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Discover Your Talent by Syed Bilal Qutab

Discover Your Talent

A thought provoking session by Syed Bilal Qutab, a must watch. You don’t have to agree with Bilal’s opinions or thoughts, but do listen, and see what is wrong in his speech and please comment on it.

I really enjoyed it and watched it twice, this forces me to pick up The Qur’aan Majeed and read it with translation and tafseer.

Speaker: Syed Bilal Qutab
Type: Religious, Ethics, Moral
Language: Urdu
Lebgth: 115 minutes (approx)

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Shikwa by Allama Iqbal


Iqbal wrote the two poems, “Shikwa” and “Jawab-i Shikwa” (Complaint to God and its Response), in early twentieth century. It was the prime time of his poetic revelation, which is called his third period that began in 1908 and ended at his death in 1938. During that time Muslims in India had almost lost their entity as a nation. They had become the most oppressed community in British ruled India.

Iqbal’s poem “Shikwa” was one of his most thrilling poems, which he recited personally in the month of April 1911 at the annual session of Anjuman Himayat-i Islam held in the compound of Islamia College, Lahore. It was largely applauded and subsequently published in the magazines and journals of the country. This poem consists of 31 stanzas having six verses each. In the poem Iqbal has highlighted Islam’s living traditions in such a way that it strikes the very heart of a person. The carefully selected and well-knit words of the poem were immensely effective. They filled the hearts of a deprived nation with new life, courage and enthusiasm. The poem “Shikwa” is a unique example of a complaint to God.




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Pakistan ka Qaumi Tarana قومی ترانہ – Pakistan’s National Anthem

قومی ترانہ

Lyrics: Hafeez Jallundari
Music: Akbar Mohammed, 1950
Adopted: 1954


:پاک سرزمین شاد

کشور حسین شاد باد

تو نشان عزم عالیشان

! ارض پاکستان

مرکز یقین شاد باد


:پاک سرزمین کا نظام

قوت اخوت عوام

قوم ، ملک ، سلطنت

! پائندہ تابندہ باد

شاد باد منزل مراد


:پرچم ستارہ و ہلال

رہبر ترقی و کمال

ترجمان ماضی شان حال

! جان استقبال

سایۂ خدائے ذوالجلال


Transliteration – Roman

Pāk sarzamīn shād bād

Kishwar-e-hasīn shād bād

Tū nishān-e-`azm-e-`alīshān


Markaz-e-yaqīn shād bād


Pāk sarzamīn kā nizām


Qaum, mulk, sultanat

Pā-inda tābinda bād!

Shād bād manzil-e-murād




Tarjumān-e-māzī, shān-e-hāl




Qaumi Tarana with English subtitles