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Islam in Pakistan

Inside Pakistan's Religious Schools (PHOTOS)

The Associated Press | MUHAMMED MUHEISEN | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Sitting on the ground, the students sway back and forth, deep in thought as they read Islam's holy book, the Quran. Thei...

Pakistan's 'Separate But Equal' Elections

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

On May 11, the world's second most populous Muslim country, Pakistan, marked a historic election. But as Pakistanis rushed to the polling stations to cast their vote, more than 4 million people sat home, separated and disenfranchised.

Killing Shiites

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Shahid Mahmood

Only when a person believes in the plurality of life will it become normal to condemn violence. Still, Sunni clerics routinely condemn minority groups, like Shiites, who think differently.

Muslims: #RemoveHate Or Pakistan Will Disintegrate

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

I beseech you, my Pakistani Muslim family: Sectarian killings are neither a Shiite nor an Ahmadi issue; they are a human rights issue. Instead of resorting to conspiracy theories, take individual responsibility to #RemoveHate from your streets.

Righting The Wrongs Of Blasphemy Laws

Douglas M. Johnston, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Douglas M. Johnston, Ph.D.

Every civilization and every religion has experienced similar mob behavior and miscarriages of justice, but that is no excuse for the current misuse of the blasphemy laws that is taking place in Pakistan.

5 Things Americans Need To Know About Pakistan

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion
Akbar Ahmed

In the public mind there is little apart from suicide bombings, terrorism, violence and corruption associated with Pakistan. Commentators freely call Pakistan a "nursery for terrorism." But surely there is more to Pakistan than this?

Millions Dodging Ramadan Tax Collectors

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 10.17.2012 | Religion

KARACHI, Pakistan — During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muhammad Tashfeen Khan does what millions of other Pakistanis do: tries to keep his...

Pakistanis Mourn A Once Religiously Tolerant, Relaxed Nation

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

ISLAMABAD — A 60-year-old university administrator in the southern port city of Karachi is wistful as he recalls the more tolerant, freewheeling...