An open letter to Naeem Akhtar
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An open letter to Naeem Akhtar

Nadeem Gul Dear Sir, Hope you will find this letter in a good health. I was delighted that you have finally shown some concern towards us, the misguided youth. You want cinemas to be restored for us. It seems that…

‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome
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‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

I entered the office of my company and witnessed three distinguished gentlemen, including my boss – a retired chief engineer discussing issues of diverse nature, and this made me curious. Every one was adamant to his reference and others had…

Recounting The September 2014 Flood Horror
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Recounting The September 2014 Flood Horror

We woke up to the sonorous sounds of rain. And in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfello, "the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain". We too had the same feeling. We had no…

History: All You Need to Know About Rohingya Muslims
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History: All You Need to Know About Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar is a non-secular Buddhist majority country. The Theravada Buddhists and Christians are the two main religious communities groups in Myanmar with the Muslims being the third, enumerated population of Burma tells that, Buddhists make up 89.8 percent of the population, Christians 6.3…

Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel
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Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel

        Eid-ul-Adha - as we all know - is an Eid of sacrifice. It is celebrated for two and a half days. The festival is observed by the Muslim ummah who remember and commemorate the trials and…

Hajj: The Symbol of Unity & Universal Brotherhood
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Hajj: The Symbol of Unity & Universal Brotherhood

  Islam, literally meaning peace and defined as total submission to One God, stands on five pillars. Faith and prayer are primarily meant to ensure physical, mental, social and spiritual peace of individuals. Fasting and Zakah are aimed, in addition, at social…

Cricket: The Game of Passion for Sayim Mustafa
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Cricket: The Game of Passion for Sayim Mustafa

Kashmir harbors talents of all sorts. The valley is cultivating heroes in the diverse fields of life. Among the emerging stars from the vale is a young, 28 years old but highly talented Sayim Mustafa. Mustafa has groomed his skills…

Time to simplify the Kashmiri marriage
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Time to simplify the Kashmiri marriage

In Kashmir, the bridegroom and his huge baraat is welcomed with dhol-nagarah and band-baja. It also involves a huge cost on frivolities, verging on bid’ah (innovation in Islam). The massive financial burden sometimes forces parents to commit suicide. Like people…

Should Masturbation be legalized in Islam?
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Should Masturbation be legalized in Islam?

Sexual deprivation among ‘young’ unmarried generation, inarguably, ballooned by ‘religious and cultural conservatism’ plays an essential role in the causing of a situation where youth envisages a world ‘you shut a door on me, I will try to find ten…

Khadija: The name is Resilience
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Khadija: The name is Resilience

Women are very weak. They cannot sustain any hardship; leave aside facing a calamity. Women are simply a weaker sex. Their confidence crumbles easily and quickly. Like some orthodox men, I used to profess a similar belief about women, however…

Jamaal Kak, Ahad Kak and a tale of Cricket
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Jamaal Kak, Ahad Kak and a tale of Cricket

Cricket is a win or lose game. And quite a lot of people are admirers of this majestic game. This game is also meant for heartbreak and last minute tilts. I still remember the South Africa vs New Zealand match…