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    Khirqah

    Sufi patched cloak symbolizing initiation into the Sufi way. Symbol of the Sufi shaykh's authority over the disciple and the disciple's vow of obedience to the rules of the order. Conferred when a Sufi is received into the order. Also symbolizes silsilah, or the chain of transmission of the order, as well as the order itself.

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