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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


Historical and Religious Background of the Demirdashiya

Earle H. Waugh

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Theosophy of the Divine Names itself is rooted in the power of mandalalike articulation. The rise of the Khalwatiya seems to reflect the institutionalization of personal withdrawal and the ascendancy ... More


The Muhammadan Path

Mustapha Sheikh

in Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790761
eISBN:
9780191833250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter initiates the textual excavation of Majālis al-abrār, proceeding first with an inquiry into al-Āqḥiṣārī’s conception of the spiritual path. There is an examination of al-Āqḥiṣārī’s ... More


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