Friday, August 14, 2009
Love and Goodwill to Pakistan for 14th August 2009
PAKISTAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
by Hafeez Jallundri
translation by Akhtar Wasim Dar
پاک سر زمین شادباد
کشور حسین شادباد
تو نشان عزم عالی شان
مرکز یقین شادباد
پاک سرزمین کا نظام
قوت اخوت عوام
قوم ملک سلطنت
پایندہ تابندہ باد
شاد باد منزل مراد
پرچم ستارہ و ھلال
رہبر ترقی و کمال
ترجمان ماضی شان حال
سایہ خداے ذوالجلال
Blessed be the Land of purity
Blessed be the beautiful country
You are the symbol of high courage and determination
Land of Pakistan
May this center of faith glow in ecstasy
Order of the land of pure
Lies in power of peoples love and affection
Nation, Country, State
May flourish in everlasting glaze
Blessed be the destiny of ambition
This Flag of Star and Crescent
Guide of progress and excellence
Reflective of past and brilliance of present
Be under God Almighty’s care and protection.
Akhtar Wasim Dar Sahib wrote this beautiful English translation of Pakistan's National Anthem for The Republic of Rumi Blog
See more items hosted-distributed, written and taught by historian, writer-journalist, filmaker and educationist, Khurram Ali Shafique Sahib:
“O beautiful land! May Allah keep you happy forever,” says Masroor Anwar (“Sohni Dharti, Allah rakhay…”). “May we see you free as long as the world lasts!”
For more references and music video Go here and here
Speaking of BEAUTY, here is another item from Akhtar Wasim Dar Sahib -
from his "pageonweb" blogpost -- Wednesday, 12 August 2009
ABC of Anger, Beauty and Compassion
According to a tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): Allah, the Exalted, is beautiful, and He loves beauty. What is Beauty? Beauty in aesthetics means a Balance. When we achieve Balance things look, feel and reflect Beauty. Our actions, thoughts, reactions, desires and speech are beautiful when they retain Balance.
Things become unbalanced...when we are not compassionate. When we are not compassionate, we become angry or violent. We become angry and violent when we are fearful, lonely and not empowered.
A little compassion, a little detachment, a little benevolence, a little grace, a little show of kindness can work miracles and can bring equilibrium and poise in a situation that has become disproportionate, ugly and unbalanced.
When we find somebody in need of help to Balance his Life, his affairs and his attitude, we must provide that little orientation that balances, so this person may become beautiful.
Allah the Exalted is Beautiful and Loves Beauty, so we must also act as the Beloved acts.
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Keep checking back for more post by Akhtar Wasim Dar Sahib whom I already view as one of the best poets and philosophers of our time!
Posted by CN at 11:59 AM