Casting vote

Imaduddin Ahmed | The Friday Times Aug 29, 2005 I’ve experienced living as an “other” growing up, first in England, and later in some parts of the USA – I would feel the dehumanizing stares walking down the street, in restaurants, hotels or in the pub while with friends. To me, England’s St George’s cross…

Salahuddin Ahmed

Maulana Salahuddin Ahmed of Adabi Duniya fame, Lahore, 1964 Excerpt from Lahore: Portrait of a Lost City by Som Anand, Chapter 7 ‘Those who grieved’: (This account directly contradicts Nano’s first-hand account of the house burning, which was not empty, and which was apparently burnt down by a Hindu mob, not a Muslim one. Nonetheless, it is…

Notable Muslim thinkers

With thanks to Reza Aslan and Ziauddin Sardar. Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111) wrote many works, including Revival of the Religious Sciences in which he argues that God is movement itself. Another work is The Alchemy of Happiness. He criticised al-Hallaj for publicly disclosing that he had reached a level of spiritual unification with God. Ibn…