Alwada Alvida Hai Mah e Ramzan

Alwida Alwida Alvida Hai,
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Dil teray aanay say motbar thay,
Noor mein dubay shaam o sehar they.
Teray janay say dil ro raha hai,
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvada Hai, Mah e Ramazan bass alwida hai.

Sehri iftar qir’at tarawi,
Aur azaan e namazein o tasbeeh.
Yeh saman noori tujh say mila hai,
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvada Hai, Mahe Ramadan bass alwida hai.

Rehmatoon ka tu pegham laya,
barkatoon ka tu inaam laya.
Rutba aala o afzal tera hai,
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvida Hai, Mah e Ramadhan bas alwida hai.

Jaam rehmat kay tunay pilaye,
Gul muradoon kay tuney khilaye.
Tu juda hum say ab ho raha hai,
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvada Hai, Mah e Ramdhan bas alwida hai.

Humko baykal tu paye ga kab tak,
Gar rahe zinda aglay baras tak.
Phir milein gay jo huqmay khuda hai
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvada Hai, Mah e Ramadhaan bass alwida hai.

Chal diya hai tu jo Rab ki janib,
Ahl e Imaan kay purnam hain Qalib.
Qalb e Ishrat bhi gham say bhara hai,
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvida Hai, Mah e Ramazaan bass alwida hai.

Humko bekal tu payega tab tak
Gar rahay zinda agle baras tak.
Phir milengay jo huqm e Khuda hai
Mah e Ramzan bas alwada hai.

Alwada Alwida Alvada Hai, Mah e Ramzan bas alwida hai.


Juma tul Wida – the Last Friday of Ramadan

Juma-tul-Wida is the Last Friday of Ramadan. The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said” any one who worships Allah in Friday will receive protection from Allah for the entire week”. The importance of Friday is more then other days of the week. The Prophet Mohammad said: “Allah Almighty forgives the sins committed between two Fridays of the one who performs his Friday Namaaz regularly”. Juma-tu-Wida is the day of acceptance of prays (Dua).

Sayyid Ibn Tawus and Shaykh al-Saduq have both narrated the following on the authority of Jabir ibn `Abdullah al-Ansariy: I visited the Messenger of Allah (a.s) on the last Friday of Ramadan. As he saw me, he said, “Jabir: This is the last Friday of Ramadan. You should thus bid it farewell by saying the following:

اللّهُمّ لا تَجْعَلهُ آخِرَ العَهْدِ مِنْ صِيَامِنَا إِيَّاهُ

(allahumma la taj`alhu akhira al`ahdi min siyamina iyyahu)
“O Allah: (please) do not make it the last of our fasting in this month;”

فَإِنْ جَعَلْتَهُ فَاجْعَلْنِي مَرْحُوماً وَلا تَجْعَلْنِي مَحْرُوما.

(fa-in ja`altahu faj`alny marhuman wa la taj`alny mahruman)
“But if you decide so, then (please) make me enjoy (Your) mercy and do not make me deprived (of it)”.

Friday is like day of Eid for Muslims because there are much similarity between Eid and Friday. On both days Muslims offer prayer 2 Rakat namaz and they listen Khutbah of Immam. Both Namaz can not be Qaza.

The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said the first person who enter the mosque for Friday prayer will get the reward of the charity of a camel, the second person will be rewarded with the charity of a cow, the third person will receive the reward the charity of a sheep, the fourth person the charity of a chicken, the fifth person charity of an egg”.

Correct Procedure to Pray Salat ul Tasbih (For forgiveness of All Sins)

Benefits of Salat-Ul-Tasbih

Our Beloved Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) said to his uncle (father’s brother) Sayyiduna Abbass (may Allah be pleased with him) Oh uncle shall I not give you Shall I not grant you Shall I not award you Shall I not do mercy on you When you do 10 things Allah will forgive your sins: of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed. Then he (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) explained the taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day, if you can not pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime (Abu’Dawood & Tirimzi)

How to perform Salatul Tasbih?
This salaat (namaz) is offered in four rakat at a time and can be read in any part of the day and night besides Zawal and Sunrise and Sunset makrooh times, keeping in mind the forbidden times for performing Salat (namaaz). But is is preferred before Zuhr (Fatawa Alamgeeri)

The Tasbih to be read in Salaat-Ul-Tasbeeh:
” Subhaan Allahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaha illal Laahu Wallahu Akbar “

Goal is to recite above Tasbih 300 times in Four Rakah with the following method.
In the first rakaat, after reading Sana “Subhaana Kallahumma…”, read the above tasbih 15 times.
Now recite Aaoz “Aoozubillah…”, Bismillah “Bismillah…”, Then read sura Fatiha and a Surah or minimum of three small Ayayhs then read the tasbih 10 times again.

