Author: Rashid Shaz
Publisher: Milli Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187856009
The malaise of Indian Muslims epitomizes, to a great extent, the crises of the international Ummah of Islam. The general feeling that something has gone awry and the failure of our intellectuals to point out clearly that 'something' has further compounded the crises of the Muslim mind. This book is about a devastating tragedy that befell the Muslim in post-’47 India.
This book is about a devastating tragedy that befell the Muslim in post-’47 India. In the pages that follow one gets acquainted with a revolutionary Ummah which, in its ideological wilderness, shuns its idealism and is eventually swallowed up by a seemingly neutral ideology of secularism. This conversion of Muslim Indians, from Islam to secularism, though in itself a clear case of apostasy, has otherwise gone unnoticed. This book focuses on this painful and heart-rending phenomenon.
Like Muslims in other parts of the world, the Indian Muslims too live in a world which they have not created willingly and which does not go hand in hand with their not-so-hazy Islamic aspirations. Never before in 1400 years long Islamic history, or for that matter, during a thousand years of their positive history in the subcontinent, Muslims had to adjust themselves with an alien system which openly de-recognized Islam as the guiding principle and yet they, as loyal citizens of free India, were expected to honor the new national creed, the secular democracy. As this situation had no semblance in Islamic history they could not find much solace and guidance in the classical fiqhi debate which is most cases, will ill-found analogies, further confused the issue.
Muslims and the former ‘Darul-Islam’
The Genesis of the Problem: Intellectual Diaspora
The Impact of Alien Ideologies
Post-’47 India: The Emergence of a New World
Muslims and the New State Ideology
Muslims and the Indian Nationalism
‘Uolul-Amr’ or the Authority
Darul-Islam versus ‘Darul-Kufr’
Notes & References