Posts From Absar

Muhammad Asad: From Judaism to Islam

Muhammad Asad (1900 – 1992), formally known as Leopold Weiss came from a long line of Jewish Rabbis. His work as a part-time freelancer for the newspaper Frankfurter Zeitung in Jerusalem brought him closer and closer to the Muslim world. Though Jewish at the time, his writings were well appreciated for his understanding of Arab hesitancies and Zionist movement. Seven years before accepting Islam, Muhammad Asad had a dream that

Convofy Brings Enterprise Social Networking to the Next Level

There was a time when corporate websites and intranets were all the rage.  It might seem as though I’m talking about a time way back in the past, but interestingly it was less than a decade ago.  Now, all anybody talks about when it comes to communicating, is social networks! Social networking sites have changed the way people interact with each other in virtual space.  Even email is quickly losing

Can anyone Blog?

If you’ve got a special way with words as well as a cool skill/talent, or some know-how about an interesting topic, then you’ve got the potential to be a great blogger! BlogPulse estimates that there were 152 million blogs on the internet in 2010. This is encouraging because when so many people can do it, why can’t you? At the same time it’s discouraging because more than 75% of these blogs

Diving off the Coast of Pakistan

The coast of Pakistan offers scuba divers and snorkelers an awesome insight into the life of underwater creatures. From the coast of Karachi to Gawadar, there are numerous sites which are well known for the experience that they offer to those who are willing to experience the unique adventure. A number of recognized organizations are established in the country which can give both beginner and experienced divers a memorable ocean

The Angle on Online Shopping in Pakistan

When was the last time you bought something online? When was the last time you bought something online from a Pakistani website? Now, if you are a Pakistani living in Pakistan, when was the last time you bought something online from a Pakistani website? Notice how the answer to each subsequent question was smaller number than its predecessor? Online shopping is a scant and sacred convenience in Pakistan. Nielsen’s Global

Marketing in Pakistan Made Convenient and Quick – Thanks to Facebook!

Marketing in Pakistan is now as easy as a single click of the mouse! Ever since the booming fame of social networking in Pakistan, marketers have found a niche to cover for potential customers and clients without leaving the comfort of their very office. How do they do it? Simply by creating an advertisement page on Facebook, entrepreneurs, businessmen and owners of large and small companies manage to target customers

USF Connects Pakistani Villages to the World of Infinite Possibilities

What highways did for trade and commerce in the early 20th century, internet connectivity does the same and a lot more in our times.  There is a wealth of information, knowledge and all sorts of opportunities up for grabs on the internet and connectivity is the key that opens these doors. Pakistan has come a long way in terms of embracing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution.  But while

Notable Art Galleries in Pakistan

The cultural heritage of Pakistan is a rich and notable one especially in the area of the arts. From the rich history of the Mughal-era paintings and other modern forms of art, creativity continues to blossom in the country. There are far more artists than galleries and those with a true passion for art have created stunning environments to view the artistic beauty provided by Pakistani’s. Karachi Chawkandi Art: Successfully

The Real Pakistani

Some time ago, I was engaged in a small discussion with a Lebanese man while sitting in Makkah waiting for prayers. Upon telling him I was a Pakistani, he proclaimed, ‘Oh! You mean Indian! Their women wear sarees and nose pins and your women do the same. Both of you speak Urdu, share the same music and have similar cultural dances. It’s the same thing’. An Arab, Moroccan and an

Pornography in Pakistan: Free for All!

Thank you all those who have clicked on this article! My job is to write articles that attract people and get the maximum number of clicks.  ;) And think about it…. all I had to do was to pick a title with the word ‘pornography’ in it and VOILA!!! The endless clicks start. Don’t worry bro (or sis)! It’s not just you. This is the dilemma of our beloved nation,