Sufism in the feminine form: the celibate Sufi who dedicated her life to science
Amina El Mestari
The Samalala tribe, formed by the three constituent tribes of Adawlatit, gave birth to many scholars, jurists, mystics, and mystics. It was known for its many scholarly and religious families, such as the Kursifi family, the Yaqubiyyah al-Dawziyyah, the Makdadiyah al-Talibiya, al-Masudiyyah, the Ikrariya, and the Wakakiyyah.
Al-Samlalia, the daughter of Muhammad bin Ali, whose honorable lineage ends with Wakak bin Zulu Al-Lamti, is not attributed to the region’s sheriffs who left a strong and kind impact due to what she described of knowledge, righteousness, piety and mysticism.
She was brought up in a family known for righteousness. Her father is a righteous, pious, Sufi man who planted in his daughter a love of knowledge and jurisprudence. The scholar, Sidi Abdullah bin Yaqoub and his sons, has many news among them…”.
Al-Wakakia is not attributed to the origin, from the Torit-Notoub roundabout. She was described as a hermit. She vowed her life to study and seclusion, and she did not marry and remained celibate until her death. She cared about farming and raising livestock, spending time caring for it, cultivating the land and harvesting the crop, and devoting another time to worship and seeking knowledge. .
She lived contentedly, righteous, Sufi, and grandmothers narrated stories, blessings and dignity about her, which made Al-Mukhtar Al-Susi mention her in his book.
One of the granddaughters of Sheikh Sidi Wakak is not attributed. She was one of God’s guardians and from the offspring of Wajj bin Zilwan. She was known for her worship and asceticism among the people of the region. She abounded in reverence and remembrance of God. She died in the year 1059 AH and was buried in the village of Alili, and historians mentioned that her stick and sole are located in a museum in the village of Asgarkis, which It includes a number of traces of the parents of mites.
There is an old school in the area that bears the name of Lalla At-Tazzi, next to her shrine, on the road linking Jemaa Adaousmalal and Tafraout via Tahala, in the Anzi district of Tiznit. , until it turned into a beacon of knowledge in the region, at a time when the date of its foundation was not known.
The school continues to play its role, with dozens of students graduating from it. It also hosts religious seasons that are attended by jurists and scholars, and is visited by women so much that they consider the guardian of the region a source of pride for the region and a spiritual leader.