Inside Islam Radio Show…Bridging the Faith Divide: Eboo Patel and the Interfaith Youth Core

Eboo Patel Photo: Carlos Ortiz, The New York Times

Tomorrow at 3 pm central standard time (GMT-5:00), Muslim-American Eboo Patel will speak with Jean Feraca about his organization, Interfaith Youth Core, and its mission to counter religious extremism by building young leaders through service projects and interfaith dialogue. Make sure to tune in to a live webstream of the show!

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American Dervish

Aired February 07, 2012 | Visit the WPR Page | Download the Show

Milwaukee-born writer Ayad Akhtar’s debut novel, American Dervish, is a coming-of-age tale with a twist. As he tells the story of Pakistani-American teenager, Hayat Shah, Akhtar presents a complex and deeply personal portrayal of what it means to grow up Muslim in America.

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South Asia

Anglo-Islamic Law in Colonial India

Mitra Sharafi, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin

In colonial India, Islamic law was famous for its flexibility. It
was one of many systems of religious law applied in the state courts, typically by European judges. Then as now, South Asia operated upon the personal law principle. For marriage and inheritance, a person’s religious affiliation determined what law would govern. Hindu law applied to Hindus, Islamic law to Muslims, and so on. State courts administered religious law, making the term “Anglo-Islamic” law the most appropriate term for the body of law applied to Muslims. Continue reading