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The ʿAjamization of Islam in Ethiopia through esoteric textual manifestations in two collections of Ethiopian Arabic manuscripts

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Arabic letters -as a materialization of the ‘chosen language’ of the Revelation and its esoteric facet- have been employed for the creation of magical amulets in different Muslim communities. Esotericism was accepted by Islam in the Ethiopian Muslim communities and the analyis of the esoteric material in the corpus chosen for this contribution shows a fully Islamic tradition of esoteric believes, amulet-making, divination, etc. but, could this kind of literature constitute a source of information about local peculiarities and the ʿAjamization of Islam as well?
Original languageEnglish
JournalIslamic Africa Journal
Volume8
Pages (from-to)171-192
Number of pages22
ISSN2154-0993
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017
EventSacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa - Institute for the study of Islamic Thought in Africa: Northwestern University, Evanston, United States
Duration: 21 Apr 201622 Apr 2016
http://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/publications-research/ISITA/ISITA%20symposium.html

Conference

ConferenceSacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa
LocationInstitute for the study of Islamic Thought in Africa: Northwestern University
CountryUnited States
CityEvanston
Period21/04/201622/04/2016
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