Go to ruku saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar), after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Ruku.
Saying “Samee Allahu Liman Hamidah Rabbana Lakal Hamdh” get up from ruku to qiyam position.
Now read the tasbih 10 times.

Go to Sajdah saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal A’la” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Sajdah.

Now go after first Sajdah go to Jalsa (sitting position) saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar). Sitting in Jalsa read tasbih 10 times.

Go to sajda again saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal A’la” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Sajdah again.

Get up to begin 2nd rakat saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar).
Do rakah #2 in same fashion, but before reading Bismillah “Bismillah…”, and Surah Fatiha, read the tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat.

After second Sajdah of Second Rakat sit in Qaidah Oola (first sitting) read Attahiyat, Durood and Dua then get up for 3rd rakaat without saying Salam.

Begin third Rakat, just like the first Rakat, with Sana “Subhaana Kallahumma…”, read the above tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat untill you sit for Qaidah Akihra (last sitting) after second sajdah of fourth Rakah.

In Qaidah Akihra Attahiyat, Durood, Dua finish Salah with Salam.

Special notes for Salat-Ul-Tasbih:
1) Do not count loudly. It will break Salah
2) Do not count on fingers or by holding a Bead Tasbih in hand. It is Makruh.
3) You may count by pressing the fingers as a reminder. For example if you are in Ruku. You me press pinky of your right hand first for the first count, then the finger next to it for second count, then the middle finger for third count, following this method untill you reach the pinky of left hand will give you an exact count of ten. Use the same method in Qayam, Sajdah and Jalsa.
4) If missed a count then make it up in the next posture. For example if forgot to recite Tasbih after Surah in Qayam. Then you may recite Tasbish 20 times instead of 10 in Rukuh after “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”. Missed Tasbih cannot be recited in Qayam after ruku and Jalsa between Sajdah. If you missed the Tasbih in Ruku then recite 20 in the first Sajdah instead of the Qayam after rukuh. Similarly if missed the Tasbih in first Sajdah then do not make it up in Jalsa. Instead recite missed tasbih in the second Sajdah. If Tasbih has been missed in last sajdah of second or fourth Rakah then you can recite the missed ones before Attahiyat in Qaidah.
5) If you miss a wajib in Salah and have to do Sajdah Sahaw. You dont have to recite Tasbih in Sajdah sahoo, since the 300 count has been estalished. But if you had missed Tasbih in any of the postures and remeber it now. Then you may recite the missed Tasbih in Sajdah Sahaw now.
6) It is preferable to recite after Surah Fatiha Sura Takathuur in the first raka’, Surah Wal A’sr in the second raka’, Surah Kaferoon (qul ya aiyuhal Kafiroon) in the third and Surah Akhlas (Qul hu Allah-hu ahd) in the fourth raka’. If one does not remember these surah they can recite the ones they prefer.

May Allah accept this dua’ (supplication) for the sake of the trustworthy PROPHET MOHAMMED (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon him)


Announcement of Employment Permit System CBT (Computer Based Test) of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK) in 2011

According to the MOU on the Sending of Workers between the Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea (MOEL) and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, CBT (Computer Based Test) of Proficiency in Korean  (EPS-TOPIK) for Pakistanis to be conducted as follows.

All job seekers who want to work in Korea under the Employment Permit System should pass the EPS-TOPIK, implemented by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) authorized by the OEC, and only those who passed the test shall be allowed to submit the job applications for EPS.

