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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: Pashtuns
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
Below are the many different ways to address the person you love – in Pashto. Needless to say, I’m missing many words, so please free to suggest more. These are the ones I use with my nephews and niece. Yes, … Continue reading
I’m pasting the below from the old blog. Click here to read the comments there; they might be useful for a better understanding of this dialect business. A good Formspring question! Who says Peshawar and who says Pekhawar? It seems … Continue reading
Blessings of peace and comfort to all readers! So my grandfather passed away last Sunday. It’s been difficult coping with the loss, and, given my parents’ situation as immigrants struggling to deal with the deaths of their parents over the … Continue reading
Pre-post: Importing the following post from the old blog (click for a great discussion in comments on the state of Pashto music today). I love my language, I love Pashto music (generally), I love my people (for the most part), … 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
Here’s some love to the littlest feminist I know ❤ When Kashmala was turning five (last year), I decided to start writing letters to her as a birthday message – that I hope she’ll read when she grows older. Or … Continue reading
I’m pasting the below from the old blog (you may click for the comments – some interesting stuff). I have not read some of these books and would love any and all opinions on them. P.S. I’d like for Pukhtuns/Afghans … Continue reading