Moral Conduct and Authority: The Place of Adab in South Asian Islam

Front Cover
Barbara Daly Metcalf
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1984 - History - 389 pages
"The essays in this volume explore adab, the Muslim ideal of the harmonious life of a person who knows the proper relationship to God, to others, and to oneself, and who, as a result, plays a special role among his or her fellows."-- From dust jacket.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

An invaluable work in so many regards! Read this to learn more about Sufism and etiquette in Islam. Just a wonderfully put together work.

Contents

Parallels and Contrasts
23
The Classical Muslim
38
Anşārīs Code
62
An Ethical Treatise
91
The Muslim Understanding of Values
124
The Ulamā of Farangī Mahall and Their Adab
152
Maulānā
184
Popular
196
Norms of Comportment among Imperial
255
A Study of Five Urdu Books
290
The Adab of Musicians
315
The Political and Religious Authority of the Shrine
333
Intoxication or Adab as
357
Glossary of Selected Terms
373
Index
381
Copyright

A Note on Adab in the MurshidMurid Relationship
241

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information