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Visionaries of silence : the reformist sufi orders of the demirdashiya al-khalwatiya / Earle H. Waugh

By: Waugh, Earle H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2008Description: x, 203 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789774160899 :.Subject(s): Khalwatiyah -- Egypt | Sufism -- EgyptReview: "Examining the role of the Demirdashiya in Egypt's history as well as its visionary piety, this book explores the dialectic between reform and vision in a stable Sufi order. It also probes how these competing ideals are incorporated into the physical world of the zawiya, mosque, and living quarters, and the extension of its influence in Europe through its most famous daughter, Qut al-Qulub, noted author and mother of the order's current shaikh."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-195) and index.

"Examining the role of the Demirdashiya in Egypt's history as well as its visionary piety, this book explores the dialectic between reform and vision in a stable Sufi order. It also probes how these competing ideals are incorporated into the physical world of the zawiya, mosque, and living quarters, and the extension of its influence in Europe through its most famous daughter, Qut al-Qulub, noted author and mother of the order's current shaikh."--Jacket.

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