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Marchand, Trevor H. J. (2017) 'The Minarets of Sanaa.' In: Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill my Eye. London: Gingko Library, pp. 119-127. (Gingko Library Art Series)

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Abstract

In his mid-eighteenth-century poem titledThe Mosques of Sanaa,¹ the author Ali ibn al-Hasan al-Khafanji tells the tale of a visit paid by the Great Mosque of the city to the tiny ʿAddil Mosque, located in the former Ottoman suburb of Bir al-ʿAzab. The Great Mosque is personified as a character of wealth and distinction, and impoverished ʿAddil makes a desperate plea for improved conditions of his neglected state. In response, the Great Mosque forecasts that one day ʿAddil will be endowed with all the necessary amenities, including his own minaret andmuʾazzin(person who performs the call to prayer).²...

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISBN: 9781909942073
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt201mpg0.15
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 11:31
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/24277

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