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Tangled Prayers: At the entrance to the shrine of Makdoom Sahib, another Sufi saint, hundreds of wish-threads greet one. What does one ask for? A spouse, a son, a first in exam, a cure…the stuff of ordinary heartbreak; many ask for an end to blood-shed, for freedom. Both Muslims and Hindus tie such threads. Can one’s thread be located? An unwritten sanction: one unties just any thread. Perhaps the boy is stubborn and will keep looking for his specific one.
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