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ایمان فروشی

Posted on 31/10/2005. Filed under: اسلام, تاریخ | ٹيگز:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

اکتوبر 1760 سے جنوری 1761 تک مرہٹوں کی اتحادی افواج مختلف مقامات پر ابدالی لشکر سے ٹکراتی رہی، مر ہٹوں کی اتحادی افواج میں مسلمانوں کا ایک سردار ابراہیم خان گاردی بھی تھا جو کہ اپنے ساتھ دو ہزار سوار اور 9 ہزار پیدل فوج لایا تھا۔
آخری لڑائی میں مرہٹوں کی اتحادی افواج کا سپہ سالار بسواں راوُ مارا گیا، ابدالی کے لشکر نے اتحادی لشکر کا قتل عام شروع کر دیا، مرہٹوں کی کمر توڑ دی گئی تو احمد شاہ ابدالی نے تلوار نیام ڈال دی، شکست خوردہ اتحادی افواج کے گرفتار ہونے والے سرداروں اور فوجیوں میں گیارہ ہزار فوجی مہیا کرنے والا مسلمان سردار ابراہیم خان گاردی بھی شامل تھا۔ جب اسے فاتح بادشاہ کے سامنے پیش کیا گیا تو احمد شاہ ابدالی نے نفرت آمیز لہجے میں اس سے پوچھا ، کہو خان صاحب کیا حال ہے ؟ کس طرح تشریف آوری ہوئی ؟ ابراہیم گاردی نے کہا ، میں ایک جاں فروش سپاہی ہوں، حضور جان بخشی کرینگے تو اسی طرح حق نمک ادا کرونگا، نفرت اور غصے سے احمد شاہ ابدالی کا چہرہ سرخ ہو گیا، گاردی ! جاں فروشوں کی جان بخشی تو ہو سکتی ہے لیکن ایمان فروش دنیا میں رہنے کے قابل نہیں ہوتے ّ یہ تاریخی جملہ کہنے کے بعد احمد شاہ ابدالی نے حکم دیا ” اس ایمان فروش کو میری آنکھوں سے دور کر کے صفحہ ہستی سے مٹا دیا جائے ” پوری ذمہ داری سے حکم کی تعمیل کر دی گئی۔
ہمیں اپنی تاریخ میں ابراہیم خان گاردی جیسے ایمان فروش جگہ جگہ ملتے ہیں عالم اسلام کی ہر شکست، ہر ذلت، ہر ہزمیت کا سبب ڈھونڈ لیا جائے تو اس میں کسی نہ کسی ابراہیم گاردی جیسے ایمان فروش کا ہاتھ ہو گا۔
آج کے دور میں بھی ہم انہی ایمان فروشوں میں گھرے ہوئے ہیں، عالم اسلام کے پاس ساٹھ لاکھ سے بھی زائد فوج ہے لیکن چند ہزار اتحادی فوجی آتے ہیں اور ابراہیم گاردی جیسے ایمان فروشوں کی مدد سے کبھی افغانستان کو روندھتے چلے جاتے ہیں اور کبھی عراق کی اینٹ سے اینٹ بجا کر رکھ دیتے ہیں۔ اتحادی افواج ایران کی طرف رُخ کرتی ہے تو ایران کو دور دور تک کوئی مددگار دکھائی نہیں دیتا ، شام کو دھمکیاں دی جاتی ہیں تو اسے عالم اسلام میں ہمدرد نظر نہیں آتا ، ابراہیم گاردی جیسے ایمان فروشوں کو اتحادیوں کا ساتھی بنا دیکھ کر سارا عالم اسلام سرنگوں ہوتا چلا جا رہا ہے۔
آج عالم اسلام کو ایک بار پھر احمد شاہ ابدالی کی ضرورت ہے جو ایمان فروشوں کو بھولا ہوا سبق یاد دلا سکے کہ جاں فروشوں کی جان بخشی تو ہوسکتی ہے لیکن ایمان فروشوں کی جان بخشی نہیں ہو سکتی۔

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اے سر زمین ڈیرہ

Posted on 31/10/2005. Filed under: ڈیرہ نامہ, شعروادب |

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

 

اے وی پوچھی توں میتھوں کیوں گیت تیڈے گاواں
او وجہ ہے کیہری جو تیڈا ناں گہندا رانداں
توں پوچھیں یا نہ پوچھیں میڈا گلا تے کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

کہیڑی وجہ ہے آخر ول ول تیڈو تانگیداں
اے وی کڈاہیں سوچھ کیوں اداس تھی کے وینداں
توں جانڑیں یا نہ جانڑیں میں ول وی ناراض کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

اج اپنے دل دی گال تیکوں پیا ڈسیداں
اے راز بہوں ہے گہرا تیڈے اگوں کھولینداں
اتھاں رہندے میڈا دلبر جیندی مثال کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

اے ہے میڈا دلبر اے میڈا پیار ہے
اے ہے میڈی زندگی دا گہنا اے میڈے گل دا ہار ہے
ایکوں پرواہ ہے میڈی، میکوں پرواہ ہے ایندی بھل تیکوں پرواہ کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

اے حسن دا مجسمہ رب دا حسیں شاہکار ہے
اینجھا حسیں ہے جیندا حسن لازوال ہے
رب دی قسم ہے میکوں مکروفریب کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

ایں جہیاں حسین دلبر دنیا دے وچ ٹیٹھا نیئں
بے موت میں مر ویندا جو ملدا نہ اے کدائیں
اے جو ملیا ہے میکوں ہن دل وی اداس کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

طاہر جیکر جسم ہے تے اے اوندی جان ہے
جے نہ ہووے کفر تے اے اوندا دین ایمان ہے
محبت جے ہووے سچی رب وی ناراض کئیں نی

اے سر زمین ڈیرہ تیڈا جواب کئیں نی
ہر دم رہاویں توں ساوی تیڈی مثال کئیں نی

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کچھ ادھر ادھر سے

Posted on 26/10/2005. Filed under: متفرق |

آنکھ سے پچکاری
کیا آپ کو معلوم ہے کہ ناک کے زریعے آنکھ میں دودھ بھر کے پچکاری مارنے کا عالمی ریکارڈ کس کے پاس ہے۔گنیز بک آف ورلڈ ریکارڈز کے حساب سے کینیڈا کے مارک مورال اپنی آنکھ سے آٹھ اعشاریہ سات فٹ تک پچکاری مار چکے ہیں لیکن پچھلے سال اکتوبر میں انکا ریکارڈ ترکی کے اٹھائیس سالہ الکر الماس نے توڑ دیا انہوں نے ناک کے زریعے آنکھ میں دودھ جمع کرکے نو اعشاریہ تئیس فٹ تک پچکاری مار کر ایک نیا ریکارڈ قائم کردیا۔(ایسوسی ایٹیڈ پریس)

