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Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Earle H. Waugh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt's public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its ... More


Saints and Sufi Orders I: The Hamawiyya

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter presents an overview of the social history of the Hamawiyya, one of the two main Sufi orders that are the dominant institutional forms through which Islam has been practiced in the ... More


Introduction

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Muslims and Muslim polities have been present for hundreds of years on the coast of East Africa. Some 80 percent of the population in Southeast Tanzania is estimated to be Muslim. How and why this ... More


Poetry as Music

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the musical quality of Siraj Awrangabadi’s poetry. He wrote his poems to be sung in sama`, the Sufi gatherings meant for listening to devotional music. This tradition is knows ... More


Saints and Sufi Orders II: The Tijaniyya

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter presents the social history of the Tijaniyya, the second of the two main Sufi orders that are the dominant institutional forms through which Islam has been practiced in the region for ... More


What Can the Şaʿbâniye Teach Us about Transitions in the early Modern Period of World History?

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639236
eISBN:
9780748653225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the important conclusions that can be drawn about the history of the Halveti order. It concludes that while the newly uncovered sources about the Halveti have ... More


Introduction: Islam and the Millennium

A. Azfar Moin

in The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter provides a background of the Mughal Empire in sixteenth-century India, and its antecedents and parallels in Timurid Central Asia and Safavid Iran. These interconnected ... More


The ‘Natural’ Unity of the Nile Valley

David E. Mills

in Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166389
eISBN:
9781617975882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166389.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter one examines the geography, religious milieu, prior history, educational developments, and various cultural bonds of the Nile Valley, essentially those characteristics which Egyptians ... More


Conclusion: The Meaning of Islamic Reform

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter summarizes the results of the book. In particular, it raises the question what Islamic reform actually means for Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa and it points out both patterns and ... More


The Senegalese “Social Contract” Revisited: The Muridiyya Muslim Order and State Politics in Postcolonial Senegal

Cheikh Anta Babou

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the “social contract” between the Senegalese government and the Muslim Sufi orders. It specifically highlights the Muridiyya Muslim order, one of the most powerful political ... More


Siraj’s Bewilderment

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces Siraj’s personality and poetry through his most famous ghazal. This poem is sung today in Qawwali and illustrates the depth and subtly of the Sufi tradition. Its various ... More


Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari

Marc Gopin

in Bridges across an Impossible Divide: The Inner Lives of Arab and Jewish Peacemakers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916986
eISBN:
9780199980307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916986.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the story of Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari, in his own words. Sheikh Bukhari was cofounder of Jerusalem Peacemakers and the head of the Naqshabandi Sufi order in Jerusalem. His ... More


Islam’s New Visibility and the Secular Public in Senegal

Beth A. Buggenhagen

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the gendered and corporeal practices underpinning Islam's new increased visibility and focus on the production and circulation of videocassettes and portraiture. It considers ... More


Between Spirituality and Legalism: The Moderating Influence of Sufism

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190226831
eISBN:
9780190226855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter highlights the role that Sufism can play in an otherwise Shari’ah-dominated Islam, where the emphasis on externality and form has tilted the balance between the inner and the outer self ... More


The Esoteric Sciences

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on one of the most important sources of Islamic religious authority in contemporary Mali, the disparate Islamic esoteric sciences. Considering the sociology of the knowledge and ... More


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