Gods Unruly Friends is the first in depth and comprehensive survey of this enigmatic type of piety, tracing the history of the different dervish groups that roamed the lands in Western, Central and South Asia as well as the Middle East and Southeast Europe. Demonstrating that dervish piety originated as a reaction to the formation of Socially respectable Sufi orders, author Ahmer T Karamustafa Compels us to reconsider the medieval Islamic past as a vast spectrum of widely divergent forms of pious living accommodating the puritanical and the Libertine alike.
Ahmed T Karamustafa is Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. His area of research is pre modern Islamic thought….
Ahmet T. Karamustafa