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“The True Faith”

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It is possible to understand that injunction to stand firm in one's devotion to “the true faith” also as directing man toward his deepest human nature: a person is nothing other than a debt to the ... More


Faqīri: Practicing Temporary Asceticism

Afsar Mohammad

in The Festival of Pīrs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199997589
eISBN:
9780199346448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997589.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that faqīri acquires the status of an alternate and temporary ascetic practice by a blending of Muslim and Hindu ascetic practices, in the case of Gugudu’s own story. The practice ... More


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