Saturday, September 22, 2012

We Muslims don’t even know how to protest? What is the right way to protest?

Certainly it is the right of people to ‘protest’ in order raise their voices for the injustice, iniquity, immorality and inequality, but how we Muslims are protesting?

Today through our protest we again brought disgrace, shame, dishonour and ignominy to Islam, and real and great joy to enemies of Islam, certainly Allah and prophet of Islam must not be happy with the way we protested, At least 17 killed in Pakistan protests against anti-Islam film, burned cinemas and banks, a driver of a private channel was also killed and some dacoits looted the banks as well

Doing strikes, which causes billions of billions rupees not to those who we are insulting Islam and its prophet but to only us (Muslims)

Agitation, turmoil, burning each other’s commodities and killing each other, who is happy doing after watching all this? Certainly those who are enemy of Islam and Muslim

And for such situations in Pakistan, courtesy government it has become fashion to shut down mobile signals, so people in emergency in such tough & tender times can’t even call the ambulance, can’t send messages to their relatives and friends, who is badly suffered from this? Those who insulting Islam and its prophet or we Muslims are suffering from it?

How to protest, so it has an effect on the perpetrators: 

1st of all, all Muslim ummah must be united for cursed perpetrators who are insulting Islam and its prophet and take steps which are unanimously taken by all Muslim nations, like socially boycotting them, banning their products, make OIC effected as by doing this, OIC in reality becomes the voice of more than 1 billion people and then pass resolution from this platform which can shake the world and certainly the bad intentions of anti-Islamist and anti-Muslims.

All Muslim leaders also must be vocal on international platforms like UN and must raise their voices for their double standard in so called ‘Freedom of Speech’ there is punishment even if somebody has disagreement on no. Count of victims in holocaust but God, religions and prophets can be abused as much as they want, now Muslims leaders must show how strong they are in their faith and truly showcase their people’s emotions.

Also do check:

Why Non-Muslims & Anti-Islamic people provoke Muslims?

Friday, August 17, 2012

'Zakat' related query answered in a mail by 'Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital', Bravo...

From: Syed Arbab Ahmed []
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 1:24 AM
To: (Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital)
Subject: Do you use 'Zakat' on Non-Muslims? (Mandatory in Islam)

Assalam o Alaikum!

You are doing a traffic job in the shape of 'Shaukat Memorial Khanum Hospital', Donations can be given to Non-Muslims but not Zakat, I want to give some amount of Zakat to your hospital, I have just concern that in Islam Zakat can only be given to Muslims.

If I give Zakat to your hospital, can you make sure to me that this amount of Zakat will be used on Muslims only, then I and people like me can give Zakat to your hospital.

Awaiting your response.

Syed Arbab Ahmed

                                                                      Their reply:                                                                   

From: Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 8:54 AM
To: Fundraising
Subject: FW: Do you use 'Zakat' on Non-Muslims? (Mandatory in Islam)

Dear Mr. Ahmed,

We at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) are very particular about the disbursement of Zakat so let me take this opportunity to take you through our system step by step.

Patients are registered for financially supported treatment after a thorough evaluation of the nature and stage at which each patient has presented to the Hospital. This step ensures that all patients being accepted for financially supported treatment are cancer patients.

Once that is done the patient will be routed to the Financially Support Services for a financial evaluation to ascertain the extent of support they require. So the concerned staff shares the expected treatment cost and the patient shares the details of their assets, dependents, income sources etc. and mutually agree upon a percentage for financial support. It would be pertinent to mention here that nearly 65% of the patients receive complete i.e. 100% support because they cannot cover their basic needs let alone the expensive treatment for cancer (many people do not even have enough money to take away their dead). Another 10% of the patients receive partial support and that too in which they are paying nominal amounts (e.g. 5% of their treatment cost) because they would like to pay whatever they possibly can. Apart from this interview, the Hospital has field investigators to help in the verification of the information through alternate means to ensure that the patients who qualify for financially supported treatment are truly deserving.

Next, the patients are asked if they are eligible for Zakat or not. Those who do claim to be eligible for Zakat are further asked to obtain a signed and stamped referral letter from their local Zakat authorities who also authenticate the patients eligibility for Zakat based on the local information. For these patients, their treatment will be subsidized from the Zakat fund that is separately maintained at the Hospital. Let me once again reiterate that that the revenue from the Hospital’s diagnostic services (i.e. Rs. 1.8 BILLION) has always and continues to be utilized for our expansion projects/equipment and other Hospital expenses (including salaries). Zakat is exclusively utilized for providing direct patient care to the poor patients. Patients who do not qualify for Zakat (eg. non muslims, syeds etc.) however are deserving will be subsidized from the separate Donation Account that we have at the Hospital. The implementation of this entire system, to ensure with precision that every penny is utilized in line with the eligibility of each patient every time a service is provided during the course of treatment, is made possible through a very sophisticated custom built Hospital Information System.

Keeping in view the transparency of the whole system the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Zakat and Ushr of the Government of Pakistan also disburses Rs. 12 million from its Zakat Fund for the treatment of poor cancer patients each year and has permanently deputed a representative for monitoring the disbursement at the Hospital.

