Posted on 09 February 2012 by Tea Server
Posted on 24 January 2012 by Tea Server
12 Foods of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon him)
Good in fever, while use in a soup form.
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said that a house without dates has no food. It should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.
It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) was very fond of grapes – it purifies the blood, provides vigour and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.
Considered the best remedy for diarrhoea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks and drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm; as a meat preservative, hair conditioner, eye soother and mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water.
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said: ‘None of your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring that is good in countenance and good in character.’
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes; it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.
Excellent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, and treats inflammation of the stomach.
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said it cleanses you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days.
A food Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) used to eat with olive oil. [That's now a fashion in elite Italian Restaurants]
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) said the best drink in this world is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.
So ‘darood’ and praise be upon our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) who related us with marvelous knowledge, which dazzles the wisest minds. May this information be beneficial to all of us. Insha’Allah.
Posted on 16 January 2012 by Tea Server
By Saeed Shah for The Miami Herald
Pakistan’s political crisis, which pits its president against determined opponents in foes in Parliament, the Supreme Court and the military, is likely to reach fever pitch on Monday with a confidence vote scheduled in Parliament and hearings scheduled in two critical court cases.
The crisis is so intense that President Asif Zardari’s administration may be willing to call elections for as soon as October, according to members of his ruling coalition and its advisers. But that may not be enough to mollify the opposition, which wants earlier elections, or the country’s powerful military establishment, which is believed to be trying to force a so-called “soft coup,” under which Zardari, a critic of the military’s traditional dominance of Pakistan, would be forced out by Parliament or the courts.
The threat of an outright coup also hangs over the crisis, if the politicians cannot find a way out or the court proceedings reach absolute stalemate.
Whether the government can reach agreement with opposition leader Nawaz Sharif is unclear. Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party doesn’t want to announce elections until after voting in March for a new Senate, which the PPP is widely expected to win. But Sharif would like the new elections to be in the summer, perhaps June, which would require an earlier announcement.
“There is no other option for the government to come out of the current crisis without elections,” said an adviser to the PPP leadership, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, as did the other coalition members. “It is in the interests of the PPP to reach an agreement with Nawaz.”
The PPP rules with three major coalition partners, but the alliance is looking shaky. Two of the parties, the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Q, have distanced themselves somewhat from the government.
A senior member of the coalition said the parties so far have agreed internally only to a general election to be held in October. That would be just a few months before the February 2013 date when Parliament would complete its five-year term and elections would have to be held anyway.
An early election should also placate the courts and the military. A supposedly neutral caretaker government would have to be installed to oversee a three-month electioneering period.
Another coalition member said: “It is 100 percent certain that there will be elections in 2012. The only solution is elections. It doesn’t matter whether they are held in June or October.”
Zardari’s coalition itself brought Monday’s confidence vote resolution to Parliament, cleverly wording it so that it asks for support not for the prime minister or even the government, but for democracy. That makes it difficult to oppose.
But the PPP’s troubles in Parliament are only one of the fronts in its battle for survival. The courts and the military are both maneuvering against the party’s leaders, with two explosive cases coming up for hearings Monday.
The first stems from a 2007 decree by President Pervez Musharraf that granted immunity from prosecution to Zardari and other exiled PPP politicians in an effort to persuade them to return to Pakistan to participate in elections that Musharraf was being pressured by the United States to hold.
The Supreme Court later ruled, however, that the decree was illegal and demanded that the government reopen corruption charges against Zardari stemming from the time when his wife, the assassinated PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, was prime minister.
The government declined, however, and now the court has summoned the government to explain its actions. The court could declare Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in contempt of court, which would in effect remove him from office.
The other case involves the the scandal in which a judicial commission is investigating allegations that Husain Haqqani, a close Zardari adviser and former ambassador to the U.S., wrote a memo that was passed to U.S. officials in May. That memo offered to replace the Pakistan military’s top officials in return for U.S. support should the military attempt to push Zardari aside.
Haqqani, who was forced to resign, says he had nothing to do with the memo, which the military has said amounted to treason.
