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For how long can Indian and Pakistani Muslims resist the Saudi influence?

Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louer
For how long can Indian and Pakistani Muslims resist the Saudi influence?

The two-way traffic of the nineteenth century, when Muslim scholars of South Asia and the Middle East—including clerics of Mecca and Medina—were in a conversation, is something of the past. Indeed, as shown by Ayesha Sidiqqa, the “madrasa system in Pakistan now represents a one-way traffic in which financial patronage has shaped the discourse in…