Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Prophet's PulpitIslamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Patrick Gaffney

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780520084711

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 04 August 2021

Formalization and Structure

Formalization and Structure

The Preacher as the Affirmation of Traditional Authority

(p.194) 9 Formalization and Structure
The Prophet's Pulpit

Patrick D. Gaffney

University of California Press

The sermon delivered by Shaykh Mustafa on May 18, 1979, represents a local version of the most common type of preaching heard in the government mosques of Egypt. The mood of dissatisfaction and unrest with shades of depression among the young professionals working in government service who are caught up in these conditions seems especially hard on mosque preachers posted far from home. Their highly public religious identity excludes them from partaking inconspicuously in many of the leisure activities that are available to their professional colleagues in other fields who might share their incommodious exile. In Minya itself, as well as in several of the surrounding villages, there are a number of these preachers from the Delta assigned to work in mosques, men of roughly Shaykh Mustafa's own age.

Keywords:   Shaykh Mustafa, government mosques, Egypt, sermon, Minya

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.