Two books I propose you, as a Muslim Pakistani, should read - to clear your heads from your innate dogma and incessant hate that is bred in us - are those written by Al Biruni and Ibn Khuldoon.
I am always asked "Why we Pakistanis are intellectually so inept?"
I always tell them the answer is simple: We don't read books. But if we only implement the reading of these two books, our generations will change. We will seek knowledge. We will have peace with each other in the region.
Since last few decades, I have been at the forefront of including two books as essential syllabus for all madrassas in Pakistan -- Al-Biruni’s Kitab-ul-Hind and Ibn-Khuldoon's The Muqaddimah, also known as the Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun Prolegomena written by the Arab-Berber historian Ibn Khaldun in 1377 which records an early view of universal history.
Al-Biruni’s analysis is his summary of why many Hindus hate Muslims. He explains that Hinduism and Islam are totally different from each other. Moreover, Hindus in 11th century India had suffered through waves of destructive attacks on many of its cities, and Islamic armies had taken numerous Hindu slaves to Persia which, claimed Al-Biruni, contributed to Hindus becoming suspicious of all foreigners, not just Muslims. Hindus considered Muslims violent and impure, and did not want to share anything with him.
My friend RamanAl BeruniSehgal, for the lazy ones who cannnot read Al Biruni, has summarised the book: http://ramansaigal.blogspot.in/2015/11/al-berunis-india.html
Lot of what Al Biruni writes is on ancient Hindu science, which is no longer relevant. I have tried to copy-paste all relevant portions of the book.
Ibn Khuldoon's 'The Muqaddimah' is the philosophy of history or the social sciences of sociology, demography, historiography, cultural history, social darwinism, ecology, darwinism and economics. The Muqaddimah also deals with Islamic theology, political theory and the natural sciences of biology and chemistry. Franz Rosenthal's translation is here: https://asadullahali.files.wordpress.com/…/ibn_khaldun-al_m…
'If the soul is infected with partisanship for a particular opinion or sect, it accepts without a moment's hesitation the information that is agreeable to it. Prejudice and partisanship obscure the critical faculty and preclude critical investigation. The result is that falsehoods are accepted and transmitted.'
THE MUQADDIMAH - Ibn Khaldun
Al Biruni book is divided into 80 chapters on subjects such as religion and philosophy, festivals, astronomy, alchemy, manners and customs, social life, weights and measures, iconography, laws and metrology. He extensively quotes from vast corpus of Sanskrit literature, like Patanjali, Gita, Puranas, Samkhya philosophy etc.
Al-Biruni adopted a distinctive structure in each chapter, beginning with a question, following this up with a description based on Sanskrit traditions, and concluding the chapter with a comparison with other cultures.
He expresses his objective with simple eloquence:
“I shall not produce the arguments of our antagonists in order to refute such of them, as I believe to be in the wrong. My book is nothing but a simple historic record of facts. I shall place before the reader the theories of the Hindus exactly as they are, and I shall mention in connection with them similar theories of the Greeks in order to show the relationship existing between them.”
Al-Biruni attempts to understand the Hindu culture in its own terms, letting the subject matter speak for itself. The concern to record facts as they are, without any prejudgments, is one of the most significant aspects of Al-Biruni’s methodology.