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About the Author – Abid Ullah Jan

Abid Ullah Jan is a community development specialist and the author of several books both on community development,[1] as well as international affairs, However, he discontinued his political analysis in 2007 and removed his works on the subject from the public domain, as far as possible.

Since 2006-07, Abid Ullah Jan has devoted his time to learning and exploring existential questions that have haunted human beings since the beginning of time – questions concerning the essence of what it means to be alive, such as: What is life? What is the meaning and the essence of existence? Are we here merely by chance or is there a greater purpose for our existence? How should we live our lives? What is death? What happens when we die? And above all: Is there a God, and, if so, what is the purpose of our existence in that context?

After ten years of giving up on the traditional political analysis, Abid Ullah Jan had thoroughly explored the world of knowledge as a neutral researcher. So, in 2016 Abid Jan started sharing his findings in the form of video documentaries. [2]

This work brings to us the essence of Abid Ullah Jan’s 27 years of combined experience in community transformation and critically analyzing the roots of the existential crisis we face in our societies today in the form of growing hate, intolerance and xenophobia.

Abid Ullah Jan is also helping to educate youth about living a moderate life[3] and avoid going to the extremes. His work includes demystifying some key concepts that misguide youth and new Muslims in particular, such as radicalization, Jihad, martyrdom and 72 virgins.[4]


  1. Abid Ullah Jan’s books on poverty alleviation and community mobilization are available here (http://commdev.ca/books/) His manuals on crime prevention and community safety are available here (http://commdev.ca/manuals/)
  2. The documentaries and short videos can be found here (peacequest.net) and on the YouTube channel, PeaceQuest
  3. Video on living a moderate life.
  4. tVideo on the concept of 72 virgins

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