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Shiʻism in Southeast Asia : ʻAlid piety and sectarian constructions

Author: Chiara Formichi; R Michael Feener
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first work available in any language to extensively document and critically discuss traditions of ʻAlid piety and their modern contestations in the region. The concept of ʻAlid piety allows for a reframing of our views on the widespread reverence of ʻAli, Fatima and their progeny that emphasizes how such sentiments and associated practices are seen as part of broad traditions shared by many Muslims,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chiara Formichi; R Michael Feener
ISBN: 9780190264017 0190264012 1849044368 9781849044363
OCLC Number: 902660865
Description: xvi, 397 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Debating 'Shiʻism' in the history of Muslim southeast Asia / R. Michael Feener and Chiara Formichi --
Shiʻa devotion to the Ahl al-Bayt in historical perspective / Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti --
Shiʻism in Thailand: from the Ayutthaya period to the present / Christoph Marcinkowski --
Soldier and son-in-law, spreader of the faith and scribe: representations of ʻAlī in Javanese literature / Ronit Ricci --
Fāṭima in Nusantara / Wendy Mukherjee --
Penghulu segala perempuan: Fāṭima in Malay didactic texts for women / Mulaika Hijjas --
ʻAlid piety in Bugis texts on proper sexual arts / Faried F. Saenong --
Sex to the next world: holy descent and restorative sex for the mualad / Teren Sevea --
'They are the heirs of the Prophet': discourses on the Ahl al-Bayt and religious authority among the Bạ ʻAlawī in modern Indonesia / Ismail Fajrie Alatas --
Locating the descendents of ʻAlī in south-west Aceh: the places of ʻAlīd piety in late twentieth-century Seunagan / Daniel Andrew Birchok --
ʻAlīd piety and state-sponsored spectacle: tabot tradition in Bengkulu, Sumatra / R. Michael Feener --
Burlesquing Muḥarram processions into carnivalesque boria / Jan van der Putten --
A taʻziya from twenty-first-century Malaysia: Faisal Tehrani's passion play Karala / E.P. Wieringa --
Aspects of Shiʻism in contemporary Indonesia: a quest for social recognition in the post-Suharto era (1998-2008) / Umar Faruk Assegaf --
One big family? Dynamics of interaction among the 'lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt' in modern Java / Chiara Formichi.
Responsibility: Chiara Formichi, R. Michael Feener (editors).
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