The judicial commission may take testimony this week from an American businessman, and occasional news commentator, Mansoor Ijaz, who claimed that he had delivered the memo to U.S. officials, in a column that appeared in the British newspaper the Financial Times in October. Ijaz has said he will show up as a witness, though he apparently has yet to receive a visa to enter Pakistan.
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Posted on 05 January 2012 by Tea Server
It’s been a while since I wrote anything willingly. Several reasons for that…It’s been a week and I’ve been suffering from fever. My exams have started and I was preparing. Had loads of pre exam quizzes and projects or maybe I was lazy. But one thing is for sure, I was hurt!
Am I complicated? Am I different? Do I fake things? This is getting really tough for me. Allah knows
my intensions! Past few months about me have been very difficult for me. Just when I thought I’m on the track of smooth transition, It’s started again. Isn’t this what Allah wants us to be?! Can you be happy when you know your friend isn’t happy? Can you be happy when you know that girl in the hospital is about to die and all you can do is just pray? Can you be happy when you hurt someone?! for me the answer is NO.. your happiness must lie in the happiness of others, there is no better feeling in the world when you know someone is smiling because of you, there is no better feeling when you are helping someone who needs help. It’s just a matter of realizing what makes you more happy and what gives you more pleasure.
|A girl that is more precious to us then all the Zardari’s and Sharif’s.|
Aarifa Karim Randhawa was the World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age on 9. Last week, at the age of Just 16 she suffered cardiac arrest and was admitted to a hospital. Shame on be us that no one, not even the government officials knew about it for six days, and when the world knew about her, perhaps it was too late. Doctors told that her brain and other organs had stopped working and she won’t survive for much longer. The day I heard this news I couldn’t sleep all night. Here was a 16 year old girl, 16!! A girl with such noble intentions “Want to make more world records for Pakistan, those ones which no one can break” “No matter what happens, I will serve my country forever” and she had a heart attack! She doesn’t deserve this. Thanks Allah she showed signs of movement the next day and doctors call it a miracle, although she is still in a critical situation and there has been no news for over a week now. I tried getting in touch with her parents and thankfully talked with her dad who is hopeful her daughter will get well really soon. I promise that In my capacity I won’t celebrate any happiness until she gets well!
hmm I notice I use ‘REALLY’ more than often.
Just when you are going through a tough phase Allah does such miraculous things that you can’t help but say Allah is Great. I had my Computer Programing project presentation in two days and my name was in no group, I had not prepared any program, Madam was really annoyed with me and she had to mark and take the demo! just two days before she took a month holidays! The viva was taken my another Teacher who says I’m her favorite student and I got 9/10 on the program I made in two days. That might well help me in the final exams as I got 18/20 in the lab assessment overall
My exams haven’t been going the way I want! I seriously think I can’t study anymore now. One day when I’ll be the president of Pakistan I will close down all schools and colleges and will call all the teachers and ask them to complete the assignments and appear in the quizzes and then I will fail them umm just saying though! Just the exam on the 11th. My future is hanging on it.
I will pursue my dream of becoming a CRICKETOLOGIST once 11th passes the way I want.
Posted on 01 January 2012 by Tea Server
Thanks to Real Clear History, I found this fascinating story about how the United States used spy satellites to map Soviet Russia’s territory during the Cold War. It is from The Atlantic magazine and features an informative video that explains the 1950′s program in a very straightforward way for us political, not hard, science nerds. I highly recommend going to read the article, but here’s the 10 minute video right here:
I have for years thought that a study should be done on how spy satellites have impacted international relations. It seems to me that if one country can keep a close eye on an other’s strategic capabilities and movement and that side knows it is being watched, it would curtail warfare. Like the idea that if you put cameras in a 7-11 it will stop or at least deter robberies. That being said, I’m pretty sure 7-11′s still get robbed once in a while. Anyways, The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal highlights this idea in of his 5 things that stick out about this particular spy satellite program:
2. Some historians, at least, believe that spy satellites helped keep the Cold War cool. By providing planners with some information about what was going on behind the iron curtain, they kept the fever dreams of our decisionmakers in check. “At the height of the Cold War, our ability to receive this kind of technical intelligence was incredible,” space historian Dwayne Day told the AP. “We needed to know what they were doing and where they were doing it, and in particular if they were preparing to invade Western Europe. Hexagon created a tremendous amount of stability because it meant American decision makers were not operating in the dark.”
