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”………..


The Islamic Notion of Beauty – William Chittick


Anyone with the vaguest knowledge of Islamic culture knows that it has produced extraordinary works of art and architecture — Persian miniatures,
the Taj Mahal, the Alhambra. Few are aware, however, that this rich artistic heritage is firmly rooted in a worldview that highlights love and beauty…….


‘The World of Imagination’ and the Concept of Space in the Persian Miniature – Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The World of Imagination and Concept of Space in the Persian Miniature - Nasr

Religious Art, Traditional Art, Sacred Art: Some Reflections and Definitions – Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Religious Art - Traditional Art - Sacred Art