Islam is at the heart of an emerging global anti-hegemonic culture that combines diasporic and local cultural elements, and blends Arab, Islamic, black and Hispanic factors to generate "a revolutionary black, Asian and Hispanic globalization, with its own dynamic counter-modernity constructed in order to fight global imperialism. (say what!)
Monday, January 14, 2008
more on deobandis (and barelwis)
Recently JinnZaman over at Global Intifada posted an article on the Differences between Deobandis and Barelwis which gives an enlightening perspective on the two groups. But to be honest, I personally don't understand how two groups that are so close (both Hanafi, both Maturidi, both looking back to Ahmad Sirhindi and Shah Waliullah, both respecting the various Sufi tariqats) could be so much in conflict. Why can't they just emphasize their (considerable) common ground instead of their differences?