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.

National education

In the previous posts of this series, we have considered some of the implications of how Iqbal and his school of thought, i.e. the All-India Muslim League, would have liked us to transform ourselves so that we might participate in the life of our communal self in a conscious manner.…
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The Untold Story of Pakistan from 1858 to 2026
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National education

In the previous posts of this series, we have considered some of the implications of how Iqbal and his school of thought, i.e. the All-India Muslim League, would have liked us to transform ourselves so that we might participate in the life of our communal self in a conscious manner. Let’s now consider the new …

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Iran in the thought of Iqbal

Iqbal believed that if Iran were to lose its independence, it would not just be a loss for the Iranians. The impact on the world of Islam would be much more disastrous than the Fall of Baghdad in 1258 (by far the worst tragedy in the history of Islam). I am listing some of the …

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Conscious evolution

By participating in the life of our communal self consciously, we can achieve a society free from want and fear.

National organization

The individual transformation also requires a change in actions and behaviour, and this change should be motivated by the desire to have a national organization. Pakistan came into being because this desire got realized.

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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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