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For the Real Heroes


When we hear the term ‘hero’, just about all of us think of someone or something supernatural or out of this world. We all infer Hero as someone who has everything best in life. I also used to define and assume hero in the same fashion.  However, as I grow up I realize this not the way heroes are. Being a hero is more matter of attitude than a personality or charisma. Being Hero is decision to make everything best in life not just partaking best everything in the life.

 

Anyone who fights for the betterment and furtherance is a hero. Moderately one fights for the society, for family, for love or even for just for the self. The one who conquer is hero in the quest against fate, against powerlessness and low morals for the pursuit for real happiness and innermost satisfaction. Every one of us is a hero, a hero as long as we do not quit fighting for what we want, what we believe and mainly what we deserve. Heroism, in genuine, is not just winning; it is not giving up. Real heroes do not quit, they find the courage to get what they believe in. and, they find courage to within their own selves.

Real heroes are those who decide to write their own stories in their own way. Moreover, real heroes are the one who decide not be victim of their fates.

 

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“Cover, Concealed and Confident”, Hijabi


So, your parents forced to cover your head or boyfriend wants to wear head scarf?’ This is one of most outlandish questions I came across when I started doing Hijab. Most of the people I meet asked me whether my brother, father or boyfriend wants to do Hijab. To all those questions and people who asked those questions; my answer was simple, my Almighty in Surah Al-A’hzab Verse 59, told me to cover the self so I won’t get bothered. Translation of the verse is as “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.”

Before my dad, brother, husband or son, I am answerable to my Almighty for my doings. He is the one who loves me above every relation and wants my best in every condition. He told me that it is better for me if I cover myself my head to toe in the way my appearance and curves are not visible to any Non-confidential (Na-Mehram). My Almighty guided me in Qur’an simpler ways to keep myself save from evil, someone’s bad intuitions and someone’s greed. That simpler way is called Hijab.

Hijab is not just piece of cloth wrapped around the head, it is complete lifestyle. The lifestyle that covers the way you dress, way you walk, way you talk and way you carry yourself. A life style that asks you to not be very soft spoken with any unknown person of opposite gender; that asks woman to avoid strong smells so no one get attracted to her. A life style that just ask a women to not to wear something that is seen through or show her curves. Hijab is a lifestyle that allow woman to be sophisticated, elegant and beautiful without being vulgar.

Most of the folks around consider Hijab as restriction for woman but in real it is not. Hijab is not in way to restrict woman from anything it is just to protect her from evil. It does not let feel woman oppressed of what she is doing; in contrast, it adds charm and confidence in personality. It gives woman poise to be judged by her mind and words not by her clothing. It gives her self-confidence, shield, protection, dignity and honour.

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Iqbal – Poet, Philosopher, Politician, and The Dreamer


Lab pe aati hai dua ban k tamanna meri… Zindagi Shamma ki sura ho khudaya meri

This is the very first poem I remember Iqbal for, the lines that appeal me most from the primary school age till now are ‘Zindagi ho meri parwaney ki surat Ya Rab! Ilm ki shamma se ho mujhko muhaabat Ya Rab!

Allama Iqbal one of the praiseworthy philosophers, world’s history ever witnessed. Iqbal praised as ‘poet of East’, ‘Revolutionary politician’, and ‘aspiring philosopher’ and many other good and worthy titles. However, I always inspire and admire Iqbal – The Dreamer.

Iqbal used all of his blessings to make a group of people a nation. He used his imaginations to dream, his dares to stand for that dream, his strength to admire others to his dream and courage to make it come true. Iqbal was a poet, lawyer, philosopher, and politician; but above all that Iqbal was the keen dream. The thing that makes him stand out of rest is his devotion to make his dream come true.

We, while pretending ‘being practical’, often lost and overlooked the beauty of imaginations and dreams. We admire people for their success we see but often overlooked to have a high regard for that beautiful dream or absurd imagination that is sole foundation of the success.

When I thought of imaginations, dreams and courage to made dreams come true, the first person I thought of is Iqbal. A man who dreamed for his nation and his virtues made the dream come true. Iqbal should be the inspiration for every Pakistani. Every Pakistani must have an imagination to dream and courage to make it come true and should not let ourselves to die, wander, and distract from their visions, the vision of a better Pakistani, and the vision for a prosperous Pakistan.

