Mahmoud Yakut

Mahmoud Yakut © 2013

Living with the dead
Hamad Al-Neel, Omdurman, Sudan. A vast graveyard where a great holy man was buried, at his burial site a mosque was built. This place became the headquarters of the Qadiriya order, a well-known Sufi group. They and their admirers gather every Thursday afternoon to perform these exotic dance and ritual. A local market is held, people dance and pray, the graveyard suddenly become so alive. It seems like these people live with the dead and the dead get alive with them and death becomes a part of their life, they do not fear it or panic from it.