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Sponsoring Sufism

How Governments Promote “Mystical Islam” in Their Domestic and Foreign Policies

  • Authors
  • Fait Muedini

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy book series (PSRPP)

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Introduction

Sponsoring Sufism argues that governments are sponsoring Sufism not only because they see it as an 'apolitical' movement that won't challenge their existing authority, but also that ties to Sufi orders gives them religious credibility, something they seek as they face the rise of Islamist parties.

Keywords

Middle East North Africa Sufism Political Islam Democratization Authoritarianism Politics democratization government Islam politics

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