Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ebrahim Moosa's WHAT IS A MADRASA?

I was privileged to be among the early readers of this book. "Madrasa" has become a codeword of sorts in the era's media-squid-ink orgies, not unlike equally baffling codewords like "Islam" and "cleric." (Imagine if "university" became such a codeword.) Those interested in a more nuanced analysis will find Moosa's work -- part memoir, part scholarly treatise -- an indispensable contribution to the conversation about modernity.

Buy it here.