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  • SUFISM, IMPERIALISM AND TRIBALISM AMONG THE PAKHTUNS

    This book provides not only a detailed account of the mysterious personality of Bayazid Ansari, the Roshniya Movement but also explores the sixteenth century political, religious and cultural landscapes of the Pakhtuns’ borderland. It paints a picture mostly based on primary and authentic secondary sources and its scientific analysis of the tribal and spiritual resistance offered by the tribes to Mughal imperialism. It tries to present the contextual situation of the age obtaining around the event that has been buried in the sands of history. This work challenges the established concepts with regard to Bayazid and his movement terming it as incidental collaborators of the Mughals. Given its non-conformist approach the book will generate a debate among scholars on this very important episode of the Pakhtuns’ history.

    Prof. Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah
    Historian, former Dean FSS, QAU, Islamabad.

    The book under review paints a beautiful picture of the tribal and spiritual resistance offered by Pakhtun society against the tyranny of Mughal imperialism. It not only covers the mysterious aspects of Bayazid Ansari’s maverick personality, but also seeks to explain and interpret the intellectual basis of the Roshniya movement. Dr. Himayatullah certainly deserves appreciation, as he has successfully attempted to present the contextual situation of the age obtaining around events, the details of which still remain buried in the sands of history. He has also explored the roles of famous characters, with their thoughts and actions and has explained their strengths and weaknesses. His effort seems to be in accord with the requirements and standards of scientific inquiry. His scholarly effort also seems to be in line with the new parlance of modern historiography.

    Prof. Dr. Ghulam Qasim Marwat
    Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar.

    This is an incredibly valuable work of history and scholarship. Dr. Yaqubi’s work is thoroughly rooted in a deep consideration of the sources. Unlike other approaches that may interpret Bayazid through present day political aspirations, this work finds a way to interpret the context of Bayazid’s moment through a careful analysis of the Roshani and other contemporary works. That’s fantastic.

    Dr. William Sherman
    University of North Carolina, USA.
    ISBN: 9789694026695
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: BAYAZID ANSARI AND THE ROSHNIYA MOVEMENT
    Author: HIMAYATULLAH YAQUBI

     3,495
  • AIK SAFAY KI BADSHAHIYAT

    This is a blow by blow account of the Imran Khan regime 2018-2022 that promised so much and delivered so little.

    The “IK story” began in 2011 when Pakistan’s military establishment determined to secure a political alternative to the dynastic Bhutto-Sharif regimes that had alternated for over two decades. In 2014, the military prodded Imran to launch his narrative of “35 punctures”, a reference to the alleged “theft” of the 2013 elections that brought Nawaz Sharif to office. Winding its way through various long marches and dharnas to destabilise the Sharif regime, it roped in the Supreme Court under two Chief Justices of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar and Asif Khosa, to knock out Nawaz and culminated in the 2018 elections that were blatantly rigged to “select” Imran into office.

    This book charts Imran’s rise and fall, starting from the “Same Page” narrative of a firm partnership between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, that propped up his regime, to the time in 2021 when the same doctrine was abandoned after it became an acute embarrassment for the military and its chief.

    Interwoven into the fabric of Imran’s demagogic politics was the ruthless ambition of two generals, one of whom sought an extension in tenure (COAS General Bajwa) and the other an elevation to the post of army chief (DG-ISI General Faiz Hameed). In the event, this unholy team couldn’t manipulate the system to achieve its ends.

    This book charts the monthly miscalculations of Khan’s regime in the summer of 2021 after the transfer of General Faiz Hameed from the ISI to the Peshawar Corps, enabling the combined opposition to cobble the wherewithal of a successful No-Confidence Motion in April 2022 that finally felled Imran Khan.

    This book is an indispensable read for students of political science and history who wish to understand how even the best laid institutional plans of powerful people fall by the wayside at that altar of personal ambition.


