Author: Anonymous You know you are a Pakistani Shia when… * Your aging parents beg you to leave them and the country to save yourself from target killing… * Yet, … Continue reading
It was easier to maintain (shameless) ‘neutrality’ and remain silent on the issue of persecution of Shia in Pakistan in the past when media would completely blackout any news of killing of Shia; pushing it under the carpet in the name of ‘maintaining order’. Gone are those days and some sectarian fascist bloggers, in addition to some Shia social media initiatives, have highlighted the issue effectively. Considering the fact that it has become increasingly difficult over time to remain silent on the issue and not get labels like ‘ShiaPhobe’, I would like to present some helpful tips to gracefully ignore Shia Genocide. I hope these will serve you well to gracefully ignore Shia Genocide.
The month of Moharram revives the memory of the epic battle of Kerbala, a symbolic marker of various struggles within the fold of Islam — between the good and the … Continue reading
This year’s Ashura in Pakistan signified a continuation of the country’s spiral into self-destructive communal violence. In the days leading up to the religious holiday of Ashura, leading members of … Continue reading
Related post: Hindu contribution to the marsiya – by Intizar Husain IN our school and college days we all loved to assist friends set up `sabeels` alongside Lahore`s traditional `Ashura` … Continue reading
In the first 10 days of Muharram 2012-13, in a total of 51 incidents; 55 Shia were killed and more than 324 injured. There were several cases of terror plot thwarted which included suicide bombing plans, huge explosive devices and bombs planted – which could have resulted in hundreds of deaths.
The declaration of the oneness of Allah (Tauhid) and the denial of subjugation to any worldly power is the key foundation of the Islamic faith. While the Prophet Muhammad (peace … Continue reading