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Sufis and Scholars of the Sea
Sufis and Scholars of the Sea
Sufis and Scholars of the Sea
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Routledge

Sufis and Scholars of the Sea

Anne Bang

Paperback

9780415758604

 

Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925

 

Anne Bang focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the Indian Ocean. The Alawis are here portrayed as one of many cultural mediators in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious Indian Ocean world in the era of European colonialism.

 

Contents:

 

1. The Al Ba (Bani) Alawi 

2. The Al Bin Sumayt 

3. Ahmad B. Abi Bakr B. Sumayt: Childhood and Youth in the Comoro Islands 

4. Hadramawt Revisited. Family and Scholarly Networks Reinforced 

5. Travelling Years: Zanzibar-Istanbul-Cairo-Mecca-Java-Zanzibar: 1885-1888 

6. IBN Sumayt, the Alawis and the Shafti I Ulama of Zanzibar C. 1870-1925: Profile of the Learned Class: Recruitment, Training and Careers 

7. Scriptural Islam in East Africa: THe Alawiyya, Arabization and the Indigenization of Islam in East Africa, 1880-1925 

8. The Work of a Qadi: IBN Sumayt and the Official Roles of the Zanzibari Ulama in the British-Bu SA IDI State, C. 1890-1925 

9. Educational Efforts Within the Colonial State: The Ulama and The Quest for Secular Education 

10. The Death of a Generation