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میں اکثر یہ سنتا تھا کے معصومین عمل میں ایک ہیں اور ایک سوال پیدا ہوتا تھا کے کیا یہ ممکن ہے کے کوئی انسان آج کل کے دور میں حضرت ابو زر ( ض ) یا سلمان فارسی ( ض ) ہو سکتا ہے – تو کچھ احادیث اور اقوال کی روشنی میں میں نے تھوڑی سعی کی جس کا نتیجہ اس مختصر تحریر کی صورت میں سامنے آیا ہے .

میں نہ تو کوئی علم دین ہوں اور نہی ایسا کوئی دعوہ کرتا ہوں، البتہ الله نے مجھے انسان پیدا کیا لہٰذا عقل رکھتا اور اس کا استمال کرتا ہوں. میری یہ تحریر صرف اور صرف میری فکر کا آئنہ ہے. اگر اپ  سمھجتے ہیں کے میری اصلاح ہونی چاہے تو ضرور کریں.

*** ایک ہی عمل  ***

رسول (ص ) اپنی مرضی  سے نہی بولتے ہیں اور وہ جو کچھ بھی کہتے اور کرتے ہیں وہ  سب  الله ہی کی طرف سے ہوتا ہے . الله کوئی حکم دیتا ہے اپنے رسول (ص) کو تو  جو حکم ہووہ  ایک مکمّل حکم ہو یعنی  اس کے دو حصّے ہونے چاہیے

١) حکم ,جو دیا  ہے
٢) اس حکم کو کس طرح بجا لانا ہے

تو رسول (ص) جو بھی عمل کریں گے یا جس کاان کو پیگام ملے گا  تو اس عمل کو بجا لانے کا ایک معیار ہو گا یعنی جیسے حکم دیا گیا ہے اس ہے طرح بجا لانا ہو گا.
یعنی اس حکم کے جتنے بھی پہلو نکلتے ہیں ان سب کا سمھجنا ضروری ہو گا جس طرح سمھجنا چاہے یا دوسرے الفاظ میں جس طرح حکم دینے والا چاہتا ہے کے اس کو بجا لانا ہے اس کے بندے کو. دوسرے یہ بھی حکم دینے والے کے لییں ضروری ہے کے اور اور اس کو جس طرح وہ  چاہتا ہے اس طرح اپنے بندے کو سمجھاۓ  بھی اور اس طرح   سمجھاۓ  کے عمل بجا لانے میں کسسی طرح کی کوئی کسر نہ رہ جی اور بلکل اسی طرح سے انجام پا جی جس طرح حاکم  نے چاہا .

پھر رسول (ص) نے جس طرح اس کو لیا وہ  بھی حاکم کی طرف سے اتنے قادر ہوم کے اس حکم کو اس ہے طرح سے اس کے تمام لوازمات کے ساتھ دوسروں تک پوھنچائیں اور وہ جن کو  پوھنچائیں وہ بھی اسی طرح قابل ہوں کے اس کو اس ہی طرح سے لے سکیں اور اس ہی طرح یہ سلسلہ آگے چلے گا.
تو اب یہاں اگر  یہ کہا جائی  کے وہ تمام ہستیاں جنہوں نے اس عمل کو اس ہے طرح لیا جس طرح جس طرح اس کو انجام پانا تھا اور اس ہے طرح انجام دیا جس طرح اس کو انجام پانا تھا تو پھر وہ تمام ہستیاں اس عمل میں برابر ہوائیں .اب وہ تمام ہستیاں جو حکم خدا پر اس ہی طرح عمل پیرا ہوئیں جیسا کے وہ  چاہتا ہے  تو وہ دراصل اس حکم خدا کا مظہر  قرار پائیں گے  یعنی حکم خدا  قرار پائیں گی اور وہ تمام ہستیاں اپنے عمل میں ایک ہی ہوں گی.
- اور دوسرے لوگ اس عمل کو بجا لانے میں جتنی کوہتیاں کریں گے اتنے ہی عمل کے معیار میں کم سے کم تر ہوتے چلے جائیں گے اور عمل کا نقص بڑھتا چلا جی گا
اب اگر ہم اس کو تھوڑا اور آگے لے جائیں تو ایک خدا کا حکم اگر اس کو اس میعار پر کر لیا جاۓ جس طرح خدا چاہتا ہے تو تمام انسان ( بفرض محال ) اپنے عمل میں ایک ہی ہو جائیں گے اور انسان کی اپنی کوئی مرضی نہی ہو گی صرف اور صرف خدا کی ہے مرضی ہو گی لہٰذا کچھ نہی ہوگا بس خدا ہی ہو گا -
سبحان اللہ واللہ ہو اکبر
Religion & World

