Traditional Swahili Poetry: An Investigation Into the Concepts of East African Islam as Reflected in the Utenzi Literature

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Brill Archive, 1967 - Ilsam - 272 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Swahili Culture
12
The Reason for our Existence
14
Life is short Worldly power is unimportant
18
The Tomb
20
Hell
22
Providence
28
Illusion
31
The Death of Jaafari
147
Preparations for the Expedition The Letter
151
Provisions The first Food Miracle
159
Departure The second Food Miracle
162
The Byzantine Army The first Battle
163
The second Battle
170
The third Battle
171
The fourth Battle
177

Death
34
Repentance
39
The Good Acts
41
The Bad Acts
46
Social Structure
51
Attitudes towards Women
54
Human Relations
59
Conclusion
62
God the Creation Adam and Eve
64
The Light and the other Elements
67
The Souls
70
The Angels
72
The Firmament and the Earth
76
The Creation of Man
78
Satan
83
Adam on Earth
92
Adam in Paradise Eve
94
The Fall
109
Life on Earth
115
Cain and Abel
124
Eves Repentance
129
The Epic of Heraklios
139
The Language of the Epics
144
Mohammed and Ali
146
The Spy
178
Rahibu the Sage
181
The fifth Battle
185
The sixth Battle
186
Mohammeds Voice is carried across the Desert
191
Ali decides the Battle
194
The Legend of the Miiraji
201
The Breastwashing
202
Buraki
204
Demons Sinners and pious People
205
Jerusalem
215
The Ascension
218
The seventh Heaven
223
The gate of Paradise
227
Hell
229
Towards the Light
231
Descent
238
The Resurrection
243
Mohammed rises
247
The Trumpet
251
Judgement
255
The Bridge to Paradise
257
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