Dosa Sword

From the album Modern Miracles

The Rifa’i Tariqa from Dishna performs a ritual known as "dosa" at the Moulid Abu al-Hasan ash-Shadhili. Followers put a sword on their neck and a leader stands on top of them. If the follower is impure and does not fear God, the sword will cut his neck. Another similar ritual is putting a long skewer inside the mouth and piercing the cheek. When done by pure men, no blood is drawn.