Maududi and Maryam Jameela

Published: June 12, 2011
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Margaret Marcus, daughter of secular-Jewish Herbert and Myra Marcus of New York, suffered from diagnosed schizophrenia. She was rebuffed by two colleges and finally consigned to a mental asylum. Somewhere in the midst of all this, she embraced Islam. She took the name of ‘Maryam Jameela’ — probably in reaction to a rape she suffered in her pre-teens and to compensate for her impaired looks — and began writing to Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, arguably the greatest living Islamic scholar in the world at that time, at the recommendation of Syed Qutb of Egypt. This was in 1962.

According to The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (Graywolf Press Canada, 2011) by Deborah Baker, an autistic Maryam, who spoke complete sentences when she should have started baby talk, was probably a savant (p.90). Her alienation from America resulted in her objections to the state of Israel and its treatment of Palestinians, at times making her violent (p.115). At the age of 15, she was writing a novel with a Palestinian as the hero, whose portraits she drew herself.

Maududi, not told about her illness, thought she would be lost in America where she was socially intensely alienated, and decided to adopt her and give her a normal life as a Muslim married to a good man of his choice. He invited her to come to Lahore to live in his home. Busy building his own case against western culture and civilisation by ploughing through western philosophers, he failed to recognise her rejectionism as pathology. Maryam’s split-personality built the narrative from then on, passed on to us by the author, a narrative which was to be finally destroyed by reality.

But Maryam constructs many schizophrenic narratives before the author, pursuing her to Lahore in 2007, and finally lays bare the real saga of her ‘extremism’. This is done with great objectivity and sympathy. Finally, the book comes out fair to the great man Maududi and to a pathetically isolated Jameela, sustained by her instinct of survival against a death-giving illness, in her house in Sant Nagar, Lahore, still constructing a new narrative of herself from her split soul.

Maryam’s stay with the Maududis was not happy. The letters unearthed from her archives in New York showed Maududi changing towards her, becoming cold and then sending her away to a friend in Pattoki before consigning her to a pagal khana, Lahore’s well-known mental hospital, just as her parents had done back in New York. Her paranoia is carefully hidden when she writes to her sister that she feared for her life from him. We are not told what she did in Lahore to offend Maududi and his family, and finally what she did to the couple at Pattoki to land in the pagal khana. She later confesses to the author that she had struck the lady of the house on the head with a frying pan! (p.195)

Maryam was influenced by another alienated-from-the-West Jew, Leopold Weiss aka Muhammad Asad, who ended up writing arguably the best commentary of the Quran the Muslims have known. His blueprint for the new state of Pakistan was to be based on the advice of careful avoidance of western secularism. She read his classic Road to Mecca to confirm her split from American society and reached out to Syed Qutb, yet another person traumatised by American society, which he thought was based on pleasure (practice) as opposed to Islam which was based on piety (theory).

Ironically, Asad, too, had contact with Maududi in the Punjab Hills, rescuing him and his followers by trucking them to Lahore single-handedly from Pathankot following Partition in 1947. But Asad could be violent like Maryam. He regrets in his autobiography that he wrecked the shop of a Hindu milk seller in Kashmir because he served Muslims in separate glasses! (Muhammad Asad Banda-e-Sehrai, memoir translated by Muhammad Ikram Chughtai, Truth Society Lahore, 2009, p.54)

Author Baker’s meeting with Maududi’s son Haider Farooq was to be revealing (p.189). He disclosed that Maryam’s marriage to Yusuf Khan of Sant Nagar in 1963 was not arranged by Maududi but was an act on the part of Khan, to which Maulana Maududi had reacted in great rage. Khan survived as the Maulana’s sales agent for his publications, aspiring to beget as many children as his guide: Nine! He eventually caused simultaneous pregnancies to Maryam and his first wife, till they ended up giving him nine plus five, 14 children! Maryam’s children were not brought up well. Despite her hatred of America, her two sons ended up migrating to America, where both are said to be socially maladjusted.

Maryam wrote many books extolling Islam as a faith and condemning the West as a way of life, in one case focusing on principles and in the other on existential details. She attacked modernist Muslims like Ziya Gokalp, Syed Ahmed Khan and Taha Husain, while exposing the hostility behind the writings of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (p.45). Her articles appeared in Egypt’s Voice of Islam taken out by Hasan alBanna’s son. She pamphleteered for Jamaat-e-Islami during the Afghan jihad, but when queried on the anti-Muslim cruelty of the Taliban by the author, she condemned the Taliban and al Qaeda faith as being beyond the pale of Islam, unaware of the fact that her first inspiration, Syed Qutb, was now the presiding saint of al Qaeda.

