Vocal performance by Al-Marashi (Al-Sajagli)


  • Saba Fareed barto Presidency of the University of Babylon - Babylon Center for Cultural and Historical Studies


vocal performance, marashi, voice, breath, loudness and whispering, intensity and softness


In my research, I dealt with the vocal performance of Marashi due to the wide culture that this scholar enjoys, and a deep understanding of the truth of the voice. His vocal analyzes were completely consistent with what scientists have reached in the modern era, despite his reliance on self-observation, but his results were amazing. He was a pioneer in many of his affairs, and a developer of many of his concepts.

    Al -Marashi is a jurist Hanafi from the scholars, a participant in the knowledge of his time from the people of Marash, who is attracted to him, and in which we grew up and learn the sciences in the first stages of his life, two of them are on the authority of Sajali Zada, for everyone who translated for him, what is indicated by him, which indicates that he has reached and collect it. He undertook a study trip with which he met Sheikh Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi in Damascus, and he practiced Sufism at his hands. Then he returned to Marash, where he had a seminar to teach students. His life was characterized by being full of writing until the end of his life, and the works he left behind testify to his activity and high aspiration in this field. Lots of books and letters.

    Al-Marashi followed a scientific methodology based on experiment and extrapolation, through which he reached new facts in phonetic studies, because he knew the reality of the pronunciation process, and realized the basic elements that make up linguistic sounds, and he is also the most clear of later scholars in discerning the relationship between the soul and the sound, through his access Until speech occurs with the breath, which is the cornerstone of the sound, that is, with the exhalation coming out of the lungs, and vice versa, the sound is ugly. And the most clear scholars of his time to clarify the relationship between loudness and whispering and the intensity and softness. He also pointed out an important issue, which is the issue of time, that is, the time required for the processes of confinement in the hard and the flow in the soft, as the hard is temporary and does not require time, while the soft is temporal and requires more time for its flow, and this is what the hadith scholars have drawn attention to.