Religion & World

People differentiate between deen and dunya, and have developed a belief that Dunya is separate from Religion.  The separation between the two seems to have been due to a belief that “GOD is in the Skies and the world is empty from Him”. The idea seems to have been crafted by the man to rule other man while believing that HE does not intervenes in worldly matter and giving the same arguments to others to convince that he is the ruler and people should accept it.

The deen Islam is not separate from Dunya. In fact,  deen is the law of the world in existanace (human beings and non living beings – from our stand point). Whatever, we do here is governed by the law. Following are few reasons why Deen & Dunya are not separate:

  1. The GOD (ALLAH) is everywhere due to his knowledge, HE knows everything (and he is not contained in/on/over/under)
  2. The World is the field for the Forever world (Dunya akhirat ke khaiti hai)
  3. All of actions are monitored and recorded and we are going to be punished or rewarded for those actions done in this world.
  4. Whatever is in the skies and lands is HIS
  5. All we (living & non-living) do in this world is action (Ammal)

We should always remember that Keeping a free will does not makes us most powerful rather the One who created, bestowed this free power to us is certainly the most powerful.

So, how come dunya is separate from deen?

Deen is a Set of Laws

Deen is a Set of Laws

Religion Islam (Deen) is a Set of Laws set by the ALMIGHTY ALLAH, the GOD. These laws cover human social behavior and all other things that HE Created other than human behavior, obviously there exists no law that is intended for animals and controls their social behavior since they are not born intelligent enough to understand laws and practice them more rigidly than humans.

Science is about knowing, what can be known, one aspects of the laws of the science that is about other than behavior the matter that includes us as well. What a physical, and metaphysical combination it is !!! ALHAMDULLLAH

Human laws can easily be changed therefore people changed them and now they are trying to know the laws of the physical world and obviously will try to change them as well? Will they be able to change them??? A pro-scientific man would say YES, where the fact is they do not know!

Can you imagine or belief, if the scientist could:

  • Control who can breath who can not?
  • If the sun will rise today or not?
  • The moon will set today or not?
  • Only few man will remain alive and few will die?
  • There will not be any planet in the entire existence  but earth?
  • They will create more planets like earth?
  • Can Scientist (a human) create creatures better than humans in all respects?
  • Can scientists create new laws of physical world after having created/modified behavioral laws?
  • Can every man in this world would be able to create their own personal universes, much bigger than this universe, out of big bang (if this is real and not a hypothesis)
  • Can scientists control time and create their own time?

May be for some you could say YES and may be NO. EVEN if they could by learning it from an example, but who did the first time??? Whose meta laws they would follow!!! Who would have created those meta laws !!!!

I see no GOD up here

I see no GOD up here

For over a long period of time i have observed that the people seems to hold following beliefs in general:

  • Science is the REAL TRUTH and is ALWAYS RIGHT therefore, what ever they tell is the TRUTH
  • Religion is just a belief system we are born with and is NOT BASED ON SCIENCE
  • There is no connection between SCIENCE & RELIGION

As a result of the above two we see people being confused in the two, either to follow the religion or science. So, we observe people taking only science, only religion and both with the wrong balance some towards science and some towards religion.

