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Monday, November 21, 2016
Senegalese trek to Muslim Holy City of Touba in honor of Cheikh Amadou Bamba. For some, Touba is more sacred than Mecca!
Magal in Touba: Senegalese trek to Muslim festival
21 November 2016
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims descended on Senegal's holy city of Touba for the annual Magal festival over the weekend.
Magal is a holy day for the Mouride sect, which overwhelmingly
practises a moderate Sufi version of Islam, emphasising the power of
hard work. It is marked by travel over long distances, feasting and
expressions of brotherly love.
The Baye Fall - a sub-sect of the Mourides - are
known for their patchwork clothes and dreadlocks. Some also drink
alcohol and smoke marijuana, and don't fast during Ramadan, unlike most
Muslims. Nigguh Muslims! lol