It would also be pertinent to mention here that of the total Hospital budget of Rs. 3.6 billion (for the year 2011), the amount that we required for providing direct patient care for the poor cancer patients was about Rs. 1.2 billion, while the Zakat collections are about Rs. 0.8 billion. These figures will reassure you that the Zakat itself is not enough to cover for the direct patient costs so there is no possibility of the Zakat being utilized for any other purpose. The entire amount collected in the form of Zakat is completely exhausted in providing direct patient within the same year.

Zakat disbursement at SKMCH&RC is a very serious matter for us and we make every effort to ensure that that it is dispersed appropriately for needy cancer patients in line with the Islamic injunctions and the aspirations of our worthy donors. Hope this should clarify the matter, however if you still have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me once again.

Best Regards,

Ehsan Rana
Marketing & Resource Development
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
7-A, Block R3, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan.
Tele: +92 42 35905000 Ext. 7016
Cell: +92 321 8407994 Fax: +92 42 35945208


See if any person or organization is clear from corruption then they can illustrate their work through their crystal clear process, rather than empty rant, Great!!!

Visit the following link for Zakat & Donations account numbers:

Monday, July 23, 2012

SIM registered to my CNIC of a hooligan?

SIM registered to my CNIC of a hooligan? it happened again, but this time it became very serious, so I thought I should share this on my blog so it can be beneficial for other as well, what happened and what I did in response is in this email below which I mailed to Djuice (Telenor):

Dear Djuice customer service team:

I want to bring your attention to a very serious & a image deteriorating 

issue for you, I only issued and hence registered only 1 SIM but by messaging 

PTA 668 I came to know that there are other SIMs registered on my CNIC I 

wonder how so on 19-11-11 I went to your franchise (UP moore) and fill the 

form for deregistering other SIMs that I did not issued.

Yesterday I received a phone call from a person who said that he was harassed 

by a number (0344-7968849) and that number is registered to my number, that 

harassed person had my CNIC information and told me that I am informing you 

as the 1st step the 2nd step would be bringing police to your home.

Then I checked through PTA 668 service that 2 Telenor SIMs are registered to 

my number, HOW, WHY……….? Only 1 SIM I registered which I use, I never 

registered 2 SIMs to my number and also as I mentioned deregistered SIMs 

which I did not issued once on 19-11-11. Then HOW, WHY….. The other SIM 

registered to my number?

So today 19-7-2012 I went to your main branch at Hydri, with 2 major 


i-How the other SIM is registered to my CNIC?

ii- And why you did leak my CNIC information to any other person?

The person at counter 3 named ‘Mr. Zaid Amir Ullah’ told me that,

Ai- that SIM (from which the person was harassed 0344-7968849) was initially 

registered to my CNIC (I wonder how?) but on 7-2-12 it was deregistered (may 

be due to my 19-11-11 form) and it was registered to some other person.

Aii-Your CNIC information we did not leak, he may have taken from other 


But as I said I had to fill the form AGAIN, as a new SIM was registered to my 

name other than the SIM I issued and it will take at least 45 days to 


I messaged the harassed person about it, but he said he has already lodged 

FIR to police and they will trace that person whoever he is.

My questions remain bothering me:

 i-I deregistered other SIMs to my name on 19-11-11 then how the other new SIM 

is registered to my CNIC?

ii-And how my CNIC information reached to any other person (In this case to 

harassed person)?

And please do remove "Give us a buzz at 345 for immediate solution to your 

problems and queries" as at 1 am I had to wait 25 to 20 minutes then I was 

answered and the person after listening to me cut the phone, same happened 

2nd time and 3rd time when I narrated the whole

story the call centre person said that we don't deal with such issues, so 

remove that part from your website home page

I am letting you know of such incidents which can cause serious damage, 

always make sure that registration must be clear and transparent, as this 

brings disrepute to your status, and I hope that you will take proper action 

against your workers who register SIMs without the registration process.


                                                         Your customer,

                                                      Syed Arbab Ahmed.

____________________________ Next day I got their reply _______________________________

Dear Telenor team,

Please find my comments in Blue color.


Syed Arbab Ahmed
Dear Mr. Ahmed,

Thank you for writing to Telenor and having brought your concern to us. With reference to your email hereunder, please be informed that effective from 1st of Feb 2009, all new Prepaid SIMs are activated once the subscriber dials 789 and verifies his personal data.

Furthermore, the SIM is activated upon correct verification of subscriber’s background which is verified through NADRA data base. Hence, there is no chance to get registered any SIM in your name unless you called on the above mentioned number and provide the details for verification yourself.

As I said in my last email that, only 1 SIM I registered and I personally went to your franchise for that, I never called for any other SIM registration, and I used to think that one need to go personally for SIM registration but if this registration is that easy then it’s a great pity, all a hooligan need to do is to have someone CNIC or its photocopy which that person may have taken via gun point wallet snatching etc

On the other hand, please ensure that apart from Computerized National Identity Card, you should also keep your personal information in safe and do not disclose to anybody to avoid the future happening of the activation of unauthorized subscriptions of Telenor against your C.N.I.C.

