The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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One of his mureeds once wrote him a letter and, as we write "yours sincerely", "yours truly", he signed "faqir." Faqir means one who has renounced, one who is spiritual. Khwaja Moin-uddin Chishti read the letter and said, "Thank God, I have a mureed who is faqir, what I myself, all my life following this way, have not become." He answered the mureed saying, "I am very glad to read that you have become faqir." The mureed was much dismayed. He thought, "What have I done? I have written a very wrong thing." Faqir also means a humble person, which was what he meant.