I am not charlie or ahmed and I don’t want to be either

Lets call a spade a spade here shall we, what happened at the offices of Charlie Hebdo last Wednesday was a grotesque act of savagery and murder & what happened at the same offices before the attack in the name of cartoons and satire wasn’t anything short of extremely offensive and demeaning either. Demeaning not…

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Aman ki faktha roasted at Ipl

I have been living life in a vacuum for the past few days.. yes sir, my left eyes  sudden inflammation prompted my doctor to proclaim all screen related activities such as TV, PC, Iphone completely off for a period till said inflammation gets better. Thus with no input other than word of mouth or music…

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Debunking myths about Shias, Part II

Presenting the second part of the series, I wish to point out once again that the whole concept of these posts is to encourage understanding between us all. some people raised the question of why “aalims” were not being asked these questions rather then common folk. Well I think it is the “aalims” who have…

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Debunking myths about shia’s part I

I have always had a fascination with religion and religious history. If one would try to categorize my curiosity, I would be a type A, total fantasist about what lies beyond and the one to always ask the craziest of questions right from childhood about my religion, my ancestry and so on. It has stood…

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Ye islam nahi hay

We have all been brought up by our elders to not question men of our faith, some of us were given the leverage to do so and thus developed a higher level of understanding as to what Islam is and what it actually entails. Others however were taught dogmatically and rigidly and thus for them…

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Why are muslims suffering?

By Dr Khalid Zaheer A tiny minority of Muslims has engaged itself in a war (jihad) against the West in general and against the US, Israel, and India in particular. What they are doing through their military adventurism is causing the entire Muslim ummah suffering at the hands of the Jihadis and, because of their…

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Is this Shariah Law?

Still cannot describe what I feel when I see this video, a woman being publicly lashed in the northern areas of Pakistan. This is what we have reduced Islam to, this is what the government has handed people’s lives to? All the women leaders in the assemblies of Pakistan upon seeing this should resign from…

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Hijab & why I observe it

By ZAINUB RAZVI I’m often asked what it feels like to observe pardah. “Isn’t it difficult?”…“Don’t you feel hot?”… “Can you breathe alright?”…You could be forgiven for thinking that most such questions come from non-Muslim westerners, who have little or no idea about the practical implications of such a lifestyle choice (yes, pardah implies a…

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Controversial verses part II

Ayat Al Sayf (the verse of the sword) Chapter 9 verse 5 Frequently quoted by fundamentals and terrorists the world over to justify their barbaric and inhuman acts this verse is perhaps one of the most controversial of the verses of the Holy Quran. It has been thrown in the face of peace loving Muslims…

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Muslims at the Vatican

Muslim scholars from all over the world are arriving at the Vatican this week to hold talks with the pope. It seems that the bulb finally lit up over someone’s head to sit down on a table and hash things out between the two biggest religions of the world, by sheer volume of followers at…

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