Amjad Mustafa

About Amjad

Languages

English, Urdu

I'm passionate about

Human development through education.
Poverty alleviation through science and technology.
Peace through people to people communication and cooperation.

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Amjad Mustafa
Posted over 2 years ago
Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran
I quite agree with what has been said about the holy Book by Nuriz Azan but would like to clarify her remarks about touching the Quran. Whatever has been said in the Book about touching it is just etiquette not an ordinance. In order to propagate this message to people at large the holy Book is going to be offered to others to read or have look at it. So, it is not meant to discourage others from touching it without ‘wudhu’.
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Amjad Mustafa
Posted over 2 years ago
Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran
Many thanks to respectable Lesley Hazleton for trying to understand the holy book without any preconceived notions and having the courage to explain it correctly to such a good audience. I would love to read more of her works.
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Amjad Mustafa
Posted over 2 years ago
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Inside a school for suicide bombers
Battles are not won on battle grounds but on moral grounds. There is no reason to believe that this documentary is not true. So, if this is true, it simply exposes the great game of the Afghan war. The super power of the day and its allies are on the wrong foot from day one of this Afghan war. The arrogance of their military – industrial might did not allow them to think and face an ‘uncivilized’ challenge in a civilized manner. If Osama bin Laden was to be killed in such a small scale sting operation then what was the hurry to invade a barren, tribal land without any army, with such a force that is now bogged down there for the last 12 years. Now, if we know that there are breeding grounds for suicide bombers or so called ‘jihadis’ what should be our reaction? Not the same knee-jerk reaction that is now being played in the tribal areas of Pakistan with drone attacks in which more than 95 percent of the casualties are civilian men, women and children. The drone attacks in it selves are another kind of breeding grounds for revengeful ‘jihadis’. Civilized people, like Bill Gates, would tell us from their experience that no breeding grounds can be destroyed with drones. Nor such ‘mosquitoes’ can be eradicated individually by clapping hands. Rest assured that these so called ‘jihadis’ can never win because they have no moral grounds or religious grounds for the atrocities they are committing. They are exploiting that religion of peace which says that no harm should be inflicted upon non-combatants, women, children, trees or wells in any kind of war. But they have their nuisance value and they are destroying not only innocent young ones but the whole communities. On the other hand, with drone attacks we do not destroy their breeding grounds but our moral grounds. We will have to embark upon a course of action that has been overlooked or neglected. That is, education of those communities. It is only through education that we can win this war against ignorance and poverty.