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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. Published Jul 21, 2012 04:07pm

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. Published May 12, 2012 08:56am

Clothe your women with kindness

Hurrah! For Pakistan has finally criminalised domestic violence against women and children. Offenders will face a... Published Mar 08, 2012 09:27am

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... Published Feb 18, 2012 11:39am

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... Published Feb 11, 2012 01:20pm

Hate free

A friend recently reposted a line, “Haters = Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success!” on Facebook that got ... Published Jan 28, 2012 06:02am

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... Published Jan 21, 2012 01:27pm

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”... Published Jan 12, 2012 06:46pm

Un-teaching extremism

The US has taken an initiative to spread the counter-extremist message across Pakistan to prevent the breeding of... Published Jan 07, 2012 08:42am

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 Published Oct 22, 2011 07:26am

Let’s gossip

—Photo Illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/ “Ayesha is divorced!” a woman told the cousin sitting beside her,... Published Sep 15, 2011 09:10am