Book Cover
Author Wright, Zachary Valentine, author.

Title Realizing Islam : The Tijaniyya in North Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Muslim World / Zachary Valentine Wright
Edition Sustainable History Monograph Pilot OA Edition
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020
Online access available from:
Project Muse Open Access eBooks    View Resource Record  
JSTOR Open Access    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Islamic civilization and Muslim networks
Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Summary "The Tijaniyya is the largest Sufi order in West and North Africa. In this unprecedented analysis of the Tijaniyya's origins and development in the late eighteenth century, Zachary Valentine Wright situates the order within the broader intellectual history of Islam in the early modern period. While introducing the group's founder, Ahmad al-Tijani (1735-1815), Wright's focus is on the wider network in which the order developed-a veritable global Islamic revival whose scholars commanded large followings, shared key ideas, and produced literature read widely throughout the Muslim world. They were linked, Wright shows, through chains of knowledge transmission in the face of widespread Muslim prejudice against Sufism"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Islam -- History -- 18th century
Sufism -- Africa, North
Tijānīyah -- Africa, North
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020010716
ISBN 1469660849