Author: Zafar AhmadPublisher: Authors PressYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 312ISBN/UPC (if available): 817273123X
Islam reached the borders of South Asia in the beginning of the 8th century. From that time, it has been a strong force in the lives of about a quarter of the population of South Asia. Today, Islam is the predominant religion in South Asian region. In Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives it is the national religion. There are over 150 million Muslims in India today.This book presents a broad perspective of the future of Islam in South Asia. It explores the roots of the religion, the factors which contributed to its rapid spread, its contemporary status and future in this region. The book, which provides a many-faceted account of the Islamic life, is a unique contribution to the study of the Islam in South Asia.
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