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Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean

Inside and Outside the Mosque

By Stephen Headley, David Parkin

Routledge – 2000 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

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Description

In its attempt to squash the influence of animism and pantheism or polytheism and to promote the idea of the One and Only Absolute God, Islam has come up against a tendency within itself to incorporate certain local religious traditions and practices. This book shares that combination of universality and local particularity, exploring this paradox and the contradictory tendencies contained in it.

Reviews

'This volume has succeeded in capturing a sense of the diversity of Islam while also underlining a common core need, namely, the desire by the faithful to express their worship of God in tangible, coherent means.' - Centre for Islamic Studies Newsletter

Name: Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Stephen Headley, David Parkin. In its attempt to squash the influence of animism and pantheism or polytheism and to promote the idea of the One and Only Absolute God, Islam has come up against a tendency within itself to incorporate certain local religious traditions and practices...
Categories: Islam - Religion, South Asian Studies, Asian Religion, Asian Studies, Middle East Society, Islam