Day: October 8, 2011

Muslim women leaders convene at global conference

SOURCE: DAILY TIMES PAKISTAN NEW YORK: The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) announced the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality (WISE) Conference to be held from October 14 to October 17 in Istanbul, Turkey. “Soon the world will witness how Muslim women activists, scholars, politicians jurists and poets have assumed […]

The making of the modern maulvi — VIII

Credit/Source: The Express Tribune: By: Ajmal Kamal / Published: October 7, 2011 By the time Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi became a prominent active maulvi, Muslim shurafa as a class or a bunch of upper caste groups — both with a religious bent of mind and with a more open worldly outlook — […]