Hmm.. what's in the pipe??
Arabia be up there to throw money to rid Islam of this!
Destruction and annihilation of mystic practices at Sufi Tombs is the cornerstone strategy of Wahhabism:
The Unitarian concept of Abdul Wahab was that the only stone a Muslim can use as an intercession is the Black Stone of Kaaba [/central shrine or idol ~ pre-Islamic that must have been the Allah stone ~ to which every Muslim must pray everyday - a stone forms the center of Islamic worship!!], whereas all other shrines and mausoleums are considered to be ungodly. But here, in the subcontinent and Far East, the population had a natural tendency and adoration towards shrines and saints due to Hindu and Buddhist backgrounds. It was expressed through their great love for music, an art form that had divine connotations to sing devotional paeans in an opium-induced trance. So what was part of a culture became part of the religion. It may have not been something prescribed by the Prophet [he did it pre-Islamic Arabian practise are all over Islam], but sans tradition, the evolution would be different. Now changing these people by force to the “desert” version of Islam [Islam and laws are almost entirely about life in the desert ~ if you kill a man ~ you should take the family a camel, burying the body the next day because of the heat] is a very big challenge and Taliban realizes that the only way they can do it is through bloodshed, terror and senseless killing like we witnessed in Data Darbar. [+]