But when asked questions arising from the implementation of sharia, Maryam hedged and answered with ‘ask the ulema’ because she preferred to remain utopian. She condemned 9/11 and forswore support to Taliban (p.205) as if she suddenly didn’t want to own the extremism her split-personality had caused her to embrace. She wrote to author Baker in 2009 requesting two copies of the planned book (p.221). Maryam Jameela still lives in Sant Nagar, Lahore, an Islamic scholar and mother of five, an admirable survivor where most usually succumb less prominently.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2011.

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  • Malik
    Jun 12, 2011 - 2:48AM

    Margaret Marcus, daughter of
    secular-Jewish Herbert and Myra Marcus
    of New York, suffered from diagnosed
    schizophrenia.

    While Maududi was an undiagnosed, clinically at least, schizophrenia. He could not make his mind his whole life how to get in power; whether through elections or by force. He tried both but failed miserbaly.Recommend

  • Talha
    Jun 12, 2011 - 3:21AM

    The deeply disturbed and deranged world of these ‘alienated-from-the-west’ individuals is very fascinating indeed. It’s odd that eventually the children of these people were either sent to obtain their education in the west or chose to migrate there. Maulana Maududi used to tell his followers to keep their women behind closed while he sent his own daughter to get an education from America.

    Similarly Qutb and Maududi are the grandfather’s of political Islam and they are the reason why Islamic terrorism is so profound.

    Not so great after all.Recommend

  • optimist
    Jun 12, 2011 - 4:13AM

    Wow!! How unaware are we of the Westeners who have embraced our society!Recommend

  • White Russian
    Jun 12, 2011 - 8:33AM

    Khaled Ahmed Sahib, thanks for introducing this biography. I am amazed how you reopened a forgotten chapter in my life. I had read Jameels’s books in my teen age, and honestly speaking, her writings not only captivated me at that time, but also scared me. Your this review helped me recalling the effects which I found myself unable to handle in my tender age.

    I was introduced to her writings by propaganda machinery of Jamat-e-Islami, which portrayed her as a nomuslim, and a true Muslim who embraced Islam under the guidance of Maudoodi. But like other marketing dishonesties, they never mentioned the facts about Jameela, which you revealed to us today. Thanks once again.Recommend

  • Abid LATIF
    Jun 12, 2011 - 9:50AM

    Very informative and well crafted feature to be read this morning.Recommend

  • no one
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:18AM

    I think there may be a contradiction in your facts:

    “Khan survived as the Maulana’s sales agent for his publications, aspiring to beget as many children as his guide: Nine!”

    And then:

    “Maryam Jameela still lives in Sant Nagar, Lahore, an Islamic scholar and mother of five….”

    Do you mean five of her children are with her? Your prose need to be clarified.Recommend

  • muzaffar
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:39AM

    Reading such articles I keep wondering that what is the objective.

    Such writeups convey an odd feeling about the purpose of writing especially when in our society there is a clear distinction among the (in some cases) the so called writers/journalists who belong to the english medium/westernized mind sets ( although i am not a journalist but would fall into the same category if I was)and the other which is the so called religious mindset.

    Interesting Maryam Sahiba writing such an article about Mr Khalid.Recommend

  • White Russian
    Jun 12, 2011 - 12:27PM

    @muzaffar:
    Never mind. One may question the validity of what is written. But one should never object as to why it was written at all. This leads to a closed-society, which becomes open for fascistic manipulations. Recommend

  • Qasim Ahmad Ilyas
    Jun 12, 2011 - 2:09PM

    Madudi was the great scholar, his views about democracy was the same as Iqbal had mentioned long as before Iqbal patronized his view about separate state, democratic country and nation. Our media has failed to understand Madudi’s points because he opposed westernism but he said to adopt all greater qualities ……. I think Khalid Ahmed wants to say something other than this article stated above…Recommend

  • Talha
    Jun 12, 2011 - 6:35PM

    @ Qasim Ahmad Ilyas

    Maududi was a great scholar, the best according to his followers but he faltered when he opposed Pakistan and his use Islam as a tool for political power.

