The latest US-based PEW Research Center survey,released 11 days before Pakistan goes for elections,shows that 84% of Pakistani Muslims favour Islamic sharia as their official law.
While none of the leading political parties with the only exception of Imran Khan’s PTI promises to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state,the 30th April Pew . . . →Read More:84% of Pakistanis want Shariah according to the latest poll
By Fareed Zakaria
As we learn more about the brothers Tsarnaev,we are inclined to ask larger questions about their apparent descent into terror. What does it tell us about radical Islam,Russian immigrants,Muslim communities and the breakdown of assimilation? The most accurate answer might turn out to be:not much. Larger phenomena might be at . . . →Read More:Making Muslims feel at home in America
By Kalbe Ali
ISLAMABAD:Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Saturday that since Islam is the basis of Pakistan’s creation,it can never be taken out from the body politic.
“Let me remind you that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and Islam can never be taken out of . . . →Read More:Islam can and will unite Pakistanis,says Kayani
Last time I checked,terrorism had no nationality or religion. It was defined as the senseless slaughter of innocents by perpetrators of violence.
No matter what causes these terrorists claim to endorse,the damage they inflicted was not supposed to represent the teachings of the religion they identified with or the country they hailed from.
. . . →Read More:Does Muslim=Terrorist?
By Saeed Qureshi The rigid and myopic application of constitution’s articles 62 and 63 to determine the suitability of candidates for contesting this year’s elections has gone too far. While Pakistan is awash with endemic violence,unremitting abuse and infringement of every moral,social and religious injunction,paradoxically a strict religious,unrealistic and fanciful . . . →Read More:Let Pakistan be secular
An extremely powerful speech by a Pakistani Politician against religious extremists and hypocrites pretending to be saviors of Islam and Pakistan.
By Ziyad Motala
A pivotal theme in current Islamic political discourse is a demand for justice,a key tenet of the Quran. A popular complaint in Islamic political argument is discrimination against Muslims in the west such as the ban of the veil in European countries,minarets in Switzerland or racial profiling in many western countries. . . . →Read More:Double standards of Saudi Arabia
Sufism and radicalism are two parallel branches of thought. But Sufism is the perfect antidote for extremism.
These were the views of Prof Dr Ravish Nadim at the International Islamic University Islamabad,during a lecture on Wednesday.
. . . →Read More:Back to the shrines for peace