03 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 7, 1435

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 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

Let’s gossip

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