    His initial mission to oppose the creation of Pakistan failed, he then migrated to Pakistan where he launched himself through Politcal Islam and violent riots. He was given the death sentence by Gen. Azam Khan but was saved by the Saudi King from it. He then continued to use Islam as a tool but he was never able to obtain the power he wanted.

    His success lies in his use of Islam for political gains, he become a noticeable figure because of it. Similarly his influence is profound on some sections, Maududi can be described as the ideological heir of Gen Zia’s government.

    We live in Maududi’s Pakistan today, a place very different to what Jinnah had intended for Pakistan.Recommend

  • M M Malik
    Jun 12, 2011 - 8:16PM

    Maududi was against the partition of India and sided with the Congress.
    His rigid jihadi inclinations laid the foundations of today’s Talibization. Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jun 12, 2011 - 8:26PM

    If there was someone in Pakistan who did everything to destroy the path of democracy and development, it was Maulana Maududi. He hated democracy, modernity and deverlopment. He was the evil that brought extreme Wahabism into Paksitan and created whole generations of young followers, who were full of hate. When he died, I was at Karachi University and saw how the Jamaatis treated him. He was to Jamaatis only second to Prophet and they were almost lost without him.

    To me, Maududi was not the greatest Islamic Scholer. He was a hate Monger and he used Saudi Money to spread a form of Islam that was hateful and showed no mercy..Recommend

  • Leila Rage
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:21PM

    “She took the name of ‘Maryam Jameela’ — probably in reaction to a rape she suffered in her pre-teens and to compensate for her impaired looks

    This comment by the writer of the article is shockingly rude and insensitive. I have no idea what the writer’s intention is, but there is no need to belittle a person’s suffering. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is a highly debilitating disease and causes the affected person to suffer greatly. In addition to this, she was raped. And the writer finds it fit to make such a blatantly impolite remark. Recommend

  • Billu
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:38PM

    It is very good of you Mr. Khalid to introduce us to books which we would otherwise never read, and tell us of people and places most of us don’t know. And by us, I mean the younger generation. Recommend

  • Mom
    Jun 13, 2011 - 12:57AM

    Two American Jews were influential in Pakistan?! So the conspiracy theorist were right after all .. Btw, why all these nut cases ends up in Pakistan? Inc. OBL?Recommend

  • Rashid
    Jun 13, 2011 - 1:59AM

    @ Ahmed
    Please correct the record; Maulana Maudodi followed the democratic electoral system of Pakistan and had participated in 70’s elections as well. He also favoured Ms.Fatima Jinnah when she contested against dictator Ayub khan.
    He always directed islamists not to secretly work for an islamic revolution, but do it publicly by using trasparent democratic means.
    He never preaches for any specific fiqah, so its a baseless allegation that he brought wahabism, he himself followed Hanafi way for prayers.
    Maulana Maudodi has gained unmatched and unprecedented popularity and acceptance be it in the east or west. His writtings are quoted as authentic reference whenever there is any debate about islam, anywhere in the world.Recommend

  • Malik
    Jun 13, 2011 - 8:43AM

    @Rashid:

    He also favoured Ms.Fatima Jinnah when
    she contested against dictator Ayub
    khan

    While Jamaat Islami is against the government rule of woman. This makes him a hypocrite among other things. His jamaat is following in his steps.Recommend

  • Junaid
    Jun 13, 2011 - 10:22AM

    This is very Salman Rushdie of the author!Recommend

  • Qutub
    Jun 13, 2011 - 1:20PM

    @Malik

    Still you didnt understand at all the context. This was to show his democratic efforts that were complete wrongly quoted in some of the above comments that he was anti-democracy.
    Fatima Jinnah was favoured not only by him but most of the Pakistanis because of her much better and devoted character and candidature when compared to dictator Ayub khan, and the time later on proved this fact as well.
    Things should be put forward while taking into account the correct record and the distortion of history is what we and specially the writer Khalid Ahmed should avoid.Recommend

  • Mohammed Ibrahim Qazi
    Jun 13, 2011 - 2:13PM

    Pathetic attempt to defame what good Jamaat e Islami has done in terms of Socio-Political reforms. Taking it personal with Syed Maududi and Maryam Jameela, I can smell the Qadiani instinct from Mr. Khaled’s article.

