while very often allowing him to enjoy worldly success. This is achieved through a lengthy socialization process that spans a period of time ranging from twelve years to a lifetime. This socialization process is very painful, and some disciples (murids) run away. Most, however, remain bound to their pir, by their vow of allegiance to him, the pir’s friendliness, sympathy, material, magical and psychological assistance, and when that is not enough, fear of his
of interest to scholars of Islam, Indian history and sociology, Sufi thought and the place of religion in the modern world.
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