YOUR VALUABLE FEED BACK

Dear Pervaiz Saheb 
Thanks for your continued sum up on FOTH programs.
Right now I am back  in Malaysia for next few months working with a University ( UniSZA) here on secondment from McGill U
I wish I could attend both your upcoming programs. I am sure evening with Dr. Bland Iqbal will be a long remembering one as well as your as ever grand annual picnic party. 
Please keep on sending me the FOTH programs. 
My best regards to All FOTH members and Dr. Khalid Sohail and Dr. Baland Iqbal.
Dr. Shamim Azar
Murtuza Sharif

ask. salahuddin.sb ap azeem admy hn ap n jo adby program Dr.suhail k sath karty h wo elmo adab k kidmat h .ap qabile tahseen hn. koe kidmat ho to yad karleen
Dear Perwaiz Salahuddin Sahib:
 
Thanks very much - as already confirmed  I will attend the function,  honestly I love you people and the programs.

As I said above  I like you both  and that is why  I am giving my sincere suggestion.  In your last program, we heard Mr Afzal Sahir and it was almost his show.  Now in the forthcoming program, please keep only NADEEM SHAH as  lot of people  donot understand  punjabi at all and  frankly speaking the punjabi of Mr.Sahir is difficult so far so I am a punjabi and  I could not understand him well.  A  mohtarma was sitting near to me, she was from Lahore and she said the same thing.
Please donot mix these two different people  "the poet and the singer".  Keep only Nadeem Shah on 18th and you will see 80 to 100 people will attend.
 
suggested and my respectful regards.
 
Ashfaq Khan
punjabi but not understanding punjabi very well
Dear Perwaiz Salahuddin:
 
Thank you to you for arranging a wonderful program.. I enjoyed it fully and it was a great program and great efforts specially by you and other members of the Family of the Heart..
Congratulations and keep it up... 
 
God bless you...
 
Ashfaq  Khan
 
Thanks. I suggest that you may have a seminar discussion on the need to make Pakistan a liberal state free from religious exploitation, extremism, etc. and also change laws for exemplary punishment to crminals to put our house in order. Interested speakers may be allowed about 10 minutes time each. Thanks.
 
Syed Sadruddin Hussain
 
Ounaq: aur pholl ki Apni Khshbou hoti hay.. everyone have own light. congratulations to organizers for the events like this,, specially Rubina and Pervaiz D. Salahuddin sahib. thanks to all to accept my comments...

Rifat Iqbal

Pervaiz Sb., job well done. Excellent picnic, beautiful music, nice poetry, fabulous food, and very well organized by your team. Congratulations!
Saleem Sheikh
Pervaiz Thanks to you and Dr Khalid Sohail along with the rest of your team for very pleasant and enjoyable afternoon. Good choice for a vigilant Khazanchi. Looking forward to some more enjoyable gatherings
Ahmed Sohail Wahab
Janaabe Pervaiz Saheb
 
Thank you for providing me with those moments of great entertainment value.  I truly enjoyed the afternoon.  I hope likewise, folks there too enjoyed my sense of humour.  It was my first time in front of Desi audience.
 
Thanks for the picture as well.  Are we going to see the video clips available online soon ?
 
Sincerely 
Tanweer Abbas

Thanks Pervaiz Salahuddin Sahib

I highly appreciate your invitation. Evolution is an important topic and I shall be honoured to attend the event on July 24 2011. 

Evolution is primary natural phenomenon and prevails on each aspect of the universe. Nature completes its schemes in ascending steps of evolution الْمَعَارِجِ.  Evolution is manifested by time. Time is a series of changes brought about by fundamental forces of nature (MALAIYKA).  I am sure, the above event  will be a great opportunity to ‘take away’ knowledge.  

Sincere Regards

Mumtaz Khan

DEAR PERVAIZ SAHIB,
 
HOW ARE YOU ? I  HAVE HEARD NOTHING FROM YOUR END FOR QUITE SOME TIME.  I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU , YOUR FOTH AND DR.L KHALID SOHAIL WOULD BE O.K.
 
AMONG THE EXISTING MONOPOLIES OF URDU / PAKISTANI LITERARY ORGANIZATIONS, YOURS IS THE ONLY ONE WHICH HAS A DEMOCRATIC TOUCH, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND NO " PARTICULAR-PERSONAL-PROJECTIONS" !.  
 
A FEW WEEKS BACK, MY ARTICLE ON WRITERS' FORUM 'S MEETING ( Ladies Writers)  WAS PUBLISHED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES. IN BETWEEN  THE COMMENTS, I  ALSO DISCLOSED SOME HISTORICAL FACTS, ABOUT THE FORUM AND SOME   
INDIVIDUALS. I AM STILL RECEIVING CURSES FOR TELLING THE TRUTH !
 
IN  A MQM MUSHA-ERA,  A FEW MONTHS BACK, I GOT SHOCKED WHEN NASEEM SYED DECALRED ON THE STAGE THAT SHE WAS ASHAMED TO RECITE HER POETRY AFTER ZAMIN JAFRI, AS ACCORDING TO HER ZAMIN WAS A BETTER & SENIOR POET THAN HER !
 
ON THE 19TH OF JUNE,  SHNAWER SULTAN , A PRODUCER OF AN URDU RADIO PROGRAM, ARRANGED A MUSHAERA, IN THE HONOUR OF ASHFAQ HUSSAIN. MRS. SARWATH JAMAL FROM ISLAMABAD AND MAHMOOD AKHTER FROM LAHORE WERE ALSO PARTICIPATING AS SPECIAL GUESTS..
 
SULTAN SAHIB, ASKED MUNEEF ASHER, TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE MUSHAERA, 
TO GIVE HIM NAMES OF RECOGNIZED POETS.   SULTAN SHOWED ME THE LIST JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT,  AND I GOT SHOCKED TO NOTE THAT NAMES OF NUZHAT SIDDIQUI, RASHEED NADEEM, AZAAL NAVEED,  RAFI RAZA AND OF DR. KHALID SOHAIL WERE NOT THERE !   YOU CAN EASILY GUESS THE REASON ! 
 
IN THIS FILTHY & SUFFOCATING CIRCUMSTANCES ,  FORTH IS THE ONLY FORUM WERE SOME FRESH AIR IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE KEEP IT UP . MY BEST REGARDS TO YOU AND TO DR.KHALID SOHAIL.  

