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Beyond the Secular West$
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Akeel Bilgrami

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170802

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001

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The Sufi and the State

The Sufi and the State

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Beyond the Secular West

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on the compatibility of statehood with Sufism in a range of contexts, emphasizing West Africa, where spiritual life requires distance from the state.

Keywords:   Sufism, Islamic state, Umma, Saad ibn Abi Waqqas, Senegal

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