Aliya Anjum

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Aliya Anjum lives in a city by the sea, by the name of Karachi in Pakistan.

Aliya has donned many a persona: an international banker with a French and a British Bank, a volunteer setting up the marketing department of an NGO that builds schools for the least privileged in Pakistan, a graduate student in the US, a struggling consultant, a TV live show anchor for a brief bit, an employee of the Pakistan Government, graduate school faculty, and finally an author.

All along these conflicting and challenging identities, Aliya kept up her work as a scribe. She got published in Pakistan's major English daily at 17. Over the years, she has freelanced for major English dailies writing on almost the entire gamut of journalism from op-eds, book reviews
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My latest book

My latest book to become available at Amazon, is my labor of love.  It began in 2008 and saw many rough seasons, despite winning a commendation certificate from the National Book Foundation in 2009.  It has finally made a debut in the public domain.


This book was initially written for the 13-16 age group.  It underwent major changes afterwards, however, the tone and style of writing have been maint

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Published on June 24, 2011 04:57
Average rating: 3.58 · 202 ratings · 25 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Muhammad's Wives

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The Story of an Arranged Ma...

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An Arranged Marriage

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SAFFRON SEPTEMBER: A Muslim...

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Muslim Inventions in the Is...

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Mandy Marries a Muslim

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The Demon's Promise

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Two Weeks of Solo Travel in...

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LOVE OR ARRANGED: A Modern ...

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Where is Paradise?

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Wounded Personalities by G. Pacana
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The Jews by Howard Fast
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Fantastic! This book is among the best books I have read in my life, because it was truly eye opening, and that's saying something.

In February of 2015, when I pen this review, the US leads the way in the pracctice of respect for all faiths. Yet, raci
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People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck
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It is quite a read, especially if you are a Muslim, as it will explain some fundamental tenets of Islam, like nothing else can. Peck draws conclusions, which are almost exact reproductions of Quranic verses.

The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was asked, abou
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Hostage to the Devil by Malachi Martin
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The book tells us, in a nutshell, that the devil is too much to handle, for the Catholic church.

Exorcisms are fairly easily handled by pious Muslims. Hence this fear-inducing book, that tells us, that satan is bigger than us, is a big put off.

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The Asshole Survival Guide by Robert I. Sutton
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Written with the workplace in mind, it is a good book on workplace politics and evil characters.
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The Low Brow Guide to World History by Michael Powell
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Amusing albeit with a little too much bathroom humor.
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Diseases of the Hearts and Their Cures by أحمد بن عبد الحليم بن تيمية
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I had high hopes from this book, given the fame of the long deceased author.

In my humble opinion, the original text has not survived in its entirety, which is why the text leaves much to be desired.
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Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
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I just finished listening to the two-hour long Audiobook. Wanted to get a 360 degree view of athiesm, and hence picked this book. I have already read Dawkin's "The God Delusion". Next on my list is Hitchens.

In a nutshell all arguments for athiesm put
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