Friday, 27 May 2011


always and forever :)
this post is dedicated to my husband.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

2 node circular link list

A couple of days back I was flicking through channels and ultimately STAR World caught my attention. The thrilling t.v series BONES was on air. I dont't follow it, regardless I stopped on the channel. That very interest my friend Zahida came to my mind and I thought of her. Interesting thing here is that Zahida loves the show and finds a resemblance between me and the leading character of BONES. So she says whenever she watches it 'saira yaad atee hai'...i.e she is reminded of me. And now the same show reminds me of her :)

For me, this happens often that a circular link of rememberance is formed. When a thing\event\happening reminds someone of me, then an association between that thing\event\happening and the person who recalls me is formed in mind.

Generalizing this if a certain thing reminds someone of you, then that same certain thing will remind you of that someone :) I hope I am making sense and not sounding crazy to the readers here. Does such an association build up in your mind too?

Friday, 15 April 2011

Bird Migration

Do they not see the birds suspended in mid-air up in the sky? Nothing holds them there except Allah. There are certainly signs in that for people who believe.

[Surah An-Nahl, 79]
~Courtesy: A friend

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Elements of Uniqueness in humanbeings

I am compiling a list of elements that is unique in every human being. The level of detail that Allah has put to make individuals distinct from one other is simply amazing. Please add on to my list.

1- voice

2- style of talking

3- structure of face

4- height

5- built

6- style of walking, footsteps.

7- pattern on our palms

8- pattern under our feet

9-skin pattern on our hands, (if you look closely the waves of lines, and scattered line patters vary from person to person)

10-color of skin

11- color of eyes

12- mannerism

13- postures

14- bone structure 15- weight

16- structure of hair eg: straight, curly, wavy

17- color of hair eg brown, golden, black

18- and ofcourse personality traits vary from every individual some of these elements are similar amongst siblings and family but on a whole every single humanbeing is like no other. There are/have been billions of humans but so many permutations courtesy Allah. SubhanAllah

new additions by UFKhan

19- Retinal patterns. These are very unique - even twins don't have the same retinal patterns

20- Size of eyeballs and shape of Eyebrows

21- Diameter of aorta

22- shape of Nails

23- Length and thickness of eyelashes

24- Size/shape and whiteness of Teeth

25- Skin appearance, besides color

26- Structure of nose

27-Fluffiness of hair

28- Size of feet

29- Blood group

30- Structure of Brain

31) Genes - being part of the DNA, they carry genetic information responsible for a large number of physical features.

32) Degree of righteousness of one's Heart

33) Mind/Mentality Certain non-physical elements probably have the most weightage in determining the uniqueness and distinction of individuals, e.g. (32) and (33).

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

another me?

Have you ever had that moment in life when you look back at something that you wrote that brought back a realization of your own old self and you smile to yourself thinking wow, was that really me? :) It happened to me today;

A friend recently floated an old article that I wrote for my blog over 2 years ago with a few lines of praise. I read the appreciation note and ignored the link until a few days later she took the care to bring it to my attention by appreciating it again in person. Consequently I spared a moment to reread my own writing. After having a read I was quiet for a couple of minutes pondering that how I have changed over the years, and what different state of mind, heart and thoughts I was at that point of time. Life or something like it.

Remember me in your duas

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A Teacher and A CEO

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?" To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Barbara. Be honest. What do you make?"
Barbara, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, and then began...)
"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents CAN'T make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.
You want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding ISN'T EVERYTHING.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in maths. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given,
work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life (Barbara
paused one last time and then continued.)
Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant.
You want to know what I make?
What do you make Mr. CEO?
His jaw dropped, he went silent.

A profound answer!
Courtesy ~ A friend