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Muslim becoming : aspiration and skepticism in Pakistan

Author: Naveeda Ahmed Khan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Khan, Naveeda Ahmed, 1969-
Muslim becoming.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011041906
(OCoLC)748336583
Named Person: Muhammad Iqbal, Sir; Muhammad Iqbal, Sir; Muhammad Iqbal, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naveeda Ahmed Khan
ISBN: 9780822395256 0822395258
OCLC Number: 794003586
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 261 pages)
Contents: Scenes of Muslim aspiration : neighborhood mosques and their qabza --
A possible genealogy of aspiration : Muhammad Iqbal in his time --
Inheriting Iqbal : the law and the Ahmadi question --
The singularity of aspiration : a father, a child and a jinn --
Skepticism in public culture : from the Jahil Maulwi to Mulla-ism --
Skepticism and spiritual diagnostics : Iqbal, the Ulama and the literati --
Epilogue: becoming present.
Responsibility: Naveeda Khan.

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