Kanwal Parveen was relieved and very happy as she received a message from her uncle. The long estranged separation with her family was about to end. Both Kanwal and her husband were happy that their love marriage will now be valued and accepted. She told her three children that finally after 10 years her family accepted their love marriage.

Around 4:30pm that day, Kanwal entered her uncle’s house located in village 104 South in the suburbs of Sargodha, minutes before a horrific crime took place. …


Diversions! They play a pivotal role in de-escalation of the current turmoil. Every ruling party or state actors use such tactics to ward off anything that may become a hiccup for them. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, Shia genocide is the easiest and most possible diversion that is used to mitigate the disorder. Ironically, the general public is less sensitive towards a bunch of slain Shias and the recurrence of such incidents has also decreased the psychological impact of such killings. …


Fadak is a very important and crucial episode in Islamic history. Situated north of Medina, at a distance of 2 or 3 days journey, it was very fertile land, where according to the report of Ibn Abil Hadid, date-groves were not less than those of Kufa of 13th century and whose income was between 24,000 and 70,000 dinars. It was inhabited by a Jewish tribe.

In 7 A.H., the final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) fought a war against the Jews of Khyber, because they had broken a treaty with the Muslims. Some of their fortresses were taken; two…


In the Qur’an, in a passage describing the annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus (‘a) is described as a Word from God: O Mary! Verily Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word from Him; his name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, eminent in this world, and in the Hereafter of those near [to God].

The context in which this verse was revealed was one of inter-religious encounter. It is said that the Christians of Najran sent a delegation to the Prophet of Islam (s) Muhammad at Mecca to question him about the teachings of Islam…


The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may not much have impact on the Iranian nuclear programme, but it will certainly make it harder to salvage the deal intended to restrict it.

The killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has once again fueled hostilities in the Middle East when Iran needs to restore diplomacy with the United States and particularly with the newly elected Biden administration to gain sanctions relief and salvage its economy but is also looking for ways to dissuade its enemies.

Fakhrizadeh died after an elaborately planned ambush on Friday on the outskirts of Tehran. Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary…


“But all this world is like a tale we hear -
Men’s evil, and their glory, disappear.” The Book of Kings

The story of Zahhak begins with that of Jamshid, a legendary king who had led Iran magnanimously for 700 years and brought about peace and justice, civilization, sanitation and health, arts and splendor, joy and prosperity, by the grace of God during his reign. But his success eventually led to pride and arrogance. He thus demanded to be recognized not only as the ruler of the world, but its creator. The arrogance marked his downfall as God withdrew the…


Tiger Tiger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tiger Tiger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?


Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the supreme example of a family man. He was a loving husband, an affectionate father, and a doting grandfather. As long as the faithful Khadija was alive, he never took another wife. Even later on in life, when he had married several women, he used to cherish the loving memory of the faithful Khadija.

His marriages were not for pleasure, but were a humanitarian means to further the cause of Islam, as is evident from the women he married. …


Dear world! till now you have heard or watched the name of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) uttered by the fierce illiterate Taliban jihadists carrying a bomb, a staunch Mullah verbalizing his personal desire using the name of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) or by twisted politicians creating a religious divide to fulfill their sinister plans. Did you ever try to read the biography of the sacred prophet? No! Because we have been hypnotized by these politicians, jihadists, and rigid conservative Mullahs altogether to ignore the other facts. …


Just as the human body needs food, clothing, and shelter, so does his soul need ethics and education. A person who is ignorant of the facts of creation, who are not nurtured with moral conduct, and is not void of obnoxious traits is only superficially a human being; he is in fact far away from humanity. …

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