Blogs & Essays

We communicate with each other adopting different styles of expression to help in understanding realities better. Sometimes we need to employ analogies to put across our views on reality, since the other person is unable to appreciate them because of a different background. Analogies are able to bridge the communication gap, putting across an unfamiliar […]

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One hears quite often calls for the teachings of Islam to be altered and to be kept in line with the changing realities of time. The conventional scholars are blamed for causing it to have become static. What exactly is the reality about Islam’s message: Should the teachings be adjusted regularly to the pace of […]

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Kanwar Khuldune Shahid’s article “Don’t Blame Taliban” appeared in Pakistan Today on Friday, 12 October. My blog is a brief response to what he has written. It is important that his article too be read if the discussion on the subject is to be fully appreciated. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/10/12/comment/columns/dont-blame-the-taliban/ The good thing about the author is that […]

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In response to a question on the cowardly attack on the life of Malala, Mawlana Tariq Jamil said in the program of Kamran Khan in Geo News that in Islam there could only be three reasons why a person could be killed. There are several questions that need to be answered in view of his […]

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I tweeted the dream of making a Malala university. The idea has alhamdulillah drawn the attention of some other people as well. I want to give answers to the following questions in this article: Why do we need such a university and what would it teach? What else needs to be done to solve the […]

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Life in this world has been designed in such a manner that man has solution-seeking needs which in turn are adequately solved. Man gets thirsty and there is water to quench it; he gets hungry and there is food to take care of it. And so on. Likewise is the need for religion. That is […]

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There are many intelligent Muslims who are intellectually convinced that the only correct way to follow Islam is to follow the traditional understanding of it – the one that good Muslim scholars and intellectuals have been believing in, following, and disseminating all along the history of the Muslim religious tradition. The philosophical foundation of this […]

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