Mouriddiyya, lan la? Esquisse sullo sviluppo di un transnazionalismo del lavoro fra Senegal e Italia

Muridiyya is one of the most important and powerful Sufi brotherhood in Senegal and has internationally taken the shape of a widespread transnational labour association. Indeed, work plays a strategic role within Mouride contexts, in which marabouts (the spiritual guides) and disciples are interdependent. This article develops a brief historical analysis of this Islamic brotherhood through three sections. The first, in which the author traces the origin and organisation of Muridiyya in Senegal. The second section analyses the first, structural change of the brotherhood from a rural to an urban reality, highlighting differences and similarities with its previous organization. In the last part, the author looks at how the brotherhood, in its transnational development, has been structured and adapted to the Italian context.