Peace Dividend: When Films Helped Boost India-Pakistan Ties

By 2016, Pakistan emerged among the top five overseas markets for Bollywood films, which fuelled a multiplex boom in that country and also helped revive a comatose Pakistani movie industry

Saraswati: Hindu Centrepiece of Muslim Indonesia’s Embassy

The interest that the Saraswati statue on the premises of the Indoneisan embassy in Washington DC generated pushed me to know more about Indonesia, which is home to 12.7 percent of Muslims globally and is governed by five foundational principles including humanitarianism, democracy, and social justice

How Urdu-Speaking Muhajir Domination Shaped Pakistan

Urdu-Speaking Muhajirs accounted for 3.5 percent of united Pakistan’s population in the 1960s but they occupied 21 percent of the positions in the civil services that helped them shape the country in its infancy including through the adoption of their mother tongue as the national language

Medina Charter-Drawn Citizen Model: Marrakesh Declaration

Scholar Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah crafted the legal framework that inspired the declaration connecting early Islamic sources and the Prophet Muhammad's Charter of Medina with international human rights law for a model of equal, contractual citizenship as an Islamic principle