The whole Roedad

The whole Roedad

The journey of a man, and an institution, through the decades

Herald Exclusive: In conversation with William J Glover

Herald Exclusive: In conversation with William J Glover

On how colonial history shaped urban and rural settlements in Punjab

Is Islam a political system? Part 2 of 2

Is Islam a political system? Part 2 of 2

On the literature claiming to present Islam as a political system

Is Islam a political system? Part 1 of 2

Is Islam a political system? Part 1 of 2

On the literature claiming to present Islam as a political system

Wrong  number

Wrong number

On the irksome SIM verification and its suspect efficacy In the first week of December 2014, two men knocked on Shazia Bibi’s door and asked her to step outside. Wary and vigilant, as most are these days, she remained inside. … Continue reading

Deradicalising education: Can tolerance be forcefully taught?

Deradicalising education: Can tolerance be forcefully taught?

In a recent Herald forum on madrasa reform, Humeira Iqtidar, a lecturer of South Asian politics at King’s College, London, remarked that “to try to forcefully teach tolerance is oxymoronic.” In the light of recent terror attacks in Pakistan and … Continue reading