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Hazrat Sheikh Ahmed Ar-Rifai (1118-1182) was a Sufi master and saint. He founded the Rifai Sufi order.

He was born in the Hasen region of Iraq. He died and was buried in Northern Iraq near Tal Afar. His shrine is respected by most Muslims, Shia or Sunni. However, in 2014, this shrine was destroyed by the ISIS terrorists


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