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Sufism, pluralism and democracy

Author: Clinton Bennett; Sarwar Alam
Publisher: Bristol, CT : Equinox Publishing Ltd, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a composite of contemporary Sufi involvement in politics using a range of approaches and disciplines.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton Bennett; Sarwar Alam
ISBN: 9781781792209 1781792208 9781781792216 1781792216
OCLC Number: 953823601
Description: xiii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Sufism, pluralism and democracy: contexts, comparisons and critiques / Clinton Bennett --
Section 1. Multi-contextual. 1. Sufis, Saints and Politics in Islam: an historical survey / Clinton Bennett --
Section 2. European/Euro Asian contexts (Kosovo/Albania and Turkey). 2. Sufism as a Working Spirit in Globalization and Pluralism: The Case of the Hizmet Movement, a Turkey-oriented Global Islamic Network / Heon C. Kim --
3. A Paradox of Political Mysticism: The Bektashi Sufi Order as an Islamic Esoteric Community And Factor in Albanian National History / Stephen S. Schwartz --
Section 3. A Middle Eastern context (Iran). 4. Sufi Politics in the Contemporary West: The Role and Definition of Sufism in the works of Javad Nurbakhsh (1926-2008) / Milad Milani --
Section 4. South Asian contexts: Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan. 5. Anti-saint or anti-shrine? Tracing Deoband's disdain for the Sufi in Pakistan / Charles M. Ramsey --
6. Sufis as shapers of pluralist political culture: the examples of Bangladesh and Indonesia / Clinton Bennett --
7. In Search of God, In Search of Humanity: Vilayat-e-Mutlaqa of Hazrat Delaor Husayn Maizbhandari / Sarwar Alam --
Section 5. Literary & theoretical underpinnings. 8. Two Beloved Sufi poets of the Punjab: A Case of "Hearing Without Listening" / Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh --
9. Looking Inside the Heart: The Universal Appeal of God and Humanity as Reflected in Ibn al-ʻArabī's Fusus al-Hikam and Maulana Rūmī's Mathnawi Manawi / Sayed Hassan Akhlaq Hussaini --
CONCLUSION: "Corporate Islam" versus Sufi Islam and the articulation of the present / Sarwar Alam.
Responsibility: edited by Clinton Bennett and Sarwar Alam.

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