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.
|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|
|Series:||CASAS Online Papers: Plural Britain|