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Iqbal and Love of Prophet Mohammad (Salae Allah Aleha Wsalam)


Added by Ameer Alam on February 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Join the NED Alumni Convention, July 18, 2009 at Anaheim, CA


Added by Ameer Alam on June 30, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Emerging Iranian Space Program

The Satellite Launch

"Dear Iranians, your children have put the first indigenous satellite into orbit," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a television address. "With this launch the Islamic Republic of Iran has officially achieved a presence in space." In the face of world opposition and sanctions, Iran has joined a very exclusive club of those countries that have managed to orbit a satellite using their own launch vehicle. On Feb 2, 2009 around 1835 UTC Iran… Continue

Added by Ameer Alam on April 12, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Indian Space Probe - Chandrayaan-1

Chandrayaan-1 - A great leap forward

The successful launch and lunar operations of the first Indian unmanned moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 is a remarkable milestone of Indian science. It was the 68th of the lunar missions that began with the Soviet Luna 1 launch on 02 January 1959. The total cost of the mission is approximately $83 million. On landing an impact probe on the moon surface from a lunar orbiting spacecraft India joins the elite club of space fairing nations that… Continue

Added by Ameer Alam on December 3, 2008 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Presidential Address by Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Muslim League Lahore 1940

Ladies and Gentlemen:

[[1]] We are meeting today in our session after fifteen months. The last session of the All-India Muslim League took place at Patna in December 1938. Since then many developments have taken place. I shall first shortly tell you what the All-India Muslim League had to face after the Patna session of 1938. You remember that one of the tasks, which was imposed on us and which is far from completed yet, was to… Continue

Added by Ameer Alam on March 22, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dr Mohammad Iqbal's 1930 Presidential Address at Allahbad

Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s 1930 Presidential Address

to the 25th Session of the All-India Muslim League

Allahabad, 29 December 1930

*[[1]]* Islam and Nationalism

*[[2]]* The Unity of an Indian Nation

*[[3]]* Muslim India Within India

*[[4]]* Federal States

*[[5]]* Federation As Understood in the Simon Report

*[[6]]* Federal Scheme As Discussed in the Round Table Conference

*[[7]]* The… Continue

Added by Ameer Alam on March 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Ruttie & Jinnah

Ruttie & Jinnah – A remarkable story of love

After his return to India Jinnah chose Bombay for his residence since he no longer had any interest in Karachi after the demise of his mother and his wife. His father joined him there and died in Bombay on the 17th of April 1902, soon after Jinnah had started his political career.

In the next two decades after his return from…


Added by Ameer Alam on January 22, 2008 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

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    In Memory of UC Berkeley's Pakistani-American Professor Saba Mahmood (1962-2018)

    Dr. Saba Mahmood, professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, passed away on March 10, 2018.  She was only 56 years old when her life was cut short by pancreatic cancer.  She is survived by her husband Professor Charles Hirschkind and son Nameer Hirschkind. Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1962, she came to the United States in 1981. She received her PhD in anthropology…


    Posted by Riaz Haq on March 19, 2018 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

    World Happiness Report 2018: Pakistan Jumps 5 Places to 75 Among 156 Nations

    Pakistanis are happier than all of their neighbors, according to the World Happiness Report 2018. Pakistan rose from 80th place in 2017 to 75th place this year while all of its neighbors slid from last year's happiness rankings.

    Comparison With Neighbors:

    Bangladesh dropped 5 spots to 115 while India slid 11 places to 133 among 156 nations…


    Posted by Riaz Haq on March 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

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