Sufi Martyrs of Love

The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond
Author: C. Ernst,B. Lawrence
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137095814
Category: Religion
Page: 241
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Sufism is a religion which emphasizes direct knowledge of the divine within each person, and meditation, music, song, and dance are seen as crucial spiritual strides toward attaining unity with God. Sufi paths of mysticism and devotion, motivated by Islamic ideals, are still chosen by men and women in countries from Morocco to China, and there are nearly one hundred orders around the world, eighty of which are present and thriving in the United States. The Chishti Sufi order has been the most widespread and popular of all Sufi traditions since the twelfth-century. Sufi Martyrs of Love offers a critical perspective on Western attitudes towards Islam and Sufism, clarifying its contemporary importance, both in the West and in traditional Sufi homelands. Finally, it provides access to the voices of Sufi authorities, through the translation of texts being offered in English for the first time.

Sufi Martyrs of Love

The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond
Author: Carl W. Ernst,Bruce B. Lawrence
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9781403960269
Category: Religion
Page: 241
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Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam, and one of the largest systems of religious affiliation in the Islamic world.

Sufi Martyrs of Love

The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond
Author: Carl W. Ernst,Bruce B. Lawrence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403960276
Category: Religion
Page: 241
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Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam, and one of the largest systems of religious affiliation in the Islamic world.

Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia


Author: Kelly Pemberton,Adjunct Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology Michael Nijhawan,Michael Nijhawan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135904774
Category: Religion
Page: 262
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How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia. Contributors to this volume are particularly interested in how alternative forms of belonging and religious imaginations in South Asia are articulated in the light of normative, authoritative, and exclusive claims upon the representation of identities. Building upon new and extensive historiographical and ethnographical data, the book challenges clear-cut categorizations of group identity and points to the complex historical and contemporary relationships between different groups, organizations, in part by investigating the discursive formations that are often subsumed under binary distinctions of dominant/subaltern, Hindu/Muslim or orthodox/heterodox. In this respect, the book offers a theoretical contribution beyond South Asia Studies by highlighting a need for a new interdisciplinary effort in rethinking notions of identity, ethnicity, and religion.

Orientalism Revisited

Art, Land and Voyage
Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415538548
Category: History
Page: 288
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The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 marks the inception of orientalism as a discourse. Since then, Orientalism has remained highly polemical and has become a widely employed epistemological tool. Three decades on, this volume sets out to survey, analyse and revisit the state of the Orientalist debate, both past and present. The leitmotiv of this book is its emphasis on an intimate connection between art, land and voyage. Orientalist art of all kinds frequently derives from a consideration of the land which is encountered on a voyage or pilgrimage, a relationship which, until now, has received little attention. Through adopting a thematic and prosopographical approach, and attempting to locate the fundamentals of the debate in the historical and cultural contexts in which they arose, this book brings together a diversity of opinions, analyses and arguments.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World


Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civilization, Modern
Page: 586
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Sufism

A Global History
Author: Nile Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405157658
Category: Religion
Page: 263
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Since the emergence of Sufism in the ninth century, the shrines, brotherhoods and doctrines of the Sufis have held vast influence in almost every corner of the Muslim world. Offering the first truly global account of the history of Sufism, this illuminating book traces the gradual spread and influence of Sufi Islam through the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and ultimately into Europe and the United States. Moving beyond the description of doctrine, this book places Sufism in its social, cultural and historical contexts. It dismantles the stereotypes of Sufis as otherworldly "mystics" by anchoring Sufi Muslims in the lives of their communities. It explores Sufism's cross-cultural links with music, poetry, architecture and folk traditions, and delves into the social and political factors by which Sufi holy men gained followers among not only tribesmen and peasants but also emperors and bureaucrats - alliances that made leading Sufis powerful even at the height of European colonization. Requiring no background knowledge of Islamic history or doctrine, this book provides readers with an ideal introduction to Sufism as a global phenomenon. It explores not only the theology and ritual of Sufism but also its influence in shaping societies and cultures across the world.

Sufism: Hermeneutics and doctrines


Author: Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415426244
Category: Religion
Page: 364
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In recent years, interest in Sufism-often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam-has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic Studies, comparative religion, area studies, anthropology, history, and politics. In this new Routledge Major Work, the editor, a leading scholar in the field, has gathered in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge literature on Sufism to create an indispensable reference resource. The collection focuses on: origins and development; hermeneutics and doctrines; ritual, authority, and word; and modern Sufism.

