وہ فریب خوردہ شاہین جو پلا ہو کرگسوں میں، اسے کیا خبر کہ کیا ہے رہ و رسم شاہ بازی

وہ فریب خوردہ شاہین جو پلا ہو کرگسوں میں، اسے کیا خبر کہ کیا ہے رہ و رسم شاہ بازی

Everything in the world is made/created for a purpose. Human being is also created for a purpose.
Some times when someone or something forgets about its aim or something else, then reminding it helps
catching back to the position from where it has forgot. BUT if the person “forget his/her forgetfulness”,
then it is very difficult to remind it of its aim. For example, if you forget meeting a person then its
easy to remind you that you were supposed to meet someone, BUT “if you forget that you have forgotten
something”, then it is very difficult to remind you that you were supposed to meet someone. Similarly we
as Human beings especially as Muslims have forgotten the forgetfulness. To know our way back, Allah(SWT) the Almighty
remind us as follows.
Allah(SWT) has granted us with four relations
1: “Huwajtabakum”: That “He has chosen you”. Just like a buyer buying fruit tries to choose the good ones
and then buy it, in the same way Allah(SWT) says(in arabic “Ijtaba”), i have chosen you among the Humanity. Chosen for what?? come at the end.
2: “Kuntum khaira ummatin ukhrijat”: That “You are indeed the best nation which has ever been brought forth for [the good] of mankind”. Why?? comes at the end.
3: “Ummatan wasata”: That “You are the ummat of relationship/binding or a middle community”. There is no Prophet after
Muhammad(P.B.U.H), and it is this ummah which will bind the Humanity to Allah(SWT).
4: “li takunu-sh-shuhada ‘alan-nas”: That “that you may be witnesses over mankind”.
Allah(SWT) the Almighty in Quran has mentioned the Jews and Christians as “Ahlul Kitab”, the Kuffars
as “Ahlul kuffar”, BUT to Muslims, Allah(SWT) has mentioned 190 times as “Ya ayyuhallazeena aamanoo”, “That O you who believe”.
In the second relation Allah(SWT) could have used the arabic word “Kharajat” which means you  have chosen yourself
OR “Talaat” or “Barazat”, BUT Allah(SWT) has used the beautiful word “Ukhrijat” which identifies the importance and special attention.
Now what are all the above relations granted for?? Thes are granted because “We the Ummat has the duty to
convey the message of Allah(SWT) to the Humanity”, as there is no prophet coming after Muhammad(P.B.U.H).
But if the Ummah does not know “what his/her responsibility is?”, then even if you remind him/her about fulfilling the responsibility,
He will not be able to understand or figure out. Therefore, we need to remind our brothers that we have a responsibility and the
nature of our responsibility as Allah(SWT) has described briefly in the above four granted relations.
Allama Iqbal(R.A) says:
“مدّت ہوئی صیّاد نے چھوڑا بھی تو کیا ،  تاب پرواز نہیں رہ چمن یاد نہیں “, and in another place  he says
“وہ فریب خوردہ شاہین جو پلا ہو کرگسوں میں،       اسے کیا خبر کہ کیا ہے رہ و رسم شاہ بازی  “.
May Allah(SWT) guide us to know our responsibility and to fulfil it to our full strength.

Muhammad Idris

We are lost???

