'Yazid' as the other one in the religious poetry of Naim Frashëri Cover Image

'Jezidi' si tjetri në poezinë fetare të Naim Frashërit
'Yazid' as the other one in the religious poetry of Naim Frashëri

Author(s): Abdullah Rexhepi
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Albanian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: the other; Yazid; Bektashi religion; Naim Frashëri;

Summary/Abstract: Social identities are created by interacting with the others so our identity or the identity of the group (us) if formed through the process of thinking about ourselves or about “us” in relation to “the others”. It is an egocentric or ethnocentric process, where I ‘we see things from our perspective and point out who are “the others” and who are “we”. Therefore “we” are not “them” and vice versa. Dichotomies based on sexual, racial, class, religious etc. categories, like “We” the men, “the others” women (Simeone de Beauvoir, “The second sex”) and “we” normal people, others, fool people as well (Michel Foucault, The history of stupidity / madness), Natives / Strangers, Occidentals / Orientals or Muslims (Said, The Orientalism), friends / enemies, The white people / The black people (Stuard Hall), heterosexuals / homosexuals (Foucault, The history of Sexuality), Albanian / Turkish - Asiatic (Sulstarova, The escape from the east) and other discussions as well. If in the national character poetry of Naim, the Turkish/Asiatic made “the other” of the Albanian, and was the symbol of his evil and backwardness, in the religious poetry of him, “Yazid” and his family are “the others” of the Bektashi Albanian, which was the ideal Albanian of Naim as well. In this script we aim to treat the concept of “Yazid” as the concept of “the other” in the religious poetry of Naim Frasheri.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 669 - 675
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Albanian