The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, was born near Lahore. He took elements from Hinduism and Islam and combined them with new ideas. They controlled an empire centered on Punjab, with Lahore as their temporal capital and nearby Amritsar (in India) as their religious capital. At partition, all the Sikhs migrated to India […]

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Islam (‘submission to God’) plays a very important role in the lives of Pakistani people, in fact, it prevails in every aspect of society. The muezzin’s call to worship from the minarets of the mosques; men bowed in prayer in the fields, shops and airports; qibla (Urdu for ‘the direction of Makkah’) is marked in […]

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