The Human being is the only creature in the creation of Almighty Allah, who is born Jahil. All of other creatures right from their birth
know their basic needs, relations and responsibilities. For example, when a goat gives birth to a child goat, right from the time of birth
it starts to feed him from its mom’s breasts, who told his child goat? who guided and trained? Surely the creator. Similarly its the property
of every living thing specially animals that it knows/identifies it’s these needs and starts using it.
Human being is the only creature, to whom every thing should be taught. When a Humab being borns, parents take care of their child, the child
can’t speak, can’t walk. Allah Almighty teaches everything with time, in childhood, he is immature, then comes the young age leading to
maturity and then towards a fall of life at an average age of 65.
Allah has clearly mentioned in the Holy Quan that “And I (Allah) have not created the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (alone)”.
Now its the Human being who is due to his misguide and gumrahi has left the creator and is busy in the creation of the creator BUT it has been
told by the creator that it’s not your duty.
In this world, every work/task has two basic parts: Needs and Aims. Every task has an Aim and to achieve it, the needs are fulfilled.It is never
encouraged/preferred to busy one self in needs and to lose attention from Aim. For example, if a student is told that you have to study medical
and the needs are fulfilled by his parents, then the student will never try to arrange fees etc., for his studies because the responsibility is
on his parents.In the same way, When Allah has taken the responsibility of the needs of a Human being, then why is the Human being indulged in
needs instead of Aim(Pleasing the creator i-e., Allah). Human is created t please Allah and its enclosed in following the commands of Allah.
To indulge and busy in the creation instead of creator, to focus on the temporary Asbab wil surely lead us to towards destruction.If we look
around in the creation/universe and use the wisdom which is granted by Almighty Allah to know him and his creation as his blessings. To use
it only for knowing Allah and creation is the path of righteous, successful, Waliullah and great creation and human beings of Allah.
The sense of all these things comes when we follow the commands of Allah the way his Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did. We sacrifice our even a little from
our time, our wealth and health(Jan), Than we can feel the difference. We can then identify what is the Hikma(secret of goodness) in every command
of Allah, the sweetness and fun in every command. All these thing are not temporary as those of the temporary world. All these blessings continue
unless we move against Allah’s commands. and at last a single verse from a poem:
“Lazzat pachhtavi mein, na magan ho is qadar”: “k akhir me reh jaye, pachhtawa hi muqaddar”
Wassalam.

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Instagram gets video feature

Facebook on Thursday added smartphone video-sharing to its Instagram photo-based social network, in a move challenging Twitter’s popular Vine service.

“We need to do to video what we did to photos,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said while unveiling Video On Instagram at a press event at Facebook’s headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Menlo Park.

Instagram video apps tailored for iPhones and smartphones powered by Google-backed Android software feature 13 filters for special effects and post to people’s Facebook pages the same way pictures do.

Video snippets can be 15 seconds or less, since the team saw that length as a “Goldilocks moment” not too long and not too short, according to the Instagram co-founder.

Systrom said that Instagram has topped 130 million users and all of them have “access to recording the world’s moments in real time” with today’s launch.

Instagram engineers worked with leading video scientists to develop a “cinema” feature that stabilises shaking that is typical in smartphone video.

Within hours of the new feature being added to Instagram, video clips began streaming in from locales around the world including a fish market in Japan, a space memorial in Russia and a surfing haunt on the California coast.

Investors, however, seemed put off by the lack of a plan to make money from Instagram and Facebook shares were down slightly to $23.90 at the end of the official trading day on the Nasdaq.

Facebook acquired Instagram last year. The original price was pegged at $1-billion but the final value was less because of a decline in the social network’s share price.

Twitter earlier this year launched Vine, a service that lets people share video snippets up to six seconds long.

“Given the importance of mobile and video for Facebook, the prospect of video features in Instagram should come as no surprise,” said Ovum analyst Eden Zeller.

Facebook still needs to figure out ways to make money from Instagram, according to analysts.

“We didn’t design it with any advertising in mind,” Systrom said of the video-sharing service. “I think, over time, we will figure out advertising.”

He stressed that Instagram users would own their videos and that Facebook did not intend to use them for marketing or advertising.

The overall digital video advertising market in the United States is expected to surge more than 40 percent to $4.1-billion this year, according to industry tracker eMarketer.

Video advertising on mobile gadgets is expected to more than double to $518-million this year and account for more than a quarter of all US digital video ad spending by the year 2016, eMarketer said.

Systrom confided that he is eager to tinker with Instagram’s potential on Google Glass internet-linked eyewear but has not been able to get his hands on a pair, which has been made available to developers at a price of $1500 each.

Forrester analyst Nate Elliott noted that Facebook has done well by “borrowing heavily” from other internet companies.

