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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.

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 […]

Canada: Hassan Diab case calls into question country’s extradition process

Jillian D’Amours Friday 25 May 2018 20:36 UTC Freed after 10 years OTTAWA – Hassan Diab often has to remind himself that he can move around freely. The former university professor who was accused of but never charged with a terrorism offence, spent three years in near-solitary confinement in a […]

Pakistan: The making of a Maulvi ?

By Lubna Mirza – Maulvi of any religion, they are all cut from the same cloth. ہم سے پہلے بھی ایک دنیا تھی اور لوگ تھے اور ہمارے جانے کے بعد بھی دنیا رہے گی اور اس کے لوگ بھی۔ جو بوئیں، وہی کاٹنا ہوتا ہے۔ نفرت بوئیں گے […]

USA: How a weakened ESPN became consumed by politics Shalini Ramachandran, 3 hrs ago John Skipper was furious. One of his star anchors, Jemele Hill, had sent a tweet calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” Mr. Trump’s supporters called for her to be fired. Prominent black athletes defended the anchor, who is African-American. Sitting in his office […]

The ‘not-yet-disappeared’ in Pakistan

Rafia Zakaria  DAWN.COM – Updated May 16, 2018 The writer is an attorney teaching constitutional law and political philosophy. IT’S the stuff of nightmares: the sudden arrival of a number of men into the privacy of one’s home, a search, and then a family member taken away. This is what reportedly […]

Pakistan: Ahmadiyya a persecuted minority

Forbidden From Calling Themselves Muslims, Targeted By Religious Extremists And Accused Of Blasphemy For Practicing Or Even Affirming Their Faith, Ahmadis Still Cling To The Country They Helped Establish. BY TAHA ANIS The names of some of the Ahmadis interviewed in this story have been changed to protect their identities. For […]

Canada: Ramadan market comes to Mississauga

By ALEXANDRA JONESStaff Reporter Fri., May 11, 2018 Ahead of the month of Ramadan, Toronto’s Muslim community is finally getting its own version of the Christmas Market; a Muslim lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur is hosting a Ramadan market in Mississauga this weekend. Salam Shop founder Sudduf Wyne hopes to make the […]