Delusion of knowledge is worse than not knowing. In contrast, admitting to one's limit of knowledge is considered to be a hallmark of learned people. Whereas the knowledge has spread far and wide in this age of media, a behavior exhibiting a 'delusion of knowing' has probably also seen a rise. Click on the picture to read more!
Whereas the education is generally assessed through literary rates, number of schools, qualifications, publications and the ‘bright careers’, a frequently ignored side to this is that what is the crux of all this education and what sort of educated society do we envision? Are human values an important part of it and should it be a defining part among ‘educated people’? The answer should of course be 'yes' but are we really going in that direction? Click on the picture above to learn more!
It's been 19 years since the esteemed Islamic scholar, historian, and literate, Maulana Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi, passed away (on 31st December 1999). The variety and extent of his contributions is mesmerizing to say the least! Today, he is still remembered due to his services and, particularly, through his writings which haven been translated in various languages. This article is a brief obituary in his remembrance; click on the picture above and read it through!
The brutal murder of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has been grabbing global attention since two months and will likely continue doing so. While the investigations are still underway and the culprits are still being looked for, the American President, Donald Trump, released a statement regarding his stance on November 20th. The statement disappointed many and ironically began with the remark 'The world is a very dangerous place!' Click on the picture to learn how the world can actually become an even more dangerous place in the light of this statement!
"A myopic worldview has generally tied ‘extremism’ with specific communities — much of the world has put the blame of extremism on Muslims while the Muslims, in turn, have tried to throw it at particular ‘religious’ groups. However, this ‘erroneous perception’ bars us from identifying ‘extremist tendencies’ beyond the communities/groups whom we’ve comfortably put the blame upon!" Click on the picture to read more!
Since the advent of the British colonialists in the Indian subcontinent, the Muslims of this region (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) have largely remained divided in the camps of conservatives (termed 'Mullahs') and liberals (called 'Misters' in archaic terms). Recently, the case of Asia Bibi in Pakistan became typical manifestation and a hotbed for this century old divide. How should we approach such matters as a nation? Click on the picture to read my opinion!