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Sufi Orders and Movements: Indonesia
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Definitions pose initial hurdles for this review of women, Sufism and Sufi orders in Indonesia. Although the Indonesian term tarekat (Sufi order, Arabic: ṭarīqa) is capable of reasonably precise definition, the same cannot be said for Sufism. The borders between Sufism and what is not Sufism are v…

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Millie, Julian, “Sufi Orders and Movements: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0712>
First published online: 2011

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