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He joined explorling realm of journalism in 1994 and started writing articles in the daily Muslim. His first articles depicting the deploring plight of Sindi people was captioned as “Save the Pakistani Youth” was highly appreciated by the people. Besides, he used to teach English language and literature at degree and Master level in the private sector of Pakistani institutions. Again, when he came to the UK in 2000 he joined a well reknowned private college as a Head of Business Depatment and later on took over the charge of V/Principal. Now, he has joined the daily Alkhbar Islmabad as professional journalist/columnist and has been contributing his provoking articles exposing all kinks of evils prevailing in the society under the name of Akas-e-Khayal. His basic education is MA English Literatre, MA TEFL, Diploma in American Literature and presently doing EdD (Doctorate in Education) from Brunel University, Uxbridge, London.
Najam Sethi (Urdu: نجم سیٹھی), an award winning Pakistani journalist and media personality, is the editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore based political weekly. He was previously the editor of Daily Times and Daily Aajkal newspapers. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Geo News where he hosts a popular political program: “aapas ki baat”. He is the only journalist in Asia to receive three international press freedom awards in a decade.Sethi graduated from Government College, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1967. He was awarded the Presidents Gold Medal topping Punjab University. He took a BA Hons degree in Economics from Cambridge University, UK, in 1970 and was awarded the Davies Prize by Clare College, where he later spent a year as a PhD research fellow.
Azeem Ijaz Khan Is One Of the twinkling star Who have innovate qualities of being Verstile.He has Proved Himself in Various Fields Of Life.Azeem Ijaz Khan, (Urdu: عظیم اعجاز خان) (born January 7, 1991 in Lahore) is a famous English Debater,Urdu Columnist,Essay Writer, drama writer and Article Writer From Pakistan.He received his education in Lahore. He Passed His Matriculation from Cathedral High School #2,Lahore. He Done His Fsc From Punjab College Of Science Lahore. He Was A famous Speaker Of L.D.B.E.And Won Many Competitions For His School.In College He Take Part In CM Punjab English Debate Competition and Won 2nd in District,3rd in Division Round Of The Competition.He Also serves as a head Boy Of His School. Currently he is the Coordinator of Column.com.pk.Azeem Ijaz Khan writes in Teens Club and including the very popular Magazine “Al-Razi”. He has written many columns, translation, criticism and essays.Now A days He is Writing Columns & Research Articles in Column.com.pk to Boast the spirit of Young Youth of our Country.
Nazeer Naji (urdu:نذیر ناجی) is a senior columnist in Pakistan’s Urdu press. He frequently writes in the country’s largest newspaper, Daily Jang, published from Karachi. with Nazeer Naji regarding Mr Naji’s plot allotment in Islamabad. The verified audio recordings of these phone calls were published on the internet on 19 April 2009 by popular Pakistani blog PkPolitics . Contents of this conversation are inappropriate because Naji have used a very abusive and slang language and threatened Ahmed Noorani and Ansar Abbasi (also an investigative journalist), which shows a new face of his personality.
Irfan Siddiqui is the Urdu columnist, known to be the great supporter of former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. He started writing his columns on Nawaiwaqt. In July 2008, Irfan Siddiqui left Nawaiwaqt and joined Jang. He has been found criticizing Pervez Musharraf and his regime in Pakistan, very bluntly. He was also unhappy with the late Benazir Bhutto and her Pakistan Peoples Party, and wrote the same in the columns. He is currently serving the Jang group of newspapers.
Zahida Hina (Urdu: زاہدہ حنا) (born 1946) is a noted Urdu columnist, essayist, short story writer, novelist and dramatist from Pakistan.Zahida was born on October 5, 1946 in the Sasaram town of Bihar, India. After the partition of India, her father, Muhammad Abul Khair, emigrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi, where Zahida was brought up and educated. She wrote her first story when she was nine years old. She graduated from University of Karachi, and her first essay was published in the monthly Insha in 1962. She chose journalism as a career in mid 60s. In 1970, she married the well-known poet Jon Elia. Zahida Hina was associated with the daily Jang from 1988 until 2005, when she moved to the Daily Express, Pakistan. She now lives in Karachi.zahida hina also worked inradio Pakistan,bbcurdu and voice of America.
Orya Maqbool Jan is a renowned columnist, poet and CSS officer from Pakistan, who writes Urdu columns for Daily Express, Pakistan. He has received numerous national awards, including the best Urdu columnist in 2004. One collection of poetry has been published.
