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Posts from the ‘Issue 4/Keralite Islam’ Category

Contents – Organizational Factionalism in Keralite Islam: Is Change Possible? (Issue 4)

Fourth Issue Index - Organizational Factionalism in Keralite Islam: Is Change Possible?

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Guest Editorial – On Factionalism and Keralite Islam: Raise questions, even if you do not find answers!

By Mahmood Kooria
Unfortunately, there is no Chinaman whose words would put an end to the debate: ‘all who were present in the coffee-house were silent, and disputed no more as to whose faith was the best.’

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Social Base of Muslim Religious Organizations and Political Discourses

By NP Ashley
With the gulf boom, the reformist movements came to be reliant upon Wahabism and Salafism more in terms of funding and organizing power, than on their earlier ideological dependency.

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Tilting at “factional” windmills: Towards a reorientation of priorities in Keralite Islam

By Muneer Aram Kuzhiyan
Surprisingly, the Muslim community in Kerala is always offered one red herring or another, as if out of nowhere. This then keeps deflecting the community’s attention from its priority concerns and ensures that the warring factions are at each others’ throats, doing nothing other than name-calling.

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When Sufis Challenge the Dictates of Keralite Islamic Organizations

By Abdur Rahoof Ottathingal
It should not be viewed necessarily as Sufis making a nationalistic critique of the dominations in a postcolonial situation. Rather, a more nuanced and productive way of understanding this argumentative moment would be to view this as a present day strategy for a counter-mobilization.

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Discursive Conflicts and intellectual debates: Identifying the traditional Muslim in Kerala

By Muhammad Madappalli
One can see the exact implication of the changing nature of the traditional Muslims in Kerala. While one can see the terminological boundaries, one can also experience how such boundaries are transcended.

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Can you hear a girl weeping in the corner?

By Savad Rahman
While all the organizations irresponsibly kept an appalling silence, a handful of brave women, without waiting for the support of their men, raised their voice in protest in Calicut, the very epicenter of afore-said Muslim groups, publicly burning the effigies of religious scholars.

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A Collective that Makes the Mind Greener

By Mujeeburrahman Kinalur
Soon after, we met again to discuss the name of the group and its constitutional charters. It was named Muslim Media Forum first; then revised to Media Forum, considering the response the term Muslim might evoke in the public sphere of a pluralistic society like Kerala.

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Why Interactive

By KC Saleem
My search has been for a new media platform where I can share these concerns. I had to challenge the existing organizations, while not scandalizing them. A huge investment, though, is needed, for which the organizational pattern of institutions is suitable to amass.

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We should not wait for them

By Salim Ahamed
The clerics are not at all concerned with what is happening in the society. Quite often many critics say that the films and television represent Muslims as criminals, terrorists, etc. Though I do not underestimate the gravity of what they say, I really think that at the core, these films and television serials contain some layers of truth.

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Educating to Lead: A Reflection

By Shafeeq Hussain Vazhathodi
During a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kochi, I remember sitting next to a teacher from Kerala who worked in Brunei. I was basking in the glory that in the doctoral studies I was acclaimed to have done an excellent job of proposing a model curriculum for Islamic religious higher education.

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Will that Bird Sing Ever Again?

By Shameer KS
After the funeral, one of the children said: 'Ali is gone.' My uncle corrected: 'It is as if Ali is gone.' 'As if', thus, bridged the gap between a narrator and his narration. I have never heard thereafter anyone singing the sonorous Bird Song.

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A Litmus Test of Street-fighting Organizational Jamborees

By Umar Nizar
If post-modernity is the unfinished project of modernity, then to paraphrase Walter Benjamin, modernity, in its turn, is the unfinished project of Romanticism in which each fragment in itself is a whole uniting itself with the transcendent.

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An Eye on Facts and fables of Religious Factions

By Abbas Panakkal
The mother’s eyes were moist and the heart heavy because she wept the whole day on the day of the holy Eid. How could a mother rejoice when one of her sons was fasting and other one was celebrating Eid?

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Coffee Inn: An Artistic Gathering beyond Limits

By Abdul Haseeb
Coffee Inn serves as a platform for value-based artistic engagements and functions as an independent group, beyond the limitations of existing religious organizations, with the blessings of all the reputed visionaries.

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A Conversation with Prof. NA Karim

By Anas S
In this 'Cafe Dissensus' conversation, Prof. NA Karim, former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kerala University, speaks to Anas S (JNU).

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A Conversation with Prof. AK Ramakrishnan

By Anas S. & Muhammad Kunhi
Prof. AK Ramakrishnan, Chairperson at the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, speaks to Anas S & Muhammad Kunhi.

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A Conversation with Dr. Auswaf Ahsan

By Muhammad Kunhi & Abdul Basith T
In this conversation, Dr. Auswaf Ahsan, Professor and Head of Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KMCT Dental College, Calicut, Kerala, speaks to 'Cafe Dissensus'

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A Conversation with Mr. Mujeeb Jaihoon

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
In this conversation Mr. Mujeeb Jaihoon, Sharjah-based author, speaks to 'Cafe Dissensus.'

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A Photo Essay – Keralite Islam: Between Tradition and Modernity

By MK Kasargod
A Photo Essay - Keralite Islam: Between Tradition and Modernity

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A Photo Essay – Mosques and Shrines: Visible Spaces of Factionalist Debates

By M Noushad & Niyas Hussain
A Photo Essay on the Mosques and Shrines of Kerala, visible spaces of factionalist debates.

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A Photo Essay on Keralite Islam

By Ajeeb Komachi
A Photo Essay on Keralite Islam

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