Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband. Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however. Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author, artist, and activist on women’s and children’s rights. Her first book, “My Feudal Lord”. Book Review: Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. Set in South Pakistan, BLASPHEMY – the novel is inspired by a true story of a young girl trapped in the cruelest.

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In the Pir’s haveli, unspeakable horrors are perpetrated every day and every night on her body, mind, dignity, all in the name of Allah. Oct 07, Aruna Iyer rated it it was amazing.

Retrieved 8 September It also resulted in her authoring his narrated autobiography, “A Mirror to the Blind” I have only admiration that no words can express. This book should be a wake up call yet people continue to worship these men and the mizaars etc.

The author speaks of religious bigots not letting people realize their freedom of conscience, instilling in them the fear of Allah through propagandist means- distorting the message of Islam. Although being much older than her, he married Heer and made her second wife. Tehmina Durrani has to be a household name across the world and her books must be read by everyone.

The influence of Edhi spurred her into social work and inspired her to establish the ‘Tehmina Durrani Foundation’, with a mission blasphemj further Edhi’s way of “humanitarianism”, and his vision of Pakistan dhrrani a Social Welfare State. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

I was a soldier. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A pretty good depiction of a realy story and well narated. Saimah Raza September 29, at 2: I don’t know much If you feel your organized religion in its purest form needs to evolve and change, why follow it at all in the first place? To ask other readers questions about Blasphemyplease sign up. Though bound in a patriarchal marital discourse these women blaslhemy trying to free themselves by challenging the technologies of subjection. She describes several cases resulting in the humiliation and torture of Muslim women.


A world where she has noone to share her pains with, noone to talk tehkina heart out to. In these circumstances, polygamy was encouraged as an act of charity. The protagonist, Heer, is like any other teenager having her own dreams and aspirations. Open Preview See a Problem?

A lot of Muslims may take offense to this book, however, I do not think that Durrani was speaking against Islam, as a matter of fact, I think this story condemns people in power such as politicians and clergy-men, or worse Many describe the novel to be about “religious” exploitation, however, it is evident in the story that religious plays no part in the sins of a man, its the exploitation of a religion that allows a mere man to act like God, in the case of this woman.

A lot of Muslims may take offense to this book, however, I do not think that Durrani was speaking against Islam, as a matter of fact, I think this story condemn Blasphemy is Tehmina Durrani’s novel about the exploitation at the hands of her husband.

It seemed that I performed under duress. A Deconstruction of Religious Hypocrisy Dr. When I borrowed it durranu I felt it would be either a feminist book or one about a tortured women in an islamist state.

Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

I would say one of the best books on blasphemy. As ofshe is married to politician Shahbaz Sharif. Islamic Book Service Unsettling, gripping and overall an eye-opening read. She is an illustrious controversial writer catapulted to fame with the publication of her autobiography, My Feudal Lord, She has shown that how people twist religious sayings for their benefit. Also the use of word Durranni in this book is aligns quiet well with how we use it in our culture contrary what it actually means and stands for in our religion.

Maybe it isn’t the word of God after all. While I could feel protective and be angry on behalf of the woman whose husband raped her and forced other men on, Blasphsmy cant bring myself to feel anything for the woman who found pleasure in the same bed and then blaasphemy saying her husband forced it on her.

What scarred me for life was the fact that this book is based on true story.


Are men really capable of such vulgarity? Unlike many readers, I don’t feel the story blasphmy totally fabricated but there sure was everything going wrong for the characters, who were weaker and helpless – which makes it a gloomy read.

Book Review | Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani

Blasphemy, her next major work, promises to generate the same degree of excitement. A Deconstruction of Religious Hypocrisy. Return to Book Page. Set in south Pakistan, the novel inspired by a true story, is a searing study of evil; an uncompromising look at the distortion of Islam by predatory religious leaders.

Archived from the original on 15 January In the beginning Heer thought her to be an arrogant and vindictive person but later on it was she who was a great support of Heer in her struggle for justice as she herself was a victim of Pir Sain. But over and above all this, he was known to be the man closest to Allah, the one who could reach Him and save us. These years were perhaps her most transformational as they laid the seeds for her further work as well as her spiritual quest for truth.

Her first book, My Feudal Lord, caused ripples in Pakistan’s male-dominated society by describing her abusive and traumatic marriage to Ghulam Mustafa Khar, then Chief Minister and later Governor of Punjab and her experience of a feudal society.

She said, “[his actions were] an even bigger case of hypocrisy than my experience with the feudal system. Preview — Blasphemy by Tehmina Durrani. It’s like, okay we get it, there’s a lot of ignorance in the villages of Pakistan.

Tehmina Durrani

What befell her and what she did. She had the upper-hand to protect her as the adult and being apart of the ruling class. The book also delves into a critical approach to the tradition and practice of Nikah Halala. This book will leave a taste of blood in your mouth.