Saints and Somalis: Popular Islam in a Clan-Based Society

Saints and Somalis: Popular Islam in a Clan-Based Society

by Ioan M. Lewis, I. M. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1569021031

ISBN-13: 9781569021033

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Red Sea Press, Inc., The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569021033
Publisher:
Red Sea Press, Inc., The
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
1ST RED SE
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Orthography
Preface
1Appropriating Mystical Islam to Sacralise the Social Order1
2Saints in the Local Practise of Islam33
3The Legitimacy of Writing47
4Sacred and Profane in Somali Society59
5The Lie of the Land in Somali Islam73
6Keeping the Birds at Bay in the Bay Area83
7The 'Blessed Saint', Sharif Yuusuf of the Worlds89
8Nationalism and the Multi-ethnic Legacy of Sheikh Husseen of Bale99
9Unruly Spirits: a Challenge to Islam?107
App. IThe Names of God in northern Somali133
App. IINew Arabic Documents from Somalia141
Bibliography155
Index166

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