Travellers in Faith: Studies of the Tablīghī Jamāʻat as a Transnational Islamic Movement for Faith Renewal

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Muhammad Khalid Masud
BRILL, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 268 pages
The Tabl?gh? Jam?'at is a twentieth century faith renewal movement, which is presently operating in more than eighty countries. With millions of participants, its annual conference has become the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj. In the absence of official writings and its abstinence from media publicity, the Jam?'at can best be studied by participant observation, as illustrated by the studies of its activities in India, Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Morocco and South Africa, which are presented in this volume. Studying the historical and social growth of this movement in India, its transnational transformation, the development of its ideology, particularly on the questions of conversion, gender, religious diversity, organization, communication, adjustment with the local environment and personal transformation, this volume offers fascinating information about contemporary da'wa phenomenon in Islam.
 

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Contents

Preface
vii
Foi et Pratique Tablīghi Jamāat
ix
Introduction
xiii
The Growth and Development of
3
Tablīghi Jamāʻat and Women
44
Construction and Reconstruction of
59
Ideology and Legitimacy
79
The Transformation of Tablīghi Jamāʻat into
121
Sequences of a Quest Tablīghi Jamāat
161
Tablīghi Jamāʻat in Belgium
174
Worlds Apart The Tablīghi Jamāʻat
206
A Movement or a Jamāʻat? Tablīghi
222
Select bibliography
241
Glossary
254
Index
261
Copyright

Close Ties and New Boundaries
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Muhammad Khalid Masud, Ph.D. (1973) Islamic Studies, McGill University, Professor at the Leiden University, is the Director of The International Institute for the Study of Islam in The Modern World. He has published extensively on contemporary issues and trends in the Muslim Societies, including "Islamic Legal Interpretation" (Harvard 1996), co-edited with David Powers and Brinkley Messick.

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