"No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it”.
The above quote of Alfred North Whitehead (d. 1947) truly has lived up to its legendary status in this current era the foundations of which were laid in the so called Renaissance of Western Europe. The idealistic theme is what one can vividly observe in the rhythmic notes of the
Updated 22-Sep-2012 at 08:19 PM by Bret Hawk
For some strange reasons when ever the month of Zil Hijah commences I usually become encapsulated with the coatings of scepticism and intrigue about that supposedly great figure of Almighty who has been bestowed with the revered title of Khalil ullah (A close associate of Allah SWT) in the holy scripture of Islam. Why Prophet Abraham Alihi Salam did never try to contemplate and rationalise about the theme of his that famous dream which was presumed by him to be the Divine command to sacrifice his
Updated 04-Nov-2011 at 03:17 PM by Bret Hawk
Have we ever wondered about the antithesis of any object or subject matter? Like for instance hoping to taste savory food item's sensation of brittleness in the mouth but in contrary we could not be able to feel any thing on the sensory receptors of our taste buds. To be able to quench the thirst with some amount of water but unable to do that or to envision the greenery and flora in the garden and by making our ways in to the garden all we could behold is an array of artificial vegetation and flowers
Updated 17-Oct-2011 at 04:44 PM by Bret Hawk
Hypocrisy and double standards are no doubt the hallmarks of majority of Muslims and their incumbent states as well for some centuries but by admitting with this crude factual account one should have to do the comparative analysis of other so called torch bearers of “Secularism and Liberal Enlightenment”.
Duplicity or must I say multifarious meanings of many concepts which are embedded partially in to some terms do also exists and entrenched in to the minds of Western intelligentsia.
Updated 12-Sep-2011 at 04:42 PM by Bret Hawk
Manto.jpgToday is the 56th death anniversary of an iconic personality of Pakistan who revolutionised the concept of stark and ruthless realism in the fiction genre of Urdu literature after the introductory (but brief) phase of Munshi Premchand’s literary gems of the just concluded twentieth century. For me the introduction to the great Manto’s imposing oeuvre was first happened during the early 1990’s, the period when I was a school going boy, and later got my detailed attention
Updated 01-Jul-2011 at 03:25 AM by Bret Hawk
Dogs with Bones.jpgThe great Islamic mystic of thirteenth Gregorian century Maulana Jalaludin Muhammad Rumi (d. 1273 C.E), May Almighty shower His countless blessings on his exalted soul, once beautifully said these words, which are worth to be written with golden fibres;
“We (mystics) have extracted the marrow (divine essence of Islam) from the bones (rituals, legal rulings and dogmas) and have left them for the dogs (Legal doctors and superficial adherents of Islam) to bicker
Updated 14-Jan-2011 at 09:19 PM by Bret Hawk
Wishful Thinking.jpgIf we just consider some of the delicacies and beautiful objects around the world from which we can extract some of the exotic pleasures for our own physical self. The beautiful tracts of lands which are filled with amazing species of fauna and flora, the natural and breathtaking waterfalls from the chests of imposing mountains, the wonderful delicacies of varied forms of cuisines and food items, the affable varieties of fruits and vegetables, the gorgeous array of charming
Updated 31-Dec-2010 at 10:00 PM by Waseem