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Published: 17 November 2016

202 Pages


ISBN: 9780198790761

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Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents

Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Mustapha Sheikh

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Brings to life the largely-overlooked scholar al-Aqhisari
  • Analyses his masterpiece, Majalis al-abrar and demonstrates its influence on Islamic revivalism in the Ottoman Empire
  • Broadens our understanding of the Qadizadeli movement
  • Suggests how the Majālis and, more broadly, Qadizadeli puritanism, might be placed in the context of the movement of ideas between West and South Asia, and further afield, from the seventeenth century onwards
  • Features extensive translations of source material with transliterations of technical terms
  • Focusing on the Ottoman Empire, it considers both how they might have been influenced in the wider connection and engagements of learned and holy men and how their influence might have been spread from the Ottoman Empire to South Asia.