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Dahiratoul Moustarchidina wal Moustarchidaty

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Author(s): Samson-Ndaw, Fabienne
The Dahiratoul Moustarchidina wal Moustarchidaty (Ar., dāʾirat al-mustarshidīna wa-l-mustarshidāti, lit., the circle of those men and women who follow the straight path) is a Senegalese Islamic movement that originated in the Tijāniyya (a Ṣūfī order founded in Tlemcen, Algeria, in 1195/1781 by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Tījānī, d. 1815, who had a great influence on North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa). Created in the 1970s in Tivaouane (Wolof, Tiwawane), a city in western Senegal, near Thiès, and in the Tījānī zāwiya (Ṣūfī lodge) of the Sy family of marabouts, it was originally…
Date: 2021-07-19