Daily Archives: December 28, 2007

Funeral Services for Benazir Bhutto…and a word on the religious tenor of the Bhuttos

Just learnt that a Ghayabana Namaaz-e-Janaza is going to be held for Benazir Bhutto after/with Friday prayers at the Masjid-e-Farooq-e-Azam in Concord, California. I am told it is off the Clayton Exit, across from the Safeway and near the BART Station and there will be a prayer meeting (Du’a) at the BART Station afterwards. Continue reading


Filed under Islam, Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto, “Daughter of Pakistan, Daughter of the Muslim World”, RIP

At least a couple of people have wondered why I haven’t posted anything on my blog. Folks have been asking why I haven’t posted anything. Been distracted because my wife and kids were enroute to Karachi. Finally had them rerouted directly to Delhi from Hong Kong, skipping Karachi for now. Continue reading


Filed under Democracy, Islamabad

The vision of Qurratulain Hyder

QQurratulain Hyder wrote Aag ka Darya, which by any measure remains one of the greatest novels in world literature, between August 1956 and December 1997 at Mauripur, Karachi, where she was then living. It is a monumental work, taking in its stride the sweep of history, the rise and fall of civilisations, the eternal human quest for enlightenment, the mystery of life’s transience and the ultimately futile search for happiness. Continue reading


Filed under History, Literature, Pakistan, Urdu