By: Arthur F. Buehler; Foreword By Annemarie Schimmel
New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015
Edition: First Indian Edition
Seller ID: 037922
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 exercised charismatic leadership through their association with the most compelling of personal Islamic symbols, the prophet Muha... View More...