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Chance

There is a power that is beyond our comprehension, beyond our control, it kills us when we least expect it and rewards us when we least deserve it. It is a mysterious force that does not work for us. All our plans and schemes, our dreams and hard work, our thoughts and ideas are useless. … Continue reading

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Muslims define Islam!

Pakistan’s favorite argument: There are just a few people that are bringing shame to this country and our religion of peace. Eh, no, you are mistaken. There are more than a few. There are enough people to redefine this country and the religion. Men make religions! People define Islam! Muslims define Islam. Islam is no … Continue reading

Ethics / Philosophy

Deontology in Crito

We find in Plato’s dialogue Crito that Socrates too, like Kant, was an advocate of Deontological Ethics. The word ‘deon’ comes from a Greek word that is commonly translated into the English word, duty. And so, Deontological Ethics define morality in terms of adherence to duty, rules and laws. In simpler words, Deontological Ethics hold … Continue reading

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Iqbal’s Dream

“Iqbal’s dream is not linked to the idea of a territorial Pakistani nationality. Of the two founding fathers of Pakistan, Jinnah as a man of action remains more relevant as he understood more than anyone else that Pakistan had to separate religion from the state in order to survive. To him the idea of Pakistan … Continue reading