The rite of azan among Polish Tatars according to Alijewicz’s Chamaił Cover Image

Obrzęd azanu wśród Tatarów polskich na podstawie Chamaiłu Alijewicza
The rite of azan among Polish Tatars according to Alijewicz’s Chamaił

Author(s): Iga Schabieńska
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Islam studies
Published by: Verbinum
Keywords: Tatars; Tatar literature; chamaił; azan; Ibrahim Bronisław Alijewicz

Summary/Abstract: The name Alijewicz's Chamaił refers to the manual for the rite of azan, used by the Tatars' community and its long-time imam, Ibrahim Bronisław Alijewicz, in New York. It bears his name for the impossibility of identifying its real author. The opening paragraphs of the article describe languages found in the chamaił and other extinct writings of the Tatars. The central part is devoted to the detailed analysis of the structure and content of the Alijewicz's Chamaił, as well as its external appearance. The closing paragraphs describe the actual azan. There is also a translation of an excerpt from the Alijewicz's Chamaił referring to this rite, along with the photographs of the original text in Arabic. The rite of azan, as described in this article, demonstrates a significant influence of Islam, Christianity, ancient tribal rites and Polish folk customs on the Tatars living in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 139/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 44-58
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish