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  • Afghanistan and the Democratic Process

    Afghanistan / Afghanistan and the Democratic Process

    The Afghans have been a pivot between powerful imperialist contenders for centuries at a stretch, and every Afghan ruler had to ally with either the Russians or the British in order to survive in the Great Game of power.

  • The End is Nigh

    Belief / The End is Nigh

    However much we try to consolidate these pieces, to try to make a full picture in our mind, the picture cannot be a perfect concurrence.

  • Al Qaeda – the Universal

    Global Phenomenon / Al Qaeda – the Universal

    It does seem to be a sarcastic guess, but the most plausible Universal Truth seems to be ‘Terror’ and its brand name - Al Qaeda. For many the story of Al Qaeda starts with Osama Bin Laden’s arrival in Peshawar, Pakistan, sometimes between 1988 and 1989. But it would really be a waste to try to comprehend Truth without going a little back into history.

  • Quran - Characterization of the Book

    Belief / Quran - Characterization of the Book

    Before delving in the Book we must ask what should the criteria that can set apart this Book from other books be, and what proof should we demand from the Book so we can be definite that indeed it is a book not written by human agency ... this essay will not aim to fulfill a generalized criteria for the Book to be divine, rather it will aim at asking the Book itself, what it has to say of itself - if indeed it is from the All-Knowing and if indeed it is the all-telling.

  • Al Rehman (55) - An Exegesis

    Belief / Al Rehman (55) - An Exegesis

    This humble effort of attemptig to explain surah Al Rehman is not any ultimate explanation nor is it closed to correction, it is only the first steps to exploration in the Quran, to which the Quran invites us by summoning ‘why do you not think’ and ‘why do you not use your sense’, several times in its discourse.