Examples given by the analyst included Facebook adding Twitter-style hashtags and news feeds, and the social network letting mobile gadget users check-in at locations after Foursquare found success with the model.

“This model of ‘borrowed innovation’ has worked well for Facebook – bringing interesting new features to audiences that the social start-ups can only dream of,” Elliott said.

“It also keeps Facebook’s services fresh, and is one of the reasons more than a billion people still use the site every month.”

Elliott added that “the greatest marketing value from social media isn’t trying to market to people on social sites, it is learning from social sites how to market to them everywhere else.

“Google figured it out and I am hoping Facebook figures it out.”

Google made billions of dollars last year powering advertising at other websites and Facebook could do likewise, using insights gleaned from users to better target ads at other internet venues, the analyst reasoned.

“The more social behaviours you get people to engage in, the more you learn about them and eventually Facebook will learn how to use this database of affinity to make money on it,” Elliott said.

Facebook’s Mobile Bet; T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merge; Mozilla Fights Spyware

Topping tech headlines on Wednesday, Facebook reported growth in mobile users, but a drop in revenue from the last quarter.

The social network now boasts 751 million mobile monthly active users, a 54 percent increase from the same time last year. During a call with analysts, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the company has seen success with the mobile app installs added to users’ news feeds, driving 25 million app downloads during the quarter. Advertising revenue counted for 85 percent of total revenue, which came in at $1.46 billion, up 38 percent from the same time last year, but down from the $1.585 billion earned in the fourth quarter.

In other news, the merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is complete. The combined company, dubbed T-Mobile US, is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange, but each brand will continue to operate separately. They will, however, migrate to a common network infrastructure and similar support functions. Customers of the two companies won’t see any immediate change in their user experience, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray told PCMag, but things are going to start getting better fast for MetroPCS users. One unexpected place you can get T-Mobile 4G LTE, though, is in certain New York City subway stations.

Meanwhile, Mozilla issued a cease-and-desist letter against Gamma International, which is masking its spyware products to make it look as if it’s actually Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Gamma’s FinSpy program may be buried in someone’s PC files and labeled as “firefox.exe,” just like a legit copy of the Mozilla browser. This isn’t the first time FinSpy has used the Firefox name, though. It has also been linked to a campaign targeting Bahraini activists last year, and a spy mission ahead of Malaysia’s General Elections.

Also making headlines Wednesday:

Facebook’s Mobile Bet; T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merge; Mozilla Fights Spyware

Topping tech headlines on Wednesday, Facebook reported growth in mobile users, but a drop in revenue from the last quarter.

The social network now boasts 751 million mobile monthly active users, a 54 percent increase from the same time last year. During a call with analysts, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the company has seen success with the mobile app installs added to users’ news feeds, driving 25 million app downloads during the quarter. Advertising revenue counted for 85 percent of total revenue, which came in at $1.46 billion, up 38 percent from the same time last year, but down from the $1.585 billion earned in the fourth quarter.

In other news, the merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is complete. The combined company, dubbed T-Mobile US, is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange, but each brand will continue to operate separately. They will, however, migrate to a common network infrastructure and similar support functions. Customers of the two companies won’t see any immediate change in their user experience, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray told PCMag, but things are going to start getting better fast for MetroPCS users. One unexpected place you can get T-Mobile 4G LTE, though, is in certain New York City subway stations.

Meanwhile, Mozilla issued a cease-and-desist letter against Gamma International, which is masking its spyware products to make it look as if it’s actually Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Gamma’s FinSpy program may be buried in someone’s PC files and labeled as “firefox.exe,” just like a legit copy of the Mozilla browser. This isn’t the first time FinSpy has used the Firefox name, though. It has also been linked to a campaign targeting Bahraini activists last year, and a spy mission ahead of Malaysia’s General Elections.

Also making headlines Wednesday:

Google Glass poses threat to user privacy

Google Glass poses security threats as the wearable computer developed by the search giant does not have any PIN or authentication system, hackers have revealed. 
Hackers may be able to exploit Google Glass’ ‘ root capability’, which is enabled by attaching it to a desktop computer and 

 

running some commands, allowing them to access the user’s information, the Guardian reports.

