The Shrine & Cult of Mu'in al-Din Chishti

 The Shrine and Cult of Mu'in al-Din Chishti of Ajmer, 
*[A5] Paperback - 220 pages, Back in Stock,
by P.M.Currie, First Published 1989.
Published by Oxford University Press, Pakistan.

Book Description :

The re-issue of this classic on Shaykh Mu'in al-Din Chisti, may Allah be pleased with him, also popularly known as Hadrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaz; one of the most revered mystics of the Indian Sub-continent, has long been awaited. The author places him in a historical context, pointing to his social and cultural importance and also traces the history of the shrine at Ajmer in Rajasthan, an important centre of pilgrimage even today. 

This well written and researched classic will appeal to all visitors to Shaykh Mu'in al-Din Chisti's, may Allah be pleased with him, dargah [shrine]. Students and scholars of religion, Islamic studies, history, and philosophy will find it a valuable addition to their repertoire.

''This book represents the first attempt at a comprehensive study of an Islamic centre of pilgrimage in South Asia.'' ---Anthropos.

Table of Contents :

---List of Plates and Figures,

---[1].    The Role of Saints in Islam,
---[2].    The Quest for the Mu'in al-Din Chishti of History,
---[3].    The Legend of Mu'in al-Din Chishti,
---[4].    A History of the Shrine of Mu'in al-Din Chishti,
---[5].    The Pilgrimage to Ajmer,
---[6].    The Khuddam,
---[7].    The Sajjada-Nishin,
---[8].    The Administration of the Dargah,
---[9].    The Endowments and Finances of the Dargah,
---[10].    Conclusion.

---Appendices :       

------Appendix I : The English texts to inscriptions of importance in the Ajmer Dargah,
------Appendix II : Phonetic transliteration of terms used in the text,
------Appendix III : Documents of offerings made to the Khuddam,
------Appendix IV : A digest of Mughal madad i-ma'ash documents,


* Although these books were bought as New, by ourselves they do show signs of shelf wear.

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