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My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan

October 13th, 2018|

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 I […]

Malignant Democracy

October 12th, 2018|

‘Western democracy is totally unsuited to India and its imposition on India is
the disease in the body-politic.’
Jinnah, Time and Tide (London), February 1940

As already mentioned, Jinnah believed that Western democracy was the second pillar of British imperialism (by Western democracy, he meant the form of constitution ‘under which the government of the country is entrusted […]

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) […]

Visions Unveiled, my new book

August 11th, 2018|

The 71st Independence Day is just around the corner. So, first of all, I wish everybody a very happy independence day.

Secondly, I want to thank you for being here. This blog has been dormant for quite some time now, with the exception of occasional posts. That was because last year I decided to immerse myself […]

The ideal ruler in the light of Iqbal’s vision

July 28th, 2018|

According to Iqbal, the purpose of religion is not thinking about life. Instead, religion aims at creating a new type of character, and a new universe suitable for that character. The type of character the Quran wants to produce, and its universe, seem to be given in the story of Zulqarnayn – the ideal ruler […]

Election 2018 – A long-term view

July 26th, 2018|

The election on 25 July 2018 has inspired much-needed optimism as well as serious doubts.

The feeling that we can shape a better future through an election is not new. It was evidently widespread at least during the elections in 1970, 1988 and 2007. The scale, however, is perhaps a lot higher this time.

The accusations of […]