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Grief is a thing to be sung: solace from Shi’a lamentation BY ALEEHA ZAHRA ALI

"A year and a half ago, I learnt what grief was. Before that I had known waves of sadness, despair, depression, heartbreak and anger. But grief was a different monster, an all-encompassing ocean, one that faithfully and indiscriminately stalks the human experience. And when grief found me, I wanted to run out of my skin.

In August of 2021 I was in Amsterdam... more

In the article Aleeha Zahra Ali writes about her own experience with a Majlis sermon in Amsterdam. The text reflects grief and her research topic that deals with Digital Mourning: YouTube Majlis amongst Shi’a Muslims in Europe. Her article was published on the Blog of the University of Amsterdam:

More about Aleeha Zahra Ali: here

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