Shri Ismail is seen standing beside the portrait of Shri Kripananda Variar.
Also, in Sufi tradition, sandalwood paste is applied on the Sufi’s grave by the disciples as a mark of devotion. It is practiced particularly among the Indian subcontinent disciples. In the Tamil culture irrespective of religious identity, sandalwood paste or powder is applied to the graves of Sufis as a mark of devotion and respect.
Jyothi Prabhu says: "I was in Kanchi a few years back standing in Ambal's Sannidhanam in Gayatri Mandapam in Kanchi Kamakshi Amman temple, when my mother pointed at two ladies standing by the barrier looking at HER. They were dressed very well, costly saree, lots of gold, toe rings, thali (wedding mangalasutra) but no Pottu! (bindi). My mother told me could be muslim ladies. I could not resist and asked them if they were Muslims and if so why they were there...
Please note I told the ladies, Muslims believe only in nirguna form of worship and why were they even visiting a temple. One of them just said, "Avvo, Amma ileya....nanga yella kolandey.....She is Mother is it not, we are all Her Children"! Can you even reply back... Kamakshi Sharanam Sharanam!"