A quiet, idyllic village just minutes from the Torkham border with Pakistan. We came here in search of the remains of a historic college built by Akhund Musa Khan Batikoti, a 17th century theologian and mystic, and spent an afternoon collecting oral histories from the rish-safedan (lit. white beards, meaning elders). The Akhund was student of Khwaja Muhammmad Mas'um in Sirhind in North India. (ref. Rawzat al-Qayyumiyya v. II; Maqamat-e Ma'sumi)

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Keywords:Nangarhar, Shinwari