Day: January 26, 2013

We are Pakistanis not minorities

 Commonground news: by Daud Malik 22 January 2013 Islamabad – A report on the participation and prospects for Pakistan’s religious minorities in the upcoming general elections this year makes an interesting observation. “Many persons with whom we interacted during the course of this research did not like to be called […]

Islamic Ideology: Ashrafi appointed council member: Political Appeasement of Mullahs continues in Pakistan

Express Tribune: LAHORE: President Asif Zardari has notified Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi as a member of the Council of Islamic Ideology. The Council’s job is to consider whether any laws conflict with Islam. Ashrafi told The Express Tribune that he would support legislation which promotes interfaith harmony and goes […]

Muslim women finally able to embrace manicures thanks to new ‘breathable’ nail polish that fits religious restrictions

Dailymail: A ‘breathable’ nail polish, which allows water vapors to pass through to the nail, is causing a stir among devout Muslim women who are unable to wear regular polish because of the washing involved in daily prayers. Muslims’ pre-prayer ritual includes washing the arms and face completely, where water must touch every […]

MP apologises for Palestine comment

A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing “the Jews” of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing “unintended offence”. David Ward’s comments – posted on his website ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day – were condemned by party chiefs and sparked a furious backlash. Read more […]