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Embarrassing Cousins: Genealogical Conundrums in the Central Sahara

Judith Scheele

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on contemporary Central Saharan tawārīkh — more or less historic documents looking suspiciously like genealogies. It examines the debates over religious legitimacy, hierarchy and ... More


The Daghūghiyyūn Sharīfs and Scholars of the Family of al-Ḥājj Settle in the Central Sahara

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the important influence of the Sharīfian Daghūghiyyūn amongst the Sūfīs of the Central Sahara in the late medieval period. One of the scholars, al-Hājj Abū'l-Hudā al-Sūqī, was ... More


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