He has a Masters degree in social work from Punjab University, Lahore. He was the deputy commissioner and district magistrate of three districts for about five years and assistant commissioner and sub divisional magistrate of three sub divisions for about three years. This involves an overall responsibility of law and order, monitoring of development activities, welfare of people, revenue collection personnel management and public relationship of a very sensitive nature. He has contributed to various researche papers including one titled “Comprehensive plan for Improvement of Quetta water Supply and Sewerage System”. He worked as a managing director of Baluchistan water & sanitation authority.
He is presently working as Director General Walled City Project in Lahore after having worked as Information Secretary to the Punjab Government.
The Importance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.W)
There are many people among us who do not give much importance to Eid Milad-un-Nabi. They even have no faith in the importance of this day. Let me explain you the importance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi to you all.
Both of our Eids exist because of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.W). On that day All the Angels celebrate “Eid”. It was the day when the Satan (Iblees) was mourning and crying with grief. He was melancholic and gloomy that “today He born who will protect the creation of Allah from my Satanic temptations and tricks”.
In Iran there was a grand fire-place where the fire had been kept burning for the last one thousand years. They worshipped that fire. They have posted a troop of gurads who protected their god (fire) from storm and rain. They had a very strong system of protection of fire (god). So the fire had been burning since 1000 years continously. When Hazrat Muhmmad (S.A.W.W) born, the fire became cool down at the very moment despite of the whole protection and supervision. Kind got furious and ordered to punish the guards because due to this act the fire (god) became angry. But astrologists of the time came to him and told that according to their knowledge, a very sacred person came into the world, because of whom, not only the fire-place of Iran but also the fire of the whole world had been extinguished. Hadees tells us that when Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) came into the world, the fire that is burning in the Hell was also cool down, for the next seven days, it had no heat and no warmth.
Imam Rabbani Mujaddid Alif Sani Sheik Sirhindi (Remhat Allah Alaih) narrates “when Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) came into the world, on that day there were only blessings and welfare everywhere”.
Tirmazi Sharif describes a Hadees that Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) used to keep fasting on every Mondy. When the companions (R.A) asked its reason. He (P.B.U.H) said, “Because I born on that day”.
Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) said, “I am the pray of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S), Glad Tiding (Basharat) of Hazrat Esah (Jesus A.S) and the interpretation of the dreams that my mother saw.
Some days before the birth of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W), Hazrat Amna (R.A) dreamed a Holy Old Man who greeted Hazrat Amna (R.A). Hazrat Amna (R.A) surprisingly said to him, “O respected and Holy man who are you, its first time that I am meeting you”. He said, “I am Abb-ul-Bashar and Adam (A.S) and I came here to give you a happy news that I am Abb-ul-Bashar and you are going to be the mother of “Khair-ul-Bashar”.
Hazrat Amna again says that after some days another Holy man came into her dream and greeted her. She again asked him that who he was and he replied, “I am the ancestor of Prophets (Jadd-ul-Anbiyah) and Khalil Allah Ibrahim (A.S). and Allah will bless you a son who is “Habib Allah”.
Hazrat Abdul Mutlib (R.A) said that the night when Hazrat Muhammad came into the world, he spent in “Bait Allah” and whole night he stayed there and kept praying, “O Allah! bless me a grandson who be reason of respect for my family. When it was dawn, he saw that “Bait Allah” was slightly shivering and bowing its forehead in the direction where there was the house of Hazrat Amna (R.A). The walls were shivering slightly and all the idols those where hanging at the walls, fell face down.
Before the birth of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W), whenever a girl born to Arabs, she was buried alive. Family kept mourning at the birth of that girl and felt ashamed. But on the night when Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) was coming to the world, it was the order of Allah that tonight no girl but only the boys will take birth, so that there would be no house with mourning and cries in Arab.
“Flag” shows the reign and soveriegnity of any person. On the night when Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) came into the world, Allah Ta’ala blessed three flags to Hazrat Jibrael (A.S) and asked to fix one at the house of Hazrat Amna, second flag at the top of “Bait Allah” and the third flag at the heights of the Sky that shows the reign and soveriegnity of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) that He (S.A.W.W) had been blessed with the soveriegnity from the Earth to the heights of the sky.
