Citation for Faqir

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"Faqir." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. May 17, 2022. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e614>.

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"Faqir." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e614 (accessed May 17, 2022).

Faqir

Poor one. Term that describes the tendency of many Sufis to live a poor or mendicant lifestyle. Used by Sufis to refer to one who is in need of God. Also a general term for dervish. Sometimes used to describe a Sufi leader or one who practices the Sufi way, carrying out rituals of the Sufi order. Can mean “spiritual slave.” General term used throughout the Islamic world but often is imprecise in meaning. Loosely used in the Eastern Islamic world to describe wandering Sufis. Historically, faqirs have fulfilled a missionary role in spreading Islam.

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