Sa’adia Reza in DAWN:
KARACHI, Aug 26: With the World Space Week (Oct 4 to 10) approaching, astronomy enthusiasts in the city are gearing up for activities that will be both informative and fun.
some reads are timeless and speak to every generation.
at the occasion of Eid ul Fitr i thought i should share one such read that a friend emailed today
Eid Mubarak to all!
Ali ibin Abi Talib, the fourth Caliph and son-in-law of the Prophet Moha
mmed peace be upon him, wrote a long letter of guidance after appointing Maalik al-Ashtar to be Governor of Egypt. He advises the new governor that his administration will succeed only if he governs with concern for justice, equity, probity and the prosperity of all.
The passages excerpted below illustrate the timeless applicability of Hazrat Ali’s admonitions. The letter itself is contained in the Nahjal Balaagha which is a collection of the letters and speeches of the fourth Caliph. Continue reading
as i would bike back and forth from Shigar center to Siankhor daily all Sept 2009, id try hard to convince the little girls who often ran along or line up to watch the phenomenon pass by, get on to the bike themselves – it was either too scary or sim
ply not the done thing even for little 9-year-old girls. Continue reading