Recent incidents like the death of a student for alleged blasphemy and an Indian singer commenting negatively on Azaan (the call to Muslim prayer) has led me to re-think about blasphemy. So what is blasphemy? By definition: Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverenceto a deity, to religious or … Continue reading Blasphemy or Freedom of speech?
If the current sentiments of French people are cold towards Muslim, I don't entirely blame them. It is hard for us to paint Muslims in a better light for them specially after the Charlie Hebdo incident and all other incidents that followed after. I was one of those Muslims who strongly condenmed the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Not … Continue reading What’s so bad about a Burkini?
I see all these posts on my Facebook about Hilary Clinton fighting for feminism and empowering girls and I wonder when will Pakistan actually start working on such goals and agendas. But then I laugh. Our country doesn't give a shite about women. And since we are the "Islamic" Republic of Pakistan, we really don't … Continue reading On Cocooning Women
It's the month of Ramzan. Or "Ramadan Kareem", as we know call it. Like, calling it Ramzan would make it any less holier. Or make a difference at all. I grew up in a Muslim family, and like most Muslim families, among the five pillars of Islam, there was an emphasis on fasting. Even people … Continue reading 900
For a nation who's motto is "Liberty, equality and fraternity", the shooting of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused great distress. Not only in France, but world leaders from all across the world have come forward to express sorrow at the unfortunate events that took place this Wednesday and called on the act … Continue reading Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité!
Tomorrow all I'll be hearing is "Love is in the air". Or is it? Really? Since there is no lovey-dovey guy waiting for me with a bright red, rose outside my house, I would disagree. I work at a hotel. So every year, specially during this time of the month, people go crazy. Like children over … Continue reading How I plan on spending V-DAY this year