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The Dilemma of English-Language Teachers in Pakistan

A Linguistic Analysis The English language has assumed the role of the lingua franca of today. From officials to academics in the non-English societies, all have recourse more to English than their indigenous languages. In a way, English has now seated itself so deep into the drivers of modernization that no society can make it to the comity of culturally-civilized, …

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Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and His Contribution to Muslim Resurgence

Introduction Following the suppression of the War of Independence of 1857, the burden of responsibility fell squarely upon the Muslims, though the Hindus had equally spearheaded the ‘revolt’ against the British. Whereas the Muslim found themselves in the bad books of the rulers, they latter took the Hindus for their blue-eyed boy. The nightmare of ruthless persecution by the British …

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Language Imperialism

The Curious Case of Pakistan Pakistan is a multilingual state; having six major and a spate of minor languages spoken far and wide. Urdu has been adopted constitutionally as the National Language while English, like during the lordship of the British lords, assumes the official character. The former is the mother tongue of nearly eight percent of the population; it, …

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Islam as the Harbinger of Feminism

Islam is all about feminism. Feminism, if taken as a movement toward gender egalitarianism, had been spearheaded by Islam long before the idea was known to the Western world, where it is a recent phenomenon. In the West, it developed in the eighteenth century when people sought in what is now known as the ‘first wave’ of the very rudimentary …

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Women in ISLAM Myth and Reality

“Islam has catapulted women’s standing from below the earth to so high that Paradise lies at her feet.” Perhaps out of crude ignorance, or a sheer malice towards Islam, the western academia has been spewing out a well-contrived propaganda of hatchet job; though it has largely coloured the true place women have been accorded by Islam, it has prejudicially turned …

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Iqbal’s Philosophy of Nationalism

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”— Al Hujurat 49:13 In a tradition in Abu Dawud, the Apostle of Allah is …

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