After Badshahi mosque, we went to Minar-e-Pakistan. This is a 175 feet tall minaret (if I am recalling correctly what I was told in year 2004 or 2005, when I visited it). It was constructed in the memory of the Lahore Resolution (passed on 23rd May 1940). Liaquat Ali Shah Sahib told me that the workers used to construct it with ablution and his father was also the one among those workers. He further added that 2 workers died, by falling down, while putting the cap of this minaret.
Allama Iqbal was the famous poet of sub-continent. He was titled as The Poet of East. He had a good command on Urdu, Persian, Arabic and German languages.
Before going to Quran Gallery, we went to see the sacred things placed in that mosque. Those Holy things were collected by Muslim kings and, sometimes, presented to other each other. Whenever I go to Lahore, I want to see those things. The pictures are not allowed there.
The city of Lahore does not need any introduction to the people of sub-continent. Every child of Pakistan and India know about Lahore. It is very hard to think of even a single exception. Lahore is called as the heart of Punjab. The only city that comes after Karachi is Lahore. There is an oft-quoted proverb jinney Lahore nahi takya o jamya he nahi – the person who has not seen Lahore has not born yet.
Since the world is created, there are always, at least, two opposite and contradictory sides of every thing. As we know that faith is a thing that is firmly ingrained in someone’s mind and never want any proof to be proven truth. For this reason, faith has always been a great target of Satan and his followers. As faith is the heart of every religion, affecting faith means affecting the religion. And, from the first day, every religion had the black sheep that become fake imposters to get advantage on the name of faith and religion.
Every person visit parks for different purpose and with a range of different people, there is a quite number of different activities that people are involved at parks. In Pakistan, families visit parks for recreation while most of the young teenagers visit parks for date. There are also a few, like drivers, who spend their free time in parks. There are a few students who visit parks for studying in quite environment but most of the students go there for bunking the college. I visited Fatima Jinnah Park (Sialkot) on Tuesday, 27th September, 2011. There, I took the pictures of different people involved in different activities. I would like to share those pictures with you.
There is a little difference in its and it’s. ‘Its’ means the thing that belongs to him/her/it. While ‘it’s’ is a short form for ‘it is’ like the short form for it will is it’ll. Keep in mind that there are two kinds of usage of any language; formal and informal. In formal writings, can’t, don’t, it’ll, he’ll, he’d and such words are not used. Instead, cannot, do not, it will, he will etc. are used. But it’s is among those words that can be used in formal writings.
So, whenever you see apostrophe (‘), it only have two meanings. If apostrophe is used with word other than s like he’ll, he’d, then apostrophe only means that the word has trimmed to short. If it is used with s, then it has two meanings; one is the same as of the previous one but other means belongings e.g. Ali’s copy, Aslam’s computer, My friend’s book.
Now, let me clear one more thing. From the above explanation, a confusion arose. apostrophe s is used for belongings but I said that if apostrophe s is NOT used with it, then it means belonging and if it IS used it simply means ‘it is’. Definately, this problem would have arose in the minds of the people of the language and hence they made this exception. In all other cases the confusion can’t arise. For example he’s could never be meant that something belongs to him because for that we’ve a genuine word ‘his’. So, he’s only means ‘he is’. So ALWAYS keep in mind that the word it’s is an EXCEPTION.
I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.
I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. The ideas never end and that day is the death for your soul when the ideas end. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.
Shahrukh Kamal Syed