59th Issue 1st June 2004
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Engr SM Feroze Saeed met his final destiny in Al-Khobar on May 15, 2004. He graduated in 1975 from NED University of Engineering and Technology in Mechanical. He was working in the Eastern Province with Saudi Cement Company.
All members of NED Engineers' Forum pay their tribute to Engr SM Feroze Saeed and pray to ALMIGHTY to rest his soul in peace and grant him a good place in Jannah. Further may ALMIGHTY reward
Sabar-e-Jamil to SM Azfar Saeed, son Farah Feroze, daughter and Shaheen Feroze wife to bear this great loss, Ameen."
For condolence the family can be contacted on 03-899-3834.


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Venus Crosses the Sun June 8
On June 8, Venus will cross in front of the Sun for the first time since 1882, and backyard sky watchers can see the spectacle journey The best view will be from Europe, but parts of America and most of Asia and Africa can witness the historic passage, weather permitting.

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At Home

  • Keep the humidity in your house below 50% to prevent mold growth.

  • If you have pets, consider keeping them outside or perhaps ask someone else to take care of them. Animal dander and saliva are common allergens for many people. If you must keep your pets indoors, do not allow them in the bedroom and be sure to bathe them often.

  • Avoid areas where molds may collect, including basements, garages, crawl spaces, barns, and compost heaps. Have someone else clean these areas often.

  • Air out damp clothes and shoes (in the house) before storing.

  • Remove laundry from the washing machine promptly. Don't leave wet clothes in the washer where mold can quickly grow.

  • Wash shower curtains and bathroom tiles with mold-killing solutions.

  • Don't collect too many indoor plants as soil encourages mold growth.

  • Use plastic covers for pillows, mattresses, and box springs. Avoid overstuffed furniture and down-filled bedding or pillows.

  • Wash your bedding every week in hot water.

  • Don't allow smoking in your house.

  • Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning, vacuuming, or painting to limit dust and chemical exposure.

  • Vacuum twice a week.

  • Limit throw rugs to reduce dust and mold. If you do have rugs, make sure they are washable.

  • When possible, choose hardwood floors instead of carpeting. If you must have carpeting, choose low-pile material.

  • Avoid dust-collecting Venetian blinds or long drapes. Replace old drapes with window shades instead.

  • Make sure there is an exhaust fan over the stove to remove cooking fumes.
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Drink more fluids, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
 Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot.
Don’t drink liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol, or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 40s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:
Infants and young children
People aged 65 or older
People who have a mental illness
Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.

When buy a new family

1. How much are you willing to spend?
2. Are you willing to spend a little more for what you want or is your budget strict?
3. What do you need the computer for?
4. What packages/specifications do you need? (accompanies answer 3)
5. What size screen do you want/need?
6. Will the PC be used for work? 7. Do you need a new printer also?
8. Find out the best places to get good advice ask friends and see who they recommend.
9. Make sure that the rep in the shop or showroom knows what they are talking about. Subtly test him/her on questions you know the answers to or make mistakes and see if they correct you. If you are unsure, ask to speak to a trained sales rep.
10. Go thorough slowly exactly what is included in the deal you are considering. Many customers believe that have found a bargain only to find that the monitor wasn't included.
11. Take full details of any helpline numbers or contact addresses incase anything goes wrong with your PC.
12. Shop around. Compare prices with rival shops and try to price match with them (if you see a lower price for the same machine ask if the more expensive shop will price match).
13. If there is a friend also looking for a new PC take him along to the shops. If you both find PCs in the same shop ask for a discount there is no harm in asking and you could be a few hundred pounds better off.
14. Make sure the company is reputable. If it is a new shop ask around to see if anyone has had any problems with them.
15. If you are buying other items in the shop (i.e. printer, paper, software, cartridges, scanner etc) ask for some sort of discount. If they don't oblige go somewhere else.


