Les sultans rasûlides du Yémen, protecteurs des communautés musulmanes de l'Inde (VIIe-VIIIe/XIIIe-XIVe siècles)

Abstract : This paper presents an unique testimony about the political and religious relationships between medieval Yemen and India. A document preserved in the Yemeni archives of the Rasūlid sultanate (1229-1454) enumerates 46 Indian cities, mainly coastal, from Gujarat to Coromandel, in which Muslim predicators and judges were annually sponsored by the Rasūlid dynasty. The establishment of the Rasūlid patronage on these Indian Muslim communities has to be linked with the collapse of the Abbasid caliphate in Bagdad, which allowed the Rasūlid sultan to exert a wider influence on the Indian Ocean Muslim Communities. This patronage, after being challenged by the conquests of the Delhi Sultanate, lasted until the end of the 14th century in some coastal cities in Malabar. A letter sent from Calicut to the Rasūlid Sultan in 1393 AD shows clearly this permanence. The article provides an annotated translation from Arabic into French of both documents.
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Eric Vallet. Les sultans rasûlides du Yémen, protecteurs des communautés musulmanes de l'Inde (VIIe-VIIIe/XIIIe-XIVe siècles). Annales Islamologiques, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 2007, 41, pp.149-176. ⟨hal-00289579⟩

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