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(from the article `Islmic world`) ...suffering on themselves to identify with their martyrs of old, listened to sermons, and recited appropriate elegiac poetry. In later afavid times ... ...instruments, inflicting wounds on their bodies. This passion motive has also influenced the Sunn masses in Afghanistan and the Indian ... Quite d...
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