Saints and Sufi Orders II: The Tijaniyya

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622856
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670635 | DOI:
Saints and Sufi Orders II: The Tijaniyya

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This chapter presents the social history of the Tijaniyya, the second of the two main Sufi orders that are the dominant institutional forms through which Islam has been practiced in the region for more than a century. It considers the decline in influence of the Tijaniyya, particularly among the Futanke of the region, through the efforts of one of Umar Tall's most prominent descendants in the postcolonial period.

Keywords: Islam; Sufism; Saints, Muslim; Sufi orders; Tijaniyya; Hamawiyya; Tall, Umar; Tall, Seydou Nourou; Mali; Nioro du Mali

Chapter.  8421 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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