karachi, the nation was shocked to see not only teachers but also parents helping their children. Books were also being used.

Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) has advised us to “seek knowledge, even if you have to go all the way to China.” Dr Alfred North Whitehead declared more than a hundred years ago: “In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute: the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed. Not all your heroism, not all your social charm, not all your wit, not all your victories on land or at sea can move back the finger of fate. Today we maintain ourselves, tomorrow science will have moved over yet one more step and there will be no appeal from the judgment which will be pronounced on the uneducated.” Victor Hugo, said that when you open the gates of a school, you close the gates of a prison. US President Thomas Jefferson pointed out that if a nation expected to be ignorant, yet free and in a state of civilisation, it expected what never was and never would be. A Chinese philosopher advised that if someone wanted to plan for a year, he should sow a seed; for 10 years, plant a tree; for 100 years, teach people.
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Taleem-Pakistan Tabahi ke Rah Par

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May 10th, 2010



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Searching for a redeemer

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May 5th, 2010

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By Dr A Q Khan

People who are familiar with Urdu and read and enjoy its poetry know how sweet and captivating a language it is. Those familiar with our cultural heritage and can enjoy the depth and warmth of Urdu poetry are indeed fortunate. We, the older generation, are lucky that in our school days we were given a thorough coverage of the topic, and when I say that my school days were the best period in my education, it would not be an exaggeration.

There are many misconceptions about our poets. Some people think they are no more than daydreamers who usually ignore reality. Some think they exaggerate things and their words have no practical meaning.

To quote poet Mirza Mahmood Sarhadi:

Kal aik mufakkir mujhe kehta tha sarey rah”
Shayed teri millat ke hai mitney ka irada;
Main ne ye kaha us se koi wajha bhi hogi,
Bola ke teri qaum men shair hain ziada.
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Talash-e-dedawar wa maseeha

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May 3rd, 2010



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Miserliness and greed

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April 26th, 2010

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Miserliness and greed always go hand in hand. A miser never has enough and will try to gain more wealth and property by any means – fair or unfair. We have all heard of the uncontrolled greed exhibited by Marcos of the Philippines. Ferdinand Marcos was so greedy that he stole many billions of dollars worth of public money and stashed it in personal accounts in Switzerland. He was ignominiously exiled and died abroad. In the end, that money was of no avail to him and his family. Nobody needs more than a million dollars to lead a comfortable, luxurious life, but greed has no limits. Another example is Sani Abacha, the military dictator of Nigeria.

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Khasasat Kanjosi aur Hirs o Tama

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April 26th, 2010



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The curse of borrowing and interest

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April 19th, 2010

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The word “borrowing” in itself looks so simple, but it has been responsible for untold and unimaginable hardship and misery to many. Only someone who has been a victim of this curse, whether lender or borrower, knows the consequences.

Almighty Allah has clearly warned against it in the Quran:

1. As for those who devour interest, they behave as the one whom Satan has confounded with his touch. Seized in this state, they say: Buying and selling is but a kind of interest, even though Allah has made buying and selling lawful, but interest unlawful (haram). (2:275-276)

2. Believers! Have fear of Allah and give up all outstanding interest if you do truly believe. But if you fail to do so, then be warned of war (chastisement) from Allah and His Prophet. If you repent even now, you have the right of the return of your capital; neither will you do wrong nor will you be wronged. But if the debtor is in difficult circumstances, let him have respite until the time of ease, and whatever you remit by way of charity is better for you. If only you know. (2:278-280)

3. Believers! Do not devour interest, double and redoubled, and be mindful of Allah, so that you may attain true success. (3:130)
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