Moon gazing – Abid Hussain: A group of men, mostly old and middle aged, with varying lengths and shapes of facial hair and fancy headgear, gathered at a government building in Karachi on June 17 this year. Theirs was not a gathering
On moon-sighting and national standardization: Standardization of all types, from language to education curricula (or moon sighting in Pakistan), is an existential concomitant of the modern bureaucratic state. Standardized national languages have more to do with, in Gellner’s words, the ‘high culture’ of
The Moon (a true story) – by A Z: Being caught in the midst of two Eid days being celebrated in Canada this year, my mind goes back to an old episode a few years when I was in Europe. At the end of the Ramadan in 2007,
Stop the Saudi-ization of Eid: Use the Scientific Method Instead: Stop the Deobandi-Barelvi, Shia-Sunni, Pushtun-Punjabi conflict in Pakistan. Stop the Saudi-ization of Eid and Ramadan in Pakistan. Why can’t Muslims in Pakistan use technology to ascertain the visibility of crescent in the country with naked eye or with telescope.