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Islam: Saints and Sacred Geographies: Bangladesh
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While there have been relatively few female saints in Bangladesh, a small number of women have been recognized as enjoying a special relationship with God or the Prophet Muhammad’s family, such as Bonbibi in the Sundarbans and Nadira and Shuli in Sylhet, with the latter two women both being living women saints. …

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Callan, Alyson, “Islam: Saints and Sacred Geographies: Bangladesh”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001456>
First published online: 2013

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