popular Islam

The “Boneless” Saint from Baku: Muslim Pilgrimage in a Secular City

Rationalizing Popular Islam among the Slav Speaking Pomaks in Greece: Religious Experiences and Politics of Religion

The study explores the conjunction of popular Islam with the Bektashi Sufi and Sunni traditions. The fieldwork of the Slav speaking Pomaks was conducted in the mountainous area of Rhodopi, in Greek Thrace. The analysis of this case study in the area populated by Slav speaking populations (the Pomaks) helps to understand critically the modalities of each religious tradition as well as their interconnections.