~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ YesPakistan Newsletter *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
A service of the Human Development Foundation: Helping people help themselves
Friday, November 1, 2002
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*~*~*~ Send Ramadan E-Cards
*~*~*~ Donate in Ramadan
*~*~*~ What PSAs can do in Ramadan
*~*~*~ The How-Tos of Fasting
*~*~*~ Election 2002: Results & Analysis
*~*~*~ What Do You Think of Pakistan's elections
*~*~*~ Radio Program By Students
Pakistan needs our Dua and our efforts. Ramadan provides an excellent opportunity
for both. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, has said that
Dua is the essence of worship. Ask Allah for help and guidance, not only for
yourself, but also the leaders of the world.
Pakistan is changing. During the last election campaign, we were surprised
to note that there were as many signboards and posters by educational institutions
and learning- related businesses as there were for people contesting elections.
And now that elections are over, the education, classes, and courses are all
over the city. These are the people responsible for the largest jump in Pakistan's
literacy rate in its history.
Pakistan was born in the Ramadan of 1947. In fact, the 27th of Ramdan was actually
August 14th that year. Let's make an extra effort this Ramadan for Pakistan.
Can you organize an Iftar for Pakistan? Invite people for Iftar and tell them
about the work which we are doing so they can contribute and be a part of this
movement to change Pakistan village by village.
Can you also ask your Masjid to dedicate one Friday or one Taraweeh collection
time for helping people in Pakistan?
Ramadan is an excellent time to donate as well. When you calculate your Zakat,
remember to donate it to HDF, which has a proven track record of helping people
*~*~*~ Page on Ramadan
Ramadan is here. A month of fasting and a month of Quran. It is expected to
begin Nov. 6th. Let's prepare for it.
*~*~*~ How-Tos of Fasting
*~*~*~ 8 tips on sharing Ramadan with your neighbors
*~*~*~ 8 Ramadan ideas for your PSA
*~*~*~ Donate in Ramadan
Rewards for good deeds are multiplied during the month of Ramadan. The Prophet's
hand used to be busy with giving charity. Reap the benefits of this month by
donating to YesPakistan.com. You can send us your Zakat.
*~*~*~ Liberation from Sins
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will
have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with
faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And
he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from
Allah will have his past sins forgiven (Bukhari, Muslim).
*~*~*~ Send Ramadan Mubarak E-Cards
*~*~*~ Page on Election 2002
Hope sustains life and provides momentum to all human strivings. Therefore,
hope must form the basis of any predictions which lovers of Pakistan would like
to make for the future.
*~*~*~ What Do You Think About Pakistan's Elections
*~*~*~ Request our free HDF Booklet
If you have not already received our free 32-page booklet " YesPakistan"
you can request a copy for yourself (we can only mail within the US). It tells
the story of development in Pakistan and the efforts of HDF with the help of
photos. It creates hope and suggest ways in which you can be part of this movement
to change Pakistan.
*~*~*~ Radio Program By Students Of CFS
*~*~*~ HDF visits Karachi University
*~*~*~ Frequently Asked Questions
*~*~*~ Islam in Pakistan
Islam came to Pakistan almost 1350 years ago through traders before the arrival
of Mohammed Bin Qasim. Qasim was a brilliant, 19-year-old Arab general of the
Thaqafi tribe of Taif, where, at one point, non-Muslim Arabs beat up the Prophet
who prayed that if not they, their children follow the path of God. Mohammed
bin Qasim marched into Pakistan by way of Persia and the Baluchistan coast at
the head of an army of 6,000 men to liberate some Muslim women and children
who were being held by Raja Dahir, a local Brahmin king in the Karachi area
who had looted Muslim ships, killed their men, and arrested their women. After
Dahir refused to release the Muslims, Mohammed bin Qasim defeated him in battle.
Within months, most of the majority Buddhist population of Sind invited Mohammed
bin Qasim to their cities to liberate them from the Brahmin control.
*~*~*~ Donate for Pakistan
*~*~*~ Reports of Independence Day Celebrations
Although they are a bit late, the following reports from HDF's field offices
about Independence day celebration will be informative
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