Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Adab arz hai:

Lets hope that the Government of AP will take appropriate steps to restore and preserve these historical treasures.


"In the late 16th century, it was considered among the three best teaching hospitals in the world, the other two being in Bukhra and Baghdad"

The city had among its prized possessions, the Dar-ul-Shifa, a world-class hospital and the country's first in-patient treatment facility, four centuries ago. In the late 16th century, it was considered among the three best teaching hospitals in the world, the other two being in Bukhra and Baghdad. If the Qutub Shahis had Dar-ul-Shifa, the Nizams had to their credit Nizamia Tibbi and the Osmania Hospitals. 

Located a few yards across the old Municipal Corporation Office in an area named after it, Dar-ul-Shifa, was built in 1595, by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah just four years after founding the city. The location itself needs a specific mention. It speaks of planning, vision and care taken by the Qutub Shahi rulers in creating the best of amenities for the citizens, though unani medicine was the only system of treatment available at that time..............The scale of the hospital spread over all of 6000 square yards and its symmetrical arched structure standing around a quadrangular courtyard, looks stupendous ...Books on the history of unani medicine in the city, record that the building had eastern, western and southern wings with twelve double rooms on the ground floor and the same number on the first floor. The northern side had the gateway, in which there were eight double rooms on the ground floor and the same number on the first floor. These chambers were used as "in-patient" wards. The outpatient wards were located adjacent to the northern gate. A staircase leads to the first floor from where convalescent patients could breathe in fresh air and get a full view of the nascent capital, this being the only double storied building in the area at that time. 

The hospital was utilised from the Qutubshahi period down to the reign of the first Nizam, Nizam-ul-Mulk...

Nizamia Observatory, Panjagutta, Hyderabad
Nawab Zaffar Jung Bahadur, a Minister, who had a fascination for stars, showed "scientific temper", long before the term became part of science jargon. He imported two telescopes - the 15-inch Grubb refractor and an 8 - inch Cooke astrograph from England in 1901- that were mounted at a strategic location, in his estate at Phisalbanda on the outskirts of the Old City. 

These were in 1908, shifted to a spot at Begumpet, that came to be known as the Nizamiah Observatory (named after the Sixth Nizam, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan).

Two Nobel laureates, Sir C. V. Raman and Prof. S. Chandrasekhar, who visited the observatory at different times, counted it among the best. It was because of its importance, that the observatory, a cylindrical granite structure topped by a dome that rises into the sky and an old granite building nearby, have been listed as Grade I monumental structures meant for conservation. 

"The second oldest observatory in the country, it has played an important role. It became famous for its involvement in the international project, Carte Du Ciel or astrographic sky survey of mapping and preparing an extensive Astrographic Star Catalogue in a given celestial zone. The task of mapping in a zone covering declination 17 to 23 degrees south was originally assigned to Santiago Observatory in Chile but later shifted to Nizamia. The project culminated in the publication of 12 volumes of catalogues giving accurate positions of nearly 8,00,000 stars". 

The observatory, which also participated in recording solar activity in the International Geophysical Year in 1957-58 and the International Quiet Sun Year in 1964-65, became a precursor to the Japal - Rangapur Observatory where a 48-inch reflecting telescope was installed. The OU Astronomy Department itself came to be upgraded as the Centre of Advanced Study in Astronomy. Its observations of variable stars used to be communicated to the British Astronomical Association and the Harvard College Observatory.



Adab arz hai:

Some more Historical Treasures of Hyderabad to share with you. 

Kachiguda Railway station
Kachiguda Station is architecturally the most beautiful station in South Central Railway. Constructed in the year 1916 by the Nizam of the erstwhile Hyderabad State, this Station was the Headquarters of the then Nizam State Guaranteed Railway. 

