Dec 12, 2004 07:27 PM
by Andrew Smith
Encyclopædia Britannica Article
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"Loosely organized group of wandering Muslim dervishes who form an “irregular” (bi-shar') or antinomian Sufi mystical order. The Qalandariyah seemto have arisen from the earlier Malamatiyah in Central Asia and exhibited Buddhist and perhaps Hindu influences. The adherents of the order were notorious for their contempt for the norms of Muslim society, and their use of drugs."
Andrew William Smith, F.T.S., M.A.
Qalandar: Al-Hallaj Kabir Ali
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