Iqbal: from Finite to Infinite

August 27th, 2018|

Dawn Sunday Magazine, sometime in 1997

Iqbal: from Finite to Infinite
(Evolution of the Concept of Islamic Nationalism in India)
Author: Moinuddin Aqeel
Publisher: Abul Kalam Azad Research Institute, Karachi
pp. 59

Iqbal makes a guest appearance in this monograph which could have been more appropriately defined by its subtitle alone. The first 36 pages (which is fairly more than half) […]

Thank you for not smoking, Mr Bond

November 18th, 2012|

The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, November 18, 2012

A secret agent in a white car chases two motorcyclists in a crowded bazaar and shoots them dead. A Land Cruiser, in a bid to scoop up the agent, speeds on the wrong side of the road and accidentally runs over another motorcyclist. The rescue attempt fails, and […]

Close encounter

December 31st, 1998|

This is a review of the book Bayad-i-Suhbat-i-Nazuk Khayalan, published in Herald, sometime in 1998

The biographical sketches contained in this book are based on the memories of the author, who had long term associations with most of the celebrities described here. Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Dr. Taseer, Majeed Malik, Noon Meem Rashid, Mohammad Hasan Askari and […]

Dreams and dust

December 31st, 1998|

Herald, sometime in 1998

Khwab Farosh
By Ahmed Dawood
Published by Dost Publications,
Price: Rs. 100

Khwab Farosh, published almost three years after the death of its author, is perhaps the last collection of Urdu short stories by Ahmed Dawood.

“You remember the good old days when love had not shifted to prohibited territory … and the city used to tremble […]

Poetic Justice

December 31st, 1997|

Herald, sometime in 1997

Iqbal’s Reconstruction of Ijtehad
By Muhammad Khalid Masud
Publishers: Iqbal Academy Pakistan
and Islamic Research Institute

There are not many writers who could write a mere 26 pages of prose and inspire others to generate weighty volumes on them. Yet we can be sure that Iqbal is one such case. And here is the proof, as […]

A Concise History of the Muslim World

December 31st, 1997|

Dawn Sunday Magazine, sometime in 1997

Author: Muhammad Salahuddin
Publishers: International Islamic Publishers (Nov 1996)
Price: Rs. 110

Not entirely free of some common flaws that are trademark of college books in our society, this one is still a better choice due to its reader-friendly layout and refreshingly improved presentation. The present volume covers the Muslim history of Spain, […]