Or, an Online Interlocutory Locus for
Interdisciplinary Approaches to
Tradition and Modernity
Maktaba al-Ashrafia is a non-profit website devoted to
engaging traditional Islamic discourse in a scholarly conversation
with the modern social sciences.
Qasim to Qasim: A Brief Survey of
Islamic Orthodoxy in the Indian Subcontinent from the Warrior
Muhammad ibn Qasim to the Philosopher-Theologian Muhammad Qasim
Nanotwi (by Ali Altaf Mian).
Shah Wali Allah Studies
(by Dr. Marcia K. Hermansen).
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18 May 2006
This website offers numerous
useful links to traditional Islamic primary texts in Arabic and Urdu. Many
of these texts are by the renowned Indian sufi-theologian, Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943).
These have been organized in an online library.
Maktaba al-Ashrafia also provides a bibliography of works by him and on him. Articles on Thanawi include "The Text
and a Muslim Author's Paternalistic Nurturing: The Literary Contributions of Ashraf
Ali Thanawi (1863-1943)" and "Ashraf Ali Thanawi's Conception of Islamic Mysticism,"
both by Ali Altaf Mian, who has also summarized Mawlana
Thanawi’s Answer to Modernism (also in pdf).
Moreover, we also feature essays and sources on other relevant topics as well (see the
Where to buy Mawlana
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