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Who Speaks for Islam?

whospeaksMuslim Grassroots Leaders and Popular Preachers in South Asia

Table of Contents
Peter Mandaville

Media-Based Preachers and the Creation of New Muslim Publics in Pakistan
Mumtaz Ahmad

Muslim Grassroots Leaders in India: National Issues and Local Leadership
Dietrich Reetz

Religious Figures, Insurgency, and Jihad in Southern Afghanistan
Thomas H. Johnson
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Mumtaz Ahmad, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Vice President (Academic Affairs)
International Islamic University, Islamabad

The topic of my presentation is to reflect on The Role of Religious Leaders in the Modern World. Before I share with this learned audience my submissions, it seems relevant to define and narrow down the scope of at least two key concepts in the title assigned to me. These are “religious leaders” and the “modern world.” This conceptual clarity will enable me to stay focused on my topic and raise some issues around today’s talk.
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Islamic Education in Bangladesh and Pakistan, Trends in Tertiary Institutions

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Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby

A study conducted by

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Islamic Fundamentalism in South Asia:

The Jamaat-i-Islami and the Tablighi Jamaat of South Asia

Mumtaz Ahmad

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Faith, Community, Identity: Muslim’s Search for Religio-Political Space in America

By Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad
Professor of Political Science
Vice President (Academic Affairs)
International Islamic University, Islamabad

“They was all Moslems, Tom said, and when I asked him what a Moslem was, he said it was a person that wasn’t a Presbyterian. So there is plenty of them in Missouri, though I didn’t know it before.” Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad.
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Sulayman S. Nyang*
Department of Africana Studies

Howard University

Washington, D.C.




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State of Islamic Studies in American Universities

15248Research Projects on State of Islamic Studies in American Universities

The following documents and reports are part of a comprehensive study of the state of Islamic Studies in American universities undertaken by IIIT and the Center for Islam and Public Policy (CIPP) between the years 2004 and 2007. The study traces the historical roots of Islamic studies in American universities, examine their current state with a focus on four major programs, present and analyze the theoretical frameworks and methodologies of approaching the study of Islam and Muslim world affairs and collect and disseminate data on the major academic programs for the study of Islam and Muslim world affairs in American universities.

Executive Summary

Policy Recommendations

Book: Observing the Observer: The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities

Case Studies: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

American Muslims’ Perspectives on the Sept. 11 Tragedy

Thursday, October 18, 2001

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How did American Muslims respond to the tragic events of Sept. 11? What are the challenges facing American Muslims following these events? What will be the nature of the relationship between the Muslim community and the larger society? Dr. Zahid Bukhari and Dr. Sulayman Nyang, co-directors of Project MAPS: Muslims in the American Public Square, answered these questions and more. Project MAPS is a three-year project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, housed at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU) at Georgetown University.
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Islam in the West

by Khurshid Ahmad, Zahid Bukhari
Policy Perspectives , Vol 5, No.1

Many scholars classify the Islamic World into six cultural zones: the Arab world; sub-Saharan Africa; the Turkish zone, including Central Asia and even central Europe; the Persian Gulf; South Asia; and Southeast Asia or the Malay zone. In the West, Muslims are creating a new cultural zone of Islam. There are three main actors in this zone: immigrant Muslims; the second generation of the immigrants; and indigenous Muslims, such as African Americans, and White or Spanish Muslims. As these three types of Western Muslims interact with each other and with the larger non-Muslim society, a new cultural zone of Islam is emerging.
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Continuities and Discontinuities in Islamic Perspectives on Cultural Diversity

Colorado College’s 125th Anniversary Symposium
Cultures in the 21st Century: Conflicts and Convergences

Delivered at Colorado College on February 4, 1999 at 7:30 PM
in a discussion forum entitled “The Islamic World.”
by Sulayman S. Nyang
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