From the album Modern Miracles

At the Moulid Abu al-Hasan ash-Shadhili devotees climb the nearby Mount Humaithera and build a pyramid of stones as a promise that they will return. They ask God to send them to Mecca, to get married, or they request things such as a house. Six months after the moulid I visited the Rifa’i Tariqa in Dishna and met one of the men who had built a pyramid on Mount Humaithera. He had asked for a house was now actually building his new house.