Senegal – Mystic leader

Disciples of the Marabout Serigne Touba Khouma in Porokhane prepare big quantities of Thiebou Yap, a traditional dish with rice and lamb, in order to cater for a large number of guests during the Magal of Mame Diarra. This pilgrimage takes place in the village where Mame Diarra Bousso Sokhna (1833-1866), the mother of Cheikh Amadou Bamba, is buried. At her mausoleum thousands of believers gather once a year. Food and the principle of sharing plays an important role in Senegalese Sufism. Everyone who goes on a pilgrimage receives free food and accommodation. In return the pilgrims should make a contribution to the community within their means, may it be a chicken, a mutton or a cow.

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