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Celebrating the Prophet's birthday, a sheikh preaches to members of his tariqa (sufi order), pictured in Shendi, Sudan, on Thursday, March 29, 2007. Sufism plays an important role in Sudan, sufis believe a mystical path exists by which to reach God, something which has led orthodox Islam to proclaim Sufi practices heretical.
Celebrating the Prophet's birthday, a sheikh preaches to members of his tariqa (sufi order), pictured in Shendi, Sudan, on Thursday, March 29, 2007. Sufism plays an important role in Sudan, sufis believe a mystical path exists by which to reach God, something which has led orthodox Islam to proclaim Sufi practices heretical.
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