Khaleel Y. Siddiqi
B.A., LL.B., D.S. & B.M.(LONDON, UK)
khaleel@rogers.com
Phone: 647-628-1933

 

Aa-Salaamu Alaikum, to all.
Thanks for posting all the pictures of the last Meeting of FOTH- (12th.June'2011),and especially the video clips of the lecture by Zaheer Ahmed and others etc. Own my own thtough your website I have posted all 5 videos on the facebook for the benefit of all, especially  those who missed the event which was very lively and enjoyable.

I wish like others, you please also post the video clips of the lecture by Farzana Hassan.

was-Salaam.
-Roshanali Lakhani
 
Dear Mumtaz Khan, Thank you for your affectionate letter and taking a keen interest in Family of the Heart. Would you like to present next year on the subject of
Science and Quran
for half an hour as a part of Freethinker Lecture Series and then have a dialogue with the audience?
peacefully,
Khalid Sohail
Moderator

Family of Hearts 

My name is Mumtaz Khan and so far I have not been introduced to be a  member of Family of Heats.

I saw the web site and was pleased to see discussion topics at higher intellectual level. 

Religion and science friend or enemies is very interesting topic.

Religion and science are opposite poles. Religion is discipline of rituals with manmade concepts where as the science is the name of human experience and observation of the universe. 

In case of Islam as a DEEN, Quran and science are from the same source. Quran is WORD OF GOD and  SCIENCE IS WORK OF GOD. Both explain each other.  

Knowledge needs of the Muslim of 21 century are different

Why we muslim of 21 century need science to explain Quran or vice versa? Equipped with scientific knowledge, our need is to understand Quran which do not contradict universe made by the same source.  

I compiled two articles comparing Quran vs. science on the following subjects:

      I.        Six stages of the creation of the universe – inspired by Steve Hawking’s Brief History of Time

    II.        Origin of life on earth – coming of ADAM 

It will be an honour to me if I can speak on the subject, with the great interest to the learned members of the FOTH. 

Best Regards

Mumtaz Khan MBA CMA

mmkhann@gmail.com

Mississauga ON

Pervaiz Salahudin Sahib.
 
Thank you for the welcome. We will inshallah meet at some point. Your vision sounds lovely and friendly. We will inshallah add good values to this educated group of Expatriates. I am pleased to see Samia, my student from Canada and a high school fellow, Dr. Prof. Jaffery from Rawalpindi (Gordonian).
 
Best regards 

Oz
Dear Pervaiz Salahudin Sahib:
 
Thank you for including me on your mailing list . I was amazed to see how you gathered intellectuals team of Pakistani descents in here. Also, surprised how you got my official email contact, though I would like to use my hotmail address as I see that more frequently. I was indeed looking for some group like you have and particularly where musical shows also add spiritual food. I know some of the faces on your list. Since I live in Pickering area and are utterly deprived of intellectually rich circles like in Mississauga.
 
I will be happy to be included in your Canadian membership list my profile  and picture can be taken from the website www.drozairchaudhry.com
Keep me posted for the events. I may choose some to attend at my leisure time. 

 
Best regards
Ozair
Pervaiz Sahaib.
Thanks for your email. And the Pictures.
We did really enjoyed the PICNIC.
As you know I have helped MAILK SAHAIB to prepare the BBQ all my clothes & body were smelling the smoke.
But I enjoyed.
I had a quick shower when I came home.
Thanks for inviting us. My wife say SALAM to your wife.
Dear Pervaiz Sahab,
Aadab. Thank you for update info about FOTH activities. Since I saw the photo album of members, I realised that lot of great people have joined this family and it is my pleasure that I am already member of FOTH. My picture is in attachment for the members album. I missed the picnic this time. Picnic pictures are great, hopefully I will be in next time. Please keep up good work of updating to all members. Thank you again. 
Zahoor Shah
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Dear Pervaiz,
 
Thanks for your instant action I was amazed to notice that, I hardly come across any  Pakistani Organization who is that prompt in taking actions. Keep it up!  God Bless you and entire world.
 
Best regards,

Tariq Sultan, M.A., MBA
dear pervaiz i'm very thankful to you for a very memorable launching ceremony of my book. You did it really with sincerely & love----thanx a lot from the bottom of my heart ---bye&cu
shakila with duain
Dear Mr. salahuddin,
I am 100% agreed with you regarding this terrorists activities.
Is it possible to arrange a special  meeting regarding condemnation and  a strong resolution  to be passed against this.
let the people express there thoughts about the situation  in Pakistan.
This meeting must be organised by Family of the heart. Please
think about it.
Sincerely,

  Afzal Khan
Assalam o alaikum

Your selection of articles is praisworthy.Your emails are much appreciated

Hameed Malik
I am very happy to see information regarding your organisation. It is very good group of intellectuals providing lot of encouragement about career in writing.
Please proceed and keep in touch.
Sh Abdul Azeem
dear pervaiz!
              umeed rakhta hoo k app or sab ahbab kareet say hon ghay.aap ki mail mili aap k jazbat jan k khushi howi.
intaha pasandi kahee bi  ho ma iss ki bar pur tur pay muzamat karta hoo hamay zati satah pay qumi satah pay or benalqawami satah pay intaha pasand quwtoo ki bar pur tur pay mazamat hi nahi balkay amli ya ilmi tur pay jo bi kar saktay hai iss k liye karna ho gha.
aap nay meri pic aad ki thanks liykin mera nam theek kar lyee shoaib mohsin or ma ye chahoo gha k young hearts may meri daughter ko bi as a member shamil kar kiya jaye tu ma iss k wastay aap ka mashkoor hoo gha or muj ko ye bayee k muj ko kia zumadari adakarna ho ghi as a member iss k liye meri rahnamai karee ma intzar may hoo.
my daughter name meerab shoaib or app ko pic bi send kar raha hoo
take care
best regards 
shoaib mohsin
DEAR PERVAIZ!
                      KASAY HO? ABI KUCH LAMAHA T PAHAY MERAY SHAHER MAY BOMB DHAMAKHA HOWA HAI BOHAT SI JANAY CHALI GHI HAIN JIN MAY ZIADA TADAD BACHOO KI THI DIL BOHAT IFSORDA HAI KAI KAHOO SARA SHAHER HI NAHI SARA MULAK LAHO LAHO HAI ...
MA AAP KA SHIKRIA ADA KARNA CHAHO GHA K AAP NAY APNAY QADAMO K SATH MERA QADAM BI SHAMIL KAR LIYA HAI  ASAL MAY IVSANIAT HI ASAL MAZAHAB HAI JIS MAY RANG NASAL TAHZEEB TAMDUN OR HAR QISAM K TASUB KO BALAY TAQ TAKH K SIRF OR SIRF INSANI RISHTOO KI BUNYAD PAY KAM KARNA HO GHA ISS LIYE HAR QISAM K TASUB KO BALAY TAQ RAKH K AAP JO CHARAG JALA RAHAY HAIN YE AAK ROSHAN RAH GHUZAR KI NAVEED HAI....
SHOAIB MOHSIN
DEAREST!SALAM!NAMSTAY!WAHAY GHURO GI KA KHALSA! AAP BOHAT ACHA KAM KAR RAHAY HO ISS LIYE MA BI AAP K QADAM SAY QADAM MILANA CHAHTA HOO KIA AAP MUJ KO AAPNI ISS TEAM KA HISA BANAYE GHAY ?
SHOAIB MOSIN
Dear Pervaiz Sahib,
 
Many thanks for this wonderful interview. Where could I have a copy of it. ?  You are a wonderful man and some times do miracles by discovering  &  introducing such PEARLS  & JEWELS on your site !