    With due apologies, it is the recurrence for the call to hail the Voice of secular Pakistan, lets not betray the very foundations of Pakistan by putting the scholars under confusion assault through ignorance and fabrication of hatred. Please read the scholastic work done by Syed Maududi at http://www.tazkeer.orgRecommend

  • Imran Zahid
    Jun 13, 2011 - 2:38PM

    This type of books are not rare. I have read books against Maulana Maududi in my teen age. Infact that was my first introduction to Maulana. When i read original books of Maulana and compares references, people that was a amazing experiences. Most of anti-Maududi books were propaganda and pile of lie.

    I just read this article about the book, not the original book. Selection of words and formation of sentences in paragraphs shared by Khalid sb shows that author have a typical mindset against Islam and Islamic movements. A bias is very obvious in it.
    Islamic ideology and movements are very painful for so called liberals. They use to defame people who love Islam. Maryam Jameela is not an hidden character. She lives in Lahore. Her husband is a well-known person. He has been elected in local elections too. Anyone can meet him and his children. My overall feeling about the book is that author twisted and falsify the realities. Recommend

  • Awais Aslam Mirza
    Jun 13, 2011 - 2:42PM

    He is look like salman rashdi. Recommend

  • Architect
    Jun 13, 2011 - 2:54PM

    Moulana Moududi was the great scholar of the 20th century. Sadly the people who are criticizing about this great man don’t know anything about him. One claim to be a true analyst must do some justice by knowing others by their deeds & words, not by some unauthentic words of anyone who has ideological enmity with the man. Regards!Recommend

  • Azmat
    Jun 13, 2011 - 3:07PM

    Seems that the writer not only has got ideological similarity with Rushdie but facial one as wellRecommend

  • umair
    Jun 13, 2011 - 4:44PM

    syed Modoudi was the great scholar, his views about democracy was the same as Iqbal had mentioned long as before Iqbal patronized his view about separate state, democratic country and nation. Our media has failed to understand Madudi’s points because he opposed westernism but he said to adopt all greater qualities ……. Recommend

  • Malik
    Jun 13, 2011 - 5:16PM

    @Qutub:

    Still you didnt understand at all the
    context. This was to show his
    democratic efforts that were complete
    wrongly quoted in some of the above
    comments that he was anti-democracy.

    I totally understand teh context and Jamaat. Jamaat Islami is not a religious party but a political party which uses religion as shield, but their actions show that their “shariat” is really a reflection of what suits them politically at the time. As for supporting Fatima Jinah against their own principle of no women rule it was merely because Ayub Khan was not an Islamist and Jamaat Islami was not going to get any benefits off him. In contrast Jamaat Islami had no problem supporting all other dictators Yahya Khan, Zia ul Haq etc even if it went against the wishes of the people. Jamaat Islami has no principles except to do what it thinks benefit at the time. Supporting dictators, US all are OK if they benefit Jamaat.Recommend

  • Malik
    Jun 13, 2011 - 5:17PM

    @Architect:

    Moulana Moududi was the great scholar
    of the 20th century.

    Prove it!Recommend

  • Qutub
    Jun 13, 2011 - 9:44PM

    @ Malik

    According to Quran and Sunnah, their is no bifurcation between Religion and Politics. This confusion needs to be clarify otherwise it’s needless to discuss. Prophet (Pbuh) wrote letters to other head of states and head of tribes of that time, Did pacts with others on several ocassions and ofcourse these all were part of politics. Islam cannot be separated from politics, otherwise it wont be a practical religion.Recommend

  • No Name
    Jun 13, 2011 - 10:06PM

    @Malik

    Learn/read about his works, read about him, and you wont need to ask any one to prove it! lolz
    Judging a book by the cover will never give you any fair view, and you would always ask for prove!Recommend

  • Architect
    Jun 14, 2011 - 2:39AM

    Dear Admin! where r my replies & comments????Recommend

  • Rashid Qutub
    Jun 14, 2011 - 2:57AM

    “she condemned the Taliban and al Qaeda faith as being beyond the pale of Islam, unaware of the fact that her first inspiration, Syed Qutb, was now the presiding saint of al Qaeda”