Well, what did you think of the video? The spy satellite program itself? Or the theory that a watched enemy is a quite one?
Posted on 24 December 2011 by Tea Server
The heightened rhetoric between Pakistan and the United States has reached a fever pitch after the recent incident which killed twenty-four Pakistani soldiers on the Pak-Afghan border. The relationship already beset by accusations, recriminations and threats since the bin Laden killing seems to have gone into a tailspin in the last few weeks.
Pakistan considers the unfortunate border incident as a deliberate act, a part of a ‘plot,’ and very nearly as an act of war. Echoing strong public feeling, the Pakistani civilian leadership probably egged on by the all-powerful military is increasingly combative in its public pronouncements and actions vis-à-vis the United States. Prime Minister Gilani warned the US and its NATO allies that any future cross-border attack would meet with a “detrimental response”, whatever that means.
Pakistanis generally tend to view the US as an untrustworthy superpower up to its neck in the Afghanistan quagmire and on the verge of defeat at the hands of a ragtag band of holy warriors. Pakistanis are convinced that despite having to rely on on their country to pull its chestnuts out of the Afghan fire, the US blinded by imperial arrogance continues to dump on Pakistan.
On the other hand, many US policy makers consider Pakistan a failing nuclear armed state with dubious democratic credentials which is infested with extremists and terrorists. Pakistan’s anti-terrorism policies are characterized as ‘Janus-faced’, delivering on some goals in fits and starts as local security forces choose the terrorists they fight and those they coddle. The Washington based Council on Foreign Relations, an influential think-tank, has ranked a conflict with Pakistan among the top potential threats facing the United States in 2012.
The Pak-US alliance is akin to a shotgun marriage brought about by the “war on terror”, otherwise the two countries do not always share the same worldview or the same opinions or the same national interest. The inherent contradictions in the relationship make a “hearts and minds” winning strategy a non-starter at this juncture.
Pakistanis will continue to view the US as a two-faced ally using and discarding Pakistan as a tactical military tool while strengthening a long term strategic economic, defence and nuclear partnership with India. The US burdened by the cost of fighting two wars in a deep recession would be hard pressed to open another front unless a serious terrorist attack can be traced back to sponsors in Pakistan.
What is drowned out in the negative media sound bites is that neither side can afford an acrimonious divorce while there is an absolute need to cooperate on issues like terrorism, Afghanistan and nuclear proliferation. The complex Pak-US relationship must endure in the dangerous environment existing in the region and beyond despite its intrinsic conflict and in the present deep schism. Hopefully, Pakistan and the US will see the sense in looking beyond a purely short-term military alliance towards developing and sustaining a long-term democratic partnership.
A sobering reality for Pakistan is that replacing its long serving “paymaster” the US with “all weather friend” China will not happen overnight. The enraptured Pakistani media describes China as a relentless economic juggernaut while the US is derided as an almost bankrupt economic basket case. From what we know of the great Chinese success story built on no-nonsense hard work and sacrifice, Pakistanis should not be under any illusion that China will be an over indulgent “sugar daddy” easily taken for a ride like the often naïve Americans.
Equally, American policy makers could tone down their public criticism of Pakistan and leave the delivery of “tough love” messages to State Department professionals in their private meetings with their Pakistani counterparts. The US must understand that Pakistanis are very sensitive to criticism having suffered hundreds of deadly attacks and thousands of civilian and military casualties in the fight against terrorism in the last decade. The criticism of Pakistan is especially harmful to the bilateral relationship as many Pakistanis believe that their weak and ineffectual leadership is slavishly fighting the “war on terror” on the US’s behalf.
As a start, instead of public criticism and bluster, General Kayani and the new US chief military officer General Dempsey who were apparently batch mates at Fort Leavenworth, could organize a golf game and rediscover their affection over a cold one. The two omniscient khakis may convey to their civilian “masters” that Pakistan and the US have more in common than just the unclad Veena Malik and Lindsay Lohan!
Posted on 22 December 2011 by Tea Server
Posted on 05 December 2011 by Tea Server