Khaleel Y. Siddiqi
Your organization is doing a good service in discussing and sorting out important issues and subjects. I suggest you to call a meeting to discuss the rise of Mullahism resulting in suicide bombings and extremism which is spoiling the image of Islam and Pakistan.  Syed Hussain
 
THIS IS NICE SITE AND ESPECIALLY NAME OF SITE "Family of the Heart" IS SO SUPER, AND CREATIVE, THIS IS TIME I AM HERE IN BARCELONA
 
Dear Pervaiz, Every time I am typing Urdu, I am thanking you . I have no words to thank you actually. May God bless you.
Parvin
absolutely wow, yeh to sub parhay likhay adabi logon ki batain hain, jo alfaz say khail saktay hain, un ko pro saktay magar hamaray pass to seedhi sadhi c batein hain, kay Pervaiz sahib aap nay yeh jo dil walon ki mehhfil laga rakhi hay is ka lutf barhy barhy adabi mehfilon main bhi naheen ata. yahan na koi banawat hay, na dikhaawat, koi kisi ko neecha dikhanay ki koshish naheen kirta, sub dost yaar hain. aik doosray ka haath thamay chaltay ja rahay hain zindagi ki pagdandi per,girtay parhtay aur lurhaktay. magar aik doosray ko thamay. hum aksar woh purani baithaken yaad kirtay hain.aur ji chahta hay kay kaash reverse gear hota zindagi ki garhy main. magar khair Allah aap sub ko khush aur salamat rakhay ,aameen. mohabaton kay saath Huma Baig.
( i don't have uedu type) hope u can understand my writing. )
 
Dear Pervaiz Sahib,
 
Thank you very much. I shall insha Allah contact Dr. Sohail soon.
I do have website of 'Family of the Heart'.
Coordinating these get-togethers, you are doing a very important job; and I would very much love to meet you soon.
Warm regards and best wishes.
 
Zubair
 
Dear Pervaiz Sahib,
 
Thank you very much.
I am a retired civil servant from Pakistan. I retired as Member, BOR, Punjab. I have now moved to Canada where I occupy myself as a freelance journalist. Last year I interviewed Prof. Emeritus Dr. Qadeer, Prof Nasir Islam, Tarek Fatah, Farzana Hassan and Raheel Raza, to name but a few, for Pakistani daily, the News.
I would like to interview you for the News. I hope you shall be able to spare some time. 
The best way to contact me is through email.
Regards
 
Zubair Masood 
Pervaiz Sahib,

Thank you for your kind email.  I will certainly visit your forums, and think that your way of thinking is both civil and civilized.  Even when we don't agree with someone, it behooves us to act politely and without malice, and I'm glad to find people who agree :) 

Allah hafiz
-Jameel
Dear Pervez Sahib,
 
A very happy and promising new year to you and the family.
 
Your FOTH is an amazing medium and prominent forum for superb intellectual discourses and discussions. I thank you for carrying my views as well.
 
I have a question about the Chowk forum that is also a leading forum for the writers to participate. It is eminently a prestigious conduit for productive brain storming. I have been sending my articles to the Chowk which they have been publishing. But of late it is perhaps my 15th article that chose to ignore. The titles and themes of the articles were as usual current and critical. I have been in the writing business for 25 years now as the editor of various English newspapers in Pakistan. These articles which are not carried by Chowk are later sent to other periodicals and are instantly published with gratitude.
What could be the possible reason for outright rejection of my submissions although earlier they published around 20 articles sent by me?
 
Since Dr Sohail is very close to Chowk, I wonder if he could decipher the latest treatment of my articles because if these are being rejected in the same fashion, I better stop sending them and rely on other periodicals and dailies.
Kindly guide me.
 
With very warm regards,
Saeed Qureshi
Parvaiz Sahib, Aslamo Elekum
 
Happy and a healthy new year.
 
May Allah bless you for such a beautiful service you are rendering. Keep it up.
 
Salam
I am interested in your organization purely for the purpose of literary activities. Sohan Rahi
Hi Mr. Salahuddin,
I have read about all these information by your web site and than accepted your invitation so Inshallah I will be there on Feb 14 2010. and one thing more it is good to have seminar at this topic b/c it is very sensitive topic for our people who are living in western countries and raising their kids in this country. People from our culture get into conflicts when they come across to discuss about this topic due to our education, values and western society perceive it shyness or something like that.
It is essential to invite people from multi culture and all age groups to educate them. Thanks.

Ara.
Dear Pervaiz Sahib,
 
I am much obliged for your kind email and ushering me into the prestigious fold of "Family of the Heart". It was equally exhilarating to have a brief yet lively chat with you on the phone. Please find attached my photograph. My blog is placed hereunder that can as well be passed on to other friends to have a glimpse of my recent articles.
 
With warm regards and best wishes,
 
Saeed Qureshi 
DEAR PERVAIZ SAHIB,
 
KINDLY FIND SOME HISTORICAL FACTS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COLLECT  FROM THE  HISTORY OF MUSLIMS (ISLAM).     CLERGY, POLITICIANS AND PARTICULARLY POETS HAVE TWISTED FACTS AND CONCOCTED EVENTS  IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THEY TURNED INTO DRAMATIC STORIES.    THIS  NOT ONLY TARNISHED THE IMAGE OF OUR ELDERS BUT  ADVERSELY REFLECTED  ON THE TEACHINGS OF ISLAM ITSELF ULTIMATELY DIVIDING MUSLIMS INTO DIFFERENT SECTS..
 
