Category Archives: South Asia

Review of What is a Madrasa? by Roshan Shah

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Tribute to Professor Shahab Ahmed (1966-2015)

Ever since I heard of Shahab Ahmed’s illness, a few weeks ago, to say I was terribly unsettled, would not be an exaggeration. A particular malignant form of leukemia overwhelmed his body. I was praying for a miracle, but the … Continue reading

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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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The Sunni Orthodoxy in Critical Muslim

Ebrahim Moosa suggests the Sunnis, the majority Muslim sect, need to rethink their history Continue reading

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Brain, mind and culture in Muslim theology

“Many Medieval and early modern Muslim theologians who offer startling insights about perception, ideas which sometimes even resemble trending topics like neuroplasticity….So the riddle of metaphors and the brain makes me wonder, as a humanist, whether Shah Waliyullah’s explanations imply that the brain is also culturally wired. And, if so, then what about claims that the brain is a closed system? And, if it remains a closed system, then how does the culture seep into it?” Continue reading

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Informed: Taliban way of thinking

“The Taliban don’t oppose women’s education per se, they just oppose a Western, secular education for ANY Muslim. In addition, I understand that the Taliban justified the shooting [of Malala Yusufzai] using the Khidr reference from Surah 18 (The Cave) … 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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An Important Intervention on Blasphemy Cases in Pakistan

“… I will say this even if they ostensibly defend their innocence in claiming that such moves to repeal the blasphemy laws was a ‘conspiracy conducted by the enemies of Islam’.” Mawlana Ammar Khan Nasir, editor of al-Sharia, Gujranwala, Pakistan 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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Extra-Judicial Executions of America’s Enemies

The Obama administration seems to have signed off on the execution of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who fled to Yemen from where he mobilized terrorists in order to attack America. A few months ago, Osama bin Laden, arch-terrorist master-mind … Continue reading

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