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Life In a Glass House – Aasim Zafar Khan

We all grumble about robberies that take place in our lives and wonder why the government is unable to take effective measures to stop them. That is a legitimate...

From Cairo With Love – Aasim Zafar Khan

Egypt’s reputation precedes itself. This is hardly surprising when it has been the centre of tourism for thousands of years. The mere mention of the country conjures...

The Mess We Made Of Ourselves

Much of the news nowadays is bad. Pakistanis are leaving in great numbers; also fleeing the country is capital – as much as $25 million a day, while incoming foreign...

Sparring Over Syria

Syria is the greatest tragedy after Afghanistan, Iraq and Rwanda. Yet, the discussion over this tragedy is becoming tangential, turning attention from the carnage taking...

Ali (RA) On Governance

This is the second part of the historic letter on good governance written by Hazrat Ali (KW) to Malik Al-Ashtar, governor-designate to Egypt. “Do not give up those...

Syria, and Then…

The US is again on the verge of launching yet another act of military aggression against an Arab and Muslim country. Military aggression is the worst international crime...

Ali (RA) On Governance

Last week I wrote about the exemplary rules of Hazrat Umar bin Khattab (RA) and Hazrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz (RA) and gave an abstract from the letter sent by Hazrat Ali...

Is This Racism?

On August 6, 2013, State House spokeswoman Jen Psaki made history by telling AP reporter Matt Lee that the US had “determined that we do not need to make a...

The People Want

Brushing aside a host of fashionable narratives to explain the Arab spring, Gilbert Achcar’s recent book, ‘The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab...

As Egypt Burns

Egypt has come to expose the lie and ludicrousness of exalted ideas like the international community and the civilised world. The world watches while the country...

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