Day: August 4, 2011

Muslim family happy to mark Ramadan in peace

Source: Calgary Herald Mohammad Sharif is thankful his family can celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in peace. While the Canadian military has ended its commitment in Afghanistan, violence has continued, including two recent, high-profile political assassinations. Sharif said he wouldn’t dare return to Afghanistan, even for a visit. […]

Forever young

Source: times of India When a group of young swimmers gathered to participate in the swimming contest at Narmada river in Gujarat three years ago, they were surprised to see a frail, elderly lady lining up to dive in. It was a competitive contest and swimming in the river during […]

The eighth wonder of the world

source:asiatimes on line recently questioned conventional wisdom as to the relationship between the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank, and indeed the very basis of the dollar itself. (See A very secret agent (Asia Times Online, July 27, 2011). Comments poured in, and the subsequent discussion and debate has […]

A secret war in 120 countries

source/credit:asiatimes on line Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done … for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the United States military is undertaking operations in a majority of the […]

The ‘Wonders’ of Fasting!

Arab News: As usual, I find it appropriate to elaborate on one aspect of Ramadan, to celebrate this holy month and to appreciate the spirit of fasting with its many rewarding facets. Very few realize that the practice comes with multiple and diverse benefits to our bodies, spirits, emotions, characters, […]

Minorities` representation

MUCH is made of the fact that Pakistan`s national flag was designed to represent all the communities that were to live in this land. The green of the banner was meant to symbolise the Muslim majority and the white strip represented the non-Muslim minorities: Christian, Hindu, Parsi, Sikh and others. […]