A life-changing tweet…

tweetAnum Batool, a person who I have befriended through Twitter (@anumb3), has made a special place for a very simple reason.  She has always come across a kind and caring soul.  Being a doctor by profession, she is probably one who would make a patient feel better just by her demeanor.

On March 7, 2015, at 4:11 pm, she shared an event on twitter which left an impression, not only on me but quite a few others.  The maid had brought sweets on the festive occasion of Aliya, her daughter’s graduation.  From that date and time, the following turn of events is shared with utmost pride and happiness.

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From the very beginning, the fact that a maid, mopping and sweeping floors and washing clothes, putting in such great effort in her daughter’s education, had caught a lot of attention.  Many asked me who the person was who had contacted me for employment.  I wanted the world to know about this kind soul. Name However, since the entire conversation took place in a private message, I thought it was better to seek permission before revealing his identity.  The response I got increased my respect for the gentleman manifolds and for the organization as well.

While I request you all to remember Aliya in your prayers for a prosperous future, please also remember this kind person who chooses not to be known and for Anum Batool for making sure that a heroic deed was publically shared.  Volumes can be written on Aliya’s mother.

geo-tv-logoI have no words for Geo and its management for empowering the employees in such a way that they become such wonderful contributors to the society.  Thank you.

Before ending this, just a small message for those who become critical of tweets, facebook posts, etc…. you never know, you just never know.  Hence, keep updating, even if that is all you can do.

#ThankYouGeo #PakistanZindabad

Al Ajal…

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sahib uz zaman

By Ta Ha, by Ya Sin, by the ascension of Ahmad
By Ghadr, by Kawsar, by Paradise, by Tree of Tooba
By the Holy Revelation that is Quran
By the Torah of Moses and Gospel of Jesus
Let me be a king in my begging
A beggar amongst the beggars of Zahra
What nights have passes that Zahra has prayed
For us all to be Shia in love with the Master
Serving this Family is the reason and purpose for our creation by Allah
Now that your direction and commander is clear, do not hesitate and be free like the sea
That the world is not worth the loss of the hereafter
May we not be far from the Son of Zahra
And the transient life, youth and the worldly pleasures, is not worth the regret of the next world
If you passionately seek to be his follower
If you earnestly attempt to be his follower
If you place your honor in front of his feet
Surely, surely you have earned the title of follower
How many Friday mornings did you not have rest and how much you were moved by Dua Nudbeh
Did you assist in removing the sorrow from his heart, or did you increase the burden upon him like others
If you introduce one person to his cause, you become one of the leaders of his army
Did you cry from night to the raising of the sun? How much do you miss to be by his side?
Heart broken is your greatest reason, if you are restless, know you are a true follower
And the outcome of this restlessness is Paradise
A Paradise were its pleasure is to gaze upon him
The wind of generosity and the rain of mercy has descended upon us
May you never close your heart to the sights so clear
Of those who sell Yousuf so easily and cheap in this dark era
O’ Allah by the brightness of Mehdi, by the black distressed hair of Mehdi
By the gracious heart which is an ocean of pain, by the eyes filled with tears of sorrow
By the lips warm with the saying of O’Ali, O’ Ali, by his remembrance of his beloved Hussain and Hassan
By his benevolent hand and compassionate look, by the hope in the eyes of the beggars of Mehdi
By the supplication of his prayer, by the saying of “Glorious is Allah” of Mehdi
By his electrifying look and his black birth mark, by the graceful perfume of Mehdi
By his beautiful ceremony of hajj and his great and lofty position
By the Hejazi Quranic recitation of Mehdi
By the morning of Iraq and his evening in Damascus and his love towards Khorasan
By the lovers who gave their life on his path, by the sweet intuition of the martyrs of Mehdi
Make me permanently enthusiastic for him, may I be sacrificed for his separation
Grant to this undeserving servant
Make me the companion, confidant, follower of his journeys towards Khorasan, Syria and Iraq
O’ Mehdi, O’ Mehdi, assist me!