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My New Article on the Tijaniyya and Al-Azhar in JAAR

The Journal of the American Academy of Religion has published my article on the relationship between the Tijaniyya Sufi brotherhood, particularly the community of Ibrahim Niasse (1900-1975), and Egypt’s Al-Azhar University. You can find the abstract here.
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