YOGINDER SIKAND, received his PhD for his work on the Tablighi Jama'at from Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is currently a post doctoral Fellow at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World at Leiden, the Netherlands.
STRUGGLING TO BE HEARD SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM VOICES
Given the salience of ideologised forms of religion in fanning or justifying conflicts in different parts of the world today, formulating new understandings of religion that can play a positive role in promoting inter community relations and social justice is an urgent necessity. This is as true of the Islamic case as it is of all other religions. This book, a collection of interviews with Indian and Pakistani Muslim activists and ulema, seeks to provide a broad perspective on a socially engaged understanding of Islam that tries to creatively deal with several issues of contemporary concern, particularly those relating to inter faith relations, social justice and peace.
Publisher: GLOBAL MEDIA PUBLICATIONS