Day: February 6, 2013

Muslim views of the Apocalypse

by Daniel Burke, Religion News Service (RNS) Muslim and Christian views of the Apocalypse are remarkably similar, albeit with a different ending. As in the Bible’s Book of Revelation, Islamic tradition speaks of signs — unnatural disasters, wars and moral decay — that will portend the Last Days. And like […]

Treasure and Angel

فَلَعَلَّکَ تَارِکٌ بَعْضَ مَا یُوحَی إِلَیْکَ وَضَآءِقٌ بِہِ صَدْرُکَ أَن یَقُولُواْ لَوْلاَ أُنزِلَ عَلَیْہِ کَنزٌ أَوْ جَاء مَعَہُ مَلَکٌ إِنَّمَا أَنتَ نَذِیْرٌ وَاللّہُ عَلَی کُلِّ شَیْْءٍ وَکِیْلٌ They (disbelievers) imagine that thou art now perhaps going to abandon part of which has been revealed to thee; and thy bosom is […]

Accused of blasphemy

Express Tribune: Editorial. Misuse of the law has become increasingly widespread, resulting in suffering for the hundreds in jail on blasphemy charges. Minority groups, including the Ahmadis, are especially vulnerable The number of persons victimised under the blasphemy law continues to grow. Recently, four employees of a printing press in […]

New Capital Of U.S. Muslim Renaissance

HuffPost: Monique Parsons. “There are good things happening in many places, but Chicago seems to me to kind of have it all,” said Jane I. Smith, who recently retired as a dean at Harvard Divinity School. “It’s got all different backgrounds represented, and different ways of approaching Islam.” CHICAGO (RNS) […]

Female Genital Mutilation: Many Pakistani women’s painful secret

Express Tribune: Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam. Today, as the world observes the “International Zero Tolerance Day to FGM/C”, many remain blissfully unaware that this custom, often referred to as female circumcision, is also practiced in Pakistan. In Pakistan, female circumcision is practiced by a few communities along the Iran-Balochistan border, and a few isolated […]

Federal Reserve data hacked by Anonymous

Russian TV: Days after the personal information of over 4,000 banking executives was leaked to the Web by a group affiliated with the hacktivist movement Anonymous, the Federal Reserve admits to having suffered an online security breach. Spokespeople for the Fed alerted customers on Tuesday that private information stored online […]

Thousands join Shahbagh sit-in

Source: The Daily Star By Sushmita S Preetha Forty-two years after the Liberation War, sentiments of liberation were rekindled as thousands yesterday refused to leave the street and go home until their demand for capital punishment for war criminals were met. The spontaneous agitation began on Tuesday afternoon shortly after a […]