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Afghan Leadership

What Is Happening In Afghanistan And Its Impact On Pakistan

On August 15, the U.S. military withdrew their forces from Afghanistan, and the Afghan Taliban saw it as a chance to gain power. They have made rapid advances across stretches of the country and seized many provincial capitals from the Afghan government in Kabul. This development may seem like a welcome initiative for neighbouring countries […]

seraat-um-mustkeem

“Straight Path” Why We Call it a Golden Period

As a Pakistani national and as a Pakistani Muslim, we follow Islam in a way that is different from other parts of the world. Muslims with all schools of thoughts are living all over the world. It means the way Islam is practiced as a religion in our region is having some Islamic rituals that […]

organized religion

Organized Religion and Secular Societies

Will organized religion die out eventually? If so, is that a good thing? In modern times, more and more people are speaking out against organized religion. A popular stance from the opponents is observed. “We are not against individual religion. We are against organized religion. Religion should be everyone’s private matter!” Apparently, there is nothing […]

religion-tolerance

Tolerance in Every Religion

Religion is a sensitive subject for everyone, no matter what context it comes up in and where it’s being discussed. There have been many instances where it’s been easy to be tolerant of others and the ideas. However, we are not ready to listen and pay any attention. What happens to educated, intellectual human beings […]

nihilism

The Irrevocable Nihilism of Pakistan

United by religion, divided by the lack thereof Chaos comes from ignorance. Chaos comes from confusion. Chaos comes from dogmas and the inability to broaden one’s horizons limiting the mind to be a dark narrow prison. Ideology is what moved many Indian Muslims to start a struggle for independence. The unified ideology was one of […]

illusion

Revelations During Times of Uncertainty

Often people talking about tragedies they have been through sound rather fond of the very source of pain, that is, life itself. I always assumed it to be the masochistic nature of man. I thought relishing in pain might just be another contradictory factor in our psyche. But what I have learnt now is that […]

Three Sources of Complications for many Believers & Scholars

Three Sources of Complications for many Believers & Scholars

Destiny or “Taqdeer” God Almighty is the sole creator and controller of everything in the universe.  What will happen to anybody or anything in the universe, is part of His limitless knowledge. This is destiny. Almighty owns powers to create anything not existing, destroy anything or anybody existing and re-establish anything dead or destroyed. Human […]

Respect for All Religions

Respect for All Religions

Going against the norms of civilized era and human rights, an effort has been made to hurt sentiments of believers. Every human being has right to follow a leader and a preacher. There is no justification for any type of unprovoked criticism by individuals of differing schools of thought. No religion with a divine book […]

Hatred

Hatred

No faith and no divine book of any faith plead or instructs for hatred against other religions or believers. Believers possessing sensations of hatred against other faiths, infact, negate the teachings of their own beliefs. Creation of human being accompanies authorities of choosing faith. Almighty has further authorized every human being to choose good and […]

Persons Treating Effects of Magic, Not Needed

Persons Treating Effects of Magic, Not Needed

Particularly for People of South Asian Sub-Continent Citizens of low literacy states are always under attacks from multiple directions. Professionals claiming to treat the effects of magic and evil spirits earn mines and continue to survive sharing others’ income and resources without any knowledge and power. They are fake and know nothing except to hypnotize […]

Religion by Inheritance

Religion by Inheritance

Incidence of attack on Philadelphia Pentecostal Church, in Essa Nagri Karachi, on October 19, 2012, has necessitated the contents below. Attention of Muslim brothers is drawn to verse number 40, Surah Al-Hajj, wherein God Almighty says that if he stops replacing one group of people by another group of people, the places of worship of […]

Planned Hatred for a Religion

Planned Hatred for a Religion

If followers of every religion start planning hatred against other religions and religious leaders, the international communities will be in chaos. Whereas, every human being owns religion of humanity by birth, he has God given right to choose any of the subsequent religions. Verily, God given rights shut everybody’s mouth for all criticism for everybody. […]

Vicious Against Sincerity

Vicious Against Sincerity

Fundamentals of all religions based on Almighty’s power of creation and accountability are truthful. Such religions teach truth, honesty and mercy in all circumstances of human life. Rational, sane and sincere behaviour of believers are blessings of such religions. Almighty cares so seriously about these religions that He does not hesitate to completely exterminate groups […]

Rationalism and Fanaticism

Rationalism and Fanaticism

Almighty’s instructions for mankind, through His Prophets, always accompany the pertinent limits. Trespassing Almighty’s prescribed limits in abiding by these instructions, for gaining ecstasy of sentiments, is called “Ishq” (In south Asian language), i.e. fanaticism. Verily fanaticism embowers no respect for Almighty’s instructions. Also fanaticism is not a state of healthy mind. A few examples […]

Pakistan’s Religious Right Succumbs To Militancy

Pakistan’s Religious Right Succumbs To Militancy

The Killing of the Punjab governor is not an individual’s act, it is a mindset, and it is unacceptable. The recent gruesome murder of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab – the most populous and prosperous of the four provinces of Pakistan, at the hands of a member of his personal security squad has stunned […]