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Huda Z

Huda Z
International

Why The Yemen Famine Doesn’t Feel New

There would hardly be an intellectual on earth at this moment that would be unaware of what is happening in Yemen – and because of whom it is happening, for that matter. Famine, dying children, water-less land, lifeless streets, haunting quietness, and deafening airstrikes is all but a part of the routine since over a year now. Despite all of this, I’d dare to say that this is not something the world has never seen

International

Here’s How the Week Of Islamic Unity Could Be A Ray Of Hope In A Divided Pakistan

The Week of Islamic Unity, as its name suggests, is a period of six days from the 12th to the 17th of the third month of the Islamic calendar, celebrated by Muslims belonging to different sects and denominations in an effort to promote unity between themselves. The ritual of celebrating this week was introduced to the Muslim community by Syed Rohullah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Democratic system of Iran. Ever after its introduction, it

International

Why World Leaders Are Planning To #DitchTheDollar

The U.S. dollar is the world’s greatest reserve currency, with around 63% of global reserves held in it. It also enjoys a special position as the fiat currency – or a currency widely relied upon by businesspeople worldwide – and as the primary currency in which international bilateral trading is done, even when the U.S. is not a party in the said deal. All this has given the U.S. dollar, and hence the country it

Feminism

Feminism vs. Hyperfeminism In Pakistan: Where to Draw the Line?

I recently came across an Instagram post by a popular feminist page in Pakistan, and this is what its caption said: “From university campuses to mosques… where is a girl free of the moral police, pray tell?” This is what got me thinking that we urgently need to have a debate about whether or not this comparison is valid. Personally, I don’t consider the above mentioned argument valid and don’t agree with the claim

International

Is the Israeli Prime Minister Afraid of Carpet Laundries?

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an Iranophobic speech, in which he accused Iran of having a “secret atomic warehouse,” alongside other allegations. To quote, “Today I’m revealing the site of a second facility: Iran’s secret atomic warehouse. It’s right here, in the Turkuzahbad Distrcit of Tehran. Just three miles away. Let me show you exactly what the secret atomic warehouse looks like. Here it

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International

The Plight of the Shi’a Minority In Saudi Arabia

With the commencement of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic Calendar that is mourned by most Muslims as a month in which the historic Battle of Karbala took place, Shi’as, their Muharram-related rituals and gatherings, along with harsh responses they receive for those have once again become quite a hot potato. And obviously, if you are to talk about Shi’as and the discrimination, hate and persecution they face at the hands of extremists, you

International

Pakistani Athlete Opens Up About Mistreatment And Lack Of Representation

Abiha Haider is a young Pakistani currently serving as a member of women’s national football team in Pakistan. In one of her recent Facebook posts, she has opened up about the lack of representation for players like herself in the media and about celebrities appropriating their positions in the name of publicity. The sector of sports in Pakistan is still in its developing stages and international-level athletes must struggle at every stage to be able

International

What The Current Political Situation Demands Of You

I would have begun my article way differently than this if it wasn’t for the opportunity I had of being in Iran for a short time and personally observing how every now and then, this country is badly misinterpreted on the international level. Before I write anything about the current political situation in Iran, I’d like to make a quick point about the efficiency and accuracy of opinions by individuals in relation to their current

Sahar Tabar (digitally manipulated version)
International

The Internet Lies About Sahar Tabar

Modern day internet does not like to keep quiet. Every now and then, it needs something to go viral, be it a long forgotten issue or an illegal jailing from the past decade to protest against. And sometimes, it doesn’t even care if the thing that’s going viral is true in its essence or not, it just does its thing. Over the past few weeks, the internet has been freaking out over the “Iranian girl

Real Life

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Arbaeen Walk

Arbaeen literally means “fortieth” in Arabic and is used as a name for the day which marks the fortieth day from the date of the Tragedy of Karbala, according to Islam. This day falls on 20th Safar on the Islamic calendar. The shrines of the martyrs of Karbala are situated in the same city in Iraq. Every year, a march is organized in which Muslims (mainly Shia Muslims) walk approximately 92 kilometers from Najaf city to

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