Combined list of my writings
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1 ISLAH: A Program of Falah through Islah (an unpublished manuscript) 2 Thus Spoke the Prophet (a collection of forty short Hadith with brief commentary) 3 Book: Notun Biplober Pododhoni 4 A Cyber-discussion on Gender Equality 5 Al-Qur'an and Its Link to Our Lives 6 America's War against Terrorism vs. War against Islam: The Voice of Amb. Mary Ann Peters 7 Apostasy, Freedom and Dawah: Full Disclosure in a Business-like Manner 8 Are Rokeya Begums not safe any more? 9 Art, Free Speech and the Market of Pornography 10 Basic Needs Approach, Appropriate Technology, and Institutionalism 11 Being born as a Muslim: Is there such a thing? 12 Being Women: Then and Now - Part I & II 13 Beyond the "War on terrorism" 14 Bouquet: From the Kazi's Court 15 Bridge-building (Shetu-bondhon): The case of Rabindranath and Nazrul 16 Bringing the Rebel to the Cyberspace 17 Can a spouse wash the deceased spouse's body? Some illuminating hadiths 18 Cat's Eye or Red Rose: What's in a Name? 19 Change and Continuity: The Dynamics of Institutional Behavior in Islam 20 Civil Liberties and Uncivil Super-Patriotism: The Struggle between the Two Americas 21 Competence, Age and Leadership 22 Complete Muslims: Awareness-building vs. Theologization 23 Contemporary Gender Issues (A Khutbah series) 24 Cooperation vs. Confrontation: A Reality Check 25 Destination: Sense or Non-sense: I-II 26 Development Demystified: An Islamic Perspective 27 Development Experience of Bangladesh in Gunnar Myrdal's Asian Drama Perspective 28 Did Hadrat Umar Restrict Women from Attending Mosques? 29 Did the Prophet endorse suicide bombing? Anti-Islamic Propaganda by "former Muslims" Russian 30 Eid, Jibrail and Jibanananda Das: He called me BHAI (brother)! 31 Einstein, Zionism and Israel: Setting the Record Straight Turkish 32 Electoral Reform and the Political Culture 33 Exploitation, Profit and The Riba-Interest Reductionism 34 Freedom and Choice: The First Order Condition of Islam Spanish 35 From Kamala Das to Dashi: Doing the right thing for wrong reasons? 36 From Vietnam to Iraq: Lesson from Tonkin Gulf Lies 37 Funadamental Challenges facing the Muslims (a concept paper) 38 Fundamental Human Dignity and the Mathematics of Slavery 39 Genocide 1971: What does the world know about it? 40 Global Financial Crisis and the Link Between the Monetary and Real Sector: Moving Beyond the Asset-Backed Islamic Finance 41 Grace of Allah and Good Deeds 42 Hadhrat Umar, the Battle of Hunayn, etc. 43 Hail The Greenback: In God We Trust? 44 Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman (an Eid al-Adha Khutbah) French 45 Half-Marriage and the Debate that never was 46 Hard Economic Choices: Are They Getting Harder? 47 Hijab and a revelation that was not 48 Hindu-Muslim Relationship 49 How are you spending your charity dollar this year? 50 Humanity and People Power: A Tribute to Dr. Ali Shariati Turkish 51 Humanity, Universalism and Nazrul 52 In search of the bottom: Focus on the top 53 Incentive Based Regulation for Islamic Banks 54 International Development: Is There Any Role Model? 55 Interesting Numerical Findings in the Qur'an (or a hoax?): A partial examination 56 Islam and Democracy: Perceptions and Misperceptions 57 Islam and Egalitarianism 58 Islam and Freedom (A Jumuah Khutbah) 59
Islam and Genocide: The Case of Bangladesh in 1971 60
Islam and Muslims: Lofty Creeds, Pitiable Breeds 61 Islam and the History of Science (6 parts) 62 Islam, Race and Justice: Reconciling the Irreconciliable 63 Islam, Reform and Stakeholders: Toward a Common-Ground-Seeking Approach 64 Islamic Fiqh (Law) and the Neglected Empirical Foundation 65 Islamic Law and the Use and Abuse of Hadith 66 Islamophobia (4 parts) 67 Jamaat, 1971 and Apology 68 Kazi Nazrul in His Own Words 69 Logic, reason, and the spirit of inquiry 70 Making and Unmaking of Love [also in Bangla] 71 Masculine Eid: Half-full or Half-empty? Dutch 72 Maulana Azad (translation from the original by Syed Mujtaba Ali) 73 Mind-Building: A Neglected Dimension of the Prophetic Heritage 74 Mortgage Financing: Some Second-best Considerations 75 Moving Past the Politics of "Family Baggage" 76 Muhammad (s): His Life and Teachings in ONE-PAGE 77 Muslim American Dream: Is There One? 78 Muslim Unity: A Business-Like Approach 79 Muslim women, how about start riding on your bike! 80 My resolution on wife-beating! 