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BRING PEACE & HAPPINESS IN
HOMES & LIVES OF PEOPLE
BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
TORONTO: People keep asking me curiously as to why I chose the motto ‘Serve Humanity In Reality’ and how I am serving humanity. Today I will explain as to what made me change my motto from `Dedicated To Serve, Create Awareness’ to a better and the best one: `Serve Humanity In Reality’ (SHIR). In short, SHIR taught me to think and act positively, live and work freely and nicely and worship and serve truly.
Indeed, the revolutionary and inspirational change was a tremendous blessing of God and if understood and implemented properly would greatly benefit and amazingly change lives. The change is inspirational because it improved and totally changed my life, thinking, approach, vision and mission and would definitely help change the lives of others.
SPIRIT: It is the spirit of the motto which brings the great change in lives: To become and remain normal, sensible, responsible and practical. What makes the spirit extremely powerful is its nature of spirituality and humanity combination. This power helps make us good human being.
The credit for the change goes to My Lord and Creator---the one and only God (Allah The Almighty)---who always showed love and showered His great blessings on me despite my big, small and grave sins and mistakes committed mostly deliberately under the influence of evil temptations and also unknowingly.
Do we all really worship and obey God and serve humanity in reality? The answer is NO. The factual position is that over 98 percent of the people in the world claim to like and love God but are not faithful and loyal to Him in reality and I am one of them. This is the truth. Still God loves us, keeps forgiving us and giving us innumerable chances to regret and reform and showers His tremendous blessings on us. This is His greatness.
MY LORD: It was My Lord who chose me for the writing job and blessed me with pen power and such nature, conscience and parents who trained and made me to think, become and always TRY to remain positive, nice, good and responsible.
Now I am over 62 years of age and during all these years the combination of trio---nature, conscience and parents--and their qualities, influence, impact and impression guided and helped me to remain positive and have the vision to serve humanity.
Evil temptations do keep disturbing, distracting and challenging me every second. It is definitely not easy as it seems to `Serve Humanity In Reality’.
My both mottos were powered by The Divine Blessing and made me a part of The Divine Mission. People cannot imagine and I cannot explain in words the satisfaction I get from my work and results.
My nature, conscience and The Divine Blessings helped me form the policy---Always try never to harm or hurt anyone. Although there are tough challenges, difficult times and extremely painful moments in following this policy but thanks to God and help and support of good people and friends I never stopped following.
CANADA: I migrated to Canada in April, 1999. It was in Canada that the transformation from the previous motto to the present motto `Serve Humanity In Reality’ (SHIR) took place. Canada provided me everything best including opportunities to live freely, serve and pray. People are very nice, loving and caring. I visit Sunnybrook Health Sciences three times a week for dialysis. The staff and doctors there are like fairies and angels. Not only here but at most places I get best attention and quality of services. They are serving humanity in reality.
Instead of engaging in pointless, senseless and useless arguments, debates and discussions with mentally sick persons and wasting precious time of all, I always felt the need to properly prepare myself for positive replies to the various queries and points raised. This way I made friends and we learnt a lot.
QURAN: The need to prepare myself turned me towards the Holy Quran. I began to study and seek guidance from the Holy Quran to properly understand and balance the religious-political-social relationship.
The study of Quran revealed to me the extremely important relationship between spirituality and humanity. The divine messages and mission of God’s all original holy books and scrolls including Quran, Bible and Torah pointed towards one common thing for us to do as our duty and responsibility and that is to understand and practically implement the Divine Message and command: `Serve Humanity In Reality’(SHIR) and worship only God. All those claiming themselves as champions of humanity must understand this.
I came to understand the fact that only through the motto `Serve Humanity In Reality’ (SHIR) we can ensure and practically bring into the homes and lives of people true happiness and peace and protect them from all kinds of Shar (Evil). Only SHIR can effectively protect people from Shirk (Worship of other than God). It is a protective shield against all Shar (Evil).
Only through proper understanding and implementation of the motto `Serve Humanity In Reality’ (SHIR) we can achieve the following:
1) We can understand and reform ourselves and others and properly perform our duties and responsibilities as a good human being and follower and believer of God.
2) We can recognize and choose good people for true leadership and right path for positive results and success including real democracy, stability, progress and prosperity.
3) We can truly unite to protect and serve all people and practically and effectively fight all evils including temptations.
4) We can build a good family, community, society, system and country and learn to live and work together and love and respect all.
GOD’S MESSAGE: So the motto `Serve Humanity In Reality’ and its spirit is the God’s most important message for human beings to understand and follow. Because of its spirituality and humanity nature and combination it is connected and related to all fields including politics, religion, daily life, work and worship. Its beauty is that it keeps you connected with people, politics and religion. This is why I chose SHIR as my motto. It has given me great satisfaction and respect.
SHIR TEAM: My SHIR Team includes team leaders are experienced, respectable and recognized personalities, who believe in serving humanity in reality and try their best to do the best possible in building bridges and helping people.
The SHIR Team includes Shahid Hashmi, Chairman, Canpak Chamber of Commerce, Syed Muhammad Iqbal, President of Pak Seniors Forum (PSF), Hameeduddin Ahmed, former editor & publisher of Urdu newspaper `AWAZ’, Hashim, a professional personality, and many other like-minded persons. We may be many but in reality are one because of the common cause, understanding, vision and contribution.
POLITICS: Coming to politics, the motto SHIR helps us to understand the difference between democracy and demoncracy. In democracy, people enjoy real rights and freedom and happily live and work together.
In demoncracy, people are cunningly preyed and trapped in the web called groups and parties, cruelly treated and mercilessly used and abused. Only the vested interests of the parties and their lobbies are served. People are made helpless and treated as slaves.
Most of the leaders and parties play the Blame Game and keep confusing the people. The issues are used as baits to attract and trap people. Before election, every leader talks, acts and looks a prophet but once elected most of them show their true colour and start playing with people. This is how it keeps happening. This is why we need to help and support the innocent and helpless people.
In all elections including municipal, provincial and federal, people must choose and elect those who not only promise but can practically help bring real happiness and peace in the homes and lives of all people by improving the quality of life and removing poverty, stress, tension and disappointment through good policies and positive changes.
There is no dearth of good people but we have to find, support and promote them. Never become a prey and get trapped by hypocrites and exploiters. They will definitely create mess and make lives miserable.
JZ’S PROFILE: Declared by Judges as one of 75 Finalist Best Canadian Immigrants, an Honour for the Pakistani Community. Joined Journalism Profession in 1974 (Daily `SUN’, Karachi) and still serving as a professional journalist (2014). Javed Zaheer, Free Expression Award Winner (Awarded by National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada—NEPMCC. Award presented by Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada), Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner (Presented by North American Desi Idol), Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Ex-Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `DAWN', Canada, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan (From 1986-1999), Chairman, CANOPI, Director of Children Dignity Foundation (CDF---Canada & Pakistan) and Honorary Director, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Director Information, Pak Seniors Forum (PSF), is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)firstname.lastname@example.org To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit: www. nepmcc.ca and nationalethnicpress.com (Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004). Visit www.javedzaheernews.blogspot.com for latest exclusive articles.