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Details:  Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies, New,
The Living Links to the Prophet, ﷺ,
[A5+] Large Paperback - 276 pages,
Edited by Kazuo Morimoto,
Published by Routledge.

Description :

The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ. These kinsfolk, most often known as "sayyid" or "sharif," form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters and in the political sphere.

This book brings together an international group of renowned scholars to provide a comprehensive examination of the place of the kinsfolk of Prophet Muhammad,  ﷺ, in Muslim societies, throughout history and in a number of different local manifestations. The chapters cover :

     *** How the status and privileges of sayyids and sharifs have been discussed by religious scholars,

     *** How the prophetic descent of sayyids and sharifs has functioned as a symbolic capital in different settings,

     *** The lives of actual sayyids and sharifs in different times and places.

Providing a thorough analysis of sayyids and sharifs from the ninth century to the present day, and from the Iberian Peninsula to the Indonesian Archipelago, this book will be of great interest to scholars of Islamic studies, Middle East and Asian studies.

Editor's Bio :

Moromito Kazuo is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo. He is the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Asian Studies, and his main research interest lies in the role and position of sayyid / sharifs in Muslim societies.

Table of Contents :


Part 1: Arguing Sayyids and Sharifs
---[1]. How to Behave Toward Sayyids and Sharifs:
------A Trans-Sectarian Tradition of Dream Accounts,
---[2]. Qur’ānic Commentary on the Verse of Khums (al-Anfāl VIII:41),
---[3]. Debate on the Status of Sayyids and Sharifs in the Modern Era:
------The ‘Alawī-Irshādī Dispute and Islamic Reformists in the Middle East.

Part 2 : Sayyids and Sharifs Sayyids and Sharīfs in the Middle East;
---[4]. Genealogy, Marriage, and the Drawing of Boundaries among the ‘Alids (Eighth–Twelfth Centuries),
---[5]. A Historical Atlas on the ‘Alids: a Proposal and a Few Samples,
---[6]. The Reflection of Islamic Tradition on Ottoman Social Structure:
------The Sayyids and Sharifs.
---[7]. The Ashrāf and the Naqīb Al-Ashrāf in Ottoman Egypt and Syria:
------A Comparative Analysis,

Part 3 : Sayyids and Sharifs beyond the Middle East;
---[8]. Shurafā in the Last Years of al-Andalus and in the Morisco Period:
------Laylat Al-Mawlid and Genealogies of the Prophet Muhammad, ,
---[9]. The Role of the Masharifu on the Swahili Coast in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,
---[10]. Dihqāns and Sacred Families in Central Asia,
---[11]. Sacred Descent and Sufi Legitimation in a Genealogical Text from Eighteenth-Century Central Asia:
-------The Sharaf Atā’ī Tradition in Khwārazm,
---[12]. Trends of Ashrāfization in India,
---[13]. The Sayyids as Commodities:
-------The Islamic Periodical Alkisah and the Sayyid Community in Indonesia.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 December, 2019.