Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt: The Battle for Islamic Tradition


The tension between tradition and reform in the Arab world is one of the most urgent and problematic issues of today. The Sufis of Egypt are one of the most important sects in the Islamic world. Using material recorded at Sufi gatherings over the last five years, this book presents a contemporary, balanced study of their attempts to reform Sufism from within and maintain its traditions in defence of hostile criticism.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1996


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