Around 12 years ago, I went through a time when I was unsure of my emaan. I had questions in my mind which if articulated could be considered blasphemy. I felt guilt. I thought I’m a failure. And then I started to read the Quran and hadith books ony own trying to make sense of… Continue reading The sad saga of Nauman Ali Khan
Those who know me personally, know quite well that I love and respect Singapore a lot. Although I am not a citizen myself, I find myself defending Singapore every where I go and with every one I speak to. I first visited Singapore in 1995 as a tourist and while travelling back from Singapore I… Continue reading Singapore – From my eyes I
I never realized that ants have been given so much importance in Islam. Not only there is a whole surah about ants in the quran, I just found out that Hazrat Ali (AS) also spoke about them in great detail. Below is part of the Sermon 185 from the Nahjul Balagha that is about ants.… Continue reading Naml….
“Beshak ankh ansoo bahati hai aur dil ghamgeen hai lekin hum zubaan sey wohi kahein gey, jis sey hamara rabb razi ho…” (Prophet Mohammed s.a.w.) I hardly ever cry when a celebrity dies. Its been a tough year. Deaths of 3 iconic pakistanis and I have cried for all them. Junaid Jamshed has been the… Continue reading JJ. You will always be remembered.
I’m glad that I didn’t start reading naml earlier as the suspense would have killed me. Zumar and Faris get married and they feel rather awkward stuck together like this although it was an informed decision from both sides. Saadi confronted hashim and oblivious to the hidden pen camera, Hashim confesses to all his crimes.… Continue reading Naml (review) 11-20
So I read one more novel by nimra Ahmed. and this one only because I was recommended this one after my last review. My verdict: did not like it much. it was good in parts but those parts were not enough for me. MAJOR SPOILER ALERT The story: mehmil’s dad died when she was around 10… Continue reading Mushaf (overview / review)
It wasn’t until 2012 that my mom gave me a copy of Peer e Kamil that I started taking urdu novels seriously. I have read peer e Kamil twice and both times I got emotionally charged. After that, I read several novels, many of them by umera Ahmed herself but nothing came even close. Peer… Continue reading Jannat key Pattey (overview /review)