Promise of Paradise
About the Book
Religious schools in Pakistan are called madrasas. There are two types—traditionalist and spiritualist. Traditionalist madrasas promote sectarian education. Suicide attackers are primarily a product of such institutions. Spiritualist madrasas, on the other hand, teach the softer side of Islam turning students into kind and caring humans. This is the story of two twin brothers from a poor family who are sent to two different madrasas.
About the Author
Ghayur Ayub is a retired surgeon by profession. After receiving fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in UK, he decided to return to his ancestral home town of Parachinar located at the unsettled border between Pakistan and Afghanistan to work as consultant surgeon at the General Hospital. During his stay he found increased level of hate and tension amongst various sects of Islam. Merciless killings of the opposite sects became a norm. When the area became too dangerous to live, he moved his family first to Islamabad and later to London where he is living a retired life. Affected by painful experiences, he decided to write this fiction which has background instances based on facts.