Dargahs, Abodes of the Saints


Author: Mumtaz Currim,George Michell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 152
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Dargahs testify to the widespread belief in the teachings and supernatural powers of Sufi saints. This volume focuses on eleven historically significant ones in India.

Journal for Islamic studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islam
Page: N.A
View: 7347
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Inscribing Empire

Sovereignty and Subjectivity in Mughal Memoirs
Author: Taymiya Rafat Zaman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion SET


Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9780872893238
Category: Political Science
Page: 1120
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No other resource examines the complex interconnections between politics and religion with the depth and scope of this critically acclaimed work. Now available in a revised and updated second edition, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion is the only reference work that addresses the intersection of these two powerful forces as it plays out in our world today. The content of the second edition has been significantly revised and updated, and includes nearly 50 new articles on subjects including European Islam, Creationism and Evolution, Palestine, Radical Islam, the Christian Right, and more. The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion features: Approximately 300 signed articles that trace the historical roots of the relations between politics and religion in the modern world and consider how these two elemental institutions of society have combined to shape public discourse, affect social attitudes, spark and sustain collective action, and influence policy, especially over the past two centuries Compelling essays written at the general encyclopedia level by recognized world experts representing a multitude of voices and perspectives Coverage of all the significant and emerging individuals, institutions, countries, regions, and events--as well as such cross-cultural themes as pluralism, cults, and the relationship of church and state Focus on the past 200 years with explorations of how politics and religion interact in various cultures around the globe Comprehensive reference aids, including a unique appendix of documents relating to politics and religion, a helpful glossary of important terms, and a complete index in the back of each volume Engaging maps, photographs, and illustrations Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion features a unique international scope and reliable, in-depth articles that will serve researchers in virtually any library. Scholars, students, religious leaders, policy makers, and general readers will all benefit from this important reference resource on some of the most pressing social issues of our time.

Contesting Rituals

Islam and Practices of Identity-making
Author: Andrew Strathern,Pamela J. Stewart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594600777
Category: Religion
Page: 239
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Islam, South Asia, and the West


Author: Francis Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195683806
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
View: 9272
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Two of the more important developments in world history over the past two centuries have been the expansion of Western power and the revival of Islam. South Asia has played a central role in both processes, being the main focus of the imperialism of the British and an important site of the Muslim revival. These essays, which were written over the past ten years, confront some of the key issues raised by some modern developments in South Asia: the interactions between British power and Muslim revivalism in giving shape to the modern Muslim world; the role of knowledge in fashioning Muslim societies and the rise of the `ulama, to greater influence than ever before. It also explores the great shift from an other-worldly to a this-worldly piety amongst Muslims, the energy this has given the Muslim revival, and its meaning for relations between Islam and the West. The essays are rounded off by reviews of major contributions to the field over the period. Among the themes which emerge are: the influence both of orientalism and of Hindu revivalism on the world of scholarship, and the fact that the world is a better place when we remember the humanity we share. This book offers profound insights to those wishing to understand the background to the interactions of Islam, South Asia and the West in our time.

Journal of Ritual Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Manners and customs
Page: N.A
View: 9792
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Islamic Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islam
Page: N.A
View: 9580
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The Friends of God

Sufi Saints in Islam, Popular Poster Art from Pakistan
Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195470062
Category: History
Page: 158
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Within the Muslim world, Pakistan is a heartland of Islamic mysticism where this "path of love" is distinctive and especially alive in its popular manifestations. The inspirational vitality of Sufism and related forms of vernacular Islam is reflected in the life worlds of charismatic saints and mystics who undertake a journey to God and strive for the experience of unity with the divine. Modern poster-portraits depicting Sufi saints and their shrines are a vivid medium of piety and devotion. These colourful, visually fascinating and powerful prints are particularly significant for the study of those contemporary views of the South Asian Sufi tradition shared by the common people. Unfolding a world of imagination, they reflect the visual aesthetics of folk art and pop art steeped in exuberance and playfulness. Devotional pictures of Muslim saints and shrines are similarly attractive as the much better known Hindu posters of gods and goddesses from India. Through comprehensive documentation and analysis, this book aims to introduce this genre of popular Sufi poster art for the first time to a wider readership.

Muslim India


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Muslims
Page: N.A
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Beyond Turk and Hindu

Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia
Author: David Gilmartin,Bruce B. Lawrence
Publisher: Orange Groove Books
ISBN: 9781616101183
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 4370
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