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Muslims and Christians in the Bulgarian Rhodopes. by Magdalena Lubanska

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3 Komshuluk (Good Relations Between Neighbours) and Ressentiment Against Members of a Different Religion

Narrated ‘A’ishah:

I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have two neighbours and would like to know to which of them I should give presents.” He replied, “To the one whose door is nearer to you.”

(al-Bukhari Hadith157 3:460)

3.1  Komshuluk as a Cultural Strategy of Peaceful Coxistence

This chapter examines the relations between Bulgarian-speaking Muslims and their Orthodox Christian neighbours within the framework of two prevalent narratives concerning non-coreligionist neighbours. One narrative focuses on komshuluk158, good relations between neighbours and in doing so reflects a cultural strategy developed by the local community; the other reflects ...

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