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Khodayar E, Javan Arasteh A, Modarresi H. Salafi Sufism in Central Asia and its Future. EIJH 2022; 29 (4) :36-59
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-57948-en.html
1- Associate Professor, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Sufism and Islamic Mysticism, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran
3- Ph.D. student of Sufism And Islamic Mysticism, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran , mh3106@gmail.com
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: Salafism and Sufism are two old Islamic movements that have had major conflicts throughout the history of Islam, which were mainly related to aspects of adherence to and respect for Islamic law and jurisprudence and different interpretations of religious texts. Simultaneously, these two movements have also had some interactions with each other, and there have emerged some individuals or groups who have combined a number of the manifestations of Sufi practices and actiond with those of Salafi and thus creating Salafi Sufism or Sufi Salafism. The Central Asian region is the cradle of a great number of Sufi orders. It has delivered great mystics to the Islamic society. Moreover, several signs of Sufism can be observed in its people’s general culture. However, the people’s inclination towards Islam at the time of liberation from the yoke of communism and the formation of Islamic groups and parties – who wanted Islam to play a greater role in governing the society – besides some countries’ cultural and propaganda exercise, it has led to the creation of various Salafi groups in the region. Naturally, Salafi’s entry into Central Asia’s mystical culture paves the way for the creation and growth of a discourse that has nurtured a combination of Salafism and Sufism in itself. The present study examines the Salafi Sufis in Central Asia and the Sufi-Salafi interactions in this region. Although there are many references on Sufism and Salafism in Central Asia, no independent reference on Salafi Sufism was found in the land.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2021/12/17 | Accepted: 2022/02/26 | Published: 2022/10/2

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