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Looking for wisdom

Wisdom the forgotten element as the world commiserates for itself. What is wisdom? Where is it? It is in me. It is in you. Wisdom is simple, just like beauty. Defining it may be a tad complicated, and may need…

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The problem of Yemen experts

Mohammed Al-Yamani, the dedicated Yemeni photojournalist who was killed after being shot by a Houthi sniper more than a week ago, has received a wide solidarity online exceeding his usual humble local network in Yemen; as his death came in…

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Daesh and music

Apart from its military activities on the ground and hard attempts for state building, Daesh has another face: its various cultural activities. An important part of Daesh’s cultural power is propaganda as a form psychological warfare. Through diverse types of…

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The age of Trump: Day 50

Day 50 in the age of extremism – and it goes on. We look for moments of light and hope. We also create them, and remind ourselves of the goodness that does exist. Tomorrow in New York as the Commission…

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Muslim values are British values

I remember when they were circulating around the net, to many varying opinions. T-shirts that said ‘I Am Not My Grandparents’ on them. To all of our grandparents, the passive and forthcoming alike, that was seen as a mark of…

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Five hundred blinded

While the world has been engrossed in the US elections and mourning Brexit, 500 Kashmiris in Indian administered Kashmir were blinded last summer. This is the modern world’s first mass blinding. Kashmir has become a sinister purgatory, where the Kashmiris’ sin,…

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Afghan women in pursuit of justice

Last week we were shocked by the reports of an angry mob that attacked the police station in Nuristan and shot a couple that had eloped to marry without the consent of their families and communities. The family and community…

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The age of Trump: Day 44

Day 44 in the age of 45 – I imagine some of you are grateful for my long absence. I’m back, so apologies for the meanderings below. My silence was due to travel and closing Facebook for all those nonsensical…

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The age of Trump: Day 32

Day 32 in the Age of no.45 – I’ll be honest, a certain numbness is creeping in. Maybe it’s do with this perpetual sense of holding one’s breath, wondering what’s coming next. A little too little oxygen getting around my…

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Are you Muslim?

So many of us are nowadays faced with the question ‘Are you Muslim?’ This goes beyond trying to get a Visa. It is has, unfortunately, become a rather common question, and many people seem to have no qualms about asking…

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The West has failed refugees

Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. The definition above sounds simple enough. A refugee is someone who through no fault of their own has been forced…

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The South Asian quest for Arabness

Maybe you share the blood of a long-gone Mughal prince, a nawab or his obscure relative. Maybe you are distantly related to the Quraysh. Perhaps, tucked inside a wooden heirloom, left behind by dead relatives, lies the beard hair of the Paighambar. How did it…

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Purdah

In Pakistan, women’s visibility in public spheres and in the economy is still negligible. This is a problem that hampers our growth as a nation. No matter what concrete steps we take to encourage and empower women in the professional…

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The age of Trump: Day 24

Day 24 in the age of T. I’m conflicted tonight. I’d really like to just share this extraordinary story of two Americans who came to Iran decades ago and started two international schools. Mr. and Mrs Irvine who are celebrating…

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The age of Trump: Day 20

Day 20 in the age of Bannon, and finally we see the dawn light. Today three people chose to act in such a way that they eased the lives of millions across the United States and the Magnificent Seven other…

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