Type of Spiritual Experience
Hufaidh is a mythical island in the marshes of southern Iraq, believed to exist by the Madan or Marsh Arabs. Thus Haifaidh is more correctly an example island rather than a palace, but the descriptions of the island indicate it also has a number of palaces……..
A description of the experience
The Marsh Arabs - Wilfrid Thesiger
……….”on it are palaces, and palm trees and gardens of pomegranates, and the buffaloes are bigger than ours. But no one knows exactly where it is... anyone who sees Hufaidh is bewitched, and afterwards no one can understand his words...They say the Jinns can hide the island from anyone who comes near it”