Saturday, October 16, 2010

Long time no post

Salam everyone.

I've been really busy lately with university, that's why i have been unable to post frequently. I'll tell you a little but about what i'v been up to.
1) Academics
2) Student group
3) working out
4) reading

Acadamics i don't want to talk about, same old. I have joined the Pakistani student association this year and i am the marketing executive for our campus. We have done tons of fund raising for Pakistan flood victims. Our first event was fashion show/ food/ mehndi. We raised aprox 1200 then. Then we had a shesha night colaboration with Ryerson Student association. Raised 500$ then. We have another upcoming shesha night oct 21 be sure to drop by. Working out has been going good if any one of my friends want to see updates personal message me. As usual I have been doing a lot of  random reads I'll go into detail about some other time.

As for the project it's going very slow, that being said it has not stopped I am constantly bugging my friends who promised donation to pay up.

That's it for now, please spread the word and help out with the donations.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Greatest being, ever.

We are the followers of the greatest person ever known to man kind, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Here are a few of his quotes, to remind us what his teachings were. 

“Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first.”

“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.”

“This world is a prison for the Faithful, but a Paradise for unbelievers.”

 “Admonish your wives with kindness.”

“It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.”

“Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.”

“Feed the hungry and visit a sick person, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.”

I emphasize how important it is we follow or at least understand the teaching of the prophet. 

Enjoy your Friday every one. 

Monday, September 20, 2010


Since the end of Ramadan, my schedule has been really busy. So to be honest not much has been done. I have spread the word and a lot of prospects are out there. So far I have been promised $500 Cdn by one person, and $100 from another. So slowly but surely the amounts are adding up.

- A new dilemma, and a question for you. Should I register Youth for Pakistan as a non-profit organization, which will enable us to be recognized and be monitored by the Government of Canada? Here are the following key factors affecting our decision.

- Have the status as a non-profit organization recognized by the government and society.
- Will enable us to eventually be able to give income-tax receipts (if we choose to also register as a charity).
- Opens doors with business and future organization plans.

 - A lot of time, which I don't have right now.
 - A lot of money, which I don't have right now.
 - If I don't register, I can spend every penny that is donated on building a school.

Please give your input on what you think we should do?
I promise to blog very soon as another person is joining our Youth for Pakistan team :)

May Peace Be With You.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Last day of Ramadan.


As the last days to Ramadan near, i can feel my shield of iman weakening. None the less, as i look back at this month it has been one of the greatest Ramadans for me. It began when i was doing my internship at RIM, with the long hours and sometimes night shifts, it was truly a test. Even though i don't have family in Waterloo, it was amazing to spend time with my friends and Fast with them their. I remember we would share each others food that our mothers had made. Start our fast at Tim Horton's, and sometimes break at the mosque, where would share stories as we shared the food and love. Sharing, laughing, and working hard, was the story of Ramadan in Waterloo. I want to thank all my friends for the amazing experience.

The other half of my Ramadan was spent at home. This was the easy part, but also fun because i went to iftar parties where Muslims of different nationalities came, again we all brought our traditional foods for every one to share. I learned a lot about many cultures from Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Bangladesh. Most importantly i learned how important it is to share not only our food, but our differences and values our teachings, because that brings people together, the understanding of one another.

As i write this now i am in my new place, back at university. Even here i have had great experiences. Just yesterday i was invited to my Saudi friends house, whom i have not known for too long. I didn't know what to expect but i went in with a slight hesitation, because the place was very fancy and i didn't feel like i brought enough stuff. But as soon as i went in i was felt so welcomed. They made plenty of food for the time to break fast. We all eat from one big plate and shared everything, i'm in love with Saudi culture and food now. And don't even get me started on the shesha they had. I learned a little bit of their language and they mine. They asked me to come to their country sometime and i promised i will. Saudis are nice people.

It is sad that this precious month of Ramadan is closing up on us, but we have to imply what we learned from this month and put it in effect in our every day life. My top lessons are SHARING, CARING,RESPECT, AND GIVE THANKS FOR WHAT YOU HAVE.

Please donate to my cause because giving is a part of Ramadan too, and write in comments what you think of ramadan or how it was for you.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1. First and foremost are our Women.

“The first woman was created from the rib of a man. She was not made from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal to him.”

-Although it is tough for me to say this, the women in Pakistan have not had the rights they deserve.
 A womens role in any society is of the utmost importance. We have to understand we are nothing without them.
She has been the light in the dark through out time. She is responsible of birth. In many cases she teaches us discipline she makes the man. She runs the entire family. A women in our culture is our pride, dignity, and honor of the family.  She is our mother, our sister, our wife. She is the one who gave birth to our beloveds Jesus (pbuh), Muhammad (pbuh) and all the other prophets came from the same women, we put down and keep in dark. 
The founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was greatly influenced by his mother. His sister played a major role in the making of Pakistan which we don't take in account. The same women who does so much for us, we rape, treat unjustly? Is this the Islam we were taught by our Rasool? Most defiantly not. Do we not think that the women can strengthen our economy, help build a stronger society. Of course she can she is our other half, if we have the men and women in Pakistan working hand in hand, the success rate is unimaginable. 

On the positive note, Pakistan was the first Muslim state to ever elect a female president. Pakistan now has female officers, doctors, engineers, and females in the business fields. 

It's is a lot better for the country of Pakistan, and the entire world to work hand in hand with women. Instead of hiding them let's enjoin with them to make this world a better place, treat them with the highest respect, give  them every right we would want.  She is was meant to work along side us not below or above. So let's love them and appreciate them for, without them we are nothing. 

Female Cadets of Pak
Women in the Government

female doctor
Pak Air force female pilot

Pak female officer

Judging by these pictures what do you think is better for Pakistan these ladies, or the women you see on the news from our nation?

This post it for the women that have greatly influenced me in my life. 
Pictures taken from google images. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Todays post is dedicated to the kids of Pakistan.

The kids are the second most important thing to not only Pakistan, but the world. The youth every where are they who will be the leader of this world, in the near future. It is vital that the kids in every corner of the world get proper education, advanced health care, good upbringing. When it's time for them to lead the world the kids will remember how the world came together and helped each other to survive, and that what is the most important thing in the world right now. Learning to accept our neighbors across the border isn't much different from us. Youth on Youth help is the way of the future, not only will the youth see how other cultures work, but will also appreciate one another's similarities.

In Pakistan and many parts of the world (other than North America), it is not only tradition but compulsory for the parents to help their kids as much as they can. It is also expected of the kids to take care of the parents when they are unable to take care of them selfs. When we are children we are unable to walk, unable to talk. Our parents feed us, change our diapers, teach us how to walk, make us laugh when we are crying. They sacrifice everything for us, their social life, their own lives. When they get old, they are unable to walk, unable to do many things. It kills me inside to watch people leave their parents alone in those times, those who brought us into this world are left to die alone in some Old home. The video below is a dedication to what i'm trying to portray to you.

video from youtube

The kids across world need to learn about all the problems happening across the world. They need to be taught how to read and right, need to learn how to make choices and NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES OUR LEADERS are making now! They need be taught that there is no hope in war, but through negotiation and talks most problems can be solved.

A lot needs to be done for the youth in Pakistan and all over the world, we have to start now.

I will end today with the following pictures.

An army personal saving the future.

Another army personal rescuing an elder

A boy sleeping in peace, with flies swarming him.

"no where to go"

Parents telling the army officials to save the baby first
as i mentioned earlier parents would sacrifice their life for

Save the kids in Pakistan please donate to us through web banking to our email, the kids and we will be truly thankful.

pictures taken from al jazeera.