Islam and Society in Pakistan

Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Magnus Marsden

Publisher: OUP Pakistan

ISBN: 9780195479577

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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This book aims to bring together some of the most sophisticated recent anthropological work on the ways in which Pakistan's citizens from diverse social and regional backgrounds set to the task of being Muslim, and contribute to the dynamic role played by Islam in the country's political and social life.
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Islam and Democracy in Pakistan

Author: Muhammad Aslam Syed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Democracy

Page: 309

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Explores The Relationship Between Islam And Democracy Through Contributions Who Address The Problem From Different Angels Highlighting How Politics And Religions Have Used Each Other At Macro And Micro Levels In Pakistan.
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Pakistan Society

Islam, Ethnicity, and Leadership in South Asia

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The central theme of this structured study revolves around the complexity and diversity of Pakistan society, illustrated by case studies from Pakistan. Drawing upon anthropological and historical evidence and the extensive personal field experience of the writer, the book highlights thecomplex relationship between ethnicity, political and leadership issues in South Asia.
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Women and Islam: Womens's movements in Muslim societies

Author: Haideh Moghissi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415324212

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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This three-volume interdisciplinary collection is of use not only in Middle East studies but also in various other disciplines, including women's studies, political science, religion, cultural studies, sociology of gender and anthropology.The collection offers the most influential writings in the field by both renowned scholars as well as those by the new generation of scholars of Islam and gender and includes a wide variety of cases from Middle Eastern and Islamic societies. By including case-based articles, the collection highlights the clear links between concepts and theories and actual practices.Titles also available in this series include, Shamanism (March 2004, 3 volumes, 395) and the forthcoming titles Childhood (2005, 4 volumes, c.495), Gender (2005, 4 volumes, c.495) and Knowledge (2005, 4 volumes, c.495).
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Interpreting Islam, Modernity, and Women’s Rights in Pakistan

Author: A. Weiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137389001

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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In Pakistan, myriad constituencies are grappling with reinterpreting women's rights. This book analyzes the Government of Pakistan's construction of an understanding of what constitutes women's rights, moves on to address traditional views and contemporary popular opinion on women's rights, and then focuses on three very different groups' perceptions of women's rights: progressive women's organizations as represented by the Aurat Foundation and Shirkat Gah; orthodox Islamist views as represented by the Jama'at-i-Islami, the MMA government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2002-08) and al-Huda; and the Swat Taliban. Author Anita M. Weiss analyzes the resultant "culture wars" that are visibly ripping the country apart, as groups talk past one another - each confidant that they are the proprietors of culture and interpreters of religion while others are misrepresenting it.
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The Application of Islamic Criminal Law in Pakistan

Sharia in Practice

Author: Tahir Wasti

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004172254

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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No legal system in the world has aroused as much public interest as Sharia. However, the discourse around Sharia law is largely focussed on its development and the theories, principles and rules that inform it. Less attention has been given to studying the consequences of its operation, particularly in the area of Islamic criminal law. Even fewer studies explore the actual practice of Islamic criminal law in contemporary societies. This book aims to fill these gaps in our understanding of Sharia law in practice. It deals specifically with the consequences of enforcing Islamic criminal law in Pakistan, providing an in-depth and critical analysis of the application of the Islamic law of Qisas and Diyat (retribution and blood money) in the Muslim world today. The empirical evidence adduced more broadly demonstrates the complications of applying traditional Sharia in a modern state.
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Muslim Becoming

Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan

Author: Naveeda Khan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352311

Category: History

Page: 261

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This thoughtful ethnography of Islam in Pakistan moves from the smallest scale—a single worshiper striving to be a better Muslim who is seeking guidance at a neighborhood mosque—to the largest, examining the thought of poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, considered to be the spiritual visionary of the country.
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The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution

The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan

Author: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083691

Category: History

Page: 301

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In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. He focuses on the inherent tension between the movement's idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law and its political agenda of socioeconomic change for Pakistani society. Nasr's work goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse sociopolitical roots of contemporary Islamic revivalism, challenging many of the standard interpretations about political expressions of Islam.
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Shariʻa Politics

Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World

Author: Robert W. Hefner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253223105

Category: History

Page: 329

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One of the most important developments in Muslim politics in recent years has been the spread of movements calling for the implementation of shari`a or Islamic law. Shari`ʻa Politics maps the ideals and organization of these movements and examines their implications for the future of democracy, citizen rights, and gender relations in the Muslim world. These studies of eight Muslim-majority societies, and state-of-the-field reflections by leading experts, provide the first comparative investigation of movements for and against implementation of shari`a. These essays reveal that the Muslim public's interest in shari`a does not spring from an unchanging devotion to received religious tradition, but from an effort to respond to the central political and ethical questions of the day.
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Religion and Politics in Muslim Society

Order and Conflict in Pakistan

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521246354

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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This analysis of Muslim unrest is based on an extended case study of northwestern Pakistan. Professor Ahmed examines power, authority, and religious status as the critical intermediary level of society: that of the district or Agency, which was the key unit of administration in British India. Amhed has joined his insights as anthropologist with his experience as a political agent in Waziristan to produce an innovative and detailed work. The book focuses on the emergence of a mullah in Waziristan who challenges the state. A religious leader's challenge of the state is not new; but contemporary Muslim society's widespread concern over these conflicts reveals that the influence of religion in a traditional society undergoing modernization is greater than many scholars have assumed. The author identifies three types of leaders: traditional leaders, usually elders; representatives of the established state authority; and religious functionaries. From this analysis he constructs an 'Islamic district paradigm,' which he uses not only in making sense of contemporary Muslim society, but also in understanding some aspects of the legacy of the colonial encounter.
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