As ramadan comes to an end, the people of Pakistan were seeing shopping at various places to celebrate eid after a month of fasting. After a long time, one could see joy on the faces of the citizen of a country in a political, social and economical chaos. Nonetheless, since the past weeks, Pakistan has been part of the countries standing up against injustice and inhumanity by fiercely giving their support to the people of Gaza. Whether it is public protests or the large condemnations by political and religious leaders, Pakistan have been present at every front to raise its voice as a state against the oppression of the people of Palestine creating somehow a social harmony on a common cause.
It is that time of year again: time for Muslims the world over to fulfill the fourth pillar of their faith by fasting during the month of Ramadan. Among the most common reactions I receive when I tell someone that I am fasting are the following: you are not eating anything from sunrise until sunset for a whole month? Can you at least have water? How do you keep from becoming dehydrated or nutrient-deficient? Aren’t you losing weight from fasting?
Last month, a Sudanese court issued a death sentence and a hundred lashes to an 8-month pregnant Christian woman on account of apostasy and adultery. Both of these punishments are illogical, inhumane and un-Islamic.