    ISBN: 9789694026688
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: IMRAN KHAN KAY DOUR KA PAKISTAN
    Author: NAJAM SETHI

     3,995
  • BADASS HABITS

    Badass Habits is a eureka-sparking, easy-to-digest look at how our habits make us who we are, from the measly moments that happen in private to the resolutions we loudly broadcast (and, erm, often don’t keep) on social media. Habit busting and building goes way beyond becoming a dedicated flosser or never showing up late again–our habits reveal our unmet desires, the gaps in our boundaries, our level of self-awareness, and our unconscious beliefs and fears. Badass Habits features Jen’s trademark hilarious voice and offers a much-needed fresh take on the conventional wisdom and science that shape the optimism (or pessimism?) around the age-old topic of habits. The book includes enlightening interviews with people who’ve successfully strengthened their discipline backbones, new perspective on how to train our brains to become our best selves, and offers a simple, 21 day, step-by-step guide for ditching habits that don’t serve us and developing the habits we deem most important. Habits shouldn’t be impossible to reset–and with healthy boundaries, knowledge of–and permission to go after–our desires, and an easy to implement plan of action, we can make any new goal a joyful habit.
    ISBN: 9781984877437
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: CULTIVATE THE AWARENESS, BOUNDARIES, AND DAILY UPGRADES YOU NEED TO MAKE THEM STICK
    Author: JEN SINCERO

     2,995
  • WHEN YOU’RE READY, THIS IS HOW YOU HEAL

    Stop having hard conversations with people who don?t want to change.
    Stop showing up for people who are indifferent about your presence. Stop prioritizing people who make you an option. Stop loving people who aren?t ready to love you. The reality is that you exist in so many different forms and images and beliefs and stories?and yet, the only one that is ever really going to matter is the one you tell yourself. Healing is not a one-time event. It can begin with a one-time event ? typically some form of sudden loss that disrupts our projection of what the future might be. However, the true work of healing is allowing that disruption to wake us from a deep state of unconsciousness, to release the personas we adapted into, and begin consciously piecing together the full truth of who we were meant to be. In her follow-up collection to the international bestseller 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, Brianna Wiest shares 45+ new pieces that will help you find your inner sanctum and embark on the path of true transformation. Wiest?s words are a balm for any soul on the journey of their own becoming.

    ISBN: 9781949759440
    Publisher: THOUGHT CATALOG BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: BRIANNA WIEST

     2,995
  • GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS

    We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren?t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in a meeting; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat, and drink?a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, regardless of their complexity, operate outside of our awareness. We do them automatically. We do them by habit. And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower. We keep turning to our conscious selves, hoping that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail. But what if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to truly reach your goals?
    ISBN: 9781509864744
    Publisher: MACMILLAN
    Subtitle: THE SCIENCE OF MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES THAT STICK
    Author: WENDY WOOD

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  • DEEP WORK

    Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep Work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.
    ISBN: 9781455586691
    Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: RULES FOR FOCUSED SUCCESS IN A DISTRACTED WORLD
    Author: CAL NEWPORT

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  • THE 10X RULE

    Achieve “Massive Action” results and accomplish your business dreams!
    While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you’re after big goals, you don’t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also known as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

    The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clich?s and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.
    ISBN: 9780470627600
    Publisher: JOHN WILEY
    Subtitle: THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE
    Author: GRANT CARDONE

     4,495
  • WABI SABI

    The definitive guide that teaches you how to use the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to reshape every area of your life and find happiness right where you are.

    Fed up with the exhausting challenges of our fast-paced, consumption-driven existence, millions of people around the world are turning to timeless cultural traditions to find true meaning. In this transformative handbook, Beth Kempton introduces you to wabi sabi (?wah-bi sah-bi?), a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics that offers a whole new way of looking at the world.

    With roots in Zen and the Way of Tea, wabi sabi teaches you to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity, and accept the transient nature of all things. It inspires you to simplify everything and concentrate on what truly matters. Filled with simple yet profound wisdom, Wabi Sabi will help you slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself.

    From honoring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to aging with grace, Wabi Sabi teaches you find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.
    ISBN: 9780349421001
    Publisher: PIATKUS
    Subtitle: JAPANESE WISDOM FOR A PERFECTLY IMPERFECT LIFE
    Author: BETH KEMPTON

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  • DIGITAL MINIMALISM

    Most of us know that addiction to digital tools is costing us both productivity and peace. But giving them up completely isn’t realistic.

    We’re addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we’re stupid or shallow, but because they provide real value in the form of connection, community, affirmation, and information. Instagram is how you see new photos of your school friend’s baby. Texting is how you let your mum know you’re safe in a storm. Twitter is how you hear about breaking news in your industry. But these tools can also disrupt our ability to focus on meaningful work and live fully in the present. Must we choose between one or the other?

