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Four Treatises Concerning the Doctrine, Discipline and Worship of the Mahometans

August 19th, 2017|

Includes the famous ‘Defense of Mahotemans from several charges falsely laid against them by Christians’ by Adriaan Reland. Unknown translator,  published by B. Lintott, London, 1712. Archaic eighteenth century font.

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The Life of Mahomet

August 19th, 2017|

Henri comte de Boulainvilliers. Translated by J. Osborne. This is 1743 edition, typed in archaic fonts.

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Tamerlane

February 9th, 2017|

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 […]

Akbar the Great

October 27th, 2016|

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 […]

Profile: Dr Waheed Qureshi

October 17th, 2016|

The article was published in Dawn, Tuesday Review, February 27-March 4, 1996.

The scholar gypsy

Dr Qureshi evaded my request for his resume in a light vein. “There have been so many interviews about my life. Why not base this one on my thoughts alone?”

And which of his works would he consider to be the pinnacle of […]

The philosophy of Iqbal in eight points

September 22nd, 2016|

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 […]