Significant Contribution of Khānqāh Organization for Shaping Islamic Society in Sub-Continent: An Analytical Study


Dr. Musferah Mehfooz
Huma Ejaz


This study discusses the relationship between ṣūfī and local population in the subcontinent. No doubt, that ṣūfīsm played an important role with their teachings and good morals, for bringing peace, harmony and Islamic culture in society. The topic of ṣūfīsm lends itself to a comparative world approach because the ideas of ṣūfīsm were not limited to a particular region or nation. This was due to the vast territory incorporated into Islamic society. To determine the impact of ṣūfīsm, it is necessary to evaluate how ṣūfīsm was able to interact with other segments of society. It is necessary to delineate the structure that ṣūfī practice developed in each region, how that structure was conducive to the social framework, and what effects developed as the ṣūfīs disseminated the real Islamic culture  among the general population. The article particularly sheds light on the role of Khānqāh organization for establishing peace, harmony, equality, and justice for a successful society and also delineates the distinctive features of Khānqāh in detail.



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