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Sufism in the West - Jamal Malik

Sufism in the West

By: Jamal Malik (Editor), John Hinnells (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th March 2006
ISBN: 9780415274081
Number Of Pages: 207

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With the increasing Muslim diaspora in post-modern Western societies, Sufism - intellectually as well as sociology - may eventually become Islam itself due to its versatile potential, especially in the wake of what has been called the failure of political Islam world-wide. "Sufism in the West" provides a timely account of this subject and is primarily concerned with the latest developments in the history of Sufism and elaborates the ideas and institutions which organize Sufism and folk-religious practices.
The topics discussed include:
- The orders and movements
- Their social base
- Organization and institutionalization
- Recruitment-patterns in new environments
- Channels of disseminating ideas, such as ritual, charisma, and organization
- Reasons for their popularity among certain social groups
- The nature of their affiliation with the countries of their origin
"Sufism in the West "is essential reading for students and academics with research interests in Islam, Islamic History and Social Anthropology.

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Literary productions of Western Sufi movementsp. 28
Persian Sufism in the contemporary West: reflections on the Ni'matu'llahi diasporap. 49
The evolution of the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi: Sulaymancis in Germanyp. 71
Third-wave Sufism in America and the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowshipp. 86
Transnational Sufism: the Haqqaniyyap. 103
Aspects of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani order in North Americap. 115
Seekers on the path: different ways of being a Sufi in Britainp. 127
Learning the lessons from the neo-revivalist and Wahhabi movements: the counterattack of the new Sufi movements in the UKp. 142
Popular Islam in northern Pakistan and its reconstruction in urban Britainp. 160
Glossaryp. 187
Bibliographyp. 190
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780415274081
ISBN-10: 0415274087
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 8th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.8  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1