Sunday, December 18, 2016

Aleppo, Syria: A Shia Sunni fight?

Now a days our social media is full of news regarding the atrocities being committed in Aleppo, Syria. This reminds me of October, 1990 and a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl named Nayirah. Before reading any further you should spend just four minutes and watch Nayirah to get the full impact at

Nayirah was not who she was presented to be. She was the daughter of Saud

Thursday, October 6, 2016

پیسہ ، صارفیت اور ھمارا مستقبل

This is a three part presentation. Here is the first part in which I present history of money, then how it is generated now and its problems.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

مادیت اور ھمارا نظام تعلیم

This is a multi-part presentation dealing with the issue of how current education, especially our higher education system, is promoting a materialistic world view and what should we do about it. The slides are in English but the narration is in Urdu. Here is first part

This is part-2

Here is the last part

Friday, January 8, 2016

Money Creation and Islamic Banks

Creation of Money and Islamic Banks

Dr. Asad Zaman[1]

1      Introduction

In ancient times, alchemists searched for the secrets of turning base metals into gold. In modern times, the fractional reserve banking system has turned the dreams of the alchemists into a reality. However, the secrets of credit creation by banks are kept hidden from the general public. For this reason, discussions and controversies about Islamic banking have not mentioned this crucial issue, even though rulings about the legitimacy or otherwise of financial transaction within Islamic law depend on it. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pakistani & Egyptian Armies and the Current Yemen Crisis

Why Saudi Arabia is so hell bent on getting Pakistani army into Yemen instead of Egyptian army? This is a question that has been bothering me for the last several weeks. All the discussion in Pakistan has been that since Saudi Arabia has asked us, so should we or should we not send our army into Yemen. My question is, why SA is not so much interested in Egyptian army? After all the current head of Egypt is an army man, who received 20 billion dollars from SA and other Gulfy friends,

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Why and how should we confront capitalism? (2/2)

Part one of this article is at P1 
Fortunately we are at a point where we have not lost all to global capitalism yet. Our leaders are rapidly pushing us in that direction in the name of progress but like in almost all fields, thanks to corruption, the progress is slow. So we have a God sent opportunity to take stock of our situation and think of ways to fight this global menace.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Why and how should we confront capitalism? (1/2)

Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer with more than 4,300 stores in the United States and over 8,000 worldwide, with global sales topping $400 billion in 2009. Walton family owns Wal-Mart, and they own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. Many research studies have thoroughly documented the negative impacts of  Wal-Mart  on local economies. These studies have shown that in cities and towns where Wal-Mart opened its stores the local stores went out of business and unemployment rose.  After a single Wal-Mart opened in Chicago in September 2006, 82 of the 306 small  businesses in the surrounding neighborhood had gone out of business by March  2008. The common customer thinks that he/she is getting a better price but that is not necessarily true and definitely not in the long run. Why, you would ask.