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
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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.

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
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The Path to Perfection

An Edited Anthology of the Spiritual Teachings of Hakīm Al-Umma Mawlānā Ashraf ʻAlī Thānawī
Author: Ashraf ʻAlī Thānvī,Muḥammad Masīḥullāh K̲h̲ān̲
Publisher: White Thread Press
Category: Mysticism
Page: 159
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Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe

Author: Barbara Daly Metcalf
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520204041
Category: History
Page: 264
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Focusing on the private and public use of space, this volume explores the religious life of the new Muslim communities in North America and Europe. Unlike most studies of immigrant groups, these essays concentrate on cultural practices and expressions of everyday life rather than on the political issues that dominate today's headlines. The authors emphasize the cultural strength and creativity of communities that draw upon Islamic symbols and practices to define "Muslim space" against the background of a non-Muslim environment. The range of perspectives is broad, encompassing middle-class professionals, mosque congregations, factory workers in France and the north of England, itinerant African traders, and prison inmates in New York. The truism that "Islam is a religion of the word" takes on concrete meaning as these disparate communities find ways to elaborate word-centered ritual and to have the visual and aural presence of sacred words in the spaces they inhabit. The volume includes 46 black-and-white photographs that illustrate Muslim populations in Edmonton, Philadelphia, the Green Haven Correction Facility, Manhattan, Marseilles, Berlin, and London, among other places. The focus on space directs attention to the new kinds of boundaries and consciousness that exist not only for these Muslim populations, but for people from all backgrounds in today's ever more integrated world.


Author: A.A.Thanvi
Publisher: Adam Publishers
ISBN: 9788174353238
Category: Islam
Page: 767
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Author: Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425209929
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
View: 9770
Hilary Thomas, a screenwriter scarred by childhood abuse, and Tony Clemenza, an ace cop and would-be artist, plunge into a love affair while pursuing the psychopath who brutally assaulted Hilary.

Islam Outside the Arab World

Author: Ingvar Svanberg,David Westerlund
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136113304
Category: Social Science
Page: 476
View: 939
Today about 85 per cent of the world population of Muslims live in areas outside the Arab world, and due to population growth, missionary endeavours and migration, the number of Muslims in these areas is rising rapidly. This volume presents the spread and character of Islam in many non-Arab countries, focusing particularly on the contemporary situation. The book deals with the great variety and complexity that characterize Islam outside the Arab world, with Sufism (the predominant form of Islam in most non-Arab Muslim countries), and with the growing significance of Islamism which challenges secularism and Sufi forms of Islam.

Ashraf's blessings of marriage

based upon the teachings of Shaykh Ashraf' Ali Thãnwi ... et al
Author: Muhammad Aslam Patel,Ashraf ʻAlī Thānvī
Publisher: Ashraf's Amanat
ISBN: 9781902627014
Category: Domestic relations (Islamic law).
Page: 337
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Khatemula Amviya

Author: Ashraf 'Ali Thanvi
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Schooling Islam

The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education
Author: Robert W. Hefner,Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400837458
Category: Religion
Page: 296
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Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. Media reports tend to paint madrasas--religious schools dedicated to Islamic learning--as medieval institutions opposed to all that is Western and as breeding grounds for terrorists. Others have claimed that without reforms, Islam and the West are doomed to a clash of civilizations. Robert Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman bring together eleven internationally renowned scholars to examine the varieties of modern Muslim education and their implications for national and global politics. The contributors provide new insights into Muslim culture and politics in countries as different as Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. They demonstrate that Islamic education is neither timelessly traditional nor medieval, but rather complex, evolving, and diverse in its institutions and practices. They reveal that a struggle for hearts and minds in Muslim lands started long before the Western media discovered madrasas, and that Islamic schools remain on its front line. Schooling Islam is the most comprehensive work available in any language on madrasas and Islamic education.

Muslims against the Muslim League

Critiques of the Idea of Pakistan
Author: Ali Usman Qasmi,Megan Eaton Robb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108621236
Category: History
Page: N.A
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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.

Faithful Education

Madrassahs in South Asia
Author: Ali Riaz
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813545625
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6005
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011, discussions on ties between Islamic religious education institutions, namely madrassahs, and transnational terrorist groups have featured prominently in the Western media. In the frenzied coverage of events, however, vital questions have been overlooked: What do we know about the madrassahs? Should Western policymakers be alarmed by the recent increase in the number of these institutions in Muslim countries? Is there any connection between them and the "global jihad"? Ali Riaz responds to these questions through an in-depth examination of the madraassahs in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. In Faithful Education, he examines these institutions and their roles in relation to current international politics.