I HOPE THAT THIS ARTICLE WILL HAVE SOME SPACE IN YOUR ESTEEMED SITE AND MAY CAUSE SOME HEALTHY CRITICISM .

http://familyofheart.com/members-CANADA/KYousuf/004.html


Khaleel Y. Siddiqi
B.A., LL.B., D.S. & B.M.(LONDON, UK)
khaleel@rogers.com
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DEAR PERVAIZ SAHIB,
 
I AM JUST BACK FROM MISSISSAUGA AND FOUND YOUR GREETINGS FOR THE MEW YEAR. THANKS SO MUCH. I TOO SINCERELY WISH YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
 
YOUR ORGANIZATION "FOTH" IS INDEED DOING A BIG JOB BY OFFERING ITS SITE FOR FREE DISCUSSIONS ON ANY SOCIAL , CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS TOPIC. LONG LIVE ..... YOU AND DR.KHALID SOHAIL  !  REGARDS: SKY. 

Khaleel Y. Siddiqi
B.A., LL.B., D.S. & B.M.(LONDON, UK)
khaleel@rogers.com
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Dear Pervaiz
Thanks for your greetings. All the best from all of us who read your regular messages.
Thanks for keeping us informed of all the prominent literary happening around us.
You are doing great voluntary work.
Misbah Ansari
 
Pervaiz ahib and other members of the FOTH:
 
Rajinder Sud and family wish you all the best in the New Year. We are proud of the good work The Family is doing. Please keep it up and light more candles to bring light to this world suffering from darkness of the mind and narrowness of outlook.
 
Rajinder
Dear Saleem...thank you for your kind words. Pervaiz Salahuddin has put some of my books on website
My last two books are published by Abbas Shad publisher of
Dar-ush-shaoor Lahore
Hope to see you one day and listen to your music.
affectionately
sohail
Dear Mr. Perwaiz
 
Thanks a lot for such a warm welcome. I would try my best to spread and increase these humanist thoughts , in fact we have many like minded people here in Karachi Pakistan who r not aware of your site, but I would definitely introduce it to them and will keep in touch. It would have been a joyful event for me to meet people like u over there in Canada and participate in various gatherings, I m also a singer, I play harmonium and perform in concerts. Mr. Nisar Bazmi the famous Pakistani film music director was my teacher for 8 years, now Mr. Taj Multani is my teacher. but I m thousands of Km away, may be one day we will meet, Dr. Khalid Sohail is well acquainted to me . He sent me his marvelous books few months back and his letter he wrote to me is an asset.
 
Please let me know how can I obtain other books and literature?
 
Can I get addresses or phone numbers of our humanist friends in Karachi Pakistan?
 
regards to all my humanist friends.
 
Saleem Khan
Karachi
Pakistan
 
Nothing special except that I am a religion less, wisdom full  logical, reasonable, broadminded, open-minded, freethinking, scientific  person. I m not superstitious and dio not believe in any metaphysical  supernatural power controlling us. I emphasize not to waste time , energy,  resources & money in useless, fruitless activities and events. Division of  humanity on the basis of ideologies is inhuman.
I also do not believe in sanctification of anything a deity, human, city,   location, house, stone, pillars, walls, icons language etc. I live in  present and look forward in future. I enjoy life in all respect and allow others to do so.

Saleem Khan

Dear Pervaiz,
Assalam o Alaykum.!!!
 
Hope this finds you in the best of health.
 
It is wonderful to get your mails.
I am rather much inspired by the name of your organization.

 

No doubt we all need Heart to Be a Family.
(A Community Where all are friends, apart from Region, Religion, Color, Creed or Caste).
 
As I am living very far from your country I cannot participate in you trainings. For that I do feel perturbed.
But if you don't mind do enroll me as the member of your esteem FOTH organization.
 
Pervaiz,
I am 56, Ghazala Alam, from Lahore, PAKISTAN. I want a platform all around the world to work for peace & harmony.
"UNIVERSAL PEACE & HARMONY INTERNATIONAL"
is the suggested name for this group.
I have started visiting schools & colleges as to touch the young generation to come forward for the cause of Peace & Harmony.
 
But I am alone & have no support from anyone. As people are not much aware of any such idea.
My means of income are rare, as I do work even at 56 (Now I have started my 57 Blessed year) & earn my own living...
 
If you do not mind kindly extend my message of Peace on your portal & hopefull you can also contribute some efforts towards this noble cause.
 
The work is not very difficult as you already have ONE platform. FOTH can arrange a walk,
aling with students and other general public, carrying banners with slogans of PEACE for everyone existing on this earth.
 
I hope you will feel good with this idea & we can then exchange further more about this & one day we can manage something for humanity.
 
Hope to hear a very positive response from you at the earliest.
 
Best Regards,
Ghazala

Ms. Ghazala Alam.
 
Your Message: Dear Pervaiz, Got one email a few days back from your forum. But it was all about some names and articles. Yesterday Mubashir Tahir told me about this forum and surprisingly this morning I found FOTH mail. Well if Ch Hameed, Prof Pervaiz Pervazi and Dr Hoodbye are your members, they must have thought good about you so why not I ask for its membership.
Two years back I moved from Karachi to London. By end of Oct I plan to visit Toronto. May be If there is any forum in those days, I would wish to attend that and meet you again after 31 years. Last time I met you was in Frankfurt when I visited Mubashir with whom you were sharing lodging. I still remeber your "CHCHA KHUSH KEETA AAY", Regards. Daud Tahir

 
Dear Pevaiz Sahib,
 
Encouraged by your COURAGE of publishing, on your web-site all type of articles, painful or sarcastic, I wish to subscribe some of mine. They will be in Urdu becasue I do not have full command over English language and can not thoroughly express myself.. My Urdu articles will be, however, composed on "In-page"  program.
 
You know that I am a Muslim because I was born in a Muslim family..... just an accident of birth !     I am not proud of this accident nor also ashamed of, for it has been something beyond my control. I want only to be known as a Gentleman, an honest human being.
  
Kindly confirm if you may be able to open the articles composed on "in-page" program and that you will publish them on your web-site. 
 
Best regards: SKY 
 
Khaleel Y. Siddiqi
B.A., LL.B., D.S. & B.M.(LONDON, UK)
khaleel@rogers.com
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Thanks you sir, for showing glimpses of your nice personality. I am really impressed. The contribution you are making is real sort of humanism. The way Dr. Baland Iqbal and Dr.  Khaild Sohail are appreciating you, infarct is manifestation of big person in you, to whom they just are recognizing.

Really happy to find someone of your caliber.

Thanks

Nasir Ali

 
"Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart."
     ~ Zig Ziglar (1926-)
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart not his head.
So,"Family of the heart" Keep on growing!!!!

