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A ‘Homeland’ We Pakistanis Don’t Recognize

A ‘Homeland’ We Pakistanis Don’t Recognize

By Bina Shah KARACHI, Pakistan — When I heard that the fourth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” would be set in Pakistan and Afghanistan, I awaited its season premiere with anticipation and trepidation. A major American television show would be portraying events set in my country, but I knew those events would be linked to the only thing

Quran, a Brief Overview

Quran, a Brief Overview

An Interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi, former professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management Q: Dr. Jamal Badawi, please can you start introducing the Quran and what you feel is the message of the Quran to Muslims? Dr. Badawi: Well, first of all, I

Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

By Lamya Hamad Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct)

At 17, Malala becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history

At 17, Malala becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history

By Amar Toor Kailash Satyarthi and 17-year-old Malala Yousafzay have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the decision at a press conference today in Oslo. Satyarthi, an Indian, and Yousafzay, from Pakistan,

How An Illinois Mom Converted To Islam And Found Peace And Joy During Her Very First Hajj

How An Illinois Mom Converted To Islam And Found Peace And Joy During Her Very First Hajj

Kristin Szremski is a 53-year-old mom from Palo Hills, Illinois. Born into a Missouri-Synod Lutheran family, she first converted to Catholicism before finding her place in Islam. This year, Szremski was one of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who were drawn to Mecca between October 2 – 7 to complete the fifth pillar of

Implications of God’s Attributes

Implications of God’s Attributes

Dr. Jamal Badawi       Each of the basic divine attributes has a practical relevance and implication in the day to day life of various individuals. Here, we will discuss a variety of them.   Oneness of God When discussing the oneness of God this in itself provides a base for humanity to unite.

Moses and Khidr

Moses and Khidr

    God conveys a very interesting meeting in the Quran between Moses and Khidr, a man endowed with knowledge of the unseen by God. This passage effectively portrays the limitations of human vision and intellect, as brilliantly shown through Moses’ experiences, which we can connect with even today. (Read more: Story of Moses in

The Concept of Gratitude in Islam

By Azra Pervez According to Islam, one of our foremost duties is to be grateful to God for all of His blessings. We can describe three levels of thankfulness: To realize and appreciate all blessings by and within the heart. To say thanks with the tongue. To express gratitude by doing righteous deeds. In other words,

Protecting Our Children

By Saadia Z. Yunus He sits outside of his house hiding behind a bush. His eyes are on the front door waiting for it to open. The seconds feel like hours as sweat drips down the side of his face. Finally, the door opens and his heart stops as he sees the big brown boots

Attitude of Gratitude

By Saadia Z. Yunus “When it rains, it really does pour,” she said aloud. “Why do horrible things happen to me?” It was just too easy to think this way, to look around and see that so many people had it better than her. She had lost her job and was finding it difficult to