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Gerasimov I. V. Sacred gifts and symbols in Sudan brotherhoods (the Qadiriyya brotherhood in the town of al-Aylafun) // Seminar: Heraldry as an auxiliary historical discipline. St. Petersburg: The state Hermitage museum, 2017. P. 17—23.


In February 2015 the participants of the field trip to the Republic of Sudan visited one of the country’s oldest spiritual centres, the town of al-Aylafun (‘al-‘īlafūn) located on the east bank of the Blue Nile about thirty kilometres south-east of Khartoum. The road leading south features a traffic sign pointing the direction of al-Aylafun which names the holy men whose qubbas are located in al-Aylafun...

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