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What Is a Madrasa? (Hardcover)

Ebrahim Moosa

Series: Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks

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Taking us inside the world of the madrasa--the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world--Ebrahim Moosa provides an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on postsecondary-level religious institutions in the Indo-Pakistan heartlands, Moosa explains how a madrasa can simultaneously be a place of learning revered by many and an institution feared by many others, especially in a post-9/11 world. Drawing on his own years as a madrasa student in India, Moosa describes in fascinating detail the daily routine for teachers and students today. He shows how classical theological, legal, and Qur'anic texts are taught, and he illuminates the history of ideas and politics behind the madrasa system. Addressing the contemporary political scene in a clear-eyed manner, Moosa introduces us to madrasa leaders who hold diverse and conflicting perspectives on the place of religion in society. Some admit that they face intractable problems and challenges, including militancy; others, Moosa says, hide their heads in the sand and fail to address the crucial issues of the day. Offering practical suggestions to both madrasa leaders and U.S. policymakers for reform and understanding, Moosa poignantly demonstrates how madrasas today still embody the highest aspirations and deeply felt needs of traditional Muslims.


Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks
Release date: March 2015
Authors: Ebrahim Moosa
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 290
ISBN-13: 978-1-4696-2013-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Islamic studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
LSN: 1-4696-2013-8
Barcode: 9781469620138

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