معمارِ حرم باز بہ تعمیرِ جہاں خیز
از خوابِ گِراں خوابِ گِراں خوابِ گِراں خیز
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ادھر آ ستمگر ہنر آزمائیں
تو تیر آزما ہم جِگر آزمائیں

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Education


Education is one of the most important aspects of contemporary society or rather any society temporally located anywhere in the world’s history. In connection with this, it is important to ascertain as to what constitutes as education. In the recent past not only in Pakistan but rather as a global phenomenon, the term ‘education’ has become synonymous with all sorts of things which would be called ‘tertiary training’ or ‘technical training’. Unfortunately, it could not be farther from the truth. For education is not technical training. Education is a name for teaching and inculcating moral values into pupils. It is more than just about moral values; it is to make them to appreciate the mores of their society. It is to make them a responsible member of the society. If education can not achieve this end for itself and the pupil, it does not deserve to be called as education. The purpose of education is to make better and responsible human beings for the society, the sorts of human being who can become an asset of the society. In the midst of our cry for moral values and mores of the society and the want for conformity with them, it is pertinent to mention lest we forget that the education must also teach the students to question. Question the very education they receive,  question the knowledge that they receive, question the values they are imbibed with, instead of being passive recipients of morals and mores they should be actually question the values they are being indoctrinated with, and last but not the least to question the authority of the society and that of the state; for it is only when we question, we can differentiate between true knowledge and falsehood. It is only when we question that we are able to transform ourselves from mere sheep to reflecting human beings. We must not forget that nature has bestowed us with the best it had, thus we must not act like sheep who have a shepherd to shepherd them where ever he wants. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

I am a Human Being


I cry days and nights
Bound in chains of miseries
I neglect the affection I receive
Running after what is not mine

I look and look around,
Look for the love I never had.
Live for the love that was never mine
In the quest of conquering what is not destined for me
I kill all that is only mine

I run after those who were never mine.
Never looking at all that I had
I overlook beauties right in front of my eyes
Searching for those far beyond the horizon

I am tangled in my own thoughts
I am everything yet nothing.
I do not see nor try to look at both sides of life
I live in my own fantasies.

I sometimes loose hopes then see the world around
I do not understand just not myself

It is me who is living in me.
It is none other than me who is still lost in the spirals of sadness
It is me who is in search of me

I am a human being

A walk in the moonlight


Something deep inside
The fear of the dark night
Like wolves howling
Standing by the mountain side
A child like standing stiff
The chill icy night
All dark around with fright

The hidden moon then peeped a little
The hope of life of colour
Strived to take birth again
The child sat down screamed and screamed
The screams that none heard
All came back, but died
Stayed within like leaves of the autumn dried
No way so clear
There was so fear
Which place to hide
Waters of hope so deep
He had to run miles and miles
In the moonlight

Just to set free
To live a life of a human
Have to let go the clouds, the fears
Be not the prisoner of thy dreams, staying with the dreams
Live the life, live the dreams

The screams rested a little, fears stayed to one side
World like heaven on Earth
Started knowing his insides
Why was shrouded like in a mystery
Moved on and on
Leaving behind the worthless worries
Scares, nothing distracted the thoughts no more
Nor fueled the fires of reason
Fears passed by
Light took the place
Love found the way
Led to such a worthless life on the same Earth