Islamic sufi networks in the western Indian Ocean (c. 1880-1940): ripples of reform

Preliminary Material -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Luminescent Sun and Brilliant Rays of Light: Towards a Geography of Reform -- 3 The Branches of the Qādiriyya and the Shādhiliyya in Northern Mozambique: Silsilas to the South -- 4 The Shādhiliyya in Northern Madagascar c. 1890–1940: The Planting of a...

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Published in:Islam in Africa
Main Author: Bang, Anne K.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Boston Brill 2014
In: Islam in Africa (16)
Year: 2014, Volume: 16
Edition:Online-Ausg.
Series/Journal:Islam in Africa 16
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Africa / Madagascar / Mozambique / Zanzibar / Sufism / History 1880-1940
Further subjects:B Sufism History Madagascar
B Sufism (Africa, Southern) History
B Sufism History Africa, Southern
B Sufism (Madagascar) History
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (c.1880-1940): Ripples of Reform. - Leiden, Boston : BRILL, 2014. - 9789004251342
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Summary:Preliminary Material -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Luminescent Sun and Brilliant Rays of Light: Towards a Geography of Reform -- 3 The Branches of the Qādiriyya and the Shādhiliyya in Northern Mozambique: Silsilas to the South -- 4 The Shādhiliyya in Northern Madagascar c. 1890–1940: The Planting of a Garden and the Growing of Malagasy Roots -- 5 The Cape Town Muslim Community and East African Sufi Networks: Beyond the Monsoon -- Travelling Texts: Arabic Literate Learning in Coastal East Africa, c. 1860–1930 -- 7 Ritual of Reform – Reform of a Ritual: Rātib al-Ḥaddād in the Southwestern Indian Ocean, c. 1880–1940 -- 8 Consolidating the Network: Waqf Distribution and New Organizations in Zanzibar, c. 1900–1930 -- 9 Conclusions -- Appendix 1 -- Sources and Bibliography -- Index.
In the period c. 1880-1940, organized Sufism spread rapidly in the western Indian Ocean. New communities turned to Islam, and Muslim communities turned to new texts, practices and religious leaders. On the East African coast, the orders were both a vehicle for conversion to Islam and for reform of Islamic practice. The impact of Sufism on local communities is here traced geographically as a ripple reaching beyond the Swahili cultural zone southwards to Mozambique, Madagascar and Cape Town. Through an investigation of the texts, ritual practices and scholarly networks that went alongside Sufi expansion, this book places religious change in the western Indian Ocean within the wider framework of Islamic reform
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004251340
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/9789004276543