TORONTO, DECEMBER 25, 2017.
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS BRINGS
CHRISTIANS & MUSLIMS TOGETHER
BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
TORONTO: Merry Christmas to all Christians world over and Happy New Year to all my fans, friends, near and dear ones and members of all communities.
The Christian community members in most parts of North America including Toronto are very lucky to have a white Christmas. It is indeed a good omen and doubles the joy of celebration.
For Muslim community too Jesus (PBUH),son of Mary (PBUH), is a highly respected prophet. Those who think otherwise cannot remain a Muslim. Quran has special mention for Jesus (PBUH).He is the one who will come descend to the earth to save the world from the cruelties and cunningness of the extremely powerful Anti-Christ (Dajjal) and his evil army including distortionists, confusion and hatred creators. Instead of hatred against each other, we must understand the realities and facts. We must get united and prepared to face and fight the common enemies of God, good and mankind. If we don’t then get prepared worst destruction. So we must avoid playing in the hands of enemies. Every human being needs protection and it is our duty and responsibility to help and protect the good, innocent and helpless people.
I have some very good Christian friends including Michael Morris and his wife Janet, Dominic Jacob and Samson Javed. They are also friends of my friends Shahid Hashmi, Syed Muhammad Iqbal and Tariq Rehman.
Mike Morris invited us twice at his residence for a nice party. Once Samson Javed cooked extremely delicious lamb item (Lamb Karahi). The next was a turkey party. The extremely delicious turkey was prepared by Janet. Michael and Janet are amazing couple. They lived in Sindh, Pakistan, for over 22 years, they and their children speak fluent Sindhi and some Urdu as well.
When we meet, we discuss little bit of religion as general information but avoid arguments and unnecessary discussions. This is how we respect each other. As a show of love, Samson Javed presented me a bag full of several items.
Shahid Hashmi too presented gifts to Michael Morris and Samson Javed. This is how our friendship flourishes.
Living abroad, if one has good company and family friends then life and stay becomes very beautiful.
December 25 is also a special occasion for Pakistanis. They celebrate the birth anniversary of Founder and Father of the Nation---Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Jinnah was a great visionary leader. Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, and unfortunately Jinnah passed away on September 11, 1948.
This, the assassination of the first prime minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan in 1952, who was the right hand of Jinnah, and the mysterious death of Fatima Jinnah in 1965, who was the sister of Jinnah, were all great tragedies for Pakistan and Pakistanis. With their passing away, their dreams and visions to make Pakistan a welfare state for all to live happily and
peacefully too were badly shattered. Under the military rule, Pakistan was torn into two pieces.
Slowly and gradually the society, system, rulers, leaders and the people were all corrupted. Now you never know what you are eating---stray dogs, dead animals, pigs, cats, rats and all sorts extremely dangerous and unhygienic things. People are drinking sewage water which gets mixed with drinking water. The media people keep shouting and exposing them but no attention is paid and deaf ears are turned. It seems people are deliberately being killed in this manner.
Pakistanis including me love Pakistan very much but the facts and realities are extremely disturbing. Now there every second person looks like a thief, robber and beast. They are like termites eating and destroying my beautiful motherland Pakistan. It is indeed one of the best countries in the world.
I believe that God will soon send a strong to wipe out corruption and the beasts from the soil of Pakistan.
So next time my Pakistani friends on December 25 let’s all celebrate both Christmas and the birth of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Both of them bring and give happiness. All Muslims must join in celebrating Christmas. Let’s commit to serve humanity in reality. SHIR (Serve Humanity In Reality) is my motto, vision and cause. Join me in helping, serving, supporting and protecting humanity.
JZ’S PROFILE: Founder of SHIR International Network (Serve Humanity In Reality---SHIR), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org To read more JZ’s exclusive articles , please visit: nepmcc website (Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004). Visit www.javedzaheernews.blogspot.com. for latest articles.