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Marabouts

(mâr`əbo͞ots) [Arab.,=devotee hermit], members of a Muslim religious and military community, precursors of the AlmoravidsAlmoravids
, Berber Muslim dynasty that ruled Morocco and Muslim Spain in the 11th and 12th cent. The Almoravids may have originated in what is now Mauritania. The real founder was Abd Allah ibn Yasin, who by military force converted a number of Saharan tribes to his own
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. They spread from NW Africa into Spain in the 11th and 12th cent. The Marabouts later became known as holy men and were greatly venerated as saints. They now live in monasteries or are attached to mosques. Their tombs, also called Marabouts, are often places of pilgrimage.
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The dream is perceived as the medium of choice for the dead to communicate with individuals and, to a lesser extent, with the group, because the circulation or sharing of the accounts of dreams is subject to the rules of confidentiality and prudence, particularly in choosing who will interpret the dream, such as a sage (amghar) or a marabout (aneslem).
This blending of traditional and biomedical was also apparent within the services accessed, for example certain Marabouts were reported to actively encourage pregnant women to access formal antenatal services.
L'islamisation de l'espace ouest-africain s'est faite quelques siecles avant les conquetes coloniales, par l'installation aux cours des souverains de cette region de quelques savants et erudits mystiques, nommes dans le langage populaire marabouts.
Chapter 21, "Corsairs," describes the departure rituals of corsair ships, which would seek blessings from the Muslim holy men known as marabouts, and then consulta horoscope known as the Libra de presagios.
Par exemple, la plupart des groupes mystiques, ainsi que plusieurs pratiques qui etaient consacrees a la celebration des marabouts.
In Senegal, though, he admits it's hard to talk about homosexuality or marabouts, the country's highly influential Islamic spiritual leaders.
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En este nivel se encuentran los pacientes en sus comunidades, sus familias y cuidadores informales, los lideres y agentes comunitarios (parteras tradicionales, comunicadoras tradicionales, agentes de salud comunitarios, medicos tradicionales o marabouts, lideres de la juventud y grupos de apoyo de las comunidades) y las enfermeras comunitarias del RHT URR y el personal del BMHC y del MRC que se desplaza a los poblados a realizar examenes rutinarios de salud a la poblacion materno-infantil.
Jabang-Jobe said that the Oku Marabouts, although small in numbers, have contributed a lot to the development of Gambian cultural diversity.
As marabouts they could provide both military guidance and "spiritual and occult" assurances to those in revolt (Diouf 1998:153).
In the past, boys attending Koranic schools run by teachers known as marabouts were often forced to beg in the streets, but the Government of The Gambia reports that an increasing number of marabouts now force children into street vending, where they are more difficult to identify.