Day: March 17, 2014

Historian to talk at The University of Rhode Island on Jefferson’s Quran

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Success in Marriage: Is It All About Compromise?

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LOST IN RITUALS

By Abida Ruby for The Muslim Times  — The culture and traditions give us a sense of identity or belonging to a specific group, ethnicity, country/nationality, religion etc. These are handed down by one generation to another and are observed with religious zeal in most cultures. In most of the […]

Religious persecution continues in Pakistan

Religious persecution in Pakistan Written by  Pervez Hoodbhoy Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:57 http://viewpointonline.net/2014/03/vp192/religious-persecution-in-pakistan Blaise Pascal, the famous 17th century philosopher and mathematician, observed that “men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it for religious conviction”. His words could apply to Muslim-killing Hindus of Gujarat, […]

Pakistan’s Impending Famine

thediplomat.com: Extremist violence is widespread, earthquakes and flooding are routine, and polio remains endemic. No nation has a higher infant mortality rate, and only a few have more cases of tuberculosis. Nearly half the country’s 180 million people lack access to safe water, and many Pakistanis have experienced power outages of up […]

Bigotry in the name of God

by Babar Sattar Dawn: THE chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Muhammad Khan Sheerani, has stated that prohibition of child marriage under the Muslim Family Law Ordinance is un-Islamic. He argued that the requirement to seek permission of the first wife before taking on a second (or third […]