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Islam in the Post-Soviet Caucasus On Sunnis, Shiites, Sufis, and Salafis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Karls Univ Prag, Prague, Czech Republic..
2015 (English)In: Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, ISSN 0030-6428, Vol. 65, no 7-10, 71- p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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In the Caucasus, Islam is represented in various forms. The Northern Caucasus is marked by Sunni Sufi-brotherhoods. Elites and laymen there see religion as the source of political legitimacy. The Sunni Islam of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence is present in the Northwest Caucasus. In Azerbaijan, the Twelver Shia Islam spread by the Iranian Safavid dynasty predominates, and, as in the Northwest Caucasus, Islam is largely limited to the realm of spirituality. But there, too, Salafis are calling into question the authority of official Islam.

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2015. Vol. 65, no 7-10, 71- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288642ISI: 000372045800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-288642DiVA: diva2:926064
Available from: 2016-05-04 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-05-04Bibliographically approved

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