I am a relatively new reader and have been wanting to write to you for some time, but what with assessments and projects I kept postponing it. Well, when I read the round-up of 2019 by Sameen Amer, I thought no more tardiness as this awesome writer deserves the readers’ praise. I guess even those who are too busy (read lazy) to write, do appreciate some of your best writers, but don’t realise that giving feedback is important, too. How will our favourite writers know how much we await their write-ups if we don’t write to acknowledge their efforts? I know Sameen Amer probably is too confident about such things but I will still like to tell her she is really cool.
Arbish Khan, Peshawar
In this issue of Us (3 January) ‘Violet vipers’ made me sad. I couldn’t help comparing Chacha Jaan with all the villains like Mir Jaffar in our history who backstabbed their own people and sided with enemies for money. Chacha Jaan is a modern example of Mir Jaffar and I hope people like him in Kashmir realise what they are doing.
Saad Shams, Karachi
‘I am a doctor - can I be a bride too?’ by Unsa Athar was so relatable! I am a doctor and I had to become a stay-at-home wife and mom because my in-laws did not want me to work. I think the government should do suitable legislation to ensure all organisations that hire women should have creche. More than that, we need to change our mindsets and move forward with the changing times. Both parents are responsible for children, so holding only the mother accountable is unfair!
I must congratulate Team Us and all the Us writers for the wonderful yearly round-up stories on current affairs, sports, movies and books! I would also like to wish a very happy 2020 to all Us readers, writers and Team Us (not the least, of course).
Behzad Ali, Multan
Narrated by Aisha (R.A)
Once the Prophet (S.A.W) came while a woman was sitting with me. He said, “Who is she?” I replied, “She is so and so,” and told him about her (excessive) praying. He said disapprovingly, “Do (good) deeds which is within your capacity (without being overtaxed) as Allah does not get tired (of giving rewards) but (surely) you will get tired and the best deed (act of Worship) in the sight of Allah is that which is done regularly.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 41
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