Textual Dimensions of the Public Ḥaḍra in Egyptian Sufism

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  • Michael Frishkopf University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.58.1.61-99

Keywords:

Sufism, Islam, ritual, poetry, mysticism

Abstract

The article explores the crucial role of text in Sufism, especially in the central corporate ritual, ḥaḍra. Using Egypt as a case study, and thoroughly analyzing one particular ḥaḍra performance, the article uses concepts of intertext and interauthor to demonstrate how text supports socio-spiritual relationships.

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29.07.2022

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Frishkopf, M. (2022). Textual Dimensions of the Public Ḥaḍra in Egyptian Sufism. Musicological Annual, 58(1), 61–99. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.58.1.61-99