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The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change
FOREWORD ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii Introduction 1 I: Islamic Law and the 'Ulama in Colonial India: A Legal Tradition in Transition 17 II: Constructions of Authority 38 III: The Rhetoric of Reform andExpand
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Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education
Acknowledgments vii A Note on Transliteration and Spelling ix Contributors xi CHAPTER 1: Introduction: The Culture, Politics, and Future of Muslim Education by Robert W. Hefner 1 CHAPTER 2: MadrasasExpand
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Sectarianism in Pakistan: The Radicalization of Shi‘i and Sunni Identities
This essay is an enquiry into the context, nature, and significance of militant sectarian conflict in Pakistan. The parties to the conflict are the Sunnis, who constitute the majority of Muslims inExpand
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Religious Education and the Rhetoric of Reform: The Madrasa in British India and Pakistan
The madrasa is one of the many institutions which have seen recurrent attempts at reform in Muslim societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Since the eleventh century, when it firstExpand
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Youth Violence in Pakistan: The Social Structure and Culture of Violence
Pakistan has been facing a high level of violence over the decades. Although a paucity of knowledge on this issue in Pakistan is observed, this essay nonetheless outlines the documented patterns ofExpand
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Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism
  • M. Zaman
  • Political Science, History
  • 1 October 2012
1. Introduction 2. Rethinking consensus 3. The language of Ijtihad 4. Contestations on the common good 5. Bridging traditions: madrasas and their internal critics 6. Women, law, and society 7.Expand
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Ashraf `Ali Thanawi: Islam in Modern South Asia
Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend theExpand
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Methodological Gravitism
In this paper the author presents the case of the exchange marriage system to delineate a model of methodological gravitism. Such a model is not a deviation from or alteration to the existingExpand
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Exchange Marriages in South Punjab, Pakistan: A Sociological Analysis of Kinship Structure, Agency, and Symbolic Culture
Contents: Exchange marriages - Pakistan - Social Capital - Marriage and Family - Gender and Women.
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