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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927) during the 1920s. On the day Rose Ausländer's poem was recited, I was attending a healing seminar in the summer school. Murshida Rabeya, 1 a senior teacher in the Inayati network, ran the seminar. 2 Right after the

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

hearts have been crushed! Our souls are like Muslim [ibn Aqeel] and our times are akin to Kufa. The lyrical stanza is the opening couplet of an elegy ( qaṣīda ) by Nour Ameli, a Lebanese poet whose poems feature in recitations by a coterie of

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The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

anguish, anger, and also hope. These emotions reverberate in their Elsewhere through chants, poems, sounds of chest-thumping, and red lights. How much of that anger and frustration would it be possible to express in a public stage or in their every daily

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

all emphasize the distinct rhythms of street preaching. For example, in “Street Preachers’ Manual,” Gerald Sutek encourages preachers to have “several short verses memorized on the subject you intend to preach … Three points and a poem just won't do on

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

had no formal schooling. But she often recited long, sad poems about exile in tribal Arabic that she had learned as a child; it is one of my great regrets that I never recorded them when she was alive. Although I was born in Medina in 1932, my

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Amira Mittermaier, Susan Harding, and Michael Lambek

retrospectively. The poet's “I” goes on to say, I have had both in my busy life. Some love, some work. But they have been separate, partial, intervening, intertwined, antipathetic, abandoned, left half-done. Yes. But. Not “yes, and.” But “yes, but.” The poem

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Jens Kreinath and Refika Sariönder

. Once these women returned to their seats, Mehmet Dede began to speak. He announced that he would chant a hymn ( nefes) before his sermon ( sohbet or muhabbet ). Upon completing the hymn, he read a poem ( deyif) that touched on themes of hypocrisy

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Khaled Furani

we learn from Mead ([1974] 2005: 75) that faith in humanism did not preclude Benedict from composing poems engaging with supra-human subjects, such as “The Eucharist” and “Light.” A supra-cultural, transcendent pattern that differs markedly from her

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Valentina Napolitano

Argentine tango; his support of the San Lorenzo soccer team; his special affection for the 1872 José Hernández poem “El Gaucho Martin Fierro” and the romance of the gaucho's life in the pampas that the poem immortalizes ( Ivereigh 2014: 7 ). In 1958

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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

antagonistic Ottomans include Ivan Gundulić's epic Osman, Ivan Mažuranić's epic poem Smrt Smail Age Čengića (The Death of Smail-aga Čengić), and Ivan Zajc's opera Nikola Šubić Zrinski (see Walton 2019b ). 21 And there are possibly even earlier