Ideal and Image of Orthodoxy

Julian Johansen

in Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198267577
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oriental Monographs

Ideal and Image of Orthodoxy

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This chapter examines the extent of the connection between intellectual formulations and the etiquette (adab) of public religious life in Islam. The Ṣa'īdī was evidently shocked at the criticism, and took it as an accusation of shirk. Next, it describes some of the more controversial considerations connected to ziyāra and the kind of motives and attitudes which are held to be most appropriate in the visitor. It then relates these to prevalent opinion in the Muṭammadiyya Shādhiliyya in order to explore the extent of continuity between them. The ‘exchanges’ between Dr 'Umar and Dr Abū Farṭa go some way towards indicating the complexity of the issues of ziyāra and mawlids. Furthermore, it shows some of this complexity with a contemporary case-study in order to situate and amplify some of the opinions expressed in the two interviews examined.

Keywords: adab; Islam; ziyāra; Muṭammadiyya Shādhiliyya; Dr 'Umar; Dr Abū Farṭa; mawlids

Chapter.  14379 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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