This is the case of a legend told among the Sumata, one of the Jbala tribes of the western Rif Mountains in which both Tetouan and Chefchaouen are situated, which commemorates the remarkable deeds of one of their women.
It is at Dar Rati itself that the legend of the Sumata tribeswoman was recounted by Ahmed and Abdeslam El-Jamili.
It is said that when a tribe neighboring the Sumata asked him to come and teach them the true path, Sidi Mezouar himself could not go, but instead he sent them his son, who had just gotten married and was still 'arus (Moroccan Arabic for bridegroom); hence, they became known as Beni 'Arus.
This legend of the Sumata tribeswoman shows how she was able, in the Middle Ages, to make use of a military strategy worthy of an army general.
The protagonist in this tale resembles both Sayyida al-Hurra and the Sumata tribeswoman to the extent that she too manages to transgress the barriers separating what was traditionally considered a woman's domain from the domain more closely associated with men.
Thus the legend of the Sumata tribeswoman enables us to recognize the extent to which her strategic manipulation of the enemy of Sidi Mezouar, the religious sage whom she saves, contains significant Islamic reverberations.
Summary: SANAA: The two men are dressed in the same Yemeni fashion: a thawb (men's garment), a British-style blazer, and sumata (shawls) wrapped around their heads.
His earlocks tucked in out of sight under his sumata, one could easily have mistaken the rabbi for a Muslim Yemeni, something one takes for granted in this predominantly Muslim country.
Sex message joins an increasingly long list of exotically titled innovations including imekura (image clubs), sumata
(crotch play--an everything-but sex service designed to get around regulations banning intercourse in outlets) and "delivery health," or deliheru, a pizza-like business that dispatches a prostitute directly to your door for about [yen] 20,000 to [yen] 30,000.