Posts Tagged ‘ ramadan ’

Am I a Seasonal Muslim?

Sep 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, World

I am all alone at home, no one is watching me. The fridge is full of yummy food and my favourite chocolates and desserts. But I wouldn’t eat. The world would still think I am fasting if I quietly take a sip of water or a chunk of chocolate. But I wouldn’t. Why? When a drop […]

Such a little thing

Jul 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, Social

I felt the freshness in the air; of the evening merging slowly into those blessed first moments of the first night of Ramadan. I felt the vigour in my step as I walked out the gate just after the pre-Ramadan study circle in my neighbourhood had finished. We had studied a collection of Hadith on […]

A Profane Spirituality

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion

Pakistani private television channels glamorously sport sensational televangelists to satiate the public appetite for spirituality amidst tawdry entertainment galore. The trend rockets in Ramadan when popular media faces don sobriety in cotton shalwar kameezes of subdued hues, skull caps and most alluring beaded scarves and chiffon dupattas. It sells! This year once again we have […]

Welcome Ramadan

Jul 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World

By the grace of Almighty, the holy month of Ramadan is here. With every beginning of Ramadan, the environment suddenly changes in Islamic world and the bond between Muslims gets stronger and more beautiful. It’s a month of virtues, repentance, charity, forgiveness and blessings.  The month gives us opportunity to reconnect with our family and […]

Blockbuster deals: Are you ready?

Jul 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Pakistan, Religion, Social, World

‘What a dhamaka khaiz offer yaar!’ I heard a teenager speaking to his friend with bright eyes and excited tone, over the new offer by a leading multinational food chain in the city. He added “I am sure they won’t compromise on quality as they are up to international standards and it is world renowned […]

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