Community Services
Offered by CP Team members

Dr. Abdul Qayyum  

Completed education from King Edward Medical College Lahore (1985) MBBS and later traveled to England and Ireland for MRCP (1992) in Pediatrics and DCH(Glasgow) 1992.
Worked as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Punjab Medical college, Faisalabad for some years and moved to Saudi Arabia in 1998. Since then working as Consultant Pediatrician/Neonatologist in Various hospitals. Currently working as Consultant Neonatologist in Northern Area Armed Forces Hospital, King Khaled Military City, Hafr al Batin K.S.A.
He will be glad to help community with their problems / questions related to health of their children. Visit his Virtual Clinic

Dr. Shagufta Saeed
After graduation  from Rawalpindi medical college in 1983, Dr. Shagufta Saeed Sial completed her training in the department of Ob/gyn and passed her post graduation {FCPS}.. Soon after, she joined  Rawalpindi Medical College as Assistant Professor Ob/Gyn. She had keen interest in dealing the patients in a scientific way and thus during her tenure she  had  published eleven research papers. Her interest in academics was further heightened when she became Editor of a Journal of obstetrics and Gynecology.
In 1994 she was invited to Canada by the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to receive  ''FIGO Fellowship Award''. This was presented to her  in response to her achievements and interest in Academics.  In 1999 she was promoted as Associate Professor Ob /Gyn  .She also received  ''Millennium Medal of Honour '' from American Biographic Institute in year 2000. Her name has also been included in the ''Five Thousand Personalities of the World'. Presently she is working as Consultant Ob /Gyn in Abha, Saudi Arabia. Her special interest is in Laparoscopy, Infertility and Reproductive medicine.

She is here to help our female members with their private health issues.
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We thank both team members for their community service
 May Allah bless them for their good deeds

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On Thursday May 20, 2004, the sister-in-law of Yousuf Khan, Shazia Anees weds Faisal Ayub.
The occasion was celebrated at Marhaba Restaurant Al-Khobar.
Hashmat Khan & Mirza Ejaz Baig along with many relatives from all over the Kingdom attended the function."

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 REIKI - Natural Healing
True health is a state of vibrant energy. When this energy is low, you do not experience good health and medical illnesses result. A Reiki session supplies the body with additional energy and helps the body ‘heal’. Healing occurs on two levels: On one level, healing occurs when the physical body is cured of the particular medical condition. On a more profound level, healing occurs when the recipient steps back, sees the root of the problem, recognizes the pattern, prepares for change and then willingly ‘leaves’ the destructive habit. Reiki cannot help a person who does not want to help himself or be helped.
Today we are viewing the Seventh and the final Energy Center of the body. It is located on the top of the head and governs our ‘spiritual connection with God’. The physical dysfunctions associated with this center are: diseases of the muscular and skeletal system, skin problems, lack of energy, chronic exhaustion, extreme sensitivity to sound, light and other environmental factors, etc. The underlying issues can be of values, ethics, faith, devotion, spirituality, humanitarianism, selflessness, inspiration, personal identity, and purpose in life. Giving Reiki to this energy center helps in identifying and healing these issues. In our forthcoming issues, we shall be dealing with a new modality of natural healing, called ‘Aromatherapy’.

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Determined action…

Those who actually solve problems spend very little time complaining about them. Problems are turned into opportunities not by complaining or blaming or endless analysis, but by thoughtful and determined action.
When you're busy solving a problem you're working to transform it from a negative to a positive. When you merely complain, then you're investing yourself in perpetuating the negativity of that problem.
Complaining is easy, and it usually just worsens the situation. Taking positive action is indeed the more challenging course, for it involves effort and commitment.
Taking action requires you to make real-life decisions, to look at the tradeoffs and to weigh the value of different options. When you take action, you must be willing to put yourself on the line.
For the results are not going to be perfect, and there is always the possibility of failure. When that happens you learn from it and make another, more informed, more determined effort.
Commit to taking thoughtful, persistent action. And it will take you where you want to go.

Engr Iqbal Ahmed Khan
Ras Tanura, KSA


By S.A.J. Shirazi

The first thought that came into my mind on posting to Okara can be described by four words: milk, butter, mammals and farms. Peers also told me the same. Besides Harappan ruins, I did not know the area. But one thing I did know, though, was that I should be happy to say goodbye to the place.
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 In ALLAH We Trust 
Folks…how is life treating you? … We hope and pray that all is well at your end.
For the newsletter this time, I am touching something that we all believe in but it is only on our lips and not in our actions.
Trust or faith in God is a key ingredient of our life. We all trust and believe in Allah Almighty with all His qualities. He is Supreme, The most Beneficial and the most Merciful, Creator of all. Trust in Allah means we trust him for absolutely everything!

