By Julianne Hazen
This learn makes a speciality of the Alami Tariqa in Waterport, ny, which used to be began within the Seventies through a shaykh from the Balkans. The Alami Tariqa strives to uphold sharia whereas adapting to the Western surroundings. Its club is various, consisting in general of American-born individuals from Christian and Jewish backgrounds, as well as a number of Muslim immigrants from South Asia. This examine explores how this order has acculturated to the yank environment, why contributors decide to sign up for the tariqa, and what it potential to pursue non secular targets in a contemporary, Western society. Conclusions are drawn from interviews, a survey, and observations of teachings, plus the author’s event operating with this neighborhood for over ten years. The e-book interweaves own tales and insider perspectives with educational perception to supply a compelling and distinctive photograph of Sufism as a dwelling and dynamic culture in America.
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Sufism in America: The Alami Tariqa of Waterport, New York by Julianne Hazen