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Pyar

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Main lafzon mai kuch bhi izhar nahi karta
Matlab yeh nahee ke tujhe pyar nahi karta

Chahta hoon main tujhe aaj bhi par
Teri soch mei apna waqt bekar nahi karta

Tamasha naa ban jaaye kahi mohabbat meri
Isi liye apne dard ko namoodaar nahi karta

Jo kuch mila hai usi mei khush hoon main
Tere liye khuda se taqraar nahi karta

Par kuch tou baat hai teri fitrat mein zalim
Warna mein tujhe chahne ki khataa bar bar nahi karta

Dear Diary – 2nd Sep, 2009

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I realized I have not posted anything from a long time not even a random quickie not that anyone reads it but it’s fun to write It feel’s good when I express myself

When I clicked “New Post” I had no idea what I am going to write about, I have no clue right now as well So I guess I’ll tell you about my routine these days, yeah? You like that eh? You have a curious stalker somewhere inside you

Oh well

It’s a very busy life I wake up at a fixed time, I work for 14-16 hours (yes don’t give me lecture, I know it’s a lot), and then I sleep at the fixed time for fixed amount of hours mundane boring I wish life had the option of saving and running macros or something like a Super remote control (like in the movie Click) That’s all about my routine I would ask you ‘what’s up with you’ but I don’t want to stop writing/typing right now so I will continue, you can tell me your routine later in the comments

I don’t know if you have read about SeeNReport (pvt) Ltd getting series A VC funding, I think it’s really cool, and I congratulate them and wish them best of luck You can read more about it here

I think @byteconnector‘s poetry is cool, and I think technotwoet.com will rock

(yes, I am just randomly writing things I find/found rather interesting)

One thing that’s constantly bugging me right now is the light yellow/cream colored line on this page which is tempting me to upgrade and try out wp 284 ;p


@Shubhankar wrote:
#Pakistan truly a basket case – Article about the Rock scene there has #Afghanistan in its URL http://3ly/b2y Pakistan #fail as always

When guardian makes a mistake and adds “afghanistan” in a url of a story related to Pakistan, it’s somehow Pakistan’s fail 😆 IMO it’s a fail fail *as always* 😆

Did I tell you I have changed my default browser? I now use Firefox just when I want to use Firebug Except for that I am always on Google Chrome It’s fast (Yes, I know you have heard it before ;d)

Just activated a new theme I don’t change themes very often But this one looks pretty cool ;d

These days when I am not working (rarely, before or after work-hours or on weekends) I try to get some time for games and browsing-around randomly Have started playing NFS Undercover Pretty neat But a bit weird in the sense that it allows you to roam freely, but blocks the short-cuts when you are actually in a race I love the cars they have offered though, From Pagani Zonda to Volkswagon :d

While chatting with Saad’s Junni-Darling on msn we talked about one very old game ‘Cadillacs & Dinosaurs‘ that we used to play at “five-star-game-ki-dukaan” (5 Star Game Shop, desi gaming arena :P) We have wasted so many tokens on that game I found it at torrents and played it myself, now Hammad and Ibrahim play that (they have finished it as well) Looking for more classics like that one, I found ‘Golden Axe‘ Triology We used to play that for hours I don’t like it anymore though

I also tried “Worms Armageddon” pretty cool game Trying to find “lemmings” now and will also try “Pro Evolution Soccer ’09”

One interesting fact about this post is that I started it at around Sehri (Sunrise), and right now am having kachori and mithai in Aftaar (Sunset) heh

Just updated an old post: “Blood Camp, YPP, or main

While I was writing this post Gmail went down and came up again as well I didn’t even notice the downtime I find it quite interesting that it was such a widespread issue that almost all of the slots in Google trends were taken by queries related to Google downtime Never saw something like that (Read it on mashable btw, that’s not my original finding)

These days I don’t feel like using twitter or facebook I am even thinking (once again) about dropping off the social scene by comitting a social suicide Let’s see if I really do do that

