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This book provides the first overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. Written by leading international experts, chapters cover every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval period to the present day. Based on primary sources in Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Uzbek, and Urdu, its depth of coverage is unrivalled in providing a developmental picture of Afghanistan’s Islam, including such issues as the rise of Sufism, women’s religiosity, state religious policies, and transnational Islamism. Looking beyond the unifying rhetoric of theology, the book reveals the disparate and contested forms of Afghanistan’s Islam.

 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction. Afghanistan's Islam: A History and Its Scholarship
  2. pp. 1-37
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  1. Part One. From Conversions to Institutions (Ca. 700–1500)
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  1. 1. The Beginnings of Islam in Afghanistan: Conquest, Acculturation, and Islamization
  2. pp. 41-55
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  1. 2. Women and Religious Patronage in the Timurid Empire
  2. pp. 56-70
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  1. 3. The Rise of the Khwajagan-Naqshbandiyya Sufi Order in Timurid Herat
  2. pp. 71-86
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  1. Part Two. The Infrastructure of Religious Ideas (Ca. 1500–1850)
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  1. 4. Earning a Living: Promoting Islamic Culture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  2. pp. 89-104
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  1. 5. Transporting Knowledge in the Durrani Empire: Two Manuals of Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Sufi Practice
  2. pp. 105-126
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  1. Part Three. New States, New Discourses (Ca. 1850–1979)
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  1. 6. Islam, Shari‘a, and State Building under ‘Abd al-Rahman Khan
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. 7. Competing Views of Pashtun Tribalism, Islam, and Society in the Indo-Afghan Borderlands
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. 8. Nationalism, Not Islam: The Awaken Youth Party and Pashtun Nationalism
  2. pp. 163-185
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  1. Part Four. Holy Warriors and (IM)Pious Women (1979–2014)
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  1. 9. Glossy Global Leadership: Unpacking the Multilingual Religious Thought of the Jihad
  2. pp. 189-206
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  1. 10. Female Sainthood between Politics and Legend: The Emergence of Bibi Nushin of Shibirghan
  2. pp. 207-224
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  1. 11. When Muslims Become Feminists: Khana-yi Aman, Islam, and Pashtunwali
  2. pp. 225-241
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 243-247
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  1. Notes
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  1. Glossary of Islamic Terms
  2. pp. 317-318
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  1. List of Contributors
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  1. Index
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