By Dobroslawa Wiktor-Mach

The booklet explores the complicated global of Islam from the viewpoint of its adherents and activists in Azerbaijan. Baku, the main secular Muslim capital urban, is a battlefield for the minds and souls of „ethnic Muslims.” traveling pirs used to be until eventually now the common expression of religiosity between Azerbaijani Muslims. Sunni-Shia department used to be blurred. these days, Shia and Sunni Muslim activities suggest new designated identities. overseas and native preachers took good thing about liberal spiritual rules of the Nineteen Nineties to advertise their principles. Salafis rigidity the „pristine” Islam and the belief of universalism, whereas Shias underline rationality of their religion culture. Turkish version of Islam is extra inclusive in the direction of neighborhood customs. Sufism, even though now not as robust as earlier than, additionally unearths a dedicated viewers. eventually, self reliant charismatic neighborhood leaders achieve supporters. The ebook investigates how this pluralism impacts either spiritual teams and believers. aggressive setting calls for potent techniques and adaptability. during this technique, the conventional dominance of Shiism is challenged via Sunni activities. Shiism, even though, isn't giving up and adapts its options and practices to modern contexts.

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