Sufism Today: Heritage and Tradition in the Global Community

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I. B. Tauris, Jan 15, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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This book offers the first sustained treatment of Sufism in the context of modern Muslim communities. It is also innovative, in that it broadens the purview of the study of Sufism to look at the subject right across international boundaries, from Canada to Brazil, and from Denmark to the UK and USA. Subjects discussed include: the politics of Sufism, the remaking of Turkish Sufism, tradition and cultural creativity among Syrian Sufi communities, the globalization of Sufi networks, and their transplantation in America, Iranian Sufism in London, and Naqshbandi Sufism in Sweden.  In its thorough examination of how Sufi rituals, traditions and theologies have been adapted by late-modern religiosity, this volume will make indispensable reading for all scholars and students of modern Islam.

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Contents

The politics of Sufism
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Transnationalising personal and religious identities
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Between home and home
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Catharina Raudvere is Professor of the History of Religions at Copenhagen University, and the author of The Book and the Roses: Sufi Women, Visibility and Zikir in Contemporary Istanbul (I.B.Tauris, 2003). Leif Stenberg is Associate Professor of Islamology at Lund University, and co-editor, with Birgit Shaebler, of Globalization and the Muslim World: Culture, Religion and Modernity.

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