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From Glasgow to Pakistan

From Glasgow to Pakistan

I left Pakistan in early 1953, to come to Britain and settled in Glasgow, Scotland. As a university student and as a member of the All India Muslim Students Federation, from 1944 to 1947, I played an...
Colors of Eid Festivities

Colors of Eid Festivities

Today marks the end of the holy and blessed month of Ramadan. Twenty nine days of fasting come to such a beautiful end. A new beginning with the new moon which calls for celebrations and conviviality...
How do we Define Good Muslims?

How do we Define Good Muslims?

I am amazed by my compatriots in Pakistan. Every day I meet someone who leaves me spell bound wondering what exactly happened in this country that has turned us into what we are. Sometimes the...
Gaza & the Hypocrisy of the Muslim World

Gaza & the Hypocrisy of the Muslim World

As I jumped from one social media to another, I was shocked at what I found circulating through my news feed. People were busy talking about new Bollywood releases. Some amazing soccer goal by Zlatan...
Chain the Devil Within!

Chain the Devil Within!

When I was young, one of the most frequently heard Hadith, at home, school, and on religious shows on TV was the one that explains how Satan is chained within the doors of hell during Ramadan....
Lets Take It Easy in Ramadan

Lets Take It Easy in Ramadan

This holy wave of faith sweeps inside us right after the Ramadan moon is sighted. One can hear the sound of tarwihs at night, all sorts of religious shows are aired that aim at helping people in...
Practicing Muslims- Only in Ramadan

Practicing Muslims- Only in Ramadan

Just a month ago these hosts carried an entirely different persona and bold glimpses of modernism. And their abrupt arbitrary transformation is something I still find hard to digest.
Don’t Walk without Veil

Don’t Walk without Veil

Today one ran across a gentleman on the street who called out to a young girl on the street. He said “…. what’s your name…? ” She walked away and he called out after...
Stop Killing the Burmese Muslims!

Stop Killing the Burmese Muslims!

Burma has a population 75 million with the Muslim population being just 0.7 million. The Burmese Muslims have been under this affliction after 1962 when the Army usurped the power in Burma. It all...
Reverence for the Holy Book

Reverence for the Holy Book

Are the Americans really that dumb? I mean after spending 11 years in the world’s most dangerous battlefield and dealing