 

چوری ترقی کی راہ میں رکاوٹ
امریکی سی آئی اے کے ایگزیکٹو ڈائریکٹر کے عہدے پر مائیکل کوسٹیو کی ترقی اس لئے روک دی گئی کیونکہ اخبار واشنگٹن پوسٹ میں یہ خبر شائع ہو گئی کہ مائیکل ایک دفعہ ورجینیا کے ایک کریانہ اسٹور سے سوا دو ڈالر مالیت کا لحمِ خنزیر کا پیکٹ چراتے ہوئے پکڑے گئے تھے۔(واشنگٹن پوسٹ)

مرغی کا گوشت
امریکی ریاست ورجینیا میں انچاس سالہ جیکی شریڈر اور اسکے بائیس سالہ بیٹے ہارلے لی نے اس بات پر ایک دوسرے پر گولی چلادی کہ مرغی کے گوشت کو کس ترکیب سے پکایا جائے۔ ریاست الاسکا میں باسٹھ سالہ نکولو روزودویتا نے یسوع مسیح کے اصل نام پر تکرار کے دوران چالیس سالہ بلی کورڈوا کے سینے میں دو گولیاں اتار دیں جبکہ ریاست اوریگون میں انیس سالہ اینجلا مورس اور اسکے بوائے فرینڈ کے درمیان انجیل کی تلاوت کے دوران ایک آیت کے مفہوم پر بحث ہوگئی اور انجیلا نے مشتعل ہو کر بوائے فرینڈ پر ابلتا ہوا تیل ڈال دیا۔(اے بی سی نیوز)

جہازوں کی قیمت مرغیوں برابر
تھائی لینڈ نے اپنی فضائیہ کے لئے روسی ساختہ جنگی طیارے خریدنے میں دلچسپی ظاہر کی اور روسیوں کو پیشکش کی کہ وہ ان طیاروں کی ادائیگی پیسے کے بجائے مرغیوں کی صورت میں کریں گے۔ روس نے یہ پیش کش قبول نہیں کی۔(دی رشئین جرنل ڈیلی)

پادریوں کو شراب پی کی ڈرائیونگ کرنے دی جائے
کروشیا کی پارلیمنٹ میں جب شراب نوشی کے بعد ڈرائیونگ کرنے والوں کے خلاف تادیبی کاروائی کے بل پر بحث شروع ہوئی توایک کیتھولک پادری زویکو کستک کی سرکردگی میں کئی پادریوں نے اس بل سے چرچ سے منسلک علما کو مستنٰی قرار دینے کا مطالبہ کیا۔انکی دلیل یہ تھی کہ پادریوں کو روزانہ کم و بیش تین دعائیہ تقریبات میں واعظ دینا پڑتا ہے اور وائن پینی پڑتی ہے۔اور وائن کی یہ مقدار اکثرڈرائیونگ کے قوانین میں تجویز کردہ حد سے زیادہ ہو جاتی ہے۔اس لئے شراب نوشی کے بعد ڈرائیونگ کے قوانین کا اگر پادریوں پر اطلاق ہوا تو مزہبی رسومات کی ادائیگی دشوار ہو جائے گی۔ (انٹرنیشنل ہیرلڈ ٹریبون)

بلیوں کے لیے ریستوراں
نیویارک میں مئیو مکس کیفے کے نام سے بلیوں کے لئے مخصوص پہلا ریستوران کھولا گیا۔جس میں مالک کو اجازت ہے کہ وہ اپنی بلی کے مینیو میں سے اپنے لئے بھی کچھ آرڈر کرسکتا ہے۔البتہ کتوں کا مئیو مکس کیفے میں داخلہ ممنوع ہے۔

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اپیل: حسب ذیل سامان بھیجیں

Posted on 21/10/2005. Filed under: پاکستان |

زلزلہ زدگان کے لئے جن چیزوں کی اشد ضرورت ہے وہ حسب ذیل ہیں:

 

سیرِنج
ڈرِپس
اینٹی بایوٹِکس (جنریشن دو اور تین)
موم بتیاں
خیمے
رسی
ٹینٹ
ڈِسپوزیبل ایکسرے مشین
چھوٹے جنریٹر
ایندھن
غذا کے ڈبے
دودھ کے چھوٹے پیکٹ
بِسکٹ
ٹارچ
کفن
صابن
کپڑے
کمبل
رضاکاروں کے لئے ماسک
پانی کی بوتلیں

حسب ذیل چیزیں بھیجنے کی ضرورت نہیں کیوں کہ لوگوں کے پاس برتن وغیرہ نہیں ہے، وہ کھانا نہیں پکا سکتے:
دودھ کے پاوڈر
آٹا
چاول
پیاز
دال وغیرہ

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نیٹو بھی جاگ گیا

Posted on 21/10/2005. Filed under: پاکستان |

لیجیئے 14 دن گزرنے کے بعد نیٹو بھی جاگ گیا، اس نے زلزلہ سے متاثرہ لوگوں کی مدد کیلیے ایک ہزار تک فوجی بھیجنے پر آمادگی ظاہر کی ہے۔ ان فوجیوں کا تعلق انجینئرنگ اور میڈیکل سے ہو گا جن میں اٹلی پولینڈ اور اسپین کے انجیینئرز شامل ہونگے اس کے علاوہ مختصر تعداد میں ہیلی کاپٹر بھی بھیجے جائیں گے۔ اس کے علاوہ نیٹو کی جانب سے ایک موبائل میڈیکل یونٹ بھیجنے کی بھی تیاری کی جا رہی ہے جو جلد متاثرہ علاقوں میں پہنچ جائے گا۔
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Science In Holy Quran

Posted on 16/10/2005. Filed under: اسلام |

From a Gaseous Mass to the Heavens and the Earth
The Qur’an was revealed in the seventh century. Many statements pertaining to physical phenomena are dispersed throughout the Qur’an. These are there in the Qur’an to draw the attention of people to the wonders of Allah’s creation.
Any other seventh century book making statements about the physical universe would surely contain mistakes. Our knowledge of physical sciences in the twentieth century is far advanced beyond the imagination of people living the seventh century. What will come as a surprise to many people is that of all the numerous statements about scientific matters found in the Qur’an, not one of those have proved contrary to the established facts of science. On the other hand, many of those statements have already been verified by modern scientific studies, and we confidently expect that as various fields of knowledge advance, other Quranic statements will likewise prove true.

