Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9789089644398 Published July 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Islam on the Move

The Tablighi Jama'at in Southeast Asia

Farish A. Noor

Farish A. Noor

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

200 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9789089644398 Published July 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In this exhaustive examination of the rise and spread of the Tablighi Jama’at, which is arguably the world’s largest lay Islamic missionary movement, Farish Ahmad-Noor provides extensive research on the group as well as several conversion narratives from Tablighi members in a number of Asian countries. A key study of an important and complex movement, this volume locates the spiritual framework of the sect in the context of the national and political climate of the countries in which its followers live. Moreover, Ahmad-Noor analyzes the way in which Tablighi followers themselves see the movement, and he traces the way in which internal and external perspectives shape the religion. Islam on the Move seeks to create a more nuanced and variegated portrait of Islam than the reductivist narrative of the religion that became commonplace in the mainstream Western media after the events of September 11th.
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