Constructing Islam on the Indus: The Material History of the Suhrawardi Sufi Order, 1200-1500 AD

Constructing Islam on the Indus: The Material History of the Suhrawardi Sufi Order, 1200-1500 AD

by Hasan Ali Khan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107062900
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Hasan Ali Khan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences at the Habib University Foundation, Karachi, Pakistan. Trained as an architect, he worked with the Pakistani architect and planner Arif Hasan before gaining a PhD in Arts and Humanities from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His doctorate looked at the beliefs, history and architecture of the Suhrawardi Sufi Order in Multan and Uch between 1200 and 1500. He has taught at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, has been involved with two major research projects, and is part of the French Interdisciplinary Mission, an ongoing project headed by Dr Michel Boivin of the Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS) working on the history and culture of Sehwan Sharif. Dr Khan's research interests include religious studies, Islamic studies and, more specifically, the Alevi community in Turkey.

Table of Contents

List of figures; Foreword Francis Robinson; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Suhrawardi Order; 2. Shams; 3. The Suhrawardi Order in Uch; 4. The Wilayat of 'Ali in Twelver Shi'ism, Sufism and 123 the religion of the medieval Isma'ilis; 5. Multan; 6. The Da'wa and Suhrawardi monuments at Uch; Conclusion; Glossary; Notes on referencing; Bibliography; Interviews and fieldwork; Appendices; Index.

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