Dr Zafar-Islam Khan

Dr Zafar-Islam Khan is an author and journalist based in New Delhi. He is currently editor and publisher of The Milli Gazette which focuses on issues concerning the Muslim community. He is also the founder and chairman of Charity Alliance, author and translator of over 40 books in Arabic, English and Urdu and has contributed to the Encyclopaedia of Islam. He is a regular commentator on Al Jazeera and BBC Arabic and his writings appear in Arabic newspapers and magazines. He has been consecutively been elected as President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat.
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Arabic Language: Past, Present & Future

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Arabic is the main surviving language of the Semitic family. It is spoken in the Arab East and Arab West, popularly known as the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in East and West Africa. It is the fourth most popular language in the world after English, French and Spanish. Arabic is the official language of the members of the League of Arab States (Arab League), which embraces 23 countries from Oman on the Arabian Sea to Morocco and Mauritania on the Atlantic. It is also spoken as the first or second language in countries neighbouring the Arab

Why would Muslims hate ‘the West’? A history of ‘Islamic Extremism’

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I was recently invited to present at an international conference titled: “How to understand and Co-exist with Radical Islām.” After reading the concept paper, it was clear from the very first paragraph that the issue at hand was with “Islamic terrorism” and that, according to the writer of the concept paper, the only terror that exists in the world or that should be fought is ‘Islamic Terror’, indicating that ”terrorists are immersed in Islamic history and doctrine.” It then goes on to say that “The world has yet to devise a strategy to understand, manage or counter the menace,” and