Silent Screams

Silent Screams

Waqaas Taimoor: What we saw on blaring TV channels on the Black Day were the convulsive, heart-rending shocks of stupefaction and disbelief, administered one after another in a merciless series of paralyzing certainty. Thrown into sharper relief were our national security policymakers with their misplaced priorities and bloated egos who were seen scurrying for cover and constituting ad hoc committees. […]

Religion Science – A Brief Comparison

Religion Science – A Brief Comparison

Icono Clast: Almost after every prayer, five times a day and particularly after the Juma prayers, millions of Muslims in mosques and at homes, pray for the destruction of the ‘enemies of Islam’. This practice is going on for centuries, but today what we find is that the “non-Muslims” of the developed world excel Muslims in every sphere of life, […]

The Banned Sex Education

The Banned Sex Education

Waseem Altaf: It is ironic that while a very large part of Sunnah is about matters relevant to sex, the subject cannot be discussed in a scientific context in our society. In a recent incident at Lahore Grammar school, a book has been banned by the Punjab government that contained a chapter on ‘human reproduction’ labeling it as obscene. “We […]

The Fall of The Khanate…

The Fall of The Khanate…

Mobeen A. Chughtai I’m sure, by now, all of you have seen the events that unfolded between August 14th and August 17th,2014. I’m only going to be focusing on the #PakistanTehreekeInsaaf [#PTI] in this narrative. The Pakistani (ghair)Awami Tehreek [PAT] and the Chaudhary brothers don’t interest me. Neither does the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz [#PMLN] because… well… you can’t […]