Let us look at some of the statements which science has already verified.
Concerning the creation of the heavens and the earth, the Qur’an says that prior to the creation, the Heaven was smoke. God then commanded it and the earth to come into being and they came willingly (see surah 41:1 1). How does that compare with modern scientific explanations? Let us hear a scientific explanation and then judge for ourselves.
The French scientist Dr. Maurice Bucaille in his book called The Bible, the Qur’an and Science explains: “At the earliest time it can provide us with, modern science has every reason to maintain that the universe was formed from a gaseous mass principally composed of hydrogen and a certain amount of helium that was slowly rotating” (p.147).
Didn’t the Qur’an say that the Heaven was smoke before its creation? Dr. Bucaille explains the connection between his description and that of the Qur’an as follows: “Smoke is generally made up of a gaseous substratum, plus, in more or less stable suspension, fine particles that may belong to solid and even liquid states of matter at high or low temperature” (p. 143).
He therefore sees no contradiction of the Quranic use of the Arabic word dukhan (translated smoke) and a modern interpretation of that word as a gaseous mass with fine particles when speaking of the formation of the universe.
We notice here two remarkable features of the Qur’an. The first feature is that it expresses scientific truths that will be verified many centuries later. The second feature is that the Qur’an expresses those truths using terms and expressions that would avoid confusing its first readers in the seventh century. The seventh century reader of the Qur’an can easily relate to the image of smoke, and the twentieth century scientist can easily interpret the word as a gaseous mass.

The Fusing and Separating of the Heavens and the Earth
How do modern scientists explain the formation of the universe? Dr. Maurice Bucaille explains it in his book, The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, as follows:
“The basic process in the formation of the universe . . . Lay in the condensing of material in the primary nebula followed by its division into fragments that originally constituted galactic masses. The latter in their turn split up into stars that provided the subproduct of the process, i.e. the planets” (p. 149).
Does the Qur’an say anything about this condensing and separation of the primary material to result in the formation of our universe? Let’s have a look. Our creator, Allah, says in his final book: “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together, then we clove them asunder . . .” (Qur’an 21:30). This could also be translated as follows: “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were fused together, then we separated them . . .” (Qur’an 21:30).
Dr. Bucaille sees this as “the reference to a separation process of a primary single mass whose elements were initially fused together” (p.143).
Thus the Qur’an gives an accurate account of the formation of the universe to call upon humankind to recognize the power of their creator.
This raises an interesting question: How could a man living in the seventh century invent these ideas which could not be confirmed until modern times? And how could he in so doing avoid the mythical and fanciful ideas prevalent in human history?
Dr. Bucaille mentions some of these myths for contrast: “When, as in Japan, the image of the egg plus an ____expression of chaos is attached to the above with the idea of a seed inside an egg (as for all eggs), the imaginative addition makes the concept lose all semblance of seriousness. In other countries, the idea of a plant is associated with it; the plant grows and in so doing raises up the sky and separates the heavens from the earth. Here again, the imaginative quality of the added detail lends the myth its very distinctive character” (p. 152).
In contrast to those myths, the Qur’anic statements are “free from any of the whimsical details accompanying such beliefs; on the contrary, they are distinguished by the sober quality of the words in which they are made, and their agreement with scientific data” (p. 152).
It must be that the Qur’an is not the product of any human or humans, but a revelation from Allah. The Qur’an says: “The revelation of the scripture whereof there is no doubt is from the Lord of the Worlds” (Qur’an 32:2).

Avoiding the Mistakes of Genesis
As we saw in chapter 2, both the Quran and modern science confirm that the heavens and the earth were created simultaneously, having been separated from a primary nebula. It is important to understand that the Bible, the most famous record of the creation prior to the Quran gives a sequence for the creation of the heavens and the earth that is today found unacceptable from a scientific standpoint. If the Quran was the work of human beings it is difficult to imagine how they could have avoided the human errors so firmly fixed in the minds of people from the previous records.
In the Bible, in Genesis, chapter 1, we read that God created light which He called day, and separated it from the darkness which He called night (see v. 3). Today we know that the alternation of day and night is caused by the earth’s movement in relation to the sun. But, according to Genesis, the sun was not created until the fourth day (see v. 16). So how could day and night alternate before that?
A related problem is that vegetation is created on the third day (see vv. 11-12) whereas the sun which is necessary for sustaining vegetation does not appear until the fourth day.
“What is totally untenable” says Dr. Bucaille, “is that a highly organized vegetable kingdom with reproduction by seed could have appeared before the existence of the sun” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 42).
We have already seen that the Quran states, and modern science confirms, that the heavens and the earth were formed together. Dr. Bucaille explains as follows: “Earth and moon emanated, as we know, from their original star, the sun. To place the creation of the sun and moon after the creation of the earth is contrary to the most firmly established ideas on the formation of the elements of the solar system” (p. 42). By giving a sequence in which the sun and moon are created after the creation of the earth, the Genesis account proves erroneous. On the other hand, the Quran, by speaking of the simultaneous creation of the heavens and the earth, has judiciously avoided the errors of the Genesis account.
Could the Quran have been authored by a human? No! Dr. Bucaille asks: “How could a man living fourteen hundred years ago have made corrections to the existing description to such an extent that he eliminated scientifically inaccurate material and, on his own initiative, made statements that science has only in the present day been able to verify?” (p.151).

Six Days of Creation or Six Periods?
Today we know that the creation process can be measured in billions of years.
The priestly editors or the Bible could not have known this. In their eagerness to enjoin Sabbath observance on others they wrote that God rested on the very first Sabbath day after finishing up his work of creating the heavens and the earth.
The six days of creation in the book of Genesis, then, are clearly like six days of any seven-day week. The Priestly editors have made it clear that a day is meant a period from one sunset to another. Six days meant from Sunday to Friday. They believed that the reason the Sabbath day became holy is that God Himself had rested on that day. Thus the editors tell us:
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (Genesis 2:2).
If that is not far enough, the editors took the idea that God rested farther still when they wrote as follows: “In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed” (The Holy Bible, King James Version, Exodus 31: 17).
The idea that God rests like humans and gets refreshed like humans had to be corrected by Jesus, on whom be peace, when, according to John, he declared that God never stops working, even on the Sabbath day (see John 5:16). God clarified the matter in His own words when he declared: “And verily we created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days, and naught of weariness touched us” (Quran 50:38 see also v. 15).
The above quranic verses clearly refute the idea that God rested. God, according to the Quran does not get tired. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes him (Quran 2:255).
But how about the period of creation? Was that six days in the Quran too? In the above quotation from the Quran the term translated ‘days’ could mean, according to Dr. Maurice Bucaille, “not just ‘days’, but also ‘long periods of time’, an indefinite period of time (but always long)” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 139).
Dr. Bucaille notes that the Quran also speaks of “a day whereof the measure is a thousand years of your reckoning” (Quran 32:5). The Quran also speaks of a day whereof the measure is 50,000 years” (Quran 70:4).
Dr. Bucaille also points out that long before our modern ideas of the length of time involved in the creation, commentators of the Quran understood that when the Quran speaks of six days of creation, it does not mean six days like ours, but rather six periods. Abu al Su’ud, for example, writing in the sixteenth century, understood it as six events (see The Bible, the Quran and Science, p.l39).
Again, we see that the Quran has avoided repeating an error which was established in a previous book an error that will not be discovered until modern times. In view of this, can anyone insist that the Quran is the work of a man?