 

The report said that hackers will also be able to monitor Google Glass’ users’ activities on their smartphones as a Santa Barbara-based programmer, specializing in cracking smartphone security for both iPhone and Android devices, Jay Freeman has discovered.

Freeman said that once hackers are able to access the root on the Glass, then they are likely to have access to the user’s phone and computer as well as a camera or microphone and can see or hear everything the use is looking at or listening to.

According to the report, Google Glass’ hackers are also capable of knowing computer and Smartphone passwords, door codes and even writings on a piece of paper.

Freeman also recommended that Glass should have a protection system that functions when it is taken off by the owner, such as a biometric which either uses patterns in the iris or voice or a PIN, adding that a plastic shield that could slide over the camera would mean that the user is not recording anything, thereby serving the privacy concerns.

While Freeman warned that a hacker would only need 10 minutes to install a “rooted” version of the software that Glass uses as Google Glass, unlike Android phones does not have any kind of PIN mechanism, which renders it usable once the users switch it on, Google spokesperson insists that the company gives priority to device-specific protections and solution experimenting that make the Glass widely available, the report added.

Barnes & Noble adds Google Play app store in bid to improve Nook

* Will bring number of “apps” to 750,000 from 10,000

* Move is an improvement, though not a “game-changer”- analyst

By Phil Wahba

May 3 (Reuters) – Barnes & Noble Inc aims to make its “Nook” tablets more appealing to consumers by offering buyers access to Google Inc’s apps store, hoping to generate interest in a device that has made little headway against Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle and Apple Inc’s iPad.

The top U.S. bookstore chain, trying to reverse a drop in sales last holiday season of its Nook devices, which include e-readers, announced it would add Google Play to its Nook HD and Nook HD+ devices as of Friday.

The move will bring the number of apps on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, which first came to market in November, to 750,000 from about 10,000, or roughly the same as the iPad, in an effort to remedy what the company recognizes is the Nook’s Achilles heel: a limited selection of “apps” or software.

“This deal is about plugging that gap. Consumers told us they wanted more apps,” Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch told Reuters.

Nook HD and Nook HD+ devices sold in stores as of Friday will already have Google Play installed. Existing customers will be able to download it at Nook’s online store and via an automatic over-the-air update.

The tablets will also have Google services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and the Chrome web browser.

“It’s a positive product enhancement- adding the android features is a great step. It makes this device competitive,” said Sarah Rotman Epps, a senior analyst with Forrester Research, who nonetheless said the move was not a game changer in the fight against large tech giants whose devices have more visibility.

Google Play is expanding its offering quickly: in the last year, it has rapidly closed the gap with Apple’s market-dominating apps store in terms of sheer quantity, with both expected to hit 1 million soon.

The collaboration with Google comes as Barnes & Noble is seeking to reignite customer interest in its Nook, the core part of its Nook Media unit. The bookseller is considering spinning off the Nook Media unit and has already attracted investments from Microsoft Corp and Pearson LLC.

The Nook, launched in 2009 to compete with the Kindle, has been the cornerstone of Barnes & Noble’s strategy to benefit from the shift by many readers to digital books.

The retailer sold fewer devices during the crucial holiday season, with revenue in the overall Nook business including content falling 12.6 percent.

New Themes: Watson, Simfo, and Publish

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Brace yourselves, new themes are coming. Today I’m pleased to announce the latest three additions to the ever-growing collection of themes here at WordPress.com.

First up is Watson, by The Theme Foundry.

Inspired by the clean lines and bold strokes of a classic newspaper, Watson boasts a neatly organized front page layout and a pleasurable reading experience that was designed with writers in mind. It offers a beautiful featured slider for important posts, looks great on devices both big and small, and comes with a lovely custom widget that takes advantage of featured post thumbnails.

Watson is a premium upgrade for your blog; read more about its features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into previewing it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.

Our second treat for you today is Simfo, a theme that has a minimal, yet strong, aesthetic that’s embellished with subtle…

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