Posts From Hasan

Women in Islam: Respected or Oppressed?

Majority of the critiques on the position of women in Islam as well as the opinions of the general public on this matter suffer from a significant flaw.  These debates take place in a wrong frame of reference i.e., the comparisons are made based on the 20th century expectations and standards.  However, an objective discussion must take into account the historical contexts because if you compare the status of women

I am Young, I am a Muslim, I need Help

Do you know the ways in which the personality of young Muslims is torn apart while living in a western society? We, in Pakistan, are fortunate that we were born in a place surrounded by people with the same beliefs and practices. Practicing Islam in non-Muslim societies is far more difficult than in predominantly Muslim countries. This is particularly true for Muslim youth; they have their work cut out for

Make the Internet a Kid-Friendly Place For Your Young Ones

In this day and age, children have more access to the internet than we busy adults do and that is absolutely acceptable as long as we know how to keep a smart eye on their activities and the websites they choose to frequent. In order to maintain the safety and accessibility of such domains, one should always check the personal information given on every website. Read the privacy statement and

Analyzing Tourism in Pakistan

Without a sliver of doubt, Pakistan is indeed one of the most naturally beautiful and breathtaking regions in the world. With main attractions like the Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, Taxila sites along with Himalayan hill stores, mountain peaks going beyond 7000 miles, ancient architecture in Chitral and Hunza valleys, imposing domes of mosques in Lahore and Multan, the intriguing civilization of the Kalash people, the site of battle by Alexander The Great

Pakistan Women Win, Again!

How I would have loved it if the title referred to men’s cricket in Pakistan. But… it is the women of the country that are bringing home the accolades. The recently concluded ODI and T20 quadrangular series in Sri Lanka saw Pakistan as the winners among Sri Lanka, Ireland and Netherlands. This is not men’s cricket my friend! These teams are not considered underdogs in women’s cricket. Come to think

From Dusk to Dawn: The Story of Sheikh Yusuf Estes

Can you imagine giving up your religion?  Regardless of whether we are practicing believers or not, the thought of just giving it up seems unimaginable.  So what is it that makes people change their faith? Especially convert to Islam? It is the most controversial and misunderstood religion today and over the years Islamophobia has been trying to win over the west. “They don’t believe in God; they worship a black

From Hawkins to Muhadith – Rapper Loon Embraces Islam

Chauncey Lamont Hawkins, also known as Loon in the music world, embraced Islam and changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith. On May 26, 2010 he opened up to the public and gave a speech in Canada talking about the change, the reasons behind it and the effect that Islam has had on his life. He now travels the world to speak to teenagers from all different backgrounds and talks

Shaping the Future of Snooker in Pakistan

Pool halls scattered around the big cities in Pakistan are considered by many a nuisance where the youth waste their precious time.  This assertion is true to some extent, but there is another side to these joints.  The pool/snooker parlors are also acting as nurseries for budding players of a sport that is on the rise in Pakistan and has brought home two amateur world championships and several other top

New 7 Wonders of the World

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World have been elected by more than 100 million votes to represent global heritage throughout history. The listing is in random order, as announced at the Declaration Ceremony on 07.07.07. The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Chichen Itza once served as the political and economic center of Mayan civilization. The city housed masterpieces like the Temple of Chac

The Choo Choo of a Train From Karachi to Khyber

The Pakistan railway system is a fun and adventurous way to travel through the country and experience its rare beauty. There are many different trains which leave Karachi and give you the option to travel to different cities in the northern areas. A journey by train in Pakistan will give you the opportunity to meet all kinds of people, experience local foods, and see sights that are often missed out