Ameer jafari

I am highly impressed with your aims and objectives. I myself am of exactly of the same bend of mind and have been nourishing a desire to find an organization like yours. Please accept me as a member. I shall abide by the rules that Family of the Heart sets forth. I am a retired engineer having served most of the time in Pakistan army but have served as a diplomat ( first secretary), served as director general in Ministry of Petroleum and served as general manager of a multi billion Rupees business company. I am located in Montreal, Canada at present.

ghulam Yusuf

Dear Sikander..In my humble opinion humanity is still going through evolution.  We have to overcome hundreds of years of conditioning to embrace humanity but enlightened people like you will guide the way. all the best...sohail
Dear Sohail
 i loved your thoughts. This is the biggest truth that we are all member of just one family. We are all brothers and sisters. But unfortunately advertantly or inadvertently we get into trap of some kind of biases which does not let us detach from our subconscious parochial belief and we refuse to accept that fact so we continue preaching verbal humanity but in practice we are and tend to reflect our own selfish biased identification with a vivid sense of pride and superiority thus antagonizing others and ultimately we are again some kind of religious/national/ethnicity etc biased identification. Its a hard but a great noble task that you have undertaken and you will always find me on your side in this struggle. I am  Pakistan based and would love to contribute. SIKANDER HAYAT

 
Adab
thank you for posting the pictures. just look at the pictures it look like i have participated in your picnic, keep up the good work.
Bashir

 
Thank you Pervaiz Saheb for remembering me.  Sitham tau yeh hai ke this is one FOTH function which is not too far for us to drive!   I've been meaning to respond.
 
I would love to be there, however, in the afternoon I'm invited for a poetry reading at a library and evening is booked for a family wedding. I know you need an advanced notice. If at all I can get out of the afternoon reading committment, I will but I doubt it.
 
There's a song Jagjit did some justice to:
Yeh karein aur woh karein, aisa karein waisaa karein
zindagee dau din kee hai, dau din mein hum kyaa kyaa karein
 
All the best.


Zohra Zoberi
Bridging the Gap
Enlightenment through Entertainment
905-450-9904 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              905-450-9904      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 416-433-5607 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              416-433-5607      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
 
dear tabby...my comments about Pakistan are in my article
Pakistan in Crisis
I am sending you a copy. I hope you enjoy it...sincerely khalid sohail
ps...every member of the FOTH has his/her views about Pakistan / India / Bangladesh and we respect that as we are a group of free thinkers. we are not a religious or political party. we love dialogue.

http://www.chowk.com/articles/16218

Dear Rajinder...thank you for your peaceful thoughts. We are all members of the same family, a human family, family of the heart, children of Mother Earth Sending you a poem you might like...
sincerely,
sohail

We Are All Children of Mother Earth

When would we realize?
We are all children of Adam and Eve
Our enemies are our distant cousins
Alienated by ethnic and religious walls
Separated by linguistic and national borders
Divided by the history of holy wars

When would we become aware?
We all belong to the same race
The same tribe, the same family,
the human family
We all share
the same moon, the same sun,
the same mountains, the same valleys,
the same deserts, the same jungles,
the same winds, the same oceans

When would we recognize?
We are all children of mother earth

Khalid Sohail

Dear Mr. Pervaiz:
 
Thank you for welcoming me to the FOTH and I assure you that I will contribute to your cause or should I say our cause whole-heartedly. You may be based in Pakistan and I may be from India but in essence we are all from the same planet and zulm is zulm which has be fought. I come from a family in a town not a village but a renowned town in India and my father has fought for the uploftment of the Dalits and I am using the word with a lot of guilt. Way back in 1926 my father and three other prominent citizens of the town summoned some Dalits to a well situated right in the centre of the town, gave them bath and asked them to provide some water so that everybody could watch that my father and his people did not discriminate against anybody because of their caste, colour or creed. The mayhem that followed this event is a long story but my father and his people could not care less.
 
Similarly our family has fought for the Muslims who had chosen to stay behind in INdia after 1947 and were being persecuted by some bigoted Hindus.
 
Mr. Sikander Hayat is being sent a copy of this email and I leave it to him to provide you his email address. If I do so it would mean that I am encroaching upon his provacy.
 
There is another gentleman Mr. Ghulam Yusuf an ex-colonel of the Pak army  whom I am also sending a copy and let us see if he shows some compassion and chooses to join in your crusade. Please do let me know if he does because I really do not know him any more like I used to, because of his reaction to the 26 eleven Mumbai massacre by the same kind of people who perptrated the Gojra massacre.
 
I am a retired Immigration Counsellor who helped hundreds if not thousands of Paki Sunnis, Shias, Ahmadis and Christians in settling down in Canada. One of them you may even know, Edwin Williams from Pindi whose daughter is now aspiring to come here and I am instrumental in paving the way for her. Originally I am banker but took the counseling business after retiring from The Royal Bank of Canada in a senior position.
 
Do let me know how can I be really an effective member of the FOTH. In the meantime tons of good luck and prayers.
 
Rajinder

 

Pervez sahib
Its never easy to organize an three in one event. Normally a single event is hard to organize but you did a great job. The BBQ was great. One cannot do anything if the performers fail to show up. I hope you are not putting that program on youtube as i played really bad. Would it be possible to get the recording of the music section?
Thanks
Zafar

 
Saturday kay liyay buhat buhat shukria. Buhat maza Ayaa. Jaldi janay kay liyay maazrat.

Janab, main Nazish ko bhi message attach kar raha hoon. Agar ho sakay to inhain bhi family of the heart kay invitations ki list peh dal lijyay. In kay husband humaray dost hain aur yeh log Maryam aur meray buhat aziz hain.

Acha Janab buhat shukria
Atif
Pervaiz sahib,
Hope you are doing well after that  ( tiresome ) picnic event.
 
Got the pics, I really admire your QUICK and very fast  work style .
 
