Author:Arthur F. Buehler; Foreword By Annemarie Schimmel

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Sufi Heirs of the Prophet: The Indian Naqshbandiyya and the Rise of the Mediating Sufi Shaykh

By: Arthur F. Buehler; Foreword By Annemarie Schimmel

Price: $29.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 037922

ISBN: 8121512832

Condition: New


Sufi Heirs of the Prophet explores the multifaceted development of personal authority in Islamic societies by tracing the transformation of one mystical sufi lineage in colonial India, the Naqshbandiyya. Arthur F. Buehler isolates four sources of personal authority evident in the practices of the Naqshbandiyya—lineage, spiritual traveling, status as a Prophetic exemplar, and the transmission of religious knowledge—to demonstrate how Muslim religious leaders have exer... View more info