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photo essay on popular Islam North Africa

PHOTO ESSAY POPULAR ISLAM IN NORTH AFRICA

Wim van Binsbergen

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(all photographs taken April 1979 -- © 2000 Wim van Binsbergen)

 

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inhabitants of the region of Khumiriyya at the weekly market in the region capital cAin Draham
a Khumiri woman in her kitchen
blacksmith cum flute player (specialising in the music for the ecstatic cult) from the village of Sidi Mhammad
take a stroll through the village of Sidi Mhammad, pause at the shrine of Sidi Mhammad al-Wilda ('Junior'; in the larger green rectangle), and view in the distance the shrine of Sidi Mhammad al-Kabir ('Senior'; in the smaller green rectangle)
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view of the Hill (Raquba) of Sidi Mhammad with the shrine of Sidi Mhammad al-Kabir, as seen from a spot north of the village bearing that saint's name
the Mayzi section of the village of Sidi Mhammad
a part of the village of Sidi Mhammad above the shrine of Sidi Mhammad al Wilda and under the Mayzi section; the larger house belongs to the shopkeeper cum taballa (drum) player cum relief work supervisor, son of the late administrative shaykh
the guardian (ukÓl) of the shrines of Sidi Mhammad
the guardian of the shrines of Sidi Mhammad amidst the sacred flags which, over the years, pilgrims have left at the shrine of Sidi Mhammad as votive offerings
the shrine of Sidi Hamad on the land of the Ulad cAissa, village of Sidi Mhammad
Sidi Hamad, side view
the shrine of Bu-Qasbaya al-Kabir, south-west of the village of Sidi Mhammad

 


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