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The Qādiriyya Ṭarīqa
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The Qādiriyya ṭarīqa, understood as a spiritual affiliation, is by far the most widespread ṭarīqa in the Sudan. However, by contrast with the new brotherhoods that entered the Sudan in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, it possessed no organisational unity.

However, in the nineteenth century, a number of teachers arose who established centres propagating a more structured form of the Qādiriyya, which may be called a reformed Qādiriyya tradition.

Qādiriyya ʿArakiyya

Ibrāhīm b. al-Amīn…

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“The Qādiriyya Ṭarīqa”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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