 I have a request that could you please tell me the details about the person ( Naeem Sadiq ) who wrote the article below with the title,  14th august .
  I would also like to know about how the members of FOTH feel in this regard and also if anyone has registered his or her opinion  ( written) about this  with you ...?? or how you feel about this.  
In fact i want to send this to a  Lahore based MAGAZINE to publish it  so that people over there can KNOW how pakistani community REACT to these ruthless killings.
Please send me if you have any such printable material  with you. if not then you can ask them for their COMMENTS , VIEWS, OPINIONS IN DETAIL....
 
with thanks
 
tabby
Pervez Sahib
Yesterday you did a great job in organizing the picnic event but the music program would have been better if proper tabla player and harmonium would have been arranged. Sumona sang really well. Would it be possible for you to send me the video of the music program.
Thanks
Zafar
My Dear Parvez Salahuddin, Thank you very much for all the hard work you put in to make the yesterday's event a grand success. But for you and the kindness of Zahid  it would not have been possible. You have taken disproportionately pictures of "Ladies". which is nice as IQBAL says "There is all that color in universe because of the existence/presence of women'.  Regards Anwar

http://familyofheart.com/09/August15/

Pervaiz Salahuddin sahib
Asalamoalaikum,
Hope you are doing fine
 
Thanks a lot for inviting me on picnic+musical evening , i would have loved to enjoy the company of all of you and also music session which i love the most. I am afraid that i won't be able to join you because of  my  " car " problem ( i do not drive ) as my  son is busy with his official commitments on 15th august .I feel bad that i have missed this great event.
Once again thanks a lot.
I really appreciate your efforts and work in the area of literature n also bringing our Pakistani community together through these kind of entertaining events.
PLEASE  DO KEEP IT UP 
 
sincerely
Tabby (Shahida Tabassum)
Dear Pervaiz Salahuddin Saheb:
Thanks for your kindness. We try to anticipate our happiness in order to double it. I too anticipate it and do hope that the happiness resulting from shared thoughts would enhance it even further. Please convey my regards to Khalid Sohail and the other wandering souls of the tribe. Mukhlis:
Jinab Pervez Sahib,
 
This is to thank you for making me a part of the illustrious assemblage of the FOTH. Merely to be on the panel is a great honor. I am indeed very happy and I am sure we can promote the cause and values for which we stand.
 
Best Wishes,
 
Saeed Qureshi

 
Saeed Qureshi
 
Your Message: I am a journalist of long standing. In Pakistan I worked with The Muslim, independent English daily published from Islamabad, during the stifling days of ultra orthodox Islamic dictator Ziaul Haq. Following the forcible closure of the paper by the government, I joined daily Pakistan Observer as a Deputy Editor. Thereafter, I established my own opinion weekly Diplomatic Times that I edited till the day of my arrival in the United States. I have extensively written on diverse themes and I am still in the writing business. My articles and literary contributions run in hundreds if not thousands. I am an independent, liberal and a strong believer in the inevitability of a civil society without bars from pressure groups such as religion, feudalism, army and similar oppressive organs of a state and society. Humanism is my emblem. I live in Dallas Texas for almost 8 years now.
Saeed Qureshi
AT PRESNT, I DO NOT WANT TO SAY ANY THING EXCEPT TO BECOME YOUR MEMBER.  I  WILL DEFINTELY PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE-DISCUSSIONS. I AM NOW 76 AND POSSESS VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE HAVING SERVED IN PRIVAT & PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS.  BY ACCIDENT OF BIRTH, I COME FROM AN EDUCATED FAMILY AN INHERIT KNOWLEDGE FROM MY FAMILY ELDERS IN ADDITION TO WHAT I COULD ACQUIRE IN COLLEGES & UIVERSITIES. I WOULD LOVE TO PASS ON THE EXPERIENCE I GAINED TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION THROUGH YOUR ESTEEMED F.O.T.H.

Khaleel  Yousuf Siddiqi
 

Whatever I have seen of FOTH postings, mostly in the last few months, has been very impressive. Topics discussed are in general interesting, relevant, intellectually stimulating, literary in character, and professionally presented. The people involved in, and committed to the spirit of, FOTH are well known. I can visualize this assembly as an emerging, powerful, literary venue for a presence that goes largely unnoticed in our day-to-day struggle to survive in this part of the globe. Congratulations to all of you! 

Wali Alam Shaheen   
 

Hello,
I have been receiving your emails for quite sometime and enjoy them time to time. As a armature Urdu literature  reader and small critic I would love to participate and involve more in the family of the heart activities. Can you give me more information of your program, purpose and driving force behind this ,please. I greatly appreciate your input in poetry, poets and Urdu literature in general.

Sincerely,
 
Shazia
 

Pervaiz Sahib, you are the fastest gun these days, You put the stuff on the website, before we hit our [SEND] button J  (must be eating too many prathas full of ghee these days) 

By the way, you have post 301 typed as 3001 in the index. Although, no earth shattering consequence is expected because of this, but you might like to correct it when have time.  

Regards,

Javed I.


Your Message: Every individual during his or her short life span can add to the happiness of the world at large by having a positive attitude that is neither forced nor contrived, neither a display nor an act. The positive stance should come from the bottom of the heart.

Namet Ilahi
 

Dear friend!
I appreciate your services in Family of The Hearts. Really you have done very well. You know we are well aware of each other since my membership in FOTH. Thereafter I have been reading the discussions between renowned scholars and watching their videos on FOTH forum and its credit goes to you who are providing for us all such information on the net. I am once again feeling pleasure to enter your name in the list of my Facebook friends and this is a great honor for me. May you live long my dear friend. Aameen.

Hafeez Khan

http://familyofheart.com/09/May31/COMMENTS/
Pervaiz bhai
 
Thank you for the kind words - and also for creating the opportunity, along with Dr. Sohail to make the forum possible, and in a civilized manner! That is a great achievement.
At the end of the day we can take everything, sit back and reflect and choose what to accept and what not to. 
The person who finds the most of his own mistakes and improves, comes out the winner
 
Feroz

Pervaiz, I usually try browsing through most of your emails and enjoy.  Articles, debates, papers, discussions on variety of topics are always very interesting and help enable enhancing the knowledge and perspectives. 

The subject letter was though very long but extremely valuable and interesting.  I had the intention of browsing it as usual but found so interesting that I could not resist and read in full.  The writer has really taken lot of pain utilizing his best resources and efforts unfolding the correct history and realities.  Writer’s vocabulary and way of expression is found marvelous.  He deserves very high appreciation.  This letter should be mailed to every Pakistani living in Pakistan and abroad.  

