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Dr. Abdul Alim

Dr. Abdul Alim is a national of Pakistan and is a physician with specialization in Public Health from University of Texas at Houston USA. He is a member of the reformist, democratic and moderate Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam which inspires his deep commitment to Human Rights, Social Justice, Peace and Secularism. He is an author and Editor on Islam, for The Muslim Times (www.themuslimtimes.Info), a global blog highlighting the positive and true character of Islam as a basis for peace building.

Professionally he is a member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and UN Development Policy Network. He has more than 20 years of work experience in development management related to governance in social sectors, more specifically in public policy, programme planning, and monitoring and evaluation. For the last 15 years he has worked with the United Nations in the developing world covering countries in South Asia, South East Asia, CEE/CIS, and the Middle East.

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

Pew Research: Muslim societies have sometimes faced criticism for failing to adequately educate women. Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai have contributed to this perception, raising the question of whether Islam itself hampers women’s education. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and […]

Islam’s New ‘Native Informants’

nybooks.com: Returning from Lebanon and Egypt in 2003, Edward Said wrote an angry dispatch in the London Review of Books on how the Iraq War as reported on Arabic TV channels portrayed a different conflict from the one reported by the American media, in which journalists were “as lost as the English-speaking soldiers they […]

Book Review: Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Source of the review: Goodreads Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.  When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers […]