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Takyas, on the other hand, provided meeting places for Sufis, devout Muslims, and dervishes, to practice religious recitals \"Thikir\" and hold dervish dances in a special hall called \"Sama-Khana\".  There were two such takyas in the citadel, the oldest of which belonged to Sheikh Sharif and followed the \"Qadiriya Tariqa\" and held its activities every Monday and Friday. The other belonged to Haj Mulla Khidhir al-Telafari also followed the \"Qadiriya Tariqa\". Both takyas have disappeared and can only be identified by their domed roofs from early 20th Century vertical photographs.



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