The Virtual Mosque
up4

Standing up for the Ahmadis

In our land the people have the right to differ with the Ahmadis and to consider them wrong. Persecution is, however, not their right In the context of the continued persecution of the Ahmadis in Pakistan this scribe recently wrote a column titled “Who will stand for Ahmadis in Pakistan?” Since then I am trying to find the answer. Have [...]

adminadmin

Women changing Pakistan from the ground up

This is a story affecting millions of Pakistanis — and it does not involve suicide bombings, honor killings, extremism or President Zardari’s must ache. “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I asked Sakafat, a boisterous 12-year-old girl, while visiting a remote Pakistani village in the Sindh province. “A [...]

adminadmin

Ramadan fast ‘lasts longer high up’

Muslims living in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, should fast longer during the Ramadan holy month, Dubai’s leading clerics have said. During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to not eat or drink between dawn and dusk. “Burj Khalifa is almost one km (0.6 miles) high, which means people in higher floors can still [...]

adminadmin

Muslims need to clean up their act

Muslims always complain of prejudice in the West, it always seems to be someone else’s fault. Everyone else is wrong and must change. They are especially incensed by attacks on their lack of tolerance. But what can they expect when news regularly filters out from countries which claim to be establishing Islamic governments, of horrific [...]

adminadmin