Endowed with central and side domes and accompanying minarets, this station is a marvel in Gothic style of architecture. Towering like a Maharaja's place, the Kachiguda Station is one of the landmarks in the Hyderabad city. The station handles trains originating for Aurangabad, Tirupati, Banglore, etc. Housing many modern passenger amenities, this station now serves as the Headquarter station of the Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway.
Malwala Palace 
The Malwala palace is located on the main road, east of Charminar, is Malwala palace, built in 1845 by Raja Ram Parishad Lal Bahadur. It is one of the palaces that cluster around Charminar lending the whole area and aura of regal glory and majesty.
Malawala Palace is one of the few surviving wooden palaces of Hyderabad built in late Mughal and Rajasthani style. The ancestor of this family, Sagar Mall had accompanied the first Nizam to Hyderabad in 1724. Sagar Mall became custodian of the revenue (Mall) records of the state. This function was passed down to his descendants hereditarily. Thus the family acquired the name Malwala.

Malwala Palace is located along the road leading towards east from Charminar. The complex had three components: the double storeyed large residential quarters arranged around several smaller courtyards and vernacular overhanging wooden balconies at first floor level facing the street; the road side block with a double height semicircular gateway flanked by a pedimented side wing with Corinthian columns in European style enclosing a smaller and outer courtyard, and finally the grand inner court with a fountain in the centre surrounded by wooden pavilions on two sides and overhanging wooden balconies with intricate carvings and supported by ornate wooden brackets on the other two sides.

This inner court is accessed by another arched gateway on which at first floor a Naubat Khana is located. The southern pavilion facing the entrance has a grand facade of seven cusped Mughal arches in carved and lacquered wood approached by wide flight of stairs. This leads to a double height hall that has rooms overlooking it from the first floor. A flight of wooden steps links this first floor with the ground. These two pavilions and the courtyard were used for family gatherings and for entertaining guests during special occasions. Malwala Palace is unique in its extensive use of woodwork and as specimen of a typical Hyderabad courtyard house. This is also one of the important palaces belonging to Hyderabad's erstwhile nobles.
St. Joseph's Cathedral 
This Church is located in Gun foundry area of Hyderabad (Near All Saints High School in Gunfoundry) and is one of the most beautiful cathedrals. It looks absolutely stunning with its ornate architecture and five giant bells in an open bell tower atop the cathedral. While the belfry is vaguely roomier, the steps are not advised for anyone with the faintest stirrings of unsteadiness. Skip the idea of climbing up the dilapidated stairs in case you get claustrophobic. But all the rickety stairs and dicey perpendicular ladders are worth trotting up for a breath-taking view of the city and the regal bells.

The central hall of this sacred place is such an extended space that it can accommodate 500 people at a time for congregation. The giant bells of this cathedral have been brought all the way from Italy and were attached to this legendary construction in the year 1892. These bells have been specially tuned so that a number of hymns can be played on it. In the alcove inside the Cathedral, one can find an imitation of the 'Pieta' by Michelangelo. 

The bells have always been considered as an important part of the cathedral. Not only are they sacred, but also it was believed that church bells are safeguard against lightning and tempests and so the bells were rung dynamically during an approaching storm to warn people...
...the Christmas celebration in St. Joseph's Cathedral has something uniquely historical about it. For some years, the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan attended the Christmas midnight Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Hyderabad, Dionesius Vismara. The Nizam attended the Holy Service. Together with some of his family members and officials - in all about 150. The Nizam also used to attend midnight Easter service at the Cathedral... 

The Nizam also donated to St Joseph's Chruch a beautiful painting of Mother Mary and baby Jesus, painted by the famous classical Spanish painter Murillo. The painting hangs on the wall of the cathedral to the left of the main altar...


" " Darood " "

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmath Ullahi Wa Barkatahu

Aapki Dua Ki Talib
     Syed Basith Ali

MIM forces graft debate in AP Assembly


MIM forces graft debate in AP Assembly

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen on Tuesday succeeded in forcing a debate on corruption, particularly on the Supreme Court notices to ministers and IAS officers, in the Assembly. The House will take up the debate on March 28.

MIM Floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, using his tact, made Telugu Desam president N.Chand-rababu Naidu retract on his earlier strategy to register a mere protest and demand a full-fledged debate. He also put the government in a tight spot and forced it too to agree for the debate. Mr Owaisi turned tables against Mr Naidu, by saying that the TD chief has lost focus on the main issue of corruption in his pursuit to settle scores with the MIM.

