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-½ kg tomatoes
-1 Ts garlic paste
-2 Ts ginger paste
-2 Ts red chili powder chilies -6 green chilies
cut into thin stripes.
-2 tbs. spoon oil
-1 Ts salt
- 2 Ts fresh coriander leaves
- 1 Ts garam masala
Apply the ginger garlic paste to
the mince meat and set aside.
Heat oil and fry the ground red chilies till brown.
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a little while.
Then add mince meat and let it cook till the water
dries up. Sprinkle garam masala.
Fry green chilies and
garnish along with coriander leaves. Serve with
Keep garlic skins from
sticking to your hands while peeling
Soak the garlic flakes in a cup of water for five minutes
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ever downloaded a file, went to open it, and ended up with a
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AssalamAlikum Tahir bhai,I am really proud to see your work as
you have brought large number of Pakistanis around the world
to one platform. You've given us a sense of Unity while
outside our homeland. I just had a point in my mind about that
huge Muslims from India who are residing in the middle east.
Well I know I may be saying something that does not at all
concerns what contact Pakistan represents but many of us did
migrate from India and we have our Muslim brothers and sisters
there too. As both the Indian and Pakistani Governments are
trying to reach out for peace in the subcontinent I was
wondering if we could mention them (Indian Muslims in mideast)
in one way or another on this auspicious platform of unity,
love and peace as they are our Muslim brothers and sisters.
If possible they be given a place to come and join in with our
Pakistani brothers and sisters in some section of this site
then it will no longer be "us and them" thing. Most of the
Pakistanis in the middle east are working side by side with
their Indian brothers and we do have this tension between us
because of the long standing conflict of Kashmir. We do feel
for them when the Muslims in India are suppressed e.g. Gujrat
violence, babri masjid demolishing and in Kashmir. Now that we
have them among us how about if we make them feel as our own
and not "one of them". I hope you may consider our Muslim
brothers and sisters from India living in middle east to have
their say and let us be one.
It of course is just a suggestion. With Best Regards,
Syed Amir Shahzad, www.amir4u.com.pk
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WaS Bhai, Hope you are doing fine. Thanks for the email
and sharing your thoughts. Well firstly CP as an organization
is purely for Pakistanis regardless of any status including
religion. The purpose of this platform is to help and keep
Pakistanis united. But this does not stop us accepting members
from other countries, we have over 3000 members from India
which even includes non Muslims. These are the people who
wanted our help which was offered to them on humanity grounds.
So there is no restrictions of other country nationals to
become our member regardless of their background.
It is too early to know the real intentions and outcome of the
soft relationship that is developing between us and India.
Note that such times had come in past and we were deceived. So
we have to wait and see. Indeed we all want peace but on
conditions of accepting the truth not only by India but by us
as well. Lets be honest, India has never accepted the truth of
Kashmir so as I said we have to wait and see.
We can not do much in our publications due to our very strict
policy that is in place at present which for sure may get
flexible if and when the right time comes. Till then yes, our
Muslim brothers from India can enjoy our professional services
regardless of their country of origin but our offer just ends
Regards and once again thank you for sharing your honest and
good thoughts with rest of us.
PS: We have in KSA database 221 Indians listed!
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Still looking at the illnesses and their non-physical
causes…. The second Energy Center of the body is located in
the abdominal area. It comprises of the pelvis, hip area,
bladder, appendix, lower vertebrae, large intestine and the
reproductive organs. Some of the illnesses related to the
second energy center, are: Ob/gyn problems, urinary
infections, pelvic pain, lumbago, headaches and skin problems
The underlying issues for these physical ailments can include:
Blame, guilt, money, ethics and honor in relationships,
stress, the desire to be in control of situations, the sense
of creativity etc. More specifically, the uterine problems can
mirror how a woman feels about motherhood. Bladder problems
and infections can be related to anxiety and our ‘holding on’
to old ideas. Appendicitis can reflect fear of life and
problems in the large intestine can show our need to settle
old issues and to let go of past incidents that are having a
negative effect on our present. Interestingly, constipation
signifies ‘refusal’ to let go and on the contrary, diarrhea
shows ‘letting go’ perhaps too quickly without mental
settlement. I hope I am making sense to you this far. My point
is that Reiki can be very helpful in harmonizing the energy
flow in the above-mentioned organs by minimizing and
hopefully, eliminating the root causes associated with them.
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Rawalpindi Rhetoric and realities
By S.A.J. Shirazi
between landscapes of the rough, rolling plains
beginning from the foot of the Murree hills,
Rawalpindi city, commonly called Pindi, has a
kaleidoscopic history spread over several
millenniums extending to the ancient times
corresponding with the decaying period of Buddhism
to the invasions of the Macedonians and then to the
dawn of the Muslims era. The long spells of darkness
overcast the history of the religion as well as the
city before Muslims conquest.
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Man is Known by the Company
Assalam-O-Alikum Here I am once again. How is life going? How
did the results of exams go? Hope they were good. Best of luck
as you all get geared up for your next semesters.
Today we will talk about a saying that I am sure all of you
must have heard of. Yes. The saying goes like “Man is known
by the company he keeps”.
We are judged by our character and our character is reflected
in our choice of friends.
We are all influenced by each other. The people around us
influence our ideas, our thoughts, and even our traits. People
with whom we are associated and whom we choose to be friends
with critically determine who we ultimately will become.
Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has also stressed upon
keeping good company. He always emphasized on sitting in good
company and among pious people. This will tend to strengthen
our faith and help us to come close to our Lord. However,
choosing morally sick people as friends and being in bad
company will draw us away from God and corrupt our character
too. There is hardly anything more ruinous to the soul than
the company of such a friend.
Bad company corrupts good habits. This is an easily observed
commonplace fact. Throughout history, the company of bad
friends has been seen to cause the downfall of a person. If we
keep company with people who are immoral, or greedy or worldly
ambitious, the pressure from these friendships will soon
deprive us of our good habits.
Bad company is the breeding ground of all sins and vices. From
the very early times, peer pressure has been a crucial factor
in leading people astray. Parents shall always keep a watch on
the company their keep, and the friends they hang out with.
From their experience, they know quite well that some of the
friends have unhealthy and bad traits, and could very easily
put a negative influence on the thinking process of their
children. They rightly warn their offspring of them. We have
to be careful ourselves too. Mingling and socializing with the
wrong crowd could eventually breakdown the moral values that
our elders had worked so hard to implant in us. Studies show
that the main reason for the criminal behavior and wrong
habits such as smoking and drinking are peer pressure or the
influence of disagreeable persons with whom the criminals
socialize. Let me quote Charles Haddon: “When a man is known
to suffer from a sadly contagious disease, none of his friends
will come near the house. There is little need to warn them
off, they are all too alarmed to come near. Why is it people
are not as much afraid of the corruption of vice? How dare
they run risks for themselves and their children by allowing
evil companions to frequently visit their house? Sin is as
infectious as and far more deadly than the smallpox or fever.
Flee, then, from every one who might lead you into it.”
Rot will encourage rot, but one ripe piece of fruit will not
drive out rottenness from another. It does not mean that we
have to hate people with bad traits, rather it means that we
aught to keep the distance to protect ourselves. If we sit
among good people, we will catch their good habits. If, during
our life we have struggled to do well, have friends that are
of good character, etc., we are likely to be seen in the eyes
of our fellowmen as being a good person because it says “Birds
of a feather flock together”. So the lesson is to recognize
bad company - and avoid it.
Mrs. Amna Tariq, Makkah
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