Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition
By (author) Itzchak Weismann
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Naqshbandiyya by Itzchak Weismann
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415322430
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Itzchak Weismann
Itzchak Weismann is senior lecturer at the Department of Middle Eastern history, University of Haifa, Israel. His research interests focus on modern Islam, particularly interrelations between Sufism and fundamentalist and radical movements.
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