The message of
Islam was brought by the Prophet Muhammad in the Arabian city of
Makkah. He saw himself as God's messenger and taught that all human beings
equal in the sight of God. It is also believed by all Muslims that he was
the one who God sent the Qu'ran so that its word may be spread among the
masses. The Qu'ran is believed to be infallible and the
words of God.
Each shrine has a festival (urs) each year on the death anniversary of
the saint's death. The shrine then becomes a fairground, with musicians
playing traditional instruments and singers performing mystical folk songs
while dancers dance themselves in to a devotional frenzy. Trade fairs,
sports competitions and traditional martial arts also take place such as
fighting with daggers and riding.