    Newport’s answer is no. In Digital Minimalism, he outlines a practical philosophy and plan for a mindful, intentional use of technology that maximises its benefits while minimising its drain on our attention, focus and time. Demonstrating how to implement a 30 day digital detox, this book will help you identify which uses of technology are actually helping you reach your goals, and which are holding back.

    If you care about improving your effectiveness but don’t want to become a Luddite or a social dropout this book can lead you to increased control over your time, attention, and energy and ultimately, a richer life. Read Digital Minimalism and you’ll never again mindlessly sacrifice your productivity to clickbait or lose 40 minutes of your evening to your Instagram feed.
    ISBN: 9780241453575
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: CHOOSING A FOCUSED LIFE IN A NOISY WORLD
    Author: CAL NEWPORT

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  • THE COMFORT BOOK

    THE COMFORT BOOK is Haig?s life raft: it?s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig?s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.

    ISBN: 9780143136668
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MATT HAIG

     2,995
  • THE DIVIDED SELF

    His groundbreaking exploration of the nature of madness, R.D. Laing’s The Divided Self illuminated the nature mental illness, making the mysteries of the mind comprehensible to a lay audience. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Professor Anthony S. David. First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition, but an outcome of the ‘divided self’, or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, ‘sane’ self that we present to the world. Laing’s radical approach to insanity offered a rich existential analysis of personal alienation and made him a cult figure in the 1960s, yet his work was most significant for its humane attitude, which put the patient back at the centre of treatment. R.D. Laing (1927-1989), one of the best-known psychiatrists of modern times, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. R.D. Laing’s writings range from books on social theory to verse, as well as numerous articles and reviews in scientific journals and the popular press. His many publications include The Divided Self, Self and Others, Interpersonal Perception, The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise, and Madness and Folly. If you enjoyed The Divided Self, you might like Sigmund Freud’s The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ‘One of the twentieth century’s most influential psychotherapists’ Guardian ‘Laing challenged the psychiatric orthodoxy of his time … an icon of the 1960s counter-culture’ The Times
    ISBN: 9780141189376
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: R. D. LAING

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  • DEAR MR JINNAH

    Islamabad: A new 432 pages book titled ?Dear Mr Jinnah? – 70 years in the life of a Pakistani civil servant by Salman Faruqui, a former high-ranking civil servant, offers a unique perspective on Pakistan?s history since independence.

    The memoir blends Faruqui?s personal reminiscences with eye witness accounts of key political developments in the country?s history from 1947 when he and his family were abruptly uprooted during the Partition, and till 2017, when he completed his tenure as the Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan.

    Faruqui served in the secretariats of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Prime Minister Junejo, and held some of the top civil service positions in the country, including Ambassador At Large, Secretary General to the President of Pakistan, and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission. This memoir provides a rich tapestry of anecdotes that illuminate Pakistan?s tumultuous political landscape. ?Dear Mr Jinnah? acts as both a tribute to the nation?s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and a reflection on the hopes and disappointments of a seasoned civil servant. The book delves into the challenges, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted roadblocks that Pakistan has faced over its seventy years as a nation. Faruqui?s insightful and thought-provoking insider perspective sheds light on the complexities of Pakistani politics.

    With a memorable line ?nothing moves with a clear destination within Pakistan, except the mighty Indus.? Pakistan?s historian Professor wrote ?There is much here for students of history and a general readership to learn and benefit from?.
    ISBN: 9789697162826
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: 70 YEARS IN THE LIFE OF A PAKISTANI CIVIL SERVANT
    Author: SALMAN FARUQUI

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  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF PAKISTAN

    This book defines and explains the 1973 Constitution with the help of the case law of Pakistan, India and other countries. It also refers to the previous constitutions of Pakistan for guidance. Its special focus is on the Objectives Resolution, division of powers between the President and Prime Minister, the constitutional role of the Armed Forces, the role of the superior judiciary in interpreting the constitution and constitutional issues, emergency provisions, federalism and Islamic provisions, etc. There is also significant discussion on the provision and enforcement of fundamental rights.

