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The Ethical Connection

The ethical connection

Millions of Muslims belonging to all parts of the world, including Pakistan, are these days observing the month of Ramazan. Fasting is known as sawm in Arabic, vrata in Sanskrit…

Divine Connection

Divine connection

In a tiny drop of water are found all the secrets of the ocean. A small bit of rice gives us the taste of the whole cauldron, and a few…

Grizzly Delisting

Grizzly delisting

Broken promises, disrespect and outright lies. These are at the heart of the Trump Administration blitzkrieg against environmental laws across the nation. We saw it again at the recent Interagency…

The Middle Path

The middle path

Some beliefs are life-negating while others are life-embracing. Islam is unique in its message that a believer should show moderation in all walks of life. It does not allow a…

The Ethical Framework

The ethical framework

Surah Luqman provides an outline of the Islamic ethical framework. Verses 12 to 19 clearly spell out the indicators of a well-organised ethical framework for everyone. God says in Verse…

Dinar ban sparks cash crunch for Kosovo Serbs

Serb communities in parts of Kosovo are struggling to get their hands on dinars, jeopardising the salaries, pensions and social security payments that thousands there get from Belgrade. Frustrations are…

Exploring Gandhara

On the occasion of completing one month of taking charge as chairperson of the prime minister’s taskforce on Gandhara Tourism with the status of minister of state – on Wednesday…

Part II: Voice of Sindh

The eighth Ayaz Melo in Hyderabad, held from Dec 23 to Dec 25, presented over 20 sessions and gathered nearly 100 authors, intellectuals and poets from across Pakistan. Jami Chandio…

Demystifying the cult leader

The political echo chamber is abuzz with the word ‘cult’. A cult leader is a person of tremendous charisma who can make inroads into the hearts and minds of his…

Constitutionalism in Islam

Islam enjoins upon its followers to integrate their spiritual and mundane life. It founded a political system which guaranteed freedoms and liberties. It controls the state authority by laying down…