Our actions are driven by our faith. So the matter is not simply about just believing a set of facts about God. Rather it is far more than that.  It is believing that everything happens by the will of Allah, and nothing can take place against His will. And this belief triggers us to abide by His laws under all circumstances, everywhere and always. There are no “Buts” and “Ifs” to this. Trusting Allah means he is ahead of everything. We have to strive for His agreement in all our matters. When we trust him, we believe he knows what is best for us and we should always do what pleases Him.

The story of Hazrat Ibrahim(peace be upon him) is known to all of us. Namrood threw Hazrat Ibrahim in blazing fire for not believing him as god. He was the king of that time and claimed to be the god. He wanted every one to worship him and bow in front of him. Hazrat Ibrahim had trust in Allah and knew that His Allah will save him. And on Allah’s order the fire became pleasantly cool for him. When asked later, Hazrat Ibrahim said that the days he spent in that fire were the best days of his life.
When Hazrat Musa (peace be upon him) was crossing the river with his twelve believer tribes, they were not drowned because Allah took away the power to drown from water and paths were created in water for them, but when Firoun and his nonbelievers companions stepped in the same river chasing Musa and his fellows, the ability of water to drown was restored and the non-believers were all drowned. The Holy Quran narrates these stories so that our trust in Allah gets strong.
Allah is the creator of all things. It is He who has put strengths and abilities in His creations. The power in fire to burn, in wind to blow, in knife to cut, in water to drown and in sun to shine is because Allah has blessed them with these forces.
Let us understand this through an example. Imagine that a person comes from a far-flung deserted area to a city with proper water supply systems. He sees water coming from taps and thinks that it is tap giving water and ignores the fact that there is a whole system of network of pipes that are coming from a water reservoir that is hidden from his eyes. Today we humans are acting like this ignorant villager. Allah is the one who gives and the way through which His blessings reach us can be any. Our eyes can only see the sources through which we get the things but the hidden power behind all these sources is of Allah. Food cannot satisfy our hunger without His orders, water cannot satisfy our thirst without His orders and medicine cannot bring cure to a patient if He does not wish so. This is called “belief” and this is what we have to learn to succeed in this life and the life after death. Once this belief is right all our acts will be right too.
So dear fellows, trust in God and put your words into actions. Allah will InshAllah bless you here and hereafter with His Agreement.

Mrs. Amna Tariq, Makkah Mukarrama - KSA

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 Study Group (GIRLS) for A Levels in Riyadh
My name is Mahreen, and I have just finished my IGCSEs. I’m planning to appear for AS levels in Chemistry, Physics and Math, and so am going to be arranging a study group for the following subjects.
Math, Physics and Chemistry.
There is currently for sure one other student in Math and Physics, but not in Chemistry. We are aiming to do our AS levels in November/January. I want a maximum of 3 girls for each subject, so please if you are doing your AS levels for November/January and need tuitions for the following subjects, please contact me at 4656062. Classes will be at my place in Olaya, Riyadh starting from June 6th 2004.
We will assisted by Teacher Raja (Ph.d) who has been my teacher for IGCSE, Math and Physics and to me is a very experienced qualified teacher. He charges SR:75 an hour but for CP members it is SR:50 an hour.

 Looking for Accommodation in Jubail
I’m looking for sharing apartment in Jubail city with Pakistanis. Recently I’m transferred from Al Khobar and I don’t know anyone Jubail. Would you please help me?
Shaukat M. Alvi, 03 347 0316 or email shaukat@al-alamiah.com

 Tuition Available in Riyadh
I would like to Offer Paid Services for Teaching Spoken English. Also covering English Subjects from Class 8th to Class 12. English for B.A. (Exam Preparation).
Timing may be decided according to the convenience of  the students. Fee would vary according to number of students. Syed Amir Shahzad, Riyadh, Mob:  0502019468

 Tuition for GIRLS in Riyadh
Tuition for girls in Riyadh city available by qualified lady teacher for:
(1) Primary classes
(2) Computer Graphic Designing
(3) Windows, MS Office and Adobe Photoshop 
Also expert practically and can offer training in:
(1) Fabric painting
(2) Glass painting
(3) Mehandi designing
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