Day: August 29, 2016

Former Indian Judge backs decision to classify Ahmadis as Muslims in census Indian Muslim leaders have criticized the Government’s decision to class Ahmadis as Muslims during the 2011 census. Former Indian Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju defended the Government’s decision. The Ahmadis which have their roots in Indian Punjab are considered heretics by some Muslims due to religious differences. The Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme […]

Istikharah: Seeking Allah’s guidance

Istikharah: Seeking Allah’s guidance MARIAM ANWER | Published — Friday 26 August 2016 AT certain stages of life we often find ourselves at crossroads, impelled to make important decisions that would have huge impacts on our future. These decisions could be about choosing a career, getting married to someone, buying […]

Turkey’s new position on Syria

Aug 28,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Amer Al Sabaileh The regional dynamics are creating a new reality in the Syrian crisis, while the military coup in Turkey has created the opportunity for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reposition himself and his administration, to take a systematic approach and change […]

Misplaced patriotism

Source: Dawn ACROSS much of South Asia, there is a growing strain of state-sponsored nationalism that is worrying and potentially dangerous in its consequences. From India to Bangladesh, and from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, political dissent of various hues is being branded as anti-state and clamped down on viciously. Bangladesh […]

Writing on the wall

Source: Dawn So reads the poster that hangs outside the nearly quarter-century-old Shaheen Books in Peshawar, one of the city’s last few retail outfits dedicated to the love of the printed word. Business has been so slow in recent years that it has been reduced to offering a 50 per […]