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
On September 25–26, 2017, the International conference Armenia and the Middle East: Written Heritage from Manuscripts to the Internet dedicated to the memory of Karen N. Yuzbashyan (1927–2009) will be held in St. Petersburg.