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Title:The Rise of the Sa'dis in Morocco
Author:Pipes, Daniel
Year:1984
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Volume:9
Issue:1-2
Period:January-April
Pages:46-52
Language:English
Geographic term:Morocco
Subjects:traditional rulers
history
1500-1599
History and Exploration
Abstract:The rise of the Sa'di dynasty in early sixteenth century Morocco marks a more fundamental political shift than is usually acknowledged. Through a manipulation of powerful themes, especially j ihad (war fought in accordance with Islamic pre ts), murabitism (Sufism), sharifism (belief that descendants of the prophet Muhammad have a special place as leaders) and the expectation of the mahdi (Islamic messiah), the Sa'di family managed to win control of most of the In the process, they established murabit and sharif domination of the central government that remained in place for centuries afterward. Notes.
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