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Popular Islam in northern Pakistan and its reconstruction in urban Britain

Ballard, Roger

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Abstract

The core of this paper is an empirical account of the way in which Islam - as popularly understood - pervades the lives, thoughts, and experiences of the rural population of Pakistani Punjab. It then goes on to suggest that these understandings - which often differ sharply from those currently regarded as 'orthodox' - are nevertheless directly inspired by a creative admixture between spiritual traditions which are indigenous to South Asia and the teachings of Muin-ud-Din Ibn 'Arabi. Last but not least it considers the additional transformations which are currently being precipitated as this tradition re-establishes itself in the UK.

Document type: Article
Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 25. February 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Other and comparative religions
Controlled Subjects: Pakistan <Nord>, Großbritannien, Islam, Sufismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muin-ud-Din Ibn 'Arabi, Northern Pakistan , Great Britain , Islam , Muin-ud-Din Ibn 'Arabi , Sufism
Subject (classification): Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: other countries
Pakistan
Series: CASAS Online Papers: Plural Britain
Volume: 5

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