Vast Oceans: The Transatlantic African Sufi Path // Feb 24 @ 5pm

Posted on February 22, 2023

“Vast Oceans: The Transatlantic African Sufi Path”

Friday, Feb. 24th, 2023, 5pm
Presenter: Dr. Youssef Carter, UNC-Chapel Hill

In this talk, Dr. Carter will share his fascinating study of the transatlantic spiritual network of African-American and West African Muslims who are members of the Mustafawi Tariqa (Sufi Path). These Muslims rely on dhikr (remembrance of God) as a spiritual technology and deploy certain modes of West African Islamic spiritual training to navigate historical-political contexts around the Black Atlantic. Dr. Carter’s groundbreaking contribution to the study of Islamic spirituality and culture is based upon extensive ethnographic research in South Carolina and in Senegal. Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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