The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and by Shahan Mufti

By Shahan Mufti

A journalist explores his family’s historical past to bare the hybrid cultural and political panorama of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy

Shahan Mufti’s relatives historical past, which he can hint again fourteen hundred years to the interior circle of the prophet Muhammad, bargains an enlightened standpoint at the mystifying background of Pakistan. Mufti makes use of the tales of his ancestors, lots of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for lots of centuries, to bare the inner most roots—real and imagined—of Islamic civilization in Pakistan.
 
greater than a private historical past, The devoted Scribe captures the bigger tale of the world’s first Islamic democracy, and explains how the country that when promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to fall apart less than ancient and political strain, and why Pakistan’s future issues to us all.

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4:7] Islam gives women the right to do as they please with their wealth, such as buying and selling in accordance to specific guidelines set in Shari'ah . Allah () says: O you who believe!  [2:267] Islam has made it an obligation that they be educated. e. women are similar to men in various religious rites. ” [Ibn Maajah] It has also made it an obligation that they receive good upbringing and are raised properly; this is a cause by which one would enter Paradise. '” [al-Adab al-Mufrad] [27] Islam is the Religion of purity, both physical or spiritual.

2:256] Faith and Guidance are in the Hands of Allah. Allah () says: And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together.  [10:99] [24] From the distinguishing features of Islam is that it allows those who oppose them from the People of the Book to practice their religions. Abu Bakr () said: “You will pass by some people who have devoted themselves to monasteries. ” [at-Tabari] They are also given the freedom to eat and drink what their religions allow them.

Spiritual purity includes the following:  Purity from the filth of associating partners with Allah. Allah () says: Verily!  [31:13]  Purity from the filth of doing deeds to show off. Allah () says: So woe unto those performers of prayers. Who delay their prayer from their stated fixed times. Those who do good deeds only to be seen [of others]. g. neighborly needs: pots, pans, knives…) [107:47]  Purity from being pleased with one‟s actions. Allah () mentioned that Luqman said to his son: And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth.

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