Muslims Should Behave Rationally, Not Just Emotionally, Says Renowned Pakistani Intellectual Mobarak Haider at a Talk Organised By New Age Islam Foundation
By New Age Islam News Bureau
26 April 2014
Mr Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam and Mr Mobarak Haider, Intellectual, Thinker, writer and activist from Pakistan.
New Age Islam Foundation organised a special talk by the renowned Pakistani intellectual Mr. Mobarak Haider, at its Delhi office premises. Mr. Haider is the author of two seminal books “Tehzeebi Nargisiat” (Cultural Narcissism) and “Mubaalghe, Mughaalte” (Exaggerations, Misconceptions), which are widely regarded as the revival of brainstorming, critical thinking and intellectual introspection among the modern progressive Muslims the world over. Mr. Mobarak Haider is also director of the South Asia Free Media Association, Lahore.
Initiating the talk, Mr. Sultan Shahin, the chairman of New Age Islam Foundation and Editor-in-chief, New Age Islam, introduced the guest to the mixed gathering of Muslim and Hindu scholars, journalists and writers. He extended deep gratitude to him for accepting his invitation to the event.
Welcoming Dr. Mobarak Haider, Mr. Sultan Shahin told the audience of his great admiration for the bravery of Pakistani Muslim intellectuals who are literally putting their necks on the chopping block in order to speak the truth about Islam and take on the hardliners. "This is all the more praiseworthy, in my view," he said, "as Indian Muslim intellectuals are not in the least visible in this battle, though the Islamist hardliners here in India are not yet in a position to go violent."