‘Nations are born in hearts of poets; they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.’ (Iqbal)

Today, on Iqbal’s 73rd death anniversary lets all us pledge to be a good Muslims, a good Pakistani and above all a very good human. 

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Dear Blog, I Love You


Dear Blog,

I am writing this to thank you for the honor and readership you given to me. I owe you for all the years you share my words with others. You made me connect to the world; and connect the world to my thoughts, views, and stand points. You always there for me even when I forget to keep you maintained on time.

Dearest blog, you convey my words to others, made be heard even where I could not reach. You take my words beyond border. You widen the horizons of reaching for me. I am thankful to you for all these and much more. You hold the bigger share of all the praises I ever receive and larger credits of what I am today.

I am writing this to appreciate for you for every time you made me speak to the world. To thank you for landing me your spaces for penning down my views. I am happy to have you there, always there for me.

I am thankful to you for all these years. All I want to say you is I love you.

Yours,

Wajeeha Asrar Siddiqui.

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Some Random Things…


A morning wish with a lovely smile is all enough to make someone’s day. I always try to make others’ day… it let me make my own as well.

A hug of care is more than a thousand words of love like a pat on hand is the best way to say ‘everything will be fine.’

The biggest favor to best friend is a shoulder to cry on.

Someone’s time is the most precious gift you can ever receive, as it is just un-returnable.

A get-well-soon card is incomplete without packet of ready-to-cook chicken noodles soup.

Among friends and loved ones trust is not, just the strongest bond… It is the Only Bond.

Chocolates are best medicines for heartaches and breakups. It heals sweetly and quickly.

Care is the best way to show you value people around you so, take care of those who you do not wish to lose.

Respecting differencing is the most sincere form of respect.

Love is prettiest in all feelings, it worth expression.

Dreams are not great; it is courage of dreamer.

Woman’s real grace in is her toes, to women must mind the shoes and their walk.

Pair of Stilettos is the most appealing thing for a woman to have in her closet.

Listening to others’ problems help in realizing How blessed you’re

Most of times, words do not hurt; it is incorrect timings and inappropriate situations.

They say kids are more selfish then parents; I admit. After dad, the thing I missed most is being treated like princess.

True friends always remember to wish for birthdays and other good things, no matter you talk everyday or not.

Best of feelings is the feeling of being missed.

There is nothing like ‘no expectations.’

Keeping regrets in mind would never let one feel happy.

 

Experience of Teaching Cooking


Once I had read somewhere that cooking is like being in love, if you do not keep patience, you will mess everything up. I would say they are right. Cooking is just like that. I am one of those who love to cook food just because they love to eat delicious food. I found cooking one of the easiest and most creative things one can do.

I thought teaching cooking would also be that easy as well; but it simply is not. It is not at all simple when you have to teach someone you are not seeing in front of your eyes. Few days back, I have gone one of the best experiences of my life; taught a distant mate to make simple egg omelette just on a conversation. At first, I though teaching cooking would be easier than cooking itself. However, teaching cooking needs more patience than cooking. Teaching takes time made other person understand what you exactly want him to do.

We started with chopping onions, green chilies, and tomatoes. Now, this was the very first stage, I was not able to control my curiosity. All I want to is to see if he is messing up with vegetables. Nevertheless, I cannot… I just cannot… and the worst thing is cannot help this curiosity any way.

However, fortunately chopping part gone well; though I was not expecting that but it went good. I took a sigh of relief, and from all bottom of my heart, I thanked to these modern ways of communication. After the chopping part, there comes the cooking part, a bigger test of my patience.

In making a dish tasteful, you have to take care of everything; from right selection of pan to right heat of stove and from quantity of oil to right quantity of spices and from right type of spoon to right style of stirring. For a split of second, I thought how I am going to tell what to do now, I thought I am failed and I just have stopped it right away. Then, I regain myself and took it another challenge to prove ‘Yes! I can do it.’

I recollected myself again with more confidence and of course with more patience. Start teaching him gradually and systematically, keeping in mind every little, and big thing. We done with chopping and cooking, and now it was time to taste ‘The Omelette’. My heartbeat was rising up and my fingers were crossed. I was feeling proud on my cooking and teaching skills and myself when I heard ‘it tastes good, it is perfect!’

