Posted on February 20, 2023
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.
Registration required to attend: https://go.uncg.edu/thevastoceans
Hosted by the Islamic Studies Research Network. Co-sponsored by Religious Studies, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, Lloyd International Honors College, Muslim Student Association, and HNAC. With generous support from the International Program Center Kohler Fund.