Textual Dimensions of the Public Ḥaḍra in Egyptian Sufism
Keywords:Sufism, Islam, ritual, poetry, mysticism
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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