Nazim Baksh

Guyana born Nazim Baksh is an award-winning investigative journalist and producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and has worked extensively in Afghanistan, Pakistan and most recently reported from Guantanamo Bay.
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What Exactly Constitutes an Authentic Expression of Islam? For the last three decades Muslims who live in Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands, have been grappling with...

ARGUING OVER MUSIC

The internationally renowned Muslim singer and composer, Sami Yusuf, is about to make his debut performance in Guyana and people of all ages are excited. That’s because many Guyanese Muslims are...

Haggling over the Hilal

Ah, but my calculations, people say,Have squared the year to human Compass, Eh?If so, by striking from the calendarUnborn tomorrow and dead Yesterday. (Omar Khayyam, The Rubaiyat)It’s been over ...
After the horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I felt compelled to say something about the theme that was chosen for Habib Umar’s tour – “Tranquility Amidst Turbulence ̵...
There are two pictures on this page. Both are Libyans but a world of difference separates them. I believe one is the image of piety, the other, despicable evil. The image on the right is Sayyid Mu...

The Death of My Uncle

Thursday, 17 February 2011: Christmas and summer holidays in Clonbrook on the East coast of Demerara, my mom’s ancestral village, was a right of passage when I was growing up. There was neve...

Soccer and the Sacred

FIFA has spent more than 60 billion U.S. dollars getting ready for the competition now underway in South Africa. It’s a staggering amount for a month’s worth of entertainment. Many South A...
In the name of God Most Gracious Most Merciful The deep sea oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not the problem affecting the millions of people who live on the coast of Louisiana, Alabama, Missi...
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