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Saleena Karim

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Saleena Karim is from Nottingham, England. She is a freelance writer, researcher, editor, and artist. She is the founder of the Jinnah Archive and a co-founder and admin of the Visionary Fiction Alliance. She has authored two books on Pakistan's founding history. The critically acclaimed Secular Jinnah (2005) recounted her discovery that a famous quote attributed to MA Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan, and which is frequently cited by academics as supporting evidence of his political ideology, was in fact fabricated. Her second book, Secular Jinnah & Pakistan (2010) is a detailed treatise on Jinnah's political life as well as the ongoing debate over the historical significance of the Pakistan movement, containing independent research ...more


We know that all visionary fictionis a form of social commentary, but is it alsotrue the other way round?My latest article for the VFA explores this question, with a special focus on a writer who is also promoting a form of visionary fiction. For the full article, click the link. - SK Science fiction
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“Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions, and learn to determine the value of your individual and collective action, however directed on material ends, in the light of the ideal which you are supposed to represent. Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.”
Muhammad Iqbal, Sir
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This novel reminded me simultaneously of two movies: Groundhog Day and Equilibrium. Damon lives in a future world where Unity (his hometown) appears utopian at first glance, but which is in fact enslaved under an authoritarian regime that is systemat ...more
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I read this book last year. The concept behind it is to introduce the reader to the works of Iqbal, whilst aiming to teach his indescribable 'secret' (which is connected to the Islamic worldview and the human aim of immortality).

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“Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions, and learn to determine the value of your individual and collective action, however directed on material ends, in the light of the ideal which you are supposed to represent. Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.”
Muhammad Iqbal, Sir

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