Of Wolves and Caliphates (Part 3)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Blog

Of Wolves and Caliphates (Part 3)

The Circus and the Clown By a twist of fate I started working in a position along with a close friend of mine in July 2010. He told me about this sensation that was sweeping across Pakistani media. So after work I went home and searched for Zaid Hamid. What I found was truly a shock to the system. I could not believe that so many of the concepts that we had only heard in gatherings of 20 people till that time were being aired on mainstream media inside Pakistan reaching millions of viewers. Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid was like a breath of fresh air in those days. His most famous program Economic...

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Of Wolves and Caliphates (Part 2)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Blog

Of Wolves and Caliphates (Part 2)

In the name of Allah most Beneficient most Merciful For the purpose of this blog entry remember HT = Hizb ut Tahrir and TJ = Tableeghi Jamaat. Hizb ut Tahrir: Before I go into a detailed discussion of why I do not accept Hizb ut Tahrir to be worthy of Muslim leadership, please remember that I am the biggest sinner on the face of the Earth. Let me repeat that this discussion is not an exercise in holier than thou rather my observations and experience of this party over many years. There are a lot of things to admire about Hizb ut Tahrir. These include some of the most learned people in issues...

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Of Wolves and Caliphates (Part 1)

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Blog

Of Wolves and Caliphates (Part 1)

In the name of Allah most Gracious most Merciful When I was 8 years old I came across two interesting chapters in a school book. One chapter was about Muslims being brothers to each other. Muslims do not care for borders that divide the Muslim world and it does not matter where a Muslim is from. This was a fascinating idea for me. The child in me began to dream of the amazing connection a person can have with so many other people all over the world. The chapter ended with the emphasis that the current sociopolitical order of borders and divisions within the Muslim world was wrong. It ended...

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The Unknown Sultan – Documentary

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Feature Slider

The Unknown Sultan – Documentary

  The Unknown Sultan Documentary Over a period of four years, I recorded and accumulated a lot of video footage and photographs related to history of the Irish Famine and the Muslim help sent during that time by the Ottomans. I came across a number of other stories while researching this event. Although these stories are not directly related to the historical events surrounding the Ottoman aid to Ireland but they are facts related to the Ottoman era and interestingly remain “unknown” to a lot of people. Developing the sound track for the documentary was difficult. Those who are...

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The Day and Night of the Living Dead

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Columns and Letters

The Day and Night of the Living Dead

We are living in interesting times. The socioeconomic and political scene is changing all over the world. Our think tank has discussed the current economic crisis and the devastating impact of greedy Capitalism in the past. There are obvious signs of collapse of this system across the world from America to Japan. We also believe that this crisis is only on a temporary hold due to government interventions like stimulus packages etc. The real disaster awaits us in the future. We really wish we could be more optimistic but unless the economic system is radically changed, the cycle of apparent...

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