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Illustrations

1 Map of the places al-Wāsiṭī visited on his journey 26

2 The front of one of Wāsiṭ’s gates 28

3 Remains of Wāsiṭ 28

4 The current-day mosque that contains the Rifāʿī mausoleum in Umm ʿUbayda 45

5 The entrance to the mosque of Aḥmad al-Rifāʿī 45

6 The mausoleum of Aḥmad al-Rifāʿī 46

7 An Ottoman impression of Alexandria dating from 1525 72

8 Seventh/thirteenth-century Alexandria with the approximate location of the earliest Shādhilī convent 77

9 Remains of the northeastern corner tower of Alexandria’s walls 81

10 Diagram of the Shādhilī network 92

11 The great Muẓaffarī Mosque (a.k.a. Jāmiʿ al-Ḥanābila) in al-Ṣāliḥiyya, ­Damascus 163

12 Al-Madrasa al-ʿUmariyya in al-Ṣāliḥiyya, Damascus 163

13 On the left is the gate of Dār al-Ḥadīth al-Ashrafiyya al-Barrāniyya with al-Madrasa al-Murshidiyya to its right, in al-Ṣāliḥiyya, Damascus 164

14 Minaret of the Karīmī Mosque in the Qubaybāt quarter of Damascus 164

15 The gate of Dār al-Ḥadīth al-Ashrafiyya in the old city of Damascus 165

16 The remains of the carved miḥrāb of Dār al-Ḥadīth al-Nūriyya in the old city of Damascus 165

17 The gate of al-Madrasa al-Mismāriyya in the old city of Damascus 166

18 The minaret of al-Madrasa al-Mismāriyya in the old city of Damascus 166

19 Map of Mamluk Damascus with the mosques and madrasas ran and/or attended by traditionalists 167

20 A schematic representation of al-Wāsiṭī’s traditionalist Sufi cosmology 213

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