Oh well, let’s finish this post I will write again tomorrow if I feel like it

-Salman

Dil ka Rishta – Yuvraaj (Lyrics)

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Yuvvraaj (2008)Title: Dil Ka Rishta
Movie: Yuvvraaj (2008)
Released: 2008
Singer: Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, ARRahman, Clinton,
Suzzanne, Vivienne Pocha, Blaaze, Naresh & Benny
Download: Click here (Don’t try right click and save as, won’t work)

Passion and aggression
Can I leave it somewhere

Dil dil hain dil dil mil jaane de
Passion and aggression
Can I leave it somewhere

Dil ka yeh sikka chal jaane de
Rishta yeh rishta pak jaane

DooorDil se nehin hain hum dooor
Jism alag hi sahi
Ek hi jaan ek noor

Lamba safar umra ka hain
Tanha gujarta nehin
Sar pe agar dhoop na ho
Saya utarta nehin

Rishtey bina hain jis tarah
Saye bina aadmi
Dil ki kissi dori se hain
Bandha hua aadmi

OOunaway,never leave your sould
Slow it down,be sure to carry it too

Passion and aggression
Can I leave it somewhere

Dil ka yeh sikka chul jaane
Rishta yeh rishta pak ja

Passion and aggression
Can I leave it somewhere

Dil dil hain dil dil mil jaane de
Dil dil hain dil dil mil jaane de

Rishta yeh rishta pak jaane de
Dil ka yeh sikka chul jaane de

Rishta yeh rishta pak jaane de
Haste hue jina hain toh,
Ji le kissi ke liya
Tere liye hain zindagi
Tu zindagi ke liye

Tupalke toh utha toh jaara
Rishton ki roshni toh ho
Dil ko jala toh jara

So when you ask
I be your dear brother
Someone who’s always there
To be by your side
Don’t let it pass
It reaaly does does matter
If we never over look back
Here’s what you mean me
I want to smile out
Scream out
I find my stregth
Right here with you
You’re my strenth

DooorDil se nehin hain hum dooor
Jism alag hi sahi
Ek hi jaan ek noor

DooorDil se nehin hain hum dooor
Jism alag hi sahi
Ek hi jaan ek noor

Love Story – Francis Lai

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A song I was looking from ages, have fun

Introducing: Twitter Diva

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Twitter Diva is just an alias I have given to someone I don’t even know yet

Things I can tell:
1) She is a blogger
2) She uses twitter
3) She is not on my Following Or Followers list (yet)
4) I may or may not have mentioned her ever

Now obviously some would be saying “whaaaaaa? what kind of intro is that!!” but seriously If you know me, you will be thankful that I actually have shared this publicly

Anyways, See you guys later,
-Salman

MYTH: Bibi Aisha a six-year-old bride

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I saw this message on #blaagers hash tag on twitter from enked of Chidimarcom:

Please all #Muslims gather ! Read here and start commenting ! http://bitly.com/FKjT0 You can spend atleast 3-5 minutes for #Islam #blaagers

The whole topic is about that Bibi Aisha was 6 or 9 years old at the time of marriage — here is the rebuttal to this FALSE “claim”

Bibi Asma was Hazrat Abu Bakr’s daughter She was the half sister of Bibi Aisha

According to this page on Wikipedia:

692: Death

According to almost all the historians, Asma the elder sister of Aisha, was ten years older than Aisha Asma is reported to die in the 73 AH, when she was 100 years old”

Now many will say that Wikipedia cannot be used as a reference or source But I have the sources with me:

According to Abda’l-Rahman ibn abi zanna’d:

“Asma was 10 years older than Ayesha (Siyar A‘lam Al-Nubala’, Al-Zahabi, Vol 2, p 289, Arabic, Mu’assasatu’l-risalah, Beirut, 1992)

قال عبد الرحمن بن أبي الزناد كانت أسماء أكبر من عائشة بعشر

According to Ibn Kathir:

