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The birth of modern Islam

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By K.N. Pandita

Muslims had to wait long before modern Islam could be ushered in. The wait was painful and ridden with internal dissension. For last eight centuries, the struggle for balancing Islamic ideology that had sprung from desert tribal ethos and assertively moved on to civilizations with diversified experience of socialization, entered the final and decisive phase a decade ago. 9/11 served as the harbinger of transition.

Not many Muslim ruled countries were happy with tragic happenings of 9/11. But sensing what the events portended, they geared up for a political Islam that looked westward with the option of adaptability and resilience. Millennia old struggle for reformation had come to a dead end from where reaction was the only option.  Continue Reading…