Category Archives: Islam

How can we teach the Quran?

Listen to the audio first (it’s in Urdu): I recorded this while in a car – gotta love the SoundCloud app! Some observations and perspectives: Quran is pure guidance. It’s primary guidance comes in matters of “deen” (“deen” is inadequately translated as religion… it is not even a “way of life”… it is, to the […]

Life of an Adventurer

How to Live a Life of Adventure

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear “adventure”? Did you think of Indiana Jones? I don’t know why, but for the longest time ever, adventure for me meant a mission to exotic places, a hat and a whip. But of course, adventure is hardly the journey, it’s more of a […]

Are you even capable of reasoning with someone?

To reason with someone, you need to entertain other person’s thoughts with your own. You need to compare the other opinion with your own. To do this honestly, you actually need to allow for a possibility of your own opinion being wrong. This possibility, this thought that ‘maybe I have been wrong all along’ is […]

Is This what Your God wants?

As the drama right after Salman Taseer’s murder unfolded on GeoTV here, I tried to explain to Akhtar (the servant watching the TV with me), how this Qadri has tried to punish a supposed blasphemer (as of course, nothing Mr Taseer said could be put within the realm of blasphemy). I tried to explain to […]