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The Naqshbandiyya : Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition - Itzchak Weismann

The Naqshbandiyya

Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition

Paperback Published: 22nd June 2007
ISBN: 9780415322430
Number Of Pages: 208

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The Naqshbandiyya is one of the most widespread and influential Sufi orders in the Muslim world. Having its origins in the Great Masters tradition of Central Asia almost a millennium ago, it played a significant role in the pre-modern history of the Indian subcontinent and the Ottoman Empire, and is still spreading today. This volume seeks to present a broad picture of the evolution of the ideas and organizational forms of the Naqshbandi order throughout its history. It combines a synthesis of the vast literature on the order with original research, and shall be an important contribution for those interested in Sufism, Islamic history and Muslim-Christian relations.

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'Weismann has made an admirable contribution to Sufi studies, useful for nonspecialists, especially political scientists, anthropologists, and others interested in Sufism. Let us hope that many libraries order it...' - Arthur F Buehler, Victoria University, New Zealand, International Journal of Middle East Studies, August 2009

List of figuresp. viii
List of platesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Prefacep. xii
The core and contours of a Sufi brotherhoodp. 1
Local beginnings in the oases of inner Asia (thirteenth to sixteenth centuries)p. 14
Consolidation and expansionp. 34
Shari'a and renewal in the great empires (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)p. 49
Inner rivalries and cooperationp. 68
Scholarship and organization into the modern world (nineteenth century to the present)p. 85
The persistence of the older traditionsp. 113
Modern transformations on the path (seventeenth to twentieth centuries)p. 132
The contemporary situationp. 147
Notesp. 172
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780415322430
ISBN-10: 041532243X
Series: Routledge Sufi
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd June 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1