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Recently I came across two videos about  one of the greatest travelers [ according to stats he was the greatest ] of all times….Ibn e Batuta, thought I should share

A BBC Documentary

and a new movie

Canada is one of the best countries on earth to live in yet there are many interesting things that are hard to imagine unless you have lived in the country for few years. I got this thing in the email, really liked it and thought I should share it.

Let’s face it: Canadians are a rare breed.

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
• Californians shiver uncontrollably.
• Canadians plant gardens.

35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
• Italian Cars won’t start
• Canadians drive with the windows down

32° Fahrenheit (0° C)
• American water freezes
• Canadian water gets thicker.

0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
• New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
• Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
• Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
• Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-109.9° Fahrenheit (-78.5° C)
• Carbon dioxide freezes makes dry ice.
• Canadians pull down their earflaps.

-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
• Ethyl alcohol freezes.
• Canadians get frustrated when they can’t thaw the keg

-459.67° Fahrenheit (-273.15° C)
• Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
• Canadians start saying “cold, eh?”

-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)
• Hell freezes over.
• The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

Have you packed your bags for Canada?

Source : Forwarded Email

وہی جواں ہے قبیلے کی آنکھ کا تارہ
شباب جس کا ہے بےداغ، ضرب ہے کاری

Translation

The star of the tribe is the man
who has blameless youth, efficacious blow

 

Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal


جہاں میں اہلِ ایماں صورتِ خورشید جیتے ہیں
ِادھر ڈوبےاُدھر نکلے، اُدھر ڈوبے ِادھر نکلے

Translation

People of faith live like the sun
Set here and rise there, set there and rise here

– Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Shikwa… ( 2 Parts )

Jawab -e-Shikwa ( 3 Parts )

Praise to Allah who has blessed us with the existence, power and means to express our gratitude for the blessings HE has bestowed.

تیری تلاش میں پھرتے ہیں در بدر سارے
کہیں بے چین سی روحیں، کہیں کچھ درد کے مارے

کبھی جو بوجھ سا پڑتا ہے تو ہم کرتے ہیں شکوہ
لڑکھڑا کر کہیں ڈھونڈیں تیری رحمت کے سہارے

کبھی مایوسی کے بادل بھی گھر آتے ہیں ہر سمت
کبھی کرنیں تیری رحمت کے دیتی ہیں اشارے

کس میں ہمت ہے کہ سہہ جائے تکلیف ذرا سی
ہر چبھن پہ وہ رو رو کے صرف تجھ کو پکارے

شکر کرتا ہوں ہر سانس پہ نعمت کا تیری میں
تیری تخلیق بھی سب ہیں تیری قدرت کے نظارے

گرچہ بندہ ہوں، شاہکار ہوں قدرت کا تیری میں
مرتبہ میرا صرف سجدے میں ہے تیرے دوارے

یہ دنیا خوبصورت ہے“ سے “

Translation

Everyone wander in search of YOU
Some restless souls, some anguished beings

We complain when things do not go our way
when we stagger we look only for YOUR help

Sometimes despair overcast every direction
sometimes the rays of YOUR mercy give signs

Who has the courage to bear even a bit of pain
even at pin pricks one cries out for YOU

I thank YOU with every breath for every blessing
I see YOU in YOUR every creation

I am a human, a marvel of YOUR creation
I am exalted only when I bow down to YOU

From ” Yeh Dunya Khubsoorat Hai ” Copyrights Reserved

There are only two tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde

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