By F. Muedini

Sponsoring Sufism examines why numerous governments want to sponsor Sufi teams inside of their international locations. whereas those executive tasks are premised on combating the increase of violent extremism, this ebook indicates those governments also are advocating Sufism for different purposes. This comprises the misperception that by means of sponsoring Sufism, the govt leaders think it will additional aid them remain in strength, as Sufis are usually seemed to be "apolitical," and therefore no longer a possibility to the country. a few leaders, spotting the extent of impact that Sufi masters or sheikhs have in society, have seemed to extend their ties with Sufi orders so one can extra identify their very own non secular legitimacy. this is often very important often times, the place the largest political challengers to a few those governments are non-violent Islamist teams, who use the message of Islam, coupled with wide social courses, while working in elections.

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