Introduction: A historical overview of Islam in South Asia / Barbara D. Metcalf -- Devotion and praise : to Allah, Muhammad, imams, and elders. Satpanthi Ismaili songs to Hazrat Ali and the imams / Ali S. Asani -- The soul's quest in Malik Muhammad Jayasi's Hindavi romance / Aditya Behl -- Pilgrimage to the shrines in Ajmer / Catherine B. Asher -- Women's grinding and spinning songs of devotion in the late medieval deccan / Richard Eaton -- Qawwali songs of praise / Syed Akbar Hyder and Carla Petievich -- Na't : media contexts and transnational dimensions of a devotional practice / Patrick Eisenlohr -- Shi'i mourning in Muhurram : Nauha laments for children killed at Karbala / Syed Akbar Hyder and Carla Petievich -- Islam and the devotional image in Pakistan / Jamal J. Elias -- Holy and exemplary lives. Ibn Battuta meets Shah Jalal al-Din Tabrize in Bengal / Barbara D. Metcalf -- Narratives of the life of Haider Shaykh in Punjab / Anna Bigelow -- The daily life of a saint, Ahmad Sirhindi, by Badr al-Din Sirhindi / Carl Ernst -- Sufi ritual practice among the Barkatiyya Sayyids of U.P. : Nuri Miyan's life and 'Urs, late nineteenth-early twentieth centuries / Usha Sanyal -- Transgressions of a holy fool : a majzub in colonial India / Nile Green -- The transmission of learning. Saving Tamil Muslims from the torments of hell : Vannapparimalappulavar's book of one thousand questions / Ronit Ricci -- The Taqwiyyat al-Iman (support of the faith) by Shah Isma'il Shahid / Barbara D. Metcalf -- The brilliance of hearts : Hajji Imdadullah teaches meditation and ritual / Scott Kugle -- Studying hadith in a Madrasa in the early twentieth century / Muhammad Qasim Zaman -- Jihad in the way of God : a Tablighi Jama'at account of a mission in India / Barbara D. Metcalf -- A college girl gives a Qur'an lesson in Bangladesh / Maimuna Huq --
Guidance, sharia, and law. Ibn Battuta as a Qadi in the Maldives / Barbara D. Metcalf -- Guiding the ruler and prince / Muzaffar Alam -- A colonial court defines a Muslim / Alan M. Guenther -- Maulana Thanawi's fatwa on the limits of parental rights over children / Fareeha Khan -- Shari'at governance in colonial and postcolonial India / Ebrahim Moosa -- Two Sufis on molding the new Muslim woman : Khwaja Hasan Nizami (1878-1955) and Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) / Marcia Hermansen -- Fatwa advice on proper Muslim names / Muhammad Khalid Masud -- A rallying cry for Muslim personal law : the Shah Bano case and its aftermath / Sylvia Vatuk -- Belonging. Forest clearing and the growth of Islam in Bengal / Richard Eaton -- Challenging the Mughal emporer : the Islamic millennium according to 'Abd al-Qadir Badayuni / Ahmed Azfar Moin -- Custom and conversion in Malabar : Zayn al-Din al-Malibari's Gift of the Mujahidin : some accounts of the Portuguese / Engseng Ho -- Muslim league appeals to the voters of Punjab for support of Pakistan / David Gilmartin -- Advocating a secular Pakistan : the Munir report of 1954 / Asad Ahmed -- Maulana Yusuf Ludhianvi on the limits of legitimate religious differences / Naveeda Khan -- The Indian Jama'at-i Islami reconsiders secular democracy / Irfan Ahmad.