Thanks for your advice, I already do care about my personal information, but what a person can do when his wallet, bag etc is snatched on gun point which happened to me more than one time. And please make sure that for SIM registration a person has to himself be present otherwise please don't register SIM to anyone as it may be used for illegal purposes.
We look forward to having your kind understanding and cooperation in this regard.

Nonetheless, any inconvenience caused as a result of our policies is sincerely regretted and apologized for.

Please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you further. We shall be more than delighted to hear from you!

Customer Relations

Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

Phone: +92-42-111-345-100

Fax: +92-42-111-345-200

P.O. Box # 345, The Mall, Lahore.



_________________________ After 2 days I got their reply ____________________________

Dear Mr. Ahmed,

Thank you for writing to Telenor. With reference to your email, please be informed that your concerns have been noted and forwarded to the relevant teams. We thank you for taking the time to write to us and for providing us your valuable feedback.

If there is anything else we can do to assist further, please do let us know. Your continued business and satisfaction are important to us!

Customer Relations

Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

Phone: +92-42-111-345-100

Fax: +92-42-111-345-200

P.O.Box #345, The Mall Lahore


i-Please make sure that only your SIM/SIMs are registered under your CNIC as it may be used for terrorist or any other bad activity. Without dashes message your CNIC to 668 or

ii-This is not only the case with Telenor, this is the case with almost all of telecommunication companies as 1st time when 6 extra SIMs were registered under my name were of other companies as well.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review on 'Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro', Nokia 101 & Samsung C160 Mobile Phones, its Vantages and Minuses

1st time I purchased a mobile phone 'Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro' which has a mobile operating system and it happens to be 'Android 2.1 Eclair', So I thought I should write my review regarding the phone

  1. Sony Ericsson camera is by far the best this was the most cheap mobile phone at least among well known mobile companies which had 5 Mega pixel camera, and it has facilities of Auto, Macro, Twilight and Sports, good video quality as well
  2. Very powerful flashlight
  3. Extremely good response of touch screen
  4. Small size so it does not take much space in pocket
  5. Fast processing
  6. Excellent Sound
  7. QWERTY Keyboard    
  8. Scratch-resistant glass
  9. Good life of Battery
  10. Android operating system
  11. Very solid & durable, people often regard Nokia as the champion in that perspective but I have my personal experience, short story that made me to say that; when I was on top of a running bus and it fell down from my pocket, its back cover and phone was scattered on the road the few cars and motorcycles must have passed from it as the back cover was flat and there were scratches on the phone, then I came from one stop ahead as bus dragged me there, the phone was turned off, when I switched on the phone it took some time but surprisingly it turned on, only the external memory card (SD Card) which I purchased separately was not working, otherwise phone was working fine and there was not a single scratch on the screen. :)
  1. Android 2.1 cannot be upgradable to any further advancement, so all applications install on mobile and not on SD Card
  2. Only 128 MB of internal (mobile memory), so if you want to install a bit heavy application then uninstall other applications
  3. Mobile is kind of heavy 120 g or .12 Kg
  4. Does not have multi-touch
  5. Extremely bad Bluetooth (Even Bluetooth applications does not work well with it)
  6. No default zoom in Camera
  7. Some people really like it but I personally don't like threaded view SMS

Price: In (May 2011) the price of the mobile was 18,500 Pakistani rupees.

Note: This review is given on the basis of default functionalities of the phones, android applications may enhance these functions.

For details of phone:

                   My 2nd phone for review is 'Nokia 101', it is a simple phone with 2 SIMS capability

  1.  Relatively cheaper phone having 2 SIMS among well known mobile companies
  2. Very loudgood sound quality (Mp3 player and Radio)
  3. Perform operation at a faster pace, good software
  4. Has reasonable no. of games for this price mobile 
  5. Urdu language support
  6. MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
  7. Good quality battery
  8. Flashlight quality is good
  9. Good no. of themes & screen savers
  1. Biggest minus of this phone is that SMS inbox and outbox timings & dates do not show with SMS
  2. Once the contact is added, you can't edit the name, only number you can edit 
  3. No MMS
  4. Can't play MP3 without connecting handset with the phone
  5. No facility for Internet
  6. After reading SMS pushing side navigation key button do not allow you to enter into the next or previous SMS
  7. When you navigate FM channels by numbers, it sound a loud 'BEEP' which is hurting on ears
  8. Battery charges very slowly
Price: In (December 2011) the price of the mobile was 2,450 Pakistani rupees.

For details of phone: 

                                My 3rd phone for review is 'Samsung C160', it is just a simple phone
  1. Internet availability at this price among well known mobile companies
  2. Very light Weight & slim
  3. Good & loud quality of sound for Radio
  4. Good quality battery
  5. After reading SMS pushing side navigation key button allow you to enter into the next or previous SMS

  1. Can hold very less no. of   SMS only 100
  2. Very slow software
Price: In (February 2008) the price of the mobile was 18,000 Pakistani rupees.

For details of phone:

Also check my related blog:

Review on 'Sony Xperia Sola' mobile phone