"Don't let go of your earlier demand for a debate," he told Mr Naidu, who had no choice but to revive his demand of full-fledged debate. Though he did not name Kadapa MP Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy by name, the Majlis leader alleged that the government had been indirectly protecting a "gentleman" who amassed wealth of crores of rupees. "It is in this gentleman's assets case that the court issued notices to ministers," Mr Owaisi said.

He wanted the government to clear the air about the legal validity of the contentious GOs. "Do you agree that the gentleman made money? If so, with whose support did he make it? If you agree that the money is made illegally, why are you not coming out openly," Mr Owaisi questioned the Treasury benches. The two-hour long discussion on whether to allow a debate on corruption saw interesting twists and turns. At one stage, the onus of holding the debate lay on Speaker N. Manohar as the CM expressed willingness to reply if the Chair permitted discussion as per rules. 

The Speaker later convened a meeting of the Business Advisory Comm-ittee and decided to take up the issue for discussion one day before the end of the Budget session.

MIM celebrates 50 years in House, hosts luncheon in Assembly


MIM celebrates 50 years in House, hosts luncheon in Assembly

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has a word with MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi during a luncheon to celebrate 50 years of MIM's presence in the House in the Assembly in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has a word with MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi during a luncheon to celebrate 50 years of MIM's presence in the House in the Assembly in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen celebrated 50 years of its presence in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Speaker Nadendla Manohar, Chief Minis-ter N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu and leaders of various political parties greeted MIM Floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on the occasion. Late Sultan Salahu-ddin Owaisi, who headed the AIMIM for long, was elected to the Assembly on February 19, 1962 from 216-Pathergatti costituency in Hyderabad.

In his maiden election, the senior Owaisi trounced his Congress rival Masooma Begum, who was a minister in the Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Cabinet, by a margin of 5,141 votes. At 26 years of age, Mr Owaisi, who later was referred to as Salar-e-Millat, was one of the youngest members of the Assembly in 1962.

"From just one member in this august House five decades ago, today, we have seven members, apart from two members in the Legislative Cou-ncil," Mr Akbaruddin Owaisi said. On the occasion of Golden jubilee celebrations in the Assembly, the AIMIM hosted lunch to for all the legislators in the Assembly premises. Besides the leaders of all the political parties, legislature secretary Raja Sadaram and legislature officials attended the luncheon and congratulated Mr Owaisi.




Agar beti hai toh rehmat

Agar biwi hai toh shohar ka nafs imaan

Agar maa hai toh uske khadmo mein jannat

Last Friday, Imam of our Masjid during Qutba mentioned a Sahi hadeeth Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas which
I like to mention here:
 Allah's Apostle said, “I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women."
The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Why is it so?" The Prophet replied, "Because of their ungratefulness."
They asked whether women are ungrateful to Allah.
The Prophet said, "They are ungrateful to their companions of life (husbands) and ungrateful to good deeds. If you are benevolent to one of them throughout the life and if she sees anything (undesirable) in you, she will say, 'I never had any good from you.' "

Our Imam went on to say - Let's not forget what our Prophet had advised men " The BEST of you are those who are the BEST with their wives......"( Tirmidi) So we must understand both men & women have rights over each other. He went on to quote- Qur'an says
"Among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in tranquility with them and He has put love and mercy between your hearts: verily in that are signs for those who reflect."  (Surah Al Rum 30:21.)

 Two days later incidentally I received an Email from my niece. This is one such mail that changed whole prospective on women-

" In Arabic the world "shams" (sun) is feminine, and "qamar" (moon) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and the moon is muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself moon has no light; it only radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that men are reflecting the glorious efforts and light of our women."
Noor AhamedNassau

‎"If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world." Chinese Proverb.


Allah Jisse Chahta hai zaleel karta hai


Bismillah irrahman nirrahim

Kah do , Eh Allah Badshahi ke Malik jisey tu chahta hai sultanat deta hai aur jis sey chahta hai sultanat cheen leta hai , jisey tu chahta hai Ezzat deta hai aur jisey tu chahta hai Zaleel karta hai sab khubi tere haath mein hai beshaq tu har cheez par Qadir hai

Tu Raat ko din mein Dakhil karta hau Aur Din ko raat mein Dakhil karta hai aur Zinda ko Murdey se Nikalta hai aur Murdey ko Zinda se nikalta hai aur Jisey tu chahta hai Behisab Rizq deta hai
Al Quran , Surah Aal-e-Imran 26-27
English Translation:

Say : "O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.

