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preacher like Sib† ibn al-Jawz, we understand what was it that made majålis al-wa into major communal events, with the capacity to draw Muslims of limited education and lower social strata with members of the military ruling elite, as well as the religious and administrative elite. Sib† ibn al-Jawz and some of his colleagues could build up social solidarity and political unity, at least momentarily. They also played an important role in mobilizing rulers and enlisting citizens to the common cause of the counter-crusade, emphasizing its religious dimension, and placing it within the more comprehensive ideology of iªyå al-sunna. Themes of renewal through personal penance (tawba), and through the collective revivication of the Sunna, were also combined into these addresses.

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