Description - Sufis and Scholars of the Sea by Anne K. Bang
This book focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the Indian Ocean. The Alawis are here portrayed as one of many cultural mediators in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious Indian Ocean world in the era of European colonialism.
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(235mm x 159mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Anne K. Bang
Anne K. Bang is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway.