Headline April 23, 2017/ ''' *PARADISE WITH : CAPTAINS ALL * '''



*You, God's little Angles*, - all of you come on over  and  tell the   World Students Society-

About all your  expectations inclusive of  *role  model  work*   from Merium,Rabo, Haleema, Dee, Ambassador Malala [Nobel Prize], Hussain, Shahzaib, Haider, Saima, Paras, Sorat, Zara, Faras, Ali, Eman, Mustafa, Salar, Bilal, Jordan, Vishnu.  

And How best to evolve  a democratic !WOW!-  Into  the  greatest organization mankind will ever know?  

Or do you girls wish that I go  ask,  President Donald J Trump,  President Clinton, President Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,  Dr Mahathir Mohamed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,- Dr Henry A Kissinger- 

Prime Minster Theresa May, President V Putin,  Dr Noam Chomsky, Chancellor  Dr Angela Merkel, O''Captain Imran Khan, Prime Minister David Cameron, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Co-chair Bilawal Bhutto?    

*Be what it may, There is absolutely no justification  for all and every student in the world, not  to be registered and stay missing from the forum.

Being on !WOW!  -the World Students Society and to prepare and  compete to  be elected on the World Students Society,  is the greatest of honors that can be bestowed.

And You, Pakistani Students, not contributing on Sam Daily Times : *The Voice of the Voiceless*   is not a very great way of serving, the students world over, who have granted you the trust and  distinction to compose the building blocks   Well, then.........

Time to acquaint with  Pining for Paradise Won  and repeat yet again,  the mastery of Rafi Mustafa and  Ambassador K. K Ghori :

It was said the  Phagna  was born feet first. According to the local superstition, if you had a bad back, you would get someone who was born feet first to kick you in the back; and your back ache would be gone instantly!

People with bad backs went to Phagna requested him to give them a kick in the back. 

That was the only time he showed any courtesy to them. He obliged everyone, regardless of their race or religion  -Brahmins, Muslims, Sikhs, Parsees, untouchables.

And he never asked anyone for money.

Even though some people tried to pay him for services, he always declined the offer, saying that it was  God-given gift and he would surely lose his power if he started charging them.

The urge to know his past kept him going for  14 long years, by his own admission, making the labor of love possible.

It is of little surprise that he dedicates his book to  Rumi's intro to his acclaimed  *Masnavi* : 

Listen to the flute, what it is saying-  It is complaining about separation 
Whoever is plucked from from his roots- Is always longing to return one day
Rafi Mustafa's book is a rich tapestry of that culture in which the lines of different traditions, beliefs and practices and ethos were always visible, but never ever crossed.

They weren't faultlines, but boundaries. It may have been a stratified culture milieu, but it held itself well without any conflict.

Hindus and  Muslims lived side by side, as they do in Mustafa's fabled  Birehra, a  a quiet, colorful village in the heart of the  United Provinces [UP] of British India, and gladly embraced each other's diversity.

*The  Key to the eclectic cultural ambience was the  tolerance  of each other,  but a profound acceptance of the fact that their diversity was source of strength and not division*.

Both communities were wedded to the same patch of land that nourished them. 

So, beholden to the  bounty and benediction  of their common land and remaining faithful to it, they blissfully partook of each other's festivals, wedding and burial rituals.

They shared each other's  sorrows   and rejoiced in moments of joy, while inexorably holding fast to their roots.

Tales From Birehra  : *A Journey Through World Within Us*   is   a rich cornucopia of that remarkable  Ganga-Jamuni cultural ethos and of the practices that generously fed its growth.

Mustafa has painstakingly portrayed its core strength anchored to a remarkably hospitable cultural mix.

Birehra had both Muslim feudals, wedded to their proud ancestral heritage, as well as  Hindu Rajputs equally proud of their Aryan roots. Yet    each respected the other without looking down upon them as inferior or unacceptable.

How   remarkable   that the newborn son of a  titled   Khan-bahadur    is breastfed by a wet nurse from the lowest rung of the Hindu caste system. 

The child grows up to reverse the  wet nurse  as his own mother because she had nurtured him as though he were her own child. 

Can anybody in  India and Pakistan  of today,    imagine   such an effervescent  cross-fertilisation of communities?

Birehra is rich in vivid portrayals of   Hindu Muslim  festivals and celebrations. Mustafa has meticulously suffused his portraits of the characters with every conceivable detail.

His characters come alive as people living their simple lives with the dignity and composure that comes to them from from the earth they have inherently sworn to  honour.

It's a remarkable  paean to  civilization gone missing.   Mustafa has come up with a gem for those not feeling shy to own,  with pride,  the edifying Ganga Jamuni culture of their ancestors.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW!   -the World Students Society and Twitter- !E-WOW!  -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' !WOW! Workers '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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