How Old is the Earth?
The Bible provides a chronology of history that extends back to the creation of Adam and Eve and to the creation of the earth. From this chronology it is possible to determine the date of the creation and hence the age of the earth.
Archbishop Ussher of Armagh (1581-1657) had calculated the year of creation to be 4004 BC If that was not precise enough, Dr. Lightfoot of Cambridge worked out that the exact time when God completed His creation was 9 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 4004 BC (see the book 7whinking about God by Sr. R. W. Maqsood, p. 63).
Many religious groups and sects have used this date in predicting precise dates for the end of the world, but all such predictions have so far proved erroneous. The one fact against them is that the world is still intact and we are very much alive. One reason al1 of those predictions failed is that they are calculated from a false date of creation. If 4004 BC was the year of creation, that would make the earth less than six thousand years old. No scientist can accept this today.
Modern scientists estimate that the earth is 4.5 billion years old with a maximum error of 2.2 % (see The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 148). Knowing this, many educated people lost faith in religion. They naturally felt that the Word of God should not contain errors of this kind. Others maintain that the Word of God was meant to teach only that truth which God wanted put into the scriptures for our salvation It if therefore immaterial if the book contains historical or scientific errors. As the scientist Galileo put it, the Bible is there to teach people how to go to heaven; it is not there to teach people how the heavens go. Some maintain, therefore, that it is understandable that the book will contain some historical and scientific errors since it was written by human beings who lived a long time ago and did not share our modern knowledge.
The Quran, on the other hand, does not contain any historical or scientific or any kind of error. God challenges us to test this claim by examining the book for ourselves (see Quran 4:82).
The Quran does not repeat the incorrect biblical chronology we have seen above. The Quran does not give a chronology since its purpose is not to provide us with the details of history, but only to teach us the lessons arising from specific events in history.
The Quran does, however tell us that God measured the sustenance of the earth in four periods (Quran 41 :10). As to what could be the significance of these four periods, Dr. Bucaille comments as follows: “One could perhaps see in them the four geological periods described by modern science, with man’s appearance, as we already know, taking place in the quaternary era. This is purely a hypothesis since nobody has an answer to this question” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 150).
How did the author of the Quran avoid the mistake in chronology committed by so many others, and believed in by so many others even up to our present day? Could a man in the seventh century have known that the earth was much more than six thousand years old? How could he come by this modern knowledge unless God was revealing knowledge to him?
God tells us that the Quran is His book and not the work of any man (see Quran 10:37).

Interstellar Galactic Material
The Quran mentions a rather curious category of created things, namely things between the heavens and the earth. Dr. Bucaille observes that this mention in the Quran “may surprise the twentieth century reader of the Quran” (The Bible, tl1e Quran and Science, p. 144). For example, one verse says as follows: “To Him (God) belongs what is in the heavens, on earth, between them and beneath the soil” (Quran 20:6; other verses include 25:59, 32:4 and 50:38).
What is that between the heavens and the earth? Dr. Bucaille explains as follows: “The creation outside the heavens and outside the earth is a priori difficult to imagine. To understand these verses, reference must be made to the most recent observations on the existence of cosmic extragalactic material, and one must indeed go back to ideas established by contemporary science on the formation of the universe . . .” (p. 145).
Scientists tell us that a primary nebula condensed, then divided up into fragments. These fragments, these galactic masses, further split up into stars and their sub-products, the planets. Each time such a division or split occurred, there remained extra material apart from the principal elements newly formed. The scientific name for these extra materials is ‘interstellar galactic material’.
Is this extra material significant? Yes. Experts in astrophysics are quite aware of such material which have “a tendency to interfere with photometric measurements” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 149). The extra material is so rarefied that they may be referred to as dusts or smokes or gases. Yet they altogether occupy so much total space that they may correspond to “a mass possibly greater than the total mass of the galaxies” (p. 149).
Again, we must face up to the implication of all this. How could a man living fourteen hundred years ago have known about interstellar galactic material? Was Muhammad, on whom be peace, well versed in modern astrophysics? Or is the Quran nothing but the Word of God? Allah, the only true God, declares in His book: “The revelation of the scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise. Surely We [Allah] have revealed the scripture unto you [Muhammad] with truth; so worship Allah, making religion pure for Him (only)” (Quran 39:1-2).

How Many Earths are There?
If you open the Quran to the first surah, you will notice it begins as follows: “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.” Worlds? Not just one? Yes . . . worlds! There is the physical world, the spiritual world, the world of bacteria, and so forth. That, obviously, is one sense in which we can understand ‘worlds’.
Another verse of the Quran, however, makes it clear that there are many earths (see Quran 65:12). Is it possible that there may be other earths out there?
No one expects to find another earth within our solar system. But scientists say it is likely that in our galaxy there are many earths outside the solar system. They say that approximately 50 billion stars in the Milky Way rotate slowly, as does the sun. This characteristic indicates that those stars are surrounded by planets that are their satellites. The Bernard Star, for example, is believed to have at least one planetary companion. (see The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 148). Dr. Bucaille quotes P. Guerin as follows: “All the evidence points to the fact that planetary systems are scattered in profusion all over the universe. The solar system and the earth are not unique” (p. 148-9).
In a recent article published in the Toronto Star, two scientists advanced evidence that there may indeed be many earths waiting to be discovered. The headline read: “Earths may be dime a dozen out there.”
The Quran also uses the symbolic plural number 7 to indicate the existence of a plurality of heavens (see Quran 2:29, for example). Dr. Bucaille comments that this is “confirmed by modern science due to the observations experts in astrophysics have made on galactic systems and their very large number” (p. 150).
Once again we find that the Quran says something and scientists later discover it to be true. Can we resist believing in this book of God? God says: “Those who disbelieve in the Reminder when it comes unto them (are guilty), for indeed it is an unassailable Scripture. Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or behind it. (It is) a revelation from the Wise, the Owner of Praise” (Quran 41 :41-42).