    @ Khalid Ahmed

    If you have decided to raise falso propaganda by any means thats another story.
    How on the earth you can blame to the books and ideology of Syed Qutub from decade of 50s and 60s to become example for Alqaeda… So funny.
    If the hijackers of 9/11 flew the planes that were airborne based on Newton and Einstein theories and practical work, would that means that Einstein and Newton instigated 9/11 incident ?
    Mr.Khalid it is always safe to think before you ink, specially when you are working on a biased and given agenda.Recommend

  • Humanity
    Jun 14, 2011 - 5:07AM

    A person who projects that Islam was spread with a sword does the greatest disservice to Islam and fails to understand the the spirit of Islam. Maulana Maudoodi is pro claimed to be the greatest scholar of the 20th century. No wonder the country is in such dire state and the name if Islam is being dragged in dust. Pakistani Muslims have to do better than the Maulana to get out of the abyss he helped the nation to fall into. Bengalis are smart to realize that the ideology of hatred and bigotry can only destroy a society. Hence Maudoodi literature is now banned in Bangla Desh. Good for them. Recommend

  • Talha
    Jun 14, 2011 - 5:15AM

    All the Jamaatis have descended over here.

    Wonder why they live in ‘NaPakistan’ as Maududi called it.Recommend

  • Zafar
    Jun 14, 2011 - 9:13AM

    Very interesting and great effort to humilitae nd chalange the legacy of an an ideology. Raising question about the soundness of mind of a person in the court of law or the court of philosophical discussion is basic. The auther has ignored the point that Maryam Jamila was not the intiator of any idiology, but a mere follower. However, there are many high IQ people in the history sufferd from schezophrenia. The diagnosis of schezophrenia of Maryam might be a point of celebration for some people, it reminds me the mindset of the people of Makkah raising questions about Prophet Muhammad (sallalllaho alaihe wasallam) regarding his mental health. See Quran…..وما ہوا مجنون..Recommend

  • Qasim Ahmad Ilyas
    Jun 14, 2011 - 11:49AM

    @ Malik
    The slogan was at the time PAK – Land …. don’t you think Allah has created this world Pak while Quid e Azam has never mentioned Hindustan is never been a state of flirts but he usually used to say that A separate homeland rather than other..Recommend

  • Humanity
    Jun 14, 2011 - 6:41PM

    Leaders, both spiritual and political, are judged by the evil or good transformation of a society.

    The land scape transformed by Maulana Sahib through collusion with the political leaders and dictators is lit bright with the wild fires of hatred and violence. The flames are now devouring the intended targets as well as those who fuel it. Human body parts splattered on floors and walls all over the country are such a profound testament to Mualana’s fervor to spread Islam with a sword. Maulana Sahib’s disservice to Islam and Pakistan will go down in the pages as history as a dark period.

    To expect peace to sprout from the seeds of hatred is called lunacy. The proof is in the pudding.Recommend

  • Humanity
    Jun 14, 2011 - 8:52PM

    @Talha:
    After having failed to prevent the creation of Pakistan, Maulana Sahib jumped over to strike from within. His bigotry and hatred laced ideology succeeded in making it naPakistan after all. Recommend

  • maXime maXimilien
    Jun 14, 2011 - 11:45PM

    “The writer is the director at the South Asia Free Media Association, Lahore.”

    Alright, I respect that but do such credentials bar him from writing even the very first paragraph of this write-up without factual inaccuracies? This moved me in sympathy with South Asia Free Media Association for its future.

    Following are some facts stated by Maryam Jameelah herself in a published book referred at the end of my comment:

    1) Maryam Jameelah came to know about Sayyid Maududi through Mazharuddin Siddiqi’s contribution to Islam the Straight Path (edited by-Kenneth Morgan, Ronald Press, New York, 1958). Then she accidentally came across Maududi’s article “Life After Death” which appeared in the February 1960 issue of The Muslim Digest of Durban, South Africa upon which she wrote to the editor of the magazine for Maududi’s address, hoping that he will correspond with her.

    As for Sayyid Qutb, he only recommended her few of Maududi’s books later in May 1961 about which she informed Maududi as well.

    2) She wrote her very first letter to Maududi on December 5, 1960 and not in 1962.

    3) She did tell Maududi about her illness when she finally decided to emigrate to Pakistan in her letter dated March 22, 1962: “I have no employment record worth mentioning, no commercial abilities or interests, no specialized training or professional skills and no college, diploma – all of this on top of the stigma of having spent more than two years from March 1957 to April 1959 in mental hospitals. I have no hope of finding any productive, useful or honest livelihood congenial to my temperament.”

