“Dhikr will Echo from All Corners:” Dada Masiti and the Transmission of Islamic Knowledge

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Here are threads on other shiekhs

Sheikh Hassan Barsane - https://www.somalispot.com/threads/...gaaljecel-anti-colonialist-warrior-aun.16704/

Shiekh Uways Al Barawe - https://www.somalispot.com/threads/...araawe-who-revived-islam-in-africa-aun.16705/

Sheikh Al-Qutbi - https://www.somalispot.com/threads/...nce-in-an-age-of-global-islamic-reform.22367/

Shaykh Abd Al-Rahman bin Ahmad al-Zayla'i - https://www.somalispot.com/threads/...hmad-al-zaylai-early-19th-century-1882.22286/

Relevant discussion - Baardheere Jihad mid 19th century - https://www.somalispot.com/threads/...ent-geledi-wars-of-expansion-1846-1878.23856/

I also created a thread regarding the medieval built Fakr Ad Din mosque; https://www.somalispot.com/threads/fakr-ad-din-mosque-xamar.22024/

Here are two threads pretaining to two Hanafi Somali scholars from Cairo created by @Canuck

Fakhruddin Zayla'i -

Jamal al din zayla'i - https://www.somalispot.com/threads/the-somali-scholar-jamal-al-din-zaylai.20304/


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Interesting read sxb.

I assume those religious gatherings were in the form of "Sitaad"?
Sufis have interesting traditions. I've never heard of the dhikr, stenzi, and sitaad sessions mentioned in this thread. Reminds me of subcis. :icon lol:


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Sufis have interesting traditions. I've never heard of the dhikr, stenzi, and sitaad sessions mentioned in this thread. Reminds me of subcis. :icon lol:

Sitaad is very intresting. I had a book about Sitaad but a friend borrowed it and never returned it. It's still very relevant in many part of Somalia, I have witnessed it in Mogadishu too.


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Fascinating as always sxb.
I was completely unaware of this barawani tradition/figure :ohhh:
All these sufi traditions and elements too. There's so much the average Somali doesn't know.
That was nice but I was quite surprised they wrote poems too and the fact that it was narrated by woman instead of the braveness men.. Also were they always Sufi or did we make them so?
Thank you, Sir; that was great. I am enormously pleased to see this material finally coming out. I have known of it by reputation, but was never able to find it in translation.

The Somali history that was available in the 1960's followed I M Lewis, who relied almost entirely on the oral tradition in the North. The BIG deal was the Sayyid's rebellion against the British. The Qadiriya in the South was mentioned in passing, but no emphasis was placed on it. Somalia was one people with one language and one religion. End of story. It has taken me years to dig out only a tiny fraction of the real deal. Politics and a general ignorance have made this very difficult. Breakthrough publications such as "The Invention of Somalia" and "Unraveling Somalia" have found only limited acceptance in Somali communities.

I assume that everyone is aware of Shabaab's desecration of the tombs of the saints in Baraawe and that virtually no Bravanese remain there. The brilliant history of the Banadir Ulama deserves better. The Sufis deserve better.
@SultanuuFicaan interesting, I like the fact that the schools were self sufficient through selling handicrafts. Do you have more info on the last part about the effect of censorship on the traditional schooling system 1970 and onward?
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