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Terrorism, an orphan of Reformist Islam: Reflections from Kerala Muslim milieu

By M Abdul Fathah
An increase in the observance of Islamic customs as such need not expose firmness of identity politics or Islamism. They better derive legitimate space in Islam from the ethics formed among the observant of those customs. Evidently, pervasiveness of such practices under traditional Ulamas predates such practices within Salafi creed, without any repercussions, let alone terrorist tendencies.

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Kerala: Forty years of Jamia Markaz, a champion of the dispossessed

By M Abdul Fathah
At odds with the prevailing traditional institutes and liberal initiatives, Markaz went for an innovative blending of traditional wisdom and modern trends. Markaz Boarding and Hifdhul Quran College, which was built in 1986, embarked on this particular journey.