This article was published in Dawn, The Review, November 9-15, 2000. I stand corrected about my statement: ‘There is a less reliable tradition that in Damascus, Taimur held discourse with the famous historian and sociologist Ibn-e-Khaldun.’ In fact, it is the report of the meeting between Taimur and the poet Hafiz that has been questioned […]
This article was pubished in Dawn, The Review, sometime in August 2000.
He was raised like an orphan. Not that his parents were dead, but his father was in exile and the little infant was in the custody of its uncle. A merciless uncle he was, for he had wrung the infant, barely a few months […]
The philosophy of Iqbal can be summarized in eight simple points.
Here they are.
Today I would like to question the widespread impression that the philosophy of Iqbal is rather complicated. My lifelong research has led me to think that it can be summrized in eight simple points, seen in the slide here.
Of course, he has presented […]
This article was originally published in the magazine You, Volume 3, No.22 of 1993, a supplement of The News International.
A few months back an interesting opinion was published by the team of scholars who edit ‘Our dialogue’, the religious column in the Arab News . A reader had asked if any woman had been […]