This book is incredible. How can someone be tortured so much and still survive and end up with a happy ending.. It is the tragic and shocking story of the beautiful Heer, brutalized and corrupted by Pir Sain, the so-called man of God whom she is married to at the age of fifteen. Lists with This Book. Would you like us to take another look at this review?
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An insider look into the traditional culture of Islam in Pakistan. It is basphemy that Blasphemy will neither be the last nor the best of this Minto of her times, who basically neither disparages nor promotes religion in her novel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Published October 14th by Penguin first published April 1st The Solitude of Emperors. The book, right from the beginning, was unpalatable and only made the experience painful, which probably could be the aim of the author. The title should be at least 4 characters long. When I started reading it turned out be the latter for sure but the extreme of torture was uncomparable to anything I had read.
Preview saved Save Preview View Synopsis. Learn more about Amazon Prime. As the context shows, verse of the second surah of the Qur'an, which is usually quoted as a basis for the belief that a woman's testimony is half, is not a necessary condition for the validity of a contract.
He was also my daughter's molester. Faith is not found in the clothing you wear or by how many people revere you as a religious person.
These people more often then not misuse and misinterpret Islam for their own worldly gains and agenda. October 14, Imprint: Share your thoughts with other customers. If you feel your organized religion in its purest form needs to evolve and change, why follow it at all in the first place?
You've successfully reported this review. The story basically tells about the power of religious leaders in a society of illiterate people. How miserably have we failed to understand the true Islam and to disseminate it! Get to Know Us.
The review must be at least 50 characters long. The way this religion has been misinterpreted is a story in itself.
Tehmina has done a wonderfull job of painting the 'Peer Culture' in Pakistan. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Drrani of Flesh and Other Stories.
Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani (ebook)
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Customers also shopped for. Set up a giveaway. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. I hope some other writers pickup where Tehmina left it. There was nothing conventional in the type of torture.
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However I will add one more just for the brave effort of the author to speak about the sufi culture in Pakistan and give voice to the injustice of women. The authority give to this family obliges them to listen and attend to the durrrani of the people; not force their will on them.
As far as 'pirs' are concerned, they are not part of Islam or Islamic society in any way whatsoever. What befell her and what she did.