Attack on Sufi shrines

Balancing the conflict between religious tolerance v. conformity to religious orthodoxy has been a continuing controversy around the world. As you study the role of Sufism during the reign of the Mughals from Babur through Akbar to Aurangzeb please keep in mind that current religious conflicts have historical roots that go back to the Mughal era

Unfortunately in the last year, there have been two recent violent episodes that have targeted Sufi Muslims. Here are news items covering attacks on Sufi shrines in Pakistan and Egypt.

The next news item covers an attack in Pakistan in October.

Here’s another from Pakistan in February.

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