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Details:  The Naqshbandiyya :
'Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition,'
*[A5+] Paperback - 223 pages,
by Itzchak Weismann,
Published by The Routledge Sufi Series.

Back in Stock December 2019

Description :

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.


The Author :

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.

Table of Contents

---List of figures,
---List of plates,

---[1]. The Core and Contours of a Sufi Brotherhood,
------The mystical path,
------The orientalist-fundamentalist paradigm in Sufi studies,
------Naqshbandi identity and continuity.

---[2]. Local Beginnings in the Oases of Inner Asia (Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries),
------The formation of a tradition,
------Figure: The genealogy of Baha'uddin Naqshband,
------The khawajagan setting,
------The proto-khawjagani lineage,
------The foundational base,
------Dissemination in Central Asia,
------Figure: The spread of the Naqshbandiyya in Central Asia,

---[3]. Consolidation and Expansion,
------Khawaja 'Ubaydullah Ahrar,
------Revival and universalisation of the path,
------Figure: Leading Central Asia Naqshbandis in the 16th century,
------Expansion out of Transoxiana,
------Western Asia,
------Figure: Major Naqshbandi lines in Istanbul during the 16th century,
------Eastern Turkistan.

---[4]. Shari‘a and Renewal in the Great Empires (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries),
------Arrival in the Indian sub-continent,
------Figure: The lineages deriving from Baqi Billah,
------Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi,
------Facing orthodoxy,
------Reunification and assimilation,
------Figure: The spiritual genealogy of Mazhar Jan i Janan.

---[5]. Inner Rivalries and Cooperation,
------Figure: The Naqshbandiyya in 17th century Haramayn,
------The Ottoman Empire,
------Figure: Naqshbandi genealogies in Damascus and Istanbul,
------The Central Asian Kanates,
------Figure: Major Mujaddidi masters in Transoxiana,
------The Chinese frontier,
------Figure: Inner Naqshbandi divisions in Eastern Turkestan and China.

---[6]. Scholarship and Organisation into the Modern World (Nineteenth Century to the Present),
------Diya' al-Din Khalid,
------The late Ottoman Empire,
------Figure: Major Naqshbandi-Khalidi influences in Istanbul,
------The Arab world,
------Figure: Principal Naqshbandi masters in 19th century Haramayn,
------The North Caucasus,
------Figure: The Naqshbandi-Khalidi lineage in the North Caucasus,

---[7]. The Persistence of Older Traditions,
------British and postcolonial South Asia,
------Figure: Mujaddidi lineages in Delhi, Rampur and Hyderabad,
------Monarchical Afghanistan,
------Czarist Russia, the USSR and beyond,
------Imperial and communist China,
------Figure: Naqshbandi trends in Chinese Islam.

---[8]. Modern Transformations on the Path (Seventeenth to Twentieth Centuries),
------Early Modernism and Fundamentalism.

---[9]. The Contemporary Situation,
------Internationalism and syncretism in India.
------Education and Politics in Turkey,
------State and Opposition in Syria,
------Revival in Uzbekistan,
------Adaptation in Indonesia,
------The global setting,
------Figure: The Haqqani Homepage,


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*Dimensions : 23.5 x 15.5cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 10 December, 2012.