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  1. Surah 99 Zilzal, recited by Mishary Rashed al Efasy with english subtitles.

    Total Verses : 8
    Revealed At : MAKKA

    Abdul Daryabadi : When the earth is shaken by her full shaking,
    Dr. Mohsin : When the earth is shaken with its (final) earthquake.
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : When the earth will be trembled with its quake,
    Pickthal : When Earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake
    Yusuf Ali : When the Earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion,

    Abdul Daryabadi : and the earth shakes off her burdens,
    Dr. Mohsin : And when the earth throws out its burdens,
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : And the earth will bring forth its burdens, [QETafseerComment]
    Pickthal : And Earth yieldeth up her burdens,
    Yusuf Ali : And the Earth throws up her burdens (from within),

    Abdul Daryabadi : and man says: what ails her,
    Dr. Mohsin : And man will say: “What is the matter with it?”
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : And man will say, “What has happened to it?”
    Pickthal : And man saith: What aileth her?
    Yusuf Ali : And man cries (distressed): `What is the matter with her?’

    Abdul Daryabadi : on that Day will she relate what had happened to it,
    Dr. Mohsin : That Day it will declare its information (about all that happened over it of good or evil).
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : That day it will describe all its happenings, [QETafseerComment]
    Pickthal : That day she will relate her chronicles,
    Yusuf Ali : On that Day will she declare her tidings:

    Abdul Daryabadi : since thy Lord will inspire it.
    Dr. Mohsin : Because your Lord will inspire it.
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : Because its Lord will have so commanded it.
    Pickthal : Because thy Lord inspireth her.
    Yusuf Ali : For that thy Lord will have given it inspiration.

    Abdul Daryabadi : On that Day will mankind proceed in bands, that they may be shown their works.
    Dr. Mohsin : That Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups that they may be shown their deeds.[]
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : That day the people will come back (from the place of reckoning) in different groups, so that they may be shown (the fruits of) their deeds.
    Pickthal : That day mankind will issue forth in scattered groups to be shown their deeds.
    Yusuf Ali : On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the Deeds that they (had done).

    Abdul Daryabadi : Then whosoever has worked good of an atoms weight shall see it.
    Dr. Mohsin : So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : So, whoever does any good act (even) to the weight of a particle will see it.
    Pickthal : And whoso doeth good an atom’s weight will see it then,
    Yusuf Ali : Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it!

    Abdul Daryabadi : And whosoever has worked ill of an atoms weight shall see it.
    Dr. Mohsin : And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.
    Mufti Taqi Usmani : And whoever does evil (even) to the weight of a particle will see it.
    Pickthal : And whoso doeth ill an atom’s weight will see it then.
    Yusuf Ali : And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see
    Prophet (SAW)’s Prayers

    When in any difficult
    اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
    “O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink (duration) and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship”.

    (Hisnul Hasin)
    Alternate dua
    حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
    “Allah is sufficient for us and He is the Best Guardian”.

    (Quran, Surah Al-Imraan)
    Alternatively recite
    اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئَاً
    “Allah is my Lord, I do not ascribe anything unto Him”.

    (Hisnul Hasin from Abu Dawood)
    or recite
    يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ
    “O Alive and everlasting One, I beseech You by Your mercy”.

    (Mustadrak Hakim)
    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
    “O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You. You are Pure, definitely I have oppressed my soul by sinning”.
    The Qur’an states that these words were recited when Yunus (A.S.) called upon Allah from the belly of the fish. Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) stated in a hadith that when any Muslim makes this dua via these words to Allah, then Allah surely accepts his duas.

    (Tirmidhi etc)
    It is stated in a hadith that
    لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ
    is the medicine for 99 ailments, the least of which is depression.

    (Baihaqi in Dawatul Kubra)
    It means that these words are so beneficial and useful that big/great grievances, depression and sorrow are easily removed in its stride.
    Abdullah bin Abbas (R.A.) narrates that Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) stated that if a person constantly makes “Astaghfar”, then Allah removes every difficulty, frees him from every sorrow and makes a means for him to receive sustencance from places that he never thought of.

    (Mishkat from Ahmad)


  2. Jowita Bydlowska is the author of Drunk Mom, a memoir. This is the first in a series of columns on mental health.

    I’m writing this because I don’t want to die: Jowita Bydlowska on shame and mental illness
    “If you don’t get help, your shame might kill you. Mental-health illness is deadlier than a car crash,” writes the Toronto author.
    To me, admitting that I have bipolar II (and alcoholism) is like saying I am capable of that kind of exploit.
    On the average there are 2,500 motor-vehicle-related deaths a year, but “almost 4,000 Canadians die by suicide,” according to CAMH. Furthermore, “About 230,000 Ontarians report having seriously contemplated suicide in 2013. Among Ontarians aged 25 to 34, one of every eight deaths is related to opioid use.”
    There are 6,700 deaths each year resulting from alcohol.
    The Toronto Star
    By: Jowita Bydlowska Special to the Star, Published on Fri Feb 27 2015


  3. Rubwah rahay Kaba Ki barrai ka duago
    Kabba KO pohunchti rayyahayn Rubwah ki duayyain


    May Rubwaah stand for the prayers of superiority of Kabba
    May Rabwah be always be the recipient of prayers of Kabba.

