The Encyclopaedia of Islam: MAHK-MID

The Encyclopaedia of Islam: MAHK-MID

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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 walcf [q.v.] to the lekke, or for the sake of ... in appearance and in reality does not exist, and that he is nothing but an intennediary between God and the people.

Title:The Encyclopaedia of Islam: MAHK-MID
Author:Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb
Publisher: - 1991


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