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The Millennial SovereignSacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

A. Moin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

At the end of the sixteenth century and the turn of the first Islamic millennium, the powerful Mughal emperor Akbar declared himself the most sacred being on earth. The holiest of all saints and ... More

Sufi BodiesReligion and Society in Medieval Islam

Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Shahzad Bashir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Between 1300 and 1500 c.e. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. ... More

Women in the MosqueA History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Marion Katz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162661
eISBN:
9780231537872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Juxtaposing Muslim scholars' debates over women's attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women's activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this book shows how over ... More

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