BOOKS IN BRIEF

August 18, 2019

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Health and Sustainable Development Goals for Pakistan
Edited by Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
and Jai K. Das

An analysis of Pakistan’s progress in the health sector, health systems, the social sector and science and education. Tackling such issues as nutritional deficiencies, communicable and non-communicable diseases, water and sanitation and education, the various analysts examine the status quo and recommend suggestions on how to achieve sustainable development goals.

Fundamentals of Islamism
Dr Syed Muzaffaruddin Nadvi
Compilation by Muslim Shamim

Divided into two parts, this book looks first at the different Islamic schools of thought — rational, scholastic, mystic (sufi) and scientific/philosophic (hikmat) — and explores their origins and development over the course of history. The second part looks at the significance of religion in a worldly context by examining human rights and obligations in Islam in the light of the Holy Quran and Hadith.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, August 18th, 2019