Just saying that “I am a Muslim or follow a religion” does not reflect in their actions, which is one proof of their belief in science and disbelief in religion (Islam). The above established beliefs is based on assumptions that we do not question because we do not think and remember few facts. Upon some critical thinking over the interactions  we had with different peoples of religion (ours and other), observing their actions and what they seem to tell their beliefs are, we came across following assumptions held by the people in gross:

  • There is no GOD!
  • Who knows there came messengers?
  • Religion may be wrong!
  • Science is always right!
  • Scientist are always right!
  • Religion used in the context of Science means ISLAM
  • The religion is nothing but just a set of stories and principles for peaceful living set by the forefathers!
  • Our death is end of life, no world after
  • Considering the follower-ship of parents as the real religion
  • Whatever an elder tells or Scholar tells is always right – Humans do not make mistakes they are perfect
  • Religion is a different faculty of mind and science is other – we seems to differentiate between religion and world/science
  • Blind belief on science and poor knowledge of religion
  • What we see is real, what is being told about hereafter, we do not believe

We seems to forget that:

  • People make mistake (Be it scientist, parents, forefathers except infallible etc.)
  • People manipulate (Due to biased-ness, hidden agenda, personal likes/dislikes etc. )
  • Above two may also combine in one individual
  • Such an individual may presents wrong Theories based on some right and some wrong.
  • The right always attract people and wrong misguides them
  • We have to question if we do not understand
  • Whatever we see related to sky are most of the time animations and modeling. Reality may be different.

Therefore, i decided to write in addition to speaking for the truth. The following blog post is an effort to clear up the fogs before the EYES or at least to let you realize that there is fog. The post conveys the following bulleted messages:

  • KNOW that THERE IS GOD – ALLAH – The absolute truth !
  • We should be looking for WHO is talking? Most of the science is coming from those who disbelieve in GOD than how come we can be so trustworthy on them that they will take us to GOD – ALLAH !!! How funny!!!
  • How truthful is that person? Try judging the truth!
  • You exists therefore you hold your own abstract of reality (how much of the reality pieces you have  from the puzzle of reality)
  • The real science will lead to the truth not away from it! If its is not taking you closer to ALLAH it is not a science!
  • The scientists presents the facts based on their beliefs that there exists no GOD
  • The scientific theories have proved to be wrong by the other scientists
  • Those who do not want to be guided can not be guided !!!
  • We are responsible for our own actions
  • Everyone wants to be successful
  • Rejecting infidel scientific beliefs
  • Religion is used most of the time in the context of non-Islam. We start believing that “religion” being mentioned in opposition to science always means therefore ISLAM is against science and Science is against Islam.
  • The religion that bothers to scientist is non-islamic, because those religions are either crafted or modified
  • Think & Question to Understand NOT to criticize !
  • You believe in whatever you believe, i believe in whatever i believe

