Sufism, Islamic Philosophy, and Education in West Africa – Oludamini Ogunnaike


“West Africa has been home to and contributed to the development of several important Islamic intellectual traditions, including logic (manṭiq), theology (kalām), Sufism(taṣawwuf), legal philosophy (uṣūl al-fiqh), and even philosophy (falsafa)—all of which influenced the distinctive forms of pedagogy that emerged in West Africa, in which ritualpractice, physical presence, and the cultivation of virtue and adab (manners, a particularhabitus) played an important role. The 20th and 21st centuries”


Performing Realization The Sufi Music Videos of the Taalibe Baye of Dakar – Oludamini Ogunnaike


“In this paper, I will analyze two of the most popular of these Sui music videos, “Delül Ci Yalla” by Aïda Faye and “Baye Your Side” by Maxi Krezy featuring Fadda Freddy and N dongo D,examining the various discursive and nondiscursive strategies they employ to express and perform the inefable experiences of spiritual realization and sanctity. As in most Sui texts, the lyrics of both songs are studded with dense allusions to the Qur’an, ḥadīth, classical Sui poetry, and Sui doctrines and symbols.
However, perhaps even more interesting are the visual symbols these videos employ to allude to, embody, and perform these ideas, practices, and experiences. For example, in Aïda Faye’s video, she actually “performs”………..