81 Nazrul: An Enduring Voice, A Neglected Legacy 82 Nazrul: The Call for Sportsmanship 83 Nazrul and Labeling based on fragmented views 84 "O Allah! You are my servant and I am Your Lord!": The Language of Love Spanish 85 On Accusations against Grameen Bank 86 On Illegitimization of Muslims of Bengal 87 On Overstretched Critique and Mathematization of Islamic Economics 88 On Time Constraint for Jumuah Prayer 89 Our Special Ummah 90 Paradise Might Not Be Boring! 91 Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan [a multi-part series] 92 Partnership, Equity-financing and Islamic finance: Whither Profit-Loss-Sharing? 93 Play the Right Tune, and ... 94 Praying for Non-Muslims: Some Post-Tsunami Thoughts 95 Public vs. Private Sector: Policy Dynamics in an Islamic Perspective 96 Qard Hasan, Wadiah/Amanah and Bank Deposits: Applications and Misapplications of Some Concepts in Islamic Banking 97 Qiyas (Analogical Reasoning) and Commodification of Women: Applying Commercial Concepts to Marital Relationship in Orthodox Islamic Law 98 Qiyas (Analogical Reasoning) and Some Problematic Issues in Islamic law 99 Rabindranath Tagore: A Brief Biographical Sketch 100 Ramadan and Eid in Poetry: The Contributions of Kazi Nazrul Islam 101 Ramadan and fastidious fasts: Some potpourri observations 102 Rape and Hudood Ordinance: Perversions of Justice in the Name of Islam 103 Reality: The Islamic Touch! Dutch Turkish Spanish 104 Reflections on Shetubondhon: Some Notable Unsubscriptions Carpet Bombing Approach Nagging Tale of Four Wives No one said that it's going to be easy 105 Reflections on a few aspects of Kazi Nazrul Islam 106 Reflections on Tagore's Gora: Layers of ignorance and voices against prejudice 107 Reply to "Crazy Idea: Setting Up A World Religion" (Part I; Part II; Part III) 108 Religious Denunciations and Takfir: Isn't there enough to go around? 109 Riba, Interest and Six Hadiths: Do We Have a Definition or a Conundrum? 110 Sahih as 'Rigorously authenticated' and Hasan as 'Authenticated': Unwarranted translations and creating misperceptions 111 Secularism 112 Self-Interest, Homo Islamicus and Some Behavioral Assumptions in Islamic Economics and Finance 113 SHAME: The first and real one, but we did not listen! 114 Shariah Governance for Islamic Finance: Challenges and Pragmatic Solutions (co-authored) 115 Shari'ah, Laws and Islam: Legalism vs. Value-orientation 116 Shetubondhon: Toward a Paradigm of Bridge-Building 117 Should you be a Fundamentalist? 118 Shura (Consultation): A Vital Islamic Institution and Process 119 Slavery and Islam 120 Some Fundamentals 121 Some contrasting and juxtaposed ideas from the World of Nazrul [ Watch video] 122 Sonar Bangla: Some Reflections 123 Stipulation of Excess in Understanding and Misunderstanding Riba: Al-Jassas Link 124 Taslima Nasreen: Gone with the wind! 125 Taqwa, Ramadan, and the Qur'an: The Triangular Link of Our Ethical System 126 The Challenge of Poverty and Mapping Out Solutions: Requisite Paradigm Shift from a Problem-Solving and Islamic Perspective 127 The Challenge of Poverty and the Poverty of Islamic Economics 128 The Doctrine of Ijma': Is there a consensus? 129 The GOLDEN Standard: It's not uncommon! 130 The Hostage Islam (several underlying topics) Prophet's family foot-race (Part I; Part II; Part III) No wife-beating in Islam (Part 1; Part II; Part III; Part IV) 131 The Issue of Farakka: An Introduction 132 The Last Word: A Jumuah Khutbah 133 The Race in Exaggeration 134 The Real Sector and Pitfalls of Financialization 135 The Riba-Interest Equation and Islam: Reexamination of the Traditional Arguments 136 The Riba-Interest Equivalence: Is There Any Ijma (Consensus)? 137 The Spirit of Global-Belonging: Perspectives from Some Humanity-Oriented Icons 138 The State of Bangladesh Economy: Issues and Concerns 139 The Uncivil War [a multi-part series] 140 The Warped Economics of Fatwa: Demand Creates Its OWN Supply 141 Toward a Dialog between Civilizations: The Qur'an Reading Controversy at UNC 142 Toward a Marxists-Muslims Dialog: I-V 143 Toward Defining and Understanding Riba 144 Toward Political Transformation in Bangladesh: The Demand and the Supply Side of Healthy Politics 145 Toward Understanding Muhammad: Some issues in peace and violence 146 Toward Understanding Nazrul: The Rebel and More 147 Tyranny and the Tyrants: The unlearned lessons of history 148 Who says that good is good? 149 Women and Divorce in Bangladesh: An Islamic Perspective 150 Women Scholars of Islam: They must bloom again! 151 Words Not Spoken, Kisses Not Delivered Indonesian 152 World Bank: Whose Bank and for Which World? 153 Zionist Ideology and the Reality of Israel: The Thoughts of Nahum Goldmann 154 Zionism, Israel, Racism/Apartheid
Index of My Writings
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