I am a new reader of Us magazine. I started reading newspapers to enhance my knowledge and improve my English. Us magazine is my favourite part of the newspaper, and I eagerly wait for Friday’s edition.
I like the ‘Etymology’ section and hope that you will continue it. Khaqan Shahnawaz’s interview was to the point and it seems like he has a promising career ahead. I read the poetry section at the end because after reading the poems I don’t want to read anything else; it’s like a treat to me. I loved Memoir of Want by Zahra Zafar and it made me think of so many dreams I have and things I want to happen once in my life. Well, Betrayed by Sidra Amin was good, too, and I enjoyed reading it. Lastly, please try to publish more articles about mental health.
Asma Majid, Lahore
I want Us magazine in pdf format. Kindly send it to me, because I want to improve my English. It’s a request.
Fahmeed Akhter, Attock
Hello Fahmeed, we are happy that you want to read Us magazine to improve your English language proficiency. You can read Us magazine on our website: www.thenews.com.pk, and can also access the past issues of the magazine.
I am following ‘The Eid Engagement and Other Weddings’ and ‘In the fog’. Both the stories are good but my advice to the writer, Iqra Asad and Asbah Waseem, is to make the stories more animated. Too much description and too many dialogues can make the story a bit boring at times.
In this week’s issue (10 March), I was happy to read about the Lahore International Book Fair held in my city.
Sarah Ahmed, Lahore
In the letters section, I read the letter of Junaid Ahmed. I think that all those who can should take responsibility of one family’s iftar. Ed, another thing I think about is why we all want shorter work hours during Ramazan. We are supposed to function normally during the fast and I think it’s not right to cut school timings because we lose one full period during Ramazans. Our Sports, Library and Arts periods are cancelled. Normally, my school gives over at 1: 30 PM but during Ramazan we get off at 12:30!
Maham Khan, Peshawar
It’s debatable, but maybe your teachers require time to rest a bit and prepare iftari.
Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):
Allah’s Apostle (S.A.W) said, ‘Whoever gives two kinds (of things or property) in charity for Allah’s cause, will be called from the gates of Paradise and will be addressed, “O slaves of Allah! Here is prosperity. So, whoever was amongst the people who used to offer their prayers, will be called from the gate of the prayer; and whoever was amongst the people who used to participate in Jihad, will be called from the gate of Jihad; and whoever was amongst those who used to observe fasts, will be called from the gate of Ar-Raiyan; whoever was amongst those who used to give in charity, will be called from the gate of charity.”’ Abu Bakr said, ‘Let my parents be sacrificed for you, O Allah’s Apostle! No distress or need will befall him who will be called from those gates. Will there be any one who will be called from all these gates?’ The Prophet replied, ‘Yes, and I hope you will be one of them.’
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 31, Number 121
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