The Riyadha Mosque Manuscript Collection in Lamu: A Ḥaḍramī Tradition in Kenya

The Riyadha Mosque Manuscript Collection in Lamu: A Ḥaḍramī Tradition in Kenya This article focuses on the manuscript collection currently located in the Riyadha Mosque in Lamu, Kenya. From its foundation in the late nineteenth century, the Riyadha has had a close connection to the Ḥaḍramī-ʿAlawī scholarly network of the Indian Ocean, through family and intellectual links. The article investigates the impact of the ʿAlawī devotional, Sufi and genealogical traditions, as reflected in the manuscript collection of the Riyadha. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Islamic Manuscripts Brill

The Riyadha Mosque Manuscript Collection in Lamu: A Ḥaḍramī Tradition in Kenya

Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, Volume 5 (2-3): 125 – Jan 1, 2014

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Brill
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Copyright 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
ISSN
1878-4631
eISSN
1878-464X
DOI
10.1163/1878464X-00502003
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Abstract

This article focuses on the manuscript collection currently located in the Riyadha Mosque in Lamu, Kenya. From its foundation in the late nineteenth century, the Riyadha has had a close connection to the Ḥaḍramī-ʿAlawī scholarly network of the Indian Ocean, through family and intellectual links. The article investigates the impact of the ʿAlawī devotional, Sufi and genealogical traditions, as reflected in the manuscript collection of the Riyadha.

Journal

Journal of Islamic ManuscriptsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2014

Keywords: Lamu; Kenya; Yemen; Ḥaḍramawt; ʿAlawiyya

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