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‘Conversion’, Initiation, and Succession

Julian Johansen

in Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt: The Battle for Islamic Tradition

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267577
eISBN:
9780191683305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267577.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is devoted to an examination of two instances in which the tension between the Sufis and their hostile critics has been overcome, and individuals once critical of a particular Sheikh, or ... More


Ideals and Institutions

Elisha Russ-Fishbane

in Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198728764
eISBN:
9780191795497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728764.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Islam

Chapter 2 discusses in detail the major rites and rituals at the heart of Egyptian Jewish pietism. It demonstrates that the movement was distinguished less by its mystical doctrine than by its ... More


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