Posts From Absar

Inexperience vs. Experience – Conspiracy or Plan?

Since the team was announced last week the selectors have been barraged with criticism for dropping senior players. Three uncapped players have been included in the team, namely: Rameez Raja, Shah and Cheema; while experienced players such as Umar Gul, Tanveer Ahmed and Wahab Riaz are being dropped. On the other hand less experienced players Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Aizaz Cheema and Junaid Khan have also been given a chance.

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali: One of Islam’s Most Gifted Scholars

“He came at a time when people stood in dire need of replies against the philosophers than the darkest night stands in need of the light of the moon and stars.” The tenth century was a time of great strife between reason and revelation in the Muslim world.  This was the time when one of the most celebrated scholars, philosophers and jurists of Islamic history, Abû Hâmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad

Imran Shehzad Repeats History in NBP Ranking Snooker Championship

The NBP Ranking Snooker Championship that was recently held in Karachi began with a lot of excitement and expectations because a number of big names were competing.  However, it progressed with several upsets as the top seed Shahid Aftab, Asjad Iqbal, Khurram Agha and veteran players Naveen Perwani and Muhammad Yusuf could not live up to the challenge presented by their opponents at different stages of the tournament.  Pakistan’s number

The Knock-Out Punch – Amir Khan is NOT Pakistani!

Roaring cheers!!!!! Spotlight!! The man, Amir Khan walks to the ring in the midst of a huge uproar. The song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ playing in the background. Stepping into the ring he eyes his opponent Zab Judah. The bell rings, Ding, Ding, Ding!! A blow here and a blow there, one round after another and finally POW! The End! Judah crumples as a result of a powerful body shot

Dr. Hamidullah: The Brightest Star from the 20th Century Muslim Scholars

He spent fifty years alone in a small, fourth floor apartment in Paris, living an austere life.  His sustenance comprised of rice, fruit, milk and yogurt.  But he was not a destitute Parisian; he was the most luminous star from the 20th century Muslim scholars.  Apartment 4 Rue de Tournon, Paris VI, was the home of Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah. There is no shortage of superlatives to describe this extraordinary man,

Saad Shahid – Rising Squash Sensation

His lover affair with squash began when he was seven years old and today he is one of the most promising players in the world of squash.  Roshan Khan Jehangir Khan Squash Club in Karachi was the nursery where Saad Shahid came into being as a Squash player.  Moving through international tournaments like a hurricane, he has established his superiority by winning the Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Italian and German Junior Open events in just

Is This the END Game?

Do you get the feeling that cricket has lost its popularity in Pakistan? People aren’t talking about it that much. There’s very little enthusiasm about any upcoming series. Other than the new Pepsi advert, there’s not a lot of the sport on TV either. Seriously! Even the Faysal Bank T20 tournament came and went without a buzz… Usually this tournament‘s a popular draw. Suddenly we hear about children organizing and playing

Coach! Captain? Cup!

So, you guys must have heard of the report that our coach Mr. Waqar Younis has submitted to the board. So the verdict is out, according to our coach’s report “I have to give full credit to Misbah as he has stabilized the team and leads from the front. His performance is also outstanding. He makes the boys feel comfortable and relaxed so they actually enjoy their cricket. He is

The Best Among Us are Those who Learn and Teach Islam

“According to a tradition reported by Abdullah Ibn Amr (RAA) and transmitted by Darimi (RA), once Allah´s Messenger (SAW) happened to pass by two groups (of Muslims) in the mosque and he said: Both of them are good, but one is superior to the other. One group is supplicating Allah and praying Him. If He so wills He will confer upon them and if He so wills He will withhold.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah – Savior of the Islamic Creed

“The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah, and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him.” The world of Islam was besieged by numerous enemies and threats including the despotic rule of Tartars in various Muslim territories and their continuing invasions, the aggression of the crusaders, and Christian evangelical movement aimed at weakening the Muslims’ belief through theological and