The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Jeppie, Shamil en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Moos, Ebrahiem en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T08:54:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T08:54:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Moos, E. 2011. The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13447
dc.description Includes abstract.~Includes bibliographical references (leaves 105-109). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This essay looks at the relationship between History and Myth in the literature of the grand shaykh of the Qâdiri ṭarîqa of West Africa Shaykh al-Mukhtâr al-Kuntî (d.1811). It explores the role that "miracles" played in his society and how he dealt with this concept in his literary works. By looking at one of his major works, this study wishes to determine how he combined historical fact with myth and what the underlying reasons were for his approach. While the conclusion suggests that the Shaykh indeed employed myth within his writing it further shows how he used this mechanism to maintain a careful balance between his role as a traditional Islamic scholar and as a leader, thus strengthening his position as the head of the Kunta clan and the Qâdirî ṭarîqa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.title The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
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uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Moos, E. (2011). <i>The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13447 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Moos, Ebrahiem. <i>"The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13447 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Moos E. The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13447 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Moos, Ebrahiem AB - This essay looks at the relationship between History and Myth in the literature of the grand shaykh of the Qâdiri &#7789;arîqa of West Africa Shaykh al-Mukhtâr al-Kuntî (d.1811). It explores the role that "miracles" played in his society and how he dealt with this concept in his literary works. By looking at one of his major works, this study wishes to determine how he combined historical fact with myth and what the underlying reasons were for his approach. While the conclusion suggests that the Shaykh indeed employed myth within his writing it further shows how he used this mechanism to maintain a careful balance between his role as a traditional Islamic scholar and as a leader, thus strengthening his position as the head of the Kunta clan and the Qâdirî &#7789;arîqa. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna TI - The literary works of Shaykh Sîdî Al-Mukhtâr Al-Kuntî (d. 1811) : a study of the concept and role of “miracles” in al-Minna fî I'tiqâd Ahl al-Sunna UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13447 ER - en_ZA


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