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World Of Fatwas Or The Shariah In Action

World Of Fatwas Or The Shariah In Action

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by Arun Shourie  
Language: English
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Key Features

  • A controversial book that looks at the issue of fatwas and how it impacts everyday life in the country
  • The author, a number of whose books have been bestsellers, is one of the most prominent intellectuals in the country
  • The book is being launched with three other titles by the same author and will be backed by a multi-city author tour to promote these

About the Book: The World of Fatwas: Or the Sharia in Action

Why are women 'the greatest affliction'? Why is slaughtering cows seen as a 'great Islamic act' when the Quran does not even mention it? Why must believers put down non-believers?

In this meticulously researched book, Arun Shourie looks at the social, religious and political contexts of fatwas down the ages. With a mountain of fatwas as his text, he shows us the Shariah in action; he unravels the history of fatwas, and the implications that a faithful, dogmatic adherence to these Islamic decrees holds for the 'believer'. And hence for the non-believers.

First published in 1995, this revised, up-to-date and expanded edition provides both Muslims and non-Muslims alike an even more clear-eyed look at the controversial world of fatwas.

About the Author: Arun Shourie

Scholar, author, former editor and minister, Arun Shourie is one of the most prominent voices in our country's public life and discourse.


'The World of Fatwas provides a new prism to non-Muslims for observing Islam, and holds up a mirror to Muslims, challenging them to necessary introspection for adjusting to a changing world'- J.N. Dixit, diplomat and former Indian Foreign Secretary, of Outlook


Details Of Book : World Of Fatwas Or The Shariah In Action

Book: World Of Fatwas Or The Shariah In Action
ISBN: 9350293420
ISBN-13: 9789350293423
Binding: Trade Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd
Language: English
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