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Militant Atheism, may be a ‘necessary work hazard’ for Scientists!

I just went through Lawrence M. Krauss’s succinct article ‘All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists’ in which he builds a smart case for brandishing ‘Militant Atheism’ by all scientists. It is a nuanced piece characterized by charming repartee, that enlightens the reader about the necessity of being ‘militant’ (as in aggressive and iconoclastic), when it … Continue reading

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How Judicial Commissions SHOULD work!

I am writing this piece because I think there is something drastically wrong with my nation’s sense of justice. I’m talking in particular reference to the Judicial Commission that has been formulated to investigate various aspects of alleged “Electoral Rigging” in the Pakistani elections 2013 for the national and provincial assemblies. I believe that either … Continue reading

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Hakimullah: A Martyrdom Conundrum

The pedestal of Martyrdom (translit: Shahadat, شہادۃ) is one of the highest and most sacred in Islam. It is a unique award conferred upon a believer who while fighting to uphold Allah’s (سبحانه وتعالى) cause pays with the ultimate price, i.e. his life[1]. Our beloved Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), by extension, has applied … Continue reading

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Custodianship of Al-Aqsa Mosque – Questions for Ammar Nasir Sahab

This article was basically written as an email to Maulana Ammar Khan Nasir Sahab, who is a venerated scholar – in both the traditional and lexical senses of the word – of Islam. He has presented some unique-cum-honest-cum-audacious sentiments about the custodianship of Al-Aqsa mosque (but essentially means the temple of Solomon / the Temple … Continue reading