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Did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Warn Us of ISIS?

This Huffington Post piece was originally published in English on Huffington Post. Since then, it has been shared hundreds of thousands of times (including by Respected Queen Noor of Jordan), viewed millions of times, and translated in numerous [...]

Taliban Shoot Malala – Again

Malala survived the bullets from a Talib’s gun last year, she is now under attack again in Pakistan by the very same men. They attacked her body first, this time they have hit at her soul. Right-wing pro-Taliban anchors and self-proclaimed [...]

Happy Independence Day America – I am grateful

Happy Independence Day USA – God Bless America! The Quran says, “O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you;”[4:59] I am a Pakistani Muslim living in the US for the last two years. I [...]

Pakistan, when will you accept me?

Though I was born in Pakistan, I was still a baby when my dad had to move to The Gambia in West Africa. The Gambia is a small peaceful country. Here, I remember my mother teaching me the Urdu  Qaida and telling me interesting stories about [...]

[Newsline] A Tale of Two Murders: Searching for Equal Justice

It is the responsibility of a country’s judiciary to provide “equal justice under law” to every single citizen of the state without difference. Without an independent and honest judiciary, all the rights guaranteed to citizens under the [...]

Pak Tea House: Are Liberals to blame for Pakistan’s Extremism?

Imran Khan is Pakistan’s sports superstar. His philanthropy is also admirable. This, however, does not mean I should not exercise my right to criticize Khan’s politics. Sadly,Imran Khan’s followers do not take criticism all that well. [...]

Aamir and Aasia – a tale of two blasphemies

We all know about Aamir Liaquat and we have all sure heard of Aasia Bibi. One is a celebrated religious scholar, the other a poor Christian mother rotting in a Pakistani jail, victim to the State’s notorious blasphemy laws, which are primarily [...]

[Newsline] What your Pakistan Studies Textbooks Don’t Tell You

A child’s education from a young age influences the rest of their lives. A saint is known to have said, “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” It is therefore imperative that we consider it a priority [...]

Demystifying Jinnah’s Pakistan

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, rightly known as the ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity, spent most of his life advocating for a united India in which rights of all factions would be respected and Muslims given an equal representation in all [...]

[Newsline] Lowe’s, Islamophobia and Lessons for Pakistan

The world’s second largest hardware chain, Lowe’s, proudly displays the slogan “Let’s Build Something Together” on its website. Founded in 1946, Lowe’s is ranked amongst the top 50 corporations in America. The company recently pulled [...]