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It discusses the problems of the saint Ben Yeffu’s lineage, and analyzes the founding legends of his sainthood. It unveils the ideological signiÀcance of some constituents of the maraboutic discourse—particularly legends—and expounds how the notion of baraka is culturally constructed. Also, the analysis of some decrees and of the tales associated with them contributes to clarifying the ideological function of baraka in the maraboutic discourse. The analysis makes it obvious that this discourse constructs its own myths of power that function as an opiate to attract saint-goers to the maraboutic distributing centre and make them believe in its miracles.

Pp. 362–74). Out of the religious opposition to the Islam of the Almoravid jurists, there developed the revolutionary movement of the marabouts that led the jurists to issue a fatwa (formal decision) to burn al-Ghazali’s books: “when al-Ghazali’s books got into Morocco, the commander-in-chief of Moslems [{Ali ibn Yusuf (1106–42)] ordered his administrators to burn them, and threatened to shed people’s blood and dispossess them of their wealth if he discovered that they had such books” (al-Murrakushi, local histories: SHARIFIANISM and power 21 1978, p.

Chapter I presents the reader with a general history of maraboutism and local histories of the saint Ben Yeffu. It sheds light on the segmentary aspect of the BufÀ community, on the problems of their lineage and shows that the hierarchical mode of communication is endemic to the BufÀs’ social interaction. The legends reiterated at the shrine are also analyzed in detail. They show how the maraboutic discourse operates within the maraboutic institution. Besides, an analysis of the royal decrees is put forward in the chapter to delineate how the politics of baraka functions and the process of legitimization works.

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