Thursday, February 25, 2010

NRO - Kicks Ass Reply

It (govt) has also defended the promulgation of the NRO on the grounds that the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) first step in Madina was that of reconciliation vide Misaq-e-Madina. “No bigger or greater precedent can be presented in the court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The judgment under review failed to take note of it,” the review petition said.
Someone please kick govt's ass.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dad-0 Daughter-1 - Part 2

I had a surgery to remove a cyst.
My 2 1/2 year old Daughter: 'Baba! daddi hay!' (Does it pain?)
I: Yes it does but if you kiss me then I will be ok.
*she kisses me*
My Daughter: 'chalo ab bat-ball khailo' (OK now play bat-ball with me)
And I did.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Save Our Tigers

Siberian Tiger - courtesy wikipedia

hell we have to! this is the most gorgeous of cats in the cat family! yes i am biased that I was born in the year of the tiger but who cares! I find tiger to be the most majestic of cat family so when I saw an ad saying India is left with only 1411 tigers and that China has only 50 white tigers left.. I was filled with horror. Well.. not horror but lets say worried. So now my blog is turning towards something that might prove 'useful' apart from the nonsense that I keep uttering.

White Tiger - courtesy wikipedia

There are lots of species of tigers - Siberian tiger, Bengal tiger, IndoChinese tiger, Malayan tiger, Sumatran tiger and South China tiger. Mind you, the Bengal tiger is now extinct in Pakistan!

Bengal tigers - courtesy wikipedia

There are very few tigers left in Pakistan. And honestly, I feel so sorry that I have no info available on them. I just came across this picture on flickr of a white tiger of Pakistan. So I need to know what are the stats on tigers in Pakistan. They are endangered specie in Pakistan as well. Any help?

Tigers are killed for variety of reasons. To Quote

Tigers are killed for their skins and rugs and many tigers are being killed for their body parts, which are used in superstitious rituals or for Oriental medicine. Many body parts are considered to have aphrodisiac properties. Superstition has surrounded tigers for centuries. Necklaces of claws are thought to protect a child from "the evil eye". Whiskers have been considered to be a dreadful poison, which can kill an enemy, when ground up in the animal's flesh (Malaysia), a powerful aphrodisiac (Indonesia), or an aid to childbirth (India and Pakistan). The fat is used as a tonic for rheumatism. If people eat the flesh, it is said that they gain courage and strength. Tiger bones are said to calm fright and cure dysentery, ulcers, rat bite sores and prolapse of the anus. One tiger skeleton may be worth 10 years salary, so people are more likely to become poachers in order to provide money and food for their families.
I hope efforts are made to save this beautiful animal. I just wrote words that I know do not matter much but perhaps they might. I am giving the links under.

Indian Tigers -
Chinese Tigers -
Siberian Tigers - I do not have the link! Damn!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

PostMan's Your Baby's Meal Law

The probability that the morsel of food, or whatever is left of it, in your child's mouth will end up in your mouth, through your child, is quite high.

PostMan's Fact on Meal Law

You will eat that.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

72 Virgins - II

A discussion that veered off the topic and ended up on '72 Virgins'. There is this general notion regarding Islam, in muslims and non-muslims alike, that one gets 72 virgins in heaven. This is especially referred when suicide bombers and 'reward' for them in religion of Islam is discussed. I'll post a small section of this dialogue to show what is the 'general' attitude and then will state my opinion on it.
He: Why don't you choose heaven? there must be 70 virgins waiting for you in heaven who look better then Vidya Balan.Its a strange choice.

I: 70?! I thought types like you got 72?!

He: 72 extra virgin sir why would i get extra two?

I: because you deserve them? :)

He: Thank s Postman. wow my 72 virgins in heaven. You deserve more then 72 u deserve a hundred virgins in heaven.

I: Na I think I'll pass :p
I don't have that strength to 'deal' with so many :p

He: OO come on postman when will enter heaven u will eat fresh food of heaven and breath in fresh air of heaven and then u will get strenght to deal with more then 100.

I: really?! damn :p
Quran never says 'females', 'hoors as in females', 'virgins' in Quran. It only says 'pure companions' Azwajjum mutaharat. e.g.

2:25 - But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: "Why, this is what we were fed with before," for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever).

Pure companions for Males and Females - both. So I do not think you should look purely from 'sex' point of view. For example.

37:45 - A bowl shall be made to go round them from water running out of springs,
37:46 - White, delicious to those who drink.
37:47 - There shall be no trouble in it, nor shall they be exhausted therewith.
37:48 - And with them shall be those (companions) who restrain the eyes, having beautiful eyes

and there is no mention of 70 or 72 virgins in Quran. If its males that will 'enjoy' virgins then the same will be applied to females :p

The Quran talks in terms of bounties and gifts - pure in nature. Nothing vile, evil or ill associated with them.

47:15 - A parable of the garden which those guarding (against evil) are promised: Therein are rivers of water that does not alter, and rivers of milk the taste whereof does not change, and rivers of drink delicious to those who drink, and rivers of honey clarified and for them therein are all fruits and protection from their Lord.

52:23 - They shall pass therein from one to another a cup (of drink) wherein there shall be nothing vain nor any sin.

So 'companions' are a pure gift - nothing like virgin sexual slaves in heaven for the 'righteous'. And the words that Quran uses are parables e.g. Verse 37:48 uses the terms 'qasirat tut-tarfe aye-nun' which literally means 'those who restrain the eyes, having beautiful eyes;' - nothing specific to females. Yes I know translators usually translate it in respect of females but this is not so. Sura Rehman uses the same wording 'qasirat tut-tarfe':

55:56 - In them shall be those who restrained their eyes; before them neither human nor jinni shall have touched them.

Must Read : Wikipedia on Etymology of Huur and Wikipedia on references in Quran


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