Books & Documents

(Book Review) Religion Gone Astray—What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith

Book Review Name of the Book: Religion Gone Astray—What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith Authors: Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon & Imam Jamal Rahman Published by: Skylight Paths, Woodstock, Vermont, USA Year: 2015 Pages: 170 ISBN: 978-1-59473-391-8 Price: $18.99 Reviewed by: Roshan Shah US-based Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman are a team that …

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(Book Review) Walking With Nanak

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Book Review Name of the Book: Walking With Nanak Author: Haroon Khalid Published by: Tranqebar Press, New Delhi Year: 2016 ISBN: 978-93-8515-99-3 Price: Rs. 699 Reviewed by: Roshan Shah Islamabad-based academic and journalist Haroon Khalid has one particular passion—highlighting little-known aspects of Pakistan’s pre-Islamic past and the present concerns and plight of the country’s marginalized religious minorities, issues about which he …

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Book Review–on Muslim Nonviolence

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Book Review Name of the Book: Searching for a King—Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam Author: Jeffry R. Halverson Published by: Potomac Books, Washington DC Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-61234-469-0 Pages: 172 Reviewed by: Roshan Shah   The notion of Muslims and Islam being somehow linked to violence is very widespread today. In this very timely book, Jeffry Halverson (Islamic …

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Ecological Wisdom from Various Religious and Spiritual Traditions (Book Review)

By Roshan Shah Name of the Book: Environmental Spirituality Author: S. Ignacimuthu Publisher: St Pauls, Mumbai Year: 2010 Pages: 126 ISBN: 978-93-5015-001-6 Price: Rs. 80   That the earth is today faced with a grave ecological crisis few would deny. Because of unbridled greed, leading to over-consumption and over-production, a huge proportion of the earth’s resources has been destroyed, most …

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The “Frontier Gandhi”–Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

By Roshan Shah, Name of the Book: The Two GandhisNon-Violent Soldiers: The Frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Mahatma Gandhi Publisher: Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai Pages: 217 Price: Rs. 350 ISBN: 978-81-8495-041-0 It might seem incredible given how endemic violence seems to be among the Pathans of Pakistans north-western frontier and neighbouring Afghanistan but there was a time …

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Ebrahim Moosa’s “What is a Madrasa?”for

Book Review Name of the Book: What is a Madrasa? Author: Ebrahim Moosa Publisher: Dev Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi Year: 2015 ISBN: 978-93-81406-46-5 Price: Rs. 650 Pages: 290 Reviewed by: Roshan Shah The word madrasa means school in Arabic, but in South Asia and among the South Asian Muslim diaspora, it refers to an Islamic seminary. Much has been …

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