Day: June 15, 2014

‘Hands off Islamic Law’

Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Eissa (of Saudi Arabia) has denounced international rights groups for attacking the Kingdom’s judiciary, saying laws in this country are based on divine precepts contained in the Holy Qur’an. “Any attack on the judiciary will be considered an attack on the Kingdom’s sovereignty,” he said recently. Speaking […]

'Hands off Islamic Law'

Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Eissa (of Saudi Arabia) has denounced international rights groups for attacking the Kingdom’s judiciary, saying laws in this country are based on divine precepts contained in the Holy Qur’an. “Any attack on the judiciary will be considered an attack on the Kingdom’s sovereignty,” he said recently. Speaking […]

Fresh anti-Muslim riots erupt in Sri Lanka

P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR Published — Monday 16 June 2014 ARABNEWS. COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police clamped a curfew on a coastal resort Sunday after Buddhists attacked Muslims and mosques in the area, leaving several wounded and raising tensions. Muslims have expressed their deep concern over the situation and urged the government […]

Robert Fisk: Now we see how his doctrine turns enemies into ‘allies’ Assad’s enemies, whom Blair’s bombing of Damascus would have helped, now threaten Iraq

How do they get away with these lies? Now Tony Blair tells us that Western “inaction” in Syria has produced the Iraq crisis. But since bombing Syria would have brought to power in Damascus the very Islamists who are now threatening Baghdad, it must therefore be a mercy that Barack […]

PUC does condemn sectarian violence

June 16, 2014 Sir: Apropos to the column ‘Does PUC condemn sectarian violence’ by Kashif N Chaudhry (Daily Times, June 10, 2014), the writer has criticised the National Conference Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) conducted on June 5 in Islamabad on the importance of dialogue to create inter-faith and inter-sect harmony. […]

Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

Young as they might be, Muslim students from Fort McMurray Islamic School in Canada’s Alberta district have succeeded in impressing the whole community by their special awareness day in which they highlighted Islamic beliefs, achievements and discoveries. “It’s a great event,” Emma Korolew, who attended the event, told Fort McMurray […]

Khushwant Singh: The Final Home Coming to Pakistan

Khushwant Singh: The final homecoming By Tariq Masood / Creative: Sama Aamir Published: June 15, 2014 Share this article Print this page Email Khushwant Singh’s final posthumous journey to his beloved birthplace Hadali, Pakistan. DESIGN: SAMRA AAMIR It was in the “winter of 1987”, as Khushwant Singh, the acclaimed Indian […]