Regards, 

Munawar Mirza
Investment Advisor
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Dundee Securities Corporation
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Parvaiz Sahib
AOK
 
aap ke email barabar mausool hotai rahtay hai'n aur aap ke udhar ke adbi aur sayasi sargami'on maloomat hooti rahti hai. idhar June mei'n USA aur canada ke mukhtasar dooray par gaya tha. umid thi ke waqat mila tau aap say mulaqat karoonga magar aysa na hoo paya. Inshallah April mei'n phir irada hai. koshish karoonga ke mulaqat hoo.
 
 
aap ka
Parvez Muzaffar 

UK

Hafeez Khan made a comment about your note "FAMILY OF THE HEART LAST SEMINAR "RELEVANCE OF QURAN IN THE 21st CENTURY"":

Salahuddin Sahib! FOTH main aapki khidmaat waqayee qaabil-e-tehsin hain. Aapne aik ready made muwaad farahim karkay hum logon per aik bohat barha ehsaan kya hai. Waisay to yeh Mawaad FOTH main bhi dastyaab hai magar istarah yakjaa nahi.. Thank you brother. Allah may shower His blessings to you always and give you a good health so that we may be benefited by your unselfish services in FOTH. Aameen!
 
Dear Akbar, When Rafi Aamer could not come to the seminar I asked Pervaiz to ask you if you would like to speak as I am quite impressed by your ideas. I am so glad we are opening some windows so that fresh air and bright light of enlightenment can come in people's hearts and minds. all the best...sohail

Dear Dr.Sohail sahib,

I am so happy with the FOTH discussions now going on. People are opening up and embracing freedom and distancing from the dogmas. This is a good and positive sign. Freedom is taking over fear. Thanks to you and my good friend Pervaiz for this wonderful opening.

Regards

Akbar Hussain

Dear Pervaiz Sahib:
 
bulletThanks for the other day and arranging the seminar. I have been too busy to even say thank you.
bulletIt was nice to see you the other day. You looked good.
Regards,
 
Tahir

--
Tahir M. Qazi, MD
Clinical Neurophysiology
Neuromuscular Diseases
Physical Medicine & Rehab.

Dear Pervaiz Sb ,
Thanks  for the link.It was a great idea to upload the Seminar on You Tube .
I wish and hope you are keeping good health and enjoying life fully.
Best Wishes
Najma

 

Dear Pervaiz,
It is unfortunate that the change of location will prevent me from attending the Seminar. For this reason, and in order to make the forum fruitful, engaging, and "relevant," I strongly recommend to the participants the following (must) READINGS: 
1) THE STORY OF THE QUR'AN. By Ingrid Mattson.
2) MAJOR THEMES OF THE QUR'AN. By Fazlur Rahman
3) "BELIEVING WOMEN" IN ISLAM: UNREADING PATRIARCHAL INTERPRETATIONS OF
    THE QUR'AN. By Asma Barlas, and
4) THE QUR'AN: A SHORT INTRODUCTION. By Farid Esack. 
Salaam,
Ibrahim 
PS. I am still waiting for a "Response" from Dr. Suhail.
 

Dear All!
Asslam o Allaikum
 
First of all plz give me an opportunity to introduce my self.
I belong from Lahore, by profession iam a lawyer and now a days working as Editor (Pakistan) of Weekly Newspaper "Leader Canada" which is being published from Toronto. I also write column in the said newspaper on regular basis.
The Weekly Leader Canada may be viewed at
www.leadercanada.com
 
Iam very pleased to be member of "Family of the Heart"
If any one from you has a news, story or any activities of "Family of the Heart" from all over the world, plz send me and we will appreciate by printing in our weekly newspaper.
 
Thanking You all
 
Take care
 
Allah Hafiz
 
Mudassar Faizi
Advocate
Editor (Pakistan)
Weekly Leader Canada
www.leadercanada.com

 

 

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Dear friends...we are planning a literary evening with rubina's story and rafi's poetry...

Dear Rubina...i requested baland iqbal to write a review of your story...qasoor kay khussay...and he kindly agreed and will present in our literary...planning the last Sunday of June 2009. Can you please send him the story?

Dear pervaiz...baland has an exam the 3rd week but is available the last Sunday of june....can you book danish's restaurant from 2---5pm and then we will have buffet dinner....

dear rafi raza...would you like to present your poetry

Dear rasheed nadeem...can you write a review of rafi raza's poetry....

thanks...sohail

Sohail .... How are you doing sir ji? 
Recently 'Sawat' mey ak no-jawan lerki ko ser-e-am korey perh geye hey ... 
How about 'Family of Heart' ka ak seminar in 'islamic punishments' per hojaeye ?? Khasa jalta hova topic hey! 
by the way If I get a chance may be I will read a short story on this topic too ..   
is it a practical idea?? 
Baland 
 

Dear Sohail  

I am impressed.  I was wrong about you.  But I learned something today. We have nothing to lose by hearing new ideas.  Actually we could all learn something. 

Regards

Feroz

Dear Friends..As a moderator of the seminar I welcome Mr Feroz Karamali to our seminar. He is more than welcome to share his views and speak for 10--12 minutes. That is the time allotted for all speakers and I hope they respect that. They will have more time as panelists when they are having a dialogue with the audience. I request Pervaiz Sahib to add Feroz's picture to the seminar panel. Welcome Feroz to the seminar. I do not think anyone is threatened by your views. We might disagree with you but your point of view is always welcome as we encourage honest dialogues and passionate discussions. That is how we learn from each other.

all the best

sohail

moderator

Pervaiz sahib 

I was looking at the speakers for 'Relevance of Quran to 21st century'. Of all the speakers, and the moderator, only one believes that Quran is from God,

This is quite an imbalance, for people who do not believe in Quran to be talking about its relevance. 

The relevance of Quran takes on a very serious meaning once it is proved that it is from God and contains knowledge that will help mankind. Therefore there should be someone speaking on this behalf.  There should be at least 2 speakers for, and to against, for a fair seminar. 

I know FOTH is controlled by non-Muslims who are pushing their own agenda. But FOTH loses it purpose of being a fair exchange of ideas in this case, and the panel of speakers should be revised.  I would be glad to speak on the relevance of Quran in the 21st century. 

Feroz

Regarding the FOTH seminar on May 31, 2009 'Relevance of Quran to 21st century'. it is a shame that we always have the same speakers. No fresh ideas, just the same old beliefs of the speakers perhaps repackaged a little. This is almost like having an Ulema. 

Feroz

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

What a disgrace! 

