The Esoteric dimension in the Faith of Islam

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I have copied my comments I made in the following article:

http://simerg.com/literary-readings/literary-reading-in-ismaili-ginanic-literature-prophet-muhammad-is-symbol-of-moon-light-a-mercy-to-all-nations-and-intercessor/#comment-2787

This article gives us an insight as to how in the sub-continent of India, in this context Gujarat, Pirs came using the skill of Social Anthropologists of today, of living and becoming participant observers of the society that they selected for their study! They came to spread the new religious fervour or philosophy of Islam as their mission. Firstly, even though they came from Farsi-speaking Sehentardip the Persian peninsula, into Jampudip India, they learnt the language and used the existing tool of poetry sung in the form of Garbi and large volumes like Salokos as cited in this article. The society was submerged in the shadow of ignorance and in the complexity of ancient Hinduism. They emphasised the light of Islam spreading ‘taweel’ or the essence, not ‘tanzil’ or dogmatic and traditional practice of this great world religion…

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