Day: August 11, 2013

Tribute to an exceptional scientist

Tribute to a great scientist – Prof Dr Louis Johnson Salam I just returned from leave to hear the sad news that former Life Sciences Director Professor Dame Louise Johnson has passed away (sep 2012). Even though it is business as usual, it is clear that such loss is affecting […]

What If Attlee Hadn’t Partitioned India?“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.” Imagine those famous words spoken “at the stroke of the midnight hour”, not by Jawaharlal Nehru as leader of a partitioned […]

The mystery of 73 sects

Source: Dawn.Com By Jan-e-Alam Khaki ONE of the enduring topics of Muslim sectarian polemics has been the hadith attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) according to which he had predicted that his ummah would be divided into 73 sects, but only one would be saved. All Muslim sects happily claim […]

“No Muslim parking”

Source: Morocco World News: By Youssef Sourgo Last Thursday another similar incident of discrimination and hostility toward Muslims emerged. Lined along the street next to El Farouq Mosque in Houston, a number of signs read, “No Muslim parking in the Westview Shopping Center. Your car will be towed.” More:

Don’t exploit situation!

Source: TOI SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Sunday accused some political parties of trying to exploit the situation in the wake of violence in Kishtwar. He vowed to take strict action against those fomenting communal trouble. “My earnest appeal to the people is: Please do not allow parties who are putting political interest above human […]