Media distorts Abdul Aziz’s message, provokes public

Crispy, warm samosas. Sweet chutney dripping over the corners. Zahid’s resounding enouragements and his smiling, wrinkled old eyes. Ahmed looked down and stared at the sentence in front of him. He had forgotten the last word again. He sighed and closed his eyes, trying to visualize the page. He could see the line he was…

What’s with the Anti-Malala camp?

Malala Yousafzai has exploded the headlines again. This time, it’s the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s clear to see why she is being celebrated, why people the world over consider her a hero, and why the locals from her own country feel she has brought them hope and pride. But what escapes many people is why she happens to have so many haters and critics, too.

A 60-year old New Tale

This story is about the year that Dr Tahir ul Qadri  was born, one year before Imran Khan’s birth. Young Raza Shah Pehlavi’s Shahdom was still new in Iran. In 1951, under public pressure, he arranged elections from which the nationalist leader Muhammad Musaddeq emerged as Prime Minister. With two thirds of the parliament on…

Taking Responsibility

I received the following message, and while I didn’t confirm the message itself, I did confirm that the Imam of of Masjid ul Aqsa (Jerusalem) visited South Africa where Mufti Ibrahim Salaji is. In any case, it’s worth taking notice of. The Imaam of Musjidul Aqsa, Shaykh Ally Abbaasi, complained to Mufti Ebrahim Salajee about…