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Title: Tashkent 1918: giurisperiti musulmani e autorità sovietiche contro i "predicatori del bazar"
Authors: Sartori, Paolo
Keywords: Ulamā
Islamic Reform
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Padova, Studio Editoriale Gordini
Abstract: This is a case-study of the interaction between state authorities and scholars of Islamic law ('ulamā') in Soviet Central Asia. Archival sources show how in 1918 the Commissariat for Nationality Affairs of Turkestan (turkomnats) reacted favourably to a petition of the Association of Jurists (fuqahā' ğam'iyyatī) of Tashkent demanding a reform of the activity of maddāh and qalandar. As a consequence the turkomnats issued a decree to limit the action of minstrels and dervishes, which were perceived as an obstacle to the political agitation of the Muslim population. In the light of these sources this study argues that in Soviet Central Asia the evolution of Islamic institutions and religious customs was favoured by the reciprocity between Soviet authorities and Muslim scholars.
ISSN: 1125-3762
Appears in Collections:Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale

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