Reviews

This notice submits a survey of the Yasawi Sufi order from its foundation to its current situation.  To sum up, the Yasawiyya proves to be of Shiite origin (see the Mubayyidiyya movement), then it spread quite early in Central Asia, in the Volga region, in Turkey, in India and, later, in Afghanistan.  The recent history of the order seems to turn into a kind of popular piety and mysticism in Central Asia, whence it disappeared in the other regions.  Although one would expect more reference to the unpublished manuscript material (the hagiographies and the risalas in particular, which describe Yasawi practices), the reader finds here a rich, and actually very useful, bibliography.

Alexandre Papas, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: I-5.3.D-496