Approx. 304 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 11 halftones, 2 maps, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6531-3
Published: December 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6530-6
Published: December 2021
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The story expands across three generations of peripatetic Sufi masters in the Mutaqqi lineage as they travel for purposes of pilgrimage, scholarship, and sometimes simply for survival along Indian Ocean maritime routes linking global Muslim communities. Exploring the political intrigue, scholarly debates, and diverse social milieus that shaped the colorful personalities of his Sufi subjects, Kugle argues for the importance of Indian Sufi thought in the study of hadith and of ethics in Islam.
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About the Author
Scott Kugle is professor of South Asian and Islamic studies at Emory University. His most recent book is When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry.
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“An informative, innovative, multilayered, and immensely entertaining book. The combination of Scott Kugle’s singular talents as a researcher and writer bring this incredibly complex and immersive history to vibrant life. I am simply in awe at what Kugle has managed to pull off here—and I expect an equally enthusiastic reception among a broad readership for this groundbreaking work of scholarship.”—Robert Rozehnal, Lehigh University
“A significant contribution to our understanding of the Islamic reform traditions in South Asia and beyond, Hajj to the Heart sheds light on a hitherto little-known network of sixteenth-century Sufis and hadith scholars who shaped and laid the foundations for change. Translating primary texts into polished poetic prose, Kugle provides a compelling argument that makes significant contributions to more than one field of study and will engage a wide audience of interdisciplinary readers.”— Ahmad S. Dallal, Georgetown University in Qatar