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Different Currents: South Africa's Islamic Minority

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

South Africa's unique location helped shape the distinct character of Islam there, principally through contact with Asia, Egypt, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula, allowing beleaguered South African ... More


Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

'Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad ibn 'Ali al-Sha'rani

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual ... More


Shaykh Ahmad Al-Ahsaʾi on the Sources of Religious Authority

Juan R. I. Cole

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Usuli ulama were not without competitors. Aside from the Akhbari school and Sufism, the Shaykhi school emerged as the ideas articulated by Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i gained prominence during the late ... More


Discretion and Publicity

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the frictions that exist between nongovernmental projects for promoting piety and those initiatives that are explicitly aligned with the interests of the state, paying specific ... More


The Politics of Veneration

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines one key question haunting modern Shiʻi hagiographies and its political implications: what qualifies a person as a friend of God or, better, what disqualifies him from achieving ... More


Saudi Arabia between pan-Islamism, Iconoclasm and Political Legitimacy

Ondřej Beránek and Pavel Ťupek

in The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the process of Wahhabism institutionalisation that occurred during the period of the third Saudi state, as well as the proselytic mechanism that has been part of Saudi-led ... More


Palestine between the Regional Blocs

Michael Doran

in Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195123616
eISBN:
9780199854530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123616.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyzes Egypt's foreign policy toward the Palestine Question against the background of the conflict between the Turco-Hashimite Entente and the Triangle Alliance. The timing of the ... More


Islamization: The Tarboosh and the Beard

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The organization which became known as Jamā'at al-Takfir wa al-Hijira (Society of Repudiation and Holy Flight) was a relatively small extremist group that carried out one of the most daring assaults ... More


Security and Belief in the Rhetoric of the Sermon

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins by examining a sermon that was preached on the special occasion of the visit of President Sadat to Minya in December 1978. This was the chief executive's first visit to this ... More


Security and Belief: The Transformation of Social Status

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The progression of status changes represents a preacher describing a movement on the part of the Prophet through a series of social transformations. This advance follows a pattern of steps that may ... More


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