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Islam: Saints and Sacred Geographies: China
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The way in which women have embraced Sufism has varied throughout the world. In some Sufi communities, women were united with men during the ceremonies, while in others they had their own circles, separate from men. Some women devoted themselves to following an ascetic lifestyle, while others chose to become benefactors to their communities, fosteri…

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Tiffany Cone, “Islam: Saints and Sacred Geographies: China”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002042>
First published online: 2016

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