RELS242 - MUSLIM STHOOD PRACTICES

This course aims at introducing various classical, popular and modern Muslim saints in South Asia. We will read the life stories of these saints and focus on their contribution to various religions in South Asia. We will learn about the major concepts initiated and circulated by these saints and their distinctive ways of dealing with spiritual aspects. While focusing on their sainthood practices, we also study the nature of the dialogue which addresses the questions such as pluralism, localism, and a new paradigm of spirituality that continually interacts with diverse modes of everyday life in South Asia. In order to understand their impact on visual and meida cultures, we also watch two documentaries and compare these visual sources with sainthood literature and practices.
Section 401 - SEM
TR 0300PM-0430PM
MOHAMMAD, MAHBOOB
WILLIAMS HALL 25