Pakistan Eid al – Adha Mubarak 11 years ago Pamir Times FacebookTwitterLinkedin Eid Mubarak to Pamir Times readers About Author Pamir Times administrator Pamir Times is the pioneering community news and views portal of Gilgit – Baltistan, Kohistan, Chitral and the surrounding mountain areas. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent venture initiated by the youth. See author's posts FacebookTwitterLinkedinShare this:WhatsAppTweetLike this:Like Loading... Share this on WhatsApp Tags: Eid Mubarak, Pamir Times Continue Reading Previous Local government bodies dissolved in GBNext Enchanting Chitral More Stories Featured Pakistan Pakistan assures China of CPEC projects’ speedy execution 1 year ago Pamir Times Featured Pakistan BNF-Hamid group chief surrendered in February 2019 2 years ago Pamir Times Featured Pakistan Gilgit-Baltistan Taxation: GB Council formed working group to prepare recommendations 3 years ago Pamir Times Featured Pakistan Commander 10 corps visits forward posts at Baltistan 3 years ago Pamir Times Featured Pakistan Pakistan Motor Rally starts tomorrow from Khunjerab 3 years ago Pamir Times Featured Pakistan PAF chief warns against any aggression; all forward airbases made operational 4 years ago Pamir Times 5 thoughts on “Eid al – Adha Mubarak” nice pic pamir time mashalla Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters in pakistan Javed TJK Eid Mubarak to all the reader’s of PT around the world))))))))))))) Rahim Almaty KZ May this festival of Eid Ul Adha bring peace to our country, Pakistan Eid Mubarik to the whole Pamiri community around the world Sher QURBANI-`ID MUBARAK! A REFLECTION ON HAJJ BY NASIR KHUSRAW, THE 11TH CENTURY ISMAILI THINKER AND PREACHER. ” The pilgrims had returned, reverenced and honoured, giving thanks to God for His compassion and mercy, from the dangers and hardships of the Arabian journey, and saved – no doubt – from hell and painful chastisement, having walked from Arafat to Mecca and answered the pilgrim s call with joy, having performed all the duties of the Hajj and retuned home hale and hearty. I decided to go and welcome them back but I m afraid I asked too many questions and put my foot in it. Among the caravan, one was a particular friend of mine, a dear man. Tell me how you made it through this dangerous journey I said.All the time you have been away I ve had nothing but sorrow for companionship. Congratulations, Haji! There s no one like you in our whole province, I m sure. Tell me how you visited that sacred place, with what honour and dignity you beheld it. Tell me about the donning the pilgrim s robe, and what your inner intentions were at that moment. Did you prohibit to yourself everything other than the Eternal Lord? Well . . . . no , he admitted. Did you answer the call out of knowledge and with due reverence? Did you hear the summons of the Lord, and answer back, like Moses? Well . . . . um . . . At Arafat, when in the presence of God, did you welcome His Knower, and the denyer of your self? Did the breeze of Gnosis blow upon your you? . . . uh . . . to tell the truth I . . . When you sacrificed the obligatory sheep did you see yourself in proximity to Him and think of the sheep as your carnal soul? My what? I say . . . When you entered the Sacred Grounds were you safe from the evil of your lower self and from the sorrow of separation, the chastisement of Hell? You see, actually . . . . When you threw stones at the Accursed One did you fling out of yourself all bad habits and reprehensible acts? Umm . . . um . . . When you prayed at the Station of Abraham did you, in truth, faith and certitude, submit the very core of your being to the Absolute? The what? At the time of circumambulation, when you were no doubt running around fast as an ostrich, did you remind yourself of the circling cherubim around the Celestial Throne? Really, Nasir, what . . .? Did you behold in your purity of heart the Two Worlds and become inwardly free of both Paradise and Hell? NO, NO, NO! Now that you have come back, is your heart pained by separation from the Kaaba? Did you bury your selfish ego in the tomb . . . or are you still no better than a decaying bag of bones? I must admit he answered,that in all these matters I seem not to have known the true from the false. Then, my friend , I said,you have not made a pilgrimage, and have not taken up residence in the Abode of Annihilation. You have simply visited Mecca and come back, having purchased the toils of the desert with your silver. If you ever go again, bear in mind all that I have said. ” FORTY POEMS FROM THE DIVAN Comments are closed.