As a historian, author and educator, I have had the opportunity to visit many places and meet people from different cultures. Through this website I hope to stay in touch with friends, readers and students from around the world.

The significance of the All-India Muslim League

According to Iqbal, the fundamental principle of the Muslim constitutional theory is “the idea of universal agreement” (we may understand it as the desire to seek consensus, or what Mary Parker Follett calls “the will to will the common will”). From a careful study of his political work – his…
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The significance of the All-India Muslim League

According to Iqbal, the fundamental principle of the Muslim constitutional theory is “the idea of universal agreement” (we may understand it as the desire to seek consensus, or what Mary Parker Follett calls “the will to will the common will”). From a careful study of his political work – his actions as a practical politician …

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Khudi, for those who want it

This post is not for those who indulge in the thought of Iqbal as an intellectual luxury. Today, I am writing only for those who want to grasp a fundamental concept in order to become useful to society and humanity. To such friends, I can say quite frankly that to try grasping Iqbal’s concept of …

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The Seven Stages of Pakistan

Suppose it were possible that Pakistan could become the most stable country in Asia, economically prosperous and intellectually advanced, and an instrument for establishing perpetual peace and justice in the region? Understandably, when I put this question before my educated friends, the initial reaction is one of disbelief and surprise. What I do not understand, …

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My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan

Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan is my latest book. It has been published by Libredux UK, and can be purchased from Amazon. You can also download a free soft copy right here, or from the page about the book on this website. A panel discussion on this book was conducted last month in Lahore (and …

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Humbled by the kind words written and spoken about me (there are more…)


The people’s actor
Review by Maheen A. Rashdi published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 25, 2016. “Shafique’s narrative is addictive, and while you may pick up Waheed…
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