Tag: Rafia Zakaria
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a columnist for Pakistan’s largest English newspaper reflects on why violent attacks leave a more lasting impression if they happen on American soil.
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
The NPR host and reporter on what Americans miss when they consider Karachi, the city’s resilience, and what Jinnah really envisioned in Pakistan.
After successfully employing Islamic law in the U.S. court system, our writer realizes that Sharia and feminism aren’t always mutually exclusive.
The Somali-born former Dutch parliamentarian finds herself in a political conundrum: What can be done to save lives of women destroyed by patriarchal interpretations of Islam while reform is still a work in progress?
Can Muslims expect tolerance from western nations where they are minorities when their own nations are unwilling to apply similar concepts?
Violence against women exists in every nation in the world, but perhaps only in Pakistan is it so easily tolerated and so rarely punished.
This Saudi Arabian university may be forward-thinking when it comes to gender equality in higher education, but falls short when it comes to migrant tolerance.
State intervention in women’s clothing, whether it involves promoting the burka or banning it, achieves the same purpose: subjugating women’s bodies to the dictates of men.
When Three Cups of Tea was published in 2006, publishers were unsure of its reception. Their fears were unfounded. The book’s story of a failed American mountain climber’s humanitarian project to build schools in the most underprivileged parts of Pakistan’s northern areas resounded with millions.