Organization of the Universe
What the Quran mentions about the organization of the Universe is important because “these references constitute a new fact of divine Revelation” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 153). The Quran deals with this matter in depth although this is not dealt with in the previous scriptures.
Dr. Maurice Bucaille also points out the important fact that the Quran does not contain “the theories prevalent at the time of the Revelation that deal with the organization of the celestial world” (p. 153). If the Quran was authored by any human being, he or she would have naturally included the ideas prevalent at the time. But many of those ideas were later shown to be inaccurate. How did the author of the Quran know enough to exclude those ideas, unless the author is God himself.
Those who say that Muhammad authored the Quran think that the Arabs were very knowledgeable in the field of Science, and Muhammad was or course one of them. But this explanation is based on the incorrect assumption that the Arabs knew Science before the Quran was revealed. As pointed out by Dr. Bucaille, the fact is that Science in Islamic countries came after the Quran, not before. “In any case”, writes Dr. Bucaille, “the scientific knowledge of that great period would not have been sufficient for a human being to write some of the verses to be found in the Quran” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 1 53-1 54)
Modern astronomers are aware that the stars and planets are kept within ranges of precise distances from each other. Had it not been for this fact, collision between them would be inevitable. The author of the Quran was also aware of this. In the Quran we read “the sun and the moon (are subjected) to calculations (Quran 55:5).
Again, we read: “For you (God) subjected the sun and the moon, both diligently pursuing their courses” (Quran 14:33). The phrase ‘diligently pursuing their courses’ is a translation of the Arabic term daa’ib which here means ‘to apply oneself to something with care in a perseverant, invariable manner, in accordance with set habits’ (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p.l55). And that indeed is how the sun and moon behave.
Another verse in the Quran says, “the stars are in subjection to His command” (Quran 16:12). Order in the universe is essential for its preservation. God, who subjected them to that order knew about it before any scientist.

What Holds up the Sky?
Today scientists speak of gravitational forces that hold the heavenly bodies apart from each other and prevent them from colliding with each other. How was this to be conveyed to the first readers of the Quran? God tells us in the Quran that He is the One Who raised the sky (Quran 55:7) and that he holds it back from falling on the earth (Quran 22:65). But how exactly does God do this?
If the author of the Quran was a human being, it would have been very easy for the author to copy the answer to this question from the Bible. But today no one will believe that answer.
In the New American Bible, a picture is drawn to show how the authors of the Bible imagined the world to look like. In that picture, the sky “resembles an overturned bowl and is supported by columns” (The New American Bible, St. Joseph’s Medium Size Edition, pp. 4-5). The earth in that picture is flat, and is also supported by pillars. After describing the picture at length, the editors of that Bible conclude by calling that idea of the world a “prescientific concept of the universe.”
At the time when the Quran was being revealed, anyone could have easily believed this description which was already found in the Bible. It is only in modern times that people would know better. How did the author of the Quran avoid this mistake?
God says in the Quran that He created the heavens “without any pillars that you can see” (Quran 31:10). Again, the Quran says: “God is the One Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see” (Quran 13:2). Dr. Maurice Bucaille comments: “These two verses refute the belief that the vault of the heavens was held up by pillars, the only things preventing the former from crushing the earth” (The Bible, the Quran and Science, p. 154).
To be able to avoid that prescientific error, the author of the Quran must have been either a modern scientist, or God Himself.
Comparing Apples and Oranges
The sun and the moon are different from each other not only in terms of size, but also in terms of function. The sun generates light, but the moon does not. The moon merely reflects the light coming from the sun. Every high school student today knows this.
A man or woman in the seventh century, however, would not have known about this fine distinction between the sun and the moon. To such a person, the two would appear as a greater light and a lesser light. Such a person would observe that the greater light lights up the day and the lesser light lights up the night. And this indeed is how the sun and the moon were described in previous books.
The Bible, describing the creation, says: “God made two great lights the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night” (Genesis 1: 16). The author of the Qur’an however, was aware that this comparison between the sun and the moon is not adequate. Therefore the Qur’an does not refer to them as being a greater and a lesser light.
The Qur’an says: “God is the One who made the sun a shine and the moon a light” (Qur’an 10:5).
Commenting on this, Dr. Bucaille says: “Whereas the Bible calls the sun and moon ‘lights’, and merely adds to one the adjective ‘greater’ and to the other ‘lesser’, the Qur’an ascribes differences other than that of dimension to each respectively” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 156).
Similarly, the Qur’an says: “Blessed is the One Who placed the constellations in heaven and placed therein a lamp and a moon giving light” (Qur’an 25:61).
Here again, the difference between the sun and the moon is noted. The sun is called a lamp, and the moon is called an object giving light.
Again in the Qur’an God says that He “made the moon a light” and “made the sun a lamp” (Qur’an 71:15-16).
Furthermore, God calls the sun a “blazing lamp” (Qur’an 78:12-13). This term which is used for the sun is never used for the moon in the Qur’an.
In all of these verses, God expresses the notion that the sun and the moon are “not absolutely identical lights” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 156).
Dr. Bucaille draws his conclusions from what he found in the Qur’an about the sun and the moon: “What is interesting to note here is the sober quality of the comparisons, and the absence in the text of the Qur’an of any elements of comparison that might have prevailed at the time and which in our day would appear as phantasmagorial” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p 157).
In short, “There is nothing in the text of the Qur’an that contradicts what we know today about these two celestial bodies.” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 157).

