Advice For Callow Jurists And Gullible Mendicants On Befriending Emirs

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

by?abd Al-wahhab Ibn Ahmad Ibn ?ali Al-sha?raniTranslated byAdam Sabra

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This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials, judges, and treasurers, or emirs. Translated into English for the first time, it is a unique account of the relationship between spiritual and political authority in late medieval / early modern Islamic society.

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This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials, judges, and treasurers, or emirs. Translated into English for the first time, it is a unique account of the relationship between spiritual and political authority in late ...

‘Abd al-Wahhab b. Ahmad b. ‘Ali al-Sha‘rani (1493–1565) was a prominent jurist and scholar of early modern Sufism and a prolific writer. Adam Sabra is professor of history and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Goleta, CA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300198655

ISBN - 13:9780300198652

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"This book illuminates central problems, debates, and strategies regarding the relationship of religion to the state. The themes of religious authority in relation to political power and the proper practice of spiritual and ethical counsel will be of interest to students of cultural history. The Arabic text has recently been edited, and we are fortunate to now have this excellent English translation.” --Richard McGregor, Vanderbilt University