Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Strings that tie the Mystics of the Indian Subcontinent

by Ali Hammad Not just the strings of commonality of ideas but strings of the musical instruments of the Indian subcontinent tie its mystics, be they Sufi, Yogi, Buddhist, or Sikh. Sufis found arts—poetry, music, dance—conducive to a mystic state … Continue reading

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What is Sufism? Part 2: Love of God

by Navid Zaidi How can man be liberated from the bondage of mind and matter? The only way to break these chains is to have a more powerful attachment. That is love of God. A true lover of God becomes … Continue reading

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The London Murder: What Does a Sufi Student Think?

by Modaser Shah From time to time, one has to descend from the ethereal flights of imaginative thought into the rough and tumble of actual life and messy reality. What do Muslims think about this brutal murder in broad daylight … Continue reading

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Personality and the World of Technology

By Navid Zaidi ‘If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects’……Albert Einstein ستاروں  سے  آگے  جہاں  اور  بهی  هیں ابهی  عشق  کے  امتحاں  اور  بهی  هیں ‘Other worlds exist beyond … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: In the Background (A photo and a thought)

by Ali Hammad Beauty is not always on the surface or in the center. Photo and message by Ali Hammad

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Repplier)

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”        …. Agnes Repplier (American essayist) Contributed by Kamran Zafar

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The Boatmen Around Us

by Navid Zaidi کوڈی دمڑی پلے نہ کائی پار ونجن نوں میں سدھرائی نال ملاحاں دے نہیں اشنائی جھیڑاں کراں وللیاں تانگھ ماہی دی جلی آں I have no hard cash on me, I am penniless Still I am eager … Continue reading

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