The Sun & Moon and Their Orbits
Today we know that the Moon revolves around the earth in approximately 29.5 days. The sun also revolves in its own orbit. To understand the sun’s orbit, Dr. Bucaille says that the position of the sun in our galaxy must be considered, and we must therefore call on modern scientific ideas (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 162).
Our galaxy, the milky way galaxy, includes one hundred billion stars situated in such a formation that the galaxy is shaped like a disc. This disc turns around its center like a gramophone record. Now, it is obvious that when a gramophone record turns, any point on the disc would move around and come back to its original position. Similarly, every star in the galaxy moves as the galaxy rotates on its axis. Therefore the stars that are away from the center of the galaxy orbit around the axis. The sun is one of those stars.
Dr. Bucaille explains that modern science has worked out the details of the sun’s orbit as follows: “To complete one revolution on its own axis, the galaxy and the sun take roughly 250 million years. The sun travels roughly 150 miles per second in the completion of this” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 162).
After describing this, Dr. Bucaille comments: “The above is the orbital movement of the sun that was already referred to in the Qur’an fourteen centuries ago.” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 162)
And yet this is a new finding. As Dr. Bucaille says, the knowledge of the sun’s orbit is an acquisition of modern astronomy (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 162).
Two verses in the Qur’an refer to the orbits of the sun and moon. After mentioning the sun and the moon, God says: “Each one is travelling in an orbit with its own motion” (Qur’an 21:33; 36:40). How did the author of the Qur’an know of this? Even after the Qur’an was revealed, early commentators could not conceive of the orbits of the sun and moon. The tenth century commentator Tabari could not explain this so he said, “It is our duty to keep silent when we do not know” (XVII, 15 quoted in The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 161).
Dr. Bucaille comments: “This shows just how incapable men were of understanding this concept of the sun’s and moon’s orbit.” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 161).
From this it is clear that if the Qur’an was here expressing an idea already known to the people, the commentators would have easily understood it. But this, as Dr. Bucaille explains was “a new concept that was not to be explained until centuries later” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 161)
This confirms what God said to his prophet, on whom be peace: “This is of the tidings of the Unseen which we inspire in you (Muhammad). Neither you nor your people knew it before this” (Qur’an 11:49).

The Sun & Moon Move With Their Own Motion
The Qur’an makes the following statement about the sun and the moon: “Each one is travelling in an orbit with its own motion” (Qur’an 21:33; 36:40).
Why did the Qur’an say that the sun and moon move with their own motion? And, if that is true, where did the author of the Qur’an get this information?
The fact is that the sun and moon rotate on their axes and are in part animated by this rotating motion. The phrase “travelling with its own motion” in the verses quoted above is a translation of the Arabic verb ‘yasbahoon’. This could also be translated ‘they swim.’ In that case, the verse would read that the sun and the moon, “Each swim in its own orbit.” Those who translate the verse this way explain that the term swim refers to movement with one’s own internally generated force. Furthermore the movement of a swimmer is graceful, measured, and smooth. This is a very fitting description for the movement of the stars and planets including the sun and the moon.
After describing the scientific data concerning the rotation of the sun and the moon, Dr. Bucaille says: “These motions of the two celestial bodies are confirmed by the data of modern science, and it is inconceivable that a man living in the seventh century A.D…. could have imagined them” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 163).

It is also amazing that the Qur’an uses a different term for the movement of the clouds and the mountains (see Qur’an 27:88). Obviously, the clouds and mountains are driven by external forces. The cloud is driven by the wind and the mountains move with the rotation of the earth. The sun and moon, however, move with their own motion, and therefore the Qur’an uses a peculiar term “they swim” to refer to their smooth, graceful, self-propelled movement.
How did the author of the Qur’an know enough to make this choice of words that will reflect a modern scientific truth? The Qur’an is no less than a revelation from God.

What Shape is the Earth?
Today we can look at a globe and know that the earth is somewhat like a ball, a sphere. The Qur’an makes certain statements that led Muslim scientists to understand long before their European counterparts that the earth is spherical. When Europe was in the dark ages thinking that the earth was flat, Muslim students were using globes for studying the earth in Islamic universities.
Since it was not the purpose of the Qur’an to teach science, the Qur’an did not need to state explicitly that the earth is spherical in shape (or more precisely, a geoid). But some of what the Qur’an says stimulates you to think of the world as a globe. Take, for example, the following verse: “Have you not seen how God merges the night into the day and merges the day into the night?” (Qur’an 31:29).
Another verse tells us that God coils the day and night around: “He coils the night upon the day and He coils the day upon the night” (Qur’an 39:5).
The word ‘coils’ in the verse above is a translation of the Arabic verb kawwara which is used in describing the action of coiling a turban around the head. To understand this statement fully, readers of the Qur’an had to think of the earth as a sphere.
To fully appreciate the above two statements in the Qur’an, try this experiment at home: You need a flashlight and a globe. Take these items into a dark room. Using the flashlight to simulate the light of the sun, shine the light upon the globe. Notice that only one half of the globe is lighted up. The other half is in darkness. Half the world is having day, the other half is having night. Now, recall that the earth is continuously rotating on its axis and will go around completely in twenty four hours. Slowly turn the globe around to simulate this rotation. Notice that as the globe turns, the day is going around the globe to light up the other half of the world. The night is also going around the globe to give rest to the other half of the world.
The day and night are perpetually coiling around the earth with some degree of interpenetration. This is exactly how it appears to astronauts during their space flights.
Dr. Bucaille makes the following remark: “This process of perpetual coiling, including the interpenetration of one sector by another, is expressed in the Qur’an just as if the concept of the earth’s roundness had already been conceived at the time�which was obviously not the case.” (The Bible, the Qur’an and Science, p. 165).
How do we explain the presence of this knowledge in the Qur’an? This obviously did not reflect the level of learning of the time, but was helpful in stimulating Muslim scientists to conceive of the earth in its real shape.

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ٹھیک 4 سال پہلےکا جرم

Posted on 16/10/2005. Filed under: پاکستان |

ایک دوست کی طرف سے ای میل موصول ہوئی جس میں اس نے ایک تحریر کا کچھ حصہ مجھے میل کیا اس حصے کو آپ کے سامنے رکھ رہا ہوں، پڑھیے اور اپنی رائے دیجیئے کہ کیا یہ محض ایک اتفاق ہے یا مکافات عمل یا کچھ اور ؟

 

