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- The Haraam List
- Khairey: Pashto Curses, Insults, and Verbal Abuses in the Pashtun Culture
- Punjabi-Pashtun and Pashtun-Punjabi Racism and Hatred in Pakistan
- The difference between "Pathan" and "Pashtun"/"Pakhtun"
- Terms of Endearment in Pashto
- Female Reciters of the Qur'an: Un-gendering God's Word and Questioning the Patriarchal Idea of "Aurah"
- Books on Islamic Feminism
- The Islamic Reform Symposium in Exeter: authority, Muslim feminists, and women-led prayers
- On names, respect, and making an effort to pronounce people's names correctly
- The Babarra Massacre of August 12, 1948: Translation and Background of Pashto Song "Margiya Ma Raza Darzama"
- how to hold men accountable for their violence against women
- when an intellectually stifled nation murders its future: why Mashal Khan of Mardan was lynched
- The Genocide Pakistan Committed against Bangladesh (Mar.-Dec. 1971)
- re the myth that male sex drive is uncontrollable and stronger than female sex drive
- on being deprived of women’s recitations of the Qur’an
- Thoughts on the Muslim Women Leaders Program
- Kashmala is ready to give up the fight against patriarchy.
- Love notes to women – and to myself
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Category Archives: Pakistan
With Pakistan evicting some 600,000 Afghan refugees by the end of this year alone, this song, sung by Naghma in 2011 (I think?), is so real and relevant it’s heartbreaking. Song is at the bottom of the lyrics. The Pashto … Continue reading
The Babarra Massacre of August 12, 1948: Translation and Background of Pashto Song “Margiya Ma Raza Darzama”
The short version of what follows On August 12, 1948, two days before Pakistan was to celebrate the first anniversary of its creation (August 14, 1947), the Pakistani government attacked and killed over 600 Pashtuns during a peaceful demonstration against … Continue reading
This was originally published over at the The Thrival Room and titled On Immigrating and Parents’ Love. My family and I immigrated to the U.S. from Swat, Pakistan, some fifteen years ago when I was twelve years old.
It was exactly one month ago (December 16, 2014 – #NeverForget!) that well over 170 children were killed in the attack in a Peshawar school called Army Public School. (I know the media, including Pakistani media, is claiming that 130 … Continue reading
Pashto poetry, when done well, is moving and inspiring and leaves the reader/listener speechless. That’s why I’ve always avoided it – ’cause I can’t do that much justice to a language every other word of which is so poetic and … Continue reading
While Pakistan and far too many Pakistanis continue to fight over the country’s stupid blasphemy law and waste their time and energies talking about other useless things–and while the Pakistani government continues to ban Youtube (this will always be a … Continue reading