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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

A sociolinguistics study of tombstones inscription of Shiite and Sunni of Afghanistan in Bamyan and Badghis provinces


Author(s): Sayed Zahir Nazimi, Mohammad Sediq Sediqi and Kamran Hatifi

Abstract: The present study concerns a comparative sociolinguistic study of similarities and differences between tombstones inscription of two Islamic sects Shiite and Sunni in two Afghanistan province Bamyan and Badghis. This investigation descriptive-analytical study based on studying 400 headstones writing of the commoners, half of which belong to Sunni and remain belong to the Shiite. The research finding indicate that the Shiite inscription transfer merely report, replete whit sect signals, most of them devoid of any hint regarding the deceased person social status and governmental position. In this regard the Shiite inscriptions make just a reminiscent of former classic and heritage-based sect evidence. In contrast the Sunni gravestones imply grief and praise of the dependent of the deceased, all indicative of their profound sorrow for their loved ones. Here, the deceased sect traces are fainted by far compared with the former category although not entirely without any such hint. The identity of Shiite women are independent however the Sunni women in more case depend on their husband which reflect the openness and closeness of their society.

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Sayed Zahir Nazimi, Mohammad Sediq Sediqi, Kamran Hatifi. A sociolinguistics study of tombstones inscription of Shiite and Sunni of Afghanistan in Bamyan and Badghis provinces. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2020;2(2):34-42.
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