Islam’s history in Pakistan: From the Umayyads to the nation state

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The armies of this Ummah will be sent to Sind and Hind” (Ahmad). Indeed they were sent, and they opened Al-Hind to a subsequent 1200-odd years of Islamic rule in the Indian Subcontinent – a period in which Islam and its adherents made significant religious, artistic, philosophical, cultural, social and political contributions. The arrival of the Muslims to the provinces of Sindh … Continue reading Islam’s history in Pakistan: From the Umayyads to the nation state

Border Tensions between China and India

On 4th July 2017, China accused the Indian army of provocatively violating the border with China. This follows the 29th June Chinese statement that the withdrawal of Indian troops, from what it said was its territory, was a "precondition" for a "meaningful dialogue" over the border stand-off. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, "We urge the Indian side to withdraw troops back to the Indian … Continue reading Border Tensions between China and India