2.02 Alessandro Gori

Islamic literature in Ethiopia: new perspectives of research

The general focus of the panel would be the written traditional literature produced, read and circulated by the Muslims of Ethiopia. As most of the texts of this literature are kept and diffused on codices, some attention would be given to the analysis of the Islamic manuscript culture in Ethiopia from a codicological perspective. However, traditional texts (theological, mystical, legal, hagiographical) would remain the core of the panel. The main goal of the panel would be to cast light on so far unknown or little known texts (kept on manuscripts but possibly also printed) spread among Ethiopian Muslims and to assess the history of their diffusion and their importance for the cultural and social development of the Islamic communities of the country. No chronological limit is foreseen. However, the great bulk of the Islamic manuscript production so far available does not predate the 18th century. Modern and contemporary times would thus be given a more specific attention.


Dr. FANI Sara Textual Traditions of Arabic Grammars in Jimma: Regional Continuity and Specificity of Scholarship 
Prof. GORI Alessandro Some observations on the text of šayḫ Hāšim’s al-Fatḥ al-Raḥmānī 
Prof. ISHIHARA, Minako Tariqa as Network: Documentation of the Tijaniya Organization in Ethiopia 
Dr. KEMAL ABDULWEHAB New Approach to the Studies of Islamic mss of Ethiopia: Documenting and Cataloguing First-Studied Islamic Manuscripts of Ethiopia
Dr. PETRONE Michele Ethiopian Tiǧāniyya in Context. A Preliminary study of Its Relations with Other Branches of the Ṭarīqa and of Its Development in the Firts Part of the 20th Century
Dr. REGOURD Anne Some more about the characteristics of Harari manuscripts 
Dr. WETTER Andreas „Yäǧūdu bušra …“ a panegyric poem in Amharic from Šeh Č̣ali