Why Afkar? The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, M Iqbal Asaria, explained the journal’s purpose in this extract taken from the introductory issue of July 1984.

Afkar, the international magazine for events and ideas, makes its debut at this critical juncture of Muslim history when the need to follow the Qur’anic injunction on Tafakkur is more urgent than ever. Afkar will relate events to ideas and present ideas that, hopefully, will be eventful; for it believes that actions that effect us must be reflected upon and ideas that move us must lead to action. In short, the harmony of action and contemplation that is the Islamic ideal is the motto of Afkar.

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Interviews & Profiles

Hamid Algar profiled by Ahmed Versi, July 1984