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Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger DesertSidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr$
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H. T. Norris

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198265382

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.001.0001

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Sīdī Maḥmūd in history and myth

Sīdī Maḥmūd in history and myth

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(p.150) Conclusion Sīdī Maḥmūd in history and myth
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Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert
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H. T. Norris

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0010

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

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