Sufis and Scholars of the Sea: Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925

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Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 260 pages
Anne Bang focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the Indian Ocean. The Alawis are here portrayed as one of many cultural mediators in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious Indian Ocean world in the era of European colonialism.

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Anne K. Bang is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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