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  • SUFISM IN THE WEST

    With the increasing Muslim diaspora in post-modern Western societies, Sufism – intellectually as well as sociologically – may eventually become Islam itself due to its versatile potential. Although Sufism has always provoked considerable interest in the West, no volume has so far been written which discusses this aspect of Islam in terms of how it is practised in Western societies.

    Bringing together leading international authorities to survey the history of Islamic mysticism in North America and Europe, this book elaborates the ideas and institutions which organize Sufism and folk-religious practices. The chapters cover:

    the orders and movementstheir social baseorganization and institutionalizationrecruitment-patterns in new environmentschannels of disseminating ideas, such as ritual, charisma, and organizationreasons for their popularity among certain social groupsthe nature of their affiliation with the countries of their origin.

    Providing a fascinating insight into how Sufism operates within different spheres of society, Sufism in the West is essential reading for students and academics with research interests in Islam, Islamic history and social anthropology.
    ISBN: 0415274087
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
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    Author: JAMAL MALIK

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  • COLONIALIZATION OF ISLAM

    What is the social base of Islamization? What norms can be derived from it? What areas are being Islamized? What is Islamization all about? These and similar pertinent questions are dealt with in this book.

    The theoretical framework developed and elaborated in the first chapter is substantiated by a wide range of data that follow.

    This pioneering study gives an insight into the different manifestations of Islam, rural and urban social structures, the tussle between modernity and tradition, between colonial and indigenous societies. In short: the struggle between mullahs and colonializing masters.


    ISBN: 8173041482
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: DISOLUTION OF TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTIONS IN PAKISTAN
    Author: JAMAL MALIK

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