The Salafiyya and Sufism: Muhammad ‘Abduh and his Risālat al-Wāridāt (Treatise on Mystical Inspirations)

@article{Scharbrodt2007TheSA,
  title={The Salafiyya and Sufism: Muhammad ‘Abduh and his Risālat al-Wāridāt (Treatise on Mystical Inspirations)},
  author={Oliver Scharbrodt},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={70},
  pages={89 - 115}
}
  • Oliver Scharbrodt
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
This article questions certain assumptions on the intellectual history of modern Islam and on one of the most influential modern reform movements, the Salafiyya. By looking at the Sufi origins of one of the main Salafī reformers, it relativizes the notion of an inherent anti-Sufism of this reform movement. The article examines how Muhammad ‘Abduh (1849–1905), the famous Egyptian reformer, converted to Sufism in his youth after experiencing a spiritual and intellectual crisis. The influence of… 
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Al-A māl al-Kāmila III, 527 f.; see also Sirriyeh, Sufis and Anti-Sufis