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My Madrasa Book is published

Can hardly wait to read new book "What is a Madrasa?" by @EbrahimMoosa – I don't know of any other book like it: http://t.co/N89iIWCQAg — Ingrid Mattson (@IngridMattson) March 18, 2015 Prof Mattson is not only a great scholar but … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope in Pakistan

My readers might have noticed that I was totally silent following the attempted assassination of the courageous young education activist Malala Yusufzai from the Swat region. I was silenced by a deep disgust at the deeds of these Pakistani Taliban … Continue reading

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Professor: Arrest of Pakistani Girl for Blasphemy Part of Decades-Old Witch Hunts

Professor: Arrest of Pakistani Girl for Blasphemy Part of Decades-Old Witch Hunts.

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Chicago by Alaa al-Aswany

Coleridge long ago said poets were humankind’s unacknowledged legislators. But if you care to read further you might agree with me that novelists too could enjoy this privileged position. Recently, I cited the Egyptian novelist, Alaa al-Aswany in an article … Continue reading

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New Leadership at Deoband Seminary

The winds of change of change, however blusteringly, have ushered in a new vice-chancellor at Darul Uloom Deoband with the appointment of Mawlana Ghulam Vastanvi.  While the world’s attention was rightfully focused on dramatic changes in Tunisia and now in … Continue reading

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Demagoguery in the Name of the Prophet: Pakistan’s Paradoxes and Paranoia

Even more sickening than the assassination was to see Pakistani lawyers showering the killer with rose petals when he appeared in court. These were the same lawyers who were fighting for democracy and liberty a few years ago but today they are aiding and abetting murder in the name of the Prophet!…Centuries ago, the great Ibn Arabi, a great admirer of the Prophet and a frequent visitor to the holy shrine in Mecca, the Ka`ba, wrote in a poem: “How can the holy status of the Ka`ba ever be compared to the greater value of a human being.” Continue reading

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Ethics of Publicity

DILEMMAS OF REPORTING AND SHARING INFORMATION After Terry Jones got his 15 minutes of fame for planning to burn the Qur’an in an orgy of exhibitionism that unfortunately did materialize for him, several media outlets pondered their decision to publicize … Continue reading

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