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Islam and the Prayer EconomyHistory and Authority in a Malian Town$
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Benjamin Soares

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622856

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.001.0001

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Saints and Sufi Orders I: The Hamawiyya

Saints and Sufi Orders I: The Hamawiyya

(p.69) 3 Saints and Sufi Orders I: The Hamawiyya
Islam and the Prayer Economy

Benjamin F. Soares

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter presents an overview of the social history of the Hamawiyya, one of the two main Sufi orders that are the dominant institutional forms through which Islam has been practiced in the region for more than a century. It traces the emergence of the Hamawiyya under French colonialism, the appeal of and opposition to Shaykh Hamallah, his persecution, and the repression of his followers. By looking at the Sufi order in the postcolonial period, it focuses on what is called an economy of martyrdom around a religious community that largely defines itself in relation to its absent leader and in opposition to other Muslims.

Keywords:   Islam, Sufism, Saints, Muslim, Sufi orders, Tijaniyya, Hamawiyya, Hamallah, Shaykh, Mali, Nioro du Mali, Colonialism, French

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