By Professor and Chair of Religious Studies - Islamic Studies Jamal Malik, Gail Minault

This quantity explores the problems of cultural reciprocity among Europeans and South Asians. In doing so, winning assumptions approximately those complicated relationships are tested.

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The way their names have been mentioned shows they must have been quite close to him. ), Moral Conduct and Authority: Tlie Place of Adah in South Asian Mam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. '(> Another example of Muslim categories consists of the fatwas of Shah c Abd al-cAziz which invoke the categories of Ddr al-Harb and the legal implications of foreign and non-Muslim rule. The answers in these fatwas follow the form of stipulating categories which make the action fall under a certain ruling of the shari'a, for example the "shart" or condition, by which a territory may shift from being Ddr al-Islam to Ddr al-Harb.

31 It also may be applied to Hindu ascetics by Hindus and Muslims. ,, especially those with be sharc (not following the Islamic law) orientations such as madam, qalandars and malangs challenge prevailing social and religious norms within the Muslim notion of a respectable community, yet 30 Barbara Daly Metcalf, Islamic Revival in British India: Deoband 1860-1900. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982, p. 273, citing Aziz Ahmad, Islamic Modernism in India and Pakistan, p. 16. 31 Ashraf'All Thanawi, al-KashshafJi istilahdt al-funun, Calcutta 1862, pp.

Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj, pp. 140-144. l Tarjumdn-e Wahhabiyya. Agra: Matba' Mufid 'Amm, 1884. "30 Thus we can argue rather convincingly, it seems to me, that the term "Wahhabi" becomes constructed and reconstructed by both British rulers and Indian Muslim subjects with a degree of oscillation and response to the categories of the other. Initially set in motion in British discourse in India as a term evoking the spectre of PanIslamic sedition, it became negatively valenced among some reformist Muslims who rejected it as casting on them aspersions of disloyalty to the colonial power as well as associating them with an Arabian movement which stressed Hanbali literalism rather than uijtihdd (using \ o independent reasoning).

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