    And after learning this all, Maududi replied to her on March 31, 1962: “[W]hen it appeared that you thought it feasible to remain in America, I dropped the idea. But now again when I ponder over your problems, I am driven renew my offer to you [about migration in Pakistan].”

    For those who are interested to read more about Maryam Jameela, can read this book published under the title Correspondence Between Abi-l-A’ala Al-Maudoodi and Maryam Jameelah (Abul-Qasim Publishing House Jaddah, 1992). The book can be searched and accessed online.Recommend

  • Mrs Rummiya
    Jun 15, 2011 - 12:12PM

    I am also concerned about the use of mental illness in this article to somehow define or explian the actions of those invloved in Maryam’s life.

    Any diagnosis of schizophrenia is a contentious issue. Even in the current period there is no consensus in the psychiatric/psychological community about schizophrenia. This disgnosis would have been particulalrly contentious in any women in the 1960s’ due to the culture in the US at the time. Maryam spent period in a psychatric hospital. If she had been raped as stated that not unusual for people traumatised to experience mental illness.

    As for Maryam being autistic but probably savant!! No, Maryam maybe autistic – which is NOT a mental illness. However as she is evidently highly intellegent and able to communicate and form relationships she evidently isn’t that autistic. The world is full of high functioning autistic and aspergers spectrum people – university departments particularly maths, engineering etc are full of them.

    The author seesm to want to exquate conversion to Islam and extremism with mental illness. I agree that Qytub was traumatised by his stay in the west but that doesn’t mean he was mentally ill. The writing of both maududi and qytub are also informed by the trauma of colonisation and both can bee viewed through this light; as post colonisalist discourse seeking to regain a lost identity and dignity.

    As a convert to islam myself I am saddend to see convertion linked to mental illness. This is also an issue in the west; a good way to stigmatise people who are percived to have rejected a superior way of life.

    Does the writer equate mental illness with Pakistanis who adopt a competley western lifestyle eating bacon sandwiches washed down with a pint of beer, accompianged by his (blond) girlfirend while attending a humanist meeting in the local pub? I suspect not.

    Although I may not agree with Maryam’s view or lifestyle prahaps her desire to live an islamic life in Paksitan isn’t so bad?

    There is a very long history of people from both sides of the track merging their lives and cultures between Islam and the west. This is in fact normal and healthy. The motivations for people doing this are myriad and simply reflect the diversity of human exsistance not mental illness.Recommend

  • momina
    Jun 16, 2011 - 4:05PM

    aslamoalaikum
    first of all I m not JAMATI,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,there4,lets place my comment in objective mirror. I m big fan of mandela,that doesn;t make me south african or mother teresa that doesn’t convert me into christianity.
    author shows insensivity to Jameela wen he remarks about her “impaired looks”,leaves a bitter taste in the mouth about his innate purpose of writing such a piece.
    Secondly Maudidi is a great islamic scholar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,evidence is his reading of Fahmul quran,a great commentary on Quran-e-kareem.He is quoted immensely.and in todays age of western dominance any political islamic struggle is fraught to become controvesial thanks to the propaganda machinery of Jews and ofcourse holier than thou,loyalists westernized educated and employed so called intellectualls and readers.No one is immune from this ailment.”iss HAMAM me sab nange he”.
    yes one thing i never understood also was y children of such devout critics of west end up there,,,,,,,,,,,now is that children’s choice or really a hypocracy on their part………i want to know? Recommend

  • azmat
    Jun 23, 2011 - 8:32AM

    Many greats like Hellen Keller, Steeves Reeves( Super Man), World cycling champion, etc. have converted their handicaps into a strong resolve to achieve great things in their lives. But in this article Maryam Jameela’s medical state has been portrayed as a negative impact, which seems unfair to the personality she developed later on.

    Saqib Recommend

  • Julaybib
    Jun 28, 2011 - 3:25PM

    Salaam’s.

    So according to you anyone who stands up for Islam and defends it against Western propaganda is Mentally ill.

    I think the really Mentally ill individuals are those whom Imran Khan labelled as “Brown Sahibs”, Those Individuals whose minds have been colonised. And through their inferriority complex become agents of western Colonial exterimism and colonial fanaticism. And yes many of these ” Brown Sahibs” pursue their fanaticism through the medium of journalism.Recommend

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