Religious Brotherhoods in Chechnya:
Their Relevance for the Chechen Conflict

A study by
Yavus Z. Akhmadov
Stephen R. Bowers
Marion T. Doss, Jr.
Valeria Ciobanu

CONTENTS

Maps of Chechnya
How This Study Was Prepared
The Chechens
Major Russian-Chechen Conflicts
What is Sufism and Why Is It Important?
Kunta Hadji
Kunta Hadji and the Kunta Hadjists, by Y. Z. Akhmadov
Avduev's Critique of Akhmadov's Paper
Relevance of Religious Brotherhoods to Current Conflict
Contrast between Kunta Hadji and Vakhab Movements
Connections with Taliban and Other Outside Groups
Reprise

  Maps of Chechnya

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