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SUFISM

At a time when religious extremism has engulfed various Muslim societies struggling for their political rights, Kashmir has a completely different experience. Faith has a consoling effect rather than violent manifestation in this Himalayan region where a separatist struggle against India has already consumed thousands of people. The Sufi influence has turned the experience of its people with the religion unique. Thousand visit shrines every day bring sanity into their lives and private moments in a spiritual place bring calm into their traumatic lives. In fact, faith has become a healing tool and Sufi shrines have become centers of psychological cure.