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Time To Wake Up

Time to Wake Up! An Invitation to join the AMU Policy Council For the last seventy years the AMU community has been on a sabbatical; absent from a leadership role, hiding in the ivory tower of self-interest. The sabbatical mindset has so overtaken us that now we want to declare Saturday as our official holiday. Confronted as we are with the multifaceted challenges today, I believe that it is about time to work hard; to…

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Muslim University, the Bridge Course and Dr. Rashid Shaz

Some of Sir Syed’s views and beliefs (e.g. on heaven, angels, jinns, nature, miracles etc.) were contrary to the consensus of majority of scholars. Despite their opposition he did not change his views. However, when he established Madrasat-ul-Uloom, and later MAO College he kept his personal views separate from the institution and did not try to impose them upon the students of his college. Later when he established Department of Theology in the College he…

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Reinventing the Muslim Mind

Ever since I read Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation and Peter D. Kramer’s Listening to Prozac I am wondering if Prozac, Ritalin, Zoloft and the like wonder drugs that help millions of people regain their self-esteem can also be employed in infusing a creative confidence in the Muslim mind. As Prozac or fluoxetine works as a neurotransmitter, it effectively increases the level of Serotonin in the brain, the low level of which is said to be…

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