© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157005808X347480 Arabica 55 (2008) 433-444 www.brill.nl/arab Méthodes et débats Abū l-Hudā l-S ̣ ayyādī—Still such a Polarizing Figure (Response to Itzchak Weismann) Th omas Eich Tübingen Keywords Salaﬁ yya, Reform, Suﬁ sm, Damascus, 19th century, Abdülh ̣ amīd II, Tanzimat. In early 2003 my book about Abū l-Hudā l-S ̣ ayyādī (d. 1909) was published. 1 Being aware that many scholars in Middle Eastern studies do not read German anymore, I published an English article in 2003 summarizing the bigger argument of my book. 2 In early 2003 I wrote an additional article, which was eventually published in 2005 in Arabica , expanding my research over the original scope of my book. 3 Th is article was, among other things, critical of some aspects of Itzchak Weismann’s book Taste of Modernity 4 and thus inspi- red Weismann’s response, published in Arabica in 2007. 5 Given the tone of 1 Abū l-Hudā l-S ̣ ayyādī: eine Studie zur Instrumentalisierung suﬁscher Netzwerke und genealogis- cher Kontroversen im spätosmanischen Reich , Berlin, Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2003. Reviews in Arabica , LI/4 (2004), pp. 512-514; Die Welt des Islams , 45/1 (2005), pp. 157-159 (both
Arabica – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: REFORM; SALAFIYYA; TANZIMAT; ABDÜLHAMID II; SUFISM; DAMASCUS; 19TH CENTURY
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