This letter is one of several that the author wrote to his wife when he was stationed at the glacier.
Muhammad Hassan Miraj
I could hear someone telling the faithfuls on a loudspeaker: Islam was endangered! Endangered by whom, I wondered.
Of these graves, the oldest, belongs to Jalal ud Din Surkhposh. This 14th century father-saint of South Punjab was...
Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar is today’s count for the self-righteous in Pakistan.
Within a millennium, the locality founded by herders was now an extraordinary city famous for its saints.
Haq is far away from the rigid dialectic of religiosity. His eyes, however, speak of a faith born out of redemption.
The book is a literal transportation to where the blurred line between faith and patriotism is crossed over.
Like an explorer's destiny, the dunes of Cholistan shift their location but never alter their temperament.
Like so many artists in the country, Musadiq also had a share in asking for the freedoms that others feared.
As the word spread that young Channan was reciting the Kalma his destiny as crown prince came to abrupt end.
Famed for its palaces across India, Bahawalpur basked in the aura of royalty.
Once the point of origin of Holi, Navratri in today’s Multan is as quiet as Eid in the Austrian city of Graz.
From architecture to linguistics and calligraphy to modesty, most artistic effects in Multan carry a Sufi blessing.
The religions that valued life and property were exploited to prey upon the lives and property of others.
A group of historians insist that in order to off-set the devil, many saints made Multan their home.
On the darkest day in Khanewal, the fire that engulfed the village only died because there was nothing left to burn.
During partition, some residents were so confident about their return that they took their house keys with them.
The city is surrounded by villages which now lie within the Indian border where people live with unpartitioned hearts.
The Gurudwara at Makhdoom Pur has survived both, the paintbrush and the faith of the maintenance staff.
Now famous for its khaddar, the city is as introverted as the spinning wheel.