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The Faithful Scribe A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan the world’s first Islamic democracy  Shahan Mufti’s family history which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to the inner circle of the prophet Muhammad offers an enlightened perspective on the mystifying history of Pakistan Mufti uses the stories of his ancestors many of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for many centuries to reveal the deepest roots—real and imagined—of Islamic civilization in Pakistan   More than a personal history The Faithful Scribe captures the larger story of the world’s first Islamic democracy and explains how the state that once promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to crumble under historical and political pressure and why Pakistan’s destiny matters to us all


10 thoughts on “The Faithful Scribe

  1. says:

    I am usually uite wary of non fiction and the uiet boredom it instills in my story loving soul but I bought this book after hearing of Shahan Mufti at the Lahore Literary Festival 2014 The annual book fair in Lahore offered a 15% discount on it and the cover promised to reveal “a story of Islam Pa


  2. says:

    Finished this book this weekend in Rye NH If I could recommend one book about family roots Islam and an easy to read history about Pakistan this is the one I enjoyed reading Shahan Mufti's The Faithful Scribe Mufti is an American born in Ohio and his family is from Lahore Pakistan His father taught a


  3. says:

    The author presents the history of Pakistan as it parallels the history of his family The title and opening paragraphs imply that there will be a full sweep but most if it relates to Pakistan established 1947 as a nation There is some content on the British colonial era a bit on the partition and less


  4. says:

    The book kept me glued to the pages which was pretty commendable as the gist of the story was known to me and to every Pakistani The Pakistani family as an institution has grown from strength to strength as the government writ has weakened I guess the when any government grows weaker other players will


  5. says:

    The Faithful Scribe is a story of Islam Pakistan family and war the cultural and religious roots of modern Pakistan Shahan Mufti gives a complete history of the complicated country of Pakistan He delves into how continued political and historical strife continues to plague the mesh of Islam and the Wes


  6. says:

    Born in Ohio but raised largely in Lahore Pakistan Mufti frames this memoir as a response to a uestion his wife asked Why is Pakistan such a mess? His talent for explaining the political through the personal particularly the tormented embrace between his two home countries benefits from the uncanny conve


  7. says:

    I wanted to like it but I got thrown off when he states there is such a thing as good violence along with bad violence He never went on to explain what this good violence is and how it is classified separately from bad violence


  8. says:

    I stumbled across this while sifting through books in a free little library near my house I’m not a history nut I’m not as up to date on politics as I feel I should be and I am pretty ignorant when it comes to world politics and international relations Having not known anything about Pakistan other tha


  9. says:

    I was fascinated by the book from the first page The book takes us through the history of Pakistan through the family tree of Shahan Mufti It takes us through the initial days of the birth of Pakistan to the political upheaval and socio economic conditions that prevailed in the country As a neighbouring cou


  10. says:

    The connection between the religion Islam and democracy in Pakistan explained with a family history of writer Shahan mufti The influence of culture in the newly created democratic nation drives the religion under different languages and ethnicities The influence of the west is also explained how this interes


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