Zawiyat Al-Shadhiliyya (2017)

Holy Places brings you to Zawiyat al-Shaziliyya in Akko. As we have seen in our previous episodes, Akko's strategic location has sparked the lust of the major regional powers for centuries.... See full synopsis »

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Yanai Arfi

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Holy Places brings you to Zawiyat al-Shaziliyya in Akko. As we have seen in our previous episodes, Akko's strategic location has sparked the lust of the major regional powers for centuries. Indeed, being at the crossroads of the great ancient trade routes and of the three biggest monotheistic faiths, this port contains a tremendous religious heritage. To understand this beautiful site's name, Zawiyat al Shaziliyya, one must first grasp the foundations and religious currents at its origin. First of all, what is a Zawiya? A Zawiya is not a mosque in the ordinary sense of the term. It is rather a religious complex that in addition to containing a mosque has facilities to allow faithful to study, pray, eat, and even sleep at night. It is thus a place of retreat, and of communion, for the followers of Sufism. It has been so for centuries as evidenced by the fact that the founding members of the Sufi brotherhood are buried here. A Zawiya is therefore a community center that is both ...

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USA

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English | French | Spanish

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1 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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