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Circling around the really Real in Iran

Ethnography of Muharram laments among Shi'i volunteer militants in the Middle East

Younes Saramifar

ceremony during the month of Muharram at which Hussain was commemorated and lamented. These ceremonies were the occasion of socialization into a circle in which militia recruitment was not a deliberate effort by Iranian state and the revolutionary guard

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‘Abd al-Raḥīm Kamāl’s Dahsha

An Upper Egyptian Lear

Noha Mohamad Mohamad Ibraheem

), were themselves ‘perplexed’ by Kamāl’s complex characters, gloomy atmosphere and tragic ending. Renowned scriptwriter and critic Musṭafa Muḥarram railed in a lengthy critique: The makers of Dahsha must bear in mind that Tragedy and Melodrama differ

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

Shi'i Identities through Muharram Rituals in Mumbai .” Diversities 14 ( 2 ): 103 – 117 . Mittermaier , Amira . 2012 . “ Dreams from Elsewhere: Muslim Subjectivities beyond the Trope of Self

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Kinship among the Ġorbat of Babol

How an Anthropology of Childhood Reveals Kinship Structure

Mitra Asfari

, men stay in the residential neighbourhood, gamble or sell drugs. 4 Some periods of the year, for example Nowrouz or Muharram, all Ġorbat families go back to Babol and organise collective ceremonies. They also gather in Babol for individual funerals

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Nourrir les vivants par la grâce des saints

La nourriture et le sacré dans le chiisme iranien

Sepideh Parsapajouh

leurs enfants, petits-enfants et compagnons ( Soroushfar 2020 ) : anniversaires de morts et de naissances, épisodes liés aux quatre mois sacrés de muharram , safar , rajab et sha'ban , le jour de la première révélation du Prophète, les nuits de la

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“Going vertical” in times of insecurity

Constructing proximity and distance through a Kenyan gated high-rise

Zoë Goodman

the coast, debating the Islamic foundations—or their lack—of practices such as Muharram commemorations or the celebration of the Prophet's birthday ( Kresse 2007 ). As observed among Muslim communities around the world (e.g., Osella and Osella 2013