I Believe in What I See

If I say to today’s science that I believe what I can SEE and EVIDENCE, would that be a wrong statement?
Science tells me to believe in things that I do not see (“I” with all our senses generally and eyes specifically) such as what is inside atom like quarks! Though they might have been mathematically proven or through groping but we do not  witness through eyes (with or without aid) although I might be made of them  (after all I am part matter also) or proven through experiments and deducing the result but not witnessed them!
And if I say I do not believe in whatever theories they presents about what we do not see than why would they label me “unbeliever” in science? Just because i decline to disbelieve their theories which we do no witness??? why would i be dictated ?
If I am to believe in that than what wrong is in witnessing unseen creator of all such delicate things as atom and what’s inside it and outside! and whose creations i see all time and i myself being one of them!
At the same time knowing the fact that theories in the past proved to be wrong as they were corrected later or rejected at all! Those who believed in those wrong theories were they not also amongst those who kept faith in those postulates (believing unseen, trusting those who can error !) rather than witnessing themselves! And if they call knowing(knowledge) is seeing than they all got it wrong because they did not see it (wrong knowledge which is not the knowledge it self rather absence of knowledge or a measure of how far were away from the truth) !!!
I do not want to be amongst those who are remembered as “wrong people” of the past but the believer of reality, which is there and the way it is there and is same for all the observant rather than “someone’s telling me (the way they see it) that’s how it is there”.
The reality, in contrast to their description of knowing, is far above the ignorance of the people who believe in that they see (because they do not see the reality but they see what they want to see that’s not reality).
You see the science believes in things that can not be seen like quarks, photons, electricity etc.. This fact is itself a testimony in its self that unseen doe not mean does not exists or it might not have that name which they call it or unproven does not not mean does not exists. If we are unaware of a reality that does not mean it does not exists.
Would it not be correct if i say science is going meta physical, beyond physics and chemistry, which they do not believe!!!
A popular argument that science presents is that if we could not do it today we shall do it tomorrow! “You will see some day it will happen”,”What we can think is possible” and statements like that, in short it is possible ! and those who do not believe in these beliefs are un-believer in science ! is that really fair? does not trusting blindly those scientist means not believing science??? I do not think so.
If we can reason tomorrow’s result based on today’s outcome than why don’t we reason today’s existence based on yesterday that existed – today means there was yesterday but today does not mean tomorrow may come ever ??? would anything come into being tomorrow if we do not act today in an organized manner? would that sophistication come into being with out knowing how to bring that into being? IF no. than why do not we believe in if some one had not done anything how come all this existence was possible???
Just because it does not seems like a humanly act since no human created matter or whatever exists and we do not SEE anyone claiming it as well so we thought it just got created itself and that’s the science!!!
The meaning of science is to know, knowing is not possible if there is no object to know and it can not be known without a subject knowing it. It all would not have any meaning at all otherwise!!! To know there has to be a subject and an object about which subject is knowing and only subject may exists without object and action. So if object does not exists knowing would not exists at all. However if object exists before it is known, it would have been created, and to create there has to be a creator. only creation is the action done by the subject that spawns objects that are later known – the science. so science is act of knowing what can be known – not all that exists.
Even if someone created anything similar to that exists, by looking at an example than who created that example in the first place? it just got created! or you had to create one!!! what science is this that does not follow the basic logic that nothing would come into being if it is not created.
We crafted fancy stories, theories, ridiculous postulates to reason the existence but what about the existence of the reason itself, what was the reason behind that reason and this will go infinite.How come infinite is possible within finite? – time and space they are countable no matter how big the number is! if we lack the ability to count big numbers that does not mean they are infinite! (would counting 50,000 trillion coins for a 7 year old be infinite [infinite here means practically not possible but certainly not infinite] but he knows it is finite but that child does not know how to name count after his known limit of counting but holds the counting ability however lacks time!) How can we reason this phenomena!

We have to accept that there is One who is the reason of all reasons! and that One, created all that exists ! So, why question “Does GOD exists?”
I am the follower of TRUTH, if science tells me truth i will acknowledge science and follow the truth but not certainly scientist and their beliefs without believing the TRUTH.
The devil hides in the details ! and the truth is, that there is a devil and it find those who finds him!

To find the truth one does not have to dig but to open eyes and see !

Few References:

Science: That Scientists  and their Science of today that unbelief in GOD – this does not mean all of the science.

We are dealing with a giant of problems and we do not know where the key to his death or life is, and we wounder if its in a parrot or a sparrow :) Of-course this is not the case. The life of the giant is with him and not separate from him so for killing the giant we have to kill the giant not the parrot or sparrow and cut the life line or hit the heart.

“Laps of mother is the cradle of social virtues for a child” is a quote that i learnt years back in my life. School (school,high school,college,university etc.) is that place where that child goes to after his/her mother’s laps and this is the place where rest of shaping takes place which impacts the child equally while being trained by the parents.

All those today who are professionals or working were students one day. Those from those who excelled are either because of :
– school/teacher
– parents
– personal desire

In case when a person is influenced/inspired by the teacher the other two are weak, when influenced by parents the other two are weak and in case of personal desire the remaining two are weak. When i say weak than it either has very minimum influence or no influence at all.
It may have a combination but i have not dealt with thus far in my life.

