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Re: "Ulema"
By:shahalam, TX
Date: Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:49 am
In Response To: "Ulema" (Nouman Ali Khan)

Traditional Ulemas (essentially Madrassas trained) are facing professional competition from modern looking non-traditional scholars. To protect themselves from the erosion of their authority and influence among Muslims they form trade union like cartel against non-traditional scholars who are generally critical of orthodoxy. They suggest some screening tests for them to qualify as legitimate custodial of Islam. One polygraph test is their physical appearances and those without proper length of beard, turbans, lose garb or donning western attires fail as authentic Ulemas. The other test is Madrassas training, those without full Madrassas education under tutelage of conventional Ulemas are rejected by the trade union. What chances for modern looking scholars in collared shirt, suit and tie to be heard and appreciated in religious seminaries like Lal Masjid, Jamia Hafsa or Jamia Binnoria in Pakistan despite their best intentions about Islam?

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Nouman Ali Khan -- Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:40 pm
Re: "Ulema"
shahalam, TX -- Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:49 am