Waqfs and ṣūfī monasteries in the Ottoman pollicy of colonization: Sultān Selīm I's waqf of 1516 in favour of Dayr al-Asad

  title={Waqfs and ṣūfī monasteries in the Ottoman pollicy of colonization: Sultān Selīm I's waqf of 1516 in favour of Dayr al-Asad},
  author={Aharon Layish},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={61 - 89}
  • A. Layish
  • Published 1 February 1987
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
A folktale current among the inhabitants of Dayr al-Asad, a little village in Western Galiee on the Acre-Safad road, repors that in the early sixteenth century a Ṣufī shaykh named al-Asad was once travelling towards Safad, when he came upon some inhabitants of cha Christian village of al-Bi‘na, which then contained a monastery (dayr) and a Crusader church, and was insulted by them; moreover, while he was praying by the village spring, a lion (asad) appeared and devoured his donkey. Nething… 
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