The popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

In the 12th - 14th centuries, Sufism 'Islamic mysticism' became extraordinarily popular across Egypt. Elites and non-elites, rulers and ruled, the wealthy and the poor, even Jews, all embraced a variety of Sufi ideas and practices. This book is the first systematic investigation of how and...

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Subtitles:The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid & Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325
Main Author: Hofer, Nathan
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2015.
Series/Journal:Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Egypt / Mameluke Empire / Sufism / History 1173-1325
Further subjects:B Sufism ; Egypt ; History
B Sufism Egypt History
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Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780748694211
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Summary:In the 12th - 14th centuries, Sufism 'Islamic mysticism' became extraordinarily popular across Egypt. Elites and non-elites, rulers and ruled, the wealthy and the poor, even Jews, all embraced a variety of Sufi ideas and practices. This book is the first systematic investigation of how and why this popularisation occurred. It surveys several Sufi groups, from different regions of Egypt, and details how each of them promulgated, performed, and popularised their specific Sufi doctrines and practices. This popularisation would have a profound impact on the Egyptian religious landscape and on the subsequent history of Islam more broadly.
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ISBN:0748694226