  4. In 1997 I visited the top homeopathic college Pesahawer(NWFP).
    It offers 5 years degree course.The Principal was Dr.Ghuuor Akhter and his son.My father was with me. They asked me to teach in their college uni for 2 months.I promised them that on my next visit ……I pray to Allah to help me fulfill my promise Sameen.

  5. A poet says:
    Most Ka aik den muqqarar hath.
    Neenind pher keyoun nahe aatea.

    The day of a death is fixed on one day.
    Then why one is deprived of sleep.

  6. Koi Umeed Bar Nahi Aati
    Koi Soorat Nazar Nahi Aati

    کوئی امّید بر نہیں آتی
    کوئی صورت نظر نہیں آتی

    There is no hope to be found
    There is no resolution to be sought

    Moat Ka Aik Din Mo-ayeeyan Hai
    Neend Kyun Raat Bar Nahi Ati

    موت کا ایک دن معین ھے
    نیند کیوں رات بھر نہیں آتی؟
    Death is destined to arrive one day
    But why does sleep fail to come all night

    Agay Ati Thi Hal-e-Dil Pe Hansee
    Ab Kisi Baat Per Nahi Ati

    آگے آتی تھی حال دل پہ ہنسی
    اب کسی بات پر نہیں آتی

    Once I was able to laugh at the predicament of my heart
    Now I am unable to laugh at anything

    Jaanta Hoon Sawab-e-Teyat-o-Zohad
    Per Tabiyaat Udher Nahi Ati

    جانتا ہوں ثوابِ طاعت و زہد
    پر طبعیت ادھر نہیں آتی
    Though I am aware of the rewards of prayer and virtue
    But I am prohibited by my disposition

    Hai Kuch Aisee Hai Baat Jo Chup Hoon
    Warna Kiya Baat Ker Nahi Ati

    ہے کچھ ایسی ہی بات جو چپ ہوں
    ورنہ کیا بات کر نہیں آتی

    This matter is such that I am prevented from speaking of it
    Otherwise what is there that I cannot speak of

    Kiyon Na Cheekhon ke Yaad Kartay Hein
    Meri Aavaaz gar Nahin Aati

    کیوں نہ چیخوں کہ یاد کرتے ہیں
    میری آواز گر نہیں آتی

    Why shouldn’t I shout for I reminisce
    Yet my voice fails to produce any sound

    Daag-e-dil gar Nazar Nahin Aata
    Boo bhi ae Chaaraa-gar Nahin Aati

    داغِ دل گر نظر نہیں آتا
    بو بھی اے چارہ گر نہیں آتی

    Though the wound of my heart cannot be seen
    but my healer, even a trace of its smoldering is missing

    Hum Wahan Hain Jahan say Hum Ko Bhi
    Kuch Hamari Khabar Nahi Ati

    ہم وہاں ہیں جہاں سے ہم کو بھی
    کچھ ہماری خبر نہیں آتی

    I am in such a state, from where even I am
    Unable to get any news of myself

    Martay Hein Arzoo Mein Marnay Ki
    Moat Ati Hai Per Nahi Ati

    مرتے ہیں آرزو میں مرنے کی
    موت آتی ہے پر نہیں آتی

    I am dying of impatience in hope of death
    Death appears,yet fails to arrive

    Kaba Kis Moun say Jao Gay Ghalib
    Sharam Tum Ko Magar Nahi Ati

    کعبہ کس منہ سے جاؤ گے غالبؔ

    شرم تم کو مگر نہیں آتی

    How will you go to Kaaba, O Ghalib!
    You do not bear any shame!

    Trans: http://www.eccentricoptimism.com/?s=diwan and Raza Rumi

    – کوئی امید بر نہیں آتی

    My note: In PAF college Peshawar ,we had a Urdu professor Sir Taha, He was a poet himself. He would dictate the explanation of all the poems ,ask us to memorize. For every couplet he would tell us another couplet of Meer Taqee meer,Mirza Ghalib,Altaf Hussain HaliHali,and Allama Iqbal.

    Altaf Hussain Hali (1837–1914) (Urdu: الطاف حسین حاؔلی‎ – Alṭāf Ḥusain Ḥālī), known with his honorifics as Maulana Khawaja Hali, was an Urdu poet[1] and writer.

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