Held by : Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea

Implemented by : Human Resources Development Service of Korea

Cooperated by : Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of Pakistan),

Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC)

1. Test Time Schedule for 2011

23th August 2011 to 28th August 20116th Sept., 2011 to 9th Sept., 2011 Applicant must have born between 07.09.1971 and 06.09.1993 DECEMBER, 2011 23th August 2011 to 28th August 20116th Sept., 2011 to 9th Sept., 2011 Applicant must have born between 07.09.1971 and 06.09.1993







Announcement of Test Result


TOTAL     2,940     1,470    



24th August 2011


28th August 2011

6th Sept., 2011


9th Sept., 2011

1,120 22th Sept., 2011 29th to 30th

4th to 7th

10th to 14th

17th to 21st

560 26th Oct. 2011 Applicant must have born between 07.09.1971





980 25st Oct., 2011 1st to 4th

14th to 18th

21st to 25th

490 30th Nov. 2011
840 1th Dec., 2011 8th to 9th

12th to 16th

19th to 23rd

420 28th Dec. 2011

 *  Test Time Schedule can be changed according to Employment Permit System  operating conditions

○ Morning Time(35persons)

Briefing : 09:00~10:00, – Test time : 10:00~11:10

* All examinee must be in the designated test room before the designated time 09:00 for the orientation

Afternoon Time(35persons)

Briefing: 12:30~13:30, Test time : 13:30~14:40

* All examinee must be in the designated test room before the designated time 12:30 for the orientation.

2. (Allowed) Type of Industry: Manufacturing only

○ All applicants of CBT EPS-TOPIK can choose only ‘Manufacturing ’for selection of the type of industry. Choice of other type of industry is not allowed.

3. The (expected) number of passers :1,470 persons

○  The selection will be made in the order of the high scores among the applicants who scored more than 80 points out of 200 points and as many as the number of ‘expected number of passers’will be selected based on their test results.

* The number of passers can be changed according to the Employment Permit System  operating conditions

4. Test Place and date Announcement

 ○ Test Place : CBT (Computer Based Test) Examination Room

* Location : Overseas Employment Corporation, Pakistan Manpower Institute (PMI)   Auditorium Building Basement, Zero Point, Islamabad

 ○ Announcement Method

 – Website of EPS-TOPIK (http//

 – Website of OEC (http;//

5. Qualifications (Eligibility)

○ Persons aged between 18 and 39

* Persons born between September 7, 1971 and September 6, 1993)

○ Persons who have not been convicted of imprisonment or heavier punishment

○ Persons who have no record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea

○ Persons who are not restricted from departure of home country

6.  Applying for Registration      

□ Pre-Registration

○ period of Pre-Registration : 24th August to 28th August, 2011

○ Pre-Registration Places in each Regions

      No. District Office  Address
1 Islamabad OEC Pakistan Manpower Institute (PMI) Auditorium Building, Zero Point
2 Karachi OEC Red Crescent Building, Dr. Daud Pota Road
3 Lahore OEC H.No.61-L, Model Town Extension Near Faisal Chowk
4 Quetta OEC OPF Building, Bock No. 4, Near Masjid –e-Khazra, Satellite Town
5 Peshawar OEC 9/4, Rafiqi Line, Main Bara Road, Opposite Qayyum Stadium

○ According to Ages Pre-registration of candidates shall be made as per following schedule

No. Date of pre-registration Age of Candidates
1. 24 August, 2011 Above 35 to 39 years (maximum)
2. 25 – 26 August, 2011 Above 25 to 35 years
3. 27 – 28 August, 2011 18 to 25 years

– Every applicant must fill in the pre-registration form and submit along with a clearly legible copy of Passport on the same day to OEC’s offices against receipt. All the relevant details are given on the pre-registration form/receipt.

 Applicants Selection

○ Selection Method : Selected through a computer draw program by HRD Korea

○ Selected persons : 2,940 persons

○ Announcement date : 11:00am, 5th September 2011

○ Announcement Method

        – Website of OEC (http;//

        – Website of EPS-TOPIK(http;//

□ Registration

  ○ Submit Applications : Selected 2,940 applicants can apply for the Registration

○ Period of Registration: September 6, 2011 to September 9, 2011(for 4 days)

 – Registration hours: 09:00 ~ 16:00 (lunch break 13:00 – 14:00)

○ Registration Places in Each Regions : same places as mentioned for Pre-Registration

○ Required documents

 –  Application form (Free distribution at registration places)

* Application numbers are written on each application form, and one applicant can receive and submit one application form. If there is any error in an application form, correct it with correction fluid or tape and submit it.

