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Publishing Announcement

If you have a chance, head over to your local library and track down the print or e-journal version of The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society… 686 more words

Common Ground Publishing

Caste in Urdu Prose Literature: Ajmal Kamal

Guest post by AJMAL KAMAL

The historical division of society in South Asia on caste lines is now an acknowledged sociological, political and economic fact. However, caste as a literary or social discourse does not, for several reasons, form a part of the predominantly Muslim culture of Urdu. 2,981 more words


Fixing 32 Bit DLL Dependent .NET Apps for 64 Bit OSes

The Dawat-e Islami IT team has done something incredible in putting together their Fatawa Rizwiyya Sharif application. Unfortunately, this team seems to be an all Microsoft shop. 341 more words

Unicode And RTL

NYT on Pakistan's G├╝len schools

Turkish Schools Offer Pakistan a Gentler Vision of Islam – New York Times
Sabrina Tavernise is following in the grand tradition of NYT bureau chiefs reporting on Pakistan from the comfort of their home base in anywhere-but-Pakistan. 727 more words

South Asia

BBC on Biswa

We could make this an annual feature – lousy reporting on the Tablighi Jama`at’s annual Bangladesh ijtima`.


Dar ul-Uloom Deoband takes on power theft

The AP government is trying to spread awareness of a fatwa from Deoband condemning power theft. 687 more words

South Asia

Hasrat on Mawdudi and Azad

Professor Abdus Sattar Khan Sahib quoted Bahr al-`ulum Maulana Abdul Qadeer ‘Hasrat‘ Siddiqui to the effect that Azad was a pomegranate which grew overripe and rotted, and Mawdudi a pomegranate picked too early which always remained unripe. Discuss.