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Zakaria Virk is a writer, translator, author and historian of Islamic science. He has compiled 17 books in Urdu and English, written scores of article published in newspapers, magazines of India, Pakistan, UK, USA and Canada. He is a retired civil servant. He has two sons both living in the US, one Adnan is ESPN sports TV anchor in Bristol, Connecticut. He has traveled to more than 15 countries. He has published 5 books on the life and achievements of Muslim world's first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam. (1926-1996).
He has donated blood 50 times in Canada. He is a card carrying member of Liberal Party of Canada.

Syrian Writer: Let us all become disbelievers

چلو کافر ہو جائیں         Let us all become ‘disbelievers’ a thoughtful column by a Syrian journalist Muhammad al-Bawadi ••••••••••••••• (شامی ادیب ‘ محمد البوادی ‘  کی فکر انگیز تحریر) ترجمہ : محمد شاہد خان دوحہ قطر •—————————• *میں چاہتا ہوں کہ ہمارا ملک سوریا کافر ملکوں کی طرح ہوجائے۔* اس […]

Austria closes seven mosques and expels 60 Imams

By Siobhán O’Grady  1:05 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced June 8 that seven mosques in his country will be shuttered and up to 40 imams expelled. (Reuters) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has promised a crackdown on radical Islam. On Friday, he announced that his government would shut down seven mosques and could expel […]

Pakistan: ‘Mirzai’ — the biggest enemy

Source: The Daily Times How painfully helpless would one feel when one cannot even defend oneself? When one’s so-called ‘protectors’ are complicit in the crime being committed By Hassaan Khan Niazi As the world watches the drama unfold in Jerusalem, al-Aqsa mosque is once again the centre of our attention. […]

Jordanian Girls set their sights on Women’s World Cup

Players embrace the opportunity to become professional footballers through a programme launched by the national football association U15 national team players celebrate winning the West Asian Football Federation Women’s Championship at Queen Alia international airport in Amman, Jordan (MEE/Sebastian Castelier) Margaux Dzuilka Sebastian Castelier Tuesday 29 May 2018 15:34 UTC Last update: […]

Pakistan: Man Blinded by Father, Brothers in Loralai for Falling in Love

Balochistan: A man has been blinded by his own father and siblings for allegedly wanting to marry a girl he fell in love with in southwestern Pakistan. Baqi, 22, thought his family would help him get married. Instead, his father and four brothers accused him of violating Islamic values and removed […]

Pakistan: Prominent Sikh Leader shot dead in Peshawar

Yudhvir Rana / TNN / May 30, 2018 AMRITSAR: A prominent Sikh religious leader Charanjit Singh Sagar was shot dead in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan on Tuesday. President of Peshawar based Khalsa Peace and Justice Foundation of Pakistan Radesh Singh Tony told TOI that unidentified gunmen shot dead Charanjit Singh in […]

Toronto Muslim Welfare Centre serves Multitudes

Noor Javed, the toronto star It’s the middle of the day on a weekday afternoon, but with the hustle and bustle inside the Muslim Welfare Centre, one could think otherwise.https: // A line of people, some pulling shopping trolleys, make their way to the large food bank situated in a […]