It is obvious
that Islam is in ferment, uneasy with itself.
The discomfort comes from its spread beyond the shores of the original
land where it took birth and shape. Faiths adapt to situations and to people,
settling into comfort positions, especially if there is no ecclesiastical
authority to force issues as per a single order. Islam’s spread was rapid and
its adaptation to regional and local environment gave it acceptance. There was
also confrontation, as there inevitably is when a faith attempts to expand its
scope and ambit of reach....