Rows of Juniper trees line the garden area and look more orange than green. Fair enough, it is the peak of the fall season. With vending machines carrying his favourite soda, a tennis court with lush green flooring, cafeterias with all the right snacks, and rich brown staircases going up the 12-storey building, Ahmed -... Continue Reading →
Heart-to-heart questions about her childhood, leaving the banking sector, women issues and more! What were you like as an adolescent? How did you come towards Islam? I was considered a reasonably average adolescent. Being the eldest of my siblings, I was expected to be the most well-behaved - which I was! My mother says if... Continue Reading →
From poor-quality made in China to good-quality made in China, we all grew up. But if I tell you that now you'll also find humans - made in China version, would you believe it? Maybe or maybe not. But one thing is clearer than it will ever be, they definitely are not good quality. A... Continue Reading →
Am I loving myself right? You'd see global pop musicians, athletes, Instagram influencers, and YouTubers all talking about it, highlighting different concepts and sharing different ideas. But there's one conversation you'll now find in every corner of social media that even some of our YC speakers have addressed – the intriguing, appealing concept of self-love. ... Continue Reading →
Not so long ago, in lands not so far, a girl used to live happily with her family. But one day, everything changed! Sounds of gunshots, a bullet passing through her baby brother’s head, her mother crying in excruciating pain and her house on a time bomb - tick tick tick, boom! An upcoming action... Continue Reading →
Will there be free Wi-Fi in Jannah? How about sleek race cars? And finger-lickin' good KFC? Recently, a Pakistani humanitarian and singer, Shehzad Roy, wondered in his Insta post if we'd choose hell or heaven if there was Wi-Fi in hell but not in heaven. Of course, we'd think it's odd to imagine such things... Continue Reading →
Seeing these flags and decorations on the street, I can't help but remember the times of actual independence that my grandparents told me about. The struggles they went through - the number of horns they had to blow, the number of badges and t-shirts they had to wear, the number of one wheels and races... Continue Reading →
I was a zestful and energetic young lad who had no other purpose except to enjoy life to its fullest. I did crazy stunts in my life because I believed that you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. However, I was wrong; it’s not YOLO. It’s YOLT - You only live twice. It was a fatal bike accident that changed me completely. I had a near-death experience that made me the person I am today. The accident which I thought to be a catastrophe for me, resulted as a blessing from my Lord.
When I began my journey towards Allah (SWT)’s path, music was actually one of the last things I left. Believe me, I was always looking for ways to justify my music addiction. I had three shelves across my bedroom wall full of music CDs. Not only this, but I also had about 10-15 GBs worth of music stored on my computer. But despite looking far and wide, I was unable to find reasons that would justify my love for music.
Everything is fair in love and art? How exciting is the content pouring into our newsfeed: celeb hot news, steamy photoshoots and the latest movie releases! Seems like the Pakistani media industry is really taking off! Or is it taking a hit? If you see with the divine lens, everything changes. It gets depressing to see how we've morally regressed while everyone thinks we've progressed. Competing with Bollywood and Hollywood, we forget our Islamic core. Every other release is shockingly disturbing- but not for all Muslims.