لمحوں نے خطا کی تھی
صدیوں نے سزا پائی

کیا یہ محض اتفاق ہے کہ ہاکستان میں 8 اکتوبر کی صبح کو تباہ کن زلزلہ آیا اور ٹھیک چار سال پہلے 8 اکتوبر 2001 ء کی صبح ہی پاکستانی حمکرانوں کے تعاون سے امریکہ نے بے گناہ افغانیوں پر بمباری کا آغاز کیا تھا۔ افغانستان کھنڈر بن گیا۔ ہزاروں افغانی جرم بے گناہی میں آسمان سے برسنے والے بموں کا شکار ہو گئے۔ امریکا نے فخریہ اسے کارپٹ بمبنگ کہا۔ یعنی بمبوں کا ایسا بستر بچھا دیا گیا کہ ان کی زد میں آنے والا کوئی زندہ نہ بچ سکے۔ تاریخ میں تورابورا کی اصطلاح شامل ہو گئی۔ کتنے ہی افغانیوں کو کنٹینر میں بند کر کے بھوکا پیاسا مار دیا گیا اور بے شمار افراد کو گوانتاموبے کے عقوبت خانے میں پہنچا دیا گیا۔ یہ سب کچھ کیوں ہوا؟ کیا افغانیوں نے نیویارک جا کر ٹریڈ ٹاور اڑایا تھا۔ یہ سب امریکا کہ صلیبی جنگ کا حصہ تھا۔ لیکن افغانی مسلمانوں کی تباہی اور قتل میں پاکستانی حکرانوں کا تعاون پوری امت مسلمہ کی تاریخ کا شرمناک باب ہے۔
اس موقع پر سب سے پہلے پاکستان کا نعرہ لگا کر یہ ثابت کیا گیا کہ سب پہلے اسلام کی حیثیت ثانوی یا شاید اس کے بھی بعد ہے۔ حکمرانوں کے گناہوں کی سزا کو بھی ملتی ہے اور عوام کی بڑی تعداد نے اس موقع پر جس بے حسی کا مظاہرہ کیا اس سے اللہ کی ناراضی کا خطرہ ہے۔ ضرورت اس بات کی ہے کہ قوم اپنے حکمرانوں کی بداعمالیوں سے جرآت کا اظہار کرے اور اجتماعی طور پر مغفرت طلب کرے، وہ بہت رحیم و کریم ہے۔

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جانے کس جرم کی پائی ہے سزا یاد نہیں

Posted on 14/10/2005. Filed under: پاکستان |

 

 

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Quake survivors fight for relief goods they recieved Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 at a sports stadium in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, as aircrafts rushed in supplies from abroad and Washington pledged US$50 million (euro41 million) in aid. Hungry families displaced in Pakistan’s worst earthquake huddled against the cold in tents while shopkeepers clashed with looters. Officials predict the death toll, now estimated at between 20,000 and 30,000, will climb because of exposure and disease.

 

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An injured boy grimaces in pain as a Pakistan army soldier helps him to get on board to a U.S. Forces helicopter, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 from a shelter at a sports stadium in Muzaffarabad
 

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Pakistani officials rush quake injureds to U,S, forces helicopter, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 from shelter at sports stadium in Muzaffarabad
 

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Volunteers bury bodies of Pakistani earthquake victims in a mass grave in Balakot
 

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An injured Kashmiri woman with tears in her eyes sits in shock waiting to be evacated from the earth-quake hit town of Balakot
 

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Kashmiri women reached out for relief help arrives after three days following Saturday’s deadly earthquake,

 

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Kashmiri family who spent a third night in rain and cold sheltering in sports stadium
 

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Nazdeen Muhammed from the northern Pakistani town of Balakot waits to be treated at the AYUB medical complex in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad
 

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Noor Bagum Madoor, left, who lost three sons aged between two and eight to the deadly earthquake, narrates her ordeal with a family member in Muzaffarabad
 

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Injured Kashmiri family arrive at military-base in Rawalpindi after they were transferred from the Pakistani earthquake-affected areas
 

 

The quake toll stands at about 20,000 but is expected to rise, with some reports suggesting it could double. The earthquake, which has left behind such apocalyptic scenes as this, of Muzaffarabad, is the worst in the region’s history.
 

In small villages, mud-brick houses collapsed on top of their owners. In the capital, Islamabad, part of an apartment    complex collapsed, trapping an unknown number of residents .

 

 

 

Help for Today

Hope for Tomorrow

 

 

 

Volunteers attended to an injured man at a hospital in Pakistan.

 

 

The quake flattened an Army building in Uri, an area in Indian-held Kashmir

Assalma-0-alaikum

There are people whose familes have died…people who have lost their little children..their parents their loved ones. It could have been me, it could have been you. It could have been our loved ones…..No one knows, when we have to call it a day..but still we plan for years ahead of us. Its time we should all, atleast pray for the victims of earthquake. Pray that Allah guide us all towards Siraat-e-Mustaqeem.

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زلزلہ ۔ کچھ مزید

Posted on 13/10/2005. Filed under: پاکستان |

پاکستان میں زلزلے کے چھٹے دن بعد بھی تباہی کی مکمل تصویر سامنے نہیں آئی۔ موسم کی خرابی اور سڑکوں کے ٹوٹ جانے کی وجہ سے دور دراز علاقوں میں پہنچنے میں دشواری پیش آ رہی ہے۔ اب تک کے اندازوں کے مطابق تئیس ہزار سے زائد افراد ہلاک ہو چکے ہیں۔ اس تباہی کی کہانی وڈیو رپورٹوں میں

