SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the difference between Chishti and suharwardi Silsilahs?
    1. Both the Chishti and Suharwardi believe in leading a life of poverty but Suharwardi are most wandering saints.
    2. The Chishti accepted the services of the states, whereas the Suharwardi preferred to keep aloof from state politics. Select the correct answer using the code given below in this context:

    A)  1 only 

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Suharwardi order entered India at about the same time, as the Chishtis, bit its activities were confined largely to the Punjab and Multan. The most well-known saints of the order were Shaikh Shihabuddin Suharwardi and Hamid-ud-Din Nagori. Unlike the Chishtis, the Suharwardi saints did not believe in leading a life of poverty. They accepted the service of the state, and some of them held important posts in the ecclesiastical department. The Chishtis, on the other hand, preferred to keep aloof from state politics and shunned the company of rulers and nobles. Nevertheless, both helped the rulers in their own way by creating a climate of opinion in which people belongs to different sects and religions could live in peace and harmony.

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