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Christchurch Attacks: Thousands of Pakistanis Pay Tribute to Victims

Thousands of worshippers in Pakistan’s Jhang city have paid tribute to 50 victims of New Zealand’s double mosque attack, making a human image of New Zealand’s Al Noor mosque in Christchurch city, Aljazeera reported. “We worked really hard to make this model,” one participant, Noor Hassan, said of the tribute. “It was so pleasant that …

Instead of Soft Music Airlines to Welcome Passengers with Burda Sharif

Instead of Soft Music, Airlines to Welcome Passengers with Burda Sharif

LAHORE – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to welcome passengers with the famous Burda Sharif, an ode to the praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), instead of soft music, Dawn reported. The decision was announced Wednesday, January 16, by the PIA Chairman Air Marshal Arshad Malik. The hymn will also be …

This Mosque Sinks 1 Cm Every Year

NOWSHERA – In north Pakistan lies a unique mosque which is known neither for its marvelous architecture, towering minarets, sizable capacity, or its rich history. On the contrary, sheikh Akhund Panju Baba mosque, or the ‘sinking mosque’ in Akbarpura, descends annually in its muddy ground with no signs of breakdown, Daily Times reported on January …

This Muslim Family Looks After Local Church for 100 Years

LAHORE – For the past 100 years, the family of Waheed Murad has been looking after a local church in their city, keeping the church clean and ready, The BBC reported. Located in a rural area of Pakistan, where there are hardly any Christians, the St Matthew Church has been looked after by the Murad …

This Pakistani Woman Feeds Hundreds of Needy Every Day

LAHORE – Supporting the needy in her village, a Pakistani woman has been feeding hundreds of hungry people daily at home. The woman, Rukhsana Izhar, inspired younger Pakistanis who started Rizq, a social entrepreneur project of young Pakistanis to feed the needy, Spotlight Humanity Facebook page cited Voice of America. Rizq was started in April …

Aussie Muslim Senator Trolled and Abused for Defending Animal Rights

MELBOURNE – Australian Muslim senator Mehreen Faruqi has been called a “maggot” and told to “go back to Pakistan” after she tweeted that the Melbourne Cup was deadly and harmful to horses, Daily Mail reported on November 7. The Greens MP, who moved to Australia in 1992, received a barrage of abuse on social media …

2-Day Exhibition Ignites Spark for Science in Muslim Kids

MITHI – Hundreds of children from Tharparkar region in south Pakistan gathered to play, learn, imagine, explore, and discover the wonders of science at the Dawood Foundation’s (TDF) two-day Magnifi-Science Thar Exhibition on October 27, The Express Tribune reported. “It’s encouraging to see students and teachers of Tharparkar Desert showing enthusiasm to learn science. We …

Pakistan Probes Missing Slippers Believed to Belong to the Prophet (PBUH)

LAHORE – Pakistan’s Supreme Court has formed a joint interrogation team to probe the case of the missing slippers believed to belong to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “We can’t even protect Prophet Muhammad’s slippers. What a shame,” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked on Sunday, Al Arabiya reported. A pair of slippers, believed to …

This Muslim Housewife Sewed 'First Hand-Embroidered Qur’an in the World'

GUJRAT – A Pakistani Muslim woman, Naseem Akhtar, form the small town of Gujurat, spent 32 years of her life sewing the Qur’an which she claims is the only hand-embroidered one in the world, AryNews.tv reported. “I sewed it all alone with no help from anybody. I decided to sew a Qur’an at a very …

Hajj in Pakistan

This Is How Hajj Celebrated in Pakistan

As thousands of Pakistani Hajjis have already landed at Jeddah airport to pursue their Holy Journey, and thousands more are in the queue, pre-Hajj parties, a centuries-old custom of South Asia to encourage and greet the would-be Hajjis, are on across Pakistan. These parties organized by family members, friends and neighbors in all over the …



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