Sufi Heirs of the Prophet

The Indian Naqshbandiyya and the Rise of the Mediating Sufi Shaykh
University of South Carolina Press
  • erschienen am 15. Oktober 2008
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 344 Seiten
978-1-57003-783-2 (ISBN)
Explores the multifaceted development of personal authority in Islamic societies by tracing the transformation of one mystical sufi lineage in colonial India, the Naqshbandiyya. This book clarifies the institutional structure of sufism, analyzes overlapping configurations of personal sufi authority.
  • Englisch
  • South Carolina
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  • USA
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
16 illustrations
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 503 gr
978-1-57003-783-2 (9781570037832)
1570037833 (1570037833)
Arthur F. Buehler is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is senior editor of the Journal of the History of Sufism.
"It is heartening to see such important questions - on change, and on the complex relationship between authority, colonial society and Sufism in India and Pakistan - raised and engaged in such an insightful and stimulating manner." - Journal of Islamic Studies"

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