[Reader-list] Rethinking Islam
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Sun Apr 27 23:58:54 IST 2008
Shuddha's crime that his name sounds Hindu, but Garcia Lorca was
homosexual and yet incorporated Islamic terminology in his poems.
Borges too used efficiently the litrary phrases in his famous style of
writing. I dont know how many more in Latin American literature are
benefited by the use of Islamic sounds. Even in Paris there was groups
led by Paul Gaugin called Nabis and thier first painting was indeed
titled ' Talisman' and who led a strange mystic life...
It is only in India that this kind of wrting is seen a Muslim
specific only, and in Paskistan anything Hindi would be seen as Hidnu
Besides that Shuddha Laments
............. which exhausted and scattered the Islamicate
intelligentsia, led to the'closure of the gates of 'Itjehad'
(interpretation) and the rise of dogma and clerics, which Islam (which
never had a centralized clergy
The main thrust of the scholarly piece is that Islam is urgently in
need to restore its true glory by reincoporating its mystical,
logical and intellecual past.
In fact all the religions are are pain the ass if they dont behave the
way it should be...
On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Tapas Ray <tapasrayx at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello! i'm a little confused. what exactly is the problem you see in
> shuddha's post? do you think that as someone with a hindu name, he
> should not have read so much about islamic thought, or if he did, should
> not have mentioned that in public?
> just curious.
> kirdar singh wrote:
> > Very interesting... S.Jabbar asked "if there are Islamic scholars who
> > can guide me..." and quickly jumped in Maulvi Shuddhabrata Sengupta to
> > guide her. I can very well see Maulvi Shuddh in the sorely needed role
> > of a mujtahid in Islam in the times to come... Hail Mutazilites, Hail
> > Farabites, move away you Yogis... Here comes the New Age Islamic
> > Ijtehad, Sarai being the new Baghdad...
> > (Sorry I'll give you the references later, since I am in a flight
> > between Babylon and Ankara.)
> > KS
> > (sorry, just couldn't help break the serious silence on this issue
> > from the other Sarai fellows who are as usual spellbound).
> > On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Shuddhabrata Sengupta
> > <shuddha at sarai.net> wrote:
> >> Dear Sonia,
> >> Thanks for your post. I have been studying Ibn Arabi, Ibn Rushd and
> >> the Mutazila for quite some time now. And have always been struck by
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