Day: July 12, 2013

Religiosity replaced Accountability

Source: Kansascity Opinion via Wasim Sr One aspect that got short shrift in the long report but is, nonetheless, deeply troubling is the charge that “In the premier intelligence institutions, religiosity replaced accountability at the expense of professional competency.” Pakistan may not technically be a theocracy, but various levels of […]

No Haj visas for old and sick

RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN Saturday 13 July 2013 To prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases will not get Haj visas this year, the Ministry of Health announced here yesterday. “This new rule will be applicable to the forthcoming Haj […]

Is a new fiqh possible?

Source: Dawn.com By AHMAD RAZA ISLAMIC fiqh is divided in two broad domains of legal studies. The part which deals with theoretical and conceptual foundations of Islamic law is known as usul-al-fiqh. The other part is concerned with concrete interpretations and applications necessitated by the changing historical and social circumstances of […]

Snowden Fallout: S. American states to recall ambassadors from Europe over Bolivian plane incident

Russia Today: South American countries belonging to the Mercosur trade bloc have decided to withdraw their ambassadors for consultations from European countries involved in the grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane. “We’ve taken a number of actions in order to compel public explanations and apologies from the European nations that […]