Apart from that, I am also helping my cousin top in Viva/interview section of C.C.S. Exams in Pakistan, the highest civil service exams. She has passed the written test, and for past few years, off-shore, I've been her Research Associate (*flattering himself*), providing data on any topic with the help of Shaykh Google and other 'viable' mediums. During this research, I've come across a wonderful personality, Dr. M. K. Pachauri (sounds as Peshawri, as if belonging to Peshawar). His portrait is shown below. He has been awarded Nobel Prize for his remarkable work on climate change, alarming world of the consequences of the misrule of moder man. You read about him, his articles here.
Alhamdulialh, I am becoming regular in attending the lectures/bayans of Mufti kamal ud Din, a teacher of Islamic studies and spirituality at LUMS, a university, also a disciple of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmed, may Allah bless him. They are profound, full of grace, and very useful. They are just too superior to all Western sciences taught at universities to be fully described in words. Allahumma Barik 'Alaih.
My habit of reading business journals has been disrupted, and that's a loss i incurred at the end of last year, with purchases of reading material declining, overall. The focus is shifting, nonetheless, to quality and relevant reading. Not to loose focus is the point. But the craze of reading Amir Hamza dastan has not vanished at all, i've bought most of the volumes of it published by Ferozesons for children like me. Although i won't recommend for everyone to read, perhps original dastan written in difficult Urdu (as for today's reader) may be more helpful for grown-up admirers of Amr Ayyar and Amir Hamza. Above all, I go back in time (see below!).
The common phrase "an untimely death" seems, to the Muslim, close to blasphemy; every death is right on time. Moreover to ask "Why?" when someone dies young is absurd. The question suggests that we expect to comprehend the total scheme of things, known only to God, and imagine that our strictly limited minds can grasp - or should be able to grasp - what is far beyond their compass. (Remembering God, Gai Eaton.)
May Allah forgive his soul and give him peace. And He forgive our ignorance as well. Aameen.