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Sufism and Islamic Reform in EgyptThe Battle for Islamic Tradition$
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Julian Johansen

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198267577

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267577.001.0001

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Festivities, Reform, and Tension in Tradition

Festivities, Reform, and Tension in Tradition

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(p.70) 4 Festivities, Reform, and Tension in Tradition
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Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt
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Julian Johansen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267577.003.0005

The Arabic mawlid denotes the general celebrations at the actual or supposed birthdate of a Saint. It is one of the most immediate and outwardly obvious of the controversial issues which is discussed, and is a good point of introduction to more theological and speculative questions. The questions of celebration, levity, dignity, public order, and reputation are treated in various combinations. The samā' polemic is illustrated. There is no Islamic legal debate over the legitimacy of the more colourful practices about which al-Jabartī is so forthright and to which Sheikh Muṭammad merely alludes. The contribution of al-Ghazālī is reported. It also emphasizes the main ṭaḍra of the Ḥusayniyya at the mawlid of al-Ḥusayn and the private session (majlis) which immediately followed it. The classical perspective of al-Ghazālī on the variables of time, place and participants, and the Muṭammadiyya Shādhiliyya and the Ḥusayniyya Orders are reviewed as well.

Keywords:   mawlid, samā' polemic, Sheikh Muṭammad, al-Ḥusayn, Muṭammadiyya Shādhiliyya, Ḥusayniyya Orders, al-Ghazālī

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