(By Murtaza Haider) Consuming pork is sinful and forbidden in Islam. However, Islamic law does not prescribe whipping or incarceration to those who consume pork. The religious doctrine may prohibit certain behaviours and consider them sins. This does not make those acts a crime.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken up the task of . . . → Read More: Will Pakistan be able to overcome its alcohol denial
(By Bina Shah) 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 . . . → Read More: A different ‘homeland’
Despite their rather exaggerated spiritual appearances, the members of the CII are essentially worldly men. They live and breathe in the same society that they wish to rule.
The majestic maulana heading our Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) pulled another plug out from our already patchy family safety net. In his ‘wisdom’ and self-acquired divine . . . → Read More: Religious diktat
By Hassan Naqvi
Blasphemy law has been hovering the free soul spirits now and again, drifting back into the formation of this law, heads droop down on finding its non-existent implementation in Quran and Sunnah. Who took up the charge and declared the implementation of such sensitized issue? Where their root does belongs from? And . . . → Read More: Islam: No punishment for blasphemy
by Anas Hlayhel
How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muḥammad or should we even react at all?
Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse. From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what’s most noteworthy is the enormity of the response. . . . → Read More: How should Muslims react to blasphemy?
Every cabinet meeting starts with a recitation from the Holy Quran.