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By V. S. Naipaul

Naipaul's arguable account of his travels in the course of the Islamic global used to be hailed by means of the hot Republic as "the so much amazing paintings on modern Islam to have seemed in a truly lengthy time."

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They distributed leaflets and engaged in outreach (dawa). “We gave our lives to this”: they would work feverishly to find housing for others coming for weekend camps, sometimes two to three thousand young people at a time. From thinking of themselves as British Pakistanis, they now saw themselves as members of the global umma, the Islamic community. These were years when many young British Muslims were making the same readjustment in their sense of who they were. The year 1989 was pivotal, signaled most visibly in Britain by the burning in Bradford of Salmon Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and the “death sentence” proclaimed against Rushdie by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Often the two existed next to each other. One of the most important shrines (dargah) is in Ajmer, a city in India’s northwestern province of Rajasthan. Ajmer’s thirteenth-­century Dargah Sharif shrine is the holy tomb of the saint Muʿin al-­din Chishti, the apical saint of the Chishtiyyah order’s spiritual genealogy. The site is visited by Hindus as well as Muslims. This shrine also illustrates the imbrications of Sufi shrines with temporal rule. Dargah Sharif first became important in the sixteenth century when the Mughal emperor Akbar began to visit the tomb.

At first the school officials had tried to allow only pupils from Deobandi families to attend, or at least to keep out children whose parents were part of the main competing religious orientation, the Barelvi Sufis. But such a policy would have been in violation of English law, 26 • Chapter 3 and eventually they abandoned it. 2 We continued our tour of Muslim Leicester and arrived at the Barelvi Sufi mosque, physically the largest mosque in town but with not quite as many worshippers as its Deobandi counterpart.

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