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Islamophobia: What, How and Why – Part 1

The term Islamophobia is relatively one of the modern trading terms which is directly related to the relation of the West with Islam. This term was crafted after borrowing a part of it from the science of mental disorders to express the phobia against Islam, but the fact is, it’s a new old phenomenon, as old as the religion of Islam itself, even though its severity had risen after the famous bombings of the two towers in September 11th 2001, which was accredited to Al-Qaida organization.

A Day of Love or a Day of Lewdness?

The media and the billboards are just pumping you up, as part of their "Let's Attract-More-Customers" plan. More discount deals, more decorations and delicious cup cakes - it's called consumerism. So don't be swept away with the tide. Know your values and stand up for them.

Progressive Where…?

What defines progressiveness? who defines progress in the society these days? Does decaying standard of morality and rising neglect of faith signify "progress"? Are we losing our own faith and standard of morality that has been set by Islam? read this article to find out more.

Halloween – Innocent Fun-Time, Spooky or Shirk?

The Halloween hoop-la is crazy and seems like it takes over everyone every year. But instead of going with the tide, we need to educate ourselves and especially our kids about it and tell them why we do not become a part of its festivities. It's not a bad thing to be different. Our religion gives us fun-off times (Come on, you just celebrated two Eids!) and-that should be enough for us. Having fun is absolutely permissible but going to extremes to have it and on the way trampling our beliefs is not only revolting but also implies our extreme lack of faith and lack of pride in our religion.

Beyond Ice Bucket…

If we see, in reality, “Ice Bucket Challenge” is nothing more than a reflection of societies’ slavery which is in the hands of a few artificially glamorized celebrities (Hollywood, Bollywood actors, Politicians, Sports persons, etc.). This clearly shows the influence certain people have on the masses even without meeting them in person, or giving them any money or perks. The way this cult started is something we all need to contemplate on. The media controls the world; the hearts and the minds of people.

I AM GAZA

As they carried me downstairs towards the ambulance I saw 4 bodies wrapped in white cloth which left me more befuddled. In a highly exasperatedly tone I finally asked the brothers who the unfortunate people were? They turned back desolately looking at me and said, “They were recovered from the same house where they found me and the airstrikes have started yet again…”