    The author takes the reader step by step through each and every article of the constitution, discussing it threadbare and placing it in its proper juristic context. The author gives his own views on the subject of Article 2 A (Objectives Resolution) and also cites the views of several well known jurists. The decisions of various judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the four High Courts are also incorporated. In this context, the speeches of the Quaid-e-Azam. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Liaqat Ali Khan and Biarat Chandra Mandle (a minority representative) are also relied upon. The author has also elaborated fundamental rights, relying upon support from the Holy Quran and the judgments of the superior courts of Pakistan and India and some other countries. Finally, the book highlights the role of ‘Principles of Policies’ in the governance of the State and in the interpretation of fundamental rights.
    ISBN: 9694023734
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: TEXT, CASE LAW AND ANALYTICAL COMMENTARY (2ND REVISED & UPDATED EDITION) 3 VOLUMES
    Author: SYED SHABBAR RAZA RIZVI

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  • HOW TO KNOW A PERSON

    A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives-from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain If you are going to care for someone, you must first understand them. If you re going to hire, marry, or befriend someone, you have to be able to see them. If you are going to work closely with someone, you have to be able to make them feel recognized and valued. As David Brooks observes, “The older I get, the more I come to the certainty that there is one skill at the center of any healthy family, company, classroom, community or nation: the ability to see each other, to know other people, to make them feel valued, heard and understood.” And yet we humans don t do this well. All around us are people who feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. In How to Know a Person, Brooks sets out to help us to do better, posing questions that are essential for all of us. If you want to know a person, what kind of attention should you cast on them? What kind of conversations should you have? What parts of a person s story should you pay attention to? Driven by his trademark sense of curiosity, Brooks draws from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and from the worlds of theatre, history, and education, to present a welcoming, hopeful, integrated approach to human connection. How to Know a Person helps readers become more understanding and considerate towards others; it helps readers find the joy that comes from being seen. Along the way it offers a possible remedy for a society that is riven by fragmentation, hostility, and misperception. The act of seeing another person, Brooks argues, is a profoundly creative act: How can we look somebody in the eye and see something large in them, and in turn, see something larger in ourselves? How to Know a Person is for anyone searching for connection, seeking to understand and yearning to be understood.
    ISBN: 9780241670293
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: THE ART OF SEEING OTHERS DEEPLY AND BEING DEEPLY SEEN
    Author: DAVID BROOKS

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  • IT’S OK TO BE ANGRY ABOUT CAPITALISM

    Bernie Sanders has changed US politics forever Owen Jones It s OK to be angry about capitalism. It s OK to want something better. Bernie Sanders takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled greed, and rigged against ordinary people. Where a handful of oligarchs have never had it so good, with more money than they could spend in a thousand lifetimes, and the vast majority struggle to survive. Where a decent standard of living for all seems like an impossible dream. How can we accept an economic order that allows three billionaires to control more wealth than the bottom half of our society? How can we accept a political system that allows the super-rich to buy elections and politicians? How can we accept an energy system that rewards the fossil fuel corporations causing the climate crisis? How can we let it happen any longer? We must demand fundamental economic and political change. This is where the path forward begins. It s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism presents a vision of what would be possible if the political revolution took place. If we would finally recognize that economic rights are human rights, and work to create a society that provides them. This isn t some utopian fantasy; this is democracy as we should know it. Is it really too much to ask?
    ISBN: 9780241643280
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: BERNIE SANDERS

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  • MY PAKISTAN


    ISBN: A6500
    Publisher: BOOK HOME
    Subtitle:
    Author: ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO

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  • TINDERBOX

    In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, M.J. Akbar embarks on a historical whodunnit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events, people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. He brings an impressive array of research, perception and analysis to solve this puzzle with a fluent, engaging narrative style, making a difficult subject deceptively accessible. There could be no better guide to the subcontinent s past, and a glimpse into its future.
    ISBN: 9789350291948
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF PAKISTAN
    Author: M. J. AKBAR

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  • DISPATCHES OF RESILIENCE

    Mohsin Dawar, an influential and fearless voice in Pakistan?s contemporary politics, presents a collection of his articles charting the rise of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and the National Democratic Movement (NDM). Framed with a new introduction, this captivating anthology dives into a world of conflict and social injustices. Dawar unflinchingly tackles topics of terrorism, displacement and the fight for human rights, presenting a nuanced understanding of these issues.

