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What is a Zawiya? An Answer From Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah

Mosque? Seminary? Sufi lodge? What exactly is a zawiya, and what is its function? Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah explains.

Take a tour of a  zawiya in Rosales, and listen to Dr. Umar and other attendees, explain the role of a zawiya, in the historical and modern contexts.

Some consider it a retreat, to spend time with other students and scholars. Some consider it the home that they never had. Others consider it a place of patience and gratitude. Yet others consider it a manifestation of God’s beauty

Yet they all agree on one thing; it’s a place that connects you to God.

Photo by Victor.

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