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
کچھ بیانات ، تبصرے وغیرہ

صدر مشرف!
زلزلہ زدگان کے لیے ہونے والی امدادی کاموں میں دیر کے لئے انہیں افسوس ہے۔
پاکستانی فوج کے ترجمان میجر جنرل شوکت سلطان!
سانحہ بہت بڑا تھا۔اس میں ہمیں مدد کے ضرورت ہے اور تھی اور مدد آ بھی رہی ہے۔ کئی فیلڈ ہسپتال آ کر کام شروع کر چکے ہیں۔ کچھ نے مالی مدد دی ہے اور کچھ کے ہیلی کاپٹر آئے ہیں۔
عامر احمد خان، بی بی سی !
پچھلی رات میں نے راولپنڈی میں سنا تھا کہ زلزلہ سے متاثرین کے لئے کھانے پینے کی ہزاروں ٹن اشیا بھیجے جانے کے لئے تیار ہیں۔ ایسے لگتا ہے کہ پاکستانی کشمیریوں کی مدد کے لیے نکل آئے ہیں۔
علی احمد خان، بی بی سی !
پھر بالا کوٹ کی جانب روانہ ہوا۔ دوسری جانب سے میتوں کے آنے کا سلسلہ پھر شروع ہوگیا۔ اور جب میں خواص کاٹھا نامی نالہ پار کرکے آگے بڑھا تو دریا کے دوسری جانب اچانک بالا کوٹ کا شہر نظر آیا جس کی عمارتیں اپنی بنیادوں پر کھڑی نہیں تھیں بلکہ بیٹھی اور لیٹی ہوئی نظر آئیں۔ بالکل جیسے ایٹم بم گرائے جانے کے بعد ہیرو شیما تصویروں میں نظر آتا ہے۔میں نے اپنے ساتھ چلنے والوں کی طرف سوالیہ نظروں سے دیکھا۔ ایک صاحب نے کہا ’جی ہاں کچھ نہیں بچا‘ اور رونے لگے اور پھر جیسے سب رونے لگے۔ میں نے اپنی نظریں جھکا لیں۔ مجھ میں اب کسی سے کچھ پوچھنے کی ہمت نہیں تھی۔
وسعت اللہ خان، بی بی سی !
وہ سرکاری عملدار اور سیاستداں جن کا اسوقت امدادی سرگرمیوں سے براہ راست تعلق نہیں ہے اگر چند دن متاثرہ علاقوں میں صرف تباہ کاری کے معائنے کے لیے جانے سے گریز کریں تو یہ بھی متاثرہ علاقوں کی انتظامیہ اور لوگوں کی ایک بڑی مدد ہوگی اور اس سے انکی توجہ ادھر ادھر بٹنے سے بچ جائےگی۔ رہا سوال خود احتسابی اور مستقبل سازی کا تو اسکے لیے اک عمر پڑی ہے۔
آصف جیلانی، بی بی سی !
یہ عجیب و غریب حقیقت ہے کہ پاکستان کی سیاسی تقدیر میں اکتوبر کا مہینہ انقلابات، اٹھا پٹخ، اتھل پتھل اور ایسی تبدیلیوں سے عبارت رہا ہے کہ جس کے اثرات دور رس اور ہمہ گیر رہے ہیں اور تین نسلیں گزر جانے کے بعد بھی ملک ان کی گرفت میں ہے۔
ڈاکٹر عرفان نور، بی بی سی !
یہاں پر دنیا بھر کی امدادی ٹیمیں موجود ہیں لیکن کوئی بھی ان کا ایک دوسرے سے رابطہ کرانے والا نہیں ہے۔ ہم ان کو اُن علاقوں میں لے جا رہے ہیں جہاں پر امداد کی اشد ضرورت ہے۔
شاہ زیب جیلانی، بالاکوٹ !
صورتِ حال کا بدترین پہلو یہ ہے کہ کئی قصبے، شہر اور دیہاتوں سے رابطہ منقطع ہوچکا ہے اور فوری امداد کے ادارے یہاں تک نہیں پہنچ پائے۔ ہمیں لوگوں کے ایسے بہت سے پیغامات ملے ہیں جن میں انہوں نے امدادی کارروائیوں پر شدید عدم اطمینان کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ تاہم حکومتی اداروں کا کہنا ہے کہ وہ لوگوں کو بچانے کے لئے اپنی سرتوڑ کوششیں کر رہے ہیں
عبدالقادرحسن، جنگ !
پوری قوم سوگوار ہی نہیں ماتم کناں ہے۔ کل یہ سمجھا جا رہا تھا کہ یہ قوم مر چکی ہے۔ بےحس اور لاتعلق ہو چکی ہے۔ اسے پراوہ نہیں کہ کیا ہو رہا ہے اور کیا ہونے والا ہے۔ یہ دل چھوڑ چکی ہے لیکن ادھر قوم کے ایک حصے پر مصیبت نازل ہوئی اور یہ قوم یکایک اٹھ کھڑی ہوئی- پہلے تو روٹی ہیٹتی رہی پھر اس نے اپنے بھائیوں کی امداد کا سوچا اور کام شروع کر دیا۔ ایک آدھ دن میں بھی اتنا سامان جمع ہو چکا ہے کہ اسے قطار در قطار ٹرک لے جا رہے ہیں مگر لگتا ہے اسے حقداروں تک پہنچانے میں ایک بڑا وقت لگے گا۔ سوال یہ نہیں کہ ان کی امداد کے لئے سامان کہاں ہے سوال یہ ہے کہ اس سامان کو ان تک کیسے پہنچایا جائےاور اس کی فوری تقسیم کا طریقہ کیا ہو کہ کوئی محروم نہ رہ رہے۔

پاکستان میں شدید زلزلے سے متاثرہ علاقوں میں ہنگامی امداد اب پہنچنا شروع ہو گئی ہے مگر امدادی سامان اور اشیاء خردو نوش بڑی تعداد ان علاقوں تک پہنچ جانے کے باوجود بہت سے دیہات ایسے ہیں جہاں اب تک امدادی سامان نہیں پہنچایا جا سکا ہے۔صوبہ سرحد کے متاثرہ علاقوں کے دور دارز دیہات میں زلزلہ سے بچ جانے والے افراد خوارک نہ ہونے کے باعث گھاس کھانے پر مجبور ہو گئے ہیں۔ یہ درست ہے کہ امدادی کارروائیاں پہلے سست تھیں اور اب ان میں تیزی آئی ہے۔ لیکن اصل مسئلہ امدادی سامان کی غیر منظم تقسیم کا ہے جو عام طور پر گاڑیوں سے پھینکا جاتا ہے اور انہیں حاصل کرنے میں کمزور لوگ پیچھے رہ جاتے ہیں۔ اس کے علاوہ کسی حد تک خیمے، ادوایات اور کمبل نہ ملنے کی شکایت بھی دور ہوئی ہے لیکن اب بھی شہری علاقوں میں بہت سارے لوگ اس بارے میں شکایت کرتے ہیں۔ اس مسئلے میں بھی زیادہ تر شکایات دیہاتی علاقوں سے آ رہی ہیں جہاں لوگ بہت پریشان ہیں

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President’s Relief Fund

Posted on 12/10/2005. Filed under: پاکستان |

ایدھی فاؤنڈیشن :

فون نمبر :
00923008263319 (کراچی)

مسلم ایڈ

فون نمبر:02073774200

اوکسفیم :

فون نمبر :
00448703332500 (لندن)

یونیسیف، برطانیہ

فون نمبر :
00448000379797(لندن)
00448457312312(لندن)

کشمیر انٹرنیشنل ریلیف فنڈ

فون نمبر421700 08700

 

ریڈ کراس برطانیہ

 

 

عمر فاؤنڈیشن ارتھ کویک ریلیف فنڈ:
صوبہ سرحد، خاص طور پر ایبٹ آباد اور بٹگرام کے علاقوں کے لیے اس فاؤنڈیشن سے رابطہ کیا جاسکتا ہے۔

 

 

اس ویب سائٹ پر معلومات ناکافی ہونے کی وجہ سے آپ ان ٹیلیفون نمبروں پر بھی رابطہ کر سکتے ہیں اور ای میل کے ذریعے بھی۔
ای میل :
oakdf@comsats.net.pk

00923008565279 اور 00923005001456

پائیلر
ای میل ایڈریس: piler@cyber.net.pk

اسلامک ریلیف

 

ہدایا فاؤنڈیشن
ویب سائٹ کے لیے کلک کریں۔

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