Ammar Anwer

  • TI am always gutted when I hear people in my society shouting at the top of their voices, peddling secularism as the opposite of – or antipodal to – religion. Generally our people consider secularism as a Western product and are never ready to accept it. They have always taken it as a ...

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  • TBlasphemy is the act of insulting, showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or that which is considered sacred.  In 1987, General Zia-ul-Haq ‘Islamised’ the blasphemy laws as part of a widespread policy of Islamisation. The blasphemy laws are now enshrined in section 295 ...

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  • TIslam is a religion and Muslims are the people who follow Islam. Islamism is the ideology that promotes the idea of imposing a particular interpretation of Islam over a community. The word “Islamist” was coined by a few members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were put in jails under the ...

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  • TIslam and the Muslims today are facing significant challenges. I believe that never in their history have they faced challenges of such great magnitude. Islam and the Muslims are slowly becoming a source of terror for the west. People have started doubting the intentions of the Muslims ...

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  • TAfter the end of World War 1 and with the establishment of League of Nations, the idea that all the nations should have their separate homelands had become a fundamental truth. According to this modern concept of nation-formation, a nation is formed by a common land, a common tradition, a common ...

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  • TISIS is a serious threat for the entire humanity. The harm that it has caused, and continues unabashedly, is indescribable, unspeakable and extremely horrendous. The most saddening aspect of this aching cruelty is that it has damaged the reputation of the entire Muslim community around the world, ...

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  • TIn 1834 a French scholar determined three stages of sociocultural evolution of humans and declared "Means Of Production" as a method to identify these periods or stages. According to him, the first period was of stones, when humans used stones, wood and bones to make weapons and other useful items. ...

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  • TIn most of the Islamic world, the word "secularism " often leads to extreme conditions of paranoia. Most of the conservative Muslims consider secularism as a well-planned conspiracy of the West to destroy our own Islamic system of running the state and other affairs. While many of us happily enjoy ...

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  • TFor as long as humans have existed, they have been through a continual evolutionary process. Their nutrition, their attire, their diction and their way of life have never been alike. Big changes occurred with time. It is said that in earlier times, humans were taller and mightier in strength ...

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  • TDeoband dignitaries started their struggle against the imperial subjugation of the Indo-Pak subcontinent at a time when nobody dared to utter a word against the British rule. The predicament of the Indians was unspeakable. Whenever the history of Indian independence is discussed, the name of the ...

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  • TIn the modern world, the idea of nations and nationality is widely acknowledged. After the end of World War I and with the establishment of the League Of Nations in 1920, the idea that all the nations should have their separate states had become a fundamental right. This concept, however, was not ...

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  • TI am always gutted when I hear people in my society shouting at the top of their voices that secularism is the opposite of, or antipodal to, religion. Generally our people consider secularism as a Western product and are never ready to accept it. They have always taken it as a pre-planned ...

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  • TSome days ago my friend shared Imran Khan’s article on his Facebook timeline. Despite being a critic of Khan's politics I always believed that he was a highly educated and a well-read man. After reading his article, I was forced to change my views. Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan ...

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