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khanaqah

khanaqah. A hostel for Muslim mystics (Sufis), usually in the form of a court with individual cells around three sides of the perimeter, with an assembly-hall on the fourth (qibla) side. An example is in the complex of Baybars al-Jashankir, Cairo (early C14). At the shrine of Char Bakr, near Bukhara (1559–69), the khanaqah is placed between the mosque and the madrasa, linking them in one grand architectural ensemble.

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Blair & and Bloom (1994);
Jane Turner (1996)

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Khanaqah

Khanaqah (assembly place of derwishes; Fitzgerald's tavern): see OMAR KHAYYAM.

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