The book can be used as a textbook for the courses in the Islamic Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. The unique feature of this book, unlike other books on the subject, is that it combines and presents a complete picture of the 'Islamicate' nature of the Egyptian and Muslim Indian societies by demonstrating the changes that took place in various aspects under the impact of the West and colonial rule. The book would potentially find currency in Muslim countries, especially in Egypt and the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent.
Dr. Husain Kassim is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. He has also taught as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Bremen, the Fulbright-University of Salzburg Distinguish Chair in Intercultural Theology and Religion, and as a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Karachi. Dr. Kassim's areas of specialization are Islamic Studies, Islamic Law and Medieval Philosophy. He is the author of Sarkhsi: The Doctrine of Juristic Preference in Islamic Jurisprudence, Aristotle and Aristotelianism in Medieval Muslim, Jewish and Christian Philosophy, and Legitimizing Modernity in Islam: Muslim Modus Vivendi and Western Modernity as well as several articles on similar topics.
Introduction: What this study is about Chapter 1: The Historical Landscape of Egypt and Muslim India as Islamic Societies Prior to Colonial Rule Chapter 2: Shifting Identities: The 'Islamicate' Societies of Egypt, Muslim India (Pakistan), Muslims in India, and its Aftermath Chapter 3: Ethnicity and Minorities Chapter 4: Transformation of Traditional Islamic Language and Literature into a Modern 'Islamicate' Literature Chapter 5: Legal System and Judicial Institutions of Egypt and Muslim India Chapter 6: Education, Educational System and Islamization Project of Knowledge Chapter 7:An 'Islamicate' Woman: Gender Relations and Women's Rights