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The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


Revival from Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

Brannon D. Ingram

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297999
eISBN:
9780520970137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297999.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Revival from Below tells the story of the Deoband movement, one of the most important Islamic revivalist movements of the modern era. Founded in 1866 in colonial northern India, the movement has ... More


Controlling Minds, Disciplining Bodies: Life Inside a Madrasa

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the disciplinary mechanisms adopted by the Madrasa Ashrafiya Misbahul Ulum in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, and analyses what strategies are used and what they mean to ... More


From College and Universitas to University

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the evolution of the college and universitas to university. The madrasa, the medieval Islamic college, appeared in Central Asia at least two centuries before the first college ... More


Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia. The Arab Empire founded by the prophet Muhammad expanded rapidly, defeating the Byzantine Empire and capturing Syria (637) and ... More


The growth of rural madrasa

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In parallel with mosques, centres of Quranic education, known locally as madrasa, sprang up in the countryside between c.1920 and 1960. They were small, poor, and often transient; their one defining ... More


The Ashrafīya Catalogue: Edition

Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The diplomatic edition of the catalogue’s unique manuscript aims at representing to some extent its organisation and the edition thus includes information such as line breaks and the various rubrics ... More


Pilgrimage Places

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses the variety of shrines and other monuments to which devotees made ziyāra and the reasons for their proliferation during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Shrines emerged as ... More


Saladin’s Pious Foundations in Damascus: Some New Hypotheses Anne-Marie Eddé

Anne-Marie Eddé

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Throughout his life, Saladin displayed a particular affection for Damascus. It was there he spent much of his youth and where he embarked on his political career under the tutelage of his father, ... More


Coda: Policy Reflections

Hem Borker

in Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199484225
eISBN:
9780199097708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter highlights the policy reflections that emanate from the present research. It problematizes the policy approach that locates contemporary madrasas in binaries of modernity and tradition.


A Modern Madrasa

Brannon D. Ingram

in Revival from Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297999
eISBN:
9780520970137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297999.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The first chapter situates the emergence of the Deoband movement within the aftermath of Indians’ failed uprising against the British in 1857. The chapter shows how the decline of first Mughal and ... More


Secularisation and Modernisation of Islam in China: Educational Reform, Japanese Occupation and the Disappearance of Persian Learning

Masumi Matsumoto

in Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402279
eISBN:
9781474422468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402279.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the rise of modern Islamic schooling in China and the disappearance of the traditional curriculum, partially based on Persian textbooks on the unity of being (wahdat al-wujūd). ... More


The New Method

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a contemporary Yemeni skit that looks back at the old Quranic school. It then reviews the late-nineteenth-century appearance and later imamic hybridization of “new method” ... More


Explaining the Stickiness: State-Madrasa Engagement in South Asia

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the factors contributing to the stability of religious ideas. It describes how South Asian 'ulama have resisted pressures for the reinterpretation of core Islamic precepts. It ... More


Organization of Religious Hierarchy: Competition or Cooperation?

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter develops a theory of religious hierarchy. Islam, unlike Christianity, does not provide for formal religious authority. The emphasis is on establishing a direct link to God. Yet closer ... More


Formation of a Preference: Why Join a Madrasa?

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the factors shaping individual preference for religion. It addresses two key questions: Why do parents choose to send children to madrasas? How do parents select a particular ... More


The Madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha‘ban before and after Creswell

Dina Ishak Bakhoum

in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Creswell photographically documented the fourteenth-century madrasa of Khwand Baraka, the mother of Sultan Sha'ban, hence the currently used name, “the madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha'ban.” The madrasa ... More


The Geopolitical Reinvention of the Holy War

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is about the exploitation of religion in Afghanistan for international political reasons.


Religious Identities between Secularization and Re-Islamization

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines whether and to what extent there was a long-term tendency towards secularization, towards religion becoming a specialized subsystem which was distinguished from the other ... More


Education: The Colonial System and Cultural Nationalism

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

For Delhi’s emerging middle classes, career opportunities within and outside the colonial system involved maintaining a precarious balance between collaboration and cultural nationalism. This chapter ... More


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