Major Sufi Shrines

  • Andrew Petersen
Part of the Heritage Studies in the Muslim World book series (HSMW)


This chapter discusses the development of Sufism in the Islamic world and also its growth within Palestine. The chapter includes a case study of the Qadiriyya order of Sufis and shows how they established a network of shrines and festivals in central Palestine. In addition to relatively literate and well-documented shrines, there were also shrines such as Dayr al-Shaykh which are only known through local history but which nevertheless had a significant presence within the Palestinian landscape. The final part of the chapter describes shrines associated with the Yashrutiyya order in Acre during the early nineteenth century.


Sufism Dayr al-Shaykh Acre 


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  • Andrew Petersen
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  1. 1.University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidCeredigionUK

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