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The Later History of the <i>Maḥmūdiyya</i>

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert

Published in print September 1990 | ISBN: 9780198265382
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682889 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0009
The Later History of the Maḥmūdiyya

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Much of what is known about Sīdī Mahmūd has been derived from traditions of the Khalwatiyya Sūfī order that inherited his mantle in Aïr. Because of the known connection between Jibrīl and Uthmā and this Sūfī order, all that is known about Sīdī Mahmūd came late to Hausaland via recent Khalwatiyya teachings and devotional works. This chapter discusses other principal sources whereby ideas of Sīdī Mahmūd, his main doctrines, and certain biographical details about him reached Hausaland.

Keywords: Sīdī Mahmūd; Khalwatiyya; Jibrīl; Uthmā; Hausaland

Chapter.  10695 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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