The Letters of Khwaja 'Ubayd Allah AhI?rar and his Associates

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Overview

This English edition of the correspondence of Khwāja 'Ubayd Allāh Ahūrār, the fifteenth-century Central Asian Naqshbandī Sufi shaykh, and his associates provides surprising new insights into the sociopolitical and economic history of premodern Central Asia and the influential roles of Sufi leaders of the time. It contains the extraordinary collection of autograph letters from the Majmū'a-yi murāsalāt, a unique manuscript housed at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with petitions to the Timurid court at Herat.
The letters cover such topics as internecine conflict, peacemaking, taxation, property and endowments, trade, migration, Islamic piety and law, material support of shaykhs and students, and relief from oppression. Three introductory chapters discuss the Central Asian Naqshbandīya, Khwāja 'Ubayd Allāh Ahūrār, the social, historical, economic and political significance of the letters, and the manuscript and its authors. With the Persian transcription and a complete facsimile of the manuscript letters reproduced at the end of the work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004126039
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/30/2002
  • Series: Brill's Inner Asian Library Series , #5
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo-Ann Gross, Ph.D. (1983) in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, New York University, is Professor of History at the College of New Jersey. She is the editor of Muslims in Central Asia: Expressions of Identity and Change (Duke University Press, 1992) and the author of numerous articles on the social and economic history of the Naqshbandīya and Khwāja cUba Allāh Aḥār.
Asom Urunbaev, is Dr. at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is the author of Pis'ma-avtografy Abdarrakhmana Dzhami (The Autograph Letters of cAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī, Tashkent, 1984), the translator (into Russian and Uzbek) and editor of several editions of Persian texts, and the author of numerous articles on the history of Central Asia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword
Note on Transliteration
Abbreviations
List of Illustrations and Plates
Dynastic Chart of the Principal Timurids
Map of Khurasan and Transoxiania
The Naqshbandiya and Khwaja 'Ubayd Allah Ahrar 1
The Majmu'a-yi murasalat as a Source for the History of Mawarannahr and Khurasan in the Late Timurid Period 23
The Manuscript and its Authors 56
English Translation and Persian Transcription 93
Bibliography 430
Indices: English 439
Indices: Persian 449
Facsimiles
Photographs
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