Sahih Bukhari describes a Hadees that when Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) came into the world, the maid of Abu Lahab named Sobia (R.A) rushed to him happily and told him about the birht of his nephew. Abu Lahab was so pleased at the news of his nephew’s birth that he set free to his maid (Sobia R.A) with the movement of his forefinger. After the death of Abu Lahab, who died as a blasphamer, Hazrat Abbas (the real brother of Abu Lahab and the uncle of Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W) embraced Islam. He narrates, “After the few days of the death of Abu Lahab, I saw him in the dream and the face of Abu Lahab was hard to look at. It was too ugly and miserable. I asekd Abu Lahab, How is your life after death?, He replied, “I am in great sufferings even that facing a lot of pain and agony due to my blasphemy. I have been kept hungry and thirsty for the whole time. But since I set free a maid at the birth of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) with a motion of my forefinger, so I get relief after some days and I get few drops of water from my forefinger and I quench my thirst.
So how we the muslims can deny from the importance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Its the most important and beloved day of the life of every muslim. If any of our friends invites us in her birthday party, we immediately confirm our participation in that party but when we have a discussion about the Importance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, we need references to prove its importance. The most authentic thing that you can trust in, is your heart, your wisdom and your way of thought that tells you, “If you love someone, his day of birth would be the most important day in your life” and like wise If you love our Beloved Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W), you need to love the day when he came into this world for the forgiveness of his Ummah.
References: Seerat-e-Mustafa (S.A.W.W) by Abdul Mustafa Azmi Mujaddadi
Monthly Anwaar-e-Lasaani, May 2002.
The beginning of the celebration of the Meelad Shareef in its present form lies with the ruler of Irbil, Sultan Muzaffar whose full name is Abu Said Kukabri Ibn Zain al-Din Ali Ibn Baktagin, who is counted among the great Sultans and
generous leaders. He was responsible for many other noble works as well. Among the many monuments set up by him was the Jami Muzaffari, which he had constructed near Mount Tasiyun.Ibn Kathir (radi Allahu anhu) writes about Sultan Muzaffar as follows: “Sultan Muzaffar used to arrange the
celebration of the Meelad Shareef with due honour, glory, dignity and grandeur. In this connection, he used to
organise a magnificent festival. He was a pure-hearted, brave and wise Alim and a just ruler. May Allah shower His
Mercy on him and grant him an exalted status. Sheikh Abu al-Khattab Ibn Dhiyah also wrote a book for him on the
Meelad Shareef entitled ‘al-Tanwir fi Mawlid al-Bashir al-Nadhir’ (Enlightenment on the Birthday of the Bearer of
Good News, the Warner). For this book Sultan Muzaffar awarded him a gift of one thousand dinars. Sultan Muzaffar
remained the ruler until his death, which occurred in 630 A.H. in the city of ‘Akka when he had the Europeans under
seige. In short he was a man of piety and noble disposition”.
Sibt Ibn al-Jauzi (radi Allahu anhu) wrote in “Mir’at al-Zaman” that one participant in the Meelad Shareef organised
by Sultan Muzaffar states that on the royal table-spread were laid out five hundred prepared goats, ten thousand
chickens, one hundred thousand earthen tumblers and thirty thousand baskets of sweet fruits. He further writes that
eminent pious Ulama and illustrious Sufis used to attend the Meelad Shareef ceremony held by the Sultan, who used
to honour them with robes of distinction and royal favour. For the Sufis there used to be a Mahfil-e-Sama from Zuhr
until Fajr, in which the Sultan himself used to participate and derive ecstasy there-from together with the Sufis.
Every year his expenditure on the Meelad Shareef amounted to three hundred thousand dinars. For those coming
from outside (the city) he had a special guest house commissioned, where people from all walks of life used to come
from different places and without any discrimination of status. The expenditure of that guest house used to be one
hundred thousand dinars annually.
Similarly, he used to spend two hundred thousand dinars annually to ransom Muslim prisoners-of-war from the
Europeans. Also for the maintenance of the two Harams and for providing water along the routes in Hijaz (for
pilgrims), he used to spend three thousand dinars annually. These are in addition to the Sadaqat and charity that
used to be given secretly. His wife, Rabi’ah Khatoon Bint Ayyub, the sister of Sultan Nasir Salahuddin narrates that
her husband used to wear a garment (Qamis) of coarse cotton costing no more than five dirhams. She says that she
once rebuked him for this, upon which he replied that his wearing a five-dirham garment and spending the rest of
the money in charity is far better than wearing a costly garment and giving a poor or indigent person mere good