Sufis and Scholars of The Sea: Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925
Written by Anne K. Bang
This book focuses on the way which a particular Islamic Brotherhood, or tariqa, the Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated its particular brand of the Islamic Faith. Originating in the South Yemen region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the Indian Ocean. The book discuses the renowned scholar Ahmad ibn Sumayt.