Jan-Peter Hartung, Senior Lecturer in the Study of Islam at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, has recently published a book on the thought of the founder of Pakistan’s Jamaat Islami, Maulana Maudoodi (he prefers the spelling Mawdudi). For Salaam’s reviewer, it typifies the “malevolent but useful gaze of Eurocentric scholarship”. Find out why. The extensive review can be read here, together with a pdf downloadable version. Salaam visitors’ comments are invited.
Abul A’la Maududi would quote Farsi couplets in his writings in the 1940s – the above is one example from Tarjuman al-Qur’an, the Urdu journal that published most of his writings.