Can we as a nation rise again? is a silent question that has at some point or another made an appearance in our countless series of thoughts. And yes it becomes irrelevant when compared to the struggles of our daily lives, but it wouldn’t be really satisfying if we really could become what we were destined to.
This book revolves around the story of a young boy Azaan who has just finished his university and now wants to apply in some Ivy League School to study abroad and leave this country for good. He is fascinated by the life outside Pakistan and loathes the country for not living up to his expectations. On the other hand, his Grandfather Abdul Hadi has spent his entire life in Pakistan and wants him to stay here and perform his role as a responsible citizen of this country.
The conversation between the grandson and grandfather discusses those wounding beliefs that allow us to forsake our role as a citizen of this country, those moral conflicts that have continually left the younger generation confused and those influences which may harm more than they will benefit.
Foreword by Prof Waheed Uz Zaman Tariq (author of ‘Iqbal and the Sages of the East’) and Comments by Sir Iqbal Salahuddin (Grandson of Allama Iqbal) also highlight the relevance of this question and how much our youth needs to address it.
Waseem Iqbal is a young CA Finalist who is currently working in one of the Big Four Audit Firms. Outside his professional vocation, he loves to read philosophy, psychology, geopolitics, religion, and history. He loves to bring together and combine knowledge from various disciplines in order to construct a multidimensional view of the human civilization’s past and present which can then be used to predict the future. ‘Can we a nation rise again’ is his debut book and Auraq publications published it in October, 2021.