“She [Asma] was elder to her sister [Ayesha] by 10 years” (Al-Bidayah wa’l-nihayah, Ibn Kathir, Vol 8, p 371, Dar al-fikr al-`arabi, Al-jizah, 1933) #link

وهي أكبر من أختها عائشة بعشر سنين

According to Ibn Kathir:

“She [Asma] saw the killing of her son during that year [73 AH], as we have already mentioned, and five days later she herself died According to other narratives, she died not after five days but 10 or 20, or a few days over 20, or 100 days later The most well known narrative is that of 100 days later At the time of her death, she was 100 years old” (Al-Bidayah wa’l-nihayah, Ibn Kathir, Vol 8, p 372, Dar al-fikr al-`arabi, Al-jizah, 1933) #link

وأدركت قتل ولدها في هذه السنة كما ذكرنا، ثم ماتت بعده بخمسة أيام

وقيل: بعشرة

وقيل: بعشرين

وقيل: بضع وعشرين يوما

وقيل: عاشت بعده مائة يوم، وهو الأشهر، وبلغت من العمر مائة سنة ولم يسقط لها سن، ولم ينكر لها عقل رحمها الله

وقد روت عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عدة أحاديث طيبة مباركة رضي الله عنها ورحمها

According to Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani:

“She [Asma] lived a hundred years and died in 73 or 74 AH” (Taqribu’l-tehzib, Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani, p 654, Arabic, Bab fi’l-nisa’, al-harfu’l-alif, Lucknow)

8525- أسماء بنت أبي بكر الصديق ‏[‏ذات النطاقين‏]‏ زوج الزبير ابن العوام من كبار الصحابة عاشت مائة سنة وماتت سنة ثلاث أو أربع وسبعين ع

This says two things:

  1. Bibi Asma was 10 years older than Bibi Aisha
  2. Bibi Asma died in 73 AH (692 – 693 CE)

Okay so it means Bibi Asma was born in 592 and then 10 years later in year 602 Bibi Aisha was born

So the Exact year of Bibi Aisha’s birth is: 602 CE

Now hold that thought and let me check when Bibi Aisha got married with our beloved Prophet:

Wikipedia says on this page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha#Marriage_to_Muhammad

According to the traditional sources, Aisha was six or seven years old when betrothed to Muhammad[1][3][4] American historian Denise Spellberg states that “these specific references to the bride’s age reinforce Aisha’s pre-menarcheal status and, implicitly, her virginity”[3] She stayed in her parents’ home until the age of nine, when the marriage was consummated[1][3][4][5][6][7] The marriage was delayed until after the Hijra, or migration to Medina, in 622; Aisha and her older sister Asma bint Abi Bakr only moved to Medina after Muhammad had already migrated there After this, the wedding was celebrated very simply

It clearly says:

  1. She was betrothed (engaged) to Prophet at the age of six or seven years
  2. Marriage took place at the age of nine
  3. Marriage took place after Hijrah (migration)

Hijrah took place in 622 CE!! If she was born in 602 CE as we PROVED above, Bibi Aisha was around 20 years old when she got married to our beloved Prophet!

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Please note that that there are many different ways to debunk this claim, and most ways will take you to a new age for example on one place Ibn-e-Hajar says:

“Fatima was born at the time the Ka`bah was rebuilt, when the Prophet was 35 years old she was five years older that Ayesha” (Al-isabah fi tamyizi’l-sahabah, Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Vol 4, p 377, Maktabatu’l-Riyadh al-haditha, al-Riyadh, 1978)

It means when Bibi Aisha was born Prophet was 40 years old, we already know that their marriage took place after Hijrah, and that at the time of Hijrah Prophet was 52 years old (or above?), which means that Bibi Aisha was at least 12 years of age at the time of marriage

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On one location Al-Tabari writes:

“All four of his [Abu Bakr’s] children were born of his two wives during the pre-Islamic period” (Tarikhul-umam wa’l-mamlu’k, Al-Tabari (died 922), Vol 4, p 50, Arabic, Dara’l-fikr, Beirut, 1979) (also known as Tarikh-ul-Tabari OR History of the Prophets and Kings)