These persona play the most vital role in the life of a person as a Shepard or a Gardner. Had they played their roles, this giant would have not born. Generally speaking (that applies to almost 100%), teachers are no longer teachers, parents are no longer parents and personal desires are for the luxuries and not for intellect and this is the heart of the giant, the life line, the desire to buy luxuries than to earn intellect.

This giant can be killed if either school/teacher plays their roles, realizes the importance for their profession and its holiness or If the parents do their roles and discharge their responsibilities with honesty and sincerity or there is strong desire from ones self, may be like some of you people.

How quickly the giant can be killed depends what weapon is used. Using a knife (personal desire) would take longer and chances of success are very low and that one has to be very sturdy to survive the shocks of the giants :) However, the other two school/teacher, parent could have far more effective impact. When both of the them are used togather than its like a double edged sword and can bring that giant down to its ankles :)

In my view, we are lacking some very basic ingredients in our society for so long that it has penetrated in almost all walks of our life. These ingredients are motivation for life (money/intellect), innovation, oneness, faith, discipline, sacrifice, well being of others, respect, humbleness, honesty with whatever we do and will to fulfil promises.

I believe all of these should be part of our society. This problem will not vanish unless we adopt the above traits as a nation – which we unfortunately are not !

But this does not mean that the problem can not be cured. If schools/teachers and/or parents adopts the above traits than i do not see why we shall not succeed except if ALLAH does not will ! We shall be able to come out of this GAP between the academia and professionals IF our schools and/or teachers, at least, adopt and inculcate the above traits in students of today who will be the professionals of tomorrow, only than we shall succeed. This is the long term strategy that i propose.

Since professionals have become social animals they need to be offered meat and/or feed to attract them and show the juniors how to become one, share the trade of secrets – if they can dare !

For a short term strategy i propose to follow the same guidelines for conducting events where the professionals are invited to share, coach (observe & guide). Just another quote that popped up here, while writing the previous senescence that “First follow the leader, than walk with the leader and than become the leader” :) very relevant and worthy of mentioning here.

So coming back to the short term strategy, professionals should not teach unless they are in touch with current contemporary academia text and research. However, professionals should be motivated to share the real time experiences, case studies with loyalty and honesty obliged.

Those professionals who keep themselves updated with the current text books of their trade and are well aware of the progress being made in the industry and the academia have the right to teach and they should be invited to serve and contribute

I conclude here with this an excellent quote that i recalled which describes well the entire reason for existence and connects my this long comment :) with the previous one i made yesterday, the quote goes “If you follow the sun the shadow will follow you, If go against the sun you follow the shadow”

Sibtain Naqvi

A lot of theory, collected wisdom from other disciplines and evolved practices for managing software project tells many skills and kind of knowledge, and its depth that a successful project manager should have and use them in order to achieve those objectives of the project.

But what should be the objectives of a successful software project manager other than the SOP based Project Management objectives?

A generally accepted definition of a successful project manager is the one who delivers the project on time within the budget and meeting the project objectives and taking decisions considering the other project constraints.

Well, that’s right from a typical project manager’s point of view. In my opinion a project manager not only needs to understand what the project objectives as per standard project management SOPs, but also needs to understand who the stakeholders are and why this project is there? Yes, the answer to this question may not be easily earned so is the success for the project.

What I have experienced on various occupations is that the PM needs to primary understand the scope of the project and then find out the real owner of the project. The PM should try to find out the actual need, they why?, of the project from their project owner/sponsor and should try to achieve that goal of the project along with the explicit objectives of the project.

The project manager should try to make the stakeholders happy rather than trying to make them happy. The project manager should focus on the need of the project and while taking decisions for the project s/he should also consider the need/the rationale of the project, the very basic reason for the being of the project, while focusing on the objectives of the project.

This can earn the project manager a strong support from the stakeholder(s) which is an essential ingredient of the success of the project and on personal ground for the project manager as well. This special consideration for the need of the project help project manager build a strong relationship with the stakeholder and to earn their confidence, which fuels project for success and provides the resilience for any unforeseen or foreseen obstacles because than it becomes a common enemy (the resilience/obstacle) as the quote goes “Enemy of Your enemy is Your Friend !”


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