Stories for: Fahad Faruqui

The spiritual stock

Drive on the roads of Karachi anytime between dawn or dusk and you'd think we’re doing the world a favour by fasting.

The road back home

While Pakistan has embraced the largest number of refugees in the world, it should be no surprise that it is taking a toll on the country.

Clothe your women with kindness

Hurrah! For Pakistan has finally criminalised domestic violence against women and children. Offenders will face a...

The sins of the fathers

Shakila was only eight-years-old when she and her cousin were abducted from their home. One night, men armed with...

Rage against the machine

Deja Vu! Saudi Arabia’s top cleric, Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh, says that Twitter is a platform for “promoting lies.” Two...

Hate free

A friend recently reposted a line, “Haters = Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success!” on Facebook that got ...

Log off and live life

“I think all this Facebook stuff should just stop!” said Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College, at a recent...

The gulag of our age

I met Philippe Sands, QC, the author of the book “Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values”...

Un-teaching extremism

The US has taken an initiative to spread the counter-extremist message across Pakistan to prevent the breeding of...

The price Egyptian women pay for justice

On Friday, a gigantic throng of demonstrators at Tahrir Square chanted slogans against the military rule. At the...

Celebrating the divine union of the soul

Jalaluddin Rumi is famed as much in the west as in the east for the tradition of whirling and an assortment of...

'Discourtesy always resembles a failure'

Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan I woke up late that morning, I had to rush out without my morning coffee fix and ...

Unmarried at 30: Handling the stigma with grace

-Photo Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/ Author’s note: As is often the case in real life, things don’t pan...

Recipe for divorce: The wealth-driven marriage

-Photo Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/ He has no qualms about an arranged marriage. But, since he wants to...

The hypocrisy of misdirected faith

After reading the news that Saudi morality police — acting as “God’s agents” on earth to prevent sin — beat up a woman and a man accompanying her on suspicion of dating. I asked myself this question: what right do these “keepers-of-faith” have to rigorous

'Death Guards Life': Coping with the so-called jihad

—Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/ “What do you see in your dreams, chacha?” my four-year-old niece asked,...

The accessibility of envy on social media

—Photo Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/ We have all found ourselves to some degree comparing and judging ...

Let’s gossip

—Photo Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/ “Ayesha is divorced!” a woman told the cousin sitting beside her,...


A state of anarchy

Rape and restitution

Bard for our times

Bridging the abyss


Militant groups in Punjab

Railways: debatable priorities

Surge in Karachi violence

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