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That means Bibi Aisha was born before the first revelation which occured in 610 CE, It doesn’t say if it was one year before first revelation or 5 years or 10 years, it just says “pre-Islamic Period” So we cannot get the exact age but we can safely say that at the time of marriage (which took place after Hijrah (622 CE)) Bibi Aisha was at least 12 years of age or more

All this means that we cannot trust and rely on narrations regarding Bibi Aisha’s age They all are contradicting each other, they are all conflicting

-Salman

My super-awesome introduction :P

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*coughs* takes the dice *coughs again*

*takes a deep breath*

Hi
*eery mic feedback*

I am [someone from crowd coughs: *cough-luhser-cough*]
*takes a deep breath again*

I am Salman Mehmood I I *stammers*  blaag at [spells out]http://[/spells]blog.skdev.net

I’m *coughs* aaaa *thinking to run away quickly* I’m aaa .php mysql developer and I work for a [pronounciation desified]YouEss[/pronounce] based firm
*quickly gulps down half glass of water*

I’m uhhhhhhhhhhh *long pause*

*runs off the stage while almost whispering*: Thank you

Aik Dua

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Aye maire rab Pakistan ko nijaat dila

Zalimon ke zulm se,
Jaahilon ke Jahal se,
Kaafron ke Kufr se,
Munafiqon ke Jhoot se,
Makaron ki Makari se,
Qarz ki nahoosat se,
Shirk ki Inteha se,
Walwalon ki kami se,
Jawanon ki Neend se

Pakistan ko nijaat dila, Pakistan ko nijaat dila

Celebrating Dual Birthday’s Today

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How to reset wordpress admin password

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I am sure there are many ways to do this, but I am going to tell you the one I use, first let me tell you why I suddenly thought about writing this, if you don’t want to find that out please click here (or scroll down) to go directly to read my own preferred way of resetting wordpress admin password by using a simple PHP script

I found this PakBlogger.Com post on How To Reset WordPress Admin Password Via phpMyAdmin It was shared by Awais Naseer of The Gadgets — one of the very few people who I found interesting enough to stalk using my PC & twitter account I thought I should post my comments there but then I realized I could use my own blog to post a correction Why? Oh well for obvious reasons that you all have guessed by now 😛

It’s a very good post, but there is one thing that can be changed to make it even more simple (it reduces one complete step AND a tab) okay let me quote that part first:

Now open a new tab in your browser and go to MD5 hash and write a password and encrypt that to MD5 hash

Step 5: Now copy this encrypted form and in .phpMyAdmin check the box beside your username and click on the pencil icon to edit the entry and replace the password with newly generated md5hash password that you copied

Click on Go to save the changes and you new password is set

Okay now please check the two images I have posted below (click to magnify):
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If you follow that step you won’t have to go to any other site to encrypt your password There is no problem with using 3rd party site for that but why use something when you really don’t have too?

My Preferred Way to Reset WP Admin Password:

Well this was for people who have access to .phpMyAdmin, what if you don’t have access to .phpMyAdmin? What if your access is limited to just FTP? I had that problem recently when I was trying to setup a blog at DaCoolSiteCom, a site that I created to raise funds for my awareness campaign “Thalassemia Free Pakistan

Well here is the solution for them:

Step 1: (Screenshot)
Download this file “WordPress: Reset Admin Password Script“, Extract & Upload it in your WordPress directory (it must share the same folder with wp-config.php)

Step 2): (Screenshot)
Open it in your browser (ex: http://yoursitecom/wordpress/reset_pass.php)

Step 3): (Screenshot)
Click on your Username, enter a new password and click submit, your password is updated You can login with your new password now

Step 4): (Screenshot)
For security reasons it is advised to either delete OR rename reset_pass.php on your server

It can’t get simpler than that, no?
-Salman