role of Islam in South Asia by G. D. Gadre

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Published by Al Fatiha Foundation in Pune, India .

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  • Asia, South,
  • Asia, South.


  • Islam -- Asia, South.,
  • Islam and politics -- Asia, South.,
  • Asia, South -- Ethnic relations.,
  • Asia, South -- Politics and government.

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StatementG.D. Gadre ; foreword by Syed Shahabuddin.
LC ClassificationsBP63.A4 S643 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 118 p. ;
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2006609M
LC Control Number90904938

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ISLAM: ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA One in three Muslims today is of South Asian origin. With a Muslim population of over million, South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) is home to the largest concentration of Muslims in the world. The significance of the region's vast and diverse Muslim communities extends far beyond the present-day political boundaries of South Asia.

Book Description. There are more Muslims – over million – in South Asia than in any other region in the world. Many of the most important political, intellectual and spiritual developments within Islam have had their origins, or have flourished, in the area, and Muslims from the region have played important roles in the global history of Islam.

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Islam began in Asia in the 7th century during the lifetime of Muhammad.A number of adherents of Islam have lived in Asia & especially West Asia and South Asia since the beginning of Islamic is said to have arrived in Manipur (Northeast India) in AD via Chittagong which is part of present-day Bangladesh's coast in the age of silk route (both onland and by sea) trades when Sa`d.

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South Asia is the birthplace of four of the world’s religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Three that come from West Asia: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism arrived later. Zoroastrianism, the major religion in ancient Persia (now Iran) until it became Muslim, also survives in India.

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