ISBN 9781590517482,The Faithful Scribe

The Faithful Scribe

Author:

Shahan Mufti

Publisher:

Other Press

Rs339 Rs499 32% OFF

Availability: Available

Usually ships in: 2-3 business days

(Free Delivery)

We Accept
ISBN 9781590517482
Check delivery information
 
ISBN 9781590517482
Publisher

Other Press

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781590517482

ISBN-10 1590517482
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 358 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Biography: general

A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy
 
Shahan Mufti’s 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 world’s 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 Pakistan’s destiny matters to us all.

More from Author

Scroll