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He abode in Khum during twenty-eight years, but re-
moved in his latter days from the land of Iran into India :
he remained some time in Patna, where, in the year of the
Hegira 1027 (A. D. 1673), he took his flight from this lower
elementary abode to the sphere of the mansions on high.
Azizi observes : —



Kaiv^n was master of noble demonstrations and subtile
distinctions. One of the Moslem lawyers having asked him :
** Why dost thou forbid thy followers from eating flesh,
slaying animals, and injuring living creatures.'''* he thus
replied: ^* The seekers of God are named the peculiar people
of the heart; and the heart itself, the true Kaabah : there-
fore, what is an abomination in the sanctuary formed of
water and clay cannot a fortiori be suitable to the true
Kaabah : that is, the eating of animals and the slaughter of
living creatures.** A great man says: —




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