Blogs & Essays

In response to the messages I have received recently on my last two blogs, I have the following observations to make. Since the basic theme of the messages in both blogs is by and large the same and my worthy critics have raised similar points, I am posting this message as one separate blog to […]

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The Pakistani parliament has recently been involved in the debate surrounding the reformation of Madrassas in Pakistan. For this purpose, the government has setup an investigation team to examine the existing methods of teaching and curriculum followed by these seminaries. The high importance attached to this investigation stems from the fact that a cleric’s function […]

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Not long ago, an Islamic Studies teacher in a famous Pakistani university, let’s call it Pakistan’s Premier University (PPU), had to go on a sabbatical leave for one year. Since the inception of the graduate program, he was single-handedly shouldering the burden of teaching the subject which was mandatory for all Muslim students to take. […]

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A tiny minority of Muslims has engaged itself in a war (jihad) against the West in general and against the US, Israel, and India in particular. What they are doing through their military adventurism is causing the entire Muslim ummah suffering at the hands of the Jihadis and, because of their misadventures, at the hands […]

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I find myself in a state of mind in these troubling times which is different from that of many otherwise likeminded Muslim brothers and sisters. I want to therefore state my mind: I find many Muslim brothers spending a good part of their time accusing the US, the UK, Israel, and India of inflicting atrocities […]

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Miladunnabi, the celebrations of the prophet’s birthday, is annually commemorated these days with such strong religious fervour that someone newly introduced to the Muslim world could be excused for assuming that such celebrations were very much a part of Islam, the message of God brought by the prophet. And if an impression of that kind […]

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