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Keeping the Prophet's Family Alive: Profile of a Genealogical Discipline

Kazuo Morimoto

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/9780748644971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the discipline specialising in the genealogy of sayyids and sharīfs, developed by the Family of the Prophet Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt) from the mid- to the latter half of the ... More


Honouring the Prophet's Family: A Comparison of the Approaches to Political Legitimacy of Abū’lḤasan ʿAlī al-Marīnī and Aḥmad al-Manṣūr al-Saʿdī

Stephen Cory

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Although the fourteenth century Marīnids openly acknowledged their Berber identity, by the end of the sixteenth century, sharīfian descent had become a requirement for Moroccan rule. This chapter ... More


Odyssey by Land: Sanctity of Suffering II

Fallou Ngom

in Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279868
eISBN:
9780190279899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279868.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter shows how hagiographic ʿAjamī sources present the last twenty-five years of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba’s life. The period is termed the “odyssey by land” in Murīd sources and includes his ... More


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