    ?The spectre of violence has marked the stunning landscape of Waziristan, denying its hardworking people peace and prosperity from the 1880s until now. All stakeholders need to hear and pay heed to Mohsin Dawar?s passionate voice and reasoned proposals.?
    ? Ashraf Ghani, Former President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

    ?The author, a representative of the people of North Waziristan, reveals the devastating consequences of misguided policies of the Pakistani state that allowed terrorist organisations to flourish in the region.?
    ? Farhatullah Babar, Former Senator

    ?Mohsin Dawar boldly questions policies of the Pakistani state that have resulted in the rise of the Taliban and are responsible for many of Pakistan?s problems. Even those who disagree with his views will find that the questions he raises must be addressed before Pakistan can reimagine itself as a fully functional democratic federation.?
    ? Husain Haqqani, Former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S

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    ?This collection of articles helps engage with the sensitivities and political sensibilities of young Pushtuns in the tribal belt of Pakistan. Seen primarily from the terrorism lens, the world outside the area forgot to see the agony caused by decades of war in which the population was immersed deliberately? there is a lot we can hear and see in this important compilation.?
    ? Ayesha Sidiqqa, Author of Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan?s Military Economy
    ISBN: 9789697834600
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE FIGHT FOR LIFE IN PAKISTAN
    Author: MOHSIN DAWAR

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  • UNDER THE GUN

    ?Under the Gun displays Niloufer Siddiqui?s meticulous research about a relatively fresh subject of violence as a strategy of political parties in Pakistan. Its three-fold analytical framework includes models of the intra-party infrastructure of violence (MQM), outsourcing to violence specialists (PPP] and forming electoral alliances with militant groups (PML-N), along with a dual model of adopting non-violence in the core area of support and violence in the party?s outpost (ANP). This fantastic study of formal and informal political actors in Pakistan unravels the role of state capacity, ethnicity, party organisation and local strongmen in the context of vote politics.?
    ? Mohammad Waseem, Lahore University of Management Sciences

    ?Under the Gun breaks new grounds in providing a theoretically informed, methodologically robust and comparatively insightful account of the understudied violence stemming from political parties in Pakistan. A brilliant book and a must-read for all Pakistan and South Asia specialists and young researchers.?
    ? Farhan Siddiqui, Quaid-e-Azam University

    ?In this impressive and in-depth academic endeavour, Niloufer Siddiqui studies the intersections of violence and democracy. Investigating how parties organise and structure violence in strategic and relational ways, Under the Gun creatively argues for the need to consider the incentives, costs and capacity associated with party violence. Using data gathered through extensive fieldwork and surveys conducted in Pakistan, Siddiqui?s scholarship has made an exciting contribution to our understanding of contemporary Pakistani politics. An important and timely read.?
    ? Zoha Waseem, University of Warwick
    ISBN: 9789697834587
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: POLITICAL PARTIES AND VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN
    Author: NILOUFER A. SIDDIQUI

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  • THE ORIGINS AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF SHIA ISLAM

    Backed with thorough and original research, this book is a study of Shi?a Islam based mainly on the oldest historical sources, rather than on heresiographical works, thus filling a serious gap in the field of academic study. Here, the author has reconstructed and presented the development of an Islamic ideal in the form of Shi?ism: that of a particular vision of religious leadership which derives its authority directly from the person of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and which, therefore, enjoys divine sanction in deciding all cases of conscience. Presented here is a rare confluence of traditional and critical scholarship, leading to the emergence of a most authoritative and comprehensive account of a crucial development in the formative period of Islamic history. This is both a theological and sociological study. The chapters on the abdication of Imam Hasan (RA) and the social structure of the city of Kufa, present new material and interpretation.

    In a nutshell, his talent encompass[es] a complete grasp of the subject, a flawless writing style and a method of presentation meeting Western standards of dispassionate inquiry?should be considered the best book on the subject?
    The Pakistan Times

    ?[This] is without doubt a very precious and welcome addition to the literature of Sh?ia Islam?The theme of this book is immense. The secular historian will find here a reservoir of accurate facts which may help to correct the inaccuracies and distortions which mar even learned works of intensive research.
    Islamic Studies

    The fact that the study has drawn heavily on historical sources of both Shi?a and Sunni persuasions, as opposed to merely heresiographical writings, gives credence to the work and brings to light some findings hitherto obscure to scholars?The book is not merely a history of Shi?a Islam, but also a source of researched and analytical information on a variety of historical topics?
    The Muslim World
    ISBN: 9780190708696
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: S. H. M. JAFRI

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