By Humeira Iqtidar
Secularizing Islamists? presents an in-depth research of 2 Islamist events in Pakistan, the hugely influential Jama‘at-e-Islami and the extra militant Jama‘at-ud-Da‘wa, extensively blamed for the November 2008 terrorist assault in Mumbai, India. Basing her findings on 13 months of ethnographic paintings with the 2 events in Lahore, Humeira Iqtidar proposes that those Islamists are involuntarily facilitating secularization inside of Muslim societies, at the same time they vehemently oppose secularism.
This booklet deals a fine-grained account of the workings of either events that demanding situations got rules concerning the courting among the ideology of secularism and the techniques of secularization. Iqtidar fairly illuminates the impression of ladies on Pakistani Islamism, whereas arguing that those Islamist teams are inadvertently assisting secularization through forcing a serious engagement with where of faith in private and non-private lifestyles. She highlights the position that festival between Islamists and the focal point at the nation because the middle in their task performs in supporting secularization. the result's an important contribution to our figuring out of rising traits in Muslim politics.