With its 350 million [(sic), perhaps 35 or 3.5 million?] followers spread in the five Continents, the Tariqa Tijaniya is a strong force for Sufism, as well as of Sharia and Sunnah.
Tijaniya delegations from the whole world met in Ain Mahdih, in an extraordinary spirit of religious fervour.
The colloquium focused on the message of Shaykh Ahmad At’Tijani Chérif (1737-1815), born in Ain Mahdih, in the region of Lakhouat, who taught a sufism founded on peace, brotherhood, and the adherence to Islamic law.
A panel, with Tijani Sheykh M. Ibrahima Ndoye, M. Abd al Hamid Chebchoub -algerian Ambassador in Senegal, President Samba Dieng and Abdul Aziz KéBé from the University of Dakar, was broadcast on Senegal’ and Algeria’ National Televisions.
This colloquium will be held every other year, and later every year, it was decided by the algerian Ambassador.