Sufi Scholarship of the 18th Century Influenced Islamic Thought, Northwestern Professor Says

The Tijaniyyah branch of Sufism in Islam had a larger influence on Islamic thought than many historians believe, Northwestern University Professor Zachary Wright said at an event Friday afternoon in the Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center.

Wright teaches at Northwestern University in Qatar and focuses his studies on the regional history of the Middle East and North Africa, and he is currently researching the intellectual history of 18th century North Africa.

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