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Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents – Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Mustapha Sheikh


This book is about the emergence of a new activist Sufism in the Muslim world from the sixteenth century onwards, which emphasised personal responsibility for putting God’s guidance into practice. It focuses specifically on developments at the centre of the Ottoman Empire, but also considers both how they might have been influenced by the wider connections and engagements of learned and holy men and how their influence might have been spread from the Ottoman Empire to South Asia in particular. The immediate focus is on the Qāḍīzādeli movement which flourished in Istanbul from the 1620s to the ... More

Keywords: Sufism, Ottoman Empire, Islamic theology, Middle Eastern history, the Qāḍīzādelis/Kadizadelis, Ottoman reformism, Aḥmad al-Rūmī al-Āqḥiṣārī, Birgili, Ibn Taymiyya, Wahhābī Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mustapha Sheikh, author
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Leeds

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