–  A color copy of passport

* A color copy of passport is required to be attached on the application form

* If an applicant’s personal information on the passport is not exactly the same as the one on the application form, their entry to Korea is not permitted in any case, and the applicant is fully responsible for any problem caused by the differences in their personal information. Therefore, applicants are strongly advised to make their passports before the registration, if possible.

* We only accept passport. Other certificates such as driver’s license, student’s card, certificate for those who have lost their ID card, etc. are not accepted.

* we will use the personal information (name, date of birth, and gender) written on the application form and the applicant’s photo attached on the application form for their future employment in Korean, and these are not changeable in any case.

–  2 color photographs of 3.5 x 4.5cm (taken within 6 months)

Registration fee : 2,100 Pak Rs (US $24 equivalent)

* It shall be paid by the 2,940 applicants at the time of registration.

 * If an applicant who has unavoidable reasons to cancel his/her registration, the applicant can get full refund during registration period. (However, re-application after cancellation is not allowed)

7. Test Summary

   Question Structure Number of questions Total score Time given
Listening 25 100 30 mins.
Reading 25 100 40 mins.
TOTAL 50 200 70 mins

   ○ Test Structure & Allotment of Scores and passing standard

          – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

– Listening and Reading test will be implemented continuously without a break.

  ○   Items to prepare on the test day

    – Examinee’s Admission Ticket (will be distributed on the registration day)

      – Passport

      – All applicants are required to bring his/her passport of which is the same with the one posted on his/her application form.

      ※ No applicant is allowed to take the test without passport

8. Announcement of Test Result

  ○ Announcement Method

    – Website of OEC (http;//

    – Website of Employment Permit System(http;//

    – Website of EPS-TOPIK(http;//

    – Website of HRDKOREA(http;//

○ Applicants Marks(Score) Conformation

    –       Marks(Score) conformation at test day

    –             Marks(Score) can be confirmed after the one day of result announcement dat at (

○ Validity period of test result is 2 years (effect on the date of result)

9. Other Information

○ Have a valid passport for a minimum period of one year.

○ If CBT Test to proceed without any problem, registration for the year 2012 shall again be made in December, 2011

 * but, registration Schedule can be changed according to Employment Permit System operating conditions.

○ On the test day, mobile phones, cassette players, PDA, MP3 player, electronic dictionaries, and other electronic devices which are possibly used in cheating during the test are highly prohibited for applicants to carry.

○ Test will be void, and examinees will NOT be eligible for taking the EPS-TOPIK for 2 years in case of cheating during the test.

○ If an applicant’s personal information on the passport is not exactly the same as the one on the application form (name, date of birth, and gender), their registration to the EPS job seekers’roster and entry to Korea is not permitted in any case, and the applicant is fully responsible for any problem caused by the differences in their personal information.

◈ Passing the EPS-TOPIK only guarantees the qualification for job application for EPS, and does not guarantee the employment in Korea.

◈ Moreover, persons who are restricted from the employment in Korea, such as those who do not pass the medical examination or who have the record of illegal stay in Korea, cannot be employed in Korea.

◈ Pursuant to MOU between the Ministry of Employment and Labor of Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, only “OEC” has the legal rights regarding sending Pakistani workforce to Korea.

◈ Only the job seekers who passed EPS- TOPIK and registered on the roster by OEC can be hired by Korean employers.

◈ If any other private sectors are involved in procedure for sending workforce, there will be the legal punishment for those acts.

Urdu Column by‎ Javed Choudary – Sousti ka banulaqwami award (سستی کا عالمی ایوارڈ )

  Javed Chaudhryجاوید چوہدری) is a newspaper columnist. His series of columns have been published in four volumes in Urdu language. His most notable column ZERO POINT has great influence upon people of Pakistan especially Youth and Muslims of Pakistan. He writes for the Urdu newspaper Daily Express four time a week, covering topics ranging from social issues to politic

Below is his new column published also with Daily Express  titled “Sousti ka banulaqwami award سستی کا عالمی ایوارڈ– in which he writes about the our behavior in life and technology fields.

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 bln in its biggest deal ever

Google Inc is paying $12.5 billion to buy phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc, its biggest-ever deal, as protection against legal challenges from Apple Inc and other mobile rivals.

