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

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

by Shahan Mufti

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590517482
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Shahan Mufti is a journalist who has written about Pakistan and the political evolution of Islam for Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many others. He splits his time between Pakistan and Richmond, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and teaches journalism at the University of Richmond. You can learn more about him and his work at his Web site, shahanmufti.com.

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