UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements regarding Sufi Movement.
    1. Chishti and Subarawardi Silsilahs were Sufi orders of 'Be-shara' division.
    2. Ba-shara division were those who followed the Islamic Law (Sharia).
    3. Farid-ud-Din was of Be-shara division, whose some of the verses were quoted in the Adi-Granth of the Sikhs.
    4. Activities of Suharawardi were mainly limited to Punjab and Multan.
    Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

    A)  2 and 4           

    B)  1, 2 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  1 and 3

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Sufi order were broadly divided into Ba-shara and Be-shara Ba-shara followed the Islamic law which Be-shara was not bound to it. Chishti and Suharawardi Silsilahs were Sufi orders of 'Ba-shara' division. Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti and his disciples Bhakhtiyar Kaki and Farid-ud-Din Ganj-i-Shakar were of Chishti order. Farid-ud-Din Gan i-Shakar's outlook was so humane that some of his verses were included in Adi-Granth of the Sikhs, Suharawardi order entered India at the same time as Chishtis and confined their activities mainly into Punjab and Multan.          

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