In Quest for God and Freedom: Sufi Naqshbandi Brotherhood of the North Caucasus
By: Anna Zelkina (author)Hardback
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This text reconstructs the history of the Sufi Naqshbandi brotherhood and its impact on the North Caucasus (Chechnya and Daghestan) in the early 19th century. It draws on Naqshbandi Arabic sources to explain the pivotal role of Sufism in transforming mountain society.
General description of the north Caucasus; Islam in Daghestan; the north Caucasus and foreign powers - the first stage of Russian expansion; the formation of the Naqshbandi Tariqa; the Naqshbandi ideas in Chechnya; the Naqshbandi Tariqa after the assassination of Hamza Bek; Shamil's Imamate.
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