The Dynamic Nature of Ramadaan

By Abu Muhammed Have you ever noticed that in Ramadaan how it is that everyone’s days (and nights) seem to rotate around their salaah(prayer) times and how easy it is to fast... Read more »

Eating mangoes may lower blood sugar, cancer risk

A research reveals the consumption of mangoes may potentially have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk.  The study led by Oklahoma State University’s Nutritional Sciences... Read more »

Big mandate

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf The journey of life often encompasses difficulties, challenges, trials and tribulations. These conditions can be stepping stones to ease and wisdom. With the right frame of mind we... Read more »

10 Myths about Muslims in the West

 By Doug Saunders I chronicle the widespread misunderstanding of Muslim immigration to the West. As with Jews and Catholics before, I discuss that Muslims are being seen as an impossible-to-integrate, fast-reproducing invasion... Read more »

China-India-Russia strategic geopolitical alliance

By Shenali Waduge Should the 3 powers of Asia combine to make a formidable global force? Its not a bad idea – in fact it’s an excellent idea and would provide Asia and... Read more »

Air Commodore M.M.Alam (1935-2013) – A Tribute

By Brig. (R) Usman Khalid This is the third time I am writing a tribute for a departed friend. The first time it was the death of an icon – Mr Justice Safdar... Read more »

The Muslim Who Was China’s Greatest Explorer – Zheng He

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and... Read more »

Muslims in Assam

By By M. H. Rahman Some forces, without any regard to communal harmony and social peace, tried to justify the recent violence committed by Bodos against the poor Bengali-speaking Muslims living in... Read more »

Australia needs vision, not free market-brainwashed wimps

Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Tony Abbott’s Liberals triggered a minor controversy during Parliament’s first week back, when a party discussion paper on developing Northern Australia was leaked to the media. The... Read more »

Overseas qualified skilled people are underutilised; Maria Vamvakinou, MP

My grievance this evening is about the under-utilisation of skilled and highly qualified Australians who have come here to live in this country under the refugee and humanitarian program, and, in some... Read more »

Zardari’s Royal Jotshi

By Neetam Rima Who is the biggest influence on President Asif Zardari? We can tell you it is not his son Bilawal, Faryal Baji or even his golden briefcase-holder Qayyum Soomro—even if... Read more »

Safer Internet Day: How to protect your child’s identity online

5th of Feb a Safer Internet Day, parents and carers need to know their kids may be risking their identity and future credit rating by posting volumes of personal information to open... Read more »

Wonderful Memories: Syed Atiq ul Hassan and Mansoor Alam in a Live Current Affair’s Show of Pakistan Television

Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Political/Media Analyst and Mansoor Alam former Pakistani Ambassador to Japan in a Live Current Affair’s Show of Pakistan Television (PTV) on Pak-Japan Relations during Japanese PM visit to... Read more »

First UK hand transplant

A British man has become the first person in the UK to undergo a hand transplant after losing his own to gout. The eight-hour operation was performed on 51-year-old Mark Cahill at Leeds... Read more »

Treasurer’s Economic Note

Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer No-one could’ve predicted the scale of natural disasters we’ve seen unfold across Queensland and northern New South Wales over the past week. While the overall scale... Read more »

‘Islam is about real love, not just lust’

The party girl who’s embraced a new life as a Muslim convert By Nazia Parveen from mail online Her conversion from Ibiza party girl to hijab-wearing Muslim in barely three months may... Read more »

2013 year of polls in South Asia

2013 will be a year of reckoning throughout the region with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, going to elections or preparing for them. Simultaneously, Pakistan and... Read more »

Kala Bagh Dam – Facts Finding Analysis

Kala Bagh Dam Facts and figures Tajziya No35 تجزیہ   Read more »

10 tips to guide parents when buying toys

Every year parents spend billions on toys and gadgets and manufacturers spend millions on marketing it. Whether it is in the tens, twenties, hundreds or thousands that we spend on toys as... Read more »


Although the month of Muharram is a sacred month as a whole, the 10th of Muharram is the most sacred among all its days. The day is named ‘Aashurah’. It is one... Read more »

The True Role Models For Our Sisters; Rumaysa Bint Milhan(r.a)

Even before Islam was introduced to Yathrib, Rumaysa was known for her excellent character, the power of her intellect and her independent attitude of mind. She was known by various names including Rumaysa and... Read more »

Transgender Pakistanis face society’s scorn

Anum Naveed, AP, Rawilpindi, Pakistan: Dressed up in elaborate, feminine outfits and artfully applied makeup, they are showered with money while dancing at all-male wedding parties. But the lives of transgender people in... Read more »

British Have Invaded Nine Out of Ten Countries

By Jasper Copping Britain has invaded all BUT 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height... Read more »