Abortion in the Islamic world (Rava Special Report)

Abortion in the Islamic world (Rava Special Report)

Of the 5 countries in the world where abortion is completely prohibited – El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Malta and the Vatican – none is Muslim majority. That does not mean that it is not a taboo in some Islamic societies. In general, Muslims do not agree with abortion and...

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Shake-out memoir: Fast food fix or felicity?

Shake-out memoir: Fast food fix or felicity?

Fast food is convenient and tasty though it prepared with low nourishing or unhealthy ingredients. This post evolves around the intensity of fast food trend and its impact on Pakistani society. Pakistan is a land where various cultures co-exist and this disparity is reflected in the eating habits of the...

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The beauty of Eid-ul-Adha: Discovering Islamic customs and culture with the spirit of sacrifice

The beauty of Eid-ul-Adha: Discovering Islamic customs and culture with the spirit of sacrifice

Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. Up to 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will be kicking off celebrations today to mark the beginning of Eid Al-Fitr following a month of fasting. Eid al-Fitr – Arabic for...

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Are you Glossophobic? Don’t sweat public speaking. Break the silence!

Are you Glossophobic? Don’t sweat public speaking. Break the silence!

What is glossophobia? Glossophobia isn’t a dangerous disease or chronic condition. It’s the medical term for the fear of public speaking. And it affects as many as four out of ten Americans. For those affected, speaking in front of a group can trigger feelings of discomfort and anxiety. With this can...

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Deadly Embrace – What Can Be A Bigger Threat to Pakistan? Water Shortage!

Deadly Embrace – What Can Be A Bigger Threat to Pakistan? Water Shortage!

Terrorism, celebrity controversies and cricket wins are what rule Pakistan’s headlines but beneath all the commotion the country is battling a severe problem – a massive water crisis. Pakistan has the world’s fourth highest rate of water use. Its water intensity rate – the amount of water, in cubic meters,...

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Eid al Adha: Animal Cruelty Contradicts the Spirit of Islam

Eid al Adha: Animal Cruelty Contradicts the Spirit of Islam

Muslims often stand in contradiction with the ethical values Islam celebrates. While we are celebrating the most important Islamic festival, we need to reflect on our understanding of Islam and our collective behaviour. Our approach to slaughtering significantly reveals the current reduction, if not the betrayal, of Islam’s message and...

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Societal Wreck: The Generation Gap and Retiring Cultures

Societal Wreck: The Generation Gap and Retiring Cultures

Generations, despite any day and age, have their set mind and rules which invariably are difficult to mend. We all think of kids to be like soft clay, and by the time they grow up, the society in which they stay largely constitutes their upbringing. The rest is determined by...

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PTI heading for crisis: Who will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt?

PTI heading for crisis: Who will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt?

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is heading for crisis due to differences among its leaders over nomination of the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the former chief executive Pervez Khattak has threatened to quit politics if he did not get the coveted post. “There is a rift over the...

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Pakistan’s Democratic Transition after 22 years of Struggle – ‘Naya Pakistan’ paradox knocks in a new manifesto

Pakistan’s Democratic Transition after 22 years of Struggle – ‘Naya Pakistan’ paradox knocks in a new manifesto

KARACHI: For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party’s first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the country’s next prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago. Khan began his cricket career in 1971 as a fast...

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Freedom to Vote Equates Freedom to Eat

Freedom to Vote Equates Freedom to Eat

Attention everyone! The day has come upon us! Election day is just around the corner and the whole country is buzzing.! Everyone from patriots to paramedic is urging everyone to go vote and our local eateries are no less! Many restaurants around town are offering free or discounted meals to...

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