Monday, February 4, 2008

THE ULEMA OF FARANGI MAHAL

Francis Robinson
Ferozesons 2002

"The Farangi Mahal vision of adab is close to the 'classical' vision of Sunni-Sufi Islam set out by Ira Lapidus, which is rather what one would expect from men who devoted so much time to the Quran and the hadith and for whom Imam Ghazali's masterpiece was the subject of so much study and comment.

The descriptions of the transmissions of Farangi Mahal adab suggest that they believed that it was possible to purify and correct the human soul by discipline, which involved the acquisition of knowledge, the perfection of character and the conduct of everyday life in accordance with Islamic teachings. " P.100