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Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies


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Introduction MORIMOTO Kazuo Part 1: Arguing Sayyids and Sharifs 1. How to Behave Toward Sayyids And Sharifs: A Trans-Sectarian Tradition of Dream Accounts MORIMOTO Kazuo 2. Qur'anic Commentary on the Verse of Khums (al-Anfal VIII:41) Roy Parviz Mottahedeh 3. Debate on the Status of Sayyid/sharifs in the Modern Era: The 'Alawi-Irshadi Dispute and Islamic Reformists in the Middle East YAMAGUCHI Motoki Part 2: Sayyids and Sharifs in the Middle East 4. Genealogy, Marriage, and the Drawing of Boundaries among the 'Alids (Eighth-Twelfth Centuries) Teresa Bernheimer 5. A Historical Atlas on the 'Alids: a Proposal and a Few Samples Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti 6. The Reflection of Islamic Tradition on Ottoman Social Structure: The Sayyids and Sharifs. Ruya Kilic 7. The Ashraf and the Naqib Al-Ashraf in Ottoman Egypt and Syria: A Comparative Analysis Michael Winter Part 3: Sayyids and Sharifs beyond the Middle East 8. Shurafa in the Last Years of al-Andalus and in the Morisco Period: Laylat Al-Mawlid and Genealogies of the Prophet Muhammad Mercedes Garcia-Arenal 9. The Role of the Masharifu on the Swahili Coast in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Valerie J. Hoffman 10. Dihqans and Sacred Families in Central Asia Ashirbek Muminov 11. Sacred Descent and Sufi Legitimation in a Genealogical Text from Eighteenth-Century Central Asia: The Sharaf Ata'i Tradition in Khwarazm Devin Deweese 12. Trends of Ashrafization in India Arthur F. Buehler 13. The Sayyids as Commodities: The Islamic Periodical Alkisah and the Sayyid Community in Indonesia ARAI Kazuhiro

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MORIMOTO Kazuo is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo. He is the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Asian Studies, and his main research interest lies in the role and position of sayyid/sharifs in Muslim societies.


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