Girdle

Posted on 04/01/2012 by marina

GIRDLE Arabic nitaq نطاق
Amongst the Bakhtashis and several other orders of faqirs, investiture with a girdle is the sign of the incorporation into the order. The Bakhtashis say that Adam was the first to wear the girdle worn by them, and after him, fifteen other prophets wore it in succession, vic. Seth, Noah, Shu’aib, Job, Joseph, Abraham, Husha’, Yusha’, Jirjis, Jonas, Salih, Zakariah, al-Khir, Ilyas, and Jesus. (Brown’s Dervishes, p 145.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam