'It is made up of special herbs only available in Paris,' said Mr Marabout
The Orders are hierarchically arranged, and at the local level they are organized around religious authorities known as marabouts
. Funds for the Orders are raised from religious taxes and donations, proceeds from cash crops, commercial enterprises, and school fees.
Villalon defines it as the "unquestioned unit of religious allegiance for groups of a marabout
's disciples in a given locale" (p.
The practice of istikhara consists of reciting a special prayer while waiting for a dream to bring a response and sleeping beside the tomb of a Muslim cleric (aneslem, which is often translated as marabout
Its carries the name of the marabout
Sisi Abi Saadoun.
Most wear a talisman made by a marabout
or holy man to guard against evil spirits but, until recently, their lives were more seriously threatened by unclean water.
(13) Also, Lat Dior's mother, Ngone Latir and Lingueer Yaasin Bubu were very popular in the Marabout
wars in Kajoor.
The contrast is not favorable to the Wolof: "Our demokaraasie is to do what the marabout