Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan by Naveeda Khan PDF

By Naveeda Khan

In Muslim Becoming, Naveeda Khan demanding situations the declare that Pakistan's relation to Islam is fragmented and complicated. supplying a noticeably various interpretation, Khan contends that Pakistan inherited an aspirational, always-becoming Islam, one with an open destiny and an inclination towards experimentation. For the person, this aspirational tendency manifests in a continuous striving to be a greater Muslim. it's grounded within the considered Muhammad Iqbal (1877–1938), the poet, thinker, and flesh presser thought of the religious founding father of Pakistan. Khan unearths that Iqbal supplied the philosophical foundation for recasting Islam as an open faith with attainable futures as but unrealized, which he did partially via his engagement with the French thinker Henri Bergson. Drawing on ethnographic learn within the neighborhoods and mosques of Lahore and on readings of theological polemics, criminal heritage, and Urdu literature, Khan issues to striving all through Pakistani society: in prayers and theological debates and within the development of mosques, readings of the Qur'an, and the project of spiritual pilgrimages. even as, she emphasizes the streak of skepticism towards the practices of others that accompanies aspiration. She asks us to think about what's enthusiastic about putting forward aspiration whereas acknowledging its skill for violence.

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