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Cell in Sufi hospice (zawiyah or khanaqah) used for individual meditation, contemplation, and lodging. Usually located along the sides of a central courtyard and close to the mosque area. Adherents of many orders are required to engage in periodic individual retreats in these cells as part of their personal spiritual journey.

See also Khalwah

Subjects: Islam.

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