Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sign Post -1

(Ismaeel Nakhuda)  

(1) So, it does come as a surprise when contemporary writers assume that the Deobandis have some sort of anathema towards orthodox Sufism. In an article published in the UK-based Prospect Magazine in 2005, Ehsan Masood ironically described the Deobandi Sufis as an “Indian anti-Sufi movement”, likewise the respected British historian and travel-writer William Dalrymple has penned similar views in several of his articles and books.

(2) The era we live in today is one of information -- Alhamdulillah, our Ulemah have lots of information but passing this information onto the next generation in the English-medium is the demand of this age and something we need to focus on.