Muslim Brotherhoods in Nineteenth-Century Africa

Muslim Brotherhoods in Nineteenth-Century Africa

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Professor Martin considers the social and political aspects of the revival of the Muslim brotherhoods, or sufi in the nineteenth century. This revival had as its main goal the defence of Islam, and though it the sufi orders acquired great, and indeed unprecedented, political and social influence.A passage in the i/a#39;aza stressed the organizational and spiritual duties of its holder: I have authorized him [a#39;Umar] to ... Rimah: aquot;The best of princes are those who repair to the learned, but the worst of the learned are those who frequent princes.

Title:Muslim Brotherhoods in Nineteenth-Century Africa
Author: B. G. Martin
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-02-13

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