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Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War Shahan Mufti

Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War

Shahan Mufti

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ISBN : 9781306914413
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A journalist explores his familys history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the worlds first Islamic democracyShahan Muftis family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to the inner circle ofMoreA journalist explores his familys history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the worlds first Islamic democracyShahan Muftis family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to the inner circle of the prophet Muhammad, offers an enlightened perspective on the mystifying history of Pakistan. Mufti uses the stories of his ancestors, many of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for many centuries, to reveal the deepest roots--real and imagined--of Islamic civilization in Pakistan.More than a personal history, The Faithful Scribe captures the larger story of the worlds first Islamic democracy, and explains how the state that once promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to crumble under historical and political pressure, and why Pakistans destiny matters to us all.