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Ṣūfī mystics of the Niger desert : Sīdī Maḥmūd and the hermits of Aïr / monograph.

Author: H T Norris
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the life of Sidi Mahmud al-Baghdadi, who is believed to have introduced new doctrines of Oriental Sufism into the Air Massif during the 16th century. His teachings are still important for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Maḥmūd, al-Baghdādī; Maḥmūd, al-Baghdādī
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H T Norris
ISBN: 9780198265382 0198265387
OCLC Number: 907242137
Description: xxxi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The visit of Shaykh Ahmad as-Yamani to the city of Agades; the Daghughiyyun Sharifs and scholars of the family of al-Hajj settle in Central Sahara; Shaykh Sidi al-Mahmud al-Baghdadi and his arrival in Air in the 16th century; the followers of Sidi Mahmud and their disciples; doctrines of the "Mahmudiyya"; rules for the hermitages in Air; the martyrdom of Sidi Mahmud; the later history of the "Mahmudiyya".
Responsibility: H.T. Norris.

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'H. T. Norris's book contains a useful description of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Sufism in the Nigerian mountains and an important translation of fragments of the Qudwa referring to the Read more...

 
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