My new book What is a Madrasa? is published. I invite everyone to read it and I will be happy to pursue a conversation about my book with you on this blog space. Please feel free to comment. Books can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble stores.
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Just published, my new co-edited volume titled The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring A Season of Rebirth? Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader, and Ebrahim Moosa, Eds Foreword by former South African president Thabo Mbeki
– See more at:http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/african-renaissance-and-afro-arab-spring#sthash.Sd9ozu0g.dpuf
Prof Mattson is not only a great scholar but an extraordinary human being. Her enthusiasm and care rejuvenates the author!!
See my review of this excellent book on academia.edu http://tinyurl.com/puftlp5 or view attached pdf MoosaZamanReview
Regrettably, Anwar Ibrahim, the bold and courageous political leader of Malaysia was imprisoned for a five year term. While the charges were those of sodomy, his imprisonment is seen as a political witch hunt of trying to eliminate him from the political scene given his party’s success in recent years.
After many years I had the privilege to meet with DS Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the Malaysian parliamentary opposition. It was an extraordinary gathering of many people and exceptional hospitality by DS Anwar and his wife Aziza. I was asked to share some words with the audience along with Sheikh Nuruddin Lemu. A beautiful evening indeed in Kuala Lumpur.
Thinking about solutions to the growing specter of violence in different parts of the Islamic world was the theme of many of my talks and interactions during my visit to the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The Penang Institute was a cosponsor of my visit. Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa and Dr Syed Farid Alatas were wonderful interlocutors from whom I learned a great deal. Lack of good governance, utopian delusions that invoking Sharia and religion are the silver bullets to remedy the ills of society were the aspects that I identified as the engine room for growing militancy among Muslims. Furthermore, growing grievances of military interventions and the killing of thousands of innocents by US and European interventions in the Muslim world are equally serious causes for militancy.