Ashraf `Ali Thanawi

Islam in Modern South Asia
Author: Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074207X
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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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 the Islamic scholarly tradition and to articulate its authority in an age of momentous religious and political change. In this authoritative biography, Muhammad Qasim Zaman offers a comprehensive and highly accessible account of Thanawi’s multifaceted career and thought, whilst also providing a valuable introduction to Islam in modern South Asia.

Perfecting Women

Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi's Bihishti Zewar
Author: Ashraf ʻAlī Thānvī,Barbara Daly Metcalf
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520080935
Category: History
Page: 436
View: 3552
Challenging conventional notions about the place of women in Muslim societies, the Bihishti Zewar (Heavenly Ornaments) gives life to the themes of religious and social reform that have too often been treated in the abstract. This instructional guidebook, used by the world's largest population of Muslims, is a vital source for those interested in modern Indian social and intellectual history, in Islamic reform, and in conceptions of gender and women's roles. The Bihishti Zewar was written in northern India in the early 1900s by a revered Muslim scholar and spiritual guide, Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi (1864-1943), to instruct Muslim girls and women in religious teachings, proper behavior, and prudent conduct of their everyday lives. In so doing, it sets out the core of a reformist version of Islam that has become increasingly prominent across Muslim societies during the past hundred years. Throughout the work, nothing is more striking than the extent to which the book takes women and men as essentially the same, in contrast to European works directed toward women at this time. Its rich descriptions of the everyday life of the relatively privileged classes in turn-of-the-century north India provide information on issues of personality formation as well as on family life, social relations, household management, and encounters with new institutions and inventions. Barbara Metcalf has carefully selected those sections of the Bihishti Zewar that best illustrate the themes of reformist thought about God, the person, society, and gender. She provides a substantial introduction to the text and to each section, as well as detailed annotations.

Die Flucht nach Hindustan und andere Geschichten aus dem Mathnawi

Author: Gisela Wendt
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 9789060340707
Category: Sufi poetry, Persian
Page: 108
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Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi

His Views on Religious and Moral Philosophy, and Tasawwuf
Author: Ahmad Ali Khawaja
Publisher: N.A
Category: Islamic ethics
Page: 133
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Author: Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi
Publisher: Adam Publishers
ISBN: 9788174351098
Page: 220
View: 2150

Self and Sovereignty

Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850
Author: Ayesha Jalal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415220774
Category: History
Page: 630
View: 9009
Self and Sovereignty surveys the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonisation and the partition period. Commencing in colonial times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured over time. Self and Sovereignty examines the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the individual, regional, class and cultural differences that have shaped the discourse and politics of Muslim identity. As well as fascinating discussion of political and religious movements, culture and art, this book includes analysis of: * press, poetry and politics in late nineteenth century India * the politics of language and identity - Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi * Muslim identity, cultural differnce and nationalism * the Punjab and the politics of Union and Disunion * the creation of Pakistan Covering a period of immense upheaval and sometimes devastating violence, this work is an important and enlightening insight into the history of Muslims in South Asia.

Khatemula Amviya

Author: Ashraf 'Ali Thanvi
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Muslims against the Muslim League

Author: Ali Usman Qasmi,Megan Eaton Robb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107166632
Category: History
Page: 414
View: 5493
The popularity of the Muslim League and its idea of Pakistan has been measured in terms of its success in achieving the goal of a sovereign state in the Muslim majority regions of North West and North East India. It led to an oversight of Muslim leaders and organizations which were opposed to this demand, predicating their opposition to the League on its understanding of the history and ideological content of the Muslim nation. This volume takes stock of multiple narratives about Muslim identity formation in the context of debates about partition, historicizes those narratives, and reads them in the light of the larger political milieu of the period. Focusing on the critiques of the Muslim League, its concept of the Muslim nation, and the political settlement demanded on its behalf, it studies how the movement for Pakistan inspired a contentious, influential conversation on the definition of the Muslim nation.

Bürger mit Turban

Muslime in Delhi im 19. Jahrhundert
Author: Margrit Pernau
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525368437
Category: History
Page: 404
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Originally presented as the author's Habilitationsschrift--Universit'at Bielefeld, 2006.

The Accepted Whispers

English Translation of Munajat-E-Maqbul
Author: Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780975515754
Page: 176
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Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510926
Category: History
Page: 1128
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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

Women and Social Reform in Modern India

A Reader
Author: Sumit Sarkar,Tanika Sarkar
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025335269X
Category: History
Page: 550
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Contributed articles on social reforms and status of women in 19th and 20th century India.

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts

Author: Derryl N MacLean
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074865609X
Category: History
Page: 208
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Focuses on moments in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures, exploring the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.