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Embattled Saints : My Year with the Sufis of Afghanistan.

Author: Kenneth P Lizzio
Publisher: New York : Quest Books, 2014.
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In the West, Islam has replaced Communism as the new bugbear, while Sufism, Islam's mystical dimension, is often dismissed as the delusions of an irrational and backward people. Ken Lizzio corrects such misperceptions in this firsthand account of the year he spent in 1991 living with the head of the Naqshbandis, Afghanistan's largest Sufi order. He presents the order in all its dimensions?social, economic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Lizzio, Kenneth P.
Embattled Saints : My Year with the Sufis of Afghanistan.
New York : Quest Books, ©2014
Named Person: Kenneth P Lizzio
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Lizzio
ISBN: 9780835631334 0835631338 1322541582 9781322541587
OCLC Number: 879551181
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Religion) 2015
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title Page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Note on Transliteration; Prologue; Introduction; Chapter 1: Descent; Chapter 2: The Naqshbandis; His practices are embedded in eight precepts; Chapter 3: The Making of a Saint; Chapter 4: The Khyber; Chapter 5: Murshid Abad; Chapter 6: Ascent; Humankind; WORLD OF DIVINE COMMAND; WORLD OF CREATION; Chapter 7: The Battle for Islamic Tradition; Chapter 8: Mubarak Sahib; Who was Mubarak Sahib?; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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In the West, Islam has replaced Communism as the new bugbear, while Sufism, Islam's mystical dimension, is often dismissed as the delusions of an irrational and backward people. Ken Lizzio corrects such misperceptions in this firsthand account of the year he spent in 1991 living with the head of the Naqshbandis, Afghanistan's largest Sufi order. He presents the order in all its dimensions?social, economic, political, and spiritual?at a pivotal moment in history. He also gives a rare glimpse of everyday life in an Afghan Sufi school and of how the school has coped with the upheavals in its.

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