How could a country that claim Islam as its founding religion deny a segment of its population their right to define themselves as Muslims and to practice their faith in whatever shape or form they wish? Equally relevant, how could any self-respecting person consider the late Zulfikar Bhutto (a leading member of the feudal Bhutto clan) as a "secular" and "liberal" national leader when it was his regime that declared the Ahmadi Muslims as non-Muslims? The ultimate in arrogance, indeed ignorance, is when a person, let alone a political leader, gives himself/herself the right to define another person or to deny people the right to define themselves (e.g. Golda Meir, a former prime minister of Israel, denied the existence of such a thing as the Palestinian people). When has Islam become the "monopoly" of certain self-appointed "guardians" of the faith? I strongly believe that one of the greatest dis-services, indeed damages, that numerous Pakistani leaders, be they military dictators like the late Zia and Yahya Khan, or despotic feudal landlords like Zulfikar or the present Asif Zardari,  have "managed" to inflict on Islam and Muslims is their ignorance of the true spirit of the very faith to which they claim to belong. Pakistani leaders (and their so-called secular intellectuals) should give themselves the chance to read the excellent writings of such great Pakistani Islamic scholars like the late Fazlur Rahman (author of ISLAM & MODERNITY, and MAJOR THEMES OF THE QUR'AN) and Asma Barlas (author of the magnificent book "Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretation of the Qur'an), or the writings of professor Tariq Ramadan (especially his recent book titled IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE PROPHET: LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD) and professor Ingrid Mattson (author of THE STORY OF THE QUR'AN). They could learn something useful that would, hopefully, prevent them from engaging in such ludicrous practices, such as denying the Ahmadi Muslims the right to define themselves as Muslims and allowing hateful actions against them.  

Regards, 

Ibrahim

Dear Pervaiz,  

I will be more than happy to speak on behalf of liberal Muslims in a debate hosted by Dr. Khalid Sohail and FOTH.  I do not consider socialist Muslims as not being liberal, but I do believe some of them have become obsessed with anti-Americanism, which is not the same as anti-imperialism and the two are vastly different traits. 

While both Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito were both anti-American, they were far from being anti-imperialist. Why then is the anti-Americanism of Jamaat-e-Islami, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and the Ayatollahs being painted as anti-imperialism? None of them have a problem with what Allama Iqbal called "Arab Imperialism" or the colonial ventures of the Central Asian Muslims into India or the invasion of Sind by Muhammad Bin Qasim. 

Looking forward to a healthy exchange to warm up the winter. 

Tarek Fatah

http://www.ChasingaMirage.com 

Dr. Sohail snatched words from my mouth.

Dekhna Taqreer Ki Lazzat Keh Jo Uss Nay Kaha

Main Nay Yeh Jana Keh Goya Bhi Mere Dil Main Hay  

Being an optimist I wish Dr. Sohail's dream comes true. I had same wish since my student days in Punjab University. Born and raised in an extremely conservative and religious family I was newly converted to humanist-socialist thinking. That was the time when I was young, ambitious, motivated and highly convinced that my newly found Nirvana is the only hope for humanity. My first few days in university were a big sock to me. Campus was filled with Moudoodists and they had a complete control of both residential and academic buildings of campus. The second shock was to see liberals divided in an infinite number of small groups like NSF, PSF, NSO, PSO, ISO, MSF, you name. All year round they fight with each other on petty things but cobble a fragile alliance during elections that they always loose. I observed similar phenomena among progressive poets and writers, the same writers whose writings triggered my paradigm shift from a narrow minded fundamentalist to a thinking liberal. After meeting them in person soon I found that beside their ideology many of these great writers also share jealousy, cocoon thinking and self-praise. I have observed a very similar trait among prominent groups of moderate Muslims. Fundamentalism feeds on ignorance and poverty but 'enlightened moderates' starve themselves with their cocoon thinking. 

I completely agree with Dr. Sohail and appreciate his noble intentions. We can succeed if we agree that heterogeneity of views breeds Creativity, diversity is beautiful and that difference of opinion or criticism should not be taken as personal. 

Tahir Ahmed

Milton, Ontario

Dear Javed Chaudry Sahib....I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I wish you write more stories and share with us. Creative Writings have indirect and metaphorical communications and readers can enjoy them by putting their own meanings to them. That is why folktales and mythologies of different cultures have survived over the centuries. I call it wisdom literature. I do not think anybody will be upset by your story, at least I am not. I think we need to have big hearts and sense of humor which is good for our mental health.

in appreciation

Dr Suhelenstein

 

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Hello,
Since now i am getting email from family of heart, so it looks now i am also one of members of it. Even thought i cannot attend the session but i hope in next two year i may be (when i will came there for my graduation).

something i would to say about your book, i have read that but not getting time to send you my feedback, may be there is so much in my heart to write about it but getting time and appropriate words to write them down, but i hope in this week i will.

Again thanks for considering me also a member of "Family of Heart".--

Regards
Muhammad Adil
cell # 0302-691-5531
university email
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Dear Pervaiz sb.,
Many thanks for your e-mail and for posting my poem.
Hope everything is fine,
Kind regards,
Mutaal Mooquin
 

Janab Parvez Salahuddin sahib

asalam alykum

I hope this email reaches you in good health and well being. Mein bhi aap ka hunnam hoo'n u.k mein qayaam hai. shairi sai dilchaspi hai. aap ki website dekhi achi laga. naam nai impress kiya ''Family of Heart'' isliyee socha aap ko mubarakbad doo'n.

Mujh ko ilm nahi ki aap ko shairi say dilchspi hai ki nahi'n likhyeega. mere walid Mahutram urdu ke maqbool poet hain. un ki profile munsalik hai'n.

aap ka

Parvez Muzaffar
u.k
 

Dear Moderators

I have two suggestions.

1. First suggestion relates to the order of messages. Right now, the last message appears at the bottom of the link. Perhaps it should appear at the top of link.

2. The second one relates to the name of the main link, "Hyde Park kona". Family of the Heart is a group with members who think beyond the box, original thinkers. Our forum name should also be original name, not a copy from another place.

May I suggest FOTH Free Speech Forum?

Other suggestions welcome, of course.
JC

DEAR PERVAIZ SAHIB,

HOW ARE YOU, YOUR ORGANIZATION & YOUR ASSOCIATES ?
YOU ARE INDEED DOING A WONDERFUL JOB TO ENLIGHTEN MUSLIMS ABOUT THE PROGRESSIVE THOUGHTS AND TO INTRODUCE THINKERS LIKE SHIRAZI. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT AGREE 100 % WITH SHIRAZI, YET HIS BOOK PROVOKES "THINKING & STUDYING" KORAN FROM AN ANGLE DIFFERENT FROM THE EXPLANATIONS OF TRADITIONAL MULAHS & ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHERS.

MR.NASIR SHAW'S COMMENTS ARE VERY CORRECT. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THEM. THANK GOD THAT WE STILL HAVE SUCH NORMAL PERSONALITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY LIKE THE WRITER & THE CRITIC.

AND, OFCOURSE, YOU TOO DESERVE ALL PRAISE FOR PROJECTING SUCH SUBJECTS.

BEST REGARDS: SKY