We certainly could do with some good news at a time when everything seems to be doom and gloom.And Dr. Umar Saif has provided us with the opportunity to celebrate. MIT has named Umar Saif as one of the world’s top young innovators for 2011.
The Holy Quran on fasting
“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may become righteous.
“The prescribed fasting is for a fixed number of days, but who so among you is sick or is on a journey shall fast the same number of other days; and of those who are able to fast only with great difficulty is an expiation – the feeding of a poor man. And who so performs a good work with willing obedience, it is better for him. And fasting is good for you, if you only knew.
“The month of Ramadhan is that in which the Quran was sent down as a guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and discrimination. Therefore, whosoever of you is present at home in this month, let him fast therein. But whoso is sick or is on a journey, shall fast the same number of other days. Allah desires to give you facility and He desires not hardship for you, and that you me complete the number, and that you may exalt Allah for His having guided you and that you may be grateful.
By Nadia Rehman
My impending departure from Pakistan, coupled with the nation’s 62nd independence anniversary is making me feel like a deserter. The past year I spent in my country brought upon me the most fragmented states of mind. It constantly felt like an acid trip that had gone on too long; or a badly scripted film with far too many anti-climaxes. In a severe paradigm shift from when I was studying abroad, I’ve spent the year desperately wishing I could leave the country I didn’t recognize as mine anymore. Read more…
Lahore, Pakistan: A recent report carried out by the Institute of Desi Chemistry (IDC) found that Pakistani girls are attracted to not chivalry, good looks, and charm, but rather to young pubescent boys who drive around with tacky Indian music on full blast. The report, which randomly surveyed over 3000 females between the ages of 15-30, strongly confirms the widespread belief that the ‘cheapness’ displayed by Pakistani boys is actually sexy.
In addition to carrying out several field surveys, researches with the IDC scoped out several locations around the city of Lahore, including Liberty Market, McDonald’s Y-Block location, and Fortress Stadium. The researchers usually observed groups of 4-5 young men, wearing tight leather jeans and even tighter t-shirts, packed into tiny Suzuki Khybers. The researchers found that these young men would roll down their windows, have Bollywood music from the 1990’s interspersed with the song ‘Papi Chulo’ and ‘Chano’ playing at insanely high volumes, and would abrasively screech their tires. Nearby, groups of women would giggle in appreciation, and would usually encourage further similar behavior by their flirtatious glances. Read more…
Who are we trying to deceive here? Are we lying to “them” or are we actually in turn pretty much lying to “ourselves”. We’re on the path to freedom? “bull-shit” is what I say. What freedom?! Does anything happen here which actually remotely signifies the dictionary meaning of the word freedom? What enlightenment? When the only thing I succeed to notice is a plethora of lies and deceit and hate and apathy and death and doom and all the synonyms I can remember from the thesaurus. We have fallen into a black hole of stupidity, puerility, and instability. Why are we sitting on our butts waiting for superman to come out of a comic book page and rescue the state of affairs of our beloved Islamic Republic of Pakistan?. Why can’t we get up ourselves march towards the “president’s house” and throw eggs on that person?! Why? because we’ll be met with heavy duty guards on our quest who will make sure we never see the light of the day again. So much for easy access to governance and the basic tenet of democracy.
*PFFFTTT*. Read more…
Pop star Michael Jackson had lethal levels of the powerful anaesthetic propofol in his body when he died, coroner’s office documents show.
The findings were contained in a previously sealed search warrant which has been made public in Texas.
The singer died in June from a cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. Police have interviewed his doctor, but he has not been named as a suspect.
There are reports that the coroner has concluded Jackson’s death was homicide.
The reports, carried by the Associated Press news agency quoting unnamed police sources, have not been confirmed.
But the BBC’s Rajesh Mirchandani in Los Angeles says homicide includes manslaughter, and investigators have been trying to establish if there is a case for that charge. Read more..
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