The Internet search leader is building up its patent portfolio — seen as one of the weakest in the industry – after it lost out to Apple, Microsoft Corp and others in a recent auction of bankrupt Nortel’s assets.

But in buying Motorola, the developer of Android — the leading smartphone software – risks alienating the 38 other phone makers that depend on Android to run their smartphones, according to analysts.

Google CEO Larry Page sought on Monday to reassure investors this would not happen, and phone makers including Samsung Electronics Co officially said they welcomed the deal as it will also help their legal battles.

“Motorola has a strong patent portfolio which will help protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies,” Page told analysts on a conference call.

Page also explained that Motorola Mobility would be run as a separate company, licensing Android software in the same way as its rivals, which also include HTC Corp and LG Electronics.

Analysts sees the deal primarily as a way for Google to protect and build out its mobile business and questioned if it would continue manufacturing handsets in the long term.

“We don’t think they necessarily want to be in the business. They want those patents first and foremost,” said Brian Pitz, an analyst at UBS. “This is really a game of protection.”

Some analysts said the deal would hurt Android’s popularity as software platform for Motorola’s rivals.

“The danger is that other handset makers feel disenfranchised,” said Nomura Securities global technology specialist Richard Windsor. “Motorola is the weaker player. This could actually collapse the entire community.”

While Apple’s iPhone is one the most talked about phones in history, Android has managed to surpass it as the market leader. Android dominated the smartphone market with a 43.4 percent share at the end of the second quarter, ahead of Nokia’s 22 percent, according to Gartner data. Apple ranked third with 18 percent, the data showed.

Deal terms

The deal values Motorola Mobility at $40 per share in cash, a 63 percent premium to its Friday closing price. The terms of the deal also features an unusually rich reverse breakup fee of $2.5 billion, according to a source close to the situation.

“It’s a deal that will take time to pay off, but they have a lot of cash and they want to chase after profit,” BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said, referring to the fact that Android has not been profitable thus far.

The deal delivers a windfall for investors including activist shareholder Carl Icahn, Motorola’s largest shareholder with a stake of just over 11 percent.

Icahn had been urging Motorola to look into splitting off its patent business – one of the biggest in the industry – from its handset business which recently ranked eight in the world by research firm Gartner in terms of unit sales.

In a statement, Icahn said the deal is “a great outcome for all shareholders of Motorola Mobility.”

Shares of Motorola Mobility jumped 59 percent, while Nokia’s stock gained more than 10 percent on speculation the Finnish company is now an acquisition target.

The deal –which took Wall Street by surprise – appears to mark a shift in strategy for a company that had focused on shoring up its Internet search and advertising empire with forays into video and social networking.

As part of the deal, Google also gets Motorola’s set-top box businesses, giving its nascent TV operation a much-needed boost by providing it with a more direct route into the home.

Google said it expects the deal to close by the end of 2011 or early in 2012, and that it was confident it would gain the regulatory approvals required in the United States and Europe and the blessing of Motorola Mobility’s shareholders.

Lazard advised Google on the deal, while Motorola used Centerview Partners and Frank Quattrone’s Qatalyst Partners, sources told Reuters.


ANP to celebrate Independence Day in KPK on Aug 16

 For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Awami National Party (ANP) has announced to celebrate Independence Day in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on August 15 by hoisting the national flag at the highest point in Peshawar, SAMAA reported late Sunday.

It is pertinent to mention here that the rival country of Pakistan, India will be celebrating the Independence Day on Monday, August 15. Besides, Kashmiris will be observing India’s Independence Day as ‘Black Day’.

Meanwhile, ANP leader and provincial Secretary Information Arbad Tahir, clarifying the impression, has said that due to security arrangements, the hoisting of the flag was delayed till Monday, August 15.

He said that the function may further be extended till August 16 or 17 if security agencies fail to issue security clearance.

Also, PPP’s leader Nabil Gabool, has requested the ANP leadership to change the date of celebrations, citing the past issues in connection with Ramazan and Eid’s moon sighting.

He said the government officials might have mistakenly set this date sans consent of ANP government.

He said if this is a bid for setting a trend then PPP will see the incident as ‘worrying’.

PML-N’s leader Ahsan Iqbal deplored the decision, saying that PM Gilani should immediately take notice and should order directives of cancelation of celebrations on August 16.