Posts Tagged ‘ muhammad ’

Khadijah – The Beloved of The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Feb 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest, Religion
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He was young, handsome, of noble lineage and of impeccable character. He was known as “The Truthful” and “The Trustworthy”. Yes, he was born an orphan and his financial standing was not the best when Khadija (ra) met him. But he, nevertheless, was the best of the best. The epitome of the human race, when […]



Children – Flowers of Paradise

Mar 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, Social
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It was my first week of school as a 2nd grade teacher, and the day was about to end.  Students were packing up their bags. Suddenly, I remembered that I had to distribute notice flyers which were given to me by the administration. I said to the class in my firm bossy voice, “ok, calm […]



Malala and The Justified War of Terror – II

Oct 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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I got in to the car and in the hour long drive back I reflected on the hopeless failure for dialogue. There has been endless condemnation of 9/11 from the “Muslim world” but the propaganda of the last decade drowns it out. Somewhere along shouting out support for such sacred morals as “freedom of speech” […]



Malala and The Justified War of Terror – I

Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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I glance down at the empty plastic cup, circled in two small hands; a pair of gleaming eyes looked on intently as she pretended to take a sip and teased “It’s only for girls.” I make a rather exaggerated attempt to snatch it. In an instant she has turned and disappeared in to her room. […]



Just Another Day

Sep 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion
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By this time most papers have stated the obvious about what went wrong on Friday (Youm-e-Ishq-e-rasool Day declared by Government against the blasphemous film) along with the perceived causes. Subjects dealt with included freedom of speech vs. hate speech, Terry Jones and background of filmmaker Nakoula Bassey Nakoula, provocation and our response, and to top […]



Ishq e Rasool – Let’s talk about it

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, World
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That a thirteen-minute long tawdry inanity from a dubious manic character could trigger off an uproar both from the emotionally and psychologically volatile fundamentalist groups as well as from states and governments is something that needs talking about. Complex social trends are taking over, quite beyond taming- a plethora of forces, factors, ideas and ideologies […]



Freedom of Speech, really?

Sep 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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Solid argument in Huffpost from Geoffery R Stone (A distinguished professor of Law at University of Chicago) that even if what you say in public is inflammatory and incite violent reaction, you cannot be blamed for it because of this idea called ‘freedom of expression’ (according to the first amendment of the US Constitution). I […]



Responding to Profanity

Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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It was indeed shocking news of what happened as the aftermath of a released preview of a profane film which has left the Muslims in a state of sadness and shock across the world. As horrific and offensive as the video might be, nothing justifies the sort of violent acts we have seen in Egypt, […]



Love Him, Follow Him

Feb 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, World
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Love is a beautiful emotion. It encompasses all the most beautiful things in the world. Every relation and connection gets stronger and durable when there is an element of affiliation and love added to it.  Beginning from our first love as a child for our mother to choosing someone to spend our entire life with, […]