Good Governance Early Muslim Style

some reads are timeless and speak to every generation.
at the occasion of Eid ul Fitr i thought i should share one such read that a friend emailed today
Eid Mubarak to all!

Ali ibin Abi Talib, the fourth Caliph and son-in-law of the Prophet Moha

mmed peace be upon him, wrote a long letter of guidance after appointing Maalik al-Ashtar to be Governor of Egypt. He advises the new governor that his administration will succeed only if he governs with concern for justice, equity, probity and the prosperity of all.
The passages excerpted below illustrate the timeless applicability of Hazrat Ali’s admonitions. The letter itself is contained in the Nahjal Balaagha which is a collection of the letters and speeches of the fourth Caliph. Continue reading

back in lahore

students learning about in vitro fertilization to make disease free potato seeds at the tissue cell lab in skardu

I arrived in Lahore late last night. It took longer to make the regular four hour journey by road from Islamabd to Lahore, than it did to make the much longer journey from Skardu to Islamabad. The two day journey by road over the perilous KKH (Karakoram Highway) is magically and mercifully condensed into a 50 minute flight that operates once daily, for those who wish to wait for it. Continue reading