This line must in no way be stepped upon. ... the person behind him takes up a position near the skin and, bowing his head in salutation, passes in front of the skin to ... This ceremony was performed either to fulfil a condition set by a donator of a wakf [q. v. ] to the tekke, or for the sake of ... in appearance and in reality does not exist, and that he is nothing but an intermediary between God and the people.
|Title||:||The Encyclopaedia of Islam|
|Author||:||Clifford Edmund Bosworth|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 1989-01-01|