You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the day to enter into the night , You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit (measure or account).
Al Quran , Surah Aal-e-Imran, 26-27


‎((( A Rainy Miracle )))

‎((( A Rainy Miracle )))

Narrated Anas: A man came to the Prophet on a Friday while he (the Prophet) was delivering a sermon at Medina, and said, "There is lack of rain, so please invoke your Lord to bless us with the rain.

" The Prophet looked at the sky when no cloud could be detected. Then he invoked Allah for rain. Clouds started gathering together and it rained till the Medina valleys started flowing with water. It continued raining till the next Friday. Then that man (or some other man) stood up while the Prophet was delivering the Friday sermon, and said, "We are drowned; Please invoke your Lord to withhold it (rain) from us" The Prophet smiled and said twice or thrice,

"O Allah! Please let it rain round about us and not upon us." The clouds started dispersing over Medina to the right and to the left, and it rained round about Medina and not upon Medina.

Allah showed them (the people) the miracle of His Prophet and His response to his invocation.

[Source: Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 115


Monday, 19 March 2012

" The Pious Husband 1st Part - The Husband As The Rular " "

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmath Ullahi Wa Barkatahu

The Pious Husband
 Mujlisul Ulama Of South Africa

1 - The Husband As The Rular

"Men Are The Rulers Over Women Because Allah Has Bestowed Ranks To Some Of Them Above Others And Because They(Men) Spend Of Their Wealth ( For The Maintenance Of Women) "
(Surah Nisa :34 )

He Is in Charge Of Executing The Affairs And Operation Of The System Which Has Been Entrusted To Him.
Just As A Community Or A Nation Requires A Ruler For Proper And Efficient Functioning Of The Affairs Of Society
So Too Does The Home Unit Stand In Need Of A Ruler To Ensure That The Home Affairs Progress Smoothly And Correctly Along The Divinely-Ordained Pattern,
Direct By The Shariah. The Man In The House Has, Thus Been Appointed The Ruler Or Overseer.
While Islam Has Bestowed Many Rights To Women, The Quran-E-Hakeem Confirms His Superior Rank And Announce His Appointment As The Ruler Of Women.

His Appointment As The Ruler Of Women is Not A Licence For Misdirecting Authority.

He Elevated Rank is Not Permission For Violating, Denying And Neglecting The Rights (Huqooq) Which Islam Orders For Women And Children.

The Husband is Not Allowed To Adopt A Bullying Attitude. He Does Not Enjoy The Right To Impose On His Wife His Unlawful Wishes, Whims And Fancies Just As He Desire And In Anyway He Feels.

Rasool Allah PBUH Said :
" Everyone Of You Is A Shepherd And Everyone Of You Will Be Questioned About His Flock ".

The Husband is The Shepherd Of His Home. On The Day Of Qiyamah He Will Have To Answer In The Divine Court How He Treated His Flock.

" That Day Will Be A Day When A Man Will Flee From His Brother, His Mother, His Father, His Wife, And His Children. "

Ya Allah ! 
surely we have heard a preacher calling to the faith, 
saying: Believe in your Lord, so we did believe;
Ya Allah !
 forgive us therefore our faults, 
and cover our evil deeds and make us die with the righteous.
Ya Allah ! 
grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter,
 and save us from the chastisement of the fire. 
Ya Allah ! 
Accept From Us ;
Surely Thou Art The Hearing, The Knowing

Aapki Dua Ki Talib
Syed Basith Ali

Rolls-Royces of Nawab Rasool Yar Jung (Awwal Taluqdaar=collector)


61-CW was a Silver Ghost Barker Tourer, 83-SC was a Phantom 1 Connaught Tourer, 12-NC was a Hooper Cabriolet. One of the 3 Rolls-Royces of Nawab Rasool Yar Jung (Awwal Taluqdaar=collector), younger brother of Hakeem ul hukma Nawab Izzat yar Khan Mohiuddaulah (Guardian of Prince Azam Jah and Prince Muazam Jah) my maternal grand father. Hakeem Akbar Ali Khan

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