Teaching cooking is not at all an easy thing but a worthy experience. Once I have heard, the best way of learning is teaching; today, I honor these words with all my heart.

Society is not ALL about Woman’s Rights


I was thinking to write on some issue that no one has written before.  I went through many newspapers, magazines, blog, social network discussions, online forums and many other open discussion websites and forums. Apart from many good, genuine, reasonable and true and many over expressed and overrate views and discussion about woman rights; I found discussions and forums for the environment rights, earth’s rights, rights of plants and forests. Even there are many active forums about the rights of all existing and extinct animals. But there was something that I could not find anywhere.

The thing I didn’t find anywhere was the “Man’s Rights”. At first I wonder that Man’s rights do not exist at all or no one ever has thought about it. Well, logically speaking, if man exists in the world with duties they have to do then there must be some rights they must have.

I do agree the society is incomplete and imbalance if the society does not take care of the rights of a mother, sister, daughter and wife; in simple words a woman. But, on the other hand, the world would be equally partial and one-sided without the respect of rights of a father, brother, son and husband; in other words the man. Man and woman are not rivals in the society; they both are part of society and society depends on both equally.

In my knowledge, all the essence of how much religion I have read and social values I have observed and understand man and woman are equal parts of the society with different responsibilities. The society is incomplete and imbalance without either of them. Both have equal and different duties; both have equal but different rights. The burden of duties is equal on both of them it means that both can enjoy same comfort of rights. As far as my logic is concern, one can enjoy his or her rights most when one fulfills all the duties responsibly.

I agree that it is a man’s responsibility to take care of woman; to take care of her food and clothing, to take care of her shelter and comfort. If it is his responsibility to take care of his home and family then it must be his right to be taken care in home. Logically speaking it is his right to be welcomed at home after a tiring day with sweet smile and nice cup of tea rather than with saas-bahu fuss and complaints about what the kids did whole day.

A man has equal right to be taken care, to be loved and to be happy as a woman. I know I accept and I admit there are parts of society where woman treated so brutally but there is no doubt in that there are parts of society as well where woman are sole reason of imbalance in the society. A good society is not about what I can do and other can’t; it is all about what we can do to make it better place to live in. Braveness is not only standing up and fighting for the rights it is fulfilling the duties with sincerity.

I’m not writing this because I regret being a woman or I consider woman inferior then man. I’m writing this because I am educated, literate, sensible and strong enough to know I would never get my rights at fullest without fulfilling my all duties.

Who dare to answer…!!!


Who dare to answer all of these questions…

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

Why do banks charge a fee on ‘insufficient funds’ when they know there is not enough?

What is the speed of darkness?

Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake up every two hours?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, ‘I think I’ll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?’

Who was the first person to say, ‘See that chicken there… I’m gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its bum.’

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don’t point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does your Obstetrician, Gynaecologist leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Why do the Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Stop singing and read on………

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?

Good luck and Happy Answering 🙂

Happy World Book Day


Dear All,

Wajeeha A Siddiqui wishes you all a very Happy World Book Day.

Books have treasure hidden in, the best way is shortest ways to be rich is to read books. Book reading is a nice hobby, an informative pass-time and full of knowledge leisure pursuit. But it saddens me when I see people are lacking in reading habit by every day, students specially. I know many students who even do not read their course books. I’ve heard many saying that book reading is a complete throw away of money and time.

May be for many it could waste of money and time. But for me, books are actually world flourishing on papers, thoughts written in words, feelings fashioned in phrases and times composed in sentences. There is no better time machine than books. There is no time that you can’t travel through books. There is no great person in history you can’t meet by means of books.

Books are, in many ways, just more than a bundle of papers bind with a cover in the bookcase.

If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison

Happy Reading 🙂

Charisma of ‘Being Single’


Dear Singles,

This is to let you all know that…

Being single is so free,

So lovely,

and

So lucky…

.. that it has its own charm!

Do not rush in to getting married..

.. or even committed.

Even if folks and peers ask you,

“Why you are single ?!?!?!? ”

Just tell them,

” God is busy in writing the best love story ever for me 😉 ”

Dear all,

Its great buddies .. and… only as long as you’re Single you’re ‘Daddy’s Angle’ or ‘Mamma’s Boy’…

Happy Bachelors Life to all my Single Friends… 🙂

P.S. I read it somewhere and find it cute to share.

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