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Author Morimoto, Kazuo

Title Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies : the Living Links to the Prophet
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012


Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Series New Horizons in Islamic Studies
New horizons in Islamic studies.
Contents Cover; Sayyids and Shrifs in Muslim Societies; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements and Notes; Introduction; Part I: Arguing sayyids and sharīfs; 1. How to behave toward sayyids and sharīfs: A trans-sectarian tradition of dream accounts; 2. Qur'ānic commentary on the verse of khums (al-Anfāl VIII:41); 3. Debate on the status of sayyid/sharīfs in the modern era: The 'Alawī-Irshādī dispute and Islamic reformists in the Middle East; Part II: Sayyids and sharīfs in the Middle East
4. Genealogy, marriage, and the drawing of boundaries among the 'Alids (eighth-twelfth centuries)5. A historical atlas on the 'Alids: A proposal and a few samples; 6. The reflection of Islamic tradition on Ottoman social structure: The sayyids and sharīfs; 7. The ashrāf and the naqīb al-ashrāf in Ottoman Egypt and Syria: A comparative analysis; Part III: Sayyids and sharīfs beyond the Middle East; 8. Shurafā in the last years of al-Andalus and in the Morisco period: Laylat al-mawlid and genealogies of the Prophet Muḥammad
9. The role of the masharifu on the Swahili coast in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries10. Dihqāns and sacred families in Central Asia; 11. Sacred descent and Sufi legitimation in a genealogical text from eighteenth-century Central Asia: The Sharaf Atāī tradition in Khwārazm; 12. Trends of ashrāfization in India; 13. The sayyids as commodities: The Islamic periodical alKisah and the sayyid community in Indonesia; Index
Summary The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. These kinsfolk, most often known as ""sayyid"" or ""sharif, "" form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters and in the political sphere. This book brings together an international group of renowned scholars to provide a comprehensive examination of the place of the kinsfolk of Muhammad in Muslim societies, throughout history and in a number of different local manifestations. The chapters
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Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Family
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Genealogy
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Religion and social status -- Islamic countries
Religion and social status
Islamic countries
Genre/Form Genealogy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136337390