On the role and importance of civic engagement for and by Muslims, especially in North America. Originally written for the ISNA publication Islamic Horizons.
Just some thoughts on ‘Waderai ka Beta’ and how it may or may not lead to behavior change.
The Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health project serves as a wonderful testament to the application of social innovation to real-world problems, and effectively applies the framework of social entrepreneurship to health care. As the enterprises flourish, they will foster social inclusion and address disparities in mental health. The research, in turn, will enable caregivers and service providers to deliver better services to marginalized communities.
Came across a passage while reading that reminded me of that famous ‘strong-man’ mentality that has prevailed so often in … More
How to think about systems innovation; from ping-ponging between systematization and empathy, how do we approach ways that combine the two? Do we improve,combine,reinvent,or transform? Some takeaways from Charles Leadbeater at SiG@MaRS.
Searching for silver linings on a cloudy, cloudy day: three jailed Pakistani cricketers, a system imprisoned by incompetence, and the possibility of respite.
This is brilliant.
“Almost the whole of my text at the moment, in my head as I fall asleep, is summed up by the word “contempt”. Contempt, in politics, for the hypocrisy, the double standards, the double dealing, the corruption and the moral suasion. It’s almost impossible for me to explain just how deeply I feel contempt. I want to go into detail – and I think you’ll be rather shocked, and I hope rather edified, by what I have to say.”
Note: This was originally written for the IBA newsletter in spring 2006, based off an interview Sarim and I did. For … More
Note: This is part of a political reporting assignment for a very interesting summer course I took this year at … More
Why I think Man Utd vs Barcelona at Wembley will be a closer affair than most seem to think: principally, form and Ferguson.