The Junayd? Sufis of the Deccan: Discovery of a Seventeenth Century Scroll

By: Mohammed Suleman Siddiqi

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The Junaydi Sufis of the Deccan, based on two rare scrolls discovered in the Deccan, recasts the history of Sufism in north India in general and in the Deccan in particular. It records the presence and active involvement of the Junaydi Sufis in the establishment of the second capital at Daulatabad by Mohammad bin Tughluq during the Sultanate period (1206-1526) and the Deccan during the Bahmani period (1347-1538), contrary to established assumptions that it was the Chishtis alone who spread Sufism in this region. This book traces the spiritual and family genealogy of Muhammad 'Ayn al-Din alias Ganj al-'Ilm back to Abul Qasim al-Junayd of Baghdad. It contains extracts from an extinct fourteenth century text, Atwar al-abrar by Muhammad 'Ayn al-Din Ganj al-'Ilm revealing rich details of a large number of prominent Junaydi Sufis, including women, from the family of Muhammad 'Ayn al-Din who were active in the Deccan during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Besides reproducing the facsimiles of the two scrolls and the translation of the spiritual lineage, this book also transcribes the lineage in its entirety. Also included are some rare fourteenth and seventeenth century documents, one of which may well be the oldest Persian document in the history of the Deccan to substantiate the presence of the Junaydis in that region. Printed Pages: 294.

Title: The Junayd? Sufis of the Deccan: Discovery of a Seventeenth Century Scroll

Author Name: Mohammed Suleman Siddiqi

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2014

ISBN: 9789380607528

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 701585

Keywords: The Junayd? Sufis of the Deccan: Discovery of a Seventeenth Century Scroll Mohammed Suleman Siddiqi