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Sīdī Maḥmūd in history and myth

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert

Published in print September 1990 | ISBN: 9780198265382
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682889 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0010
Sīdī Maḥmūd in history and myth

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Sīdī Mahmūd was a historical figure in Aïr. His life conforms to patterns of sanctity within the Saharan and in the Maghribī, Islamic Tradition. This conclusion discusses the historicity of Sīdī Mahmūd and the element of the miraculous in his personality. It also highlights his legacy to the Sūfīsm of the southern Saharan regions.

Keywords: Sīdī Mahmūd; Aïr; Maghribī; miraculous; Sūfīsm

Chapter.  7161 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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