Tespih ve Zikirmatik: İbadet Pratiklerinde Nesneler

This study elaborates on the materiality of prayer beads and their recent electronic versions – called tespih and zikirmatik in Turkish. Through an ethnography of worshipping practices and prayer rituals that focus on counting prayers with these tools, it elaborates on the orchestration and appropriation of a repertoire of products for the accomplishment of practices in general. It details the ways in which objects are foreseen, adapted, and modified by subjects to conduct their prayer practices deservedly. The study also shows that objects enable religious practice to diffuse into other everyday life practices. In this way, on the one hand prayer practices and mundane everyday practices get entangled and are reproduced, on the other hand, this contributes to a more fulfilled sense of worship.


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Citation Formats
D. Tönük Kruıthof, “Tespih ve Zikirmatik: İbadet Pratiklerinde Nesneler,” ViraVerita, pp. 127–145, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/69846.