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Protein Information Resource

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Passive Infra Red

Governmental » Military

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Parents In Room

Internet » Chat

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Police Initial Recruitment

Governmental » Police

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Portland International Raceway

Community » Sports

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Program Information Report

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Pupil Instruction Related

Community » Educational

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Problem Identification Report

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Pier 1 Imports, Inc.

Business » NYSE Symbols

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Phoenix International Raceway

Community » Sports

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Post-Implementation Review

Governmental » Military

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Priority Intelligence Requirements

Governmental » Military

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Pass In Review

Governmental » Military

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Pile Installation Recorder

Business » Products

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Police Initial Recruitment test

Governmental » Police

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Periodic Interest Rate

Academic & Science » Mathematics

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Para Infantry Regiment

Governmental » Military

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Priority Information Requirement

Governmental » Military

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Processor Information ROM (Read-Only Memory)

Computing » Hardware

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Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad Incorporated

Regional » Railroads

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Pierre, South Dakota USA

Regional » Airport Codes

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Priority Information Report

Computing » Security

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Primary Image Record

Governmental » Military

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Pieuse Innovation De Registres

International » French

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Principia Internet Radio

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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What does PIR mean?

Pir
Pir or Peer is a title for a Sufi master equally used in the nath tradition. They are also referred to as a Hazrat or Shaikh, which is Arabic for Old Man. The title is often translated into English as "saint" and could be interpreted as "Elder". In Sufism a Pir's role is to guide and instruct his disciples on the Sufi path. This is often done by general lessons and individual guidance. Other words that refer to a Pir include, Murshid, Sheikh and Sarkar. The title Peer Baba is common in hindustani used to give a salutation to Sufi masters or similarly honored persons. After their death people bow their head on their tombs. The path of Sufism starts when a student takes an oath of allegiance with a teacher called Bai'ath or Bay'ah. After that, the student is called a Murid. A Pir usually has authorizations to be a teacher for one Tariqahs. A Tariqah may have more than one Pir at a time. A Pir is accorded that status by his Shaikh by way of Khilafat or Khilafah. Khilafat is the process in which a Shaikh identifies one of his disciples as his successor. A Pir can have more than one khalifah.

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